Lamar Limelight

Lamar Elementary School: August 20, 2023

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Campus Vision:

Lamar Elementary is committed to promoting reflective, lifelong learners who will thrive as kind, productive citizens in a global community.

Campus Mission:

At Lamar Elementary our charge is to connect, encourage, and love ALL children EVERY day. We will create a safe, collaborative, and child-focused environment that provides students with innovative learning experiences and high levels of engagement.

A Message from Mrs. Belcher:

Leopard families,

We had a wonderful full week of learning with our Leopards! Our students have been jumping right into curriculum and have also demonstrated such kind manners. Kuddos to you all for such awesome children!

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Thank you all for your patience as arrival and dismissal procedures are learned and worked through. Students are tardy if they are not in the building by 8:00 a.m. At that time, our staff comes in from the car rider line to begin instruction. Any student arriving after 8:00 a.m. will need to be walked in by the parent and signed in at the front desk. To avoid your child being counted tardy and to avoid missing instructional time, we recommend all car riders are dropped off between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. Our car rider line is full and the traffic moves slow the closer you arrive to 8:00 a.m. For safety purposes, please do not allow your child to get out of the car and walk across the parking lot. If you choose to park and walk your child to school prior to 8:00 a.m., please walk your child to the door at the end of the Kindergarten hallway. Furthermore, for safety purposes, we ask that no parents park in the bus ramp parking lot and walk students. We recommend students who qualify for bus services sign up to ride the bus. Students who ride the school bus will not be counted tardy. This also helps with the flow of our car rider line.

Car Rider Reminders:

  • Please have your child at school prior to 8:00 a.m.
  • If your child arrives after 8:00 a.m., please park to come inside to sign your child in
  • The car rider line flows quickly between 7:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m., the earlier you arrive the better
  • If you park to walk your child to school, please walk your child to the walker/biker door at the end of the Kindergarten hall to the far left of the building
  • If you are parking to walk your child, we recommend staying in the car rider line to drop your child off at a car rider cone- this is quicker for you and helps to keep our car rider line flowing
  • This week, we will begin dismissal at 3:05 p.m.
  • All transportation changes should be made prior to 2:00 p.m. via (please include a photo ID)


  • Biker/Walkers are dismissed in two waves. PK-1 are dismissed at 3:20 and grades 2-4 are dismissed at 3:25. Students still at the walker/biker door at 3:30 will be escorted to the front office. A parent will need to come inside to sign their child out.

Now is a great time to sign up for your parent access account. This is a wonderful way to keep up with your child's grades, attendance, etc. You can find the link to sign up at the bottom of this newsletter.

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook. We post updates, reminders, and campus happenings. @LamarElemCISD

Have an awesome week!

Kristen Belcher, Principal

Lamar Elementary

Important Dates:

Spirit Wear on Sale Now (see below)

August 21st- Lunch visitors may begin, please check in and out at the front office

August 22nd- 8:10 Campus Fire Drill, Parent Information Night PK-1st Grade 6:00-6:45 p.m., Parent Information Night 2nd-4th Grade 7:00-7:45 p.m. (sessions will be held in classrooms)

August 23rd- 8:10 Campus Severe Weather Drill

August 24th- 8:10 Campus Lockdown Drill

August 25th- 10:00 Campus Lockout Drill, Last day to order spirit wear, Blue Out for TWCPHS first football game

September 4th- Labor Day/No School

September 8th-22nd- Read-a-thon (more info to come)

September 11th-15th- Book Fair

September 12th- 4:30-6:30 Book Fair Family Night

September 13th- Red Wagon Parade at Market Street (more details to come)

September 15th- TWCPHS Homecoming

September 15th-October 15th- Hispanic Heritage Month

September 20th- Read for a Better Life Day

September 22nd- Fall Individual Picture Day

September 26th- Watch D.O.G.S. Kick Off Pizza Party Event (more info to come)

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Parent Information Night:

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Safety Procedures and Priorities:

Providing a safe learning environment continues to be at the forefront of everyone’s mind. In addition to the many measures already in place such as secure vestibules and security cameras, you will notice some enhancements with the day-to-day operations. Throughout the building, all doors are required to be locked at all times. During times when students are changing classes or when large events are scheduled, doors will be actively monitored by staff. All staff and visitors must wear a visible badge at all times, with visitor badges including a time and date stamp. We will also be addressing additional requirements from the State and monitoring updates to the best practices we already follow. Safety is our ultimate responsibility and takes all of us working together.

We ask that all guests check-in at the front desk each visit. Please bring your I.D. each time you check in. Even if we recognize you, you will be asked to show your I.D. Please ring the front doorbell and someone will assist you. Please do not hold the door open for other guests to come in with you. Each guest will be assisted separately and buzzed in the front door accordingly. We ask that all visitors wear their identifying guest sticker throughout the entire campus visit. All guests will checkout in the front office as well. You will be asked to return your visitor sticker prior to leaving the building.

We are excited to have visitors here on campus! Thank you for following all safety procedures and protocols. Also, thank you for being patient while we are getting each guest checked in.

Spirit Wear: On Sale Now

Spirit Wear- Order HERE

Accepting orders now until 8/25. Spirit wear will be delivered to your child's classroom. Expect a 2 week turnaround after the online store closes.

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PTO Carline Auction:

Car Rider Auction-

Goes Live 8/14 and ends 9/1. This is a great fundraiser for our PTO! Secure a front spot in the car rider line or a VIP parking spot for the year. Standard bids as well as raffle tickets are an option to win!!!

Check it out here: Car Rider Line Auction

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Free and Reduced Meals:

You must reapply each school year. Apply today!

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Parent CISD Technology Support:

2023 Bond Planning Committee:

This spring, a group of students, parents, business owners, community members, and employees came together to form a Bond Planning Committee (BPC) in anticipation of a bond on the November 7, 2023 ballot. Learn more about this committee's work on the BPC webpage.

From the Counselor:

Welcome Lamar Families,

I'm Mrs. Pohl, Lamar's School Counselor. I am looking forward to a wonderful new school year!

My role on campus is to support students, teachers, and families to ensure students have a positive and successful school year.

Lamar's counseling program will coordinate resources for students throughout the year.

This form will also help me create beginning of year counseling small groups with parent permission and providing families with any resources they may need.

Thank you for taking the time to complete the form. Only one submission is necessary.

See you soon!
Amber Pohl

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Coming Soon:

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CISD Bus Expectations:

The Bus Basics (Grades K-6) in Conroe ISD
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TWCPHS Dance Clinic:

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Register for the Bus:

Click the link below to register for the bus and to find out your child’s bus number. We recommend you complete this process even if you think your child will not ride the bus.

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TWCPHS: Show Your Spirit

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2023-2024 School Calendar:

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TWDL Program: 2023-2024

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PTO Website:



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Volunteer Application:

We love having volunteers on campus! If you will be volunteering, please complete the application below.

Parent Access

Sign up for parent access to stay up to date with your child's grades and more.

Application for Free and Reduced Lunch

Click here if you need to sign up for free and reduced lunch. Applicants will need to renew their application each year.


Be sure to sign your child up for transportation. Bus service is available to students who live further than one mile from the school.

School Messenger:

All SMS messages received from the Conroe ISD District Office and Lamar Elementary 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.

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.