Ride Blast

January 6, 2023

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Important School-Wide Dates:

January - School Board Appreciation Month

1/4 - 1/13 - Drum Fit Unit in PE

4 - Students Return to school

7 - Western Art Show - Open House at the Jett Center, 3:00pm

10 - Report Cards available to view in PAC

12 - PTO Meeting, 11:30am

16 - Holiday

24 - Ride Spirit Night - The Stand

26 - 100th Day of School - Kn

27 - 101st Day of School - 1st grade

Principal Message

Greetings, Ride Families!

I would like to start the beginning of the new semester by recognizing our Sally K. Ride Challengers for their hard work that went into making the first half of the year be so smooth and successful. What a great year it has been so far. Your children have been working very hard and it has been fun to watch them grow and improve over the last semester.

How are we ever going to top 2022? We have such an incredible staff and loving supportive parents. It makes being a teacher such a joy when coming to work each day is a treasure.

With a new month comes our next Character Trait, Inclusion. Inclusion, in the elementary sense, is about including others and making people feel welcome. It is about being nice and kind to others. We also use this time to welcome our new students. We encourage the kids to help them learn the routines in the classroom, lunchroom, and play with them at recess.

I Love Ride and I Love the way everyone helps one another.

Report Cards for the 2nd Nine Weeks will come home on Tuesday, January 10th for PK, KN, 1st, and 2nd grade. 3rd and 4th grade will be able to access them in PAC.

We are looking forward to an incredible 2023!!


Megan Burnham

# We SHOW Inclusion, We SHOW Kindness, We SHOW Citizenship, We ARE Responsible, #We ARE Respectful, #We ARE Challengers!

Lost and Found Items

As we have cool mornings and warmer afternoons, we have noticed an increase in jackets and coats in the lost and found. Please remember to write your child’s name in their outerwear items and have them check the lost and found, located at the end of each grade level hallway. We tend to get many items left over, and I know these items easily get lost during transition or recess times. Please feel free to stop in after school if you would like to look for some lost items!

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CISD Western Art Show

This year's CISD Western Art Show is this coming Saturday, January 7th from 10 am - 4:00 pm. College Park feeder zones are asked to attend from 3-4:00 to help with parking and traffic. The show is taking place at the Jett TTC Center this year. See below our Challengers who are in the show:

Drum Fit

PE would like to help you kick off your fitness goals and connect with your Challenger! You are invited to participate in Drum Fit on January 12 or 13. Please wear school appropriate exercise attire.

Drum Fit is for ALL fitness and ability levels. The heart pumping, cross curricular, smile-inducing fun will release those stress-relieving endorphins and build memories between you and your child. https://tinyurl.com/SKRDF

In addition to being fun and active, DrumFit benefits include: builds brain connections, promotes social emotional learning, improves coordination, teaches fine motor skills and spatial awareness, increases focus and attention, supports reading skills and pattern recognition, builds confidence, promotes self expression, includes everyone of all abilities, and enhances academic learning.

You may reserve your spot at https://tinyurl.com/RideDrumFit

CISD YOUniversity

CISD YOUniversity is a day to build strong students and strong families. Parent YOU, Teen YOU, and Kid YOU will offer a variety of topics that support our students' overall wellness. Please see flyer below.
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SKR Spirit Night - January 24th

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2023-2024 School Calendar Survey

Conroe ISD’s District-Level Planning and Decision-Making Committee is seeking feedback from families, students, staff members, and the community on drafts of the 2023-2024 calendar. Learn more on the School Calendar Process webpage and complete the Calendar Survey.

Get Your Yearbooks Now While They Are On Sale

Lunch Sign-Up

Due to limited seating in the cafeteria, we are offering two options for lunch signups. You will have the opportunity to sign up to eat in the cafeteria with your child or outside in our gazebo/picnic table area. You will not be able to change locations after signup is complete. If you sign up to eat outside and it rains, you will be unable to move into the building due to limited seating. You may sign up for another day/time.

Each slot is available for two adults and the child you are eating lunch with..

Please see the schedule below for designated grade level lunch visitor’s days. Make sure that you sign up under the correct time slot for your child’s lunchtime. Each student may have a lunch visitor once every 3.5-week period. This ensures every parent has an opportunity to sign up. Remember to bring a valid id when you visit the building.

Due to limited seating in the cafeteria, we are asking all parents with small children to eat outside in the gazebo area.

Lunch Sign-Up

Lunch Schedule:

Kindergarten/Second Grade 11:45-12:15

ECSE/Prekindergarten 11:55-12:25

First Grade 12:15-1245

Third/Fourth Grade 12:30-1:00

Visitation Days:

Monday: Kinder, 1st, 2nd

Tuesday: ECSE, PreK, 3rd, 4th

Wednesday: Kinder, 1st, 2nd

Thursday: ECSE, PreK, 3rd, 4th

Friday: Any Grade Level

Ride Grade Level Newsletters

Office 365

Below is the PDF link to instructions on how to install your Office 365 account.

Each CISD student has five FREE copies available for their use on various devices.

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Ride's Social Media

Do you follow Ride Elementary on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter?

Facebook: Ride Elementary, Conroe ISD

Instagram: @ridecisd

Twitter: @RideCISD

Get Connected!

Stay in touch with CISD by downloading our new mobile app!

Download the app on your mobile device today and select ‘yes’ to receive push notifications with the latest news and updates from the District.

Key Features:

  • Push Notifications - Select ‘yes’ when you download the app to receive the latest push notifications from the District.
  • Calendar Events - Add events to the calendar on your personal mobile device directly from the calendar section on the app.
  • News - Check out the latest District-wide and school news all in one place!

Parent Access Login

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

To access your child’s information online you must register for an account.

Please go to the following link and follow the directions below:


Click the “Student/Parent” tab

Click on “Parent Access Center”

Click “Register”

School Messenger

All SMS messages received from the Conroe ISD District Office and your child's campus will begin with "Conroe ISD:" and come from the subscribe code 67587. If you have not yet opted-in to receive SMS messages, you can do so at any time throughout the school year by texting "Y" to 67587.