November 27, 2017
From the Principal...
Welcome Back! I hope everyone was able to relax and enjoy a beautiful week with family and friends over Thanksgiving Break! It is a quick turnaround between now and Winter Break, but we have 3 weeks full of instruction left before we hit 2018! We value every day we have with your children and attendance during these times are not only packed with instruction, but full of social activities that build memories for years to come! Our last day prior to Winter Break is December 20th with a dismissal time of 12:10. This is the end of the 2nd grading period. Thank you for sending your children daily!
We are excited to announce our BRAND NEW K-2 PLAYGROUND was demolished prior to the break and installed over our Thanksgiving break! Below are some pictures of our k-2 process. We are so excited to have the funds raised by our families to replace this playground and are well on our way to replace our 3-4 playground as we continue to host fundraisers throughout the year with the help of our PTO. Thank you for continuing to help us reach our fundraising goals!
This week is Generation Texas Week. Students can wear COLLEGE SHIRTS tomorrow and TWHS, Mitchell, or McC shirts on Wednesday. We are also holding a TOY DRIVE through December 8th collected by CISD Police Department going directly back to CISD students in need for the Holidays.
Have a great week!
Important School-Wide Dates:
Please see your teacher's communication for grade-level and class-specific events.
11/28 Cyber Safety Parent Night @ Mitchell Intermediate
11/27-12/1 Generation Texas Week
11/27-12/8 Toy Drive
11/28-Wear College Shirts
11/29-Wear TWHS, McC, or Mitchell Shirt for Transitions Day as part of Generation Texas Week.
11/30 Choir Concert 6pm
12/1 PTO Meeting; 9:30 Bistro
11/27-12/8 Toy Drive
12/5 Spirit Shopping: Tumbleweeds and Notions
12/14 4th Grade Music Program 6pm
12/20 Jingle Bell Jog
12/20 Early Release 12:10
Winter Break: 12/21- 1/8
School Resumes January 9th
Keys to Success Awards
For the week of: November 13
Kinder: Lacy Taliaferro
1st Grade: Isha Kadam
2nd Grade: Ellie Babitt
4th Grade: Caitlyn Patin
For the week of: November 20th
Kinder: Laila Woods
1st Grade: Conner Andersen
2nd Grade: Brock Ha
3rd Grade: Alex Rangel
4th Grade: Graham McCoy
Congratulations to our 3rd graders on a powerful performance last week as we celebrated our Veterans. The whole school salutes you on your amazing musical! Parents, it is not too late to order a DVD for your family or to share with someone else. Simply send in a check or cash ($15) with your child's name and homeroom teacher and we will do the rest. We are hopeful to have DVDs edited and prepared for distribution by Friday Dec. 1.
4th GRADE CHOIR CONCERT - November 30 at 6:00 pm
Come celebrate the hard work of all the 4th grade choir members as we share an evening of song and get ready for the holiday season.
4th Grade Holiday Musical
Mark your calendars to join us as the 4th grade Buckalew Bears usher in our holiday season with a musical that will put a spring in your step and joy in your heart. It's sure to be One Crazy Night! Don't miss it - December 14 at 6:00 in the Buckalew Gym.
Keep a song in your heart,
Generation Texas Week November 27-December 1
Careers: We encourage students to begin to think about the different careers they can choose as they get older.
College: We all wear college shirts and talk about college.
What's next in this road to college? The next step after Buckalew is intermediate school, then junior high, then high school. We discuss transitions of school settings on our educational pathway.
Opportunities other than college: We learn about careers that require training other than a 4 year or above college degree.
How will I pay for college? We teach students the value of saving for their own future and education.
December Random Acts of Kindness Challenge
How To Encourage Kids To Give Back to Others
Discuss ways to "pay it forward"
Brainstorm ways to pay it forward together. Examples include putting money in an almost expired meter or pass along a book you liked for someone else to enjoy.
Text or call someone you appreciate
Talk about people your family appreciated, then take the time to text or call then, telling then so. Talk as a family about the person's reaction and how it felt to share your gratitude.
