Giesinger Gazette

Giesinger Elementary - Week of September 20, 2021

Eagles Soar To Excellence In All We Do!

Campus Mission:

The mission of Giesinger Elementary is to ensure high levels of learning to facilitate continuous growth of the whole child.


Our Vision:

We envision a school in which staff provide a safe, caring, and positive learning community for all children; create a collaborative culture among children, families and staff; establish high levels of learning by frequently monitoring student progress; and demonstrate a personal commitment to the academic success and general well-being of each child .


2014 National Blue Ribbon School

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Giesinger Eagles Motto:

"Eagles Soar to Excellence In All We Do!"

Dates to Remember

September

Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15th - October 15th

Food Drive: September 20th - October 1st

09/22 - Read For A Better Life & Storybook Parade (no visitors please, although please see information below about how to send a recorded video of a parent or grandparent reading a book to share with your child's class)

09/28 - Fall Picture Day/Yearbook Picture

09/30 - Character Counts "Respect" pillar is celebrated


October

10/01 - National School Custodian Appreciation Day!

10/01 - Food Drive ends

10/07 - Last day of the first grading period; This is a regular school day (no early release).

10/08 - No School

10/11 - No School

10/20 - Kona Ice Day (bring $3 for a kona ice treat during recess)

10/22 - 50th day of school: Dress '50s style

10/25 - Red Ribbon week begins and virtual Book Fair

10/29 - Character Counts "Trustworthy" pillar is celebrated

A Message from Mrs. Ralston

This Wednesday Conroe ISD will celebrate Read For A Better Life. CISD promotes a culture of reading by calling to action all adults within the Conroe ISD community to devote at least 30 minutes a day to reading aloud to children. We invite parents to send your child's teacher a recorded video of yourself reading a picture book. Please send your video into your child's teacher by Tuesday, September 21.


The "Can My Child Go to School Today?" chart has been updated. Please see the updated chart below. Thank you for your continued support.


For children wanting to eat breakfast at school, please remind them to go straight to the cafeteria when they arrive instead of going to their classrooms first. Our instructional day begins at 8:00 am and every minute counts!


Sincerely,

Melissa Ralston,

Principal

Can My Child Go To School Today?

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Montgomery County Food Drive

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2021-2022 District Art Show

Three Giesinger students were selected to have their artwork displayed in the Sadler Administration building. Over 380 pieces of 2D and sculpture from students in grades K-12 throughout CISD were selected by judges in May 2021.


Congratulations to Camden W., Allison G., and Aaliyah V., and Mrs. Matthews! We are so proud of you!

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Bus Riders - Please Have Your Bus Cards

For the safety of our youngest bus riders, Conroe ISD require parents, a designated adult, or an approved sibling must be at the bus stop to receive all prekindergarten and kindergarten students. Please have your bus card for the bus driver to see. This adds another layer of safety for our students. Thank you for your support and understanding. Safety is our number one priority.

An Update from Nurse Corbit

As a reminder, please do not send your child to school sick. The body temperature of 100 degrees is what Conroe ISD considers “a fever” and we send children home at that temperature. Children should be fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication before returning to school. This 24 hour policy also applied to diarrhea and vomiting. Please refer to the CISD website at www.conroeisd.net/Roadmap-to-reopening for up to the minute Covid 19 News and Information. Most of your questions can be answered there. Our staff at Giesinger is following these guidelines, too.


Does your child have an allergy or sensitivity to a medication or food? Please double check with the Nurse to make sure our campus is aware of this information.


As always, please let me know how I can help keep your child healthy and successful this year!

Dana Corbit, RN

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Roadmap to Remaining Open

Conroe ISD's Roadmap to Remaining Open is available online at https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/. Please check back for up-to-date information. The site is updated as new information and guidance are received from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Governor's Office, and state and local officials.

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

You may begin applying online for free and reduced lunch. This is important in keeping your child's account current and also ensures our campus receives the necessary funding to support our students. Please click below to apply.


https://www.myschoolapps.com/

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Cafeteria Prices

We are grateful all students will be able to receive free lunch and breakfast this school year. Some children prefer to get two meals. Students will be charged for the second meal they receive.


Second Meal Prices:

Breakfast- $2.60

Lunch- $3.85

Lunch and Specials Schedules:

We will not open our cafeteria to lunch visitors at this time.

Lunch Schedule:

  • Kindergarten 11:10-11:40
  • First Grade 11:20-11:50
  • Life Skills 11:45-12:15
  • Pre-Kindergarten 11:50-12:20
  • Third Grade 12:00-12:30
  • Fourth Grade 12:25-12:55
  • Second Grade 12:35-1:05


Specials Schedule:

  • Fourth Grade 8:35-9:20
  • Third Grade 9:25-10:10
  • Second Grade 10:15-11:00
  • Pre-Kindergarten 11:05-11:50
  • Kindergarten 1:20-2:05
  • First Grade 2:10-2:55
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A printable version of the calendar for the 2021-2022 school year can be found online at: https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2021-2022-Calendar.pdf

Sign-up for School Messenger

All SMS messages received from the Conroe ISD District Office and your child's campus 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.
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Get Connected!

Stay in touch with CISD by downloading our new mobile app!


Download the app on your mobile device today and select ‘yes’ to receive push notifications with the latest news and updates from the District.


Key Features:

  • Push Notifications - Select ‘yes’ when you download the app to receive the latest push notifications from the District.
  • Calendar Events - Add events to the calendar on your personal mobile device directly from the calendar section on the app.
  • News - Check out the latest District-wide and school news all in one place!

Parent Access Login

By logging into Parent Access, you can check your child's grades, assignments, and attendance.


To access your child’s information online you must register for an account.

Please go to the following link and follow the directions below:


http://www.conroeisd.net

Click the “Student/Parent” tab

Click on “Parent Access Center”

Click “Register”

Would You Like to Join the Giesinger PTO?

Our PTO believes in the students, staff, and families at Giesinger. By contributing to our fundraisers, you are making all kinds of quality programs and events available to ALL of our students!


Membership Donation Levels:

$10 Bronze Individual Membership

$25 Silver Individual Membership

$50 Gold Individual Membership


https://giesinger.conroeisd.net/committee/get-involved/pto/


The purpose of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is to:


(a) promote the welfare of children at Giesinger

(b) to foster cooperation between parents and teachers in the education of children at Giesinger

(c) to unite school and community efforts in securing for all children the best education

(d) to engage in fundraising activities for the educational and recreational benefit of Giesinger, its children, teachers, and staff as determined by the PTO and in accordance with the PTO by-laws.

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School Information

  • Our doors open at 7:30 for all students.
  • Students are counted "tardy" after 8:00. Instruction begins promptly at 8:00 and we want our students present and ready to learn!
  • Please do not drop off students before 7:30 as there is no adult supervision on the front porch.
  • Breakfast is served from 7:30-7:55.
  • Transportation changes need to be made by 2:00. Emergency transportation changes can me made no later than 2:30.
  • Students will not be checked out after 2:30.
  • Dismissal begins at 3:10.
  • Please display your car or walker sign when picking your students up each day. This is for the safety for all students and to help our staff and substitutes on duty.
  • Thank you for your continued support. Eagles Soar to Excellence in All We Do!

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.