Ride Blast

April 1, 2022

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Important School-Wide Dates:

April

4 - 4th graders visit Collins

5 - World Autism Awareness Day

6 - Ride Nite - Spring Creek BBQ

7 - Bike Rodeo, 5:00 - 7:30 pm

12 -4th Grade Choir - Showcase

7-15 - Book Fair opens (open during Bike Rodeo)

13 - Book Fair closes

14 - Collins Fine Arts Teachers Meet 4th Students: 8:05 - 8:55 AM

15-18 - Easter Break

21 - 4th grade field trip to Huntsville

22 - SKR Field Day

25 - 29 - Ride Thru The Decades Week (RTTD)

29 - RTTD Event night - Spring Carnival,

May

5 - 1st grade program, Music Thru The Seasons, 6:00pm

10 - STAAR Math

11 - STAAR Reading

11 - Kn Field Trip to Oil Ranch

24 - Kn Celebration - 8:30am ( 4 classes in cafe)

25 - 4th grade Celebration - (4 classes in cafe)

26 - Early Release - Last Day of School

Principal's Message

Dear Ride Families,


Online registration for the 2022-23 school year opens on Monday, April 4th. This applies to all PK and Kn students and any new students who move into the area. PK students must be 4 years old by September 1st and Kn students must be 5 years old by September 1st. To complete registration, please start at www.Conroeisd.net. If you have any friends or neighbors that are new to the area, please send them to the Conroe ISD website for more information. The Early Childhood Registration Fair is a great way to register in person. It is on Saturday, April 2nd for all PK and Kn students to register for the 2022-23 school year. Please see the details on the flyer attached below.


We will also be sending home 2022-23 Sally K. Ride Returning Student Survey next week to help us plan for next year.


Next week is going to be a wonderful week of Ride activities! I hope you can join us at Spring Creek on Wednesday and please come to Ride on Thursday for Bike Rodeo!! You don't want to miss out on the fun!


Have a great weekend!


Sincerely,

Megan Burnham

#It's the Little things that make a BIG difference

April Fool's Day at Ride

Fun was had by all on April Fool's Day today!

As Ride students participated in a new HIGH WATER drill.

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It’s Book Fair Time

Our Book Fair is April 7th – 13th in the school library. During the week, the Book Fair is open from 7:30 – 3:00. The Book Fair will also be open on the evening of April 7th during Bike Rodeo and April 12th during the 4th grade program. Our last day of book fair is Wednesday, April 13th. Thanks for supporting our Book Fair. Profits support our Sally K Ride library.

Digital Payment Option for Book Fair

We have a great digital payment option that is highly encouraged for students to use. Parents can set up an eWallet for students to pay with and they do not have to bring money to school. Visit our Book Fair homepage at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/sallykrideelementaryschool1 to open up an eWallet account for your child. Any left over money in the eWallet will be put on a gift card for your student to use at future fairs. You can transfer any leftover balance from our last book fair. Students can also bring money during the week to purchase books!

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Teacher Wish Lists

Teachers have a Wish List of books that they would like for their classroom. If you would like to purchase your child’s teacher a book, you can add to their eWallet by going to the following link and finding your child’s teacher and their eWallet link.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fVOIadINetYsNQ8QKXIHsBCKQqaPc_B0Ap_AHh0yfR8/edit?usp=sharing

Thanks for supporting the SKR teachers and the SKR library!

Early Childhood Resource Fair

Conroe ISD will be holding a district-wide Early Childhood Resource Fair on Saturday, April 2, at Wilkinson Elementary. Parents of incoming PreK and K students can register them for the 2022-2023 school year at this event. View the attached flyer for more details.

Field Day - April 22nd

Ride's annual Field Day is quickly approaching. Field Day will occur outdoors in the morning. Your child should wear tennis shoes, apply sunscreen, and bring a labeled water bottle.

See Grade Level Newsletters located at the bottom of the Blast for grade-level specific information.

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Volunteers Needed

We have some wonderful Book Fair volunteer opportunities! Please click here to sign up to volunteer!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B4EA9A828A5FE3-book1

Summer Programs

Check out the link below for summer enrichment and intervention programs.

