Buckalew Buzz

November 6, 2017

From the Principal...

What an amazing last week! After a rainy Halloween, we were able to rally around our hometown Houston Astros and win the World Series!!! To top the cake, Buckalew's PTO hosted an amazing Boosterthon Fun Run Fundraiser, raising over $34,000! Thanks to YOU, our pledges were received from 46 states AND 15 countries and our students earned a Popsicle Party after lunch, and Crazy Hat Day on November 17th.

PTO and our Buckalew Staff want to give you a big thank you to ALL of you who helped in our Fall Fundraiser. We had an amazing week with "Mega Mike" and "Royal Rachel" (in photo above)! Raising $34,000, leaves less than $96,000 to continue to raise in our ambitious goal this year!!! This money and all future fundraisers continue to go toward our NEW playgrounds that are original, and in much need of replacement; as well as the annual operating budget of the PTO.

PTO would like to specifically thank all the volunteers who decorated the school and to all those who helped the event run so smoothly marking laps and serving water. Our students enjoyed learning about focus, creativity, respect, trustworthiness, self-awareness and being a life learner with Castle Quest videos from our fabulous Boosterthon team.

As you can see, we are unveiling our NEW Buckalew BUZZ! We will be using this accessible format for our Buzz and hope you find it easier to read. Please know that we send this out every 2 weeks, and it is PACKED with information we hope you find helpful. It is also saved to reference on our website. More specific grade level communication will continue to come directly from your child's teacher.

Have a wonderful week!!!

Mrs. Price

Important School-Wide Dates:

Please see your teacher's communication for grade-level and class-specific events.


11/6-11/10 Food Drive

11/9 3rd Grade Music Program 6pm

11/10- Wear Red, White, and Blue Day (Veteran's Day Nov 11)

11/10 Picture Retakes

11/10 PTO Meeting; 9:30 Bistro

11/14 Spirit Night at Chic-fil-A 5-7pm

11/17 Turkey Trot

11/17 Crazy Hat Day AND Popsicle Party School-wide after lunch!

11/17 Progress Reports Sent Home

11/20-11/24- Thanksgiving Break

11/28 Cyber Safety Parent Night

11/27-12/1 Generation Texas Week

11/27-12/8 Toy Drive

11/28-Wear College Shirts

11/30 Choir Concert 6pm


12/1 PTO Meeting; 9:30 Bistro

11/27-12/8 Toy Drive

12/8 Spirit Shopping: Tumbleweeds and Notions

12/14 4th Grade Music Program 6pm

12/20 Jingle Bell Jog

12/20 Early Release 12:10

Winter Break: 12/21- 1/8


School Resumes January 9th

Keys to Success Awards

Each week, a student from each grade level is drawn on the announcements for demonstrating one of the 7 Keys to Success. Congratulations to the following students:

For the week of: October 30th

Kinder: Lila Truchan

1st Grade: Kahee Kim

2nd Grade: Alice Meyer

3rd Grade: Lillie McMullin

4th Grade: Ashley Castille

For the week of: November 6th

Kinder: Lucy Alexander

1st Grade: Jackson Allen

2nd Grade: Romina Huerta

3rd Grade: Adam Miller

4th Grade: Adelynn Ward

Generation Texas Week November 27-December 1

November is a month where we learn about careers, college, and opportunities other than college. Please feel free to talk to your child about your job, and education choices, and processes.

Careers: We encourage students to begin to think about the different careers they can choose as they get older.

College: We all wear college shirts and talk about college.

What's next in this road to college? The next step after Buckalew is intermediate school, then junior high, then high school. We discuss transitions of school settings on our educational pathway.

Opportunities other than college: We learn about careers that require training other than a 4 year or above college degree.

How will I pay for college? We teach students the value of saving for their own future and education.

Lunch Information:

Buckalew Lunch Menu

MySchoolBucks Account

CISD Child Nutrition

A Full Price student meal is $2.85 and for a 2nd meal is $3.55. “Extras” range from $.50-$2.00.

Did you know you can put limits on your child’s account? You can limit your child to one complete lunch so your child is getting the complete lunch on the menu.

You can also limit your daily expenditures or snack choices or ala carte by calling our cafeteria at 281-465-3467.

GT Nominations due Wednesday, December 20th

The window is now open for parent nominations for GT Screening and will continue through December 20. Parents may nominate their student for Spring GT Testing by completing the District Nomination Form, available through any 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade teacher, or by asking Belinda in the front office. Parents may now nominate, one time per level of test. In other words, students may test once each school year to see if they meet district requirements and /or qualify in other subject areas. GT testing will be held at Buckalew during the school day during the weeks of January 29-February 2 and February 5-9. Nomination forms may be returned to your student’s 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade teacher OR to Belinda in the front office. ALL NOMINATION forms are due NO LATER THAN December 20!

