October 1, 2022
From the Principal
I hope everyone is doing well.
There are a few big events going on this month. Please be sure to look at the calendar in this newsletter so you don't miss anything.
Red Ribbon week is begins on October 24th. Red Ribbon Week continues to be the nations largest and longest drug prevention campaign. Schools across America recognize this week in many different ways. At Stewart, we like to establish "theme" days and encourage students to dress to match the theme. Our Stewart Student Council chooses the dress themes for each day. Their first meeting is on Thursday, October 6th. We will communicate this information with you after the four day weekend.
We have been experiencing quite a bit of illnesses recently. We are encouraging good hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer. Please also encourage this at home. Several students come to school with a small bottle of hand sanitizer in their lunch box. This might be a great option for parents to consider so that students can sanitize their hands before eating lunch.
October is a great time of year, as we begin enjoying cooler weather. It's also the time when students wear more sweaters and jackets to school. Every year, we have over a hundred items that go unclaimed when school is out. It is very helpful if you write your child's name on the label of each piece of outer clothing they bring to school.
Finally, our Storybook Character Parade takes place on Friday, October 28th at 9:00AM. This is a fun day for all our students. Students in kindergarten through third grade can dress as their favorite character from a book. Fourth through sixth grade students will be the audience for the parade. Parents are also welcome. Most of the parade route will be outdoors. Feel free to bring lawn chairs to enjoy the entire event. If it rains, we will move the parade to the commons area in the building. We hope to see you here.
Dr. Julie English
Please be sure to check out the PTO website for additional information and dates for upcoming events.
Volunteer in Conroe ISD
WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year. During the day, WatchDOGS may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well. Please click on the following link to find out more and/or to sign up. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zSMWalPrWeohoE3z4QfpqYuhje4-x30bFeJ1-RADP-s/edit
If you have any questions about Watch DOGS, please contact our counselor Tonya Mathews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gifted and Talented Student Referral Timeframe:
You may request a referral form from the front office or the Assistant Principal, Wesley Harness.
You will also find the link for the GT Screening referral form HERE.
You can also find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage.
Cogat Testing: 2nd Grade Students Only
The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT Test) will be administered to all CISD students at the second grade level. CogAT measures learned reasoning and problem-solving skills in three different areas: verbal, quantitative and nonverbal. Reasoning skills develop gradually throughout a person’s lifetime and at different rates for different individuals. CogAT does not measure such factors as effort, attention, motivation and work habits, which contribute to school achievement as well.
Our campus will be administering the test on October 18th and October 19th. These tests will be scored by an independent company, and we anticipate that the results of the test for your child will arrive prior to our sending home the second nine-week grade report.
Please review with your child the importance of doing his/her best in testing situations. Attendance during these days of testing is very important, as make-ups may be difficult. Also, a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast are highly recommended.
If you would like additional information regarding these assessments, please contact Wesley Harness at 936-709-4272.
-When visiting the campus (for lunch, as a volunteer, PTO member, Watchdog, etc...) it is important to remember to check in at the front office with Angie Creech. Please only use the main front doors of the building (doors labeled #1 and # 2) to enter into the building.
-When checking in, Angie Creech will give each visitor a visitor's sticker. Please ensure that the sticker is worn in a visible location. Teachers and Staff members will be looking for visitors in the building to ensure that badges are being worn.
-When eating with your child/children at lunch, please remember that your child/children have to walk back to their classroom with their class and teacher. Parents may not walk down the hallways and escort their child/children back to class.
-When either volunteering for the campus, coming in for the Stewart PTO, or a watchdog, please do not prop open any doors. All exterior doors must remain closed and locked at all times.
-When leaving the Stewart for the day, please check out with Angie Creech, give her your visitor's sticker, and exit out of the front doors of the building (doors labeled #1 and #2).
Safety - We Want To Hear From You.
This information was sent out early August. Here it is again.
Stewart Elementary accepts and encourages comments or suggestions regarding safety. We are consistently monitoring our procedures and are open to what you suggest. Additionally, if you see something that concerns you, please take time to make us aware of your observation. You can do this by accessing a form through the QR code below. This QR code will be placed on each entrance door as well. Please access the link to the safety suggestion google form:
If you have any special concerns or comments, please contact our campus safety coordinator, Wes Harness. You can email him at email@example.com.
Applying for Free and Reduced Lunch
Meals No Longer Free for All Students in the 2022-2023 School Year
- Federal waivers providing Free meals for all students the last 2 years have now expired
- Parents must complete an application for students to be eligible for Free or Reduced meals
- You can access the online free and reduced application at www.myschoolapps.com
Weekly Text Messages and Emails
October Lunch Reservation Sign Up
In order to allow more families to come please limit your visits to one per month.
Looking Ahead at Important Dates
( All dates are subject to change.)
Fall Semester Important Dates
October 2- Custodians Appreciation Day
October 3-December 16-Gifted and Talented Referral Screening
October 7 – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
October 10 – Holiday – NO SCHOOL
October18-19th-Cogat Testing (2nd Grade Only)
October 18 – Mighty Mustang Celebration
October 21 – Stellar Student Celebration
October 24- 28 – Red Ribbon Week
October 27 - Kindergarten Field Trip - Oil Ranch
October 28 – Storybook Character Parade grade K-2
November 2- Individual Make up Pictures / Group Pictures
November 3 – PTO Meeting
November 4 – Stewart Fun Run
November 8 – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
November 8- Voting Day
November 10 – 4th Grade Musical
November 11 – Veterans Day Program
November 14 – 18 – Generation Texas Week
November 16 – Picnic in the Park 5:30 -7:30pm
November 17 - Fourth grade field trip to Sam Houston Museum
November 18 – Turkey Trot during specials classes
November 21- 25 – Thanksgiving Holiday – NO SCHOOL
December 1 – Dr. Jean Stewart’s Birthday
December 2- PTO Meeting
December 2- Stellar Student Celebration
December 5- 9 – PTO Holiday Store
December 7 – Mighty Mustang Celebration
December 8 – Grade 3-6 Choir Concert
December 9 – Kinder Gingerbread House Building
December 13 – PE & Art Night – 1st Grade
December 14- Band and Orchestra Concerts
December 15 – Grinch Day / K- 2 Parties
December 16 - Polar Express Day / 3rd- 6th parties
December 16 – Early Dismissal 12:10 pm
December 19 – January 4 – Winter Break
Dr. Stewart came to read in a first grade classroom for "Read for a Better Life."
Students from Conroe High School came to read in several classrooms for "Read for a Better Life."
Julius Michael from South Sudan, Africa spoke with 5th graders. Our fifth grade students have been reading the book Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate. Students really enjoyed meeting Mr. Michael.