Giesinger Elementary - Week of January 31, 2022
Eagles Soar To Excellence In All We Do!
The mission of Giesinger Elementary is to ensure high levels of learning to facilitate continuous growth of the whole child.
We envision a school in which staff provide a safe, caring, and positive learning community for all children; create a collaborative culture among children, families and staff; establish high levels of learning by frequently monitoring student progress; and demonstrate a personal commitment to the academic success and general well-being of each child .
2014 National Blue Ribbon School
From Mrs. Ralston
This Wednesday is 2-2-22 so we invite our Eagles to celebrate this unique date by wearing Tutus or Ties and Tennis Shoes!
Next Thursday, February 10th, is our annual Giesinger Game Night. We will kick off the event with a virtual General PTO and Title I information meeting at 4:30 PM. From 5:00-6:00 PM, our teachers will have fun, educational games for students to play. As this time, we are still planning to have Game Night in-person. We hope to see our families next Thursday night for family fun!
PTO & Title I Zoom link:
We are limiting large gatherings, transitioning to more virtual meetings, and implementing enhance cleaning protocols. Please know, that with this strand, the district anticipates a peak in the next few days with a drastic drop in cases over the next week to two weeks. I will continue to keep our families updated with COVID general notification and classroom letters.
Please continue to check the Roadmap to Remaining Open found on the Conroe ISD website. The link is also included below.
Change in COVID Absences:
The Texas Department of Health and Human Services did not approve a change that was anticipated regarding students that are symptomatic or test positive for COVID. The rule is now when a student tests positive or is symptomatic, he/she must be out for 10 calendar days prior to returning to school. This will be the guideline beginning Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Sorry for the change and confusion.
Please continue to pre-screen your child before sending them to school each day. If they are having any COVID symptoms then we ask that you keep them at home. Refer to the District's "Can My Child Go To School Today" flow chart below. You may also call Nurse Corbit if you are unsure.
At Giesinger Elementary, we strive to create a school in which staff provide a safe, loving and positive learning experience for everyone. We are glad you are here!
Thank you for your continuing support. Eagles Soar to Excellence In All We Do!
Melissa Ralston, Principal
Join in the fun on this special date: 2-2-22
Giesinger Game Night & PTO/Title 1 Meeting
Thursday, Feb. 10th, 5pm
2323 White Oak Boulevard
Congratulations to our Western Art Show Winners and to Mrs. Matthews!
GT testing continues this week for students who were absent.
2/2 - Celebrate this special date (2/2/22) by wearing tutus, ties and mismatched tennis shoes!
2/8 - Progress Reports sent home
2/10 - General PTO and Title I meeting via zoom - 4:30 PM
2/10 - Giesinger Game Night (in-person) 5:00 - 6:00 PM
2/12 - Project Hope Parade 12:00 PM
2/14 - Valentines Day
2/17 - Kona Ice visits Giesinger from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM; Students can purchase a Kona Ice for $3
2/18 - Inclement Weather Day; No school
2/21 - Presidents Day - No School
2/25 - Character Lunch with Mrs. Barton "Kindness"
2/25 - 120th Day of School (First Grade celebrates)
2/26 - Giesinger 5K Family Fun Run - 8:00 AM
2/28-3/4 - Dr. Seuss Week
3/3 - Guest Readers celebrating Dr. Seuss' Birthday
3/3 - 2nd Grade Music Program 6:30 PM
3/4 - 2nd Grade Music Program 8:30 AM
3/5 - CISD Science Festival at College Park High School
3/8 - Spring Pictures
3/10 - End of 3rd Nine Weeks
3/11 - No School
Week of 3/14 - Spring Break
3/21 - Students Return
Roadmap to Remaining Open
Mrs. Barton's February Update:
2020-2021 Texas Academic Performance Report
- Go to "Our School/Campus"
- Click "View School Profile"
- Select "Accountability Reports"
- Click "2020-2021"
- Select "Texas Academic Performance Report"
Parent Access Login
To access your child’s information online you must register for an account.
Please go to the following link and follow the directions below:
Click the “Student/Parent” tab
Click on “Parent Access Center”
2021-2022 Giesinger Yearbooks
Type Giesinger in the search bar.
Special personalization options are available online only, such as photo messages to your child.
