Buckalew Buzz

Summer Edition 2022

Connect With Us!

Buckalew Bears Motto:

"Today I choose to BE Kind, Work Hard, and Do My BEst!"


Our school hours are officially 8:00-3:10. Students may arrive as early as 7:30.


*disclaimer that items published in this newsletter may change due the COVID-19 pandemic*

From Mrs. Price

Happy Summer!


We hope you and your family are off to a great start to SUMMER! This Buzz edition has information on school supply ordering, spirit shirt ordering, summer camps from TWHS and TWCP and activities being offered at our local public library.


We also have included PTO information, registration information, and other links for ongoing reference.


We look forward to seeing all of you again at Meet the Teacher, August 8th.


Sincerely,

Jill Price

Upcoming Events (dates may alter or change due to the pandemic)

June

12 - School Supplies end sale date

30- Buckalew Spirit Order due


August

8- Meet the Teacher

10 - First Day of School

Library News

Library Information: Library books that are still at home, damaged or lost have been added to School Cash Online. Payment needs to made so we can replace the book and to allow your student to check out books next school year.


A big thanks to all the parents and grandparents who volunteered their time in the library and with our last book fair! Our library is busy feeding our ferocious readers. Having parents and grandparents helping makes our library that much warmer and inviting.

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22-23 School Supplies Sale End Date 12 June

Click Here to Order~ Use Code: Buc015

Order forms should be in your child's backpack this week.

22-23 Buckalew PTO Spirit Store is Open!

Order by June 30th for pick up at Meet the Teacher!

buckalewspiritstore.com

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New Student Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year

To start the registration process, log on to the CISD District Website: http://www.conroeisd.net

Under the Parents/Students tab select Enrollment & Transfers, then select the

Family Portal 2022-2023 option


Once you create your account you can begin the enrollment process. Please upload as many of the required documents (see below) as you possibly can. After your application is complete and submitted, Mrs. George will contact you. Please feel free to email Mrs. George (legeorge@conroeisd.net) if you have any questions.


The following documents are required to complete your child’s enrollment.

-Your child’s birth certificate

-Your child’s social security card (upload as ‘other document’)

-Your child’s complete immunization record (4 yr. boosters are required for enrollment)

-Your proof of residency document (a current gas, water, or electric bill showing name and service address)

-Photo ID of registering parent (upload as ‘other document’)

-For grades 1st – 4th: If Possible, please submit withdrawal papers and/or last report card from your previous school.


For more information visit the Buckalew Elementary Website: www.buckalew.conroeisd.net

New Address?

In the event you are moving this summer, please email your new proof of residency document (i.e. a recent gas, water, or electric bill/ or your signed and dated Lease or Sales Agreement) to legeorge@conroeisd.net. Please also include your chil(ren)s full name and home room(s) teacher(s).

Safety Patrol

​Is your 4th grader for the 22-23 school year interested in serving as a Safety Kid for the school year? The 4th Grade Safety Kids perform a very important role in our building. They are school leaders who model the best in hallway behavior and manners. Each morning, Safety Kids welcome and assist other Buckalew students to class in a timely, positive manner. They also protect the safety of all students walking down our busy morning hallways.


If your incoming 4th grader is interested in serving as a Safety Kid four weeks per school year, sign up with the following link.


click here

Parent Resource after a School Tragedy

In light of recent news, you may struggle as a parent to talk to your children about such scary and emotionally painful events. Our CISD counseling department has provided this resource from the American Psychological Association to help guide you through tough conversations.

https://www.apa.org/topics/gun-violence-crime/shooting-aftermath

CISD Summer Camps

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For Your Planning Purposes

After School Daycare Facilities

Please find below a list of After School Daycare Facilities that currently drop off and pick up from our school:-


  • Childrens Courtyard 281-298-3715
  • Ince Karate 281-292-0225
  • Kinder Care (Forest Crossing) 281-269-2966
  • Prescolaire 936-647-3962
  • Primrose (College Park) 936-321-5900
  • Primrose (Sterling Ridge) 281-681-3500
  • Stepping Stones 281-292-8783
  • ASI Gymnastics 936-271-4274
  • Creme De La Creme 832-299-7950


This may not be all of the daycare facilities, but the ones that served our community 21-22 school year.

CISD Is Hiring!

Conroe ISD has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by the Houston Chronicle Top Workplaces program. Awards are based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey which uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization, including alignment, execution, and connection.


