June 1, 2022

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Mark Your Calendars!

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Thanks for a great school year! Looking forward to the first day on Aug. 22, 2022!

The last day of school is Tuesday, June 7. We had a great year of learning at Bush Elementary. Enjoy your summer break, but don't forget to read every day and continue your learning throughout the summer.

We're excited for next school year and we're busying planning for the 2022- 2023 school year! Teachers will call families by August 16 to welcome them to their classes and share the times for the meet the teacher event to be held on Wednesday, August 17. We will have two sessions based on last names for families to come up to Bush and meet the teacher and see the classroom's location. Also, the school store will be open at each time to buy school supply packs and Bush dress code items including the new year's motto t-shirt. Check out next year's dress code guidelines in the link below.

2022-2023 Student Dress Code

The first day of school is Monday, August 22. Students may be dropped off starting at 7:20 a.m. The first bell will be at 7:30 a.m. and the tardy bell is at 7:40 a.m. Parents may walk in their child(ren) to their classrooms the first two days of school and after that students will walk in by themselves. All students must be in class on Monday, August 22 at 7:30 a.m. to be enrolled for the 2022-2023 school year.

Congratulations Graduating Parents!

The following 5th grade students have parents who will be graduating from Bush this year. Thank you so much for your support of Bush Elementary throughout your child’s elementary years.

Ms. Butera's Class - Oluwadamiola Bello, Audrey Chorng, Aarav Jain, Shrivas Javidi, Naomi Kandala, Aylin Kashkooli, Isha Kasireddy, Suhail Mubarak, Mateo Padron, Miheer Parasnis, Valeria Pardo, Anshi Parekh, Michelle Rodil Suarez, Sabira Sajan, Vihaan Santhosh, Samuel Shapko, Liam Shaw, Lydia Smith

Ms. Harris's Class - Anmar Aldini, Ibrahim Ba, Samanta Camacho, Natalia Ivanov, Bailey Ivey, Manuela Rodriguez, Nam Tran, Laker Powdrill

Ms. Larson's Class - Muhammad Alam, Saniya Broussard, Jakob Buhay, James Dowdy, Martin Figueroa, David Hanks, Nicolas R. Bernabeu, Isabella Spiers, Inaya Williams

Ms. McKee's Class - Kaiden Campuzano, Leonard Debkov, Terrynce Jefferson, Japvansh Juneja, Hana Konuma, Andrea Lucero, Vishwa Tej Mekala, Aa'Niyah Palmer, Justice Pryce, Diego Vargas Garces, Liam Walters, Jasmine Wolfe

Ms. Hillman's Class - Samantha Alvarez Martinez, Saanvi Bandi, Anshit Bawane, Daniella Dhaliwal, Landon Diaz, Santiago Falcon, Veronica Guzman, Heath Henry, Faith Hoang, Amrutha Jayachandran, Owen Kim, Pranav Limaye, Shreya Machavarapu, Riya Patel, Victoria Pina Pinedo, Aneya Surse, Khiem Tran, Rajpaul Valluru, Pei-Yu Xu, Almansur Zhumagul

Ms. Greco's Class - Jonathon Hoang, Alesia Alvarenga

Ms. Busse's Class - Ca'Treajha Davis

The Results of our 2022-23 Student Council Elections are in!

Congratulations to our newly elected student council members! We look forward to bringing student council back to Bush Elementary next year.

3rd Grade Representatives:

1. Jashwin Desireddi

2. Sumaiya Jafferally

3. Quinn Nguyen-Lee

4th Grade Representatives:

1. Benjamin Mayces

2. Teni Ajayi

3. Svana Dalal

4. Jake Bracken


Knox Nguyen


Saanvi Ghosh

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Medication in School

If your child keeps medication in the nurse’s office, please pick up your child’s medication(s) before the last day of school, Tuesday, June 7, by 2:00 p.m.

Students are not permitted to pick up or transport medications to/from school.

If you are unable to pick up your child's medication, please email Nurse Guider dguider@houstonisd.org to make arrangements.

STAAR Results

All third, fourth, and fifth graders took the STAAR assessment in May and we're all awaiting the State of Texas to release the results. The student results will be available through the Texas Assessment Student Data Portal and not Bush Elementary. Please follow the directions in the link below to access the STAAR scores when they become available. We do not have a specific date when the scores will be posted, so please keep checking the site in the link below.
Accessing Student STAAR Scores

Please click on the link for detailed instructions on accessing student STAAR scores in the Texas Assessment Student Data Portal.

2022 – 2023 Student Dress Code Guidelines

Recently the SDMC at Bush Elementary updated the student dress code for the 2022 – 2023 school year. Please print and review the attachment as back to school clothing sales start early. If you were at Bush before this school year, you recall that shirts had to be solid colored red, white, or navy polo-style or button up. T-shirts could only be Bush Elementary t-shirts. Also, sweat pants, leggings, jeggings, athletic shorts were not dress code. Shorts, skirts, and jumpers have to be solid colored navy, khaki, or the "Bush plaid". Pants must be solid khaki, navy or blue jeans without embellishments or tears/holes.

