The Hoot Owl

MARCH 2022


March is upon us. Spring Break is right around the corner. When we return from Spring Break, the end of the year sneaks upon us quicker than expected.

March Madness - We are doing a March Madness competition based upon attendance. Our attendance has been down this year and we are going to do a push to raise it back up for the last 3 months of the year. Please help your child's class by having your child at school every day, unless they are sick. We know that attendance has a major impact on learning and if students are not physically present at school, they cannot learn.

We look forward to seeing this challenge take off and increase excitement about coming to school daily!


*March 5 - Sci://Tech @ Lone Star College

*March 11 - Student holiday

*March 14 - 18 - Spring Break

*March 21 - Students return to school


*School attendance is important for learning. Students should be at school daily unless they are sick.

*Doors open at 7:35 with school starting at 8:00 a.m. Tardies begin at 8:01 am. Please help us reduce tardies this semester by making it a goal to be at school on time.

*Dismissal begins at 3:10 p.m.

*Change of transportation call ins are for emergencies only and must be called in by 2:30 p.m.

*Early pick up ends at 2:45. If you arrive after 2:45 you will need to join the car rider line.

*Coming off the I-45 feeder, car rider line starts on Oak Ridge School Road. If you enter our driveway, the right turn lane will be blocked forcing you to turn left and find the end of the line.

*Parents may not park and walk students to the building in the morning nor to pick them up in the afternoon.

*Please have your car rider sign visible in the line. If you need another sign, please call the front office and request one.


Boosterthon was a great success! Thank you to all who volunteered and helped on the day of the run! We well surpassed our goal of $10,000 which we are very excited about. Mrs. Eldridge and Mrs. Anderson got slimed by Ms. Dishong and Mrs. Santa Cruz's classes for being the top classes.

Other upcoming Spirit Nights -

March 1 - Red Robin

March 24 - Spring Creek BBQ


Please print out the attachment for your child to participate in Spring Break Bingo!


We have a few school shirts for sale. If you would like to purchase your child a school shirt, they are $12.00. Please contact Ms. Kathie Gensbigler in the front office if you want to purchase a shirt.


Oak Ridge Elementary's 2020 -2021 School Report Card has been posted on our school's profile page. This can be found by following the steps below:

From the district webpage:

  • Go to "Our School/Campus"

  • Click “View School Profile"

  • Select “Accountability Reports”

  • Click “2020-2021"

  • Select "School Report Card "


We are excited to share that this year we have a Parent Liason join our team. Mrs. Carroll has been and will continue to follow up on absences as well as support parents in a variety of ways. If you have any questions or concerns or needs, please reach out to Mrs. Carroll. Mrs. Carroll is fluent in English and Spanish.

Mrs. Carroll is working with outside agencies to help us create an even better environment here at school. One of the groups she is currently working with it Texas AgriLife. Below is a recipe from them. We look forward to including recipes in each edition as we move forward.

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Conroe ISD is currently hiring bus drivers and custodial personnel. If you are interested or know someone who is, please share the flyer below with them.


Lunch visitors are now welcome back on campus through our reservation system. Due to space limitations, just a reminder that our tables are set up outside on the exit to our large playground. Parents will greet their student in the cafeteria and then go outside to eat. If the weather is too cold or raining, we will cancel for the day. You will be notified of the cancellation through email so if it is raining or extremely cold on your day, please monitor your email.

Register at the link on our webpage here.


Our attendance has been hovering about 93% and our goal for the year is 96%. Unless your child is ill, it is important for them to be here at school, on time and stay all day long.

Tardies - We begin counting tardies at 8:01 a.m. We do, however, monitor the line. We take note of the last car in line at 8:01 and all cars after that, the students are counted tardy. Currently, we have a much shorter line between 7:45 - 7:55. If you consistently arrive about 7:55, try adjusting your morning schedule by about 10 minutes, you will not have to wait in line to drop off your child. Student drop off and pick up is the line closes to the building. Do not drop off or pick up on the other side the covered drive as it is unsafe for everyone involved.


Did you know that meal applications assist in so much more than just meals?

If you are on free/reduced lunch, there are a few more benefits to your family than just food.

*AP tests - Reduced registration fee

*Most sports - free or discounted pay to participate

*Internet Access - Eligible for discounted internet access services.

*P-EBT-Eligibility for any future P-EBT benefits for the 21-22 school year.

*College Application Fees - Discounted rate on fees associated with applying for college.

*School funding - Maintains funding for student programs and services.

*Assistance as is available for back to school clothing, school supplies, and Christmas gifts.

Conroe ISD families can complete an online meal application now!

Applying is FAST and EASY at

If you need assistance applying, you can contact the Glorimar Carroll, campus parent liason, at 832-592-5900.



11 - Student holiday

14 - 18 - Spring Break

21 - Students return to school

February staff birthdays


4 - Mrs. Zavala - Kinder Bilingual

6 - Mrs. Bartlett - PK

10 - Mrs. Brunson - PK

10 - Mrs. White - 1st grade

11 - Mrs. Fox - PK

27 - Mrs. Roy - Kindergarten