There are tuition based opportunities such as Robotics and Gifted and Talented for our 3rd and 4th grade students. Tuition based academic enrichment is also available for K-4 students.

All other programs will be invite only.


Registration will be open on April 5th.

Summer Programs

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Parent Presentation - For the Sake of our Youth

This parent presentation will be on April 13th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the McCullough Jr. High Auditorium.

Tessa Stuckey is a Conroe ISD graduate and now mother of 4 CISD students. Please click on the flyer below to learn more about her parent presentation.

Ride Through The Decades - Volunteers

We are not fooling - the Spring Carnival is returning this year and we couldn't be more excited!


Tickets are on sale now and right now they are 50% off! Grab them quick before they go full price! Finally we are still looking for volunteers! If you or someone you know are interested in volunteering for this AMAZING fundraising event put on by our Ride PTO, please reach out to Krystal Eicher at keicher34@gmail.com or sign up using the link here

Sign Up Genius To Volunteer

Please follow the link


Volunteer for Spring Carnival

Reservation for Lunch at Sally K. Ride

We have a Sign-Up Genius to reserve a spot to have lunch with your child. In order to give all parents an opportunity to sign up, each adult may only sign up once every three weeks.


There is no visitor seating available in the cafe. Therefore, you may eat in a couple of different areas; Art room, conference room or outside tables (by gazebo or Trike Track). Certain areas will be designated for specific grades. (see locations below)

We will allowing a limited number of visitors per lunch period. Please make every effort to eat outside at picnic tables (weather permitting), otherwise you will see your location to eat in the Sign-Up Genius.


Ride Lunch Visitor Sign-Up

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Attendance Matters - Attendance in school is critical to a child's academic success

Dear Families,


Despite bad weather and illness, Covid and quarantine, our teachers, families and students have persisted to keep learning happening. We appreciate everyone’s hard work and commitment to our school community. Thank you, thank you!

● When school resumes on March 21st, we will be encouraging all students to be present each and every day.

● As long as your child is healthy, please be sure to send your child school and refrain from picking him/her up early. Every day of school is an important opportunity for students to learn as well as connect to peers and their teachers.

● Attendance matters because missing 10% of school days (just two days per month) can drastically impact a child’s education. (For example: Kindergartners and 1st graders who miss 10%+ school days are much less likely to learn to read by the end of 3rd grade.)

● As we enter the final 9 week grading period, we will resume attendance emails and phone calls for students with excessive absences.

Thank you for your continued support!

Volunteer in CISD

The Conroe Independent School District values the contributions made by its many volunteers who diligently work to support our outstanding students, teachers, and programs. It is our goal to provide a safe environment for our students and visitors. If you are interested in volunteering on one of our campuses, please complete the Volunteer Application at https://www.conroeisd.net/.

The District will obtain the criminal history record of all prospective volunteers who will be working with students, and/or any volunteers who will have access to student information, and volunteers who work on a regular basis with students. The background check is strictly confidential and will be processed through the CISD Department of Human Resources.

The Volunteer Form can be accessed using the following steps:

· https://www.conroeisd.net/

· Go to “Parent/Students”

· Click “Volunteer in CISD”

· Select “Go to Volunteer Application”

· Complete the Form

Gifted & Talented Summer Testing

Referral requests are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Referral requests can be made by the parents of students who were unable to participate in the Spring GT testing session and 2nd grade students who did not have the opportunity to take the Cogat test in the fall. If you are interested in referring your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher at conferences. Referrals will be accepted through April 29th. Referral form can be accessed through the link below.

GT Referral Link

Ride Grade Level Newsletters

Seasaw

Parents, Please make sure you are connected to your child's Seesaw account so you can see all the amazing things your child is doing at school each week! If you have previously connected to your child's account, you are still connected. Make sure to set your notifications to alert you when a post is added!

Ride's Social Media

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


Facebook: Ride Elementary, Conroe ISD

Instagram: @ridecisd

Twitter: @RideCISD

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School Calendar for 2021-2022

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2022-23 School Calendar

Please click on link below for the following year's school calendar!

Get Connected!

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Download the app on your mobile device today and select ‘yes’ to receive push notifications with the latest news and updates from the District.


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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.