DAVID NEWS

November 19, 2020

DAVID ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

5301 Shadowbend Place

The Woodlands, TX 77381

281-298-4700

281-298-4703 (fax)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov. 20

  • Generation TX Week - Dress Up as Your Career Choice or Wear a Tie or Scarf

Nov. 22

  • Virtual Book Fair Ends
Nov. 23 - 27
  • Thanksgiving Holidays
Dec. 2 - 3
  • 2nd Gr. CogAT Testing
Dec. 16
  • Picture Retake Day
Dec. 18
  • 12:10 pm Early Release
  • Last Day to Order Yearbook @ $35
Dec. 21 - Jan. 5
  • Winter Break
Jan. 6
  • Students Return to School

GENERATION TEXAS WEEK

GENERATION TEXAS WEEK

This week, November 16-20, CISD and David Elementary is celebrating “Generation Texas Week.” We are talking about the importance of advanced education after high school and what we can do now to prepare. Please see below for the last theme day.


Friday: Career Day!

We will explore different careers as we discuss what’s ahead for our David Dolphins. Students and teachers can dress up as their career choice, wear a tie or a scarf. Parents will also be getting a Sign-Up Genius from your child’s teacher regarding career day opportunities.

2020 VIRTUAL DAVID'S DREAM RUN

2020 DAVID'S VIRTUAL DREAM RUN - THANK YOU!!

Our annual David’s Dream Run, which was held virtually this year was a huge success! We would like to thank everyone who participated and sent in pictures, and all of the wonderful sponsors of the event that continue to donate to such a worthy cause. We would also like to give a special thank you to the entire Dream Run Committee, PTO members, David Vetter's family, the students, parents, staff and community for making this year's virtual run so successful!!


The final total to be donated to Texas Children’s Hospital is still being tallied and the check will be presented at the end of this year. Please visit the David Elementary, Conroe ISD Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/David-Elementary-Conroe-ISD-168823183166061/ to see more photos and sponsor information.

VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR

Our annual fall Book Fair will be held exclusively online this year. The Book Fair dates are November 9th - 22nd. Save the dates and view the David Book Fair site at:


David Elementary Scholastic Book Fair


For more information, please see the flyer below.

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CLINIC NEWS

Just want to say a word of THANKSgiving for the extra efforts of our staff, students and families this fall. Working together helps keep all of us healthy, and school open. During our break, I urge you to continue to be vigilant about healthy habits as you celebrate the upcoming holiday season. Please wear a mask in public. Find some new ways to gather--outside or virtually--and keep some physical distance between yourself and others who are not part of your household or 'pod'. Next week, I wish you lots of outdoor play, cool evening walks, and enjoyment of Autumn's natural beauty. See you in December!


NOTIFICATION QUESTIONS ANSWERED

There have been some questions about the email notifications sent when a positive COVID case is identified in our building. There are 3 different types of notifications. You may receive 1, 2 or all three notifications. Notifications are sent to the email address on file for your student.


The GENERAL NOTIFICATION is sent to all staff and students present during the time a positive person was on campus--48 hours before symptoms began, or before a positive test, if there are no symptoms. This letter advises continued best practices, which include monitoring for symptoms and mask wearing.


The CLASSROOM NOTIFICATION is sent to any student who is determined to have been in the same room with an ill person during the infectious period. This may be in the classroom, at specials, during a special service, or on the bus. This letter advises these students that they may continue to participate in school activities while wearing a mask, except when eating or drinking.


The CLOSE CONTACT NOTIFICATION is sent to those who have been determined to be 'close contacts'. This may be due to physical contact, close proximity, masks not worn, or other factors. In most cases, a phone call is made to the family before the letter is sent. Close contacts are required to quarantine (stay home from school) for 14 days after the last day of exposure. Students may continue remote learning during this time and will not be counted absent if they are participating in virtual instruction.


All notifications include links to CDC information regarding safe health practices.


The Conroe ISD homepage includes a COVID-19 dashboard and information included in our Roadmap to Reopening, where you may find answers to many of your questions. As always, please contact the clinic if you have questions or concerns.

GT REFERRAL REQUESTS

Referral requests are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January for both remote and in-person platforms, referral requests are accepted at this time. Referral requests can be made by the parents and/or teachers. It is recommended that parents of 2nd grade students wait until CogAT scores have arrived before nominating their child because CogAT scores are part of the GT assessment. 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 December 18. You may request a referral form from the front office or the Assistant Principal, Veronica Kiesz. You can also find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage.

PTO NEWS

HOLIDAY STAFF APPRECIATION INFORMATION FROM OUR GRADE LEVEL LIAISON

With the holidays coming, I have been asked how people can show appreciation to the teachers and staff this year. Teachers love handmade cards, handwritten letters, air hi-fives, and smiling eyes from their students. If your family would like to send in a little something special such as a gift card or gift (no more than $50 per person) for our teachers, you are more than welcome to. Please remember, all gifts are strictly voluntary.


If you would like a copy of your teacher's "Favorite Things," please email me at: djess214@gmail.com.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break!

Regards,

Jessica DeVerse

djess214@gmail.com

832-477-0456

BOX TOPS

Just a reminder to please download the Box Tops app and scan all of your grocery receipts to help earn money for David Elementary. You will be surprised at how many items are eligible. If you still have clipped Box Tops and the expiration date has not passed, please send them to school in a Ziploc baggie.

20-21 DAVID YEARBOOK

It is not too late to purchase a 20 - 21 David Yearbook. You can purchase the yearbook at www.jostens.com for $35 until December 18th.

NON-DISCRIMINATION

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, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7752.