October 29, 2021
Current CISD COVID-19 Safety Alert Level: 3
Dates to Remember
11/1 -11/12 - Online Fall Book Fair
11/02 - Election Day | Bush is a Voting Location
11/05 - Storybook Character Parade (8:30 AM)
11/05 - PTO Outdoor Game Night
11/05 - PTO Crust Spirit Night 4:00-7:00 PM (To Go Orders Only)
11/10 - Class Pictures and Picture Retakes
11/10 - Parent University 6:00 PM
11/11 - Veterans Day
11/15-19 - Generation Texas Week
11/19 - Kinder Feast & Open House
11/22-26 - Thanksgiving Break - No School
11/29 - Students Return
12/03 - Kindergarten Polar Express
12/08 - Parent University 6:00 PM (more information to come)
12/09 - "PAW-some" Award (Wear GREEN for Integrity)
12/17 - Early Release Day 12:10 PM
12/20 - 01/04 - Winter Break - No School
A Message from Dr. Lambert
What an amazing day! I absolutely love seeing how much our Bobcats enjoy participating in our fun run each year. It was wonderful to be able to host the event again. The weather was awesome, and I know our kiddos had a great time.
In addition to that, I get to share one of my favorite things today. We get to vote on choices for the 2021-2022 yearbook cover. The choices are shared immediately below this message. Please have your child select their favorite using the form linked here. (You can vote too!)
Enjoy the weekend and this weather. If you choose to participate, have a happy Halloween. And ... I can't wait to see everyone next Friday (November 5) at the PTO Outdoor Game Night.
Take good care,
Dr. Jarod Lambert
Yearbook Cover Options
Storybook Character Parade
Firday, November 5, is our Storybook Character Parade. The parade will begin at 8:30 in the morning, within the school. It will take a few minutes for students to begin exiting the building through the Kindergarten Courtyard. Our students will parade around the outside of the building following the map below. For the parade, we will open the gate on the kindergarten side of the building, the gate by the portable classrooms and the bus ramp, and the gate by the flag pole. Parents and parade spectators can use those three gates to find locations to watch the parade.
Before exiting the building, the parade will move through the halls so that students are able to see their peers as well. This process will take a few minutes, so please be patient as you wait for the parade to exit the building. Students will leave the building through the kindergarten hallway and will re-enter the building using the 500 hall.
Red Ribbon Week Oct 25th - 29th
Bush Choir Interest Form
Lunch Visitor Sign-up
We are excited to once again allow lunch visitors at Bush Elementary. It has been a while, and many of our families have never had an opportunity to each lunch with children at school. We know that having visitors for lunch at school is a special event for our Bobcats.
This is an exciting chance to begin welcoming families back into the building, and we hope to provide a special lunch experience for our students and their lunch visitors. When family members come to eat lunch with a student at school, they will enjoy a picnic environment on the blacktop behind our second grade hallway. This area is covered by a large outdoor canopy and is just outside the cafeteria. Please remember too that family members may only eat lunch with their child.
We remain committed to the health and safety of all of our students. As we reopen to lunch visitors, you will use this SignUp Genius to make a reservation to eat lunch with your child. There are ten slots per lunch period per day for reservations. We can only allow parents who have made a reservation to enter the building, so please do not show up for lunch if you have not made a reservation.
Please be mindful when booking your reservation that we have limited spaces. We would like to give all parents the opportunity to have lunch with their child. Please only make one lunch reservation each three weeks. We will post the first week registration forms, implement our procedures, and review the week to make any needed adjustments. After that, we will post reservation sign-up forms for three weeks at a time.
Visitors will have 25 minutes with their children for lunches. Five minutes prior to the scheduled end of the lunch period, students will return to the cafeteria for the next transition with their classes. Visitors will exit the building—checking out at the front office—at this time to allow for the next lunch period's visitors to arrive.
As you plan your lunch visit, please arrive at school with plenty of time to sign in at the front office. You will need your driver's license to check in. Without identification, we cannot allow you into the building to have lunch with your child. You will receive a visitor badge. This will notify our staff that you have permission to enter the building.
