November 3, 2023
Important School-Wide Dates:
1-27 - Skating unit in PE
2 - 3rd Grade Program, 6:00pm
7 - Election Day, Student Holiday
8 - Progress Report sent home/ open in PAC
8 - STAAR Interim Rdg Test, 3rd & 4th Grade
8 - Kindergarten Field Trip - Children's Festival
9 - STAAR Interim Rdg Test, 3rd & 4th Grade
9 - PTO Mtg, 11:45am
13 - Author Visit - Susan and Janet Stevens- Lunch in Classrooms
13-17 - Generation Texas Week
16 - Fall into Fitness - Skate Nite, 3-5 pm- (pay in advance)
19 - Spirit Event - Kendra Scott 12-2 pm
20 - 24 - Thanksgiving Holidays
21 - Spirit Day - Kanga's Indoor Playground plus Nerf Battle
27-28 - Lacrosse Coach presenting to 2nd- 4th grades during PE
28 - 2nd Grade Field Trip, Old McDonald Farm
Message from the Principal
We started the week with Halloween and we are ending the week with the End of Daylight Savings Time. It was also early voting week with Election Day and Veteran's Day approaching. Election Day is Tuesday, November 7th. This is a student holiday throughout the district. We honored Veterans' Day on Thursday, November 2nd. It was a wonderful tribute to our Veterans by our 3rd Grade students. The district will also be celebrating Veteran's Day on November 11th @ 10:00am, Woodforest Bank Stadium. See below for more information.
Don't forget to "Fall Back" your clock one hour on Sunday, November 4th.
Four propositions for Conroe ISD’s Bond 2023 are on the November 7th ballot. If you have not had the opportunity to learn about Bond 2023, you can watch a presentation from Dr. Null and view details about each proposition at https://www.conroeisd.net/bond/
We hope you have a wonderful weekend.
#See the Good in All Things
Don't Forget to FALL BACK!
Set your clocks back 1 hour.
Black Out Monday
Wear Black if you would like to play!
Daylight Savings Ends
It will get dark early now!
The Conroe ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to put four propositions on the November 7th ballot for a bond referendum. If voters approve Prop A and any combination of Props B, C, and/or D on November 7, there is a 2-cent anticipated tax rate increase to Conroe ISD residents in 2024-2025. Leading up to Election Day, you will continue to receive factual information about the upcoming bond. To learn more about Bond 2023, please visit www.conroeisd.net/bond or follow us on social media.
RIDE SHIRTS and SWEATSHIRTS -- Winter Spirit Wear Available
Looking for your SKR cool weather gear? Ordering is open now!! Pick up long or short sleeved shirts in our new design, or grab a Ride sweatshirt for those extra chilly days. Hurry and shop now as ordering closes on Friday, November 17th!!!
Visit nhathletics.com/sally-k-ride or shop through the Ride PTO website.
Veteran's Day - We Salute You
On this day, we honor all current and former members of the Armed Services. Our country’s
greatness is built on the foundation of your courage and sacrifice. Please Join us in a Salute to Our Veterans on Friday, November 9, 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.
Message from Ms. Hodge -- Skating Sign Up
Volunteers are still needed to help children locate their pre-ordered skate size, "gear up" for safety, and help the skaters in general. Ms. Hodge and Mr. Hernandez will teach all the students. Volunteers will help reinforce the skills and support students one-on-one.
Please sign up to enjoy supporting students as they learn skating skills in PE!
Generation Texas Week
Automated Library Notifications
Please see below for all the PTO information
Spirit Day At Kendra Scott
Spirit Day at Kanga's
Bring neighbors and friends too to our Spirit Day at Kanga’s! Mention y’all are with Ride Elementary for the discounted rates and for Kanga’s to donate 20% back to the PTO.
Must be 5-12 for Nerf Battle (equipment and safety protection provided).
Support Our College Park High School
Due to limited seating in the cafeteria, we are offering two options for lunch signups. You will have the opportunity to sign up to eat in the cafeteria with your child or outside in our gazebo/picnic table area. You will not be able to change locations after signup is complete. If you sign up to eat outside and it rains, you will be unable to move into the building due to limited seating. You may sign up for another day/time.
Each slot is available for two adults and the child you are eating lunch with..
Please see the schedule below for designated grade level lunch visitor’s days. Make sure that you sign up under the correct time slot for your child’s lunchtime. Each student may have two visitors every 3-4 weeks.This ensures every parent has an opportunity to sign up. Remember to bring a valid id when you visit the building.
Due to limited seating in the cafeteria, we are asking all parents with small children to eat outside in the gazebo area.
Kindergarten/Second Grade 11:45-12:15
First Grade 12:15-1245
Third/Fourth Grade 12:30-1:00
Monday: Kinder, 1st, 2nd
Tuesday: ECSE, PreK, 3rd, 4th
Wednesday: Kinder, 1st, 2nd
Thursday: ECSE, PreK, 3rd, 4th
Friday: Any Grade Level
What Can Families Do to Improve Attendance?
Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college and at work.
What you can do:
- Avoid scheduling vacations when school is in session. They are considered unexcused absences.
- Build regular routines for bedtime and the morning
- Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before
- Talk about the importance of regular attendance and about how your child feels about school
- Don’t permit missing school unless your child is truly sick. Use a thermometer to check for a fever. Remember that stomach aches and headaches may be signs of anxiety.
- If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to help your child feel comfortable and excited about learning.
- Avoid medical appointments when school is in session.
- Keep a chart recording your child’s attendance at home. At the end of the week, talk with your child about what you see.
- Develop back up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Ask a family member, neighbor or another parent for help.
- Seek support from school staff or community groups to help with transportation, health problems, or no safe path to school.
Gifted and Talented Testing
Sally K. Ride House System
Special Education Parent Resource Newsletter
Our Special Education Parent Resource Center has a Back to School Newsletter linked below which could be very helpful for the upcoming year!
Ride Grade Level Newsletters
2023-2024 School Calendar
Volunteer at Ride or any CISD School
We value the contributions you make to Ride to support our outstanding students, teachers, and programs. It is our goal to provide a safe environment for our students and visitors. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the Volunteer Application. This includes working in the classroom, reading to students, working in the library, etc..
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.
- 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:
Click the “Student/Parent” tab
Click on “Parent Access Center”
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.