January 28 , 2022
Dates to Remember
2/08 - Spring Picture Day
2/11- First Grade Sock Hop
2/14-18 - Random Acts of Kindness Week
2/18 - Holiday - No School
2/21 - Presidents' Day - No School
2/25 - Drive - In Movie Night (Hosted by PTO)
3/1 & 2 - 4th Grade Field Trip
3/7 - 10 - Spring Book Fair
3/8 - STEM Night 5:30pm - 7:00pm
3/9 - Kindergarten Rodeo
3/11 - Staff Development - No School for the students
3/14 - 18 - Spring Break - No School
3/23 - Kindergarten Field Trip
3/24 - Paw-Some Award - Kindness
3/25 - 4th Grade Group Picture
3/28 & 29 - 2nd Grade Field Trip
3/30 - 1st Grade Field Trip
4/4 - 4th Grade Mitchell Orientation
4/13 - Kindergarten & 1st Grade Egg Hunt
4/15 - Holiday - No School
4/18 - Holiday - No School
4/22- Bobcat Bonanza (PTO Spring Fundraiser)
A Message from Mrs. Thompson
I hope everyone had a fantastic week. We had another fabulous week at Bush Elementary. Yesterday, we had the privilege of visiting with our families at the Chick Fil A Spirit Night and I was overwhelmed by the turnout. It was an extremely successful fundraising event and I am so grateful to our hardworking PTO and our families for all of their support.
Thank you for everything that you do for your child's education and for our school. I am so grateful to serve this school and community.
Have a great weekend!
Bush Drop-Off Table
Lost & Found
All Lost and Found items are located in the front office area. Please encourage your children to take a look if they are missing any items. Please remember to label all items clearly with your child’s name. Also don’t forget to label water bottles, backpacks, and any other personal items.
We are in need of volunteers to assist with our morning Car Line and Moveable Minutes. Carline is from 7:30-8:00 and you can simply report to the front ramp and assist. For Moveable Minutes, each morning, between 7:30-8:10, students of a particular grade are able to have some extra morning activity before school begins while their teachers meet as a team.You can assist with any grade level, but if you are interested in attending when your student is participating.
Spring Carline & Moveable Minutes
Art needs helpers to make paper clay and paper mache paste for students. Below is the link for the sign up genius. Please look to see the available slots and click on the button to sign up.
The Library could use some help shelving books. For right now, it is only during 11:40am-12:40pm, while students are not in the library, but your help would so very much appreciated. If you are able to help, please check out the signup genius below.
To report an absence for your child, do one of the following:
- Call the front office at 936-709-1600 and leave a message stating your child’s name, reason for the absence, person reporting the absence, and a phone number.
- Email the registrar Mrs. Marney Roberts-Nield – firstname.lastname@example.org with your student’s absence information. When your child returns to school, a note explaining the absence should be brought to their teacher, front office, or the attendance office.
“Excused” or “Unexcused” Absence - What is the difference?
If your child is not in attendance in the building at 9:00am, the student is considered “absent”. There are two types of absences:
Excused Absence: an absence is considered "excused" when there is prior parental notification (phone call or email) explaining the absence, or a note from a parent or medical professional upon return to school. Absences can be excused if they are related to illness, medical appointment, a death in the family, or other health related reasons. An excused absence does not remove the absence from the student’s record, but it does document that a student is absent for an excusable reason
Unexcused Absence: an absence is considered “unexcused” when there is no prior parental notification, no note or email sent upon return explaining the absence, for family travel/vacation, or other absences not recognized as "excused" by the district or state.
Keep your Child's Information Current
If any of your phone numbers, email addresses or physical address has changed since the start of school, please contact the registrar, Mrs. Marney Roberts-Nield – email@example.com. An address change will need to have a Proof of Residency such as a utility bill (gas, water, electric); lease of buyer's agreement/contract.
2022-2023 School Calendar
A Message from our Counselor Mrs. McGhee
I so enjoyed being back in the classroom and wishing all of our Bobcats a happy new year. See below for classroom counseling lesson topics for January.
