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October 28th, 2022

Dates to Remember

November

11/4 - Boosterthon
11/8 - No School for Students - Staff Development Day

11/10 - Book Fair Preview

11/11 - Veterans Day

11/14 - 11/18 - Book Fair
11/16 & 11/17 - 3rd Grade Field Trip - Jones State Park
11/18 - Kinder Thanksgiving Feast & Open House

11/21 - 11/25 - No School - Thanksgiving Break


December
12/2 - 4th Grade Lock-In

12/8 - Pawsome Awards, wear blue for Integrity

12/12 - Kinder Polar Express

12/15 - 2nd Grade Program
12/15 - Classroom Holiday Parties
12/16 - Early Dismissal 12:10pm

2022-2023 School Calendar

Here is a link to the 2022-2023 CISD School Calendar.

From the Principal

Dear Bobcat Families,


Thank you to all the families who joined us for our first Trunk or Treat last night! The trunks looked amazing and everyone had a great time! It was a wonderful event and I look forward to doing it again next year!


Next Friday is the Boosterthon Adventure Run! Please join us at Alden Bridge Park. The schedule is below.


On Monday, students are welcome to wear Astros gear or colors to school to celebrate game 3 of the World Series. We are looking forward to another eventful week at Bush!


Have a great weekend!


Mrs. Thompson

Boosterthon Schedule - Nov 4th

Our biggest fundraiser of the year kicked off on Thursday, October 27th. This is one of our Bobcat's favorite activities of the year! Your Bobcat can collect pledges from family and friends all over the world in support of our school and in celebration of their fast feet! Check your child's communication folder for details about online registration and how they can earn a FREE PRIZE! Visitors are welcome to this event. It will take place the large field at Alden Bridge Park. If planning to attend please enter through the Alden Bridge Park entrance located at 7725 Alden Bridge, The Woodlands, TX 77382. Everyone must enter through the Alden Bridge Park entrance.

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Our Fall Book Fair is coming soon!

Shopping will be November 14th - 18th. Stay tuned for more information to come about specific times and setting up your student's e-wallet.

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don't get the pe blues - wear your tennis shoes!

Don't get the P.E. blues, wear your tennis shoes! All students have P.E. every other day alternating with library, art, or music. Please be sure your child has gym shoes in their backpack if they are not wearing them to school.

Lost & Found

With the cooler weather the children are now wearing sweaters and jackets. Please remember to label these articles clearly with your child’s name. Also don’t forget to label water bottles, backpacks, and any other personal items. If your child misplaces an item please remind them to check in the lost and found located in the front lobby.

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Barbara Bush Bucks School Store

Bush Elementary is hosting our new Bush Bucks School Store each month, and we are in need of donations for our store. You can purchase and bring items to the front office or ship them directly to the school. Our Bush Bobcats earn their Bush Bucks to shop in our school store by following school wide expectations, being good citizens, and exhibiting great character traits. If not purchased through the Amazon link please bring it to the front office.


Thank you for your support!

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.

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.

Gifted & Talented Information

Referral requests are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January, referral requests are accepted at this time. Referral requests can be made by the parents and/or campus staff. 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. Referrals will be accepted October 3- December 16, 2022. You may request a referral form from the front office or the Assistant Principal (Brooke McCoy bmccoy@conroeisd.net). You can also find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage linked here.

Bush Volunteers Needed

We are in need of volunteers to assist with our morning Carline and Moveable Minutes. Carline is from 7:30-8:30 and you can simply report to the front ramp and assist. We LOVE the help!


For Moveable Minutes, each morning between 7:30-8:10, students of a particular grade are able to have some extra morning activity before school begins while their teachers meet as a team. You can assist with any grade level, but if you are interested in attending when your student is participating, the schedule is as follows: Mondays - 2nd; Tuesdays - 4th; Wednesdays - 3rd; Thursdays - KG; Fridays - 1st


Please remember when volunteering inside the building, you will need to check in at the front desk with your driver’s license. Click here to sign up.

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

Conroe ISD Realtor Course

We are excited to offer an opportunity for area realtors to become experts in all things Conroe ISD. Please join us for our first-ever Conroe ISD Realtor Course to learn about zoning, tax rates, school district funding, growth, programs, and more! This event will take place on Friday, December 2, 2022, from 9 AM - 3 PM at the Jett Center at Woodforest Bank Stadium.

Click Here to Register!

$50 per attendee; Registration fee covers materials and lunch. Seating is limited.
Attendees will receive a flashdrive of resource materials including a Conroe ISD realtor badge that can be incorporated into marketing materials.

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 29. This day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Visit DEATakeBack.com to find a collection site near you.

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Veterans Day 2022

Join us in a Salute to Our Veterans on Friday, November 11, at 10:00 AM at Woodforest Bank Stadium. Veterans in attendance will receive a Conroe ISD JROTC challenge coin as a small token of appreciation for their service. This event will be livestreamed on the Conroe ISD YouTube channel.

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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/

Notes from the School Nurse

Bush Clinic Phone # (936) 709-1609

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/


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

Safety Information

The safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance. Over the past decade, Conroe ISD has spent millions of dollars on a layered approach to campus safety including the installation of secure entrances and vestibules along with adding security cameras throughout our schools. Our greatest safety measure, however, is vigilance. Please report any suspicious activity or suspected dangers to the appropriate authorities. Anonymous reports may be made 24/7 to Conroe ISD’s KidChat hotline at 1-888-KidChat (543-2428) or through our new Anonymous Alerts app. Login: conroeisd

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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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