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October 30, 2020

Dates to Remember

November

11/03 - Staff Development (Student Holiday)

11/03 - Election Day

11/09 - 11/22 - Online Scholastic Book Fair

11/16 - Picture Day (more information coming)

11/19 - Torchy's Tacos PTO Spirit Day

11/23 - 11/27 - Thanksgiving Break - No School

11/30 - Students Return to Instruction


December

12/17 - "Paw-Some" Awards on Announcements (Wear BLUE for Integrity)

12/18 - Early Release for Students at 12:10 PM

12/21 - 01/05 - Winter Break - No School


January

01/06 - Students Return to Instruction

A Message from Dr. Lambert

Happy Dance Fit Day,


It has been an amazing day of Boosterthon Dance Fit celebrations at Bush. Students were dancing with joy and excitement throughout the day. I am not really sure how any of them recognized me with my new hair cut. (See the picture to the left -- or below if you are on a mobile device.) Somehow, though, every child seemed to know who I was. My good friend Vivien even told me I was hilarious! I think they could all see my smile through the mask.


As we began the year talking about Boosterthon and fundraising, my primary concern was (and it still is) using this event to build community. I am sad that families could not be part of this event, but the feeling of community among our Bobcats was something special today. Whether Tobi was challenging me with his dance moves, Rhett was requesting another selfie with me, or students in Mrs. DePedro's class were asking about our soon to be Silly String battle, it was a day for the ages.


I can't let the day go by without thanking each of you. We raised well over our fundraising goal. But more importantly, we had kids create announcements for their peers over the last couple of weeks, and we saw everyone enjoy a time of community. In the end, all that really matters to me is that this was fun for the kids!


Take good care,


Dr. Jarod Lambert

Principal

Red Ribbon Week 2020

Monday, October 16 | Suit Up Against Drugs

Our Bush Bobcats wore their favorite superhero shirts.

Tuesday, October 27 | Voting for My Future to be Drug Free

Our Buch Bobcats are all in Red, White & Blue!

Wednesday, October 28 | Too Bright for Drugs

Our Bush Bobcats wore neon colors to show they are too bright for drugs!

Thursday, October 29 | Wear Red Day

It's Red Ribbon week and our Bush Bobcats are happy, brave & drug free!

Friday, October 30 | Peace Out for Drugs

Our Bush Bobcats wore Tie Dye today to say no to drugs!

November 9 - 22: Discover a new book with your kids. Every purchase supports our school!

Our book fair is ONLINE! Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! You'll love the fun new option to shop for book fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25. It's a new school year; let's help instill a love of reading!

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Clinic Phone - 936-709-1609


PLEASE NOTE:

Students are cleared to return to school when the nurse receives documentation of the following:
Health care provider clearance letter to return to school, including a date the student may return OR Negative COVID-19 test results.

Please keep your child home until ALL symptoms have subsided, including being fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.


ISOLATION OR QUARANTINE:

· Students who are absent due to isolation or quarantine criteria who log in to SeeSaw or Canvas before 11:59 pm will be counted as a REMOTE ATTENDANCE.
· Students who are absent due to isolation or quarantine criteria who are unable to sign into SeeSaw or Canvas before 11:59 pm will be counted as an EXCUSED ABSENCE.


RETURN-TO-SCHOOL CRITERIA:

Per Conroe ISD guidelines: If your child has a fever or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19 and does not get tested OR is not cleared by their healthcare provider with an alternative diagnosis, it is assumed the child has COVID-19 and may not return to school until the following 3 criteria are met:

1. Has been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.

2. AND child has improved symptoms.

3. AND at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

Please email or fax (936-709-1699) healthcare provider date of return to school confirmation or COVID-19 test results to the nurse clkirchner@conroeisd.net or bush@conroeisd.net in order to return to school sooner than the 10 day isolation period.


People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

· Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater to or equal to 100 dg F.

· Chills

· Cough

· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

· Fatigue

· Muscle or body aches

· Headache

· New loss of taste or smell

· Sore throat

· Congestion or runny nose

· Nausea or vomiting

· Diarrhea

· Shaking or exaggerated shivering https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/care-for-someone.html


PLEASE NOTIFY THE NURSE OR THE FRONT OFFICE IF YOUR CHILD DEVELOPS ANY OF THE ABOVE SYMPTOMS.


MEDICATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:

Prescription medication must be in the original container, properly labeled including the student’s name, the name of the medication, directions concerning dosage, the schedule for administration, expiration date, and the date the prescription was filled. No expired prescription medication will be administered. No more than a ninety (90) day supply of a prescription medication may be checked in at one time.


Over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, ibuprofen, cough or cold medicines that could potentially mask COVID-19 symptoms will require a written order from your child’s health care provider. Special Medication Note: Due to CDC COVID-19 guidelines nebulizer medications cannot be administered at school at this time.


