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September 2nd, 2022

From the Principal

Dear Bobcat Families,


I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend! We will see our Bobcats on Tuesday morning!


Have a great weekend!


Mrs. Thompson

emthompson@conroeisd.net

Dates to Remember

September

9/5 - No School, Labor Day
9/9 - Spirit Wear Friday - wear your Bush gear or blue & green

9/11- Patriot Day, Wear red, white, and blue

9/13 - Fall School Picture Day
9/15 - PTO General Meeting 6:30pm

9/21 - Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day (All Day) with spinning wheel from 5:30pm-7:30pm

9/21 - Read for a Better Life Day


October

10/4 - Author Visit - Aaron Reynolds

10/6 - Walk to School Day
10/6 - End of the 1st Grading Period

10/7 - No School for Students - Staff Development Day

10/10 - Holiday - No School

10/13 - Pawsome Awards

10/14 - 1st Grade Sock Hop

10/21 - Storybook Character Parade

10/24-28 - Red Ribbon Week

10/25 - Class Picture Day & Fall Retake Day

10/26 - Boosterthon Pep Rally

10/28 - Creepy Crawl STEM Night

2022-2023 School Calendar

Here is a link to the 2022-2023 CISD School Calendar. https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2022-2023-CalendarApproved.pdf

Progress Report - Sept. 9th

Progress reports will be available in Parent Access on September 9, 2022. If you don't already have a Parent Access account, please click on the following link to create one. This is a great way for parents to keep up with student attendance, report cards, progress reports, Achieving Excellence (SAE), available lunch money and more.

Fall Pictures, September 13

Fall pictures will be taken on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Picture Pre-Order forms will be sent home next week in the Tuesday folder. Orders can also be placed online through the Texas Photo prepay link below.

https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000954892#login

Lost & Found

A friendly reminder to please label all of your child's belongings with first and last name. Water bottles, lunch boxes, hats, and especially outerwear such as hoodies/jackets/ sweaters are all great items to label as these items tend to pile up quickly in the Lost and Found. The Lost & Found is located in the front lobby!

Reporting Student Absences

To report an absence for your child, do one of the following:

  • Call our attendance line at 936-709-1610 and leave a message stating your child’s name, reason for the absence, person reporting the absence, and a phone number.
  • Email the registrar – srandall@conroeisd.net with your student’s absence information.

When your child returns to school, a note explaining the absence should be brought to their teacher, front office, or the attendance office.

Lunch Visitor Information

There will be a visitor table located in the gym/cafeteria by the bleachers. Please plan to arrive at school 5 -10 minutes before your student's lunch time. You will need to come into the front office, have your ID scanned, and receive a visitor badge. With limited seating you will only be able to have lunch with your student. Once your lunch time is complete you will walk back to the front of the building and check out in the front office. Please be sure to have your badge visible at all times. There is no need to sign-up ahead of time.

Kindergarten - 11:05am - 11:35am
First - 12:15pm - 12:40pm -

Second - 12:45pm - 1:10pm

Third - 11:15am - 11:40am

Fourth 11:45am - 12:10pm


Student Breakfast $2; Student Lunch $3.20; Non Student Lunch/ 2nd Student Lunch $4.20; Milk $0.95. If your child will be bringing a lunch, please pack items that are easy to open.


Menus and Child Nutrition Resources:

https://www.conroeisd.net/department/child-nutrition/

KBOB Morning News Crew!

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Introducing our KBOB morning news crew! We will start student lead announcements on Tuesday Sept. 6th.

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Transportation Changes

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 your child's teacher or provide a not 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 bush@conroeisd.net. 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.

Front from left to right: Aiden M - Camera; Bea M - News Anchor; Chloe J - Pledge Leader; Davis B - Producer; Lane J - Audio; Abraham S - Video; Richard C - Pledge Leader; 4th grade Co-Host will rotate weekly!

Front Office Information


  • You can drop off student lunches and forgot items in the front lobby drop off table. All items will be taken to the student before their lunch time.
  • Car lines for arrival and dismissal are at the front of the school. Student drop off begins at 7:30am. There is no staff on duty to supervise students before 7:30am each morning.
  • At dismissal, cars must enter the parking lot by turning right into the school parking lot.
  • Please remember when exiting the parking lot, you must turn right on Crownridge.
  • In the car rider line, please do not pass parents who have children being loaded/unloaded from their cars.
  • Thank you for helping us keep our students and staff safe!

News From The Library

To see what books he has written check out his website: https://www.aaron-reynolds.com/

We can't wait to Aaron Reynolds.

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Notes from the School Nurse

COVID-19 Parent Self-Report Link Instructions: Please go to the link below for COVID-19 self-report instructions in Conroe ISD SSO. Enter the student username and password. https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/covid-19-positive-self-report/


Student username:

the first 5 letters of students last name and first 3 letters of first name

Student Password:

the letters stu and student ID number


Student name example: John Anderson

Username: anderjoh

Password stu555555


This website offers a brief illustration of coverage offered through the Texas Kids First K-12 Student Accident Insurance Program https://www.texaskidsfirst.com/


Last , after school playground reminders... Due to safety reasons a parent or guardian is required to monitor their students while playing after dismissal on the playground. Students are not allowed to return to the building after dismissal to use the clinic restroom.


Stay Healthy,

Nurse Cheryl Kirchner, RN

clkirchner@conroeisd.net


Cheryl Edwards, Clinic Assistant

cheedwards@conroeisd.net

Counseling Small Groups

Students may participate in small group counseling throughout the year in our lunch bunch groups or our counseling workshops. Lunch bunch groups will meet during your student’s lunch time with other students. During these groups we will be getting to know one another and working on social emotional competence skills. These skills include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making.


Additionally, counselors work with students in small group workshops. These small groups support skills that we teach in our classroom lessons and social emotional skills. We’ll cover topics such as friendship, anxiety and test taking in these workshops. If you have questions about small group counseling, please contact Mrs. Cardenas (K,1 Counselor) or Mrs. McGhee (2-4 Counselor).


If you would like to request that your student visit with their counselor, please use the QR code to make a referral.

Volunteer in Conroe ISD

If you would like to volunteer at Bush, you must complete an application to "Volunteer in Conroe ISD." You can access the application at:

https://www.conroeisd.net/community/volunteer-in-cisd/

Interested in learning more about the PTO?

Please reach out to Caitlin Reeves at president@bushpto.com. We have Executive Board Positions available as well as general memberships!



Friday, September 9th will be our first SPIRIT WEAR FRIDAY this school year! This is a chance to show off your school spirit by wearing your Bush Spirit Wear Gear or Bush colors (blue and green). The class with the most students participating in each grade level will receive a prize!!!


Thursday, September 15th is our first general meeting for BUSH PTO!! There will be a guest speaker and childcare provided. Come see all the amazing things PTO does for our school!


Wednesday, September 21st is CHICK FIL A Spirit Day!!! There will be a spinning wheel for prizes from 5:30-7:30pm!! A portion of sales will be donated back to the Bush PTO!!!

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Campus Information

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.

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