April 23, 2021
Dates to Remember
April is National School Library Month
04/27 - School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
04/28 - PTO Spirit Day at Woodson's
04/30 - Arbor Day
05/01 - School Principal Day
05/03 - 05/07 - Teacher Appreciation Week
05/11 - STAAR Math (3rd and 4th Grades)
05/12 - STAAR Reading (3rd and 4th Grades)
05/12 - School Nurse's Day
05/14 - PTO Spring Fling
05/21 - Paws for Pride on the announcements - Wear GREEN for Resilience
05/26 - Last Day of School - Early Dismissal 12:10 PM
A Message From Dr. Lambert
Thank you for an incredibly smooth severe weather dismissal this afternoon. I know that by the time we actually got to dismissal the rain had passed us by. Watching the weather most of the day and talking with other principals in the area, I decided to make the severe weather dismissal call early. The main reason for this was that we were (and remain) under a tornado watch, and I wanted families to have as much time as possible to make any needed adjustments for the end of the school day.
I also want to take a moment to thank our volunteers. We haven't been able to have as many people in the building this year, but we are able to have a limited number of volunteers right now. And, our volunteers make a difference every day. I also want to express the thanks of the entire staff at Bush for our community members who volunteer through the PTO. These volunteers take so very many forms: board members, event volunteers, social media experts, kindergarten garden weeders, teacher lunch donators, and so many more. For all that each of you do: THANK YOU!
And, one last reminder: we do not accept requests for specific teachers. If you would like to share specific information about your child to help in the class placement process, please use the form located here. Class placements will be shared in August.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with the joy of doing something that you love.
Take good care,
Dr. Jarod Lambert
PreK, K, & New Student Enrollment
CISD Summer School Information
School is almost out, and it is time to think about summer programs. Conroe ISD offers several valuable programs over the summer. Here are a few:
- Students in kindergarten through sixth grade can attend Kids Quest Academic Courses. This program focuses on helping students with skills in their grade level. The cost is $150 per child, and parents must provide transportation.
- Students in second through sixth grades may attend Experiencing Robotics. The cost is $150 per child, and parents must provide transportation.
- Students in kindergarten through second grades are invited to attend Passport to Learning: ESL. This program is by invitation only due to the limited number of spots available. If you are interested in this program, please contact your child’s teacher.
You can find more information for all of these programs, including information regarding registration, at https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Summer-School-2021.pdf (English version) or https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Summer-School-2021-Spanish-1.pdf (Spanish Version)
Message from our Front Office
- All transportation changes need to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before 2:00 PM each day.
- Car rider dismissal reminder: Entering the school driveway at dismissal is by right turn only. All traffic leaving the school should turn right onto Crownridge as well.
- Only visitors essential to school operations will be permitted to enter CISD facilities.
- All individuals entering the building must wear a face mask covering their mouth and nose.
- Visitors will be required to complete a COVID-19 screening form in the reception area prior to leaving the front office area.
- Only essential learning items can be dropped off on our outside drop off table.
- Students forgetting lunches will be allowed to get a meal from the cafeteria. Breakfast and lunch (one each per child each day) are free in the cafeteria this school year.
- Students forgetting a water bottle will be given one at school.
- Students need to have a mask on while riding a CISD school bus.
- Please remember that CISD property is tobacco free. There is no smoking/vaping while on school property. This includes carline.
Important Websites -
ParentAccess Center Account
Conroe ISD Website:
Conroe ISD Volunteer Online Application:
Online Lunch Accounts:
Conroe ISD Transportation:
Book Fair - ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT TO ORDER
Shop Online April 12th - April 25th. Our Book Fair is online and helps our students discover new books, favorite characters, and more! Every purchase earns our school rewards for much needed resources. Plus, shipping is free on book-only purchases over $25. Thank you for instilling a love of reading and supporting our Book Fair
Referral Requests for Gifted and Talented Testing
Keep your Child's Information Current
If any of your phone numbers, your email addresses, or your physical address have changed, please contact the Bush registrar, Brenda Hooker, at email@example.com. Any address change will need to have a Proof of Residency such as a utility bill (gas, water, electric), lease, or buyers agreement/contract.
