Stewart Stampede

March 2023

Spring Break is Almost Here!

It's hard to believe that it's almost time for Spring Break already!

No school for students Monday - Friday, March 13 -17 and Monday, March, 20.

We will see students back in school on Tuesday, March 21.

Have a wonderful spring break. Be safe in your travels.

Book Fair

The spring book fair is coming up on March 6th - 10th

We will be using a new company this time. We will have online sales, in person bookfair and the company offers a Kids Book Club. Parents can sign up to receive 5 books per month to preview, buy the ones you want and send back the rest. You will get 1 free book in your first 6 boxes.

They will donate 10% of all the sales back to our Mustang Library. If interested you can sign up for this book club anytime starting now using the link below.

Just search for Jean E. Stewart Elementary

You are invited to have lunch and shop the bookfair with your student. Sign up here using this link.

Third Grade Musical and Open House

We're so excited about our Third grade musical and open house coming up next week on Tuesday, March 7.

  • Students should arrive no later than 5:30PM

  • Program will begin at 6:00PM

Thank you PTO

We as a staff want to send a huge thank you to our wonderful PTO Volunteers for all of the hard work and kindness. The events planned each month are always very sucessful and provide our staff and students so much joy. We are very grateful and appreciate the comittment you have to our Stewart Community.

Thank you!

Smart Tag

Beginning Tuesday, March 7th, the Conroe High School Feeder schools will begin the use of the Smart Tags student ID system.

  • The student Smart Tags will be used only for the CISD transportation system at this time.
  • Students will scan their Smart Tag ID as they enter and exit the bus, each ride, morning and afternoon.
  • The purpose is to keep a log of students who boars the bus, and which stop student exits from the bus.
  • Parents will have the option to get an alert when the bus is approximately 15 minutes from their student's stop.
  • Students do NOT have to wear the IDs while at school, or even on the bus.
  • IDs will be attached to each child's backpack. Each child will scan their ID as they enter and exit the bus.
  • If a student does not have their ID, they may still ride the bus, however, they will need to enter either their name or student ID number into the system using the Smart Tag tablet mounted right inside the bus door.
  • If a student happens to lose their ID, all campuses have a Smart Tag ID printer to be able to issue a new one for the cost of $2.

The IDs are simple RFID cards and only carry a random 14-digit number. They do not keep any student information and the card is not trackable. The student cards are just like the ID's that CISD teachers and staff wear every day.

You may visit the CISD Smart Tag website at Smart Tag Information for additional information.

4th Grade Elective Choices to Prepare for 5th Grade

Our 4th grade students will be getting ready to move up to intermediate classes next year.
Please see the following important dates about the elective choices.

March 3rd - 4th grade elective rotations during specials to see various fine arts choices for 5th grade

April 18th - Send home elective packets with 4th grade students

May 2nd - Elective choices due

May 16th - Elective placements sent home in Tuesday folders for 4th grade students

6th Grade Students Preparing for Peet Jr. High

Important Dates:

March 3 – Course Selections due to Mrs. Mathews, 6th grade counselor

March 6 – 9 – Intermediate counselors review students’ selections online. Window closes.

March 28 – Course Verification sheets to go home in Tuesday folders

April 14 – Course changes due back to JH Counselor

May 18 - Peet JH Physicals

March Lunch Reservation

You are invited to sign up to have lunch with your student. Please use the Sign Up Genus link to reserve your date.
In order to allow more families to come please limit your visits to one per month.

What's for Lunch?

Use the link below to see what the students will have for lunch.

Celebrating our Mustangs

Stellar Student Celebration - March 24, 2023 Parent invited.

Mighty Mustang Celebration - March 21, 2023 Students will celebrate at lunch with counselors and principal.

Conroe ISD Ambassadors

The Conroe ISD Board of Trustees and Superintendent recognize one teacher, student and paraprofessional each year from every campus in the district. The receipients of this distinguished award are chosen by campus administrators for their excellent achievements throughout the year.

Please congratulate Stewart's 2023 award winners.

Teacher Achieving Excellence - Lori Elmore - 6th Grade

Paraprofessional Achieving Excellence - Sara Trujillo - Clinic Aide

Student Achieving Excellence - Blake Lantagne - 6th Grade

Kids Today

Parents, here is an article to read about an experiment that was conducted on how gifted children see themselves.
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Watch D.O.G.S.

The Dads of Great Students WATCH D.O.G.S. program is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based, family, and community engagement, organizations in the country. WATCH D.O.G.S. is a family and community engagement educational initiative designed and developed by educators, experts and parent volunteers over more than two decades.

WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year. During the day, WatchDOGS may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well. Please click on the following link to find out more and/or to sign up.

If you have any questions about Watch DOGS, please contact our counselor Tonya Mathews at

PTO Updates and News

March PTO Meeting

Join us on Friday, March 3 for our PTO meeting. We plan to vote on our campus enhancement, discuss the 2023-2024 board nominations, and staff appreciation week. The meeting will be available in-person in the PTO room or via Teams.

