Giesinger Gazette

Giesinger Elementary - Week of October 11, 2021

Eagles Soar To Excellence In All We Do!

Campus Mission:

The mission of Giesinger Elementary is to ensure high levels of learning to facilitate continuous growth of the whole child.


Our Vision:

We envision a school in which staff provide a safe, caring, and positive learning community for all children; create a collaborative culture among children, families and staff; establish high levels of learning by frequently monitoring student progress; and demonstrate a personal commitment to the academic success and general well-being of each child .


2014 National Blue Ribbon School

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Giesinger Eagles Motto:

"Eagles Soar to Excellence In All We Do!"

Dates to Remember

October

10/11 - No School

10/14 - Fine Arts Education Day for 4th grade at the Woodlands Pavilion

10/19 - Report Cards are sent home

10/19 - Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night

10/20 - Kona Ice Day (bring $3 for a Kona ice treat during recess)

10/22 - 50th day of school: Dress '50s style

10/25 - Red Ribbon week begins and Book Fair

10/29 - Character Counts "Trustworthy" pillar is celebrated

A Message from Mrs. Ralston

We've missed you and we're looking forward to welcoming you back to our campus! Lunch visitors may sign up for "picnic" style lunches on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays beginning October 6th. With Giesinger Elementary at 120% capacity, our parents will picnic in our amphitheater. Please make sure you sign up under the the correct grade level and date. We ask that you have no more than 2 visitors per student. If you have an extenuating circumstance, please call the front office and we will work with you. When signing up for two visitors, please sign each person up in a separate slot. We need to limit visitors to 10 adults total per grade level per day. We also ask that you sign up once per 3 week period so that every parent has an opportunity to sign up.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040E48A9AD28A4F94-lunch


Lunch Schedule:

  • Kindergarten 11:10-11:40
  • First Grade 11:20-11:50
  • Life Skills 11:45-12:15
  • Pre-Kindergarten 11:50-12:20
  • Third Grade 12:00-12:30
  • Fourth Grade 12:25-12:55
  • Second Grade 12:35-1:05


Starting November 29th, we will ask that parents/guardians do not park on White Oak Blvd between the entrance of our school and the bus drive entrance. There are "Do No Park" signs posted at our school entrance and bus drive however it has been difficult to enforce with the amount of cars/golf carts parking on the street. We moved our "walker" exit from the front of our school to the side gate (along White Oak Blvd) last year because we could not start moving the car line until all walkers cleared. With over 100 students dismissing at "walkers", it is safer to start on White Oak Blvd for the students who truly walk home. Thank you for your support as we make this change after Thanksgiving Break. As always, please drive safely during school arrival and dismissal times.


Recent changes in Texas law now allow golf carts to be operated on public roadways, therefore golf carts are permitted during arrival and dismissal.


Sincerely,

Melissa Ralston,

Principal

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Happy Birthday, Mrs. Giesinger!

On September 24th, our second graders celebrated Mrs. Giesinger's birthday. Our Eagles sang for her and listened to a few of her stories from when she was a teacher and administrator in Conroe ISD.


We hope you enjoy this interview of Mrs. Imogene Giesinger as much as we did.

We are celebrating the extraordinary life of Mrs. Giesinger. Wishing her a "happy birthday" is a Giesinger Elementary annual tradition. Her infectious smile, inspiring spirit and love for children are as strong as ever.


"We have been blessed all our days." - Imogene Giesinger
Mrs. Giesinger - September 2021

Coats for Kids Drive: October 25th-November 5th

The Conroe ISD Police Department is pleased to present the 19th Annual Coats for Kids Drive for the children of Conroe ISD. Giesinger's collection bin is located in our front office. We appreciate your donations.
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Red Ribbon Week: October 25th-29th

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Can My Child Go To School Today?

