February 4, 2022
Dates to Remember
2/08 - Spring Picture Day
2/11- First Grade Sock Hop
2/14-18 - Random Acts of Kindness Week
2/16 - "Let Kindness be your Superpower" (Dress as your favorite Superhero)
2/18 - Holiday - No School
2/21 - Presidents' Day - No School
2/24 - PTO Spirit Night - Torchy's
2/25 - Drive - In Movie Night (Hosted by PTO)
3/1 & 2 - 4th Grade Field Trip
3/7 - 10 - Spring Book Fair
3/8 - STEM Night 5:30pm - 7:00pm
3/9 - Kindergarten Rodeo
3/11 - Staff Development - No School for the students
3/14 - 18 - Spring Break - No School
3/23 - Kindergarten Field Trip
3/24 - Paw-Some Award - Kindness
3/25 - 4th Grade Group Picture
3/28 & 29 - 2nd Grade Field Trip
3/30 - 1st Grade Field Trip
4/4 - 4th Grade Mitchell Orientation
4/13 - Kindergarten & 1st Grade Egg Hunt
4/15 - Holiday - No School
4/18 - Holiday - No School
4/22- Bobcat Bonanza (PTO Spring Fundraiser)
A Message from Mrs. Thompson
I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend! This was an unexpected day off but might be a good time for our students and teachers to get some extra rest! They have been working very hard.
I want to take a minute to highlight our school counselor, Mrs. Angie McGhee. Next week is National School Counseling Week and we are excited to celebrate her and everything she does for our students. Mrs. McGhee does an outstanding job visiting classes and teaching monthly lessons, meeting with students in small groups, and organizing our Bobcat Buddies. She is a model school counselor and we are so lucky to have her.
Have a great weekend!
Spring Pictures - Feb 8th
Spring pictures will take place on Tuesday, February 8th. All orders will be placed online. Questions can be directed to Photo Texas. The Photo Texas web site is http://phototexasphotography.com. The company can also be reached by phone at 512-617-7780 or 800-883-6463. You can also email email@example.com with any questions you have.
A Message from our Counselor Mrs. McGhee
National School Counseling Week - February 7th - February 11th
The purpose of National School Counseling Week is to highlight the unique contributions that School Counselors bring to our school system. See below for some facts about School Counselors and what we do.
The correct title for us is “School Counselor”. Guidance Counselor was a given name for a counselor that focused solely on class selection and career path. School Counselors do that and so much more! Our education and training in counseling strategies helps us grow our students' social and emotional skills. We counsel, we teach and we advocate for our students everyday!
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) provides standards for us to teach.These standards fall into three categories: personal/social, academic and career. We are able to work with students in grades K-12 on these standards.
I am so fortunate to be the School Counselor for Bush Elementary. Thank you for your support. I truly believe we are “better together” and enjoy working with Bush families and staff to support our students. Click here for more information on counseling in CISD. Click here to visit the Counselor’s Corner on the Bush website. Feel free to contact me by phone or email if you have any questions.
Bush Drop-Off Table
Lost & Found
All Lost and Found items are located in the front office area. Please encourage your children to take a look if they are missing any items. Please remember to label all items clearly with your child’s name. Also don’t forget to label water bottles, backpacks, and any other personal items.
We are in need of volunteers to assist with our morning Car Line and Moveable Minutes. Carline is from 7:30-8:00 and you can simply report to the front ramp and assist. For Moveable Minutes, each morning, between 7:30-8:10, students of a particular grade are able to have some extra morning activity before school begins while their teachers meet as a team.You can assist with any grade level, but if you are interested in attending when your student is participating.
Art needs helpers to make paper clay and paper mache paste for students. Below is the link for the sign up genius. Please look to see the available slots and click on the button to sign up.
The Library could use some help shelving books. For right now, it is only during 11:40am-12:40pm, while students are not in the library, but your help would so very much appreciated. If you are able to help, please check out the signup genius below.
To report an absence for your child, do one of the following:
- Call the front office at 936-709-1600 and leave a message stating your child’s name, reason for the absence, person reporting the absence, and a phone number.
- Email the registrar Mrs. Marney Roberts-Nield – firstname.lastname@example.org with your student’s absence information. When your child returns to school, a note explaining the absence should be brought to their teacher, front office, or the attendance office.
“Excused” or “Unexcused” Absence - What is the difference?
