August 20, 2021
Current CISD COVID-19 Safety Alert Level: 4
For information about CISD COVID-19 Safety Alert Levels and updated information on the District's mitigation and response strategies, please see the Roadmap to Remaining open. Please check back frequently as the site is updated as information changes.
During this time of increased spread of COVID-19 in our community, we encourage—in the strongest possible terms—all students and staff to wear masks. We must do all we can to ensure that Bush Elementary remains open to educate our Bobcats.
Dates to Remember
08/26 - PTO Kickoff Auction Ends (auction information below in PTO section)
09/06 - Holiday - No School
09/07 - First Day for Parents to Eat Lunch with Children
09/08 - PTO General Meeting 6:30 PM
09/10 - Spirit Friday - Wear your Bush spirit wear or colors
09/13 - Fall School Pictures
09/16 - PTO Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day
10/08 - Student Holiday - No school for students
10/11 - Holiday - No school
10/12 - Second Nine Weeks Begins
A Message from Dr. Lambert
As we finish out the first full week of the 2021-2022 school year, I want to take a moment to thank each of you for trusting us with your children each school day. As I tell them each day on announcements, I love them all!
Because I love each of our students and all of our staff, I encourage each child and staff member to wear a mask each day. I encourage mask wearing because it proved to be one the most effective COVID-19 mitigation strategies we experienced last school year. As we experience the current surge in COVID-19 infections in our community, we must do all we can to keep Bush open for our students. Wearing a mask will help in that endeavor.
I am not happy with the restrictions COVID-19 places on us. I long for a day when we can welcome our volunteers and families back into the building. I am hopeful for a time when we can get back to the normal we knew before COVID. In this time, though, my ultimate responsibility is to do everything within my power to provide for the safety of our students and staff.
Even in these times, though, we continue to cooperate with the Bush Elementary PTO and community partners to support the students and staff at Bush. As our PTO continues to support the school, please consider checking out the Back to School Online Auction (more information is below in the PTO section) to see if you can help support the PTO. Here's a hint for the auction: you can win Principal for the Day for your child.
There are so many great things going on at Bush, and we have amazing partnerships helping to make them happen. If you (or someone you know) would like to partner with Bush to support our students and staff, please reach out. I'd love to talk with you!
Take good care,
Dr. Jarod Lambert
Roadmap to Remaining Open
Conroe ISD's Roadmap to Remaining Open is available online at https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/. Please check back for up-to-date information. The site is updated as new information and guidance are received from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Governor's Office, and state and local officials.
Teddy Bear Tea Presentation
Teddy Bear Tea is our Kindergarten Orientation. The presentation below is the revised version for inclusion in The Bush Banner.
Reminder: Transportation Changes
Transportation changes must be made in writing before 2:00 PM. We cannot accept transportation changes by phone. To submit a transportation change, you may send a written note to your child's teacher or provide a not to the front office with the following information:
- the date
- your child's full name
- homeroom teacher
- bus number (if applicable)
- your signature
If an emergency arises, you may send an email to email@example.com. The e-mail must include all of the above information, including a parent signature, and must be received before 2:00 PM. If you submit a transportation change by email, it must go to the email address referenced above. Teachers do not check their email regularly throughout the day, so transportation changes should not be emailed directly to the teacher.
Please send a new note for each day the change occurs; we cannot accept notes for multiple days or with multiple changes. District policy states that a student may only ride the bus they are registered to ride; students may not have a transportation change to ride a different bus.
Reminder: Forgotten Item Drop-off
If you need eye glasses delivered to your child, please bring them to the school. We will deliver them to your child immediately. Any class work, binders, or books dropped off at the school will be placed in the teacher's mailbox to be picked up during the day.
Delivery of flowers, balloons, and similar items students at school is not permitted.
Bush Clinic Phone: (936) 709-1609
Free COVID-19 testing is available to all Conroe ISD employees and students
Monday through Friday 8-6 and Saturday 8-4 at the
Conroe ISD Police Department
2900 N. Loop 336 E.
Conroe, TX 77301
Employees and students must schedule a test through the
CONROE ISD SSO in the COVID Central APP
Prior to arrival. Please use your student’s ID number to register students for testing
September is National Lice Awareness Month. Please remember outbreaks of head lice tend to Occur when children return to school after summer vacation and holiday breaks.
