Buckalew Buzz

January 9, 2018

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From the Principal...

Happy 2018!


We hope you all had a happy and healthy Winter Break. We hope you were all able to enjoy movies, ice-skating, shopping, playing in the neighborhoods, and/or traveling, but most importantly, just spending time with family during this winter break! It is now time to find our routines again starting with not one, but TWO 4-day weeks in January.


We have finished our 1st, 3rd, and 4th grade "Play-Dates for Play-Grounds" and are looking forward to 2nd Grade and Kindergarten coming up soon! These have been extremely successful fundraisers going directly to our new playgrounds as we continue to fund-raise for 3rd and 4th grade. We also have a spirit night in January at Papa John's and one in February at Kendra Scott, just in time for Valentine's Day!


Our PTO meeting is this Friday at 9:30. We would love to see you there!


Please pay specific attention to your child's teacher-communication for grade specific information.


This is just a friendly reminder that we do not have school Monday January 15th.


Thank you for all you do to support Buckalew.

Happy 2018!

Mrs. Price

Important School-Wide Dates:

Please see your teacher's communication for grade-level and class-specific events.



January:

1/12- PTO Meeting 9:30

1/15- NO SCHOOL

1/17- Report Cards Mailed Home

1/18- Papa John's Pizza Spirit Event

1/19-Class Photo Day

1/19- 2nd Grade After School Play-date

1/25- 1st Grade Art Night

2/2- PTO Meeting 9:30


February:

2/2 PTO Meeting 9:30

2/6- Kendra Scott Night 6-8pm

2/9- Progress Reports Sent home

2/9- Kindergarten After School Play-date

2/19- STUDENT HOLIDAY; Teacher inservice day

2/23- Spring Pictures

Keys to Success Awards

Each week, a student from each grade level is drawn on the announcements for demonstrating one of the 7 Keys to Success. Congratulations to the following students:


For the week of: December 18th

Kinder: Felipe Lasta

1st Grade: Jordan Pesek

2nd Grade: Michelle Yi

3rd Grade: Taylor Jennings

4th Grade: Caleb Seely


For the week of: January 9th

Kinder: Macie Price

1st Grade: Lleyton Guthrie

2nd Grade: Eric Cao

3rd Grade: Cruz Romo

4th Grade: Gavin Resch

CISD School Board Appreciation Month January 1-31

Buckalew appreciates our school board members!

Mrs. Melanie Bush, President

Mr. Datren Williams, Vice President

Mr. Skeeter Hubert, Second Vice President

Mr. Ray Sanders, Secretary

Mr. Scott Kidd, Assistant Secretary

Mr. John Husbands, Immediate Past President

Mr. Scott Moore, Trustee

Choir Corner

Choir will resume our regular rehearsals Tuesday, January 16 3-4 PM. If you sang with us last year you do not need to submit another registration. You are signed up and ready to go.

If you are a 4th grader who would like to join the choir for the spring semester please return the application to Mrs. Stobbe by Friday, January 12 and you can join us! The application is attached or you can visit my website for more information. https://conroeisd.instructure.com/courses/130217

We have some exciting performing opportunities this spring. I hope to see you on the risers

4th Grade Parents

Download Application Here:

4th Grade Musical

Bravo to all 4th graders for the terrific job they did in their musical "One Crazy Night Before Christmas" prior to break. If you ordered a DVD we will be distributing them soon. It is not too late to order one if you would like one. Simply download the form and return it to Mrs. Stobbe and we will get you a copy as soon as they are produced. $15 cash/check to Buckalew Elementary are accepted. All proceeds are reinvested in our music program on stage and in the classroom. Your support is greatly appreciated.

For more info please visit my website:

https://conroeisd.instructure.com/courses/130217

Download DVD Order Form:

TRANSPORTATION CHANGES

Parents just a reminder to send all transportation changes to school with your child in their backpack. E-mail changes are for emergency changes only and must be made before 2:00 p.m. Please note weather is not considered an emergency. For emergencies only, e-mail brobinson@conroeisd.net and make sure you get a confirmation that your change was received. Classroom teachers do not always check emails throughout the day or may even be absent and that request would not be received in time. If you have sent a note with your child it is not necessary to e-mail the note to the front office. Thank you.

Play-Dates for Playgrounds!

After School Playdates provided by Buckalew's Grade Level Teachers!


