Buckalew Buzz- Remote Learning

A Communication Tool for Our Buckalew Family and Community

May 1, 2020

*Disclaimer- this is our plan based on our current information. By the time it reaches all of you, the information may change. We appreciate your understanding of the COVID-19 evolving situation.

Conroe ISD is closed in accordance with Governor Abbott’s directive on April 17, 2020. The remainder of Conroe ISD’s academic year will be completed through distance learning.

Video Announcements for STUDENTS and PARENTS for the Week of May 1st-7th with Special Guests: Kindergarten Teachers Ms. Kerner and Mrs. Mader!

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Click HERE for Picture Perfect Friday Video to Share!

Photos are for the dates of April 18-23rd. Thank you for sharing your photos with us! If you have photos you would like to be included in our weekly video, please email them to tonsmith@conroeisd.net.

Show us your Spirit for the week of May 4th-8th- Teacher Appreciation Week!

We would love for you all to show us your spirit and post to our Buckalew Facebook Page!

Links to Show your Staff Appreciation

MONDAY MAY 4th: Say Thanks! Record a Quick Video by using the link and we will use this video for our virtual end of the year video for our staff to see.


WEDNESDAY MAY 6TH - Give the Gift of a TAE

Give the Gift of a TAE "Teacher's Achieving Excellence"

Log Into "Parent Access" by clicking:


and click on the "Teachers/Staff Excellence" Tab.

Feel free to type your own message and send any staff a positive message!

Join our Staff in Watching Conroe ISD Salute to Education Facebook LIVE as we celebrate:

Teacher of the Year: Laurie Thibodeaux, 4th Grade Teacher

Humanitarian of the Year: Susan Davis, Intervention Specialist

Rising Star: Julianne Kerner, Kindergarten Teacher

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Report Cards

In light of our recent school closures, the 2019-2020 final Report Cards will be online only for 1st through 4th grades. In order to see your child’s report card, you must have a Parent Access Center Account (PAC). To sign up for Parent Access, go to the CISD page at https://www.conroeisd.net/parents/ and click on “Parent Access Center Register”. By having this account, you can see your child’s grades, state test scores, lunch accounts, etc. I encourage you to create an account if you haven't already. Our Attendance Clerk, Jayne Bull, can help you if you have trouble creating an account. You can email her at jbull@conroeisd.net

Kindergarten report cards will be printed and mailed to the student's home address.

Planning is Underway~Save the Dates for now (details coming soon):

Every Tuesday April 28th- May 26th-

  • Packet Pickups continue
  • Return library books/labeled items to teacher 9am-noon in wagon outside packet pick up.

  • Organized Drive Thru Pick Up EOY Items to include yearbook, class photo and classroom items. Details to come.

Tuesday May 26th-Thursday May 28th- EOY wrap-up...More to come!
  • Thursday May 28th is a scheduled 1/2 Day and Last Day of School

Thursday May 28th- 4th Grade "HONK OUT" - 10am

  • ALL K-3 Line Alden Bridge in Cars along Alden Bridge (details to come)
  • 4th Grader Families Drive Through (details to come)

August 4-12- Say "Goodbye" to your Current Teacher and "Hello" to your "New" Teacher

Dates/Times will be worked out as the 19-20 school year concludes.

At this time, 20-21 "Meet the Teacher" is Scheduled for August 10th.

We will be working on a plan that doesn't interfere with meeting the "new" teacher, but will give an opportunity to say "goodbye" to your current teacher. We anticipate this to happen the week of August 4th. This is just as important to our staff as this is to your families. We have committed to make this happen, but will plan this for a August reunion.

CISD's amazing nutrition department has been working essential operations daily providing meals for students. You will contact their department directly to process your outstanding school balance or to request a refund. Remaining balances in your account will roll over into the next school year.

Counselor's Corner with Mrs. Points

Resilience Training 101 continues as our end of the year focus. I hope your family will catch both my Thursday Facebook lesson and my weekly Canvas site lesson found in our remote learning center. Thank you for allowing me to support your child's social and emotional learning during this time where we are physically apart.

Coping Skills Challenge

Each week, I will be presenting 6 new coping skill ideas that both children and adults

can use. Challenge your child (and family) to try one of the week's coping skills. I'd love

to hear about your adventure in finding emotional balance at kpoints@conroeisd.net.

This week's coping skills are in bold lettering:

Coping Skills

  1. Take Deep Breaths

  2. Listen to Music (Sing/Dance)

  3. Play Outside

  4. Talk to a Friend or Adult

  5. Draw or Color a Picture

  6. Take a Nap

  7. Blow Bubbles

  8. Read a Good Book

  9. Wrap Yourself in a Warm Blanket

  10. Stretch

  11. Work on a Puzzle

  12. Do Something Kind for Someone Else

13. Count to 10

14. Take a Walk

15. Drink Cold Water

16. Hug a Stuffed Animal

17. Look at Old Pictures

18. Play with Play Dough (See Recipe)

Click HERE for a Video from CISD's Counseling Dept.

​Each week, the CISD counseling department will bring you tips to support the social and emotional needs of you and your family. We hope you find these videos both practical and encouraging!

Order Your 2020-2021 School Supplies

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Download PDF for more details.

Spring Student Photos are Ready to ORDER!

Photo Texas would like to thank you for your patience! Spring photos of your child were taken February 28, 2020 and are ready for you to order and will be shipped directly to your home!

To view your proof and order online go to: http://online.phototexasphotography.com/

The website will ask for you to input a keyword.
The keyword to your gallery is: 2020buckalew and then your student's ID.
So if your student's ID is 123456 then the code is 2020buckalew123456

For any issues or questions, please contact Photo Texas customer support at https://www.phototexasphotography.com/contact or call 1(800) 883-6463.


Ways to Make a Difference

Click HERE Montgomery County Food Donation Information

Where donating $1 provides 5 meals and $20 = 100 meals!

Click HERE to Volunteer @ Montgomery County Food Bank

Volunteer with Montgomery County Food Bank today! Whether you're an individual, family, organization or corporation they have volunteer opportunities daily that need to get filled.

Free Resources and/or Assistance

Click HERE for Expanded and Free Internet Resources

The Texas Cable Association released information on free broadband and internet services, describing steps to enable and expand access to broadband. All four Texas Cable Association members have pledged to not cut off broadband or phone service.

Need WiFi

Need WiFi? AT&T, Comcast, Consolidated Communications, Sprint, Verizon, Xfinity and more are opening up their WiFi hotspots for 60 days. Conroe ISD’s Guest WiFi may also be accessible outside some of our buildings. Pull up to the curb and look for CISD Guest WiFi.
Click HERE to visit Buckalew's Remote Learning Center

This Remote Learning Center has been developed to provide Buckalew specific information regarding remote learning during CISD's school closure.

Food Distribution Every Tuesday & Thursday 10am until supplies last

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Here are some helpful resources from our friends at Interfaith of the Woodlands:

Covid-19 Resources

Our offices remain OPEN every day, as we provide basic needs to S. Montgomery County.

Our hours will be 9am-4pm, Monday - Friday.

All of our services are "Curbside" or by Phone.

Our goal is to continue to serve our neighbors in need.

-Families & Individuals seeking food assistance: Call 281-367-1230

-Seniors needing food: Call 832-615-8224

-Families and Seniors needing financial assistance: 281-367-1230

-Individuals needing non-COVID-19 related Medical or dental assistance: Call 281-364-7889

-Individuals needing help to find a job: Call our Workforce Solutions Conroe office at 936-441-0037 or email: conroe@wrksolutions.com

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