Routine family inspection at home after play, sleepovers, sports Activities, etc., are recommended to help prevent the spread of Lice at school. http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/had/index.html http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/schoolhealth/lice.shtm
As a reminder - Please review the Roadmap to Opening on the Conroe ISD home page for current COVID policies and procedure.
Last - After school playground reminders... Due to safety reasons a parent or guardian is required to monitor their students while playing after dismissal on the playground. Students are not allowed to return to the building after dismissal to use the clinic restroom.
Nurse Cheryl Kirchner, RN
Evelin Padilla, Clinic Assistant
Free School Breakfast and Lunch
The first regular school breakfast and lunch is free for every student in Conroe ISD this year. Additional meals can be purchased for $2.60 (breakfast) and $3.85 (lunch).
While meals are free during the school year, it is still very important for those who are eligible for free or reduced lunch to continue to submit the application during the registration or records update process. The number of students eligible for free or reduced lunch (whether they use that service or not) has the potential to affect the state accountability rating and funding for the school.
Meet Mrs. McGhee
I am excited to begin my fifth year as counselor at Bush Elementary. This will be my 17th year in education and 11th year in school counseling, with experience at the high school, intermediate and elementary levels. I am fortunate to work with the students, parents, and staff at Bush Elementary and look forward to the 21-22 school year.
As the school counselor, I am here to collaborate with students, parents and teachers in supporting the academic goals and social/emotional development of every student. I am dedicated to helping students develop positive relationships, strength of character, resilience and skills needed to be successful both in and out of the classroom. Should you need assistance or have any concerns, please feel free to contact me by email or phone.
2021-2022 CISD School Calendar
TWHS - Highsteppers
TWHS - Fall Cheerleading Clinic
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.
All PTO members will be entered to win a FREE HOODIE or YEARBOOK! So, be sure to grab a PTO membership with your spirit wear purchase! https://fs23.formsite.com/bushpto/pqn6uk3aq9/index.html
Not only does your membership fee help support PTO activities for our Bobcats, but by becoming a member you will receive a monthly email about PTO happenings, and have voting rights at our general meetings. Join us! If you purchased a spirit wear “package” this school year, a PTO membership was included. Purchased your items individually, but forgot a membership? Click below to join now! https://fs23.formsite.com/bushpto/PTOsale/index.html...
The last day to order spirit wear is August 31. All spirit wear orders that cannot be fulfilled with stock on hand will be included in our final order of the year, which we expect to arrive in September. This will be our FINAL order for the school year. So, order everything you need now, especially the zip-up jacket, which is perfect for fall and winter! It even comes in adult sizes.
Mark your calendars!
We hope to see you at our first PTO general meeting on September 9 at 6:30 PM in the Bush cafeteria. We will also have a Zoom option available. All parents and guardians are encouraged to attend. We will have Tessa Stuckey, a licensed professional counselor speaking about anxiety in children and strategies for parents.
Want to skip to the front of the carline every time or celebrate your Bobcat's Birthday with a message on the school's marquee? Bid on the Carline Royalty Pass in our Annual Kickoff Auction. How about front-row seats and prime parking for your student's grade level program? Bidding is open until 10 pm on August 26. There are some new opportunities up for grabs this year, as well as some old favorites. Check out the list of options here:
Proceeds from the auction will be used by the PTO to meet needs identified by the school. With your support, we will be able to continually support the faculty and staff of our amazing school!
We want your Bobcat Bash & Teddy Bear Tea photos for the Yearbook!
Upload photos from your phone by:
1. Downloading the Balfour Image Share app from your app marketplace
2. Create your account:
a. Enter your name, email and the Bobcat project number 226474.
b. Check your email for a confirmation code, enter it & then select a username & password to complete your registration.
3. Include the child(ren)’s name(s) and grade with your photo.
Image Reminders -
Images should be in JPEG or PNG format, RGB
Maximum file size is 20MG per image
Thank you for your submissions. All images will be considered, but not all images can be included.
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.