Giesinger Gazette

Week of September 6, 2021

Eagles Soar to Excellence

Our Campus Mission:

The mission of Giesinger Elementary is to ensure high levels of learning to facilitate continuous growth of the whole child.


Our Vision:

We envision a school in which staff provide a safe, caring, and positive learning community for all children; create a collaborative culture among children, families and staff; establish high levels of learning by frequently monitoring student progress; and demonstrate a personal commitment to the academic success and general well-being of each child .


2014 National Blue Ribbon School

Giesinger PTO Catalog Fundraiser - Shop Today and Support Giesinger Elementary!

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Dates to Remember

September

09/06 - Holiday

09/09 - PTO and Title I meeting (virtual) 5:00 pm; Parent Information Night (virtual) 5:30 pm

09/17 - CHS Spirit Day " Tie up the Texans" - Let's show our school feeder spirit and wear Tie-

Dye!

09/21 - Watch Dog Kick-off 6:00 pm - This event will be rescheduled to a later date.Our goal is to have an in-person Watch Dog Kick-off.

09/22 - Read For A Better Life and storybook character parade 9:00 am (no visitors please)

09/23 - Giesinger Spirit Night at Papa John's Pizza

09/28 - Fall pictures

A Message from Mrs. Ralston

Happy Labor Day! I hope this Gazette finds your family safe and well. We continue to recommend and strongly encourage that all employees, students, and families take all precautions necessary to protect one another. Regular hand washing, staying home when sick, and wearing a mask or face covering as appropriate are practices that helped keep our district open last year. Our building and classrooms are also e-misted daily along with being cleaned in accordance with our standard practices.


Prevention of disease transmission in our schools will take all of us working together. Please visit Conroe ISD’s Roadmap to Remaining Open website for updated guidance, COVID-19 testing information, and frequently asked questions.


I would like to invite parents to attend our virtual PTO meeting and Title I information night this Thursday at 5:00 pm. Zoom Link:

https://conroeisd.zoom.us/j/82972988180?pwd=dGFyaWJOOG1xSVFmZFVlS25KRHhPQT09


Following that is our annual Parent Information Night (often referred to as Open House) with your child's teacher. Every homeroom teacher will be sending their class an email this week with their class zoom link. Parent Information Night will begin at 5:30 pm on Thursday, September 9.


At this time, we will continue to not have volunteers on campus or lunch-time visitors. Conferences and meetings are encouraged to be virtual and if they are held on campus then masks are recommended.


For the safety of our students and staff, please do not block the Entrance or Exit of our front circle drive. We need to keep our driveways open at ALL times.


We look forward to a great school year!


Melissa Ralston,

Principal

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Conroe ISD YouTube Update from Dr. Null

I hope you and your loved ones find time to rest and enjoy this long, holiday weekend. Anyone unable to view the YouTube update last week may find this outline helpful.

National Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week - September 6th-10th

National Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week is five days dedicated to the amazing individuals that fill in for permanent teachers everyday in the United States. Giesinger Elementary wants to thank all of the individuals who substitute at our campus!

Conroe ISD Budget & Tax Rate

Conroe ISD Trustees Adopted the 2021-22 Budget & Tax Rate:

https://www.conroeisd.net/conroe-isd-trustees-adopt-2021.../

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An Update from Nurse Corbit

Happy Labor Day!


As a reminder, please do not send your child to school sick. The body temperature of 100 degrees is what Conroe ISD considers “a fever” and we send children home at that temperature. Children should be fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication before returning to school. This 24 hour policy also applied to diarrhea and vomiting. Please refer to the CISD website at www.conroeisd.net/Roadmap-to-reopening for up to the minute Covid 19 News and Information. Most of your questions can be answered there. Our staff at Giesinger is following these guidelines, too.


Does your child have an allergy or sensitivity to a medication or food? Please double check with the Nurse to make sure our campus is aware of this information.


As always, please let me know how I can help keep your child healthy and successful this year!

Dana Corbit, RN

Roadmap to Remaining Open

Conroe ISD's Roadmap to Remaining Open is available online at https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/. Please check back for up-to-date information. The site is updated as new information and guidance are received from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Governor's Office, and state and local officials.
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Lunch and Specials Schedules:

We will not open our cafeteria to lunch visitors at this time.

Lunch Schedule:

  • Kindergarten 11:10-11:40
  • First Grade 11:20-11:50
  • Life Skills 11:45-12:15
  • Pre-Kindergarten 11:50-12:20
  • Third Grade 12:00-12:30
  • Fourth Grade 12:25-12:55
  • Second Grade 12:35-1:05


Specials Schedule:

  • Fourth Grade 8:35-9:20
  • Third Grade 9:25-10:10
  • Second Grade 10:15-11:00
  • Pre-Kindergarten 11:05-11:50
  • Kindergarten 1:20-2:05
  • First Grade 2:10-2:55
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A printable version of the calendar for the 2021-2022 school year can be found online at: https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2021-2022-Calendar.pdf

Sign-up for 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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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 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:


http://www.conroeisd.net

Click the “Student/Parent” tab

Click on “Parent Access Center”

Click “Register”

Would You Like to Join the Giesinger PTO?

Our PTO believes in the students, staff, and families at Giesinger. By contributing to our fundraisers, you are making all kinds of quality programs and events available to ALL of our students!


Membership Donation Levels:

$10 Bronze Individual Membership

$25 Silver Individual Membership

$50 Gold Individual Membership


https://giesinger.conroeisd.net/committee/get-involved/pto/


The purpose of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is to:


(a) promote the welfare of children at Giesinger

(b) to foster cooperation between parents and teachers in the education of children at Giesinger

(c) to unite school and community efforts in securing for all children the best education

(d) to engage in fundraising activities for the educational and recreational benefit of Giesinger, its children, teachers, and staff as determined by the PTO and in accordance with the PTO by-laws.

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Select Giesinger Elementary School as your charity!


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To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.


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On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

School Information

  • Our doors open at 7:30 for all students.
  • Students are counted "tardy" after 8:00. Instruction begins promptly at 8:00 and we want our students present and ready to learn!
  • Please do not drop off students before 7:30 as there is no adult supervision on the front porch.
  • Breakfast is served from 7:30-7:55.
  • Transportation changes need to be made by 2:00. Emergency transportation changes can me made no later than 2:30.
  • Students will not be checked out after 2:30.
  • Dismissal begins at 3:10.
  • Please display your car or walker sign when picking your students up each day. This is for the safety for all students and to help our staff and substitutes on duty.
  • Thank you for your continued support. Eagles Soar to Excellence in All We Do!

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Giesinger Eagles Motto:

"Eagles Soar to Excellence In All We Do!"

The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.