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March 6, 2020

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Coming Events:

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Enjoy Your Spring Break: March 9th - 13th

Mar 16th - Bonanza Wristbands and Children's Raffle Tickets Go on Sale

Mar 19th - 1st Grade Field Trip

Mar 21st - KinderGarden CleanUp 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mar 27th - Bobcat Bonanza 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mar 31st - Paws for Pride 2:20 PM - Wear white for courage

April 7th - 4th Grade STAAR - Writing (closed campus)

April 9th - Kinder & 1st Grade Egg Hunts

April 10th - No School

April 17th - All School Field Day

April 23rd - 4th Grade Open House at 6:00 PM and Program at 7:00 PM

April 30th - Paws for Pride 2:20 PM - Wear orange for cooperation

May 4th - 8th - National PE & Sports Week

May 12th - 3rd & 4th grade STAAR - Math (closed campus)

May 13th - 3rd & 4th grade STAAR - Reading (closed campus)

May 14th - All library books are due

May 19th - Elementary choral festival

May 21st - Kindergarten Program 6:00 PM

May 22nd - Paws for Pride - Wear purple for citizenship

May 25th - No School

May 26th - Yearbook signing

May 27th - All school end of the year parties

May 28th - Last day of school, 4th grade clap-out & early release at 12:10pm

All School Field Day!!! Friday April 17th

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Please help Bush Bobcats have an awesome Field Day by volunteering your time, enthusiasm, and energy! ALL GRADES will enjoy activities during this time frame. Grade levels will be as follows: Kinder & Mrs. Lamberti's class: 8:30-10:00, 1st: 8:45-10:15, 2nd: 9:00-10:30, 3rd: 9:30-11:30, 4th: 9:15-11:30.


First shift Volunteers need to report to the gym & Art room at 8:00 AM for set up. Volunteers sign up to run a station for the entire time designated. All students will be able to visit various stations. If you can not donate your time, 8 oz bottles of water are much appreciated


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f45a9ae2aa57-thursday

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On Friday, February 28, we honored these Paws for Pride students. The character trait for February was kindness! Congratulations to all these children, they do a wonderful job showing kindness to all!

Fourth Grade Field Trip

Pictured above are our 4th grade Bush Bobcats. On March 4th and 5th they enjoyed a field trip at Same Houston Memorial Museum in Huntsville.

Fourth Grade Transition to Mitchell Intermediate

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Mitchell Intermediate School Welcomes Your Child for the 2020-2021 School Year:


Making the transition from elementary school to Mitchell Intermediate is an exciting event for fourth graders. The Mitchell Intermediate faculty is looking forward to helping you and your child with this process. We are already busy planning in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year. I would like to make you aware of future events that you will want to remember.


In the meantime, please take the opportunity to visit the Mitchell Intermediate website at:

http://mitchell.conroeisd.net/


The website will better acquaint you with our fabulous school. You can even check out our parent newsletters by opening the Mitchell Messenger link.

Any child enrolled in a Conroe ISD school for fourth grade will have most of the necessary registration information needed for enrollment at Mitchell. You, as a parent, do not need to worry about enrolling your child for 5th grade at Mitchell Intermediate. However, I will be sending packets to your child’s elementary school that will contain information you might find of interest. You should receive the Mitchell Intermediate 4th Grade Orientation packet the week of March 23. If you don’t receive it, that indicates your child is not registered to attend Mitchell Intermediate next year. If you don’t receive a packet and think your child is registered, please contact the Mitchell Intermediate School Attendance Clerk, Linda Rusinski, at lrusinski@conroeisd.net or 832.592.8460.


