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November 4th, 2022

Dates to Remember

November

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

11/10 - Book Fair Preview

11/11 - Veterans Day

11/14 - 11/18 - Book Fair

11/17- Literacy Night
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

From the Principal

Dear Bobcat Families,


Thank you for joining us for the Fun Run today and for helping fundraise for our school! We are overwhelmed with the generosity of our community.


Just a reminder students are off on Tuesday. Teachers will be on campus for staff development.


Have a great weekend!


Mrs. Thompson

2022-2023 School Calendar

Here is a link to the 2022-2023 CISD School Calendar.
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school zone and car rider drop off safety reminders

As a reminder our school doors do not open until 7:30 AM. We ask that you do not drop off your child before that time as they will be on the front porch unattended.

  • Please remember to remind your children not to cross until the crossing guards are at their posts in the morning.
  • A picture of your child's barcode on your phone will not work for car rider line. We have to scan each barcode and you need the actual print out.
  • Please do not drop of children on Crownridge Drive at the school path. If you are in car line the children should remain in the vehicle until they are at the front of the school.
  • While driving, allow crossing guards to cross children and to return to the sidewalk before driving through the crosswalk.
  • Cell phones should not be used while in the school zone.
  • Dogs are not allowed on school property.
  • U-turns are not allowed on Crownridge Drive.


Thank you!

Our Fall Book Fair is coming soon!

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

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!

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.

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 note 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.

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Classroom Counseling Lessons


In October, our counseling lessons focused on coping and self-regulation strategies. Self-regulation is the ability to manage your emotions and regulate your behavior. Click here for more information on helping your student learn to self-regulate.


In Kindergarten, we read a social story about Betti Spaghetti about a girl named Betti who has her own way of calming herself down. We then learned the coping strategies spaghetti body, and square breathing.


In 1st grade we are beginning our Kelso’s choice wheel. This month we reviewed what a BIG problem is (one that needs an adult), and what a small problem is (one that you are strong enough to solve on your own.)


In 2nd grade, we read Soda Pop Head by Julia Cook and learned that we can use coping strategies to calm when we feel angry. Once we have calmed we are able to make better choices with our actions.


Third grade discussed the difference between Play-doh problems and rock problems. Play-doh problems are problems that you have control over, you can make changes to affect the outcome of your problems. Rock problems are problems you don’t have control over. When you have a rock problem, you can use your coping strategies. Coping means dealing with a problem in a safe, healthy and effective way. We discussed and practiced a variety of coping strategies students may use when coping with a rock problem.


In fourth grade, we talked about the importance of replacing ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts) with positive self-talk. The use of positive self-talk is helpful in regulating our emotions and coping with difficult situations. Students worked in groups to align positive self-talk statements with difficult situations. They did a great job of learning to work together and problem solve as a team.


If you would like to request that your student visit with their counselor, please use the QR code below to make a referral.


Jennifer Cardenas - Kinder & 1st Grade Counselor

Angela McGhee - 2nd, 3rd & 4th Grade Counselor

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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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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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Our first Bonanza meeting is next week. We are in need of volunteers to help make this event a success!

November 11th we will be providing a Thanksgiving meal to our amazing Bush Staff. Please see our signup genius if you would like to donate towards this meal! November Staff Appreciation Luncheon

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Thank you to everyone who voted on their favorite yearbook cover! Here is our WINNER!!!
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Community Events

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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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