March 22, 2023
Some thoughts for the starting school year
March 22, 2023
5th Grade to 6th Grade 23-24 Course Selection Round Up
Ms. Quinonez is meeting with the 5th graders this week to review course selections and discuss the transition to middle schools before this event. Students will be sent home with a course selection sheet to review with their parents. Please submit the completed course selection sheet by April 3. If students do not attend "Round Up Night" or turn in the course selection sheet, the counselor at West Briar will be obligated to make a selection for them.
Please contact Ms. Quinonez, firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Tie-Dye T-Shirts for Field Day
Starting tomorrow, Thursday, March 23, all students will begin tie-dying t-shirts in art class. These shirts will be worn for our fabulous Bush Field Day on May 12th. If you did not purchase a white t-shirt from the PTO, please send a white t-shirt with your child's name written on the inside collar tomorrow, March 23rd. These shirts can be worn as part of dress code after field day for the remainder of this school year.
Tye-dye helpers needed! Please come and help on your child's art day. You will have to be VIPS approved to participate. Click HERE to sign up. Due to limited space and safety concerns, please do not plan to bring siblings!
Timing might be changed on short notice depending on weather. The tie-dye cannot take place during heavy rain.
If you want to donate tie-dye color, please find the grade level color allocation below:
Pre-K - Royal Blue
Kindergarten - Purple
First grade - Fuchsia
Second grade - Red and Light Blue
Third grade - Green and Light Purple
Fourth grade - Blue and Neon Pink
Fifth grade - Any or all of the colors listed
Any questions, please get back to us at email@example.com
STAAR Interim Testing Days - Campus Closed - No Parents
Please be advised that the campus is closed to parents to visit for birthday lunches on the following dates:
We've shared this information with parents for many weeks to plan for these days that they can't be on campus. If your child's birthday lands on one of these dates, then plan to celebrate the day before or after since TEA requires our campus to be closed on the dates shown above.
Final Prospective Parent Tour - Wed. March 29 at 9:00 a.m.
Our final Prospective Parent Tour is next Wednesday, March 29 at 9:00 a.m. Parents interested in Bush Elementary are encouraged to attend this tour conducted by the Bush Elementary administrative team. Parents will need a driver's license to enter the building. Parents are encouraged to arrive by 8:50 a.m. to have time to complete the safe and secure check in.
Parent Training - Literacy at Home - Thursday, March 30 at 8:00 a.m.
Next, Thursday, March 30, there will be a parent training about how to support your child's reading at home. This training is 30 minutes and will provide parents with tips about literacy. Please make sure to have a driver's license or government issued photo identification to enter the building.
2023-2024 Registration Dates
Registration dates for the 2023-2024 school year will be announced in April on our website and in the Paw Prints. Intent to Re-Enroll and Sibling Registration dates will also be announced in April.
Stay up to date by reading our newsletter, the Paw Prints, and the marquee.
SEL at it's Best!
Bush Elementary is excited to spotlight our very own Shanaya S. for her involvement in serving the community. This article was shared by Sewa International USA.
"10 year old Shanaya did not want any gifts on her birthday this month, instead she asked her family and friends to donate for “Turkey & Syria Earthquake relief”. She collected $ 1009 and donated to Sewa International’s relief fund for the earthquake survivors. Not only did she write her name on top of the check but also drew a heart on it, sending her love to the earthquake survivors. When asked if she do this again if needed, she did not hesitate to mention that she will keep collecting money to help people worldwide who face disasters. Shanaya’s parents Pavan & Kavita, her brother, her family and we all at Sewa are proud to see community service values instilled at such young age."
SEL with Ms. Jones
Please don't forget to fill out the Parent Social-Emotional Learning Survey.
CLICK HERE: https://forms.gle/CYAZ1q1u2DNz1pXB8
The survey is important to help your child's teacher better understand the social-emotional needs of your child. In order to focus on learning, we first need to make sure student's social, emotional, and behavioral needs are met - and YOU know your child best. This form will help your child's teacher to better understand how they can continue to support your child in the classroom.
Thank you so much for your continued support this year!
Safe Morning Arrival
We're seeing some very unsafe and dangerous behaviors by parents during morning arrival.
- Parents walking through the small parking lot and then between the cars in the active carpool lane.
- Parents stopping their car on Westerloch Drive to let out their child in an active lane of traffic.
- Parents not using the sidewalks and crosswalks to get to school.
The carpool lane and Westerloch Drive are very busy in the morning. Please be a good role model for your child and all others watching you by taking a few extra minutes to be safe.
Parents and Birthday Treats
The Teacher Assistants are responsible for supervising the students in the cafeteria during lunch time. The Teacher Assistants are asking for parents' help in keeping the cafeteria calm and safe. Parents must follow these guidelines when visiting at lunch to pass out a birthday treat to their child's homeroom class and have lunch with their child.
- Only hand out the birthday treat to the students in your child’s homeroom class at the last 5 minutes of your child’s lunch.
