DAVID NEWS

October 15, 2020

DAVID ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

5301 Shadowbend Place

The Woodlands, TX 77381

281-298-4700

281-298-4703 (fax)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct. 15

  • Last Day to Register for David's "Virtual" Dream Run in order to be guaranteed a shirt by race week
  • Last Day for David's Dream Run Sponsorship
Oct. 19 - 22
  • Papa John's @ Alden Bridge Spirit Night for David Elementary (call or order online)
Oct. 23
  • Last Day to Purchase a Yearbook at a Reduced Price
Oct. 26 - 30
  • Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 26
  • Wear Red - Proud to be Drug Free!
Oct. 27
  • Wear Boots - Give Drugs the Boot!
Oct. 28
  • Wear Crazy Socks - Sock it to Drugs!
Oct. 29
  • Wear a Cap or Hat - Put a Cap on Drugs!
Oct. 30
  • Dress as a favorite Storybook Character - Show Good Character by being Drug Free!
Nov. 3
  • Student Holiday
  • Election Day

Early Nov.

  • Shirts/Race Bags Come Home With Your Child if registered by Oct. 15th
Nov. 12

  • Student Individual Pictures
Nov. 9 - 22
  • Virtual Book Fair - Information Coming Soon
Nov. 11
  • 5 - 7 pm David's Dream Run Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A @ College Park
Nov. 11 - 17
  • Participate in Virtual Walk/Run Anytime During This Week

2020 VIRTUAL DAVID’S DREAM RUN -- REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR A GUARANTEED T-SHIRT IS TODAY, OCTOBER 15TH

We all face challenges in life every day of every year, and 2020 has been no exception. As we navigate these uncertain times, one thing we can all do is come together to complete our annual David’s Dream Run. This event directly benefits children with immune disorders at the David Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the event. It is held to honor David Vetter’s dream to “run barefoot in the grass.”


Our 2020 David’s Dream Run will be virtual this year and consist of a 1 mile or 5K run/walk to be completed between kickoff on Wednesday, November 11th through Tuesday, November 17th. This virtual event may be completed on your own time, in your own neighborhood, at a local park, or even the treadmill.


We encourage you to take a picture of your run/walk and send it to the following email address here at David: contactdavid@conroeisd.net. *We will try to post and share some of these photos on our David Elementary, Conroe ISD Facebook page. This page is where we will come together as a community with positive messages and pictures supporting the event, so please like and follow this Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/DavidCISD/. More details to come.


Race Shirt: $20 per adult participant and $15 per child participant.


Register online on the David Membership Toolkit Web Store. Please order your shirt by Thursday, October 15th, for a guaranteed race shirt by kickoff. We will continue to sell shirts after this date, but they cannot be guaranteed by race week. Shirts will be delivered to your child at the beginning of November for anyone who ordered by October 15th. For our remote learners, we will arrange a pick-up time for you. Please note that due to current health and safety procedures, we will not be able to exchange sizes. Please size up if you are unsure. We apologize for this inconvenience. https://davidpto.membershiptoolkit.com/store_david. If you need help setting up a Membership Toolkit account, please see the instructions below under PTO.


DAVID’S DREAM RUN SPONSORSHIP

Would you like to have your business or family name on the back of the 2020 Virtual David‘s Dream Run t-shirt? Several sponsorship levels are available and must be submitted by October 15th. Depending on the level you choose, you will receive a designated number of race registrations, t-shirts, and business advertisement. For more information please see email Tamara Herod at davidptodreamrun@gmail.com.


*Please note that there is no guarantee that all pictures submitted will be published.

RED RIBBON WEEK

During the week of October 26th - 30th, we will join with schools across the nation to celebrate “Red Ribbon Week”. There will be a theme each day and we encourage students and staff to dress for the theme to help teach the message of making good choices to be drug free. Please see the flyer below for more information.


Please note that on Friday, October 25th, students will dress as a character that they admire from a children’s book. Start now by encouraging your child to choose a book, read it, and start working on an appropriate costume. Students will wear their costume to school (or at home) and bring the book to share in class. Please remember no scary costumes, play weapons, or scary masks.


