Giesinger Gazette

Giesinger Elementary - Week of November 15, 2021

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 .


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Giesinger Eagles Motto:

"Eagles Soar to Excellence In All We Do!"

Dr. Null's Live YouTube Update

Please join Dr. Curtis Null, Superintendent, for a live update on the Conroe ISD YouTube Channel on Monday, November 15, at 6 PM. Questions may be submitted prior to the update through the form linked on the Contact Us webpage.

Generation Texas Week: November 15-19

Generation Texas Week

November 15 – November 19

All over Texas, students are finding their voices, setting goals, and taking steps toward securing their own successful futures as part of creating a movement called Generation TX. Our students are Generation TX, and they are what’s next for Texas. With the support of their families and their communities, Texas students can become the most successful generation ever. Each day during the week of November 15 – November 19, we invite all students to participate in learning about what the future has in store.


Monday: Career Day “Dress for Success”

What do you want to be when you grow up? Dress for success in the career path of your choice.

Ideas: Scrubs can work for many careers: vet, doctor, nurse, dental assistant, physical therapist. Dress in business clothes and be a business man/woman. Wear work boots and a construction hat.

Discuss with your child what they want to be when they grow up.


Tuesday: “Off to College We Go”

Wear your favorite college’s t-shirt, jersey or colors.

Staff members will share information about college and their experiences.


Wednesday: “Proud to be a Texan”

Wear anything that represents being from Texas.

Ideas: boots, cowboy hats, Texas sports team shirts and jerseys, etc.

Staff members will talk about opportunities other than 4-year colleges.


Thursday: “Relax, Your Future Looks Amazing”

Wear Pajamas.

Talk with your child about Life after Elementary School


Friday: “Eagles Soar to Excellence”

Wear a Giesinger shirt to show your EAGLE PRIDE.

(Cryar, Peet, or Conroe High School Shirt is good too. 😊)

Teachers will talk about the cost of college and the different ways to pay and the rich rewards of an education.


Thank you for your support!

Conroe Feeder Zone Attendance Boundary Process

The ABC Committee has been working hard on developing zoning scenarios for Annette Gordon Reed Elementary School, which is scheduled to open in August of 2022. The scenarios are already posted on our website, pleas visit https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Sc-In-Consideration-10.28.21-corrected.pdf to review these scenarios.

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

General PTO Zoom Meeting

Join us via Zoom on November 16th at 4:30 PM for a general PTO meeting.

Lunch Visitors Sign-Up Link

Lunch visitors may sign up for "picnic" style lunches on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays beginning October 6th. 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. We also ask that you sign up once per 3 week period so that every parent has an opportunity to sign up.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040E48A9AD28A4F94-lunch


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

An Update from our Counselor, Mrs. Barton:

Holiday Helpers

Several of our Giesinger families have asked for assistance this holiday season. if you would like to sponsor a child, several children, or a family for Christmas, please contact Mrs. Barton for more details.


abarton@conroeisd.net 936-709-2608

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An Update from Nurse Corbit

Goodbye Summer & Hello Fall!


We are so thankful that Covid rates have dropped to a low level and most of our campus is really healthy! We still have mosquitoes on the playground, so remember to spray those arms and legs before school if your little one is getting bit! Also, a little known fact is that cough drops are considered a medicine here in CISD, so we ask that if your child needs them, please check them into the Clinic and sign a permission form. Vision and Hearing screening will begin for 3rd graders next week. If your child has a referral sent home, please contact the clinic with questions and recommendations.

Take Care! Nurse Corbit and Ms. Danielle.

PTO News

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Thank You!

The PTO received their first picnic table donation and it was delivered to Giesinger! Our Eagles love it!
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This Week at Giesinger Elementary:

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.

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.

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!

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”

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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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.