Another way to purchase:
Turn order form into the front office with cash or check.
Jackets & Coats
As temperatures start getting cooler, don’t forget to write your child’s name in their jackets/ coats.
If the feels like temperature is above 40° students will go outside in the mornings for Active Start on the following days:
Monday: 1st grade
Tuesday: 4th grade
Wednesday: 3rd grade
Thursday: 2nd grade
Happy New Year!
Thank you for not sending medications to school with children. Even cough drops are considered a medication and are not allowed. Peppermints are allowed to help sooth tummies and allergy symptoms. Lastly, please refer to the District document “Can My Child Go To School Today?” This will help you keep your child healthy and others healthy, too. You are welcome to call the clinic with any questions!
Sincerely, Dana Corbit RN and Danielle Whitacre, Clinic Aide.
Can My Child Go To School Today?
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Bus Riders - Please Have Your Bus Cards
For the safety of our youngest bus riders, Conroe ISD require parents, a designated adult, or an approved sibling must be at the bus stop to receive all prekindergarten and kindergarten students. Please have your bus card for the bus driver to see. This adds another layer of safety for our students. Thank you for your support and understanding. Safety is our number one priority.
Free and Reduced Lunch Application
Lunch and Specials Schedules:
- Kindergarten 11:10-11:40
- First Grade 11:20-11:50
- Life Skills 11:45-12:15
- Pre-Kindergarten 11:50-12:20
- Third Grade 12:00-12:30
- Fourth Grade 12:25-12:55
- Second Grade 12:35-1:05
- Fourth Grade 8:35-9:20
- Third Grade 9:25-10:10
- Second Grade 10:15-11:00
- Pre-Kindergarten 11:05-11:50
- Kindergarten 1:20-2:05
- First Grade 2:10-2:55
Sign-up for School Messenger
Stay in touch with CISD by downloading our new mobile app!
Download the app on your mobile device today and select ‘yes’ to receive push notifications with the latest news and updates from the District.
- Push Notifications - Select ‘yes’ when you download the app to receive the latest push notifications from the District.
- Calendar Events - Add events to the calendar on your personal mobile device directly from the calendar section on the app.
- News - Check out the latest District-wide and school news all in one place!
Would You Like to Join the Giesinger PTO?
Our PTO believes in the students, staff, and families at Giesinger. By contributing to our fundraisers, you are making all kinds of quality programs and events available to ALL of our students!
Membership Donation Levels:
$10 Bronze Individual Membership
$25 Silver Individual Membership
$50 Gold Individual Membership
The purpose of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is to:
(a) promote the welfare of children at Giesinger
(b) to foster cooperation between parents and teachers in the education of children at Giesinger
(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 Giesinger, its children, teachers, and staff as determined by the PTO and in accordance with the PTO by-laws.
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2021-2022 Giesinger Gazettes
- Our doors open at 7:30 for all students.
- Students are counted "tardy" after 8:00. Instruction begins promptly at 8:00 and we want our students present and ready to learn!
- Please do not drop off students before 7:30 as there is no adult supervision on the front porch.
- Breakfast is served from 7:30-7:55.
- Transportation changes need to be made by 2:00. Emergency transportation changes can me made no later than 2:30.
- Students will not be checked out after 2:30.
- Dismissal begins at 3:10.
- Please display your car or walker sign when picking your students up each day. This is for the safety for all students and to help our staff and substitutes on duty.
- Thank you for your continued support. Eagles Soar to Excellence in All We Do!
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.
Dates to Know:
01/11 - Report Cards sent home & PTO Popcorn Fundraiser begins
01/13 - Kona Ice Day - Students can bring $3 for a Kona Ice during Lunch/Recess
01/17 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
01/21 - Deadline to order Giesinger Spirit Wear
01/28 - Character Trait "Resilience" celebration with Mrs. Barton
02/08 - Progress Reports sent home
02/10 - General PTO, Title I meeting, and Giesinger Game Night starting at 5:00 PM
02/17 - Kona Ice Day - Students can bring $3 for a Kona Ice during Lunch/Recess
02/18 - Inclement weather day
02/21 - Presidents' Day - No School
02/25 - Character Trait "Kindness" celebration with Mrs. Barton
02/26 - Giesinger 5K fun run