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October 21st, 2022

Dates to Remember

October

10/24-28 - Red Ribbon Week
10/24 - PTO Crust Spirit Day

10/25 - Class Picture Day & Fall Retake Day
10/25 - Flipping the Switch on Anxiety (looking at anxiety and coping strategies)
6:30-8:00 PM @ Grand Oaks High School-LGI

10/26 - Boosterthon Pep Rally

10/27- PTO Trunk or Treat

10/28 - 3rd Grade Creepy Crawl STEM Night, for 3rd grade students!


November
11/4 - Boosterthon
11/8 - No School for Students - Staff Development Day

11/10 - Book Fair Preview

11/11 - Veterans Day

11/14 - 11/18 - Book Fair
11/16 & 11/17 - 3rd Grade Field Trip - Jones State Park
11/18 - Kinder Thanksgiving Feast & Open House

11/21 - 11/25 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

2022-2023 School Calendar

Here is a link to the 2022-2023 CISD School Calendar.

From the Principal

Dear Bobcat Families,


It was great to see so many parents and families here today for our Storybook Character Parade! We loved it! Thank you for coming out and supporting us!


We are excited for Red Ribbon Week, Trunk or Treat, and Crust Spirit Day! Please remember to let them know you are there for there for Spirit Night!


We hope to see you all next week!


Have a great weekend!


Mrs. Thompson

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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!

Retakes & Class Pictures - Oct 25th

Class pictures will take place on Tuesday, October 25th. Please use the prepay link to place your order. https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000970701#login. If you would like to get picture retakes, please send in the original photo package. Email Ashton Nowak ashton@phototexasphotography.com or call 1(800) 883-6463 with questions.

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.

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 not 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.

Art Class Needs Help

Mrs. Beardsley, one of our Art Teachers, needs help cutting plaster strips so the 3rd and 4th graders can start making their rodeo and western art sculpture pieces. If you can help, please sign up on the sign up genius link.

Celebrating Niche Rankings

Conroe ISD is proud to be ranked the Best School District in Montgomery County, Most Diverse School District in Montgomery County, Best Place to Teach in Montgomery County, and the Best School District for Athletes in Montgomery County.

View our Niche profile to read more and leave your own review!

Conroe ISD Technology Help Desk

The district has set up a Help Desk to answer technology questions from parents and

students. You can email help@conroeisd.net or call 936-709-7658.

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.

CISD Food Drive

Conroe ISD is partnering with the Montgomery County Food Bank during the month of October for a district-wide food drive.


Most needed items include healthy snacks, peanut butter, cereal, juice, grains, ready-to-eat meals, and canned items such as beans, vegetables, fruit, and tuna.


Items may be dropped off at campuses during the school day. Please visit mcfoodbank.org for a list of needed items or to make a donation.

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.

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/

Lost & Found

The weather will begin to cool soon, and the children will begin 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.

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

CISD Transportation

The district has a transportation department responsible for routing buses and managing the bus drivers. If you ever have a question about a route, drop off/pick up locations, drop off/pick times, and/or a bus driver, the best way to ensure your question is directed to the right person is to submit a "Contact Transportation" form. This form may be accessed by clicking the link below: Contact Transportation

Front Office Information


  • You can drop off student lunches and forgot items in the front lobby drop off table. All items will be taken to the student before their lunch time.
  • Car lines for arrival and dismissal are at the front of the school. Student drop off begins at 7:30am. There is no staff on duty to supervise students before 7:30am each morning.
  • At dismissal, cars must enter the parking lot by turning right into the school parking lot.
  • Please remember when exiting the parking lot, you must turn right on Crownridge.
  • In the car rider line, please do not pass parents who have children being loaded/unloaded from their cars.
  • Thank you for helping us keep our students and staff safe!

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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Don't worry about cooking lunch or dinner Monday!! Head to Crust Pizza Co. Alden Bridge Woodlands for Bush Spirit Day!! Make sure to mention Bush Elementary when placing your order!
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Students get to vote for the 2022-2023 yearbook cover!! Please visit, Bush 2022-2023 Yearbook Cover Voting to cast your vote!! Contest ends Monday, October 24th at 6:00 pm!!!

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LET'S GET EXCITED!!!!! Kickoff Rally is Wednesday, October 26th!!!
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Trunk or Treat is next week!!!! Visit Trunk or Treat to sign up!

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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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