Summer Move a Possibility?
If you currently have plans to move over the summer please email our registrar, Brenda Hooker at firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a summer move form sent to you via your child or emailed to you. We ask that you complete it and send it back to school. This will help in planning for next year.
Bush Elementary is so excited to welcome volunteers back into the building! While limited in the number of volunteers permitted each week and no student contact, having parents and guardians in the building enhances our school community! Your smiling faces have been greatly missed this year as was the immense help you bring to our teachers. For now, we are able to bring back volunteers to assist in the copy room and library. Copy Room work may include photocopying, laminating and other projects teachers and staff need help with. Library volunteers will assist in shelving and organizing books. (Sorry, no checking out books with students yet!) Also, younger children will not be allowed to accompany you at this time.
Please note you will need to complete the CISD Volunteer form before volunteering (found here: https://www.conroeisd.net/community/volunteer-in-cisd/) and each time you come to the building you will need to complete the Covid check-in. And please remember your mask!
CISD Police Department
A few friendly reminders in regards to school zone safety and car rider drop off safety:
- Please remember to remind your children NOT to cross until the crossing guards are at their posts in the morning.
- 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.
2021-2022 CISD School Calendar
The Bush Clinic needs your help!
We need donations of boys & girls pants and shorts (no shirts needed). Many times children will get muddy at PE or recess and will need a change of clothes. We keep the clothes in the clinic so that the children can change clothes at school instead of having to call home and have a parent bring a change of clothes.
Bush Clinic Phone - 936-709-1609
ISOLATION OR QUARANTINE:
· Students who are absent due to isolation or quarantine criteria who log in to SeeSaw or Canvas before 11:59 pm will be counted as a REMOTE ATTENDANCE.
· Students who are absent due to isolation or quarantine criteria who are unable to sign into SeeSaw or Canvas before 11:59 pm will be counted as an EXCUSED ABSENCE.
Per Conroe ISD guidelines: If your child has a fever or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19 and does not get tested OR is not cleared by their healthcare provider with an alternative diagnosis, it is assumed the child has COVID-19 and may not return to school until the following 3 criteria are met:
1. Has been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
2. AND child has improved symptoms.
3. AND at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
Please email or fax (936-709-1699) healthcare provider date of return to school confirmation or COVID-19 test results to the nurse email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org in order to return to school sooner than the 10 day isolation period.
MEDICATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:
Prescription medication must be in the original container, properly labeled including the student’s name, the name of the medication, directions concerning dosage, the schedule for administration, expiration date, and the date the prescription was filled. No expired prescription medication will be administered. No more than a ninety (90) day supply of a prescription medication may be checked in at one time.
Over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, ibuprofen, cough or cold medicines that could potentially mask COVID-19 symptoms will require a written order from your child’s health care provider. Special Medication Note: Due to CDC COVID-19 guidelines nebulizer medications cannot be administered at school at this time.
CURB SIDE MEDICATION SIGN IN:
Please email or call the clinic if your child will require a scheduled or prescription medication for this school year. A medication permission form will be emailed to you, or let us know if you need to pick up a paper copy.
Medications will be dropped off via curb side delivery Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30-2:30. Please email email@example.com or call 936-709-1600 (front office) or 936-709-1609 (clinic) to let us know that you are here for medication drop off. Nurse Cheryl will come out to your car to collect the signed forms and medication.
Nurse Cheryl Kirchner, RN
Evelin Padilla, Clinic Assistant
We celebrated Earth Day this week! I hope you and your family will enjoy spending time together in nature this weekend. Click here for a powerful video about technology and how it’s changing the time our children spend in nature.
Click here to visit Mrs. McGhee’s Virtual Counseling Office
Click here for Coronavirus Resources for Students and Families
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Conroe ISD's School Messenger
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.
This Wednesday is Spirit Night at Woodson's Local Tap on 1488
Spring Fling - Food Trucks, Family & Fun!
When: May 14 * 5:00 to 7:30 pm
Where: Bush Elementary parking lot & Alden Bridge sports field. Entry is Free.
A portion of the proceeds of your food truck purchases will go to Bush. Bring a picnic blanket and/or camping chairs!
