Ride Blast

March 31, 2023

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Important School-Wide Dates:


3 - World Autism Day

5 - Spring Creek BBQ

7-10 - Holiday

11 - Students resume school

11-18 - Book Fair

12 - 4th Grade field trip to Sam Houston

13 - PTO Mtg

14 - Ride Thru the Decades Spring Fundraiser

19 - Twisted Sugar Fundraiser

25 - STAAR Rdg for 3rd and 4th Grade

25 - Kn Field Trip


5 - SKR Field Day - Volunteers needed!

Principal Message

Greetings, Ride Families!

Our DI Team, the 4th Grade Riders, earned 2nd place at the State competition last weekend and now qualify to compete at the global level. We are so proud of the team, the coach, Mr. Harvey, and the teacher representative, Mrs. Brighton for their hard work, dedication and perseverance in achieving great success.

As we return from Spring Break, our teachers are busy planning for our fourth and final nine weeks of school. The teachers at Ride are very special. They spend a lot of time planning. Each grade level collaborates with each team member to do “Big Picture” planning which is for entire units or multiple units, weekly lesson planning, and small group instruction planning. Our belief is that the more we plan and the more intentional we are with each lesson, the better the instruction, learning and achievement at Ride. Thank you and the Sally K. Ride PTO for your support in this endeavor. Ride is a special place because of the incredible teachers and the wonderful parent support. I appreciate you!

First grade classes went to the Montgomery County Fair for a quick field trip. I don’t know what it is about animals and rides, but kids always have the best time! Not to mention the excitement of riding a school bus. Thank you to all of our parent chaperones who helped make this a very fun and special day for our Challengers.

Next week brings a new month and new opportunities to help your school. Spring Creek BBQ is one of our favorite events because they are one of our biggest supporters. They give us a large percentage of the sales and they also give the teachers and students shirts and gift cards. Come out and see your teachers passing out hot rolls and visit with your Ride community.

Online Registration for the 2023-24 school years is open for all grade levels, except for PK, which opens on April 1, 2023.

Have a great weekend,


Megan Burnham

#We show perseverance, # We Show Integrity, We Include others, We show Kindness, We show Citizenship, We are Responsible, #We are Respectful, #We are Challengers!

4th Grade Riders Going to Global DI Competition

Ride Through The Decades Spring Fundraiser on Friday, April 14th!

There are many activities going on - from our Silent Auction to Dress Up Days to our Spring Carnival - don't miss out! Family sponsorships and event tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $15 now or $20 at the door and include unlimited games and pizza dinner.

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It’s Book Fair Time

We will host a Book Fair on April 11th – 17th in the school library. During the week, the Book Fair is open from 7:30 – 3:00. The Book Fair will be open on the evening of April 14th for Ride through the Decades. Our last day will be Monday, April 17th.

Profits from the Book Fair will be used to purchase books for our school library!

Digital Payment Option for Book Fair

We have a great digital payment option that is highly encouraged for students to use. Parents can set up an eWallet for students, deposit money into it, and students will not have to bring money to school. Visit our Book Fair homepage at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/sallykrideelementaryschool

to open up an eWallet account for your child. Any left over money in the eWallet will be put on a gift card for your student to use at future fairs or online. If you have money left over from the last book fair, you can sign in to your ewallet and transfer the money to this book fair.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

We have some wonderful Book Fair volunteer opportunities from April 4th – April 18th! Please click here to sign up to volunteer!


Thanks for volunteering!

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.

Volunteers Needed for our Spring Carnival

Volunteers Needed!! Please consider joining us to volunteer before or after enjoying the Ride Through the Decades Spring Carnival with your families. We have plenty of options available and need your help! Here is the link to sign up Me: Ride Through the Decades- Spring Carnival (signupgenius.com). Volunteers will receive free entry to the carnival with a light pizza dinner included!

Ride Through the Decades Spring Carnival: Family Sponsored Attractions

New to Ride Through the Decades Spring Carnival: Family Sponsored Attractions!

-Spots are limited! 7 spots left!

-Sponsor an inflatable, and your family or small business will be recognized with a sign at the carnival.

-Use this link to purchase your family sponsorship today!


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Save The Date - Spirit Night at Spring Creek BBQ

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Ride Spirit Night

We are going to have another Ride Night on 4/19 at Twisted Sugar from 5 pm - 9 pm. During those hours, 15% of all purchases will go to Ride.
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Spring Carnival

Join us for the Ride Through the Decades Spring Carnival on April 14th from 5pm-7pm. Tickets are $15 per wristband! This will include entry, games and a light pizza dinner. Tickets go on sale March 27th, so please be on the lookout for the link in your email. Can't wait to see you there!!
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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

Gifted & Talented Summer Testing

Referral requests are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Referral requests can be made by the parents of students who were unable to participate in the Spring GT testing session and 2nd grade students who did not have the opportunity to take the Cogat test in the fall. 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 April 29th. Referral form can be accessed through the link below.

GT Referral Link

Ride Grade Level Newsletters

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.