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INFORMATION TO KNOW...
Early release is October 11. Students will be dismissed at 12:10. Make sure you have arrangements for your children that day. If your child stays with the Y after school care, you will need to check with them to see if they are providing care that afternoon.
Storybook Character Day/Parade - We will have our storybook character parade on Friday, October 11 and we will start at 9:00 a.m.. Students are invited to dress up as their favorite storybook character. We will have a parade that day that will rotate around the school. Parents are welcome to attend the parade. We ask that costumes be child friendly, that no props be sent to school except the book for hem to carry. Masks may not be worn as they are scary to some of our younger students.
Monday, October 14 is a school holiday for staff and students.
Fall Family Night is scheduled for Thursday, October 17. We are excited about this great event. We work together with PTO to make it an enjoyable evening for all. There are academic activities, fun games, and the book fair. Come out and enjoy some fun!
Boosterthon Kick-Off is coming! Friday, October 25 we will have our Boosterthon Kick-Off! We look forward to this event every year as a fun time for our students and a great fundraiser for our PTO. We appreciate your support in helping your child raise money through this great, fun event!
YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW!
GIFT CARD DONATIONS
PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT
One session will be offered for parents to attend and learn about the expectations for the year. The one session will be offered from 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Fall Family Night will follow immediately from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. This will serve as our Title One Information meeting, too, so we look forward to seeing you all at this great event!
PARENT SUGGESTION BOX
BOOK FAIR IS COMING!!!!
The Scholastic Book Fair coming October 10-18!
Visit our book fair website, https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/oakridgeelem, to find out how you can create an eWallet for your child, shop online, or become a book fair volunteer.
Book fair dates: October 10-18
Times: during school hours and
at the Fall Family Night on October 17
Hello all hope everyone has had a great start to a new year. Just a few reminders.
· Please encourage your child to eat breakfast every morning. A healthy breakfast fuels kids’ minds and bodies. It is essential that families kick-start their bodies every morning from their overnight fast. A balanced breakfast containing at least 3 of the food groups fuels the brain and body with energy, and gets your child ready for the day. A balanced breakfast includes two grains, one fruit, one serving of low-fat dairy and possibly a meat (protein).
· Vision and hearing assessments have already started. If your child does not pass the vision or hearing test, then a referral form will be sent home with the student. Please seek medical advice so that your child will have a successful year. Remember that this is only a general screening so if you or your teacher are concerned please seek medical attention for a thorough exam. Please let us know if you are in need of any assistance help is readily available.
· All medications must be checked in to the clinic by a parent. Students may not transport medications on the bus or bring it in themselves. This is for child safety. In the event that a child brings in medication, the parent will be called to either pick it up or sign it in. No medications will be administered without proper procedures.
· Please let us know if your child has been diagnosed with the Flu and type if you know it. We report weekly to the state from September to May.
· Finally, please go over good handwashing skills, hygiene and toileting skills with your child. There are always viruses around every little effort helps to keep them healthy. Pack extra clothing daily in their backpacks for the younger grade levels.
Student GPS/Tracking Devices GPS tracking devices (i.e., AngelSense, WeFind, here) are an emerging area of technology and certain parameters must be in place before such a device may be used in the school setting. Overall, such devices are permitted and allowed to be activated on district buses, campuses, and during school-sponsored activities, provided the following:
a. Any audio monitoring or sound recording capabilities must be disabled when the student is on the bus, at school or at a school-sponsored activity in order to protect the privacy rights of other students.
b. The district must receive written confirmation from the device company that the audio and/or recording capabilities have been disabled during the times and in the areas referenced in Item (a).
c. The campus and all staff who work with the student must be informed (1) that the device is in use, and (2) where it is located (backpack, student’s clothing, etc.), in order to help the district partner with the family to ensure the student’s safety.
d. If the familywishesto add districtstaff membersto the device’s network, allsuch requests must be presented in writing to the campus principal for approval. As a device utilized by the family, the district and its staff reserve the right to decline to be part of any network that would disrupt the staff member’s ability to serve other students or would be in use outside of the school day.
e. Because the family is responsible for training the student to use the device – if applicable to the specific device and the student’s abilities – the district must be informed of how the family intends for the device to be used (i.e., when the “SOS” or “alert” is to be triggered).
Conroe ISD is not responsible for the loss or damage to the device, nor is CISD responsible in any way for maintaining the device.
Should the device, or the use of the device by either parent or student, prove to be disruptive to the educational setting, or to the staff’s efforts to instruct and serve any student, or infringe on the privacy or confidentiality of other students, the district reserves the right to refuse the use of the device on the bus, on campus, or at any school-sponsored activities.
Conroe ISD recognizes that use of such devices can take time to master, and will work with the family and the student to optimize the utility of the device without infringing on the privacy or other rights of students or staff.
SAFETY IS A PRIORITY
Total Tardies for the Year - 150 unexcused tardies, 75 excused with a doctor's note for a total of
225 tardies this year.
Leave early data -
CAR RIDERS - We are continuing to have several parents who park and walk their children to the doors in the mornings. If at all possible, we would like for you to join the car rider line and drop children off at the sidewalk. The constant stopping of traffic disrupts the flow of our line thus making the wait longer. We appreciate your support in this effort.
TARDIES BEGIN AT 8:01 A.M.
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DATES TO KNOW:
3 - Fourth grade to Sam Houston Museum
4 - Fall Pictures
11 - Early Release/Storybook Character Parade
14 - School holiday
17 - Fourth grade to Fine Arts day at Pavilion
17 - Parent Information Night/Family Fall Night - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
18 - PTO Spirit Night @ Flips
25 - Boosterthon Kick-off - PTO Fundraiser
Students who were on free/reduced last school year will continue on until September 27. If a new application hasn't been submitted and accepted, students will be required to pay full price starting October 1. In order to prevent interruption, please make sure you have submitted a new application this school year.