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An Update from Nurse Corbit

As a reminder, please do not send your child to school sick. The body temperature of 100 degrees is what Conroe ISD considers “a fever” and we send children home at that temperature. Children should be fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication before returning to school. This 24 hour policy also applied to diarrhea and vomiting. Please refer to the CISD website at www.conroeisd.net/Roadmap-to-reopening for up to the minute Covid 19 News and Information. Most of your questions can be answered there. Our staff at Giesinger is following these guidelines, too.


Does your child have an allergy or sensitivity to a medication or food? Please double check with the Nurse to make sure our campus is aware of this information.


As always, please let me know how I can help keep your child healthy and successful this year!

Dana Corbit, RN

This Week at Giesinger Elementary:

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Bus Riders - Please Have Your Bus Cards

For the safety of our youngest bus riders, Conroe ISD require parents, a designated adult, or an approved sibling must be at the bus stop to receive all prekindergarten and kindergarten students. Please have your bus card for the bus driver to see. This adds another layer of safety for our students. Thank you for your support and understanding. Safety is our number one priority.

PTO News

Roadmap to Remaining Open

Conroe ISD's Roadmap to Remaining Open is available online at https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/. Please check back for up-to-date information. The site is updated as new information and guidance are received from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Governor's Office, and state and local officials.

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

You may begin applying online for free and reduced lunch. This is important in keeping your child's account current and also ensures our campus receives the necessary funding to support our students. Please click below to apply.


https://www.myschoolapps.com/

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Cafeteria Prices

We are grateful all students will be able to receive free lunch and breakfast this school year. Some children prefer to get two meals. Students will be charged for the second meal they receive.


Second Meal Prices:

Breakfast- $2.60

Lunch- $3.85

Lunch and Specials Schedules:

Lunch Schedule:

  • Kindergarten 11:10-11:40
  • First Grade 11:20-11:50
  • Life Skills 11:45-12:15
  • Pre-Kindergarten 11:50-12:20
  • Third Grade 12:00-12:30
  • Fourth Grade 12:25-12:55
  • Second Grade 12:35-1:05


Specials Schedule:

  • Fourth Grade 8:35-9:20
  • Third Grade 9:25-10:10
  • Second Grade 10:15-11:00
  • Pre-Kindergarten 11:05-11:50
  • Kindergarten 1:20-2:05
  • First Grade 2:10-2:55
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A printable version of the calendar for the 2021-2022 school year can be found online at: https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2021-2022-Calendar.pdf

Sign-up for 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.
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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 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:


http://www.conroeisd.net

Click the “Student/Parent” tab

Click on “Parent Access Center”

Click “Register”

Would You Like to Join the Giesinger PTO?

Our PTO believes in the students, staff, and families at Giesinger. By contributing to our fundraisers, you are making all kinds of quality programs and events available to ALL of our students!


Membership Donation Levels:

$10 Bronze Individual Membership

$25 Silver Individual Membership

$50 Gold Individual Membership


https://giesinger.conroeisd.net/committee/get-involved/pto/


The purpose of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is to:


(a) promote the welfare of children at Giesinger

(b) to foster cooperation between parents and teachers in the education of children at Giesinger

(c) to unite school and community efforts in securing for all children the best education

(d) to engage in fundraising activities for the educational and recreational benefit of Giesinger, its children, teachers, and staff as determined by the PTO and in accordance with the PTO by-laws.

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School Information

  • Our doors open at 7:30 for all students.
  • Students are counted "tardy" after 8:00. Instruction begins promptly at 8:00 and we want our students present and ready to learn!
  • Please do not drop off students before 7:30 as there is no adult supervision on the front porch.
  • Breakfast is served from 7:30-7:55.
  • Transportation changes need to be made by 2:00. Emergency transportation changes can me made no later than 2:30.
  • Students will not be checked out after 2:30.
  • Dismissal begins at 3:10.
  • Please display your car or walker sign when picking your students up each day. This is for the safety for all students and to help our staff and substitutes on duty.
  • Thank you for your continued support. Eagles Soar to Excellence in All We Do!

The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.