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February 28, 2020

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Coming Events:

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Mar 3rd - Election Day; Bush is a Polling Site (7:00 AM - 7:00 PM)

Mar 4th & 5th - 4th grade Field Trip

Mar 6th - Kindergarten Rodeo 8:30 AM

Mar 6th - Early Dismissal 12:10 PM

Mar 9th - 13th - Spring Break - No School

Mar 21st - KinderGarden CleanUp 9am - 12pm

Mar 27th - Bobcat Bonanza 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mar 31st - Paws for Pride 2:20 PM - Wear white for courage

April 7th - 4th Grade STAAR - Writing (closed campus)

April 9th - Kinder & 1st Grade Egg Hunts

April 10th - No School

April 17th - Field Day

April 23rd - 4th Grade Open House at 6:00 PM and Program at 7:00 PM

April 30th - Paws for Pride 2:20 PM - Wear orange for cooperation

Primary Election Day; Tuesday, March 3

Bush is a polling site for the Texas primary election Tuesday, March 3. Voting hours are from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Please be aware that we will have visitors throughout the day. Voters will enter the building through the front doors on the third and fourth grade side of the building and vote in the hallway beside Dr. Lambert's office.

United Are We

Our 1st graders preformed "United Are We" on Thursday evening to their friends and family. Great job 1st grade! A special thanks to the students, teachers, volunteers, and parents.

Field Day - Friday, April 17

Be on the look out for a Signupgenius link coming soon! Volunteers are needed from 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM on Friday, April 17.

Fourth Grade Transition to Mitchell Intermediate

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Mitchell Intermediate School Welcomes Your Child for the 2020-2021 School Year:


Making the transition from elementary school to Mitchell Intermediate is an exciting event for fourth graders. The Mitchell Intermediate faculty is looking forward to helping you and your child with this process. We are already busy planning in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year. I would like to make you aware of future events that you will want to remember.


In the meantime, please take the opportunity to visit the Mitchell Intermediate website at:

http://mitchell.conroeisd.net/


The website will better acquaint you with our fabulous school. You can even check out our parent newsletters by opening the Mitchell Messenger link.

Any child enrolled in a Conroe ISD school for fourth grade will have most of the necessary registration information needed for enrollment at Mitchell. You, as a parent, do not need to worry about enrolling your child for 5th grade at Mitchell Intermediate. However, I will be sending packets to your child’s elementary school that will contain information you might find of interest. You should receive the Mitchell Intermediate 4th Grade Orientation packet the week of March 23. If you don’t receive it, that indicates your child is not registered to attend Mitchell Intermediate next year. If you don’t receive a packet and think your child is registered, please contact the Mitchell Intermediate School Attendance Clerk, Linda Rusinski, at lrusinski@conroeisd.net or 832.592.8460.


In the packet, you will receive a form titled “New Mitchell Mustang Information Form”. You are welcome to complete this optional form and return it to Mitchell Intermediate. Please do not email any information that includes placement considerations to me or the counselor. It is much easier for placement purposes if we have information on one consistent form. In addition, our staff will be busy helping our current Mitchell Mustangs and their families, especially with the transition to McCullough. Therefore, if you would like to set up a meeting to share more information than what can be indicated on the “New Mitchell Mustang Information Form”, we will be scheduling meetings July 20-August 3, 2020. You may set up a meeting with me or the grade level counselor, Marianne Mote.


In the meantime, you will want to mark down important dates for orientations. Fourth graders are invited to orientation on Monday, April 27. They will take a CISD bus from their elementary school to Mitchell for orientation that begins at 9:15 a.m. Parent Orientation will cover information parents will find informative and is offered on two different days to accommodate conflicting schedules. Both sessions are identical; parents only need to attend one of the two orientations, on either Monday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. or Tuesday, April 28 at 9:15 a.m.


Students interested in either band or orchestra need to plan on attending the Mitchell Instrument Evaluation on Saturday, May 2. Be aware that we have reschedule this evaluation. My previous communication indicated dates in April. We would like to try and complete all evaluations in one day. We are aware there might be conflicts and will have directors to evaluate children on May 5 from 5:00-7:30 pm. If you are interested in renting/purchasing an instrument, you will want to attend Instrument Vendor Night on Tuesday, May 5 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. The band is limited to a few percussionists and saxophone players. Students must have been recommended for another instrument before auditioning for percussion or saxophone which will also be held on Saturday, May 5. An electronic sign up will be emailed to parents.


We look forward to seeing our future Mustangs on April 27 and you on April 27 or April 28 for parent orientation.


Sincerely,

Paula Klapesky

Principal Mitchell Intermediate

The Early Childhood Fair

The Early Childhood Fair is being held at Wilkinson Elementary this year on Saturday, April 18th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Parents will be able to register their children that day along with enjoying many fun activities. Our CISD Police Department will be cooking hot dogs for our guests! On the following Monday, April 20, registration will open for our prekindergarten and kindergarten students at our campuses.
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Lunch Time Guests

Please keep in mind that there is limited seating for parents and guests at lunch time. We have four folding tables that are placed out in the cafeteria. Please slide down and make sure to fill in all empty seats at each table. Do not sit with your child at their table, all visitors must stay at the visitor tables. We ask at the end of your children's lunch time (5 mins left) to send your child back to their table. They will walk back to their classroom with their class. This also allows the next set of guests to have seats. Please check-out at the front office by turning in your guest badge. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


Lunch Guest Schedule

Monday - Kinder = 11:25am

Tuesday - 1st = 11:55am
Wednesday - 2nd = 12:25pm

Thursday - 3rd = 12:10pm

Friday - 4th = 11:40am

Leaving School Early

Please be sure to send a note or email to bush@conroeisd.net if you plan for your child to leave school before the regular dismissal time of 3:10 PM. We cannot release a student without a note from their parent/guardian.
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* Be a flu fighter by: (a) frequently washing your hands with soap and water; (b) cover coughs and sneezes; (c) keep hands away from mouth, nose and eyes.

