December Edition: 2023-2024
A Message from Mrs. Haymark
It is hard to believe that in just a few more weeks, we will conclude the first semester of school! This has been a year filled with so many wonderful celebrations!
As we approach the end of 2023, 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
December 14th: 2nd 9 weeks Behavior Incentive Party
What: Our 2nd 9 weeks Behavior Incentive Party
When: During PE classes on Thursday, December 14th
How: Student reward will be powerball against teachers. Students who did not earn it, will have regular PE in the field.
Behaviors to earn it: All work is turned in and no office referrals between Nov. 27 and Dec. 14th.
- It is vital our students are at school every day.
- The 5th and 6th grade curriculum is hefty. Students can’t learn the necessary concepts if they aren’t present at school each day.
- Please help us by encouraging your child to come each day.
From the Librarian
Student Smart Tags
Vogel Cell Phone/Smartwatch Policy
Violation of Cellphone/Smartwatch Policy:
● If a student is in violation of the cellphone/smartwatch policy, the first offense will result in a warning.
● Each offense after will result in the cell phone/smartwatch being taken up and brought to the office.
● An adult will need to come to school to pick up the cellphone or smartwatch.
Thank you for helping support a positive educational environment in our school.
Message from the Nurse
Please make sure your immunizations are up to date (or your exception paperwork isn't expired) and the clinic has a copy of your newest shot records. Students will not be able to get a 7th grade schedule at Irons without up to date records.
7th Grade requirements are: MCV4 and Tdap. Please bring a your student's update copy to the clinic or email Nurse Coyne at email@example.com.
We will be doing scoliosis screenings for 5th grade females on December 5th, and Dec 7th only if needed. Please have students wear a tight tee shirt under their clothes. If you wish not to have your student screened , you will need to send a note or email to the nurse stating they do not want their student to participate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Change of Transportation
All transportation changes must be received in writing by 3:00 p.m. We are unable to accept a phone call. You may send a written note to your child’s teacher, or fill out a form in the front office. Please include the date, your child’s full name, homebase teacher’s name, bus number (if applicable), and your signature. If an emergency arises, you may send an email to our campus secretary, Sondra Ricardson (email@example.com), or our receptionist, Valeria Cruz (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The e-mail must include all of the above information, including a parent signature, and must be received before 3:00 p.m.
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.
Arrival and Dismissal
- School hours 8:50-4:00
- Students are marked tardy after 8:50
- Arrival – Students may arrive starting at 7:45am.
- Car riders - When dropping off or picking up students, parents must follow the car rider line. Cars cannot turn into the front parking lot from Geffert Wright. They must follow the car rider lane that runs along the bus barn fence.
- Parents may not pick up/drop off students anywhere on Geffert Wright. Please use the car rider line.
- For safety reasons, students are never released to an adult on the front porch.
- Phased dismissal. First phase is car riders and 1st bus load. 2nd phase is walker/bikers. Third phase is 2nd bus load.
- Buses depart at approximately 4:15 and 4:30pm
Car Rider Line
Please help your student be fully prepared for their day by ensuring that they have all needed materials (backpack, lunch, water bottle, etc...) as they arrive at school. Water bottles and lunches may be placed on the Drop-off table at the front office. All deliveries need to be labeled with your child’s name and homebase teacher to ensure proper delivery. Let the front office know you have dropped something off to your child. You may email your child’s teacher to let them know to allow your child to check the drop-off desk as well.
If you need eye glasses delivered to your child, please do not put them on the drop off table. Bring them to the office/staff for immediate delivery to your child.
Any class work, binders or homework that is dropped off will be placed in the teacher’s mailbox for them to pick up during the day.
Delivery of flowers, balloons, etc...to students at school are not permitted.
Dress Code Reminders
Shorts and skirts must be fingertip length or longer
-Pants may not have large rips/holes above fingertip length unless they are patched
-No spaghetti strap shirts, halter tops, or mid drift shirts are permitted
-Proper shoes must be worn at all times. No Crocs, flip flops, slippers, slides, or shoes with rollers. Tennis shoes are advised especially for daily physical education classes.
- Birthday treats, such as brownies or cookies, must be store bought due to allergy, safety and sanitation concerns.
- Treats are served in the classroom at the end of the day, and will be passed out by a staff member.
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.
Message from the PTO
Dear Texan Families,
As the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), we're dedicated to enhancing the educational experience for every student, supporting our amazing teachers, and fostering a sense of community within the school. Throughout the year, we'll be organizing various fundraisers, events, and initiatives that aim to bring joy, enrichment, and valuable resources to the entire school community. Your participation is key to making our efforts successful. We encourage you to get involved, share your ideas, and volunteer your time whenever possible.
4 - Orchestra concert at Oakridge High School at 6:30
5 - 6th grade Band concert at 6:30, 5th Band concert at 7:30 at Vogel
6 - Color Run in PE
6 - 5th/6th Choir concert at Vogel at 7:00
8 - Club Day
8 - School Store
15 - Early Release (Students released at 1:00)
18 - Jan. 1 Winter Break
12 - Club Day
15 - No School
23 - GT Testing for those nominated by Dec. 15 deadline
24 - GT Testing for those nominated by Dec. 15 deadline
25 - GT Testing for those nominated by Dec. 15 deadline
2 - Club Day
7 - STAAR stand alone field test
8 - Spring Family Night at 5:30
16 - Inclement Weather Day
19 - No School
23 - Go Texan Day
28 - 6th Math Spring Interim
29 - 6th Reading Spring Interim
1 - 6th Spring Interim Make-ups
5 - No School (Staff Development Day)
6 - 5th Math Spring Interim
7 - 5th Reading Spring Interim
7 - Choir Pop Show at Vogel at 6:30
8 - 5th Spring Interim Make-ups
11 - 15 Spring Break
From our Community in Schools
Referral Requests for Gifted and Talented Testing
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.
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.