Giesinger Gazette

Giesinger Elementary - Week of October 18, 2021

Eagles Soar To Excellence In All We Do!

Campus Mission:

The mission of Giesinger Elementary is to ensure high levels of learning to facilitate continuous growth of the whole child.


Our Vision:

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 .


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Giesinger Eagles Motto:

"Eagles Soar to Excellence In All We Do!"

Dates to Remember

October

10/19 - Report Cards are sent home

10/19 - Giesinger Spirit Night at Texas Roadhouse

10/20 - Kona Ice Day (bring $3 for a Kona ice treat during recess)

10/22 - 50th day of school: Let's celebrate by wearing 50's themed poodle skirts and rolled up jeans and t-shirts.

10/25 - Red Ribbon week begins and Book Fair

10/29 - Character Counts "Trustworthy" pillar is celebrated


November

11/02 - Individual picture retakes and class pictures

11/08 - First Grade Donuts with Dudes & Divas - Bring a "dude or diva" (a parent, guardian or grandparent) to enjoy donuts and coffee on our picnic tables between 7:45-8:30 am.

11/09 - Fourth Grade Donuts with Dudes & Divas - Bring a "dude or diva" (a parent, guardian or grandparent) to enjoy donuts and coffee on our picnic tables between 7:45-8:30 am.

11/10 - Third Grade Donuts with Dudes & Divas - Bring a "dude or diva" (a parent, guardian or grandparent) to enjoy donuts and coffee on our picnic tables between 7:45-8:30 am.

11/11/ - Second Grade Donuts with Dudes & Divas - Bring a "dude or diva" (a parent, guardian or grandparent) to enjoy donuts and coffee on our picnic tables between 7:45-8:30 am.

11/12 - PK/Kindergarten Donuts with Dudes & Divas - Bring a "dude or diva" (a parent, guardian or grandparent) to enjoy donuts and coffee on our picnic tables between 7:45-8:30 am.

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Lunch Visitors Sign-Up Link

Lunch visitors may sign up for "picnic" style lunches on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays beginning October 6th. With Giesinger Elementary at 120% capacity, our parents will picnic on our picnic tables. Please make sure you sign up under the the correct grade level and date. We ask that you have no more than 2 visitors per student. If you have an extenuating circumstance, please call the front office and we will work with you. When signing up for two visitors, please sign each person up in a separate slot. We need to limit visitors to 10 adults total per grade level per day. We also ask that you sign up once per 3 week period so that every parent has an opportunity to sign up.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040E48A9AD28A4F94-lunch


Lunch Schedule:

  • 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

A Message from Mrs. Ralston

Starting November 29th, we will ask that parents/guardians do not park on White Oak Blvd between the entrance of our school and the bus drive entrance. There are "Do No Park" signs posted at our school entrance and bus drive however it has been difficult to enforce with the amount of cars/golf carts parking on the street. We moved our "walker" exit from the front of our school to the side gate (along White Oak Blvd) last year because we could not start moving the car line until all walkers cleared. With over 100 students dismissing at "walkers", it is safer to start on White Oak Blvd for the students who truly walk home. Thank you for your support as we make this change after Thanksgiving Break. As always, please drive safely during school arrival and dismissal times.


Sincerely,

Melissa Ralston,

Principal

An Update from Nurse Corbit

Goodbye Summer & Hello Fall!


We are so thankful that Covid rates have dropped to a low level and most of our campus is really healthy! We still have mosquitoes on the playground, so remember to spray those arms and legs before school if your little one is getting bit! Also, a little known fact is that cough drops are considered a medicine here in CISD, so we ask that if your child needs them, please check them into the Clinic and sign a permission form. Vision and Hearing screening will begin for 3rd graders next week. If your child has a referral sent home, please contact the clinic with questions and recommendations.

Take Care! Nurse Corbit and Ms. Danielle.

Giesinger Scholastic Book Fair

Dear Parents and Families:


We’re excited to invite you to our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair! This event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school. After missing out on many beloved traditions, our fall Book Fair will be a familiar, welcome, and safe event for our students. We will have a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level.

Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:

· Set the example. Let children see you read.

· Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection routinely to keep
up with changing tastes and reading skills.

· Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books
to read.

*Book Fair dates: October 25-29, 2021.

*Special Event: After school shopping with adults Tues. 3-4pm

*Book Fair will close at Noon on Friday, Oct. 29th.

*Don’t forget there is an 8.25% tax on all items!

*Shopping times daily* 8am-3pm

Monday: 4th Grade

Tuesday: 3rd Grade

Wednesday: 2ndGrade

Thursday: 1st Grade

Friday: Kinder & Pre-K



*If paying by check, include driver’s license number, date of birth, and phone number.

Made payable to: Giesinger Elementary.

Two NEW shopping options! Book Fair eWallet is a safe and convenient digital payment option for your student to shop the Fair cash-free. If you’re not able to attend the Fair, try our new online shopping. We’ve partnered with the Scholastic Store to offer over 6,000 products that ship direct to home (with free shipping on book-only orders of $25 or more)! Visit our homepage to get started: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/giesingerelementaryschool

Thank you for your support!

Katie Harvey, Librarian

Melissa Ralston, Principal

Coats for Kids Drive: October 25th-November 5th

The Conroe ISD Police Department is pleased to present the 19th Annual Coats for Kids Drive for the children of Conroe ISD. Giesinger's collection bin is located in our front office. We appreciate your donations.
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Red Ribbon Week: October 25th-29th

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PTO News

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Can My Child Go To School Today?

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This Week at Giesinger Elementary:

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.

Roadmap to Remaining Open

Conroe ISD's Roadmap to Remaining Open is available online at https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/. Please check back for up-to-date information. The site is updated as new information and guidance are received from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Governor's Office, and state and local officials.

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

You may begin applying online for free and reduced lunch. This is important in keeping your child's account current and also ensures our campus receives the necessary funding to support our students. Please click below to apply.


https://www.myschoolapps.com/

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Cafeteria Prices

We are grateful all students will be able to receive free lunch and breakfast this school year. Some children prefer to get two meals. Students will be charged for the second meal they receive.


Second Meal Prices:

Breakfast- $2.60

Lunch- $3.85

Lunch and Specials Schedules:

Lunch Schedule:

  • 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


Specials Schedule:

  • 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
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A printable version of the calendar for the 2021-2022 school year can be found online at: https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2021-2022-Calendar.pdf

Sign-up for School Messenger

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.
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Get Connected!

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.


Key Features:

  • 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!

Parent Access Login

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


To access your child’s information online you must register for an account.

Please go to the following link and follow the directions below:


http://www.conroeisd.net

Click the “Student/Parent” tab

Click on “Parent Access Center”

Click “Register”

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


https://giesinger.conroeisd.net/committee/get-involved/pto/


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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To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.


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On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

School Information

  • 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.