As we have learned throughout this year, things may change with little notice. We appreciate your understanding if we need to change the schedule. If a change is made, we will communicate that through The Banner and directly to those parents who have a current reservation in SignUp Genius.
Please select the appropriate button below to make a reservation for next week.
10:45 Lunch Period
Classes: Armstrong, Baum, Costenbader, Hull, Johnson, Miller, Murdock, Saunders, Sellers, and Sunseri
11:15 Lunch Period
Classes: D. Anderson, Bruno, Dalessandro, Edgar, Foley, Garza, Harrell, Hunsdale, Landry, Perry, Powell, and Reyna
11:45 Lunch Period
Classes: Abbas, N. Anderson, Barnett, Brock, Bruce, Castillo, Cleaveland, Clifford, DePedro, Everett, Lamberti, Milo, Nettuno, Riggs, and Ross
12:15 Lunch Period
Classes: Brown, Davies, Eschenburg, Kamal, Lenfant, Saldana, Samford, and Shaw
A Message from Mrs. Beardsley - Art Teacher
Mrs. Beardsley, the art teacher, is needing parents to help cut supplies for students to create 3D art. This could be paper strips, plaster strips, cardboard or model magic. Depending on the need, will depend on the cutting job. This will be done in the art room during her conference time from 12:00-1:00. Please see the sign up link below. This is a picture of some of the art works that are a works in progress that students benefit from volunteers cutting supplies ahead of time. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0844AFAC2DA4F85-cutting1
Cutting Help - Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up.
Mrs. Beardsley continues to collect empty cereal boxes, snack container boxes, empty clean egg crates, clean bottle caps of all shapes and sizes, empty paper towel rolls and empty toilet paper rolls. These are some of the joys students have with cardboard engineering skills and techniques.
Thank you! 🙂
Lost & Found
referral requests for gifted and talented testing
Referral requests will be collected from October 1through December 17, 2021, for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January, referral requests are accepted starting Oct 1st. 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 17th. You may request a referral form from the front office or the Assistant Principal. You can also find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage.
Can my child go to school today?
Roadmap to Remaining Open
Conroe ISD's Roadmap to Remaining Open is available online at https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/. Please check back for up-to-date information. The site is updated as new information and guidance are received from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Governor's Office, and state and local officials.
Reminder: Transportation Changes
Transportation changes must be made in writing before 2:00 PM. We cannot accept transportation changes by phone. To submit a transportation change, you may send a written note to your child's teacher or provide a not to the front office with the following information:
- the date
- your child's full name
- homeroom teacher
- bus number (if applicable)
- your signature
If an emergency arises, you may send an email to email@example.com. The e-mail must include all of the above information, including a parent signature, and must be received before 2:00 PM. If you submit a transportation change by email, it must go to the email address referenced above. Teachers do not check their email regularly throughout the day, so transportation changes should not be emailed directly to the teacher.
Please send a new note for each day the change occurs; we cannot accept notes for multiple days or with multiple changes. District policy states that a student may only ride the bus they are registered to ride; students may not have a transportation change to ride a different bus.
Bush Clinic Phone: (936) 709-1609
Conroe ISD Police Department Site: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Free COVID-19 testing is available to Conroe ISD employees and students Monday through Saturday at the Conroe ISD Police Department located at 2900 N. Loop 336 E. Conroe, TX 77301.
8:15 AM – 3:45 PM
8:15 AM – 12 PM
*Appointments required prior to arrival. Tests must be scheduled through the Conroe ISD SSO in the COVID-19 Central app.
If your child receives a positive COVID-19 test, please go to the link below and follow the prompts to enter your child’s positive results. This will be entered into the Conroe ISD COVID Absence APP for excused absence until the date cleared to return. https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/covid-19-positive-self-report/
After school playground reminders... Due to safety reasons a parent or guardian is required to monitor their children while playing after dismissal on the playground. Students are not allowed to return to the building after dismissal to use the clinic restroom.
