Ride Blast

October 27, 2023

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Important School-Wide Dates:


31 – Pink Out Day


7 - No School

8 - Kindergarten Field Trip

13 - Author Visit

16 - Fall into Fitness 3-5 pm

19 - Spirit Event - Kendra Scott 12-2 pm

21 - Spirit Day - Kanga's Indoor Playground plus Nerf Battle

Message from the Principal

Hello Ride Parents,

As you know, early voting began this week. We are encouraging all members of our community to BE VOTERS and let their voices be heard. Four propositions for Conroe ISD’s Bond 2023 are on the November 7th ballot. If you have not had the opportunity to learn about Bond 2023, you can watch a presentation from Dr. Null and view details about each proposition at https://www.conroeisd.net/bond/For anyone unable to vote during the week, early voting locations are also open on Saturday, October 28, from 8-5.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Megan Burnham

#See the Good in All Things


The Conroe ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to put four propositions on the November 7th ballot for a bond referendum. If voters approve Prop A and any combination of Props B, C, and/or D on November 7, there is a 2-cent anticipated tax rate increase to Conroe ISD residents in 2024-2025. Leading up to Election Day, you will continue to receive factual information about the upcoming bond. To learn more about Bond 2023, please visit www.conroeisd.net/bond or follow us on social media.

Skating Fundraiser Sign up

The skating unit is quickly approaching in PE! Volunteers are needed to help children locate their pre-ordered skate size, "gear up" for safety, and overcome frustrations while developing tenacity. Ms. Hodge and Mr. Hernandez will teach all the students. Volunteers will help reinforce the skills and support students one-on-one.

Please sign up to enjoy supporting students as they learn skating skills in PE!

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Automated Library Notifications

Conroe ISD Library Services enabled daily email notifications, so you are informed of the items checked out by your student. Daily emails will list the item(s) currently checked out. If the book(s) your student selected is not a good fit, please have your student return it to the campus library and choose a new title. If you have questions about the book(s), please contact the school librarian. Notifications for these daily messages can be managed in Parent Access Center (PAC). If you don’t have a PAC account, you will need to register for one to access the email settings. You can also view the item(s) your student checked out by logging in to Destiny Discover through your student's SSO account. You can further manage your student’s access to library materials by completing the Library Access Form found on the Library Services website along with viewing other helpful information. Please do not reply to this email as it comes from an unmonitored email account.

Gifted and Talented Testing

Referral requests are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January, referral requests are accepted at this time. Referral requests can be made by the parents and/or campus staff. It is recommended that parents of 2 nd grade students wait until CogAT scores have arrived before nominating their child because CogAT scores are part of the GT assessment. If you are interested in referring your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher. Referrals will be accepted October 2- December 15, 2023. You may request a referral form from the front office or the Assistant Principal. You can also find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage. Spring Testing window is January 22nd -26th

Please see below for all the PTO information

Thank You

A big THANKS to Spring Creek Barbeque and all the teachers, parents and students for making this a successful event!!! We met our goal with student attendance at 17% so Spring Creek BBQ will donate 20% of all sales that night to the PTO! Yay! Way to go!

Support our College Park High School Cheerleaders

Please click on picture below to see all the vendors available to win a raffle.

Accessing RideTechnology at Home

Parent tutorial videos to show parents how to access some of our technology at home that was shared at Parent Info Night. Access Ride Technology

Lunch Sign-Up

Due to limited seating in the cafeteria, we are offering two options for lunch signups. You will have the opportunity to sign up to eat in the cafeteria with your child or outside in our gazebo/picnic table area. You will not be able to change locations after signup is complete. If you sign up to eat outside and it rains, you will be unable to move into the building due to limited seating. You may sign up for another day/time.

Each slot is available for two adults and the child you are eating lunch with..

Please see the schedule below for designated grade level lunch visitor’s days. Make sure that you sign up under the correct time slot for your child’s lunchtime. Each student may have two visitors every 3-4 weeks.This ensures every parent has an opportunity to sign up. Remember to bring a valid id when you visit the building.

Due to limited seating in the cafeteria, we are asking all parents with small children to eat outside in the gazebo area.

Lunch Sign-Up

Lunch Schedule:

Kindergarten/Second Grade 11:45-12:15

ECSE/Prekindergarten 11:55-12:25

First Grade 12:15-1245

Third/Fourth Grade 12:30-1:00

Visitation Days:

Monday: Kinder, 1st, 2nd

Tuesday: ECSE, PreK, 3rd, 4th

Wednesday: Kinder, 1st, 2nd

Thursday: ECSE, PreK, 3rd, 4th

Friday: Any Grade Level

What Can Families Do to Improve Attendance?

Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college and at work.

What you can do:

  • Avoid scheduling vacations when school is in session. They are considered unexcused absences.
  • Build regular routines for bedtime and the morning
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before
  • Talk about the importance of regular attendance and about how your child feels about school
  • Don’t permit missing school unless your child is truly sick. Use a thermometer to check for a fever. Remember that stomach aches and headaches may be signs of anxiety.
  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to help your child feel comfortable and excited about learning.
  • Avoid medical appointments when school is in session.
  • Keep a chart recording your child’s attendance at home. At the end of the week, talk with your child about what you see.
  • Develop back up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Ask a family member, neighbor or another parent for help.
  • Seek support from school staff or community groups to help with transportation, health problems, or no safe path to school.

Sally K. Ride House System

Child Nutrition

Child Nutrition Resources

  • Apply Online for Free and Reduced Meals
  • Prepay or Check Balances for School Meals

What's for Lunch and Breakfast

Special Education Parent Resource Newsletter

Our Special Education Parent Resource Center has a Back to School Newsletter linked below which could be very helpful for the upcoming year!


Ride Grade Level Newsletters

2023-2024 School Calendar

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Office 365

Below is the PDF link to instructions on how to install your Office 365 account.

Each CISD student has five FREE copies available for their use on various devices.

Volunteer at Ride or any CISD School

We value the contributions you make to Ride to support our outstanding students, teachers, and programs. It is our goal to provide a safe environment for our students and visitors. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the Volunteer Application. This includes working in the classroom, reading to students, working in the library, etc..

CISD Volunteer Application

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Ride's Social Media

Do you follow Ride Elementary on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter?

Facebook: Ride Elementary, Conroe ISD

Instagram: @ridecisd

Twitter: @RideCISD

Get Connected!

Stay in touch with CISD by downloading our new mobile app!

Download the app on your mobile device today and select ‘yes’ to receive push notifications with the latest news and updates from the District.

Key Features:

  • Push Notifications - Select ‘yes’ when you download the app to receive the latest push notifications from the District.
  • Calendar Events - Add events to the calendar on your personal mobile device directly from the calendar section on the app.
  • News - Check out the latest District-wide and school news all in one place!

Parent Resource Newsletter

Please follow the link to the Parent Resource Center provided by the School District.


Parent Access Login

By logging into Parent Access, you can check your child's grades, assignments, and attendance.

To access your child’s information online you must register for an account.

Please go to the following link and follow the directions below:


Click the “Student/Parent” tab

Click on “Parent Access Center”

Click “Register”

School Messenger

All SMS messages received from the Conroe ISD District Office and your child's campus will begin with "Conroe ISD:" and come from the subscribe code 67587. If you have not yet opted-in to receive SMS messages, you can do so at any time throughout the school year by texting "Y" to 67587.

Apply for Free/Reduced Lunch/Breakfast

Please click the link to apply for Free and Reduced meals at school. There are no longer free meals provided (as they did during COVID). See the flyer below to determine your eligibility and to apply.