Staff Appreciation Week - March 27-31

Due to STAAR testing, we will celebrate our amazing Stewart staff during the week of March 27-31 instead of the first week of May. To see a list of teacher and staff favorites, please visit

Monday, March 27: Bring a flower.

Tuesday, March 28: Make a card and send a Teachers/Staff Achieving Excellence.

Wednesday, March 29: Bring their favorite snack, drink, or treat.

Thursday, March 30: Dress like your teacher or wear their favorite color.

Friday, March 31: Bring their favorite (or needed) school supply.

PTO will also provide daily treats for our staff. On Wednesday, March 29, we will provide lunch with a "gift of time." We want to provide our teachers with an hour lunch. We need volunteers to make this possible. Please be on the look out for a volunteer sign up!


We have less than 20 yearbooks left! Once yearbooks sell out, they are gone. We will not place another order of yearbooks. Yearbooks are expected to arrive by the last week of school in May. Yearbooks can be purchased using the following link:

2023-2024 PTO Board Nominations

Nominations for our 2023-2024 PTO board will be open from March 3-10. Please use the following link to nominate board members:

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Safety- We want to hear from you.

Stewart Elementary accepts and encourages comments or suggestions regarding safety. We are consistently monitoring our procedures and are open to what you suggest. Additionally, if you see something that concerns you, please take time to make us aware of your observation. You can do this by accessing a form through the QR code below. This QR code will be placed on each entrance door as well. Please access the link to the safety suggestion google form:

If you have any special concerns or comments, please contact our campus safety coordinator, Chelse Rothe. You can email her at

Volunteer in Conroe ISD

If you want to volunteer in any capacity on our campus, you must complete an application to "Volunteer in Conroe ISD." This is a very easy application to complete. You can access the application at:

Text messages and Emails

Just a reminder that a text message and email is sent each Sunday afternoon at 4:00PM. This communication (Stewart Happenings Week of...) includes weekly reminders for families. If you are not receiving this communication, please contact our registrar to update your child's information.

Contact information

Karen Scambray

Conroe ISD Bond Planning Committee 2023

Conroe ISD requested the participation of students, parents, business owners, community members, and employees for a Bond Planning Committee (BPC) in anticipation of a bond on the November 7, 2023 ballot. The District is experiencing unprecedented growth and seeks the guidance of stakeholders. Over 360 submissions were received through the interest form. Of those, 160 were selected to represent a cross-section of our great District.

Please take time to view the information presented at the link below to learn more about how the committee is progressing towards this important decision.

2023 Bond Planning Committee – Conroe ISD

Upcoming STAAR Assessment

This year, all our students will be taking the STAAR test online. The window for STAAR testing is three weeks long. We have scheduled each test during the designated window according to the dates below.

6th Grade

April 20th - ELAR STAAR

May 4th - Math STAAR

5th Grade

April 18th - ELAR STAAR

April 26th - Science STAAR

May 3rd - Math STAAR

4th Grade

April 26th - ELAR STAAR

May 3rd - Math STAAR

3rd Grade

April 25th - ELAR STAAR

May 4th - Math STAAR

Our campus will be closed during the testing window (Tuesdays-Thursdays) on:

April 18, 19, and 20

April 25, 26, and 27

May 2, 3, and 4

This schedule will allow for testing and make-ups.

Our campus will be open during the testing window (Monday and Friday) on:

April 17 and 21

April 24 and 28

May 1 and 5

If you have a child who has a birthday on a closed day, please try to come on Monday or Friday that week. We will, however, make exceptions on a case-by-case basis. We don't want kids to miss out on birthday lunch with parent. Exceptions can only be made for birthdays that is on a closed day.

Upcoming Important Dates * Subject To Change*


6th - 10th Book Fair

7th - 3rd Grade Music Program / Class Open House 6:00PM

10th Last Day for Watch D.O.G.S. Grades 3rd-6th

13th - 17th Spring Break , no school

20th - Student holiday

21st - Mighty Mustang

24th Stellar Student

28th - Stewart Art Show 6:00PM

29th - Spring Pictures

31st - Last day for Watch D.O.G.S. grades K-2


4th - 2nd Grade Music Program/ Class Open House

6th - Kinder Graduation Pictures

6th PTO Meeting

7th & 10th Holiday, no school

12th - Mighty Mustang

13th - 3rd & 4th Grade Choir Concert

14th - Stellar Student

18th - 5th grade ELA STAAR

20th - 6th grade ELA STAAR

25th- 3rd grade ELA STAAR

26th - 4th grade ELA STAAR

26th - 5th grade SCIENCE STAAR


3rd - 4th & 5th MATH STAAR

4th - 3rd & 6th MATH STAAR

11th - 3rd-6th Field Day

12th - K-2nd Field Day

15th - GT Expo

18th - Awards Day / End of Year Class Party K-2

19th Awards Day / End of Year Class Party 3rd - 6th

24th - Kindergarten Graduation

25th - 6th Grade Clap out/Promotion Ceremony

25th - Last Day of School - Early Release

Go Texan Day

First Grade Celebrates 120 Days of School

The Stewart Art Club Visits CISD to View Displayed Art by Students in Our District

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Dudes and Dolls Dance - A Memorable Evening for All!