Nurse Cheryl Kirchner, RN
Evelin Padilla, Clinic Assistant
Children and technology continue to be a topic of discussion in the news. Recent information provided by Frances Haugen, a former Facebook employee, sheds more light on social media and our kids. Scan the QR code for an article discussing Facebook and possible topics of conversation to have with your children.
Please join us (in person) for Parent University, November 10th at 6pm. Tessa Stuckey, LPC will be presenting “Parenting Your Child in a Tech-Filled World.
Click here to complete the Request for Assistance Google Form
Click here for Coronavirus Resources.
The safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance. Over the past decade, Conroe ISD has spent millions of dollars on a layered approach to campus safety including the installation of secure entrances and vestibules along with adding security cameras throughout our schools. Our greatest safety measure, however, is vigilance. Please report any suspicious activity or suspected dangers to the appropriate authorities. Anonymous reports may be made 24/7 to Conroe ISD’s KidChat hotline at 1-888-KidChat (543-2428) or through our new Anonymous Alerts app. Login: conroeisd
SALUTE TO OUR VETERANS
Conroe ISD will hold its annual Salute to Our Veterans program on Thursday, November 11th, at 10 a.m. at Woodforest Bank Stadium. This patriotic event is open to the public and features students from JROTC units across the District. Anyone unable to attend in person is invited to view the livestream on the Conroe ISD YouTube Channel.
2021-2022 CISD School Calendar
Conroe ISD's 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.
Bush's first Family Game Night! November 5 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Take-Out Only Spirit Night at Crust November 5
We have paired Game Night with a ‘take-out’ only Spirit Night at CRUST Pizza, Alden Bridge. Grab your pizza and bring it out to the Fields. Be sure to leave room for Tikiz Snow Cones! Tikiz will be on hand and is generously donating 20% of their proceeds back to our school!
We are overwhelmed by your generosity! Because of your support, we shattered our original goal raised more than $60,000 for our school! The donations you raised will help fund the purchase of new iPads and Chromebooks, grade level enrichment and field trips, student and teacher support, and in-line skating for 4th grade PE. All our students will get to celebrate their success with an ice cream sandwich party and a special magic show! We can't thank you enough for your support. Bush truly have the best families!
We are looking for some great volunteers to help with our spring fundraiser, the Bobcat Bonanza! Please contact Caitlin Reeves at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping!
Co-Chair - Will work with the VP of Fundraising to oversee the event. Ensure various committee members are on task, keep a detailed spreadsheet of everything. Will assist in reaching out to local businesses to help sponsor the event.
Silent Auction Coordinator - This person will oversee the entire silent auction, though will want additional support. The coordinator will work with other members to seek out donations from local businesses (passing out fliers, email, phone calls) for the auction. They will organize receipt of the items, create bid forms and run the auction on the night of the event.
Silent Auction Team Members - Work with coordinator to solicit donations and oversee the auction on the night of the event.
Food Coordinator - Reach out to local BBQ and pizza restaurants for the best pricing of meals for the event. Also work with our HEB Community Rep for donations/discounts on chips, water, drinks, etc.
Volunteer Coordinator - Work with committee members to find out volunteer needs for the event. Create signup geniuses and coordinate with room moms and social media coordinator to reach out to adult volunteers. Reach out to local youth volunteer groups to staff event with youth volunteers as well.
Children’s Raffle Coordinator - This person will oversee the collection of items for the children's raffle. In the past, this has been a mixture of donated items, and items purchased on sale. S/he will also coordinate with the person over ticket sales regarding raffle ticket sales.
Wristband/Raffle Ticket Sales - This person will work with our graphic designer/social media coordinator to promote sales. They will coordinate online sales, deliver tickets to school once a day as they are purchased, as well as in person sales the night of the event.
Box Tops App
Use the Box Tops app to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online. From playground equipment to technology, our school can use this money to help teachers and students get the supplies they need.
Bush Elementary: A nurturing and inclusive community where students become empowered citizens and life-long learners. Every student, every day!
Our school hours are 8:00-3:10. Students may arrive as early as 7:30 and will go to their homeroom beginning at that time.
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.