September 8, 2021
Mark Your Calendars!
TRANSLATING VIRTUAL PAW PRINTS
One of the reasons we selected this tool for our Paw Prints is the program's ability to translate the content into almost 100 different languages. Use the translate tab at the upper right to change the Paw Prints into another language. We want all our families to be able to have access to this content regardless of their first, second, or even third language.
Name That Book
Summer Reading Celebration
Fall Holidays - No School
REMINDER - Parents' Night and PTO Meeting
September 9, 2021 is the third - fifth grade Parents' Night starting at 5:00 p.m. via TEAMS
September 14, 2021 is the PK - second grade Parents' Night starting at 5:00 p.m. via TEAMS
Carpool Dismissal Kindness
Please "Be Kind" when navigating around these parked cars. Have your carpool number displayed so the other cars will know that you're not one of the parked cars and won't attempt to pass you. Please stay in your car and be prepared to move once the line starts moving.
Please do not block any entrances to parking lots while stopped and waiting for the carpool lane to begin moving. Also, please allow the cars attempting to enter or exit the West Briar parking lots to do so.
Thank you for doing your part to keep the streets around Bush Elementary safe.
We're asking for the parents of walkers NOT to U-turn by the carpool lane entrance once they've picked up their child(ren) and are heading home. All these extra cars from the walker parents U-turning and going through this busy intersection causes the carpool lane to slow down and back up.
When driving home, walker parents who drive are requested to drive straight down Westerloch towards Eldridge and make the right on Eldridge and then the right on Briar Forest. Eldridge is not busy at this time in the afternoon.
Pets at Bush
First Day Forms
- Rolling backpacks will not be allowed this school year.
- No water bottle drop offs, bottled water is available upon request.
- No lunch drop offs, lunch is provided free of charge to all HISD students.
- No backpack, sweaters, or technology drop offs.
- All students riding their bikes to school must wear a bicycle helmet to and from school.
Please ensure your child is prepared to start their day. Bush ES strives to keep our faculty and staff healthy, therefore we will only allow glasses to be dropped off at the front office.
Early Pick Ups
Ms. Rose would like to wish a very special birthday to:
Chance P. who turns 6 years old on September 11th, and is in kindergarten in Ms. Brackens' class.
Pedro P. who turns 9 years old on September 8th, and is a third grader in Ms. Nguyens' class.
Amina R. who turns 6 years old on September 10th, and is in kindergarten in Ms. KT Nguyens' class.
Ignacio S. who turned 9 years old on September 7th is a third grader in Ms. Nguyens' class.
Happy Birthday and Welcome to the Bush Birthday Book Club!
Birthday Book Club
Help your child celebrate their birthday and support the library and other programs that enhance the educational experience of Bush students by joining the Birthday Book Club.
Your child will be given a personal "Happy Birthday" greeting during the morning announcements and Paw Prints shout out from Ms. Rose! The donation will be recognized with a nameplate in a new book from the library. A group photo of all the other BBC members with the same birth month will also be displayed in the library display case.
It only costs $20 for a Birthday Book Club Membership (Add Electronic Marquee display for $10 more). Please visit www.BBEPTO.com for more details or to make your purchase.
September – February Birthdays: Enroll during August/SeptemberFebruary – July Birthdays: Enroll during January/May
We are looking forward to a wonderful year ahead and what better way to get started than by signing up for PTO membership. We have new options this year which are only available through September 15th. If you sign up by September 15th you will be entered into a drawing to win an hour massage gift certificate OR a free 1 month scholarship certificate (includes registration, assessment and instruction) to Mathnasium! Your PTO membership directly benefits our school and children.
Visit our membership page on www.bbepto.com to sign up now and see more details about each level.
This year we are offering 3 levels of membership to choose from:
Cub Level $20
Paw Level $30
Bobcat Level $50
Contact Michelle Jackson in you have questions or need more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
5th Grade Celebration Package
5th grade parents, as part of Bush tradition, we ask parents to cover a $40 Celebration Fee. This includes a custom Fifth Grade T-shirt (may be worn as part of Bush dress code), Holiday Party contributions, a picture memory stick, and a gift bag giveaway to be distributed at the end of the year.
You may purchase this on on the PTO website: www.BBEpto.com. Deadline is the end of September. Shirts need to be ordered as soon as possible, so students can wear them most of the year
PTO needs YOU!
At this time the PTO Board and committee members are able to volunteer in the school to help make the school better for our students. We still have several board positions available as well as openings on our committees and we need your help! If you are interested in volunteering at the school, helping build a better future for our children, and showing off your talents, sign up here.
The following Board positions are available:
● Vice Treasurer- Work with the treasurer to process payments and reimbursements
● Fundraising Chair- Take the lead on either the Underwriting Campaign, the Fall fundraiser OR the Spring Fundraiser. There are already a few members of the Fundraising committee willing to help with these efforts
We also have several committees that are filling up fast and the coordinators are eager to get started with their plans! Sign up here to volunteer! If you have more questions about the Committees email Val Shaikh, the PTO President at email@example.com.
THANK YOU to all who have shopped online. All proceeds directly benefit our school and children! Due to high demand, we appreciate your patience as we process refunds and address exchanges/back orders.
***Back in stock*** XS “Dream Big” shirts and plaid B shirts are now back in stock! We also received a shipment of XS and S polo shirts. If you are still shopping for school supplies, we have composition books, zipper bags, and agendas for sale online! Still looking for 2020-2021 yearbook? We have those as well! Visit us ONLINE at www.bbepto.com. Orders received by Thursday will be delivered to your child’s classroom on Friday.
Thank you for your support and happy shopping!
If you are interested in helping with the School Store Committee please sign up here.
COVID-19 Updates, News, and Resources
COVID Notification Updates
Quarantine and Temporary Online Learning (TOL)
The parent must apply for TOL by noon for their child to be enrolled in temporary online learning for the next day. The four hours a day of live lessons are taught by an HISD teacher, not a Bush teacher. However, the student is still enrolled at Bush Elementary and the daily attendance and weekly grades are sent to the Bush teacher. When the 10 day quarantine is over, then the student may return to in-person learning at Bush Elementary.