DAVID NEWS

December 3, 2020

DAVID ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

5301 Shadowbend Place

The Woodlands, TX 77381

281-298-4700

281-298-4703 (fax)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec. 15

  • School Wide Pajama Day

Dec. 16

  • Picture Retake Day

Dec. 17

  • School Wide "Ugly Holiday Sweater" Day
Dec. 18
  • 12:10 pm Early Release
  • Last Day to Order Yearbook @ $35
  • Last Day for GT Referrals
Dec. 21 - Jan. 5
  • Winter Break
Jan. 6
  • Students Return to School
Jan. 18
  • Student Holiday
Jan. 29

  • Last Day to Submit Recognition Ads & 4th Gr. Baby Pictures for the Yearbook

PICTURE RETAKE DAY - DECEMBER 16TH

Student picture retakes will be held on Wednesday, December 16th.


If your child was absent on picture day, you will receive an individual picture order form next week in your child’s Wednesday folder.


Photos that were taken back in November will be coming home soon. If you receive your child's photo and would prefer a retake, please return your original packet along with a note to the teacher.


FOR REMOTE LEARNERS

We will again offer a drive thru photo opportunity to have your child's picture taken. Please watch next week's newsletter for more details.

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

During the month of December, our students (both in person and virtual) and staff are invited to join in some holiday fun.


Special Activity Days:


Tuesday, December 15th - School-Wide Pajama Day - Wear your favorite pair of holiday or regular school appropriate pajamas!


Thursday, December 17th - School-Wide "Ugly Holiday/Winter Sweater Day" - Wear your favorite "ugly" holiday shirt, sweater, socks, etc. and join in on the fun!


Friday, December 18th - Students will participate in holiday/winter activities such as crafts, games, etc. in the classroom. Students will be dismissed at 12:10 pm.

20-21 DAVID YEARBOOK - LAST TWO WEEKS TO ORDER A YEARBOOK FOR $35

It is not too late to purchase a 20 - 21 David Yearbook. You can purchase the yearbook at www.jostens.com (Find David Elementary listed in Spring, TX) for $35 until December 18th.


BUY A RECOGNITION AD FOR YOUR CHILD

Anyone can buy a recognition ad! This is a great way to honor your student for their hard work this year. You can also recognize a favorite David employee (teachers, support staff, etc.) for their dedication to making this year possible. They are just $15 for 1/8 page. The deadline for Recognition Ad sales is January 29, 2021.


4TH GRADE BABY PHOTOS

If you are a parent of a 4th grade student and would like to submit a baby picture of your 4th grader, please email your picture to DavidPTOyearbook@gmail.com. Include your child's name. The deadline for baby pictures is January 29, 2021.


If you have any questions, please email Emily Pittman/Merrick Bean at DavidPTOyearbook@gmail.com.

CLINIC NEWS

If your child is ill, please keep them at home and contact the school. This tool can help!


Can My Child Go To School Chart (conroeisd.net)

Can My Child Go To School Chart (conroeisd.net) (Spanish)


This year, a note from your health care provider and/or documentation of a negative COVID test will be required for return to school after most illnesses. We are grateful for your extra caution and efforts—thank you!


NOTIFICATION QUESTIONS ANSWERED

There have been some questions about the email notifications sent when a positive COVID case is identified in our building. There are 3 different types of notifications. You may receive 1, 2 or all three notifications. Notifications are sent to the email address on file for your student.


The GENERAL NOTIFICATION is sent to all staff and students present during the time a positive person was on campus--48 hours before symptoms began, or before a positive test, if there are no symptoms. This letter advises continued best practices, which include monitoring for symptoms and mask wearing.


The CLASSROOM NOTIFICATION is sent to any student who is determined to have been in the same room with an ill person during the infectious period. This may be in the classroom, at specials, during a special service, or on the bus. This letter advises these students that they may continue to participate in school activities while wearing a mask, except when eating or drinking.


The CLOSE CONTACT NOTIFICATION is sent to those who have been determined to be 'close contacts'. This may be due to physical contact, close proximity, masks not worn, or other factors. In most cases, a phone call is made to the family before the letter is sent. Close contacts are required to quarantine (stay home from school) for 14 days after the last day of exposure. Students may continue remote learning during this time and will not be counted absent if they are participating in virtual instruction.


All notifications include links to CDC information regarding safe health practices.


The Conroe ISD homepage includes a COVID-19 dashboard and information included in our Roadmap to Reopening, where you may find answers to many of your questions. As always, please contact the clinic if you have questions or concerns.

GT REFERRAL REQUESTS

Referral requests are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January for both remote and in-person platforms, referral requests are accepted at this time. Referral requests can be made by the parents and/or teachers. It is recommended that parents of 2nd grade students wait until CogAT scores have arrived before nominating their child because CogAT scores are part of the GT assessment. If you are interested in referring your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher at conferences. Referrals will be accepted through December 18. You may request a referral form from the front office or the Assistant Principal, Veronica Kiesz. You can also find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage.

AMAZON SMILE FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING


Do you make purchases online through Amazon? If so, your purchases might be eligible for an automatic donation to our school from Amazon.

If you shop via Amazon’s Charitable website Smile.Amazon.com, Amazon will donate 5% of eligible purchases to your charity of choice.


To participate:

- Go to smile.amazon.com

- Enter your Amazon log-in information

- Where “Choose your organization” appears, type David Elementary Woodlands

- In the listing that appears, click on

“Parent Teacher Organization The Woodlands, TX”

- While logged into this window, make it easier to shop from smile.amazon.com by adding a shortcut to your phone’s home screen: (see steps 1-3 above)

PTO NEWS

HOLIDAY STAFF APPRECIATION INFORMATION FROM OUR GRADE LEVEL LIAISON

With the holidays coming, I have been asked how people can show appreciation to the teachers and staff this year. Teachers love handmade cards, handwritten letters, air hi-fives, and smiling eyes from their students. If your family would like to send in a little something special such as a gift card or gift (no more than $50 per person) for our teachers, you are more than welcome to. Please remember, all gifts are strictly voluntary.


If you would like a copy of your teacher's "Favorite Things," please email me at: djess214@gmail.com.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.


Regards,

Jessica DeVerse

djess214@gmail.com

832-477-0456

BOX TOPS

Just a reminder to please download the Box Tops app and scan all of your grocery receipts to help earn money for David Elementary. You will be surprised at how many items are eligible. If you still have clipped Box Tops and the expiration date has not passed, please send them to school in a Ziploc baggie.

NON-DISCRIMINATION

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, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7752.