Ride Blast

December 13, 2019

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Dates to Know

12/17 - 4th Grade program, The Nutcracker, 6:00 pm

12/18 - 4th Grade Spelling Bee

12/19 - Jingle Bell Jog & Class Parties

12/19 - Early release 12:10 pm

1/8 - Students Back to School

1/14 - Report Cards Go Home

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Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow

Are you planning a family trip for the holidays? As you think about your arrangements, we want to stress the importance of sending your child to school every day possible. Every year, absences spike in the weeks before and after the winter holiday as families squeeze in a few more vacation days. It’s time to break that cycle. We know that just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school.

We recognize that holidays are an important time for reconnecting with families far away. The costs of plane tickets often influence when you want to travel. But keep in mind the costs to your children’s education if they miss too much school— and the message you will be sending about the importance of attendance. Even if you’ve got a homework packet from the teacher, it doesn’t make up for the interaction and learning that happens in the classroom. Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning, right up until vacation starts and the first day back. You can help us convey that message. This holiday season; give your children the gift of an education and the habit of attendance.

Story Time With Santa

A huge thank you to everyone who made this event so special. Santa was so happy and impressed with all our Ride Challengers! He said the NICE list was getting longer and longer by the minute! Sally K. Ride even experienced some snow! Check out the pictures below.


A big shout out to Teddy Bear Mobile in making our event extra special!

Jingle Bell Jog

On Thursday, December 19th, students will be participating in the Jingle Bell Jog during school hours. Tennis shoes are required and bells are fun to bring from home. The Jingle Bell Jog is a fun run during which the students wear bells, improve cardiovascular endurance, and socialize before the winter break.

Early Release

Thursday, December 19th is an early release day for Conroe ISD. Ride will dismiss at 12:10 p.m.

LOST AND FOUND

We are noticing more and more jackets in our Lost and Found. PLEASE label your child's clothing! Also, please come in and take a look at our Lost and Found. We have an abundance of clothing with no names. We will be donating any unclaimed items at the Christmas break!

Order Your Yearbook

Hurry, hurry hurry! Time is running out! Yearbooks are on sale for $30.00. Yearbooks will only be sold online at Balfour.com through January 31, 2020. Order now before it's too late!

If you need help purchasing your yearbook click here for detailed instructions or contact us at RidePTO.com.

Ads For Grads

Attention 4th Grade Parents:

Ads for Grads are here…show your 4th grader how proud you are of him/her! Ads for Grads appear in a special section of the yearbook dedicated to our 4th grade SKR Challengers. You may include a special message and a photo. Go to Balfour.com to purchase your ad.

Deadline for Ads: January 31, 2020.

Cost for Ads (message and picture): $15.00

Nominations for Gifted and Talented

Nominations are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Second grade CogAT results will be sent home on Monday, December 16th. Nominations will be accepted through December 18. You can pick up a nomination form at the front office.

Escalante's

Escalante's Restaurant is offering $20 bonus cards for every $100 gift card purchased to help with your holiday gifts! Sally K. Ride would like to give a big thank you to Escalante's for creating a wonderful evening of holiday joy and celebration for our amazing staff!

2020-2021 CISD Draft Calendars

Conroe ISD is seeking public input on the 2020-2021 school calendar. Feedback may be submitted from Friday, November 22, 2019, through 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020 via the District’s website. To review the draft calendars and provide feedback, please visit the School Calendar Process webpage.

Spring Registration for Chess Club

We invite you to check out The Knight School! Use the link below to reserve your child’s space in the class before it fills for this upcoming Spring session!


The Knight School is the chess party for the well-rounded kids of America. Unlike your typical chess program, our primary focuses are good sportsmanship and fun. That being the case, our students continue to win state championships year after year. Join The Knight School chess party and give your child the gift of undeniable academic confidence, amazing chess friends, a self-identity as a smart kid, and a weekly dose of childhood joy that is the highlight of their week!


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Character Trait Kindness

During the month of December we have been focusing on the character trait Kindness. Kindness is showing concern about the well-being and feelings of others. The character trait Kindness is being discussed during the morning announcements and the second, third and fourth grade students wrote examples of Kindness on the hand cutouts that are displayed on the Kind bulletin board.

Rezoning Letter

Please see letter below for important information regarding the zoning for CISD.
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Library Volunteers Needed

Sign up opportunities to shelve books are now available

click to see all the come-and-go opportunities

Kindergarten and first grade parents, if you are interested in helping during your child's library time and you are able to do so every other week throughout the school year, opportunities are still available.

click here to sign up

NEWS FROM PTO


Please join the Ride Parent Teacher Organization (“PTO”) which meets the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 am. PTO has a new website: www.RidePTO.com.

Donations

Many businesses have not met their donations quota for 2019. If anyone knows of a business or person who would like to donate to Sally K. Ride and receive a sponsorship in the 'Ride Through The Decades' Spring Fundraiser, please contact Brionna Mayr at RidePTO@gmail.com.
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