The Hoot Owl

October

SUPPORTING OAK RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

In an effort to support our high school, we are going to join them on their theme dress up days to support their football team. Please feel free to have your child join us on these fun days...


October 8 - Pink out the Wildcats - have your child wear pink

October 15 - Blind the Bears - Wear NEON colored clothing

November 6 - Rock the Highlanders - Dress in rock and roll school appropriate clothing

November 20 - Crush the Cavs - Wear a superhero shirt

GIFTED AND TALENTED NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

Referral requests are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January for both remote and in-person platforms, referral requests are accepted at this time. Referral requests can be made by the parents and/or teachers. It is recommended that parents of 2nd grade students wait until CogAT scores have arrived before nominating their child because CogAT scores are part of the GT assessment. If you are interested in referring your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher at conferences. Referrals will be accepted through December 18. You may request a referral form from the front office or the Assistant Principal. You can also find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage.

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Virtual Book Fair


The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the Fair will be exclusively held online this year, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids.

The Fair will connect your kids to notable books and inspiring characters — helping them become lifelong readers. And you’ll love the new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives — directly from the interactive booklist.

Plus, enjoy these special online shopping features:

  • Access to over 6,000 products

  • All orders ship direct to home

  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*

  • All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards



Save these dates and view our school’s Fair site:

Fair Dates: October 12 - October 25

Online Store:https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ore13


Thank you for continuing to support our school. We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!


ATTENDANCE

Daily attendance is very important. Whether your child is participating virtually or face to face, their learning is directly impacted by their attendance and participation in completing assignments. Please help your child grow academically this year by committing to being at school (face to face or virtually) every day and actively participating in learning.


Our tardy time is 8:01 a.m. for face to face students. Please do your best to get your child to school before 8:00 a.m. If your child eats breakfast at school, the earlier the better to allow them time to eat before class starts.

NOTES FROM THE NURSE

Happy October and Fall Weather!


With cooler temperatures please make sure your child is properly dressed. Please also send a jacket with them. And as always please pack a full extra set of clothes just in case.

Along with Covid-19 we are also monitoring Flu numbers. Please contact the school and let us know if your child has tested positive for the Flu and type if you were informed of it. Thank you for your help.


Learn more about the differences between the Flu and COVID-19 here: https://t.co/BX2qPbOYpu?amp=1



Stay well,

Nurse Sims

Counselor's Corner

COMPUTER/HOT SPOT RETURN

If your child is back at school, please make sure that you have returned the laptop, Ipad, and/or hotspot you checked out. We need these back on campus for our students to be able to use.

FACEMASK UPDATE

CISD Level 3: Students in grades 3-12 are required to wear face coverings in all areas, including classrooms, and when social distancing of at least 6 ft. is not possible. Students in grades PreK-2 are asked to wear face coverings. All students (PreK-12) will wear face coverings, as developmentally appropriate and feasible, on buses, during transitions, and in school common areas.

PTO

Joining our parent/teacher organization is a great way to get involved in helping keep our school great. Membership is $5 per family. This year, based upon guidelines, all of our PTO meetings will be held virtually via Zoom. We hope this provides an opportunity for more folks to become involved than in previous years.

OUTDOOR CLASSROOM

We are excited to announce that we are in the process of getting an outdoor classroom for our students to use. PTO has graciously donated toward this venture and we are moving forward.


We are still in need of extra funds for benches, chairs, and tables for the students to use while outside. You can make a donation towards this venture on the PTO website under the "donate" button. If you know of businesses or individuals willing to support this venture, please reach out to them and point them towards our PTO.

FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH

As of October 1, our district will be participating in the Federal Free feeding program. Breakfast and lunch will be free for all students for the month of October.


For those who are virtual, feeding locations have changed for picking up lunches. Pick up will now be at Irons Junior High School off Hwy 242. Pick up dates are still Tuesday and Thursday.

DATES TO KNOW

OCTOBER

8 - End of first nine weeks

9 - Staff development day for staff - no students

12 - School holiday for all

13 - First day of second nine weeks

26 - 30 - Red Ribbon Week - watch for more information and dress up day themes