Please print or save the dress code guidelines below to be prepared for all back to school sales throughout the summer.

2022-2023 Student Dress Code

Student Items Left Behind or Not Picked Up

Any student materials or items not taken home or picked will be discarded on Friday, June 17 at 4:00 p.m. We need to clean up the office and campus as we prepare for the start of the 2022 - 2023 school year. Starting the week of June 20 - August 5, HISD is on 4 day work weeks and the office will be closed every Friday in addition to all federal holidays.

Summer Reading Program

Houston ISD Library Services, in partnership with Houston Public Library and myON, is encouraging all students to participate in a summer reading program to prevent summer learning loss. The District’s literacy partners are offering the following summer reading opportunities:

​​​​​​​“Oceans of Possibilities”- Houston Public Library

  • Read for 20 minutes and enter for a chance at prize drawings
  • Registration begins June 1
  • Challenge dates: June 1 - August 15
  • Registration: Students or their parents sign up for a free account at https://houstonlibrary.beanstack.org/reader365
  • Website: www.houstonlibrary.org/fun

    Each twenty-minute reading increment earns one entry into drawings for free books, STEM kits, and swag. Students can read hardbacks, paperbacks, and eBooks.

    HPL's summer reading events program also includes camps, STEM classes, traveling petting zoo, crafting, the Jolly Trolley, and much more. Check out the HPL Event Calendar for more information.

    myON Summer Reading Challenge – myON Digital Library
  • Read 1,000+ minutes in myON
  • Challenge dates: June 15 - August 15
  • No registration required
  • Access myON http://houstonisd.org/DigitalResources

    The top reader for divisions PK-1, Grade 2-3 and Grade 4-5 will receive a Kindle Fire 7 tablet. We challenge our students to read 1,000 minutes or more using myON, the district’s personalized digital library platform with more than 7,000 enhanced digital books available. Each student who reaches 1,000 minutes or more between June 15 and August 15 will receive a Super Star Reader medal.

MyON Login Instructions

2022-2023 Dismissal Tag Registration

Dear Parents,

If you will have a child/children enrolled at Bush for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, please fill out this form to pre-register your child/children for their 2022-2023 dismissal tag number. All children enrolled at Bush for the 2022-2023 school year must have a NEW dismissal tag number; you will NOT have the same number you had previously. The information you provide on this form will not be used for any other purpose. Each family will receive their new dismissal number tags at the Meet the Teacher event on August 17, 2022. Thank you for pre-registering-- by doing so, you will help us to make this process as coordinated and easy as possible!

Dismissal Tag Registration Link

PK and K Promotion Ceremony FAST PASS

Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten promotion ceremonies will be held in the classrooms on Tuesday, June 7 at 11:00 a.m. (Ms. Castaneda's ceremony is being held on a different date, and that information will be shared by her.) Any adult wishing to attend must show their government issued ID ( such as TX driver’s license) or their passport to be scanned at the front office before entering the school.

Since we realize there will be a large number of people hoping to attend this event, we have designed a FAST PASS system. If you wish to be pre-screened for the promotion ceremony and skip the long lines, here is what you will need to do:

  1. This pre-registration for the FAST PASS will begin on Tuesday, May 31 at 8:15 a.m. and conclude on Monday, June 6 at 10:15 a.m. Or you may pre-register on the morning of your child’s play performance, please bring your government issued ID (TX driver’s license) or passport to the front office beginning at 8:15 or immediately after the performance to be scanned. Please bring a government issued photo identification for the other family members who will attend or a picture of the identification to register the other family members.
  2. Once your ID has been successfully scanned, you will be given a Promotion Fast Pass with the names of the family members who have been pre-approved.
  3. On June 7th, you may enter through the carpool doors (by the flagpole) beginning at 10:45 a.m. using this FAST PASS. You must have the FAST PASS to enter the side doors. If you loose the pass, you will need to go to the front office and be scanned in again to enter. All family members listed on the FAST PASS must be present to enter on the pass. If a family member arrives later, then that person will have to check in with his/her identification at the front office.
  4. After the promotion ceremony and party are finished, you will exit through the carpool doors.

Bush Elementary Spirit Week!

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Social and Emotional Learning with Ms. Jones

Responsible Decision Making:

Why is it important to teach children about making decisions?

Learning to make their own choices helps children be more independent, responsible, and confident. It gives them a sense of control over their lives, reducing anxiety and promoting resilience. Furthermore, it encourages self-exploration and helps them to solidify their values. Please take time to view this video on making responsible decisions with your child.

SEL Video Lessons Responsible Decision Making Skills Week 2

Bush Buddies Walk

Friday, June 3, 6:45 a.m.

Mark your calendars now for an early start to the last Friday of the school year. Parents, grandparents and other important adults in your student’s lives are invited to start the day off with some exercise! Join your student for a walk around the school’s track at 6:45 am before you start your day.

Has Your Child Lost a Jacket?

We have many, many jackets and sweaters in our Lost and Found. If your child has lost a jacket or sweater, please have them stop by the Lost and Found tables in the hallway by the doors to the track to look for it. All jackets and sweaters that are not claimed by the last day of school will be donated to charity.