In the packet, you will receive a form titled “New Mitchell Mustang Information Form”. You are welcome to complete this optional form and return it to Mitchell Intermediate. Please do not email any information that includes placement considerations to me or the counselor. It is much easier for placement purposes if we have information on one consistent form. In addition, our staff will be busy helping our current Mitchell Mustangs and their families, especially with the transition to McCullough. Therefore, if you would like to set up a meeting to share more information than what can be indicated on the “New Mitchell Mustang Information Form”, we will be scheduling meetings July 20-August 3, 2020. You may set up a meeting with me or the grade level counselor, Marianne Mote.


In the meantime, you will want to mark down important dates for orientations. Fourth graders are invited to orientation on Monday, April 27. They will take a CISD bus from their elementary school to Mitchell for orientation that begins at 9:15 a.m. Parent Orientation will cover information parents will find informative and is offered on two different days to accommodate conflicting schedules. Both sessions are identical; parents only need to attend one of the two orientations, on either Monday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. or Tuesday, April 28 at 9:15 a.m.


Students interested in either band or orchestra need to plan on attending the Mitchell Instrument Evaluation on Saturday, May 2. Be aware that we have reschedule this evaluation. My previous communication indicated dates in April. We would like to try and complete all evaluations in one day. We are aware there might be conflicts and will have directors to evaluate children on May 5 from 5:00-7:30 pm. If you are interested in renting/purchasing an instrument, you will want to attend Instrument Vendor Night on Tuesday, May 5 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. The band is limited to a few percussionists and saxophone players. Students must have been recommended for another instrument before auditioning for percussion or saxophone which will also be held on Saturday, May 5. An electronic sign up will be emailed to parents.


We look forward to seeing our future Mustangs on April 27 and you on April 27 or April 28 for parent orientation.


Sincerely,

Paula Klapesky

Principal Mitchell Intermediate

The Early Childhood Fair

The Early Childhood Fair is being held at Wilkinson Elementary this year on Saturday, April 18th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Parents will be able to register their children that day along with enjoying many fun activities. Our CISD Police Department will be cooking hot dogs for our guests! On the following Monday, April 20, registration will open for our prekindergarten and kindergarten students at our campuses.
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https://youtu.be/d914EnpU4Fo

The link above is to a hand washing video. The information is from the CDC. It is a video that you can read along with your children.

Please remember to continue to:

  1. Cover cough and sneeze into sleeve or tissue. Throw tissue in the trash and wash hands.
  2. Keep fingers away from nose, mouth, and eyes.
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* Be a flu fighter by: (a) frequently washing your hands with soap and water; (b) cover coughs and sneezes; (c) keep hands away from mouth, nose and eyes.

* Please be sure your child is fever free for 24 hours before he/she returns to school.

* Please continue to check your child’s hair for lice after sleepovers and extended vacations.

* Please be sure all children playing on the playground, after school, are closely supervised. Also, these children will not be allowed back in the building for drinks or restroom access.

* As stated in the Handbook Addendum, “because of student safety, please do not bring animals onto school property.”

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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.

GENERAL REMINDERS:

Lunch Time Guests

Please keep in mind that there is limited seating for parents and guests at lunch time. We have four folding tables that are placed out in the cafeteria. Please slide down and make sure to fill in all empty seats at each table. Do not sit with your child at their table, all visitors must stay at the visitor tables. We ask at the end of your children's lunch time (5 mins left) to send your child back to their table. They will walk back to their classroom with their class. This also allows the next set of guests to have seats. Please check-out at the front office by turning in your guest badge. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


Lunch Guest Schedule

Monday - Kinder = 11:25am

Tuesday - 1st = 11:55am
Wednesday - 2nd = 12:25pm

Thursday - 3rd = 12:10pm

Friday - 4th = 11:40am

Leaving School Early

Please be sure to send a note or email to bush@conroeisd.net if you plan for your child to leave school before the regular dismissal time of 3:10 PM. We cannot release a student without a note from their parent/guardian.