Save the dates for your child to have an after school play date with the entire grade level!

Time: Immediately after school-4:45pm

Fee: $25

Register by going to: BuckalewSpiritStore.com


All students must be picked up in the back parking lot through the car rider line. Crossing guards will not be on duty. For everyone's safety, we would prefer everyone picked up in the back parking lot by 4:45pm on the day of their play-date.


Kindergarten: February 9th

1st Grade: COMPLETED December 19th

2nd Grade: January 19th

3rd Grade- COMPLETED December 8th

4th Grade- COMPLETED December 19th

Give the Gift of a TAE "Teacher's Achieving Excellence"

Log Into "Parent Access" by clicking:


https://pac.conroeisd.net/


and click on the "Teachers/Staff Excellence" Tab.


Feel free to type your own message and send any staff a positive message!

Buckalew Visitors and Volunteers


For the safety of ALL students, we ask that any person entering Buckalew be approved through the CISD volunteer website. This includes classroom events, parties, classroom readers, volunteers, lunch visitors, etc. In other words, if you are visiting a classroom and/or are around children, you must fill out the online CISD Volunteer Application. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete the application. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Buckalew PTO

Click to see what's going on in Buckalew's PTO!


The purpose of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is to:

(a) promote the welfare of children at Buckalew

(b) to foster cooperation between parents and teachers in the education of children at Buckalew

(c) to unite school and community efforts in securing for all children the best education

(d) to engage in fundraising activities for the educational and recreational benefit of Buckalew, its children, teachers, and staff as determined by the PTO and in accordance with the PTO by-laws.

Spirit Events- Save the Date!

Papa Johns Spirit Event January 18th

Spirit Night at Kendra Scott, February 6th 6-8pm

Perfect time for Valentine's Day shopping!

9595 Six Pines Dr #960, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Community Outreach Parent Workshops


February 20th 6:30-8PM Resiliency

Denise Cipolla, CISD Guidance and Counseling Coordinator

Galatas Elementary

9001 Cochran's Crossing Drive

The Woodlands, TX 77381


April 26th TBA Love and Logic and Anxiety

Kate Turner Licensed Professional Counselor

Buckalew Elementary School

Yearbook

Parents, if you have photos that you would like to upload to be used in our Year Book from all Fall school events please do it now! We are submitting a first batch of pages to the publisher in just a few days! You can do so at replayit.com or via replayit app!

If you haven’t yet ordered your 2017-2018 Year Book, you still have time! Order now at www.josten.com $35.00 by 2/9/2018. Make it personal with cover personalization ($6.00)! Make it extra special for your student with a personal dedication add ($25.00, ordered separately from your year book order at www.josten.com under Yearbook recognition adds tab)

If you have any questions regarding your order contact Jenna Simpson at ysimpson@att.net.

Community Partners

We'd like to thank our Platinum Sponsor Buckalew Chevrolet for their continued support to our school. Buckalew Chevrolet is

located at 1100 I-45 South at Gladstell Conroe, TX 77304. Check out their amazing vehicles online at www.buckalewchevrolet.com

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Safety Reminders from our Police Department:

A few friendly reminders in regards to school zone safety:

  • Please remember to remind your children NOT to cross until the crossing guards are at their posts in the morning. The building is not open unitl 7:30.
  • Please remember if you are in your car, to wait for the crossing guards not only to cross the children, but for the crossing guards themselves to make it back to the sidewalk.
  • Please remember to stay off your cell phones when driving in school zones.
  • Please remember their are NO DOGS allowed on school property. This is for your personal liability and the safety of all of our students.
  • Please remember there are no U-Turns in front of the school.

Parent Access Login

By logging into Parent Access, you can check your child's grades, assignments, and attendance.

Canvas Login

By logging into Canvas, you can check your teacher's website. This should be the same username and password as Parent Access above.

Lunch Information:

Buckalew Lunch Menu


MySchoolBucks Account


CISD Child Nutrition


A Full Price student meal is $2.85 and for a 2nd meal is $3.55. “Extras” range from $.50-$2.00.


Did you know you can put limits on your child’s account? You can limit your child to one complete lunch so your child is getting the complete lunch on the menu.

You can also limit your daily expenditures or snack choices or ala carte by calling our cafeteria at 281-465-3467.

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Have a GREAT Week!

From your Buckalew Staff and PTO

The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner. For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.