Buckalew Buzz- Remote Learning
A Communication Tool for Our Buckalew Family and Community
May 22, 2020
Conroe ISD is closed in accordance with Governor Abbott’s directive on April 17, 2020. The remainder of Conroe ISD’s academic year will be completed through distance learning.
Video Announcements for STUDENTS and PARENTS for our Last Week of School with Special Guest: Mrs. Jameson, 4th Grade Teacher
Photos are for the dates of April 18-23rd. Thank you for sharing your photos with us! If you have photos you would like to be included in our weekly video, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buckalew Online Silent Auction CLOSES at 9pm TONIGHT!
Click on Link Below For Buckalew Bash Auction
End of the Year Information:
Monday May 25th- School Holiday
Tuesday May 26th-FINAL PICK UP/DROP OFF OF ITEMS BY LAST NAME
- All items will be in a Brown Paper Bag labeled by student last name.
- Pick up will be in the car rider line.
- Brown Bags will be placed in vehicle trunks, by Buckalew staff members.
- Staff will be masked and gloved for the safety of all.
- Family members will be asked to remain in their cars during this process.
- Please display your CAR RIDER sign to ensure a seamless and safe process if you have it.
- If you have any items to drop off, WAGONS will be in the back parking lot labeled by grade level to be delivered to homeroom teacher/campus (this could include library books, teacher materials, cards etc)
Time: Last Name
noon-1:00 Optional Time if you can't make the above
Wednesday May 27th- "Zoomtastic Class Celebrations!"
All grade levels will be scheduling their last Zoomtastic Meeting for the school year! The times for the Zoomtastic Celebration will be within the grade level office hours in which they have been hosting their meetings. Details will come from the homeroom teacher.
Thursday May 28th- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL- "HONK OUT" - 10am
See below for details
Everyone, Please Join Us As We "HONK OUT" Our 4th Graders!
Buckalew is excited to end our 19-20 School Year with a "HONK OUT"! Traditionally, Buckalew has always "clapped-out" our 4th graders as they leave Buckalew to attend intermediate school. Since we are unable to do that this year, we still want to end the year on a great school-wide event that includes ALL Buckalew Families.
A 4th grade specific email went out with details on the parade route. If you are a 4th grade parent, please refer to that email. If you are a k-3 parent, we invite you to park along Alden Bridge (see attached map), stay in your car, and "HONK OUT" our 4th graders as they drive through our route along Alden Bridge. YOU MUST ALL STAY INSIDE YOUR CARS, but feel free to decorate your cars.
When: Thursday May 28th
Were: Alden Bridge (see map)
Time: Please line up cars by 9:45 AND STAY INSIDE YOUR CAR!!!
Parade Route Map HERE: Honk Out Parade Route Public.png
Feel Free to wear any Buckalew Spiritwear!
In order for the safety of you, our students, our staff, our community, we ask that you stay in your car, open your sunroofs, your windows, and HONK YOUR HORN as the 4th graders go by!
The Buckalew Teachers will follow up the parade route in their cars at the end of the parade honking to you all!
Gifted and Talented Testing Results
Score results for students who participated in GT testing in January will be placed in your child’s brown bag that will be ready for pick up on May 26. Score results will be in a large sealed white envelope labeled with your child’s name. You may email Mrs. Smith if you have questions about your child’s results. email@example.com
All library books are due! There will be wagons outside by the black file cabinets on Tuesday so when you pick up your packet you can drop off your library books. Last week and this week teachers have been going through their room, cleaning out student desks and returning any library books they find. This week I have been checking the shelves for any books that are still "checked out" just in case it is on the shelf.Next week once all the teachers have checked their rooms and I have checked the library, I will send out notices via e-mail if you have any library books due to Buckalew.
If you can't find your library book and need to know the cost to replace or need to drop off your library books on another day besides Tuesday, please e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to our District Art Show winners:
Grace Li (4th grade), Maggie Ware (3rd grade), and Tyrone Mody (2nd grade)!!
Their artwork will be professionally framed and on display at the CISD Main offices for the 2020-2021 school year!! Thank you ALL for all of your hard work and creativity this year!! Have a wonderful summer and I can’t wait to see you in the Fall!!!