Children Raffle: Kindle Fire ▪ Hoverboard ▪ Arts & Craft Basket ▪ Family Game Basket ▪ 3 Giant Plush Animals ▪ Air Hockey Table ▪ Remote Controlled Truck
Children's Raffle tickets on sale starting THIS MONDAY, 4/26, at bushpto.com and will be available at the event. $1 per ticket. Children can preview items at school & and online May 3-7 and may drop off raffle tickets in boxes at school during their preview time. You do not have to be present at the drawing to win.
The Spirit Friday winners will enjoy extra recess! The next Spirit Friday is May 14.
We Want Your Suggestions!
What would you like included in our Bush Basics gear next year? In year's past, we've offered water bottles, keychains, labels, tattoos, bows.... share your thoughts and ideas with us. We would love to know your ideas on what you would like to see sold!
Email our Bush Basics team at BushBasics@bushpto.com. Or, you can comment on our Facebook post @BushPTO.
Join the Team!
Secretary: This position is a member of the Executive Board and is responsible for taking meeting minutes at our monthly Board meetings and ensuring those minutes are disseminated to the board and posted on our website. The person is also responsible for scheduling a room at school for each month’s meeting (if allowed) or setting up a zoom meeting and creating badges for Board Members.
Parliamentarian: This position ensures that the PTO bylaws are being followed by the board and assists the board on questions of parliamentary procedure. This position also heads up the Nominating Committee when recruiting the new Executive Board (which occurs in the spring). It is important that this person is able to attend the monthly board meetings to be able to oversee them.
VP of Communications: This position is a member of the Executive Board and oversees the communications team (Social Media Coordinator, Webmaster, Marquee Coordinator, Membership Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator.) We have several experienced team members already in place. This position offers support to those team members and helps direct their efforts. A major component of this position is to find ways to regularly communicate with our parents, to help them feel included and aware of what the Board is working on.
Spirit Friday: This position organizes our monthly Spirit Fridays where the students are encouraged to dress in their Bush Spirit Wear or colors. This position also collects data and awards prizes for each winning class per grade level. Two people can work together in this position.
Volunteer Coordinator: This position will work to update the website’s volunteer form at the start of the year and send emails to Grade Level Coordinators when needed to encourage volunteers.
Marquee Coordinator: This position works with our front office staff to update the marquee as needed. It typically involves working once a week, but can be more when there is a birthday to be added or PTO Spirit nights. This position can be shared by two people.
Spirit Wear Ordering Coordinator: This person organizes and submits orders from Spirit Wear purchases. This position will be at its peak during the final week of July/first week of August, and again in late September (when we place a second spirit wear order).
Spirit Wear/Bush Basics Distribution: Assemble the T-shirt and Bush Basics (spirit gear) orders when items are delivered from vendor and organize for distribution to parents. All items will be delivered to the person’s home so s/he can organize the packages. (Please note, other members of the board are willing to assist in the package assembly process!) The position also sets up and coordinates delivery to parents at Teddy Bear Tea/Meet the Teacher in the Fall. This position will be at its peak during the final week of July/first week of August, and again in late September (when we place a second spirit wear order).
Academic Outreach: This position is responsible for working with teachers and Dr. Lambert to find ways in which the PTO can enhance academic learning at Bush through bringing in fun and exciting outside organizations that support the curriculum. This position will also help assist in the new Team Scholarship program that will be initiated next year to help support the Grade Level and Specials Teams with additional curriculum based “extra” programs/projects they want to bring to their students.
Bobcat Bonanza Committee: Committee members would help in planning the Spring Bonanza. Including wristband and raffle ticket sales, games, food and drink, children’s raffle, silent auction, entertainment and facility preparation.
School Directory: Help with the school directory includes formatting/design, working with individuals or companies who want advertising space, and following through to the ordering, printing and distribution of the directory.
Yearbook Team: Helps with the production of the yearbook, including photography, design, editing and distribution.
Bush Elementary: A nurturing and inclusive community where students become empowered citizens and life-long learners. Every student, every day!
Our school hours are 8:00-3:10. Students may arrive as early as 7:30 and will go to their homeroom beginning at that time.
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.