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December 4, 2020

Dates to Remember

December

12/11 - Spirit Friday (Wear your Bush Spirit Wear)

12/17 - "Paw-Some" Awards on Announcements (Wear BLUE for Integrity)

12/17 - PTO Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day

12/18 - Early Release for Students at 12:10 PM

12/21 - 01/05 - Winter Break - No School
12/31 - New Year's Eve


January
01/06 - Students Return to Instruction

01/08 - Picture Re-Take Day

  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM face-to-face students (inside)
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM virtual students (outside)

A Message from Dr. Lambert

Good afternoon and happy Friday,


It has been a fantastic week at Bush Elementary. Jingle, the Bush Elf, returned this week. All of our Bobcats love trying to find him as he moves within the building each day. Jingle joined me for announcements Wednesday, and we've added a Where's Jingle slide to our announcements each morning as well.


I so enjoy the interaction with kiddos as they ask me each day if I know where Jingle is. With each question, I say no so that every child has a chance to fill me in on the location. It is amazing how such simple things bring such joy and connection.


I hope that each of you finds joy each and every day—especially during this holiday season. As we continue our work over the next few weeks, I would love to hear from you about what brings your child joy. For me, joy is found in many things but not least in the light that goes off when a child learns something new. Being an educator and the principal at Bush brings daily joy to my life. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your child's educational journey.


Take good care,


Dr. Jarod Lambert

Principal

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Thank you to the Alden Bridge Kroger for donating a tree to our school. Also thank you to the Martin family for decorating it and making our front office and porch look festive during this holiday season. We are so thankful for this wonderful community and the families we have here at Bush. We hope everyone is having a joyful holiday season. Please feel free to stop by the front porch and take pictures by the tree. If you do, please email them to bush@conroeisd.net

Message from our Front Office

  • All transportation changes need to be emailed to bush@conroeisd.net before 2:00 PM each day.
  • Car rider dismissal reminder: Entering the school driveway at dismissal is by right turn only. All traffic leaving the school should turn right onto Crownridge as well.
  • Only visitors essential to school operations will be permitted to enter CISD facilities.
  • All individuals entering the building must wear a face mask covering their mouth and nose.
  • Visitors will be required to complete a COVID-19 screening form in the reception area prior to leaving the front office area.
  • Only essential learning items can be dropped off on our outside drop off table.
  • Students forgetting lunches will be allowed to get a meal from the cafeteria.
  • Students need to have a mask on while riding a CISD school bus.

Gifts to School Employees

As we move into the holiday season, we realize that many parents and students will want to give gifts to staff members. We are all thankful for the generosity of our community. There are some rules governed, in part, by state law related to what school employees may accept. If you choose to give a gift to a school employee, please keep these things in mind.


  1. The gift may not be intended to influence the teacher to pass the student of give the student some other kind of preferential treatment.
  2. State law prohibits public employees from accepting gifts if the gift is valued at over $50. No gift may be in the form of cash or some other negotiable instrument. Therefore, no gift from a student to a teacher should be valued at more than $50. A gift card in an amount larger than $50 is acceptable so long as no individual student contributed more than $50 toward the gift card. Local Board Policy DBD states, "An employee shall not accept or solicit any gift, favor, service or any other benefit that could reasonably be construed to influence the employee's discharge of assigned duties and responsibilities."

Lost & Found

All Lost and Found items are located in the gym. Please encourage your children to take a look if they are missing any items. Please remember to label all items clearly with your child’s name. Also don’t forget to label water bottles, backpacks, and any other personal item

2021-2022 School Calendar Feedback

Conroe ISD is seeking public input on the 2021-2022 school calendar. The CISD District-Level Planning and Decision-Making Committee (DLPDMC) is responsible for developing the 2021-2022 school calendar and has developed two drafts for the community to review. Feedback may be submitted from Thursday, November 19, 2020, through 8:00 AM Monday, January 4, 2021, via the form below. The DLPDMC will then review all feedback and make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees at their Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Submit Feedback Here

School zone and car rider drop off safety reminders

As a reminder our school doors do not open until 7:30 AM. We ask that you do not drop off your child before that time as they will be on the front porch unattended.

  • Please remember to remind your children not to cross until the crossing guards are at their posts in the morning.
  • A picture of your child's barcode on your phone will not work for car rider line. We have to scan each barcode, and you need the actual print out.
  • Please do not drop of children on Crownridge Drive at the school path. If you are in car line the children should remain in the vehicle until they are at the front of the school.
  • While driving, allow crossing guards to cross children and to return to the sidewalk before driving through the crosswalk.
  • Cell phones should not be used while in the school zone.
  • No dogs are allowed on school property.
  • U-turns are not allowed on Crownridge Drive.
  • Please do not sit on the curb or allow your children to play in the street.

Afternoon Dismissal Signs

If additional dismissal signs are needed you can print those right from your personal CISD Parent Access.


1.) Either login or create yourself an account on CISD Parent Access - Here is the link: https://www.conroeisd.net/parents/


2.) Once logged in the towards the bottom of the screen you will see "Meals" and next to that is a choice that reads "PRINT CURBSIDE MEAL CARD." You can click on that and print as many as you need. Do not enlarge, or they will not scan.


The page that opens that you need to print will include:

Bush Elementary School, Students Last Name, First Name, Grade, Student ID# and Barcode.

Mrs. DePedro's Class - Silly Sting Party!

Congratulations again to Mrs. DePedro's class. This class raised the most amount of money during our fall Boosterthon. Today the children had a blast silly stringing each other and Dr. Lambert.
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Bush Clinic Phone - 936-709-1609

PLEASE NOTE:

Students are cleared to return to school when the nurse receives documentation of the following: Health care provider clearance letter to return to school, including a date the student may return OR Negative COVID-19 test results. Please keep your child home until ALL symptoms have subsided, including being fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.