(Huge virtual hugs!!)
Order Your 2020-2021 School Supplies
Kindergarten Registration is HERE! Download PDF for more information.
Buckalew Welcomes iKidsU.
Counselor's Corner with Mrs. Points
Resilience Training 101 continues as our end of the year focus. I hope your family will catch both my Thursday Facebook lesson and my weekly Canvas site lesson found in our remote learning center. Thank you for allowing me to support your child's social and emotional learning during this time where we are physically apart.
Coping Skills Challenge
Each week, I will be presenting 6 new coping skill ideas that both children and adults
can use. Challenge your child (and family) to try one of the week's coping skills. I'd love
to hear about your adventure in finding emotional balance at email@example.com.
This week's coping skills are in bold lettering:
Take Deep Breaths
Listen to Music (Sing/Dance)
Talk to a Friend or Adult
Draw or Color a Picture
Take a Nap
Read a Good Book
Wrap Yourself in a Warm Blanket
Work on a Puzzle
Do Something Kind for Someone Else
25. Take Pictures
26. Go for a Run
27. Play a Board Game
28. Watch Clouds in the Sky
29. Smell Flowers
31. Wear Fuzzy Slippers
32. Chew Gum
33. Play a Sport
34. Dream about Your Future
35. Complete a Word Search
36. Watch Your Favorite Movie
Each week, the CISD counseling department will bring you tips to support the social and emotional needs of you and your family. We hope you find these videos both practical and encouraging!
Mosaics of Mercy can help direct and connect those in need to local mental health agencies, based on specific needs, in Montgomery County.
Grace & Guidance, PLLC is currently offering local virtual counseling services to first responders, veterans, and civilians. (Reduced rate services are available to those who have been affected financially by COVID-19.)
Individual Spring Photos
Photo Texas would like to remind you that it is not too late to order you child's spring individual photo. These photos will be shipped directly to your home address. See instructions below.
To view your proof and order online go to: http://online.phototexasphotography.com/
The website will ask for you to input a keyword.
The keyword to your gallery is: 2020buckalew and then your student's ID.
So if your student's ID is 123456 then the code is 2020buckalew123456
For any issues or questions, please contact Photo Texas customer support at https://www.phototexasphotography.com/contact or call 1(800) 883-6463.
****IN EVERY BUZZ FOR YOUR REFERENCE BELOW****
The 2019-2020 final Report Cards will be mailed home to the students home address. They are also available online for 1st through 4th grades. In order to see your child’s report card online, you must have a Parent Access Center Account (PAC). To sign up for Parent Access, go to the CISD page at https://www.conroeisd.net/parents/ and click on “Parent Access Center Register”. By having this account, you can see your child’s grades, state test scores, lunch accounts, etc. I encourage you to create an account if you haven't already. Our Attendance Clerk, Jayne Bull, can help you if you have trouble creating an account. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ways to Make a Difference
Where donating $1 provides 5 meals and $20 = 100 meals!
Volunteer with Montgomery County Food Bank today! Whether you're an individual, family, organization or corporation they have volunteer opportunities daily that need to get filled.
Free Resources and/or Assistance
The Texas Cable Association released information on free broadband and internet services, describing steps to enable and expand access to broadband. All four Texas Cable Association members have pledged to not cut off broadband or phone service.
This Remote Learning Center has been developed to provide Buckalew specific information regarding remote learning during CISD's school closure.
Food Distribution Every Tuesday & Thursday 10am until supplies last
Here are some helpful resources from our friends at Interfaith of the Woodlands:
Our offices remain OPEN every day, as we provide basic needs to S. Montgomery County.
Our hours will be 9am-4pm, Monday - Friday.
All of our services are "Curbside" or by Phone.
Our goal is to continue to serve our neighbors in need.
-Families & Individuals seeking food assistance: Call 281-367-1230
-Seniors needing food: Call 832-615-8224
-Families and Seniors needing financial assistance: 281-367-1230
-Individuals needing non-COVID-19 related Medical or dental assistance: Call 281-364-7889
-Individuals needing help to find a job: Call our Workforce Solutions Conroe office at 936-441-0037 or email: email@example.com