Buckalew Volunteers

To be able to volunteer at Buckalew, you must fill out the online CISD Volunteer Application. This must be done yearly. This includes workroom helpers, classroom helpers, classroom readers, library volunteers, etc. With the holidays approaching, we will have many volunteer opportunities that you will want to attend. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete the application.

Community Outreach Parent Workshops

November 28th 6:30-8PM Cyber Safety

District Attorneys from Montgomery County's Internet Crimes Against Children Division

Mitchell Intermediate School

6800 Alden Bridge Dr.

The Woodlands, TX 77381

February 20th 6:30-8PM Resiliency

Denise Cipolla, CISD Guidance and Counseling Coordinator

Galatas Elementary

9001 Cochran's Crossing Drive

The Woodlands, TX 77381

April 26th TBA Love and Logic and Anxiety

Kate Turner Licensed Professional Counselor

Buckalew Elementary School

Safety Reminders from our Police Department:

A few friendly reminders in regards to school zone safety:

  • Please remember to remind your children NOT to cross until the crossing guards are at their posts in the morning. The building is not open until 7:30.
  • Please remember if you are in your car, to wait for the crossing guards not only to cross the children, but for the crossing guards themselves to make it back to the sidewalk.
  • Please remember to stay off your cell phones when driving in school zones.
  • Please remember their are NO DOGS allowed on school property. This is for your personal liability and the safety of all of our students.
  • Please remember there are no U-Turns in front of the school.

Parent Access Login

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

Canvas Login

By logging into Canvas, you can check your teacher's website. This should be the same username and password as Parent Access above.

Buckalew PTO

Click to see what's going on in Buckalew's PTO!

The purpose of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is to:

(a) promote the welfare of children at Buckalew

(b) to foster cooperation between parents and teachers in the education of children at Buckalew

(c) to unite school and community efforts in securing for all children the best education

(d) to engage in fundraising activities for the educational and recreational benefit of Buckalew, its children, teachers, and staff as determined by the PTO and in accordance with the PTO by-laws.


We need your photos! Please make sure to upload all your cute photos of students and faculty taken at school events at replayit.com or via replayit app! Didn’t order your yearbook yet? No worries, you still have time, order now at Josten's $35.00 by 2/9/2018. Make it personal with cover personalization ($6.00)! Make it extra special for your student with a personal dedication add ($25.00, ordered separately from your year book order atwww.josten.com under Yearbook recognition adds tab), highly recommended for graduating fourth graders!

If you have any questions regarding your order contact Jenna Simpson at ysimpson@att.net.

Last Call for Spirit Wear Shirts!

We have just a few left! $22 each

Please support Buckalew and purchase a remaining Spirit Wear shirt!

To order contact Ashley or Lindsey at 936-697-3989!

Box Tops

Thank you for sending in your Box Tops! Congratulations to our Box Top Collection Contest winners!

Winning classes:

K: Gann

1st: Balzer

2nd: Dillow

3rd: Saheb

4th: Hveem

Spirit Events

Chick-fil-A, Alden Bridge, November 14th All Day

Hi Buckalew Bears! Join us for another Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A Alden Bridge. Swing by anytime on November 14th and 20% will be given back to our school. The spinning wheel will be available in-store from 5-7pm.

Spirit Night at Tumbleweeds & Notions, Tuesday, December 8th

Have you started your Holiday Shopping? Be sure and stop by Tumbleweeds & Notions from 8am-5pm and 15% of sales will go back to our school! Thank you for your support!

8021 Research Forest Dr. C-1

The Woodlands, 77382

Spirit Night at Kendra Scott, February 2018

Perfect time for Valentine's Day shopping!

9595 Six Pines Dr #960, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Play-Dates for Playgrounds!

After School Playdates provided by Buckalew's Grade Level Teachers!

Save the dates for your child to have an after school play date with the entire grade level!

Time: Immediately after school-4:45pm

Fee: $25

Register by going to: BuckalewSpiritStore.com

More to come, from your grade level teachers, but reserve your spot and mark your calendar now!

Kindergarten: February 9th

1st Grade: December 19th

2nd Grade: January 19th

3rd Grade- December 8th

4th Grade- December 19th

Have a GREAT Week!

From your Buckalew Staff and PTO

The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.