January 7 , 2022
Dates to Remember
1/17 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
1/26 - Parent University
2/8 - Spring Picture Day
2/11- First Grade Sock Hop
2/14-18 - Random Acts of Kindness Week
2/18 - Holiday - No School
2/21 - Presidents' Day - No School
2/25 Drive - In Movie Night (Hosted by PTO)
3/11 - Staff Development - No School for the students
3/14 - 18 - Spring Break - No School
4/22- Bobcat Bonanza (PTO Spring Fundraiser)
A Message from Mrs. Thompson
I hope everyone had a wonderful new year! We had an amazing first week back here at Bush!
I am pleased with the amount of parents that I have been able to chat with since I transitioned into this new role. One of the things that I have heard from many parents is that they would like more opportunities to engage with the school and more opportunities to get involved. I think Covid has played a major role in our parents and community not feeling as involved in the school community as they usually do, so this topic is especially important right now. Ongoing research shows that family engagement in schools improves student achievement, reduces absenteeism, and restores parents' confidence in their children's education. One of the things that makes Bush so special, is the high volume of parent involvement, and I want to make sure that I am doing my part to offer you all opportunities to get involved and feel connected to our school.
I do want to take a minute to explain the Parent University events that we have been hosting at Bush once a month and will continue to host in the spring semester. Parent University was created in an effort to include parent's in their child's education by offering opportunities for parents to learn about education related topics, led by our staff. Some of the topics that have been presented earlier this year include: literacy assessments, understanding reading levels, the gifted and talented program, and parenting in a tech filled world. These events are also intended to build community and help increase parent involvement. I know that I have loved having opportunities to talk to parents about reading as well as the challenges we face in this social media world as parents. I would love to chat with all of you about these very important topics.
PTO and I are working on developing a survey to get your input on topics, days, and times for our Parent University events. Please keep your eyes out for that survey in the next week. As of now, our next Parent University is scheduled for Wednesday, January 26th at 6pm.
Have a great weekend!
Changes to Lunch Drop Off Procedures
A Message from Bush Clinic
The district is in the process of updating quarantine/isolation protocol for students and staff, continue to refer to the CISD Roadmap to Remaining Open website for the latest information.
Parent Self-Report Instructions:
If your child receives a positive COVID-19 test, please go to the link below and follow the prompts to enter your child’s positive results. This will be entered into the Conroe ISD COVID Absence APP for excused absence until the date cleared to return.
For student log in:
Username: The first 5 letters of the last name and the first 3 letters of the first name.
Student Name: Frida Kahlo
Password: stu & the student ID number.
Student ID: 999777
If your child receives a positive COVID-19 test, please go to the link below and follow the prompts to enter your child’s positive results. This will be entered into the Conroe ISD COVID Absence APP for excused absence until the date cleared to return. https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/covid-19-positive-self-report/
Nurse Cheryl Kirchner, RN
Bush Clinic Phone: (936) 709-1609
Lunch Visitor Sign-Up
10:45 Lunch Period:Classes: Armstrong, Baum, Costenbader, Hull, Johnson, Miller, Murdock, Saunders, Sellers, and Sunseri. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b45a5a82fa2f94-lunch16
11:15 Lunch Period: Classes: D. Anderson, Bruno, Dalessandro, Edgar, Foley, Garza, Harrell, Hunsdale, Landry, Perry, Powell, and Reyna. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b45a5a82fa2f94-lunch17
11:45 Lunch Period: Classes: Abbas, N. Anderson, Barnett, Brock, Bruce, Castillo, Cleaveland, Clifford, DePedro, Everett, Lamberti, Milo, Nettuno, Riggs, and Ross. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b45a5a82fa2f94-lunch18
12:15 Lunch Period: Classes: Brown, Davies, Eschenburg, Kamal, Lenfant, Saldana, Samford, and Shaw. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b45a5a82fa2f94-lunch19
School Zone and Car Rider Drop Off Safety Reminders
As a reminder our school doors do not open until 7:30 AM. We ask that you do not drop off your child before that time as they will be on the front porch unattended.
- Please remember to remind your children not to cross until the crossing guards are at their posts in the morning.
- A picture of your child's barcode on your phone will not work for car rider line. We have to scan each barcode, and you need the actual print out.
- Please do not drop of children on Crownridge Drive at the school path. If you are in car line the children should remain in the vehicle until they are at the front of the school.
- While driving, allow crossing guards to cross children and to return to the sidewalk before driving through the crosswalk.
- Cell phones should not be used while in the school zone.
- No dogs are allowed on school property.
- U-turns are not allowed on Crownridge Drive.
- Please do not sit on the curb or allow your children to play in the street.
The safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance. Over the past decade, Conroe ISD has spent millions of dollars on a layered approach to campus safety including the installation of secure entrances and vestibules along with adding security cameras throughout our schools. Our greatest safety measure, however, is vigilance. Please report any suspicious activity or suspected dangers to the appropriate authorities. Anonymous reports may be made 24/7 to Conroe ISD’s KidChat hotline at 1-888-KidChat (543-2428) or through our new Anonymous Alerts app. Login: conroeisd
Conroe ISD's 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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