Afternoon Transportation Changes

If you are changing your Bobcat’s transportation for dismissal, you may do so in one of three ways:


  1. Write a note, put it in your child’s folder for the teacher
  2. E-mail bush@conroeisd.net
  3. Fax (936) 709-1699


The e-mail or fax needs to be received by Bush before 2:30 PM. This allows us necessary time to deliver all requests to the classrooms.

Lost & Found Items

All lost items are located in the gym/cafeteria. Please remind your child to take a look for any missing items. All items not claimed will be donated during Spring Break.

AM & PM Car Rider Line

Please remain to the side of the shoulder on Crownridge for both morning and afternoon car rider line. This will allow access to the parking lot for cars that are not dropping off students.


In the morning, buses are having difficulty getting through the car line and being able to get children to school.


Please also remember that during morning drop off and afternoon pick up, the exit from the school is a right turn only.

Reminder to Visitors

All visitors must present a valid driver’s license or state identification card. We strictly enforce this policy and appreciate your support in our effort to keep everyone safe.

Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule -

7:30 AM - Door Open

7:48 AM - First Bell = safety patrol and staff will enter the building

8:00 AM - Instruction begins = Students are tardy if they are not in the building by 8:00 AM

9:00 AM - Attendance taken = Students are absent if they are not in the building at 9:00 AM

3:10 PM - Dismissal


Lunch Schedule -

Kindergarten - 11:25 AM
1st Grade - 11:55 AM

2nd Grade - 12:25 PM

3rd Grade - 12:10 PM

4th Grade - 11:40 AM

Copy Room Times:

Kindergarten: 2:05 - 3:05 PM
1st Grade: 1:05 - 2:05 PM

2nd Grade: 10:15 - 11:15 AM

3rd Grade: 9:10 - 10:10 AM

4th Grade: 8:10 - 9:10 AM

Specials, Mrs. Lamberti, Cafeteria & Special Education: 11:15 AM - 1:05 PM

After School Playground Rules

  1. Biker/walkers cannot enter the playground after school unless a parent or guardian is present at all times. Otherwise, students must walk/bike home immediately after school while crossing guard is on duty.
  2. Please clean up after yourself, no trash or toys should be left on the playground.
  3. Please do not re-enter building for restroom or to retrieve forgotten items.
  4. Please do not climb on fences, basketball poles, or soccer goal and nets.
  5. Please do not dig holes.
  6. Please no dogs on the playground.

Labeling Items:

Please remember to label all jackets, sweaters, water bottles, etc., so that we may identify them. Also, our Lost and Found is growing by the day! If you’re missing an item, please check in the gym. Thanks.

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Bobcat Bonanza Wristbands and Children's Raffle Tickets on Sale Starting March 16th

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An order form came home in your student's folder this week. Online sales start on BushPTO.com on March 16th. The Bonanza is Friday, March 27 from 5 pm to 8 pm.
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Thank You to Our Bonanza Sponsors

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FortyFive Photos ▪ Mindy Harmon Photography ▪ Rudy’s BBQ

The Adventure Begins Comics, Games, & More ▪ Kirby’s Steakhouse

Mouritsen Orthodontics ▪ My Kids Dentist ▪ The Shipping Store

Woodlands Elite ▪ Woodlands Office Equipment ▪ Fins ▪ Pappa's BBQ

Spring Party Rentals ▪ Brian of London Solon ▪ Jenny Sue's Pet Grooming

Martini's & Manicures


To become a sponsor e-mail fundraising@bushpto.com or go click here to donate online

Join Us for Spring CleanUp of the KinderGarden on March 21st

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Time to play in the dirt! Bring the kids and join us for the Spring CleanUp in the KinderGarden on Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. Snacks and beverages have been generously donated by HEB, so all you need are gloves and gardening tools. Extra donuts if you wear your Bush spirit wear!


Sign Up Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4aa4a72da0fd0-kindergarden2

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 officially 8:00-3:10. Early morning programs (Movable Minutes, Art Club, Library and Tech Lab) open at 7:30 and students are allowed to move to classrooms at 7:48.

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.