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February 14, 2020

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Coming Events:

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Feb 17th - 21st - Random Acts of Kindness Week
Feb 18th - Spring Pictures

Feb 18th - 24th - Matthew's Birthday Wish Food Drive

Feb 18th - Feb 28th - Early Voting Dates
Feb 27th - 1st Grade Open House and Program 6:00pm

Feb 28th - Paws for Pride 2:20 PM - Wear pink for KINDNESS
Feb 28th - Last day to order a yearbook WITH PERSONALIZATION

Mar 4th & 5th - 4th grade Field Trip - Same Houston State Park

Mar 6th - Kindergarten Rodeo 8:30am

Mar 6th - Early Dismissal 12:10 PM

Mar 9th - 13th - Spring Break - No School

Mar 27th - Bobcat Bonanza 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mar 31st - Paws for Pride 2:20 Pm - Wear white for COURAGE

April 7th - 4th Grade STAAR - Writing

April 9th - Kinder & 1st Grade Egg Hunts

April 10th - No School

New Bush Banner Schedule

Beginning this week, we will send home the Bush Banner each Friday.

Spring Pictures - Say Cheese!

Spring pictures are scheduled for Tuesday, February 18. You will not receive an order form before picture day. Picture proofs will be sent home with an order form at a later date.

After School Playground Rules

  1. Biker/walkers cannot enter the playground after school unless a parent or guardian is present at all times. Otherwise, students must walk/bike home immediately after school while crossing guard is on duty.
  2. Please do not re-enter building for restroom or to retrieve forgotten items.
  3. Please do not climb on fences, basketball poles, or soccer goal and nets.
  4. Please do not dig holes.
  5. Please no dogs on the playground.

AM & PM Car Rider Line

Please remain to the side of the shoulder on Crownridge for both morning and afternoon car rider line. This will allow access to the parking lot for cars that are not dropping off students.


In the morning, buses are having difficulty getting through the car line and being able to get children to school.


Please also remember that during morning drop off and afternoon pick up, the exit from the school is a right turn only.

Lost & Found Items

All lost items are located in the gym/cafeteria. Please remind your child to take a look for any missing items. All items not claimed will be donated during Spring Break.

Afternoon Transportation Changes

If you are changing your Bobcat’s transportation for dismissal, you may do so in one of three ways:


  1. Write a note, put it in your child’s folder for the teacher
  2. E-mail bush@conroeisd.net
  3. Fax (936) 709-1699


The e-mail or fax need to be received by Bush before 2:30 PM. This allows us necessary time to deliver all requests to the classrooms.

2020-2021 School Calendar

A printable version of the calendar for the 2020-2021 school year can be found online at https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2020-2021-Calendar.pdf.
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Random Acts of Kindness Week & Food Drive February 18th-21st


During the month of February, we focus on the character trait of kindness. We also celebrate Random Acts of Kindness week! So all students in grades Kinder through 4th had a counseling lesson on Kindness during their library time this month.


The lesson centered on the book I Walk With Vanessa by Kerascoët.

This story is about a simple act of kindness and so much more. Students learned about empathy, courage and how to be an Upstander. Students even helped tell the story by using their observation and inferencing skills to read this picture book. Noticing the characters facial expressions and body language, we discussed the importance of nonverbal communication and "soft skills." So much to learn in this simple story!


I Walk With Vanessa was a great book to introduce our theme for Random Acts of Kindness Week, "Be the I in KIND." We will celebrate RAK week February 18th -21st. During this week, we encourage students to perform simple acts to spread kindness in our school and community.


In addition to spreading kindness, Bush Elementary will be participating in a food drive to support “Matthew’s Birthday Wish”. Matthew Reel is a student in CISD, that currently supports close to 100 families in our school district by providing needed meals. Click here for more information on Matthew’s Birthday Wish. We will be collecting non-perishable items February 18-21. Items may be dropped off in the collection bins located in the Bush Elementary lobby.



“No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.” - Aesop

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Pictured above are the Paws for Pride winners from December 2019. The character trait was Generosity. Congratulations to all!

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Junior Achievement Program

Each year, Bush Elementary participates in the Junior Achievement Program by having parent volunteers teach our students the JA grade level curriculum. Volunteers will need to attend one of two JA training sessions on either Wednesday, February 26th at 1 pm or Thursday, Feb. 27th at 9:30 am. (If the parent volunteer has previously attended training, they do not need to attend. Third grade is an exception, as all 3rd grade volunteers will need to be trained on the new curriculum).
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Be a Flu Fighter! Get the flu vaccine

- Wash your hands often, especially before eating and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.

- Keep your sneezes and coughs to yourself (use a tissue or your elbow instead of your hand).

- Keep your fingers away from eyes, mouth, and nose.

- Please do not return to school or work until fever free for 24 hrs without the use of fever-reducing medications.

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GENERAL REMINDERS:

Reminder to Visitors

All visitors must present a valid driver’s license or state identification card. We strictly enforce this policy and appreciate your support in our effort to keep everyone safe.

Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule -

7:30 AM - Door Open

7:48 AM - First Bell = safety patrol and staff will enter the building

8:00 AM - Instruction begins = Students are tardy if they are not in the building by 8:00 AM

9:00 AM - Attendance taken = Students are absent if they are not in the building at 9:00 AM

3:10 PM - Dismissal


Lunch Schedule -

Kindergarten - 11:25 AM
1st Grade - 11:55 AM

2nd Grade - 12:25 PM

3rd Grade - 12:10 PM

4th Grade - 11:40 AM

Copy Room Times:

Kindergarten: 2:05 - 3:05 PM
1st Grade: 1:05 - 2:05 PM

2nd Grade: 10:15 - 11:15 AM

3rd Grade: 9:10 - 10:10 AM

4th Grade: 8:10 - 9:10 AM

Specials, Mrs. Lamberti, Cafeteria & Special Education: 11:15 AM - 1:05 PM

Labeling Items:

Please remember to label all jackets, sweaters, water bottles, etc., so that we may identify them. Also, our Lost and Found is growing by the day! If you’re missing an item, please check in the gym. Thanks.

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Spotlight Your Bobcat with a Yearbook Recognition Ad

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Yearbook recognition ads are still available for purchase at balfour.com. And, be sure to order a yearbook by February 28, if you want the option of personalizing it with your student's name. Book prices go up March 1. Order at balfour.com.

VIP Packages Available for 1st Grade Program

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Guarantee yourself a front row seat and a prime parking spot at the first grade program on February 27; purchase a VIP package. Two packages are available and each includes a front row parking spot, as well.


Purchase online at:

https://fs23.formsite.com/bushpto/PTOsale/index.html

Thank you for your support of this PTO fundraiser.

Sponsors are Needed for Bobcat Bonanza

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Advertise your business and support our school at the same time by donating to our spring fundraiser, Bobcat Bonanza. Sponsors will be advertised in our school's weekly newsletter and on the PTO's website and social media accounts. The amount of advertising will vary based on the level of sponsorship. For more information e-mail fundraising@bushpto.com or go to bushpto.com to donate online.
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Campus Information

Bush Elementary: A nurturing and inclusive community where students become empowered citizens and life-long learners. Every student, every day!


Our school hours are officially 8:00-3:10. Early morning programs (Movable Minutes, Art Club, Library and Tech Lab) open at 7:30 and students are allowed to move to classrooms at 7:48.

The Conroe Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding these non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936)-709-7700 and the Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7670.