**PARENTS AT HOME: Please remember to take pictures! We will take pictures here at school and Mrs. Brown will be creating a fun video for the week.

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DAVID SPIRIT NIGHT AT PAPA JOHN'S IN ALDEN BRIDGE

Papa John's, located at 8000 Research Forest Drive will host David Elementary Spirit Days on Monday - Thursday, October 19th - 22nd. You may order any time during these four days for pick up or delivery and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the school.


281-298-8500

Papa John’s @ Research Forest Dr.

8000 Research Forest Dr.

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STUDENT INDIVIDUAL PICTURES

Our fall student picture date has been set for Thursday, November 12th. Please watch future newsletters for more details. We will also have a time for our virtual learners to come by for their individual photo as well. Information to come soon.

COATS FOR KIDS DRIVE

The Conroe ISD Police Department is pleased to present the annual Coats for Kids Drive for the children of CISD who are in need of (new or gently used and clean) jackets, hoodies, sweaters and coats. For all donations, please place them in a bag and call the office when you drop them off. We will come out and get the donations from you. Now is a great time to clean out those closets! The deadline is Friday, October 16th.

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.
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PTO NEWS

20-21 DAVID YEARBOOK - ONE WEEK LEFT TO ORDER AT A REDUCED PRICE

Sales are underway for the 2020-2021 yearbook! This year’s yearbook will be extra special because it is David’s 30th anniversary. We are also looking forward to capturing the uniqueness of this year. This won’t be one to miss! You can purchase the yearbook at www.jostens.com. Please see the attachments below for all ordering information, options, and pricing. Take advantage of the lowest price of the season by ordering before October 23rd.

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STAFF LUNCHEONS

FOURTH GRADE SPONSORED TEACHER LUNCHEON

This year, we cannot physically help on campus or collect food for a potluck style meal as we have in past years. But, we found a way to show our appreciation while following health and safety guidelines. Each grade will have the opportunity to sponsor a luncheon this year.


OCTOBER - 4TH GR. SPONSORED

NOVEMBER - 3RD GR. SPONSORED

DECEMBER - PTO SPONSORED - HOSPITALITY

JANUARY - 2ND GR. SPONSORED

FEBRUARY - 1ST GR. SPONSORED

APRIL - KG SPONSORED

MAY - PTO SPONSORED - HOSPITALITY


For October, fourth-grade families will have the opportunity to make a payment of $10 to help provide Jason’s Deli boxed meals for our fantastic David teachers and staff. These meals will be delivered on Friday, October 30, 2020. Teachers can choose a sandwich or salad, and Jason’s Deli packages and labels each meal individually.


Payments will be made through Membership Toolkit (under Sign-Ups Tab, not Store)

and will be collected through Friday, October 30th. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica DeVerse at 832-477-0456 or djess214@gmail.com.


https://davidpto.membershiptoolkit.com/open_forms

MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT WEBSTORE INSTRUCTIONS AND ITEMS FOR SALE

HOW TO REGISTER FOR A MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT ACCOUNT

If you do not have a Membership Toolkit Account, please go to:


https://davidpto.membershiptoolkit.com


  • Click on the Register/Login button.
  • Select "Create Account" and fill in the name, email, and password information.
  • Click "verify my email" and then check your email for a link to complete the process. The link expires in 2 hours. If you do not receive the email, check your spam or junk folders.
  • Once you have verified your email address, log back in and finish the registration process.


1. Complete the Parent/Family and Student Information.

2. Complete the Directory/Publish Preferences.

3. Once these forms are complete, you will be presented with forms for PTO Membership, Spirit Wear, and Planner. All of your Back-to-School needs in one convenient place!

4. Download the FREE Membership Toolkit App.


30TH ANNIVERSARY T-SHIRTS

Our David 30th Anniversary t-shirt is now available in the Membership Toolkit Web Store. We have a limited supply of sizes, and all new orders will be filled on a first come first served basis.


PTO MEMBERSHIP

Our goal is to have 100% of families join the PTO, and becoming a member does not require you to volunteer. By joining the PTO, you’ll also have access to the online directory and private Facebook page!

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.