Kinder - We read The Tattle Snake and discussed the difference between tattling and getting help. Kinder students were able to practice their skills, helping me sort possible scenarios into the “Tattle Snake” or “Get Help Goat” categories.
First - We are continuing our lessons using Kelso’s Conflict Management curriculum. This month we learned Kelso’s first five choices and role-played using these skills with our classmates. For more information on Kelso’s Choices click here.
In 2nd through 4th grade we focused on resilience with lessons from the Why Try curriculum.
2nd Grade - The Reality Ride
Everyday we have a choice to take the “easy- fast track” or the “harder but worth it track”. One leads to opportunity, freedom and self-respect, while the other may lead to negative consequences.
3rd Grade - Time, Desire & Effort
Anything worthwhile in life requires Time, Desire & Effort. There are no shortcuts in life and we must use these three things to achieve success.
4th Grade - Tearing Off the Label
What we see on the outside may not be what’s on the inside. Negative labels can be hurtful, while positive labels can help you achieve your goals and dreams. The label you wear depends on you. Believing in our positive traits and strengths and demonstrating those qualities through our behavior will show people the “real you”.
Random Acts of KIndness Week & Matthew’s Birthday Wish Food Drive
Bush Elementary will be celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week February 14th - 17th .
Our school will be spreading kindness in our community by participating in Matthew’s Birthday Wish Food Drive, which benefits food insecure CISD students. We would appreciate donations of non-perishable food items during the week of February 14th -17th. Click here to learn more about Matthew Reel and his commitment to serving our community.
A Message from Bush Clinic
Please visit the CISD website, https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/, for the latest information about self reporting and return to school instructions.
Parent Self-Report Instructions:
If your child receives a positive COVID-19 test, please go to the link below and follow the prompts to enter your child’s positive results. This will be entered into the Conroe ISD COVID Absence APP for excused absence until the date cleared to return. https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/covid-19-positive-self-report/
Nurse Cheryl Kirchner, RN
Bush Clinic Phone: (936) 709-1609
Lunch Visitor Sign-Up
10:45 Lunch Period: Classes: Armstrong, Baum, Costenbader, Hull, Johnson, Miller, Murdock, Saunders, Sellers, and Sunseri.
11:15 Lunch Period: Classes: D. Anderson, Bruno, Dalessandro, Edgar, Foley, Garza, Harrell, Hunsdale, Landry, Perry, Powell, and Reyna.
11:45 Lunch Period: Classes: Abbas, N. Anderson, Barnett, Brock, Bruce, Castillo, Cleaveland, Clifford, DePedro, Everett, Lamberti, Milo, Nettuno, Riggs, and Ross.
12:15 Lunch Period: Classes: Brown, Davies, Eschenburg, Kamal, Lenfant, Saldana, Samford, and Shaw.
School Zone and Student Drop Off/Pickup Safety Reminders
As a reminder our school doors do not open until 7:30 AM. We ask that you do not drop off your child before that time as they will be on the front porch unattended.
- Please remember to remind your children not to cross until the crossing guards are at their posts in the morning.
- A picture of your child's barcode on your phone will not work for car rider line. We have to scan each barcode, and you need the actual print out.
- Please do not drop of children on Crownridge Drive at the school path. If you are in car line the children should remain in the vehicle until they are at the front of the school.
- While driving, allow crossing guards to cross children and to return to the sidewalk before driving through the crosswalk.
- Cell phones should not be used while in the school zone.
- No dogs are allowed on school property.
- U-turns are not allowed on Crownridge Drive.
- Please do not sit on the curb or allow your children to play in the street.
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.
February Staff Appreciation
Let's show our Bush staff some love by sending each one home with sweet treats in February! Sign-up for what works best for you here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4aa4a72da0fd0-teacher
Donate via PayPal to President@Bushpto.com or Venmo@Rachael-Osmus.
Spotlight Your Bobcat with a Yearbook Recognition Ad
Yearbook recognition ads are still available. Purchase and create yours today at www.balfour.com. Deadline to submit Yearbook Ads is March 18th.
1/8 page - $20; 1/4 page - $40; 1/2 page - $80
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.