The Booker Bulletin

Weekly Newsletter - December 6 - 10

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Booker's Calendar of Events

DEC. 5TH - FOOD BANK - One Day Opportunity - TOMORROW!!!!!

SEE BOOKER'S CALENDAR FOR HOLIDAY CHEER!!

Dec. 6 - GT Projects due

Dec. 10 - PreK/K Report Card Distribution

Dec. 10 - UGLY SWEATER DAY

Dec. 10 - Winter Wonderland Literacy Night (Planet Ford 6-8pm)

Dec. 13 - Cycle 1 Math Test (3rd-5th only)

Dec. 14 - Cycle 1 Reading Test (3rd-5th only)

Dec. 15 - Cycle 1 Science Test (5th only)

Dec. 16 - Campus Spelling Bee Classroom Tests (3rd - 5th only)

Dec. 17 - Student Early Release - Plan ahead!

Nov. 2 - Jan. 7 - SCHOOL OF CHOICE - APPLICATION WINDOW for all 5th Graders

Dec 2 - Dec. 17 - 12 Days of Holiday Cheer!!!!

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JOIN THE FUN! HOLIDAY COUNTDOWN!

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YOU COLLECTED THE MOST TOYS! WAY TO GO!

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SCHOOL OF CHOICE IMPORTANT DATES

Online Application Open - Open through Jan. 7, 2022


Student Interviews/Auditions - February - March 2022

Parent Notification - March 11, 2022 - Parent Response Deadline - March 30, 2022

SCHOOL OF CHOICE INFO - CLICK HERE

Check out our Schools of Choice here! Click to find options for your child.

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WITH LATE PICKUPS!

SCHOOL ENDS AT 3:25PM!

Parents and Guardians,


We want to say thank you for working with us this year as schools and families try to find their new normal, during this prolonged pandemic! We want to send a BIG SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE PARENTS OF BUS RIDERS who continue to show patience and grace to our Transportation Department! For all our parents who wait patiently in our LONG CAR RIDER LINE, DAILY - THANK YOU SO MUCH! We definitely appreciate your support and patience!


PARENTS & LATE PICK UPS:

Please make arrangements for your child(ren) to be picked up at 3:25pm each day! If they are attending after school tutorials or clubs, please make sure you are here by the tutorial/club designated dismissal times. Often, parents are not answering the phone after school and coming in being disrespectful and uncooperative, which causes undue stress on students and staff.


ENFORCEMENT/PRIVILEGES/ENROLLMENT:

We will enforce all pick up times! Any student being picked up, after 3:25pm or late from clubs/tutorials, will be logged in our Raptor system. Parents will be subject to reports filed with our local agencies to provide support to those families who continue to disregard school policies and fail to provide the necessary care for their child(ren). PICK UP TIME IS AT 3:25PM. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you are running late, you must call our office by 3:25pm. We do understand that circumstances arise and we are here to help, but late pickups should not be an every day occurrence.


Students who are picked up late from clubs or tutorials will unfortunately be dropped from all after school events. Also, any students enrolled under a TRANSFER or AFFIDAVIT are subject to a review and their transfer agreement being revoked. Those on affidavits will be required to provide additional documentation for proof of residency and may be denied enrollment, as well.


SUPPORT:

We have teamed up with Koala Kare, LLC to provide before and after school care for our parents. Visit their website below for more information. We are here to help, but we also have our own families to take care of, as well. So, parents we need your help!


Thank you for your cooperation and attention to this matter!


Booker Admin

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NEED CHILDCARE BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL? CLICK HERE

We are partnering with Koala Kare again this year! They offer before and after school services for parents! Hours of operation 6:30am - 6:30pm each day. Located in Booker's cafeteria!

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SCHOOL STARTS AT 8 AM! TOO MANY TARDIES!

COME TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY, ON TIME!

SCHOOL STARTS AT 8:05!

FREE BREAKFAST - 7:35AM

AVOID BEING LATE, COME BEFORE 8!!


GRADE PLACEMENT COMMITTEE WILL BE HOLDING ATTENDANCE MEETINGS IN JANUARY FOR ALL STUDENTS WHO ARE BELOW THE 90% ATTENDANCE RATE. Please be mindful that parent/doctor notes, help us code what type of absence it is, but it does not dismiss the absence. All students, regardless of their grade, will be subject to retention if they do not meet the 90% state requirement.

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MASKS ARE MANDATORY!

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Booker Parents,

Cycle 1 Assessments are around the corner! The assessment dates for 3rd-5th are:


Dec. 13 - Math

Dec. 14 - Reading

Dec. 15 - Science


WE NEED YOUR HELP! Our scores for our first checkpoint tests were not good and we will be having class and individual meetings to discuss our academic goals! I know our Bengals will do better next week! Our teachers have also been reflecting on instruction and assessments and their current instructional practices to ensure mastery and intervening with a purpose!