Click here to apply

- PTO Information -

Join our Incredible PTO!

As part of the Buckalew community, all families are invited to join the PTO which meets monthly. We so appreciate our active and generous volunteers who continue to shape the success of Buckalew and strengthen our students’ foundation for learning. We have many volunteer opportunities and need you to continue making Buckalew an outstanding school. Please consider joining the PTO fun. Please follow the Buckalew PTO's social media as they update it regularly!

Buckalew PTO Positions Update

We have open PTO positions on the PTO board in Fundraising, Yearbook, Carnival, and Beautification/Landscaping for the 2022 – 2023 school year. Please contact Julie Naughton for more info – 808-358-2183; Juliann.Naughton@gmail.com

Kroger - Give Back Rewards

Please consider linking your Kroger Rewards Card to Buckalew. Every time you shop at Kroger, you will be earning money for Buckalew!

Mitchell Intermediate School - PTO Information

Hello Incoming Mitchell Intermediate 5th and 6th Grade Families,


It is that time of year when we are actively recruiting incoming 5th and 6th grade parents who are interested in learning more about PTO at Mitchell. Your talents, skills, and interests are so appreciated! If you are interested or have any questions, please let me know!

Thanks so much for your time and consideration.


Joanna Altimas

Mitchell PTO Parliamentarian jaltimas@gmail.com

School Cash Online

We are very excited to announce that Buckalew Elementary will join in with other CISD schools and will be offering School Cash Online, which provides you with the convenience of paying online for school items such as trips, Scholastic Magazine subscriptions, and various activities. We really want to save you time when paying for school expenses, so we can’t wait for you to take advantage of this opportunity. School Cash Online is a great way to pay without the need for cash or checks!


Please follow the link below to register online (it takes less than 5 minutes!) Once you have registered your child, you will be able to see when they have a new item posted online for purchase. You also have the option to be notified whenever your child has a new school expense due, so you don’t have to worry about missing the deadline.


To set up an account and explore the system, please follow the instructions below. We look forward to hearing your feedback!


Register Online:

Step 1: Please click on this link: https://conroeisd.schoolcashonline.com/

Step 2: Register by selecting the “Get Started Now” and following the steps.

Step 3: After you receive the confirmation email, select the “click here” option, log in and add each of your children to your household account.


If you have any questions during the registration process or while shopping online, please select the SUPPORT option in the top right-hand area of the screen or you may contact the parent help desk at 1-866-961-1803 or at http://schoolcashonline.co./Home/Support or see the handout below.

CISD-Foldable-Brochure-English.pdf


Currently, in grades 1st-4th, the classes are utilizing Scholastic News and Storyworks Jr magazine subscriptions to read high interest non-fiction texts and to learn about text features and engaging stories and different genres. We thank you in advance for purchasing this wonderful subscription for your child.


For the first time, Buckalew will be collecting money through School Cash Online vs requesting parents send in a check or cash.


Thank you again for your support in our students.

Information for your Reference

Transportation

1. Bus rider (eligible if home is 1 mile or further from school) Bus routes are posted online on and you can check the link below in "what bus do I ride". You can also register your child for the bus by clicking the link below.


2. Car Rider Signs. The car rider line will be at the rear of the school and the bus line will be at the front of the school. ALL Parents will receive TWO car rider signs (orange) at Meet the Teacher night. If you have multiple children, you family car rider signs will be found in your youngest child's homeroom. Please display the car rider sign in your front passenger window so our staff can read your card. See below to help you navigate our car rider line if you are new.


3. Day Care. Day care vehicles drop off and pick up students in the front of the school with the buses. If your child will not be riding the day care bus due to an early pick-up or transportation change, please notify the day care so they know your child will not be riding that day.


4. Biker/Walker. Kindergarten students must have a parent/guardian/designated adult present at the Biker Walker doors (under the patio) at dismissal in order to walk or bike home. Our Biker Walkers will exit the school near the bike racks. All other biker/walkers are released at dismissal to ride or walk home independently.


On severe weather dismissal days, students will not walk or bike ride home. If your child is a biker/walker as your primary mode, then you will be a car rider on severe weather days.

Buckalew Student Addendum

PDF to help you navigate Buckalew-specific dates, procedures, and information. Please note that all information in the Addendum is subject to change due to Covid 19.
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