December 17, 2021
Dates to Remember
12/20 - 01/04 - Winter Break - No School
1/05 - Students Return to Instruction - Doors open at 7:30 AM, School Day starts at 8:00 AM
1/17 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
A Message from Mrs. Thompson
It was another amazing week at Bush Elementary! What I enjoyed most was seeing parents and families in our building, celebrating and having fun with our students. I am overjoyed at the amount of parental support and involvement that we have here at our school, and I am thankful for everything that you all do to support your children's education.
I also want to let you all know that our campus 2020-2021 Texas Academic Performance Report has been posted on our profile page. You can access the report by going to our school's website and following the directions below.
- Go to "Our School/Campus"
- Click "View School Profile"
- Select "Accountability Reports"
- Click "2020-2021"
- Select "Texas Academic Performance Report"
Lastly, I want to let you all know that we have an interim assistant principal! I am proud to announce, Mrs. Brooke McCoy is going to be joining our Bobcat Family. Mrs. McCoy has been serving as our Student Support Services Coach for the last few years and already knows our teachers and many of our students. She will take over as the kindergarten, first, and second grade assistant principal in January. Please see her message below.
I hope everyone has a safe and restful holiday break. We will see you all soon!
Mrs. Lizzy Thompson
A Message from our new Assistant Principal- Mrs. McCoy
My name is Brooke McCoy and I am excited to serve as the Interim Assistant Principal at Bush Elementary. This is my 16th year as an educator and I have taught in Aldine ISD and Conroe ISD. For the past 5 years, I have served as a District Instructional Coach for Conroe ISD's Student Support Services Department. My husband and I reside in Montgomery where we raise our two boys, Evan and Levi. In my spare time, I love to run (I have completed two half-marathons) and camp all around Texas with my family. I can't wait to meet all of the families and students at Bush and be part of the Bush Bobcat family!
Mrs. Brooke McCoy
A Message from our Specials Team
The Specials team (art, music, PE, and library) would like to thank you for your generous donations. It was truly a surprise and absolutely appreciated! We love teaching each one of your children and feel grateful to be in such a wonderful place as Bush Elementary.
Happy Holidays from your Specials team!
A Message from our Counselor - Mrs. McGhee
Thank You to Our Holiday Helpers!!
Thank you to all of our Holiday Helpers. We were able to make the holidays a little brighter for over 50 children! Your generosity and kindness is very much appreciated.
Classroom Counseling Lessons - We have been working on a variety of skills and concepts in my last round of counseling lessons. See below for grade-level information. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for additional resources.
Kindergarten - Personal Space
We read Harrison P. Spader, Personal Space Invader by Christianne Jones and talked about the importance of respecting personal space. We also discussed how our personal space “bubble” can change depending on the environment we are in.
First Grade - Kelso’s Conflict Management
First grade began learning about Kelso and conflict management. In their first Kelso lesson, first graders were introduced to Kelso’s choice wheel and taught the difference between small and big problems. Small problems are ones they are smart enough and strong enough to handle on their own. Big problems require going to a trusted adult for help. This link contains more information on Kelso and conflict management. https://kelsoschoice.com/free-resources/for-parents/
Second & Third Grade - Kelso Review
We reviewed small versus big problems and the nine Kelso conflict management skills. Students then practiced using their decision making skills with the “what would you do?” game.
Fourth Grade - Respecting Diversity
In fourth grade we read the book The Crayon Box That Talked by Shane DeRolf and discussed the importance of appreciating our own and others' unique traits and respecting others that may be different. We concluded with a puzzle activity to demonstrate how our different puzzle pieces, when put together make beautiful picture.
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Carline & Moveable Minute Volunteers
We are in need of volunteers to assist with our morning. Car Line and Moveable Minutes. Carline is from 7:30-8:00 and you can simply report to the front ramp and assist. 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.
2022-2023 School Calendar Feedback
Conroe ISD is seeking feedback on three refined 2022-2023 calendar drafts. The District-Level Planning and Decision-Making Committee is planning to submit a calendar for the Board’s approval at their January meeting. Learn more and respond to a new survey on the School Calendar Process Webpage.
A Message from Bush Clinic
Beginning 1/3/2022, we will accept a negative self-administered rapid home test for individuals sent home to isolate with symptoms. This is not for students wanting to exempt from quarantine or for those who have tested positive in the last 10 days. This is for the student who has symptoms and is required to isolate, receive a negative test result, or provide an alternative diagnosis to return to school. The parent should send the nurse a picture of the negative home test including the date administered and student name.
Conroe ISD Police Department Site: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Free COVID-19 testing is available to Conroe ISD employees and students Monday through Saturday at the Conroe ISD Police Department located at 2900 N. Loop 336 E. Conroe, TX 77301. Monday-Friday 8:15 AM – 3:45 PM and Saturday 8:15 AM – 12 PM. *Appointments required prior to arrival. Tests must be scheduled through the Conroe ISD SSO in the COVID-19 Central app.
If your child receives a positive COVID-19 test, please go to the link below and follow the prompts to enter your child’s positive results. This will be entered into the Conroe ISD COVID Absence APP for excused absence until the date cleared to return. https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/covid-19-positive-self-report/
Nurse Cheryl Kirchner, RN
Bush Clinic Phone: (936) 709-1609
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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$27 now until Dec. 31st. Starting Jan. 1, 2022 the price will be $35. Order today at Balfour.com
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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.