Last Day of School - Tuesday, June 7

The students' last day of school is Tuesday, June 7. Students must be in attendance through this date to receive an end of year report card showing promotion status for next school year.

2022-2023 Registration Dates

Please follow the registration directions shown below and not the online version shown by HISD on the website.

2022-2023 Registration Check list

New Zoned Gr. 1 – 5 Students

Registration Dates: June 8, 9, or 10 (Only 30 applicants per day can be processed)

In-person at Bush Elementary

Please bring the items on the attached check list.

Must have report card showing successful completion of the 2021 – 2022 school year.

8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.

No need to arrive early as we have 3 days to register during the registration times shown.

New Zoned K – 5 Students

June 28 – 30 (Only 30 applicants per day can be processed)


Gr. 1 – 5 must have report card showing successful completion of the 2021 – 2022 school year.

8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.

No need to arrive early as we have 3 days to register during the registration times shown.

New Zoned K – 5 Students

August 2 - 3 (Only 30 applicants per day can be processed)


Gr. 1 – 5 must have report card showing successful completion of the 2021 – 2022 school year.

8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.

No need to arrive early as we have 3 days to register during the registration times shown.

New Zoned K – 5 Students

August 10 – 12 (Only 30 applicants per day can be processed)


Gr. 1 – 5 must have report card showing successful completion of the 2021 – 2022 school year.

8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

New Zoned K – 5 Students

August 15 - 16 (Only 30 applicants per day can be processed)


Gr. 1 – 5 must have report card showing successful completion of the 2021 – 2022 school year.

8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Absence Notification

If your child is absent from school, please make sure you send in a note explaining the absence date(s) and reason for the absence upon return to school. We will need this note even if you're at home quarantining or a Positive COVID-19 case. Please email your absence excuse note to the homeroom teacher and our registrar, Ms. Rosales at arosale3@houstonisd.org

If a note is not received within 3 days, then the absence is recorded as unexcused.

Early Pick Ups

Please do not plan to pick up your child after 2:30 p.m. from the office. To ensure a safe dismissal, students will not be called to the office to be picked up after 2:30 p.m. Thank you for helping to make dismissal safe for all our students.

Spectacular Science!

The Spectacular Science Words for the week of May 30 is adaptations.

Bobcat Birthdays!

Ms. Rose would like to wish a very special birthday to:

Joaquin G. who turns 8 yrs. old on June 2 and is a second grader in Ms. Carlin's class.

Logan C. who turns 6 yrs. old on June 4, and is a kindergartner in Ms. Castaneda's class.

Alexia D. who turns 8 yrs. old on June 5, and is a second grader in Ms. Carlin's class.

Ornella R. who turns 8 yrs. old on June 6, and is a second grader in Ms. Sheth's class.

Garvish K. who turns 7 yrs. old on June 7, and is a first grader in Ms. Brown's class.

Elias A. who turns 10 yrs. old on June 14, and is fourth grader in Ms. King's class.

Samantha E. who turns 7 yrs. old on June 22, and is a first grader in Ms. Urrea's class.

Summer Z. who turns 6 yrs. old on June 28, and is a kindergartner in Ms. Nguyen's class.

Benjamin M. who turns 10 yrs. old on July 7 and is a fourth grader in Ms. Diller's class.

Vedya S. who turns 7 yrs. old on July 9, and is a first grader in Ms. Brown's class.

Noah D. who turns 9 yrs. old on July 12, and is a third grader in Ms. Goodwin's class.

Hannah E. who turns 9 yrs. old on July 16, and is a third grader in Ms. Frietsch's class.

Campbell G. who turns 12 yrs. old on July 16 and is a fifth grader in Ms. McKee's class.

Kaitlyn B. who turns 10 yrs. old on July 19, and is a fourth grader in Ms. King's class.

Aryan O. who turns 8 yrs. old on July 23, and is a second grader in Ms. Carlin's class.

Shrivas J. who turns 11 yrs. old on July 25, and is a fifth grader in Ms. Butera's class.

School Supply Packets

Discounted pre-sale school supply packs for 2022-2023 are available online now through June 30. After June 30th, all prices will increase. Save yourself several trips to the store to buy school supplies by purchasing our all-in-one supply packs. Packs will be delivered directly to your child’s new classroom before the first day of school. Be sure to purchase supplies for the grade your child will be in NEXT school year.

Purchase supplies here.

Bush Buddies Walk

Join us this Friday, June 3 at 6:45 am on the track for a healthy start to your day! Walk around the track with your child and other families before dropping your student off for their last Friday of school. Students are welcome to bring an important adult in their lives such as a parent, grandparent, other family member, or neighbor.

Last Day of School

After school on Tuesday, June 7, the KONA ICE TRUCK will be parked outside for a last day of school treat! The truck will be there from 2:30-3:30. Please bring cash or credit card if you’d like to purchase a shaved ice for yourself or your kids.

We are now on Instagram! Follow us for the latest updates @bbepto. And Don’t forget to sign up for our Weekly E-Blast! For any questions related to PTO please contact Val Shaikh, presidentbbepto@gmail.com

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