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January 20, 2023

Dates to Remember

January

1/26 - 100th Day of School
1/26 - Luliet Spirit Night 3-8pm

1/27- PTO Family Movie Night at Mitchell


February
2/7 - Spring Picture Day
2/13 - 17 - Random Acts of Kindness Week
2/17 - Staff Development - No School for Students
2/20 - Holiday - No School
2/23 - 4th Grade Fine Arts Night & Open House

2/24 - Go Texan Day


March
3/2 - Kindergarten Field Trip
3/2 - Read Across America Day
3/2 - Texas Independance Day
3/3 - 4th Grade Class Picture
3/4 - Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

3/6 - 10 - Spring Book Fair in the Library

3/9 - Kindergarten Rodeo
3/9 - Sci-Tech Night 5:30pm

3/13 - 17 - Spring Break - No School
3/24 - 1st Grade Field Trip

3/30 - 1st grade Program

2022-2023 School Calendar

Here is a link to the 2022-2023 CISD School Calendar.

2023-2024 School Calendar

At their meeting Tuesday night, the Board of Trustees adopted the 2023-2024 School Calendar as recommended by the CISD District-Level Planning and Decision-Making Committee (DLPDMC). The approved 2023-2024 School Calendar is available on the District's website at https://www.conroeisd.net/organization/calendars/

From the Principal

Dear Bobcat Families,


It was a great four day week at Bush Elementary! I have spent a lot of time in classrooms since we returned from January and our kids and teachers have been working super hard! Teachers are almost complete with middle of the year testing and we are excited to celebrate the growth from the beginning of the school year!


Have a great weekend!


Go Bobcats!

Mrs. Thompson

100th Day of School Kindergarten Parade, January 26

Kindergarten will be doing their annual 100th Day of school parade on Jan 26 at 8:30 am. Parents are welcome to line up along the bus ramp to enjoy the parade. Please see the map below. There is no need to check in at the front office.

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2022 Federal Report Card and Texas Academic Performance Report

The Federal Report Card and TAPR can both be accessed using the following steps:


From your school’s website:


  • Go to "Our School/Campus"
  • Click “View School Profile"

  • Select “Accountability Reports”

  • Click “2021-2022"

  • Select "Texas Academic Performance Report" or "Federal Report Card"

Attendance Information

“Excused” or “Unexcused” Absence…What is the difference?

If your child is not in attendance at school for the entire day for any reason, the student is considered “absent”. There are two types of absences:

  1. Excused Absence: an absence is considered "excused" when there is prior parental notification (phone call or email) explaining the absence, or a note from a parent or medical professional upon return to school. Absences can be excused if they are related to illness, medical appointment, a death in the family, or other health related reasons. An excused absence does not remove the absence from the student’s record, but it does document that a student is absent for an excusable reason.

  2. Unexcused Absence: an absence is considered “unexcused” when there is no prior parental notification, no note or email sent upon return explaining the absence, for family travel/vacation, or other absences not recognized as "excused" by the district or state.

Keep your Child's Information Current

If any of your phone numbers, email addresses or physical address has changed since the start of school, please contact our registrar, Stacey Randell at srandall@conroeisd.net or phone 936-709-1610. An address change will need to have a Proof of Residency such as a utility bill (gas, water, electric); lease of buyer's agreement/contract.

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 or front office.

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 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.

Lost & Found

Please remember to label all clothing items with your child’s first and last name. Also, don’t forget to label water bottles, backpacks, and any other personal items. If your child misplaces an item, please remind them to check in the lost and found located in the front office lobby.

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/

Lunch Visitor Information

There will be a visitor table located in the gym/cafeteria by the bleachers. Please plan to arrive at school 5 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

Notes from the School Nurse

Bush Clinic Phone # (936) 709-1609


COVID-19 Information:

If your child receives a positive COVID-19 test result, please go to the parent self-report link below to enter the student ID number. Entering the date of onset of symptoms will give you the return to school date, which is a 5-day isolation period.

This will enter your student into the COVID Absence App for the excused absence during the 5 day isolation period.


Students who are directly exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19 are not required to quarantine. Masks are not required upon return to school after the 5-day isolation.


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


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

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Classroom Counseling Lessons

We’ve been learning a lot in our latest classroom counseling lessons and enjoy visiting your students in their classrooms. Here are the topics we’ve been discussing in class.


Kindergarten students are learning about Diversity. We read the book “The Crayon Box that Talked” and discussed how we are all unique, but when we come together we create a masterpiece.


First grade students are learning how to solve small problems on their own by utilizing Kelso’s Wheel of Choices. Use this link to learn more about Kelso’s conflict management curriculum and the nine different choices students may use to solve conflict and manage small problems.


Second graders learned about empathy, why it’s important and how to use empathy in responding to others. We read the story How do I stand in Your Shoes? By Susan DeBell


In third and fourth grade, we read The Judgemental Flower by Julia Cook. We discussed how our differences make us unique and wonderful. We also discussed respecting diversity, appreciating differences and getting to know people that are different from us before making judgements.


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


Jennifer Cardenas - Kinder & 1st Grade Counselor

Angela McGhee - 2nd, 3rd & 4th Grade Counselor

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Safety Information

The safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance. Over the past decade, Conroe ISD has spent millions of dollars on a layered approach to campus safety including the installation of secure entrances and vestibules along with adding security cameras throughout our schools. Our greatest safety measure, however, is vigilance. Please report any suspicious activity or suspected dangers to the appropriate authorities. Anonymous reports may be made 24/7 to Conroe ISD’s KidChat hotline at 1-888-KidChat (543-2428) or through our new Anonymous Alerts app. Login: conroeisd

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Parent Access Center Account

http://conroeisd.net/parents/


Conroe ISD Website

http://www.conroeisd.net/


Conroe ISD Volunteer Online Application

https://apps.conroeisd.net/volunteer/

Online Lunch Payments

www.myschoolbucks.com


Conroe ISD Transportation: 832-592-8800

https://www.conroeisd.net/transportation/

Child Nutrition

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

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Community Events

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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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