Make giving a part of your regular life.
Ask you children to divide their allowance into three jars: spend, save and give. Establish a family give jar into which everyone contributes. Show your children where you donate your own money.
Play-Dates for Playgrounds!
After School Playdates provided by Buckalew's Grade Level Teachers!
Save the dates for your child to have an after school play date with the entire grade level!
Time: Immediately after school-4:45pm
Register by going to: BuckalewSpiritStore.com
More to come, from your grade level teachers, but reserve your spot and mark your calendar now!
Kindergarten: February 9th
1st Grade: December 19th
2nd Grade: January 19th
3rd Grade- December 8th
4th Grade- December 19th
GT Nominations due Wednesday, December 20th
The window is now open for parent nominations for GT Screening and will continue through December 20. Parents may nominate their student for Spring GT Testing by completing the District Nomination Form, available through any 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade teacher, or by asking Belinda in the front office. Parents may now nominate, one time per level of test. In other words, students may test once each school year to see if they meet district requirements and /or qualify in other subject areas. GT testing will be held at Buckalew during the school day during the weeks of January 29-February 2 and February 5-9. Nomination forms may be returned to your student’s 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade teacher OR to Belinda in the front office. ALL NOMINATION forms are due NO LATER THAN December 20!
Buckalew Visitors and Volunteers
For the safety of ALL students, we ask that any person entering Buckalew be approved through the CISD volunteer website. This includes classroom events, parties, classroom readers, volunteers, lunch visitors, etc. In other words, if you are visiting a classroom and/or are around children, you must fill out the online CISD Volunteer Application. With the holidays approaching, we will have many opportunities that you will want to attend. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete the application. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Community Outreach Parent Workshops
District Attorneys from Montgomery County's Internet Crimes Against Children Division
Mitchell Intermediate School
6800 Alden Bridge Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77381
February 20th 6:30-8PM Resiliency
Denise Cipolla, CISD Guidance and Counseling Coordinator
9001 Cochran's Crossing Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77381
April 26th TBA Love and Logic and Anxiety
Kate Turner Licensed Professional Counselor
Buckalew Elementary School
Click to see what's going on in Buckalew's PTO!
The purpose of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is to:
(a) promote the welfare of children at Buckalew
(b) to foster cooperation between parents and teachers in the education of children at Buckalew
(c) to unite school and community efforts in securing for all children the best education
(d) to engage in fundraising activities for the educational and recreational benefit of Buckalew, its children, teachers, and staff as determined by the PTO and in accordance with the PTO by-laws.
Parents, if you have photos that you would like to upload to be used in our Year Book from all Fall school events please do it now! We are submitting a first batch of pages to the publisher in just a few days! You can do so at replayit.com or via replayit app!
If you haven’t yet ordered your 2017-2018 Year Book, you still have time! Order now at www.josten.com $35.00 by 2/9/2018. Make it personal with cover personalization ($6.00)! Make it extra special for your student with a personal dedication add ($25.00, ordered separately from your year book order at www.josten.com under Yearbook recognition adds tab)
If you have any questions regarding your order contact Jenna Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spirit Events- Save the Date!
Safety Reminders from our Police Department:
- Please remember to remind your children NOT to cross until the crossing guards are at their posts in the morning. The building is not open unitl 7:30.
- Please remember if you are in your car, to wait for the crossing guards not only to cross the children, but for the crossing guards themselves to make it back to the sidewalk.
- Please remember to stay off your cell phones when driving in school zones.
- Please remember their are NO DOGS allowed on school property. This is for your personal liability and the safety of all of our students.
- Please remember there are no U-Turns in front of the school.
Parent Access Login
A Full Price student meal is $2.85 and for a 2nd meal is $3.55. “Extras” range from $.50-$2.00.
Did you know you can put limits on your child’s account? You can limit your child to one complete lunch so your child is getting the complete lunch on the menu.
You can also limit your daily expenditures or snack choices or ala carte by calling our cafeteria at 281-465-3467.
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.