Giesinger Gazette

Giesinger Elementary - Week of April 18, 2022

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

From Mrs. Ralston

We kick-off our Boosterthon fundraising event on Wednesday! It's going to be a fun-filled week with the Boosterthon team at Giesinger! We appreciate your support as we try to reach our fundraising goal of $10,000! Giving is open!


Summer School registration opened April 4th.

Academic Enrichment -

  • Open to Kinder-4th
  • Provides intensive targeted reading, math, and science instruction.
  • Registration ends May 6. Register at www.conroeisd.net
  • June 8-July 1
  • Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Robotics -

  • Open to 3rd & 4th
  • Exposes students to the conceptual aspects of working with robotics.
  • Registration ends May 6. Register at www.conroeisd.net
  • Session 1: June 14-17; 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Session 2: June 21-24; 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM


At Giesinger Elementary, we strive to create a school in which staff provide a safe, loving and positive learning experience for everyone. We are glad you are here!


Thank you for your continuing support. Eagles Soar to Excellence In All We Do!

Melissa Ralston, Principal

Giesinger Administration

(From Left to Right)

Amanda Barton, Counselor

Amy Barber, Assistant Principal

Melissa Ralston, Principal

Giesinger Boosterthon Fun Run

We're only 1 week away from our Giesinger Fun Run and our students and staff are so excited! We're looking forward to having fun and building community together.


You can donate today for our Giesinger Fun Run fundraiser in 3 easy steps:


1. Register your student(s) on mybooster.com today. It takes 30 seconds!

2. Share with 5 family/friends using the SHARE tools on mybooster.com (Facebook, Text Message, or Email). Students can earn rewards just for sharing from mybooster.com.

3. Give a donation if you are able to give.


Plus, just by registering and sharing your pledge link, you earn entries into the Disney Grand Prize Sweepstakes! Learn more once your register on MYBOOSTER.COM for how you could win an all-expenses paid trip to Disney for your family!

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Early Registration

2022-2023 Registration for Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and new students is now open. All information is available on the Conroe ISD website. Parents of new students, including Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten, start the process at http://bit.ly/EnrollCISD.

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Upcoming Events:

April

4/19 - Kona Ice $3

4/20 - Boosterthon Kick-off

4/20 - Kindergarten graduation pictures & 4th grade class picture

4/26 - First grade musical dress rehearsal

4/28 - Boosterthon Fun Run

4/28 - First grade music program 6:30 pm

4/29 - First grade music program 8:30 am

4/29 - Character lunch "responsibility" with Mrs. Barton


May

5/2 - 5/6 Teacher Appreciation Week

5/10 - Math STAAR test for 3rd & 4th grades

5/11 - Reading STAAR test for 3rd & 4th grades

5/16 - Parent Volunteer luncheon

5/18 - Field Day

5/19 - Kona Ice $3

5/19 - Conroe High School graduation

5/20 - Character lunch "citizenship" with Mrs. Barton

5/24 - 4th Grade Awards Ceremony 9:00 am

5/25 - Kindergarten Graduation

  • 9:00 am: Mrs. Medina, Ms. Wood, Ms. Gorsalitz, and Ms. Durham
  • 1:30 pm: Mrs. Vanckhoven, Mrs. Pitt, and Mrs. Andrada
  • More information coming soon.

5/26 - Early Release 12:05 pm & last day of school

4th Grade Families

If you are interested in filling a position on the 2022-2023 Cryar PTO Board, please fill out the following information and Mrs. Spikes (Cryar Counselor) will contact you with more information. Filling out the form does not obligate you to a position or automatically give you a position. There will be a formal PTO election for anyone who decides they would like to hold a position. We look forward to working with you.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrGGqU29vdVFgbjXrHyi4RAGHZBB4t0KmOiYc1RrGI-bBXRA/viewform
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Registration for Summer Academic Enrichment & Robotics Begins April 4th

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Earth Day Event

Tired of all those plastic bags laying around your pantry? We will take them! Giesinger is partnering with HEB for their Earth Day event. Have your child bring CLEAN plastic bags of any kind and place them in the boxes labeled with their grade level. The grade level with the most bags collected will win a popsicle party. If our school collects the most bags, we have a chance to win a $150 HEB gift card! Collection starts April 4 and ends April 29th. Thank you to the Giesinger WAVE Club for counting bags.

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YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO TRYOUT!

To register for tryouts, send an email to texaspipelinersbaseball@gmail.com with the following information:

  • Player name
  • Player age & Date of Birth
  • If player is a pitcher or not

A Note from the Nurse

Parents, students are not allowed to bring any medicine (prescription/over the counter/herbal/natural) to school and take it themselves. A student may lose their medicine and serious consequences can occur if another student finds and takes it. Any student who needs to take medication during the school day must have an adult/guardian check it in to the Nurse and sign appropriate CISD documents. Please contact the clinic with any questions.


Thank you,

Nurse Corbit

Virtual Library and Technology Zone

Our Eagles have been having so much fun using Mrs. Harvey's virtual library and Mrs. Ventura's virtual tech zone at school! These are great sites for students to also access from home. Please find the links below.


tinyurl.com/Giesingerlibrary

tinyurl.com/Giesingertechnology

Giesinger Happenings!

Lunch Visitors Sign-Up Link

Lunch visitors may sign up for "picnic" style lunches using the sign-up link below! With Giesinger Elementary at 120% capacity, our parents will picnic on our picnic tables. Please make sure you sign up under the the correct grade level and date. We ask that you have no more than 2 visitors per student. If you have an extenuating circumstance, please call the front office and we will work with you. When signing up for two visitors, please sign each person up in a separate slot. We need to limit visitors to 10 adults total per grade level per day.


April Lunch signup:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49aaaf2aa7f5c07-april


May Lunch Signup:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49aaaf2aa7f5c07-lunch1


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

WATCH D.O.G.S. Sign-Up links for March & April

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.

2020-2021 Texas Academic Performance Report

To view Giesinger's Texas Academic Peformance Report for the 2020-2021 school year, please go to www.conroeisd.net:


  • Go to "Our School/Campus"
  • Click "View School Profile"
  • Select "Accountability Reports"
  • Click "2020-2021"
  • Select "Texas Academic Performance Report"

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”

2021-2022 Giesinger Yearbooks

Order your Giesinger Yearbook at www.balfour.com

Type Giesinger in the search bar.

Special personalization options are available online only, such as photo messages to your child.


Another way to purchase:

Turn order form into the front office with cash or check.

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Jackets & Coats

As temperatures start getting cooler, don’t forget to write your child’s name in their jackets/ coats.


If the feels like temperature is above 40° students will go outside in the mornings for Active Start on the following days:


Monday: 1st grade

Tuesday: 4th grade

Wednesday: 3rd grade

Thursday: 2nd grade

Friday: Kindergarten

Nurse's News

Thank you for not sending medications to school with children. Even cough drops are considered a medication and are not allowed. Peppermints are allowed to help sooth tummies and allergy symptoms. Lastly, please refer to the District document “Can My Child Go To School Today?” This will help you keep your child healthy and others healthy, too. You are welcome to call the clinic with any questions!


Sincerely, Dana Corbit RN and Danielle Whitacre, Clinic Aide.

Can My Child Go To School Today?

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PTO News

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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.

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:

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!

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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To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.


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On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

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.