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Aug 26th, 2022

From the Principal

Dear Bobcat Families,


We had another amazing week at Bush Elementary! Our students are doing an amazing job learning our classroom and school wide procedures and today they got to celebrate with shopping at our school store. Unfortunately, shopping took longer than expected, so two hallways will have to shop on Monday morning. Today was a learning experience, but we are looking forward to opening our school store two times a month.


Students can earn Bush Bucks for following our school wide expectations and Guidelines for Success. That includes responsibility, kindness, resilience, and integrity. The students are working hard for their Bush Bucks and we are so proud of them. Ask your children what they are doing to receive their Bush Bucks. I would love to hear what they have to say!


Have a great weekend!


Mrs. Thompson

emthompson@conroeisd.net

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Dates to Remember

August

8/30- Volunteer Training/In-Service 9:30am


September

9/5 - No School

9/13 - Fall School Picture Day
9/15 - PTO General Meeting 6:30pm

9/21 - Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day with spinning wheel from 5:30pm-7:30pm

9/21 - Read for a Better Life Day


October

10/4 - Author Visit - Aaron Reynolds

10/6 - Walk to School Day
10/6 - End of the 1st Grading Period

10/7 - No School for Students - Staff Development Day

10/10 - Holiday - No School

10/13 - Pawsome Awards

10/14 - 1st Grade Sock Hop

10/21 - Storybook Character Parade

10/24-28 - Red Ribbon Week

10/25 - Class Picture Day & Fall Retake Day

10/26 - Boosterthon Pep Rally

10/28 - Creepy Crawl STEM Night

2022-2023 School Calendar

Here is a link to the 2022-2023 CISD School Calendar. https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2022-2023-CalendarApproved.pdf

Reporting Student Absences

To report an absence for your child, do one of the following:

  • Call our attendance line at 936-709-1610 and leave a message stating your child’s name, reason for the absence, person reporting the absence, and a phone number.
  • Email the registrar – srandall@conroeisd.net with your student’s absence information.

When your child returns to school, a note explaining the absence should be brought to their teacher, front office, or the attendance office.

Front Office Information


  • You can drop off student lunches and forgot items in the front lobby drop off table. All items will be taken to the student before their lunch time.
  • Car lines for arrival and dismissal are at the front of the school. Student drop off begins at 7:30am. There is no staff on duty to supervise students before 7:30am each morning.
  • At dismissal, cars must enter the parking lot by turning right into the school parking lot.
  • Please remember when exiting the parking lot, you must turn right on Crownridge.
  • In the car rider line, please do not pass parents who have children being loaded/unloaded from their cars.
  • Thank you for helping us keep our students and staff safe!

Lunch Visitor Information

There will be a visitor table located in the gym/cafeteria by the bleachers. Please plan to arrive at school 5 -10 minutes before your student's lunch time. You will need to come into the front office, have your ID scanned, and receive a visitor badge. With limited seating you will only be able to have lunch with your student. Once your lunch time is complete you will walk back to the front of the building and check out in the front office. Please be sure to have your badge visible at all times. There is no need to sign-up ahead of time.

Kindergarten - 11:05am - 11:35am
First - 12:15pm - 12:40pm -

Second - 12:45pm - 1:10pm

Third - 11:15am - 11:40am

Fourth 11:45am - 12:10pm


Student Breakfast $2; Student Lunch $3.20; Non Student Lunch/ 2nd Student Lunch $4.20; Milk $0.95. If your child will be bringing a lunch, please pack items that are easy to open.


Menus and Child Nutrition Resources:

https://www.conroeisd.net/department/child-nutrition/

Bush Volunteer In-Service

Tuesday, August 30th 9:30am - Bush Elementary Library


Interested in volunteering at Bush Elementary? Please join us for an informational session to learn about the many opportunities we have for volunteers on campus. Volunteer requirements and safety protocols will also be discussed at this in-service. Copy room volunteers are asked to attend a work room training. Work room training will be held immediately after the volunteer in-service and again at 1pm. Please meet Mrs. Puffer in the front office for this training. Please sign-up to attend the volunteer training using this link.

Transportation Changes

Transportation changes must be made in writing before 2:00 PM. We cannot accept transportation changes by phone. To submit a transportation change, you may send a written note to your child's teacher or provide a not to the front office with the following information:

  • the date
  • your child's full name
  • homeroom teacher
  • bus number (if applicable)
  • your signature


If an emergency arises, you may send an email to bush@conroeisd.net. The e-mail must include all of the above information and must be received before 2:00 PM. If you submit a transportation change by email, it must go to the email address referenced above. Teachers do not check their email regularly throughout the day, so transportation changes should not be emailed directly to the teacher. Please send a new note for each day the change occurs; we cannot accept notes for multiple days or with multiple changes. District policy states that a student may only ride the bus they are registered to ride; students may not have a transportation change to ride a different bus.

Notes from the School Nurse

COVID-19 Parent Self-Report Link Instructions: Please go to the link below for COVID-19 self-report instructions in Conroe ISD SSO. Enter the student username and password. https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/covid-19-positive-self-report/


Student username:

the first 5 letters of students last name and first 3 letters of first name

Student Password:

the letters stu and student ID number


Student name example: John Anderson

Username: anderjoh

Password stu555555


This website offers a brief illustration of coverage offered through the Texas Kids First K-12 Student Accident Insurance Program https://www.texaskidsfirst.com/


Last , after school playground reminders... Due to safety reasons a parent or guardian is required to monitor their students while playing after dismissal on the playground. Students are not allowed to return to the building after dismissal to use the clinic restroom.


Stay Healthy,

Nurse Cheryl Kirchner, RN

clkirchner@conroeisd.net


Cheryl Edwards, Clinic Assistant

cheedwards@conroeisd.net

Volunteer in Conroe ISD

If you would like to volunteer at Bush, you must complete an application to "Volunteer in Conroe ISD." You can access the application at:

https://www.conroeisd.net/community/volunteer-in-cisd/

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Interested in learning more about the PTO?

Please reach out to Caitlin Reeves at president@bushpto.com. We have Executive Board Positions available as well as general memberships!
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PTO Board Member Dawn Dellinger picked up a donation of snacks, supplies, and a $100 gift card from Kroger @ Alden Bridge to help stock our Teachers Lounges. It's hard to beat our community!

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Time's Running Out!! Spirit wear sales for the 2022-23 school year end August 31st. Don't miss your chance to buy!
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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 8:00-3:10. Students may arrive as early as 7:30 and will go to their homeroom beginning at that time.

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.

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