Please talk to your child about the importance of district and state testing. Often, scores drive interventions! Yet, our new tech babies are not taking online tests seriously! We see them clicking through the assessments, guessing and just trying to finish early. Some even exit to sneak to other websites!


Students must understand that all of our assessments, including all STAAR tests will be online. We will continue to practice using this format. Therefore, it is imperative that you talk to your students about online testing, the need to take it seriously, and the need to show what they know and not how fast they can finish! Ask them how they did after each assessment day and then follow up with asking them what did they score on those assessments! Our goal is to have everyone at 70 or higher!


If you have any questions or need further clarification, do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher for their most recent assessment grade! Also, visit HAC for all weekly grades! You may also contact me at tdupont@springisd.org tp get any test scores or a print out of your child's test history to ensure you are reviewing this information with them on a regular basis.


Regards,

Booker Admin

ATTEND TO WIN, BENGALS!

Compulsory Attendance Law

Click here to read more about the Compulsory Attendance Law. All students are required to be in attendance at least 90% of the school year! Our attendance rate is too low! We need our scholars in school every day!

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VOLUNTEER AT BOOKER!

WANT TO VOLUNTEER - LEARN MORE HERE!

We need you! Come volunteer at Booker and let's reach our CAMPUS GOALS together! We can be an "A" Campus with your help! Click now to sign up!

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM - CLICK HERE

Register here to be a volunteer in our school! We need your help to get our campus to an "A" rating! Come and help us SHINE BRIGHT THIS YEAR!

SOLICITUD DE VOLUNTARIOS DE SPRING ISD

Register here to be a volunteer in our school! We need your help to get our campus to an "A" rating! Come and help us SHINE BRIGHT THIS YEAR!

BOOKER PARENT GUIDE 2021-2022

Find more details about campus policies and procedures, start times, tardies, absences, and so much more! A quick guide for information about your child's school!

SPRING ISD STUDENT & PARENT HANDBOOK

This handbook outlines the policies and procedures set forth by Spring ISD for all who attend SISD and their parents/guardians.

COUNSELOR'S CORNER

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DEVICE REQUEST & DEVICE ASSISTANCE

CHROMEBOOK REQUEST FORM


EVERY STUDENT NEEDS A CHROMEBOOK. IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN DEVICE, NO NEED TO CHECK ONE OUT, BUT LET YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER KNOW A CHROMEBOOK IS NOT NEEDED!

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Did you recently get this message on your child's device?

Do you have a Chromebook that has been Locked or Disabled by Spring ISD, please send it to school with your student or stop by the Front Office for assistance? We will verify the Chromebook and begin the re-enabling process. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please call 281-891-8750 or email Lberry@springisd.org.
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PARENT CENTRAL - CLICK HERE

Click here for more info on HAC!

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Booker Elementary School

FOR ASSISTANCE: CALL (281)891-8750


PRESS 1 - REGISTRAR - Ms. Velasquez - dvelas1@springisd.org

PRESS 2 - ATTENDANCE CLERK - Ms. Enciso - menciso@springisd.org

PRESS 0 - RECEPTIONISTS - Mrs. Sanchez - ssanch5@springisd.org

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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Bill of Rights Survey - Click Here!

Please participate in our discipline survey! We want to hear from you!

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Spring ISD Bedtime Stories: Giraffe's Can't Dance by Giles Andreae
Spring ISD Bedtime Stories: La Oruga Muy Hambrienta por Eric Carle
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Spring ISD Locations Offering Free COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations - NEW LOCATION ADDED

Spring ISD Locations Offering Free COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations


Spring ISD is partnering with Houston Medical ER and Inspire Health to offer free COVID-19 testing and vaccine sites to the district’s students, staff and community.


Inspire Health mobile testing units will be at the following campuses starting Monday, October 4, Monday-Friday (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and Saturdays (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.)


  • Planet Ford Stadium (23802 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, 77373)

  • Spring ISD Family Community Engagement Center (17125 Ella Blvd., Houston, 77090)

  • Child Nutrition ( 15330 Kuykendahl Rd., Houston, 77090)



To expedite testing, students and staff members may pre-register beforehand here, but pre-registration is not required. Inspire Health plans to expand location options in the near future.


Additionally, Houston Medical ER (2306 Rayford Road, Spring, TX 77386) also is providing free vaccines and testing, Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Staff & Students Preregister Here

A form for all staff and students to expedite the screeners and vaccines by registering before arrival.

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PARENT CORNER