Tumbleweed Press

December 6, 2021

A Message from Mrs. Haymark

Dear Vogel Texans Families,


It is hard to believe that in just 10 days, we will conclude the first semester of school! This has been a year filled with so many wonderful celebrations as well as unexpected changes. However, your support has allowed us to maneuver it all!


As we approach the end of 2021, I have begun to reflect on things that I have been the most grateful and proud. What continues to be a constant is how blessed I feel daily to serve the Vogel community and encounter such wonderful children and families everyday.


Please remember you are vital to the success we seek here at Vogel. So, if you ever have questions or concerns, or would ever like to offer suggestions to support us in any way, please reach out to us. I am wishing you and your family a very happy holiday season!


Christa Haymark, Principal

cghaymark@conroeisd.net

Celebrating Kindness

This month, we are incorporating or holiday theme to celebrate kindness. Students will have the opportunity to dress in various attire as we remember the positive impact of being kind each day. Please refer to the attachment below and share with your child what they may wear if they choose.
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Fine Arts Showcase

On Wednesday, December 15, 2021, the 5th and 6th grade band, orchestra, and choir students are going to show off their skills. The 6th grade presentation will be at 9:30. The 5th grade presentation will be at 2:30. We look forward to you joining us!

End of the Semester Celebration

On December 16, 2021, students will have the opportunity to celebrate all their hard work and accomplishment shown in the first semester. We will set aside some time during the school day for outdoor/indoor fun! The expectation for students to participate is all classroom assignments must be completed, no office referrals, no lunch detention, and no negative phone calls home. Please encourage your kiddo to maintain the positive behavior demonstrated this entire school year as we want all our students to participate in the fun ahead!!

Early Release

On December 17, 2021, we will have early release. We will begin dismissal at 1:00 pm. Let us know if you have any questions.

Lunch Visitors

As we continue reopening Vogel to visitors, we are pleased to announce that families no longer need to signup to visit for lunch! Families will be able to eat lunch with their child without the need for a reservation.

PTO News

Chocolate Sales: Thank you for your support during our fundraising efforts. If you still have outstanding money, please have your child bring it to the front office. Monies were due Monday, December 6th.


21-22 School Yearbooks: Our PTO has partnered with Balfour to offer a yearbook for this school year. The cost is $30 until December 31st. Prices rise to $35 on January 1st. Please follow the link to purchase your child’s today.

https://www.balfour.com/student-info?smi=119837

2022-2023 Calendar Survey

Conroe ISD is seeking feedback on three refined 2022-2023 calendar drafts. The District-Level Planning and Decision-Making Committee is planning to submit a calendar for the Board’s approval at their January meeting. Learn more on the School Calendar Process Webpage at https://www.conroeisd.net/about/school-calendar-process/ (Links to an external site.).

Calendar Survey – English (Links to an external site.)

Calendar Survey – Spanish

Additional Upcoming Events

December-


7:
5th and 6th grade Orchestra Concert at 6:30 pm

9: 5th and 6th grade Choir Concert at 6:30 pm

14: 6th grade Band Concert at 6:30 pm


January-


5: First day back for all students

Gifted and Talented Referrals

Referral requests are now open for Conroe Independent School District's Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January, referral requests are accepted at this time. Referral requests can be made by the parents and/or campus staff. If you are interested in referring your child, please complete the form below and send it back to school. Referrals will be accepted through December 17, 2021. If you have questions, please contact

Dr. Jacobs our Assistant Principal and campus GT Coordinator.

Quarantine and Self-Reporting

If there is a positive individual in the same household, a 10-day quarantine is required unless the student is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 & shows no symptoms or have a documented COVID-19 positive result within the previous 6 months, has fully recovered, and remains without COVID-19 symptoms such as cough and shortness of breath.


To self-report a positive Covid-19 test for a student, please visit www.conroeisd.net click "SSO" and enter the student's log in credentials. See the visual below for more information.

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Parent Access

The most frequently asked question we get at the beginning of the year is how can I help my child be successful in intermediate school. The transition to intermediate can be challenging for some kiddos. The best thing a parent can do to support their child is to help them build organizational systems. Some students have trouble juggling the increased number of teachers and assignments. Help your child get into the routine of checking for work inside their flexi-folder every night. Look at graded assignments that are sent home to see if there are concepts your child is struggling to master. And sign up for a Parent Access account to monitor your child's grades. If you see zeros or "Z"s in the gradebook, it means that your child has not turned in their assignment. Encourage them to complete the work and turn it in. It's never too late to turn work in or too early to start building good study habits. If you don't have a Parent Access account CLICK HERE to register. Your involvement in their education is important. If you have questions on how else you can support your child, please reach out to your child's teacher or one of our school counselors.


Student Access

Parent Access

Counselors' Corner

District News

Free Covid Tests

The district is offering free COVID tests to students who are symptomatic or have been exposed to a Covid positive person. To schedule a free COVID test for your child, log into your child's SSO account. Click the Covid Central app. In the upper right corner click, the three lines and "Schedule a Test" will pop up in the left corner. Click, "Schedule a Test" and follow the directions to schedule your child's free Covid test.
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2021-2022 School Calendar

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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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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.