Ride Blast

April 2, 2021

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Important School-Wide Dates:

April

April 2nd: School Holiday

April 5th: Show our Ride Spirit - Wear Blue for National Autism Awareness Month

April 5th: Registration for Pre K & Kindergarten starts

April 6th: 4th Grade STAAR Writing Test - Building closed

April 8th: PTO Zoom Mtg 11:30 a.m. (see below for Zoom info)

April 9th - Spring Fundraiser bidding opens

April 12th-16th: Spring Fundraiser, Ride Through the Decades

Principal's Message


Dear Ride Families,


The Spring is a busy testing season. We are typically testing in every grade level at some point. The state has the STAAR test scheduled for all 3rd - 11th grade students in April and May. Each grade level administers different tests. On April 6th, our incredible 4th graders will be taking the STAAR Writing test. The test involves writing a composition response to a prompt, and a revising and editing section. We are very proud of our 4th graders and excited to showcase the learning and growth that has taken place in writing on Tuesday, April 6th when we return from the long weekend.

Please help your child have the best opportunity to be successful by making sure they get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and encourage them to do their best on the test and put forth their best efforts. We have included some tips for reducing test anxiety below in the newsletter.

The month of April is Autism Awareness month. We will kick off the month by wearing BLUE or an Autism shirt on Monday, April 5th. I hope you can help us Light It Up BLUE.

The Autism Society recognizes that the prevalence of autism in the United States has risen from 1 in 125 children in 2010 to 1 in 54 in 2020 – recognizing this continued increase, the goal for Autism Awareness Month is to further increase awareness about autism signs, symptoms and opportunities. For more information: Autism Society.



We hope you have a wonderful three day weekend,

Megan Burnham

#Better Together


Please remember to self check your family before sending them to school each day.

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Parent Strategies for Reducing Test Anxiety

Emphasize the following points often and in a positive manner:

· the test is only one measure of academic performance.

· test scores do not determine their worth.

· always do your best efforts.

· promote plenty of rest and eat enough.

· Increase confidence and self-esteem by building the belief that your child is valuable, worthwhile and capable.

Autism Awareness Month

April is autism awareness month! Let's show our Ride Spirit and wear blue on Monday, April 5th to show our support!

Help us spread kindness and autism awareness.

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Spring Fundraiser-Ride Through The Decades

Mark your calendars for our spring fundraiser! This year we will not be able to have a carnival, however we are still going to have an online silent auction, raffle, and some fun dress up days for Ride students!


For more information visit ridepto.membershiptoolkit.com/ridethroughthedecades.

Raffle Ticket Pre-orders Open 3/12/21

Raffle Ticket Pre-orders Close 4/7/21

Raffle Tickets sent home with students 4/9/21

Silent Auction Opens 4/9/21

50's Decades Dress Up Days 4/12

60's Decades Dress Up Days 4/13

70's Decades Dress Up Days 4/14

80's Decades Dress Up Days 4/15

90's Decades Dress Up Days 4/16

Silent Auction Ends 4/16/21

Raffle Drawing on Facebook Live 4/16/21 6 pm

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School Supplies 2021-2022

Our wonderful PTO has put together a fast and easy way to purchase your school supplies for next year, 2021-2022! Please download the file below to guide you in ordering your supplies for next year!

PTO Zoom Meeting

If you are interested in what our PTO is doing, please join them on:


April 8th @ 11:30 am


Meeting ID: 827 4975 3007
Passcode: 184357


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82749753007?pwd=NzlDOHVhTmJLVy9TUjVab2x0OUlWdz09

College Park High School Science Fair


We are pleased to announce that TWCP SNHS Chapter will be hosting our Annual Science Camp on April 9th, 2021! K-6 students are invited to attend to learn about science, by conducting hands-on experiments. With over 15 stations this year, the kids are guaranteed to have fun!

It's Not Too Late - Purchase Your Spirit Wear Today

Our wonderful PTO has spirit wear, including long sleeve shirts and hoodies, available for purchase! Click on ridepto.com. Purchase yours today and show your school spirit!!

Open Positions for 2021-2022 Ride PTO

We are starting to fill the board and committee positions for next school year! Volunteering for one of these spots is a great way to meet other parents of Ride, support the Ride staff and teachers, and enrich the learning experience of all Ride students. Everyone is welcome to join! No prior experience needed. Please notify us of your desire to to become a committee member. Please reference the Board and Committee Member Descriptions for additional information. Contact Alena Gunn, our Nominations Chairperson, at agunn22@gmail.com to volunteer.

Ride's Social Media

Do you follow Ride Elementary on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter?


Facebook: Ride Elementary, Conroe ISD

Instagram: @ridecisd

Twitter: @RideCISD

Roadmap to Reopening Conroe ISD

Visit the Roadmap to Reopening webpage for information relevant to the 2020-2021 school year.

This website is updated daily and changes are in red.


Roadmap to Reopening Conroe ISD

COVID Tracing

There are likely many opportunities for students to gather outside of school with friends and loved ones. During this time, please express to your child the importance of taking precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing masks, frequently washing hands, and social distancing. We all must work together as partners to balance the need for social interaction and celebration with keeping our schools open to in-person learning. Our partnership is critical in order to keep students and staff safe and in school throughout the holiday season. Should your child test positive for COVID-19, we ask that you email your child’s campus at contactride@conroeisd.net so we can provide the appropriate support and make the required notifications. Thank you.

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”

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.