The Hoot Owl

NOVEMBER

INFORMATION TO KNOW...

Boosterthon Fun Run will take place on Tuesday, November 5. We need several volunteers to help make this a success. Jobs range from lap markers, to water cup fillers, to cheerleaders and more. Please consider volunteering for all or part of this day.


Third grade will be presenting a Patriotic Program on Friday, November 8 at 2:00 p.m. for parents. We look forward to a great program.


Monday, November 11 is a student holiday from school.


Group pictures and retakes (if needed) will be on Thursday, November 21.


Thanksgiving break is from November 25 - 29.

YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW!

Information has been sent home about ordering yearbooks. The cost of the yearbook is $24.00. You can place your order at www.jostensyearbooks.com.

PARENT SUGGESTION BOX

Below is a link to an online "parent suggestion box." These will be looked at every week or on an as needed basis. If you have anything you would like to compliment our school on or any specific concerns you think need to be addressed, please feel free to complete the form at the link. It is an anonymous form with an option for you to register your name. If you do not give a name or email address, you will not hear a follow up as we will not know who to contact. However, the concerns will be addressed in the appropriate committee meetings.

NURSE'S NOTES...

Dear Parents/Guardians


Good personal hygiene plays a critical role in promoting a positive self-image and reinforces healthy habits. We encourage parents to teach their children good hygiene before a child goes through puberty, so that good habits have already been formed before they are needed. The following “Daily Hygiene Checklist” may be a wonderful tool to use for your children. Place it in their room or by the bathroom mirror so they are reminded of their daily routine hygiene care. Also please follow up with them in the morning before they go to school so they can have a great start to their day. Thank you for your assistance.

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WATCH/TRACKING DEVICES

We've have seen several watch/tracking devices on students this year. While we understand the desire to ensure that children are safe at all times, the district has a strict policy that must be followed if your child wears one of these. Please see Board Procedure below if your child has one. If your child has a device and you need a parent deactivation agreement, please contact Tami Eldridge.


Student GPS/Tracking Devices GPS tracking devices (i.e., AngelSense, WeFind, here) are an emerging area of technology and certain parameters must be in place before such a device may be used in the school setting. Overall, such devices are permitted and allowed to be activated on district buses, campuses, and during school-sponsored activities, provided the following:

a. Any audio monitoring or sound recording capabilities must be disabled when the student is on the bus, at school or at a school-sponsored activity in order to protect the privacy rights of other students.

b. The district must receive written confirmation from the device company that the audio and/or recording capabilities have been disabled during the times and in the areas referenced in Item (a).

c. The campus and all staff who work with the student must be informed (1) that the device is in use, and (2) where it is located (backpack, student’s clothing, etc.), in order to help the district partner with the family to ensure the student’s safety.

d. If the familywishesto add districtstaff membersto the device’s network, allsuch requests must be presented in writing to the campus principal for approval. As a device utilized by the family, the district and its staff reserve the right to decline to be part of any network that would disrupt the staff member’s ability to serve other students or would be in use outside of the school day.

e. Because the family is responsible for training the student to use the device – if applicable to the specific device and the student’s abilities – the district must be informed of how the family intends for the device to be used (i.e., when the “SOS” or “alert” is to be triggered).


Conroe ISD is not responsible for the loss or damage to the device, nor is CISD responsible in any way for maintaining the device.


Should the device, or the use of the device by either parent or student, prove to be disruptive to the educational setting, or to the staff’s efforts to instruct and serve any student, or infringe on the privacy or confidentiality of other students, the district reserves the right to refuse the use of the device on the bus, on campus, or at any school-sponsored activities.


Conroe ISD recognizes that use of such devices can take time to master, and will work with the family and the student to optimize the utility of the device without infringing on the privacy or other rights of students or staff.

SAFETY IS A PRIORITY

If you have any tips about safety and security that need to be reported to the CISD Police Department, they have two options to use are anonymous reporting tools. Please help us stay safe by reporting any concerns you might hear.
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ATTENDANCE STATISTICS:

Attendance Percentage for Year - 97.0%

Monday and Friday are the lowest with a low of 92% on 10/21 and a high of 98% on the first Friday after we started school.

Total Tardies for the Year - 958 tardies for the year so far.


Transportation

All of the different modes of transportation are getting better. Continue to be patient with buses and car rider as we work to make the process quicker and smoother.


CAR RIDERS - We are continuing to have several parents who park and walk their children to the doors in the mornings. If at all possible, we would like for you to join the car rider line and drop children off at the sidewalk. The constant stopping of traffic disrupts the flow of our line thus making the wait longer. We appreciate your support in this effort.


TARDIES BEGIN AT 8:01 A.M.

SCHOOL COMMUNICATION

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.
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PTO

Will be hosting the fall fundraiser on November 5, Boosterthon Fun Run. We are excited to host this great event again this year. Please help support PTO by encouraging family and friends to support your child in the run.


Proceeds this year are going to an outdoor classroom.


November 19 @ 9:00 a.m. is the next PTO meeting. We do rotate these monthly from day to evening so if you can make the day meeting, please join us in December for the evening meeting.

VOLUNTEERING

Each year, in order to volunteer at ORE, parents and other family members must complete a volunteer application with the district. Please take time to complete that using the link below.

DATES TO KNOW:

NOVEMBER

5 - Boosterthon Fun Run

8 - Third grade Patriotic Program

8 - Second grade to Childrens' Festival

11 - Student holiday

12 - First grade field trip

19 - Third grade field trip

21 - Group pictures/retakes

25-29 - Thanksgiving holidays

FREE/REDUCED LUNCH

Just a reminder that Free/Reduced lunch status must be applied for yearly. The sooner you apply will hopefully ensure no interruption. You can apply online at the following link https://www.myschoolapps.com/. If you need assistance, Virginia Vera, PEIMS/registrar, will be happy to assist you.


Students who were on free/reduced last school year will continue on until September 27. If a new application hasn't been submitted and accepted, students will be required to pay full price starting October 1. In order to prevent interruption, please make sure you have submitted a new application this school year.