* Please be sure your child is fever free for 24 hours before he/she returns to school.

* Please continue to check your child’s hair for lice after sleepovers and extended vacations.

* Please be sure all children playing on the playground, after school, are closely supervised. Also, these children will not be allowed back in the building for drinks or restroom access.

* As stated in the Handbook Addendum, “because of student safety, please do not bring animals onto school property.”

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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.

GENERAL REMINDERS:

Afternoon Transportation Changes

If you are changing your Bobcat’s transportation for dismissal, you may do so in one of three ways:


  1. Write a note, put it in your child’s folder for the teacher
  2. E-mail bush@conroeisd.net
  3. Fax (936) 709-1699


The e-mail or fax needs to be received by Bush before 2:30 PM. This allows us necessary time to deliver all requests to the classrooms.

Lost & Found Items

All lost items are located in the gym/cafeteria. Please remind your child to take a look for any missing items. All items not claimed will be donated during Spring Break.

AM & PM Car Rider Line

Please remain to the side of the shoulder on Crownridge for both morning and afternoon car rider line. This will allow access to the parking lot for cars that are not dropping off students.


In the morning, buses are having difficulty getting through the car line and being able to get children to school.


Please also remember that during morning drop off and afternoon pick up, the exit from the school is a right turn only.

Reminder to Visitors

All visitors must present a valid driver’s license or state identification card. We strictly enforce this policy and appreciate your support in our effort to keep everyone safe.

Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule -

7:30 AM - Door Open

7:48 AM - First Bell = safety patrol and staff will enter the building

8:00 AM - Instruction begins = Students are tardy if they are not in the building by 8:00 AM

9:00 AM - Attendance taken = Students are absent if they are not in the building at 9:00 AM

3:10 PM - Dismissal


Lunch Schedule -

Kindergarten - 11:25 AM
1st Grade - 11:55 AM

2nd Grade - 12:25 PM

3rd Grade - 12:10 PM

4th Grade - 11:40 AM

Copy Room Times:

Kindergarten: 2:05 - 3:05 PM
1st Grade: 1:05 - 2:05 PM

2nd Grade: 10:15 - 11:15 AM

3rd Grade: 9:10 - 10:10 AM

4th Grade: 8:10 - 9:10 AM

Specials, Mrs. Lamberti, Cafeteria & Special Education: 11:15 AM - 1:05 PM

After School Playground Rules

  1. Biker/walkers cannot enter the playground after school unless a parent or guardian is present at all times. Otherwise, students must walk/bike home immediately after school while crossing guard is on duty.
  2. Please clean up after yourself, no trash or toys should be left on the playground.
  3. Please do not re-enter building for restroom or to retrieve forgotten items.
  4. Please do not climb on fences, basketball poles, or soccer goal and nets.
  5. Please do not dig holes.
  6. Please no dogs on the playground.

Labeling Items:

Please remember to label all jackets, sweaters, water bottles, etc., so that we may identify them. Also, our Lost and Found is growing by the day! If you’re missing an item, please check in the gym. Thanks.

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Bobcat Bonanza Wristbands & Children's Raffle Tickets on Sale Starting March 16

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Look for an order form to come home in your student's folder. Online sales start on BushPTO.com on March 16. Be sure to save the date on your calendar now. The Bonanza is Friday, March 27 from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Thank You to Our Bonanza Sponsors

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Advertise your buiness while supporting our school!

FortyFive Photos ▪ Mindy Harmon Photography ▪ Rudy’s BBQ

The Adventure Begins Comics, Games, & More ▪ Kirby’s Steakhouse

Mouritsen Orthodontics ▪ My Kids Dentist ▪ The Shipping Store

Woodlands Elite ▪ Woodlands Office Equipment


Advertise your business and support our school at the same time by donating to our spring fundraiser, Bobcat Bonanza. Sponsors will be advertised in our school's weekly newsletter and on the PTO's website and social media accounts. The amount of advertising will vary based on the level of sponsorship. For more information e-mail fundraising@bushpto.com or go click here to donate online.

Last Day to Order a Yearbook with Personalization is TODAY

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Be sure to order a yearbook by today, if you want the option of personalizing it with your student's name. Book prices go up March 1. Order at balfour.com. Select "Barbara Bush Elementary, The Woodlands TX"

Spotlight Your Bobcat with a Yearbook Recognition Ad

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Yearbook recognition ads are still available for purchase at balfour.com. Either 1/8 of page for $20 or 1/4 page for $40. Select "Barbara Bush Elementary, The Woodlands TX"

Join Us for Spring CleanUp of the KinderGarden on March 21

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Time to play in the dirt! Bring the kids and join us for the Spring CleanUp in the KinderGarden on Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. Snacks and beverages have been generously donated by HEB, so all you need are gloves and gardening tools. Extra donuts if you wear your Bush spirit wear!


Sign Up Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4aa4a72da0fd0-kindergarden2

Campus Information

Bush Elementary: A nurturing and inclusive community where students become empowered citizens and life-long learners. Every student, every day!


Our school hours are officially 8:00-3:10. Early morning programs (Movable Minutes, Art Club, Library and Tech Lab) open at 7:30 and students are allowed to move to classrooms at 7:48.

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.