April 21, 2023
Dates to Remember
4/22 - Earth Day
4/24 - Woodson's Spirit Night
4/25 - 3rd grade STAAR Reading Test - No visitors on campus
4/26 - 4th grade STAAR Reading Test - No visitors on campus
5/1 - School Principal Day
5/2 - 3rd grade STAAR Math Test - No visitors on campus
5/2 - National Teacher Appreciation Day
5/3 - 4th grade STAAR Math Test - No visitors on campus
5/5 - School Lunch Hero Day
5/9 - Spring Choir Concert
5/10 - First Grade Field Trip
5/10 - 4th Grade Field Trip
5/10 - 3rd grade Learning Zoo
5/11 - 4th Grade Field Trip
5/12 - 4th & 3rd Grade Color Run
5/17 - 4th grade Learning Zoo
5/18 - Speech Pathologist Day
5/18 -TWHS Clap Out @8:30am
5/18 - 1st Grade Safety Day
5/19 - Kindergarten Graduation
5/22- GT Expo @3:45
5/23 - Paw-Some Awards 9:00am
5/24 - 4th Grade Picnic
5/25 - 4th Grade Clap Out @11:30am
5/25 - Early Release 12:10pm
A Note from the Principal
Next week our 3rd and 4th grade students will begin their STAAR testing. I am so proud of all their hard work this year and I know they are going to do a GREAT job! Please see the information below from Mrs. Dupre about STAAR testing.
Beginning Monday we are tweaking our dismissal procedures for bikers and walkers. Please see the information below if your child is a biker/walker.
Have a great weekend!
STAAR testing Information
We will be doing STAAR testing in third and fourth grades over the next two weeks. Please make sure that your student gets a good night's sleep and has a good breakfast before testing. It is also important for students to be in attendance and on time for school these days. Students who miss the STAAR test will make it up on the first day that they return to school. We will also have a closed campus for the 4 testing days which means no volunteers or visitors. Included below are the dates and schedules for testing days.
April 25 & May 2
(Third Grade Testing days)
11:15-11:45 1st Grade Lunch
11:45-12:15 1st Grade recess
12:15-12:45 3rd Grade Lunch
* Regular specials time for 3rd.
April 26 & May 3
(Fourth Grade Testing days)
8:20-9:10 3rd grade specials
11:45-12:10 2nd Grade lunch
12:15-12:45 2nd Grade recess
12:45-1:15 4th Grade lunch2:10-3:00- 4th grade specials
Biker/ Walker Dismissal
To increase student safety, we have made some miner changes to our biker/walker dismissal. As with any change, it may take a little bit longer the first few days or so, so we ask for your patience with this new process.
- Kinder and first grade parents will pick up their students from Door 15 (this is the same door that kindergarten has always dismissed from) First grade students will remain inside the building until parents show the staff member at the door their sign.
- 2nd-4th grade students that are allowed to be released without an adult will be walked in a line to the playground and be released.
- Second and third grade students who are released to parents will dismiss from Door 14. Parents will show their sign at the door and their student will be released to them.
- Fourth grade students who are released to parents will dismiss from door 13. Parents will show their sign at the door and their student will be released to them.
All school Field Day May 5th.
Due to availability at the Alden Bridge Field, we have to adjust our schedule for Field Day on May 5th. Please see the NEW Schedule below:
Kinder and First- 8:10-9:25
2nd and 3rd: 9:35-10:50
If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please sign up HERE.
If you and your family will be attending, please sign up HERE. If you already signed up for the April 6th date, you do NOT need to sign up again!
2023 Elementary Summer School Program
Summer Move A Possibility?
If you currently have plans to move over the summer please contact our registrar, Stacey Randall - (email@example.com or 936-709-1610). There will be a Summer Mover Form sent to you via your child. We ask that you complete it and send it back to school. If some of the information is not known, we can update via email as needed. This will help in planning for the next year. If you are a fourth-grade parent, and your child will not be attending Mitchell Intermediate, I will let Mitchell know of the possible summer move.
Summer GT Testing Referral Window
The referral window for summer Gifted and Talented testing will be open April 3-28. You may refer your student for summer testing during this time. If your student participated in the Spring testing (2nd Grade CogAT or Spring Testing), they may not participate in this round of testing.
Summer testing information:
Tuesday, May 30-Thursday June 1
8:00-11:00 AM at Bush Elementary
*Students must be present all three days to participate
If you are interested in having your student test during the summer, please pick up a referral form from the front office.
2023-2024 New Kindergarten Student Registration
Kindergarten registration is now open for the 2023-2024 school year! Please select the link below to begin the registration process. Children who are 5 years old on or before September 1, 2022, are eligible to register for Kindergarten. For online registration help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 email@example.com. 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.
Notes from the School Nurse
Bush Clinic Phone # (936) 709-1609
Parent/Guardian Reminder - All medications signed into the clinic for the 2022-23 school year are to be picked up/signed out from the clinic by Thurs, May 25, at 12:00 pm.
Nurse Cheryl Kirchner, RN
Cheryl Edwards, Clinic Assistant
CISD School Calendar
Here is the link to the 2023-2024 School Calendar.
In our last round of counseling lessons, we focused on a variety of topics to support resilience, friendship skills, preparations for STAAR testing and peer pressure. If you have any questions about these topics feel free to reach out to your student’s grade-level counselor.
In Kindergarten we read the book “The Most Magnificent Thing” and talked about resiliency. We should try again when we are in difficult situations and never give up.
In First grade we sorted out what it means to be a good friend, and how to lose a friend. Sometimes we don’t realize that our actions can cause us to lose a friend so it is important to be aware of what we do.
Second graders read The Not So Friendly Friend by Christina Furnival. We discussed important character traits that are ‘keys to friendship”. We also discussed the importance of setting boundaries with friends if they are treating you in a way that is unkind. Students learned it’s ok to set boundaries but we need to set them in a respectful manner.
In preparation for STAAR, third grade students had a lesson on test anxiety. They learned how worry may develop and strategies to reduce worry through daily self-care and coping strategies.
Fourth graders had a lesson on peer pressure. We read Peer Pressure Gauge by Julia Cook and discussed how peer pressure may slowly increase over time. Students learned the importance of preparing for peer pressure situations beforehand by identifying their values. We also discussed how to use “polite doubt” as a strategy in peer pressure situations.
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
Parent Access Center Account - http://conroeisd.net/parents/
Conroe ISD Website - http://www.conroeisd.net/
Conroe ISD Volunteer Online Application - https://apps.conroeisd.net/volunteer/
Online Lunch Payments - www.myschoolbucks.com
Conroe ISD Transportation: 832-592-8800 - https://www.conroeisd.net/transportation/
Child Nutrition - https://www.conroeisd.net/department/child-nutrition/
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.