Ride Blast

February 5, 2021

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Important School-Wide Dates:

February

February 5 - Deadline for Yearbooks & 4th grade Ads for Yearbooks

February 11 - PTO Meeting (Virtual) 11:30 a.m.

February 12-15 - Student Holiday

February 16 - Progress Reports released in PAC

February 16 - Ride Night - Chipotle 4-8 pm (Market Street)

February 26 - Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

February 26 - Go Texans Day

Principal's Message

Dear Ride Families,

February is Black History Month - the traditional time of special awareness of African-Americans' contributions to the nation and world throughout history.

At Ride, we value all types of diversity and are dedicated to creating a community enriched by young women and men of diverse backgrounds and respectful of differences. During this time, we focus on important events and individuals related to African American history using children's books, interviews and illustrators, classroom activities, poetry, online resources, and even documentaries, We celebrate and learn about their lives and the different ways they have contributed to our rich history.

We are very proud of the many ways our students understand and appreciate different ideas and different perspectives. Your sons and daughters are respectful, listen, are empathetic and act wisely; they are well on their way to becoming leaders in our communities.



Friendly Reminders


Yearbook Deadline: Feb. 5th -- Order you yearbooks NOW!! Balfour.com


4th Grade Grad Ads


Ride Sprit Days are Fridays!! Wear your school shirt every Friday - PTO has shirts and sweatshirts in stock and ready for delivery!



Valentine's Day at Ride is Thursday February 11th - Teachers will collect Valentines until Monday February 8th. That will give them time to sit prior to passing them out on Thursday. Thank you for your help with this. Any treats need to be individually wrapped. Please see your teacher's newsletter for more information.



Enjoy the weekend,

Megan Burnham

#Better Together


Please remember to self check your family before sending them to school each day.

A Miracle for Ollie

Ride Challengers!


We have an opportunity to help one of our own Ride Families that is in need. Below is a link to watch the story of "ollie" and "Addi". They were featured on KHOU- Channel 11 last Wednesday. If you didn't get a chance to see it, please take a moment to click the link below.

Addi is one of our youngest students who attends our PPCD program, and Ollie is her younger brother. They both have a degenerative genetic disorder called Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD). Unfortunately, Addi has progressed passed the point of intervention, however, Ollie still has a chance for a miracle. Please join us in helping this family get the miracle they are needing to save Ollie's life.


https://gofund.me/9843a014

A life saving twist for Oliver, organized by Michelle Lowman

"This disorder will rob him of all the milestones he gains in his first year of life by… Michelle Lowman needs your support for A life saving twist for Oliver

gofund.me



https://www.khou.com/article/news/local/can-you-help-save-this-baby-a-brother-and-sister-have-rare-disease-one-can-be-saved/285-d8c33499-b642-4f7f-88be-c65ea9aa80bf

COVID Tracing

There are likely many opportunities for students to gather outside of school with friends and loved ones. During this time, please express to your child the importance of taking precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing masks, frequently washing hands, and social distancing. We all must work together as partners to balance the need for social interaction and celebration with keeping our schools open to in-person learning. Our partnership is critical in order to keep students and staff safe and in school throughout the holiday season. Should your child test positive for COVID-19, we ask that you email your child’s campus at contactride@conroeisd.net so we can provide the appropriate support and make the required notifications. Thank you.

CHANGING INSTRUCTIONAL PLATFORMS:

As campuses prepare for the start of the fourth grading period, we know that some families may be considering changing instructional platforms. If you would like to move your child from remote/online instruction to face-to-face instruction or vice versa, please contact the PEIMS Clerk at your child’s campus by the end of the school day on Tuesday, February 16th. The fourth grading period begins on Monday, March 22nd.

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Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

On February 21st, it is Crossing Guard Appreciation Day! Crossing guards are our unsung heroes that play a vital role in the students’ safety to and from school. Let's show our Challenger support and thank them for their service.

It's Not Too Late - Purchase Your Spirit Wear Today

Our wonderful PTO has spirit wear, including long sleeve shirts and hoodies, available for purchase! Click on ridepto.com. Purchase yours today and show your school spirit!!

LAST CHANCE TO ORDER YEARBOOKS!!

Attention 4th Grade Parents:

Ads for Grads are here…show your 4th grader how proud you are of him/her! Ads for Grads appear in a special section of the yearbook dedicated to our 4th grade SKR Challengers. You may include a special message and a photo. Go to Balfour.com to purchase your ad!

Deadline for Ads: February 5, 2021.

Cost for Ads (message and picture): $15.00


Order Your Yearbook!

Yearbooks are on sale for $30.00. Yearbooks will only be sold online at Balfour.com through February 5, 2021. Order now before it’s too late!

If you need help purchasing your yearbook, contact us at RidePTO.com.

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Federal & School Report Cards

Our campus' 2019-2020 Federal and School Report Cards have been posted on our school's profile page. These reports can be accessed using the following steps:

From the school’s website:

· Go to "Our School/Campus"

· Click “View School Profile"

· Select “Accountability Reports”

· Click “2019-2020”

· Select "Federal Report Card " or "School Report Card"


Ride Spirit Night February 16th

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2021-2022 CISD School Calendar

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Ride's Social Media

Do you follow Ride Elementary on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter?


Facebook: Ride Elementary, Conroe ISD

Instagram: @ridecisd

Twitter: @RideCISD

Yearbook Photos

Help us create the yearbook by sending us your school pictures. If you have photos from remote learning, back to school, Ride Nights, Grandparents Day, I Walk To School Day, or any other school activity send them to ridepto@gmail.com with the subject Yearbook Photos. We look forward to seeing all the kids faces!

Spring Fundraiser Planning

If you would like to join the Spring Fundraiser Committee please sign up by clicking on the image or click this Signup Genius Link.

We will begin planning soon! If you have any questions please contact

Brionna at brionna.ketcham@gmail.com or

Adrian at hiadrian@gmail.com.

Roadmap to Reopening Conroe ISD

Visit the Roadmap to Reopening webpage for information relevant to the 2020-2021 school year.

This website is updated daily and changes are in red.


Roadmap to Reopening Conroe ISD

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”

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.