ISOLATION OR QUARANTINE:

· Students who are absent due to isolation or quarantine criteria who log in to SeeSaw or Canvas before 11:59 pm will be counted as a REMOTE ATTENDANCE.
· Students who are absent due to isolation or quarantine criteria who are unable to sign into SeeSaw or Canvas before 11:59 pm will be counted as an EXCUSED ABSENCE.


RETURN-TO-SCHOOL CRITERIA:

Per Conroe ISD guidelines: If your child has a fever or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19 and does not get tested OR is not cleared by their healthcare provider with an alternative diagnosis, it is assumed the child has COVID-19 and may not return to school until the following 3 criteria are met:

1. Has been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.

2. AND child has improved symptoms.

3. AND at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

Please email or fax (936-709-1699) healthcare provider date of return to school confirmation or COVID-19 test results to the nurse clkirchner@conroeisd.net or bush@conroeisd.net in order to return to school sooner than the 10 day isolation period.


People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

· Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater to or equal to 100 dg F.

· Chills

· Cough

· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

· Fatigue

· Muscle or body aches

· Headache

· New loss of taste or smell

· Sore throat

· Congestion or runny nose

· Nausea or vomiting

· Diarrhea

· Shaking or exaggerated shivering https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/care-for-someone.html


PLEASE NOTIFY THE NURSE OR THE FRONT OFFICE IF YOUR CHILD DEVELOPS ANY OF THE ABOVE SYMPTOMS.


MEDICATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:

Prescription medication must be in the original container, properly labeled including the student’s name, the name of the medication, directions concerning dosage, the schedule for administration, expiration date, and the date the prescription was filled. No expired prescription medication will be administered. No more than a ninety (90) day supply of a prescription medication may be checked in at one time.


Over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, ibuprofen, cough or cold medicines that could potentially mask COVID-19 symptoms will require a written order from your child’s health care provider. Special Medication Note: Due to CDC COVID-19 guidelines nebulizer medications cannot be administered at school at this time.


CURB SIDE MEDICATION SIGN IN:

Please email or call the clinic if your child will require a scheduled or prescription medication for this school year. A medication permission form will be emailed to you, or let us know if you need to pick up a paper copy.


Medications will be dropped off via curb side delivery Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30-2:30. Please email clkirchner@conroeisd.net or call 936-709-1600 (front office) or 936-709-1609 (clinic) to let us know that you are here for medication drop off. Nurse Cheryl will come out to your car to collect the signed forms and medication.

CLINIC STUDENT CLOTHING REQUEST:

In case of restroom accidents, spills, muddy clothes, please keep a complete change of clothes in your child’s backpack in a zip lock bag to have on hand. The clinic will not have extra clothes in the clinic to provide our students. Parents will be called to bring clothing changes if their child does not have extra clothes available in their backpack. Thank you for your help!


Stay Healthy,

Nurse Cheryl Kirchner, RN

clkirchner@conroeisd.net

936-709-1609


Evelin Padilla, Clinic Assistant

epadillaguerrer@conroeisd.net

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Bush Bobcats Holiday Assistance:


Our Bush Bobcat Family has always been very generous when it comes to helping out our own Bobcats whose families are needing assistance, especially during the holiday season. We want to make the holiday extra special for these families by helping to put gifts under their trees. If you would like to help, please sign-up to bring in a gift or two for one or more of the children listed below. You will see each child's age, gender and a few suggested gift ideas. When you choose a child, do not feel obligated to get everything on their list, one or two items from their listed suggestions would be helpful.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F45A9AA28A1FD0-bush3


Click here to visit Mrs. McGhee’s Virtual Counseling Office

Click here for Coronavirus Resources for Students and Families


Sincerely,

Angie McGhee

amcghee@conroeisd.net

936-709-1608

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Students Enjoying Specials - PE, Art, Music, and Enrichment

Daily Announcements

Our daily announcements are shared in Canvas or Seesaw for each class. In addition, we will include the week's announcements in each edition of the Bush Banner.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Friday, December 4, 2020

Conroe ISD's School Messenger

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All SMS messages received from the Conroe ISD District Office and your child's campus will begin with "Conroe ISD:" and come from the subscribe code 67587. If you have not yet opted-in to receive SMS messages, you can do so at any time throughout the school year by texting "Y" to 67587.

Looking for a Way to Help Our School?

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Marquee Coordinator: This position will post (and remove) PTO related items on the Marquee (ie: spirit nights, birthdays). These events happen about three to four times a month. Please contact Caitlin Reeves at president@bushpto.com if interested!

PTO Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day 12/17/2020

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Thank You, Alden Bridge Chick-fil-A!

Thank you, Chick-fil-A for sponsoring lunch for our teachers and staff! We appreciate all you do for our community!!!

The yearbook team needs pictures of your Bobcat

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Use the ImageShare app to upload pictures from your smartphone of:

  1. Virtual Learners Participating in Boosterthon
  2. Dressing up for Red Ribbon Week
  3. Enjoying Spirit Nights
  4. Wearing Barbara Bush Spirit Wear

Be sure to identify the grade level of the children pictured before uploading photos. The Barbara Bush Project Number: 126474. There’s no upload code. Thank you for your help to ensure our yearbook represents all of our students!

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Support Bush When You Shop with Amazon Smile

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Earn $$$ for Bush with each applicable Amazon order! Simply log on to smile.amazon.com and choose Barbara Bush (Conroe, TX) as your charity of choice or activate AmazonSmile on your Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone (found under settings on your app) before shopping. Always check for the "AmazonSmile" logo to ensure you're activated for AmazonSmile.

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.