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November 11th, 2022

Dates to Remember

November

11/14 - 11/18 - Book Fair
11/16 & 11/17 - 3rd Grade Field Trip - Jones State Park
11/16 - Torchy's Taco & Twisted Sugar Spirit Day

11/17- Literacy Night 5:30pm - 7:00pm
11/18 - Kinder Thanksgiving Feast & Open House

11/21 - 11/25 - No School - Thanksgiving Break


December
12/2 - 4th Grade Snow-In 3:10pm - 6pm

12/8 - Pawsome Awards, wear blue for Integrity

12/9 - Kinder Polar Express

12/15 - 2nd Grade Program
12/15 - Classroom Holiday Parties
12/16 - Early Dismissal 12:10pm
12/19 - 1/3 - Winter Break - No School

From the Principal

Dear Bobcat Families,


This Thanksgiving I am grateful for our wonderful students, families, and staff. Thank you all for your support and contributions to our school!


Next week we have some exciting things going on. It's Generation Texas Week , Book Fair, and Literacy Night! We hope to see all our Bobcat Families there.



Have a great weekend!


Mrs. Thompson

2022-2023 School Calendar

Here is a link to the 2022-2023 CISD School Calendar.
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Book Fair Is HERE!!!

Monday, November 14th – Friday, November 18th: Teachers have a schedule as to when the classes can come during the school day. We are NOT open before school. After school we are open from 3:20-4:00 (come to the music/playground side of the building to enter).


Thursday, November 17th – 5:30-7:30:

Come visit the Book Fair during Literacy Night.


Friday, November 18th – 10:00-10:30:

Kindergarten students and parents can come visit the Book Fair during Open House.


Please make checks out to Barbara Bush Elementary School (and add your driver’s license number and date of birth). Don’t forget to add 8.25% sales tax. You can also shop online. All book orders are shipped to your home for free (with a $25 minimum order).

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Bush Bucks - Student School Store

Bush Elementary is hosting our new Bush Bucks School Store each month, and we are in need of donations for our store. You can purchase and bring items to the front office or ship them directly to the school. Our Bush Bobcats earn their Bush Bucks to shop in our school store by following school wide expectations, being good citizens, and exhibiting great character traits. If not purchased through the Amazon link please bring it to the front office. Thank you for your support!

Bush Bucks- Teacher Store

Our hard-working Bush Bobcat teachers deserve a treat! They are in need of prizes for their Holiday BINGO. They are also using these prizes as incentives when the Administration notices great things being done! Let us treat our Bush Bobcat Staff because they deserve the best. Look here to see the Teacher Store List.

school zone and car rider drop off 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.
  • Dogs are not allowed on school property.
  • U-turns are not allowed on Crownridge Drive.


Thank you!

Lost & Found

With the cooler weather the children are now wearing sweaters and jackets. Please remember to label these articles clearly with your child’s name. Also don’t forget to label water bottles, backpacks, and any other personal items. If your child misplaces an item, please remind them to check in the lost and found located in the front lobby. Please Note - All non-claimed items will be donated over Thanksgiving Break!

Reporting Student Absences

To report an absence for your child, do one of the following:

  • Call our attendance line at 936-709-1610 and leave a message stating your child’s name, reason for the absence, person reporting the absence, and a phone number.
  • Email the registrar – srandall@conroeisd.net 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.

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 note 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 bush@conroeisd.net. The e-mail must include all of the above information 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.

Gifted & Talented Information

Referral requests are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January, referral requests are accepted at this time. Referral requests can be made by the parents and/or campus staff. It is recommended that parents of 2nd grade students wait until CogAT scores have arrived before nominating their child because CogAT scores are part of the GT assessment. If you are interested in referring your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher. Referrals will be accepted October 3- December 16, 2022. You may request a referral form from the front office or the Assistant Principal (Brooke McCoy bmccoy@conroeisd.net). You can also find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage linked here.

Lunch Visitor Information

There will be a visitor table located in the gym/cafeteria by the bleachers. Please plan to arrive at school 5 -10 minutes before your student's lunch time. You will need to come into the front office, have your ID scanned, and receive a visitor badge. With limited seating you will only be able to have lunch with your student. Once your lunch time is complete you will walk back to the front of the building and check out in the front office. Please be sure to have your badge visible at all times. There is no need to sign-up ahead of time.

Kindergarten - 11:05am - 11:35am

First - 12:15pm - 12:40pm -

Second - 12:45pm - 1:10pm

Third - 11:15am - 11:40am

Fourth 11:45am - 12:10pm

Notes from the School Nurse

Bush Clinic Phone # (936) 709-1609

COVID-19 Parent Self-Report Link Instructions: Please go to the link below for COVID-19 self-report instructions in Conroe ISD SSO. Enter the student username and password. https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/covid-19-positive-self-report/


This website offers a brief illustration of coverage offered through the Texas Kids First K-12 Student Accident Insurance Program https://www.texaskidsfirst.com/


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.


Stay Healthy,

Nurse Cheryl Kirchner, RN

clkirchner@conroeisd.net

Cheryl Edwards, Clinic Assistant

cheedwards@conroeisd.net

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Bobcats Helping Bobcats

Our Bush Bobcat Family has always been very generous when it comes to helping our own Bobcats whose families are needing assistance, especially during the holiday season. We want to make the holiday extra special for these families by helping to put gifts under their trees. If you would like to help, please sign-up to bring a gift or two for one or more of the children listed below. You will see each child's age, gender and a few suggested gift ideas. When you choose a child, do not feel obligated to get everything on their list, one or two items from their listed suggestions would be helpful. Please use this link to sign-up. Contact Bush counselors with any questions.


Conroe ISD Realtor Course


We are excited to offer an opportunity for area realtors to become experts in all things Conroe ISD. Please join us for our first-ever Conroe ISD Realtor Course to learn about zoning, tax rates, school district funding, growth, programs, and more! This event will take place on Friday, December 2, 2022, from 9 AM - 3 PM at the Jett Center at Woodforest Bank Stadium.

Click Here to Register! $50 per attendee; Registration fee covers materials and lunch. Seating is limited. Attendees will receive a flashdrive of resource materials including a Conroe ISD realtor badge that can be incorporated into marketing materials.

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Volunteer in Conroe ISD

If you would like to volunteer at Bush, you must complete an application to "Volunteer in Conroe ISD." You can access the application at:

https://www.conroeisd.net/community/volunteer-in-cisd/

Safety Information

The safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance. Over the past decade, Conroe ISD has spent millions of dollars on a layered approach to campus safety including the installation of secure entrances and vestibules along with adding security cameras throughout our schools. Our greatest safety measure, however, is vigilance. Please report any suspicious activity or suspected dangers to the appropriate authorities. Anonymous reports may be made 24/7 to Conroe ISD’s KidChat hotline at 1-888-KidChat (543-2428) or through our new Anonymous Alerts app. Login: conroeisd

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Thank you for helping us reach over 100% of our Boosterthon goal! We raised $54,000 to help our school programs! The students will celebrate with an ice cream sandwich party on Wed. 11/16 (dairy and gluten free options provided).

Campus Information

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.

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