Ride Blast

March 3, 2023

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Important School-Wide Dates:


6 – 2nd Field Trip – Old MacDonald Farm

7 – 3rd grade Field Trip – Blue Bell Factory

7 - Ride Night - Black Walnut 4 pm to close

8 – Junie B. Jones - play CPHS – All grades

12 – Day Light Savings Begins


21 – School resumes

23 - Bike Rodeo

28 – Spring Pictures

28 – Report Card access open/sent home (PK-2)


5 - Spring Creek BBQ

11-18 - Book Fair

12 - 4th Grade field trip to Sam Houston

14 - Ride Thru the Decades Spring Fundraiser

25 - STAAR Rdg for 3rd and 4th Grade

25 - Kn Field Trip

Principal Message

Greetings, Ride Families!

This week was National Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2nd. Needless to say, it was a wonderful week focusing on one of our favorite activities, reading!!! The second graders put on an incredible program based on the book Peanut Butter & Cupcake by Terry Border. WE ended the week with a visit from Dr. Null, CISD Superintendent, and a school board member, Stacy who gave an eloquent presentation of The Ambassador Award to a deserving teacher, student, and staff member who has gone above and beyond on a daily basis to be the best they can be, make a difference, and helpful to others (to mention a few attributes). Of course, there are so many incredible teachers, exceptional students and outstanding support staff at Ride to choose from. However, we chose these three very special Challengers to highlight this year.

J. Ashmore is our wonderful art teacher. She has ingeniously combined teaching the history of famous artists and her art curriculum to make art not only a learning experience, and fun, but you get to bring home an incredible piece of art based on a famous artist. The pictures below are samples of different grade levels who were working on Andy Warhol. And now, the classes are working on Henri Matisse (pic above). Ask your kids to tell you more about it. Oh, and if anyone would like to hand their child’s artwork in the school, we would love to have one of each style to display.

K. Ellis is a 4th grade student at Sally K. Ride. He is a well-rounded, kind, and respectful kid who strives to work hard every day. He has attended Ride since Kindergarten and very year he exhibited these exceptional student qualities. We are very proud of you and wanted you to know how much we appreciate your hard work.

M. Cymbala is our incredible secretary. She became the secretary of Sally K. Ride at a very difficult time when we were maneuvering COVID and the day to day operations of reopening. She works hard to always make sure the teachers are taken care of and we have every thing we need to be the best we can be. We appreciate you very much!!

As we approach the last week before Spring Break, the teachers have made some special plans for the kids. Second and third grade will attend field trips, and (K-4) students, will attend the annual play at College Park High School. This year is Junie B. Jones.

Spring Break is March 13th thru March 20th. School resumes on March 21st for students.

Have a great weekend.


Megan Burnham

# We Show Integrity, We Include others, We SHOW Kindness, We SHOW Citizenship, We ARE Responsible, #We ARE Respectful, #We ARE Challengers!

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Ride Through The Decades

The 2023 Ride through the Decades Spring Carnival planning committee is looking for silent auction items. If you own a business and would like to donate we would love to help promote your business. 100% of the funds raised through the silent auction go directly to the PTO, which then go directly into the school.

PTO funds various school functions including field trips, math and reading tutoring, teacher support, professional development, substitute pay, computer programs/licenses, technology, reading incentive programs, playground equipment and repairs, copy paper, school beautification and so much more. All funds the PTO raises goes towards enhancing each child's education at Sally K. Ride.

Get Your Yearbooks Now - Last Day Will Be March 24, 2023

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Lunch Sign-Up

Due to limited seating in the cafeteria, we are offering two options for lunch signups. You will have the opportunity to sign up to eat in the cafeteria with your child or outside in our gazebo/picnic table area. You will not be able to change locations after signup is complete. If you sign up to eat outside and it rains, you will be unable to move into the building due to limited seating. You may sign up for another day/time.

Each slot is available for two adults and the child you are eating lunch with..

Please see the schedule below for designated grade level lunch visitor’s days. Make sure that you sign up under the correct time slot for your child’s lunchtime. Each student may have a lunch visitor once every 3.5-week period. This ensures every parent has an opportunity to sign up. Remember to bring a valid id when you visit the building.

Due to limited seating in the cafeteria, we are asking all parents with small children to eat outside in the gazebo area.

Lunch Sign-Up

Lunch Schedule:

Kindergarten/Second Grade 11:45-12:15

ECSE/Prekindergarten 11:55-12:25

First Grade 12:15-1245

Third/Fourth Grade 12:30-1:00

Visitation Days:

Monday: Kinder, 1st, 2nd

Tuesday: ECSE, PreK, 3rd, 4th

Wednesday: Kinder, 1st, 2nd

Thursday: ECSE, PreK, 3rd, 4th

Friday: Any Grade Level

Our Next Ride PTO Meeting

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Ride Grade Level Newsletters

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Office 365

Below is the PDF link to instructions on how to install your Office 365 account.

Each CISD student has five FREE copies available for their use on various devices.

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Ride's Social Media

Do you follow Ride Elementary on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter?

Facebook: Ride Elementary, Conroe ISD

Instagram: @ridecisd

Twitter: @RideCISD

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 Resource Newsletter

Please follow the link to the Parent Resource Center provided by the School District.


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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:


Click the “Student/Parent” tab

Click on “Parent Access Center”

Click “Register”

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.