If your child is not in attendance in the building at 9:00am, the student is considered “absent”. There are two types of absences:
Excused Absence: an absence is considered "excused" when there is prior parental notification (phone call or email) explaining the absence, or a note from a parent or medical professional upon return to school. Absences can be excused if they are related to illness, medical appointment, a death in the family, or other health related reasons. An excused absence does not remove the absence from the student’s record, but it does document that a student is absent for an excusable reason
Unexcused Absence: an absence is considered “unexcused” when there is no prior parental notification, no note or email sent upon return explaining the absence, for family travel/vacation, or other absences not recognized as "excused" by the district or state.
Keep your Child's Information Current
If any of your phone numbers, email addresses or physical address has changed since the start of school, please contact the registrar, Mrs. Marney Roberts-Nield – email@example.com. An address change will need to have a Proof of Residency such as a utility bill (gas, water, electric); lease of buyer's agreement/contract.
A Message from Bush Clinic
Please visit the CISD website, https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/, for the latest information about self reporting and return to school instructions.
Parent Self-Report Instructions:
If your child receives a positive COVID-19 test, please go to the link below and follow the prompts to enter your child’s positive results. This will be entered into the Conroe ISD COVID Absence APP for excused absence until the date cleared to return. https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/covid-19-positive-self-report/
Nurse Cheryl Kirchner, RN
Bush Clinic Phone: (936) 709-1609
School Zone and Student Drop Off/Pickup Safety Reminders
As a reminder our school doors do not open until 7:30 AM. We ask that you do not drop off your child before that time as they will be on the front porch unattended.
- Please remember to remind your children not to cross until the crossing guards are at their posts in the morning.
- All transportation changes need to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before 2:00 PM each day.
- A picture of your child's barcode on your phone will not work for car rider line. We have to scan each barcode, and you need the actual print out.
- Please do not drop of children on Crownridge Drive at the school path. If you are in car line the children should remain in the vehicle until they are at the front of the school.
- While driving, allow crossing guards to cross children and to return to the sidewalk before driving through the crosswalk.
- Cell phones should not be used while in the school zone.
- No dogs are allowed on school property.
- U-turns are not allowed on Crownridge Drive.
- Please do not sit on the curb or allow your children to play in the street.
Lunch Visitor Sign-Up
10:45 Lunch Period: Classes: Armstrong, Baum, Costenbader, Hull, Johnson, Miller, Murdock, Saunders, Sellers, and Sunseri.
11:15 Lunch Period: Classes: D. Anderson, Bruno, Dalessandro, Edgar, Foley, Garza, Harrell, Hunsdale, Landry, Perry, Powell, and Reyna.
11:45 Lunch Period: Classes: Abbas, N. Anderson, Barnett, Brock, Bruce, Castillo, Cleaveland, Clifford, DePedro, Everett, Lamberti, Milo, Nettuno, Riggs, and Ross.
12:15 Lunch Period: Classes: Brown, Davies, Eschenburg, Kamal, Lenfant, Saldana, Samford, and Shaw.
2022-2023 School Calendar
Conroe ISD's 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.
February Staff Appreciation
Let's show our Bush staff some love by sending each one home with sweet treats in February! Sign-up for what works best for you here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4aa4a72da0fd0-teacher
Donate via PayPal to President@Bushpto.com or Venmo@Rachael-Osmus.
Last Day to Pre-order a Yearbook is February 11th
Don't miss out on ordering a yearbook. Pre-ordering closes on February 11. To ensure your student gets this year's book, pre-ordering a Yearbook is strongly recommended. Only a very limited number of copies are available for purchase after the books are delivered in May. Order at Balfour.com for $35.
Not sure if you ordered yours already? Check out our comprehensive list on www.bushpto.com/yearbookdistribution. Also, you can spotlight your Bobcat with a Yearbook Recognition Ad! Purchase and create yours at www.balfour.com.
1/8 page - $20
1/4 page - $40
1/2 page - $80
Ads must be purchased, created, and submitted by March 18.
Save The Date - PTO Movie Night
Bush Elementary: A nurturing and inclusive community where students become empowered citizens and life-long learners. Every student, every day!
Our school hours are 8:00-3:10. Students may arrive as early as 7:30 and will go to their homeroom beginning at that time.
The Conroe Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding these non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936)-709-7700 and the Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7670.