CURB SIDE MEDICATION SIGN IN:

Please email or call the clinic if your child will require a scheduled or prescription medication for this school year. A medication permission form will be emailed to you, or let us know if you need to pick up a paper copy.


Medications will be dropped off via curb side delivery Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30-2:30. Please email clkirchner@conroeisd.net or call 936-709-1600 (front office) or 936-709-1609 (clinic) to let us know that you are here for medication drop off. Nurse Cheryl will come out to your car to collect the signed forms and medication.

CLINIC STUDENT CLOTHING REQUEST:

In case of restroom accidents, spills, muddy clothes, please keep a complete change of clothes in your child’s backpack in a zip lock bag to have on hand. The clinic will not have extra clothes in the clinic to provide our students. Parents will be called to bring clothing changes if their child does not have extra clothes available in their backpack. Thank you for your help!


Stay Healthy,

Nurse Cheryl Kirchner, RN

clkirchner@conroeisd.net

936-709-1609


Evelin Padilla, Clinic Assistant

epadillaguerrer@conroeisd.net

Message from our Front Office

  • All transportation changes need to be emailed to bush@conroeisd.net before 2:00pm each day.
  • Car rider dismissal reminder: Entering the school driveway at dismissal is by right turn only. All traffic leaving the school should turn right onto Crownridge as well.
  • Only visitors essential to school operations will be permitted to enter CISD facilities.
  • All individuals entering the building must wear a face mask covering their mouth and nose.
  • Visitors will be required to complete a COVID-19 screening form in the reception area prior to leaving the front office area.
  • Only essential learning items can be dropped off on our outside drop off table.
  • Students forgetting lunches will be allowed to get a meal from the cafeteria.

Referral Requests for Gifted and Talented Testing

Referral requests are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January for both remote and in-person platforms, referral requests are accepted at this time. Referral requests can be made by the parents and/or teachers. It is recommended that parents of 2nd grade students wait until CogAT scores have arrived before nominating their child because CogAT scores are part of the GT assessment. 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 December 18. You may request a referral form from the front office or the Assistant Principal. You can also find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage.

Student Safety

Student safety is a high priority in CISD. You or your student may report suspected dangers through Kid Chat or Anonymous Alerts. Through our Kelso lessons at Bush, we talk about the difference between
“small” problems and “big” problems. Big problems require going to a trusted adult for help. Please talk with your student and encourage them to report any suspected dangers to an adult at school or at home.


Click here to visit Mrs. McGhee’s Virtual Counseling Office

Click here for Coronavirus Resources for Students and Families


Sincerely,

Angie McGhee

amcghee@conroeisd.net

936-709-1608

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Daily Announcements

Our daily announcements are shared in Canvas or Seesaw for each class. In addition, we post the announcements to our Facebook and Twitter accounts. We will also include the week's announcements in each edition of the Bush Banner.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Friday, October 30, 2020

Conroe ISD's School Messenger

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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.

Boosterthon Dance Fit Was a Huge Success!

In School and Virtually... Today we DANCED!

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We raised over $34,000 for our school! Thank you to parents, family, and friends who were so generous in their support of our Bobcats! We are so lucky to have such amazing people helping our school community.

Your children had a great time getting to dance with their classes and celebrating their hard work and our school!

Yearbook Needs Your Help!

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The Yearbook team needs your photos!


Please upload pictures to Balfour's Image Share App of your Bobcat:

1. Dressed up for Red Ribbon week (Oct. 26-30)

2. Virtual Learners participating in Boosterthon

3. Wearing Spirit Wear


Be sure to identify the grade level of the children pictured before uploading photos by:


1. Downloading the Balfour Image Share app & creating your username and password

2. Entering the project number: 126474. There is no upload code.


Thank you for your help to ensure our yearbook represents all of our students!

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PTO Volunteer Opportunities

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VP of Communications: Oversee the communication which includes the volunteer coordinator, directory leader, Formsite creator, webmaster, marquee coordinator and social media leader offering assistance when needed. They will also create and distribute electronic communications to the PTO membership when needed.


VP of Programs: Oversee committees engaged in developing programs/events for Bush that build a sense of community. Currently includes Spirit Fridays, Movie Night and Teddy Bear Tea.


If interested, please contact Caitlin Reeves at president@bushpto.com

Support Bush When You Shop with Amazon Smile

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Earn $$$ for Bush with each applicable Amazon order! Simply log on to smile.amazon.com and choose Barbara Bush (Conroe, TX) as your charity of choice or activate AmazonSmile on your Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone (found under settings on your app) before shopping. Always check for the "AmazonSmile" logo to ensure you're activated for AmazonSmile.

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 officially 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.