- Birthday goodie bags are not handed out at lunch.
- Do not hand out any extra treats to any students in other classes.
- Only take your child (no other students may go) to eat at the hallway birthday table or at the courtyard table and understand that you will not be able to eat lunch in the cafeteria.
- Do not take pictures or videos in the cafeteria during lunch.
Parents not following these guidelines directly affects student behaviors in the cafeteria.
💡 SPECTACULAR SCIENCE 💡
The Spectacular Science Word for the week of March 20 is food chain/web.
Dress Code Reminders
Please make sure your child is following Bush Elementary's dress code guidelines. Bush Elementary's colors are red, navy, and white. Khaki pants, shorts, and skirts may also be worn. If a jacket, sweater, or sweatshirt are worn in the building throughout the day, then those items must follow dress code. Please also remember that only the Bush plaid may be worn, other plaids are not part of our dress code.
We're seeing many students wearing jeans with purposeful holes and/or tears and these type of jeans are not part of dress code. Only jeans that are a plain blue may be worn. Also, sweatpants or athletic pants are not part of the Bush dress code.
Finally, students must wear shoes that are safe for school with closed toes and closed heals. Crocs and sandals are not appropriate shoes for school and are not part of our dress code.
Please contact our Wrap Around Specialist, Maria Quevedo, if you're in need of dress code items. firstname.lastname@example.org
🐾 Bobcat Birthday's 🐾
Ms. Rose would like to wish a very special birthday to:
Giuliana C. who turns 8 years old March 13 and is a second grader in Ms. Carlin's class.
Lucas L. who turns 7 years old on March 17 and is a first grader in Ms. Fox's class.
Kimia S. who turns 9 years old on March 18 and is a third grader in Ms. Baber's class.
Madina S. who turns 9 years old on March 21 and is a third grader in Ms. Goodwin's class.
Ariana A. who turns 9 years old on March 26 and is a third grader in Ms. Capece's class.
Happy Birthday and Welcome to the Bush Birthday Book Club!
DePelchin Parenting Classes
DePelchin parenting classes will begin Thursday, March 23rd from 12pm to 2 pm in Wraparound Resource room.
It is not too late to sign up. Just email email@example.com if you're interested, and forms will be sent your way.
For the parents that have already received the forms to be filled out by email, please have those done as soon as you can.
Also, Wraparound is in need of non-perishable food.
Spring Themed Tailgate
This Friday, Wraparound and Food Services is hosting a "Spring Themed Tailgate" for all our students during lunch. The menu is burgers, fries, carrots, apple slices, slushies, chips, and milk. For our vegetarian friends, we will have salad in place of burgers. The meal is free for students and faculty/staff are able to buy this meal for just $5
BB'S Tex-Orleans Spirit Night
It’s time for our Spirit Night with BB’s Tex-Orleans!
Today, Wednesday, March 22nd, dine in or carry out at BB’s Tex-Orleans, 1275 Eldridge Parkway, and the BBE PTO will receive a portion of the sales that day. BB’s Tex-Orleans serves a traditional Southern Louisiana-style menu with a Texas flare.
Check out our SALE items online! Shirts are all school dress code approved and are vintage spirit shirts from previous years. Prices for T- shirts range from $5 - $10. Limited sizes available and ALL SALES ARE FINAL! If you would like to see sizes in person visit us Wednesday mornings at school from 7:30 am- 8:30 am. Must be VIPS approved to enter. Shop www.BBEpto.com. You must have an account to shop
School Store on the Go
The School Store is open for students to shop on Fridays and some select Thursdays.
We offer pens, pencils, erasers, fidgets and more. Prices range from $0.10- $4. Please send money with your student on the correct week if they would like to shop. See below for the schedule.
3/24 - 4th and 5th Grades
3/30* - 2nd and 3rd Grades (THURSDAY)
4/6* - 1st Grade, Kinder, and Pre-K (THURSDAY)
Be sure to follow @bbepto on Facebook or Instagram for the latest updates when we get new stock!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the School Store.
It's Yearbook Time!
Bobcat Families, order your 2022-2023 Yearbook now and enjoy the memories of this year at BBE. Please visit the BBE PTO website to purchase your yearbook at a discount of $30. On March 11th, the price will increase to $35, and yearbook sales will close on March 24th, so don’t delay!
Birthday Book Club
Join the Birthday Book Club and make your student’s birthday extra special! Your student will receive a personal birthday greeting from Ms. Rose during the morning announcements, and have their name printed in the weekly Paw Prints newsletter, in a book for the library, AND on the electronic marquee during the week of their birthday.
Who do I Contact?
(P) 281-368-2150 (ext: 275105)
Click here to visit the BBE Counselor Corner
FOR RESOURCES AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH -
Wraparound - Maria Quevedo
(P) 281-368-2150 (ext. 275250)
FOR ATTENDANCE -
Registrar - Adriana Rosales
(P) 281-368-2150 (ext. 275104)