The Hoot Owl
NOTES FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Winter holidays will be here before you know which also brings an end to the first semester of school. Please know that your children are working hard every day at school from 8:00 - 3:10 learning and growing. We need your help with this by having them here daily, on time and staying until the end of the day. Students who are checked out early daily miss instruction. If you pick your child up 15 minutes a day, that learning loss equals close to 6 days of instruction they missed. That is a lot for our learners.
COUNTDOWN TO THE HOLIDAYS
December 2 - PK, 1st and 3rd - wear red; K, 2nd and 4th wear green (if you don't have the right color and want to wear the opposite, please feel free to do so)
December 3- Friday Flannel
December 6 - Over"haul" the holidays in your overalls, jumpers, or suspenders
December 7 - Frosty the snowman day - wear white, a top hat, a scarf
December 8 - Wacky Wednesday, wear wacky socks
December 9 - Holiday headwear - hats or headbands
December 10 - Slip into the weekend in your slippers
December 14 - Holiday Ho Down - wear your western clothes
December 15 - Wear your favorite holiday shirt
December 17 - PJ day - wear your favorite pair of school appropriate pjs
JINGLE BELL RUN
REFERRAL REQUESTS FOR GIFTED AND TALENTED TESTING
Dear Oak Ridge Families,
I wanted to take the time to let you know that I am retiring at the end of December. My husband received a wonderful opportunity back in July as a Cardiac Clinical Applications Specialist. We are and have been super excited about this opportunity. Our new home will be in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It has been my honor and privilege to serve the students, staff and community of CISD the last 21 service years with 31 years total experience as a pediatric nurse. I will miss you greatly but know that you are in good hands. My replacement has already been hired and I will get to spend a few days training her before I leave.
You are blessed to have such wonderful staff members here at Oak Ridge Elementary, salt of the earth. Please enjoy your families this holiday season and have a blessed New Year. You are forever in my heart.
Audra Sims, R.N.
Link to your homepage - https://ore.conroeisd.net/
Here's what you need to know:
*Sign up using the reservation link below.
*Parents are restricted to only ONE day per cycle so that we can allow more parents to visit.
*No more than 2 people per child will be allowed based on space.
*Parents will need a valid ID and will enter the front of the building.
*Go straight to the cafeteria to meet your child and bring them to the patio tables.
*Lunch tables are on the patio by the playground. Unfortunately they are not covered so if it is raining, you will want to cancel and reschedule your day.
*When lunch is over, parents must leave. Parents cannot attend recess nor visit the child's classroom per Level 3 restrictions.
ATTENDANCE AND TARDIES
Tardies - We begin counting tardies at 8:01 a.m. We do, however, monitor the line. We take note of the last car in line at 8:01 and all cars after that, the students are counted tardy. Currently, we have a much shorter line between 7:45 - 7:55. If you consistently arrive about 7:55, try adjusting your morning schedule by about 10 minutes, you will not have to wait in line to drop off your child. Student drop off and pick up is the line closes to the building. Do not drop off or pick up on the other side the covered drive as it is unsafe for everyone involved.
IT'S MORE THAN A MEAL APPLICATION
Did you know that meal applications assist in so much more than just meals?
If you are on free/reduced lunch, there are a few more benefits to your family than just food.
*AP tests - Reduced registration fee
*Most sports - free or discounted pay to participate
*Internet Access - Eligible for discounted internet access services.
*P-EBT-Eligibility for any future P-EBT benefits for the 21-22 school year.
*College Application Fees - Discounted rate on fees associated with applying for college.
*School funding - Maintains funding for student programs and services.
*Assistance as is available for back to school clothing, school supplies, and Christmas gifts.
Conroe ISD families can complete an online meal application now!
Applying is FAST and EASY at www.myschoolapps.com.
If you need assistance applying, you can contact the Glorimar Carroll, campus parent liason, at 832-592-5900.
DATES TO KNOW
16 - Jingle Bell Run/Class Parties
17 - Early Release
20 - January 4 - Winter Break
5 - Students return to school
December staff birthdays
18 - Sherry Kissner - 1st grade
24 - Mr. Raya - 3rd grade
25 - Monica Jones - PK
27 - Marijou Yruma - Diagnostician
28 - Deanna Rogers - receptionist