Wilkinson Elementary

November Newsletter Vol. 1

2575 Ed Kharbat Rd

Conroe, TX 77301

936-709-1500

Fax 936-709-1599

Campus Mission

At Wilkinson, we will foster positive, equitable and adaptable practices to meet the diverse needs of the students within our care.

Every student will leave Wilkinson as an intrinsically motivated life long learner that sees the value in hard work and is empowered to positively contribute to our school, community, and world around them!

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See what is happening at Wilkinson!!!

School Information

  • Our doors open at 7:00 for all car rider. They will be able to eat and then remain in the cafeteria till 7:30.
  • Students are counted "tardy" after 8:00. Instruction begins promptly at 8:00 and we want our students present and ready to learn!
  • Students must remain in their car till they reach a designated drop off.
  • Breakfast is served from 7:00-7:55.
  • Transportation changes need to be made by 2:00. Emergency transportation changes can me made no later than 2:30.
  • Students will not be checked out after 2:30.
  • Dismissal begins at 3:10.
  • Please display your car rider sign when picking your students up each day. This is for the safety for all students and to help our staff and substitutes on duty.
  • Thank you for your continued support. Lions ROAR to so much more!

Dates to Remember

November

11/9-3rd and 4th Math Interim Testing

11/10-3rd and 4th ELA Interim Testing

11/15-11/19 Generations Texas Week

11/18- 3rd Grade Program (see below for more information)

  • 9:30 (Last Name A-J)

    1:30 (Last Name K-Z)

11/19- November Pride Award Celebration

11/19- Thanksgiving Breakfast Feasts at 9:00 (one adult per child can attend, no younger siblings at this time)

11/22-11/26- Thanksgiving Break

Message from the Principal...

Hello Lions,


I want to personally thank you for your support of the Lion Dash Color Run and the Calendar Fundraiser. Our Lions had so much fun and that is because of you!!! This fundraiser was a huge success. PTA will be sending out more information about the prize dates and times.


November is a wonderful reminder of Thankfulness and Gratitude. I am daily reminded of the amazing community we have at Wilkinson. My heart is full of gratitude to the students and families that make this a great place to be. It takes each of us to create an environment that our children deserve.


Thank you for entrusting us with your child,

Malinda Stewart

News from the Assistant Principal...Mrs. Summerville

Not only at Thanksgiving, but every day, we are grateful four our Wilkinson community. We enjoyed seeing everyone at events like the color run and Canton in Conroe. It’s also wonderful having families back in the building to have lunch with our students. Our family support is fantastic here at Wilkinson.

Many new skills are introduced and taught in November. It is an important month to arrive to school on time and have perfect attendance. Missing just one day of instruction puts a student at a disadvantage. We need your support to ensure children’s education is not effected. Send children to school every day, when they are not sick, day to get the most out of their education.

3rd Grade Program

Thursday, Nov. 18th, 12am

2575 Ed Kharbat Drive

Conroe, TX

3rd Grade Wilkinson Lions...Save the Date for the "Pajama Party Program" on November 18th. We will have 2 showings and attendance will be divided by alpha to accommodate our families.

9:30 (Last Name A-J)

1:30 (Last Name K-Z)


Please RSVP to the link https://forms.gle/QEe46YanLV5dLYF56

If you have a conflict with your time, please contact the front office to see if we can accommodate.

Thanksgiving Breakfast Celebrations

Friday, Nov. 19th, 12am

2575 Ed Kharbat Drive

Conroe, TX


PK-3 will be at 8:30-9:15

4th grade at 9:30-10:15


  • One adult per child may attend. No siblings at this time. We want to make sure we have plenty of room.
  • Pre-register using this link. https://forms.gle/QEbxSuLTrXGoEabW6
  • We will have badges ready for you.
  • Students who are leaving with a parent must check out in the classroom on the sign out sheet provided.

Picture Retakes

Mark your calendar for 12/2/21, if you missed the 1st round of pictures. This will be the last opportunity to take a picture for the yearbook.


Families who would like for their child to take a retake will also have an opportunity on this day.

Lion's Den Donations

Our campus is excited to have the Lion's Den! This room is filled with fun activities and is earned as a reward by students. Students have various ways they can earn “den” time.


Our den is full of board games, arts/crafts, puzzles, books, foosball, air hockey, electronics, and more! We continue to add to our den. If you have new or gently used items, we are accepting donations. High request items are school appropriate video games, gaming systems, arcade games, board games, dry erase markers, comfy chairs, paint, paint brushes, fun lighting, books, etc. If you choose to donate, please drop the item/s at the front door and label them “Lion's Den.” We can’t wait for our students to enjoy!!

Are you not getting Text messages???

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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Counselor's Corner

We are really enjoying our R.O.A.R. Character Education Program! R.O.A.R. stands for Respect, Optimism, Acceptance and Responsibility! This year, we will have a new way to dive deep into our character education at Wilkinson. Each month, we will have a specific “focus” for the month that helps students to dig a little deeper into ways they can show Respect, Optimism, Acceptance and Responsibility.


November's Focus: Solving Problems: I can overcome.”


Your students will learn steps to help solve problems and ways to analyze the possible solutions to their problems.


Steps to Solve Problems:


  1. Identify the problem.

    1. What’s the problem?”

  2. Develop a plan/solution.

    1. “Now let’s think about ways to solve his problem.”

  3. Evaluate the plan.

    1. “Will this plan work? What happens if I choose this plan?”

  4. Implement the plan.

    1. "Does everyone involved agree to try this plan?"

  5. **If your first plan doesn't work, keep trying!!


They'll learn the importance of trying again if the first plan doesn't work. Giving up doesn't solve our problem. Thinking of more than one plan and the consequence of each, gives them a backup in case the first plan doesn't work.



Your students will discuss this concept during Guidance Lessons and during Morning Meetings this month. Please help your students use this process at home when they have a problem to solve. Thank you in advance for taking the time to discuss this with your students and encouraging them to practice using effective problem-solving skills.


Assistance:

If your family is in need of assistance throughout the year, please fill out this form to give me or information about your family’s needs.


21-22 Assistance Form <-- Click here!


Completing this form does not guarantee assistance, but it helps me to find possible resources available. If you've already completed this form at some point this school year, you don't have to complete it again.

Watch DOGS are back!!!!

Calling all father figures...now is your time. We are excited to welcome back our Watch DOGS. Watch this video from our Top DOG, Alan Armstrong.


https://conroeisd.instructuremedia.com/embed/793d4717-be5b-4e14-8c2f-7749bbf7fa3f


On Monday 11/8/21, the sign up will be sent out to our 4th grade families and then opened to all grade levels on Tuesday.


November 12th, we would like for our dads to come to school at 7:15-8:00 to help welcome our students in to school. Dads will open car doors and greet our students as they get off the busses. After this event, you can stay around and ask any questions you might have about Watch DOGS.


We can't wait to see you!!!!!

Lunches:

We will be opening for a limited number of visitors during our lunches. We will use a Sign up to reserve (up to 2) visitors per student. We ask that you only sign up once every 3 weeks to allow for all families to share this opportunity. Please use this link to sign up for Lunch Visitors. We are going to start small, with one week published to be able to adapt and change things after the 1st week. After that, we will publish 3 weeks at a time. The link will be the same for the year and will be posted on our website for quick reference.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4DADA72BA7FF2-wilkinson


Make sure that you sign up under the correct grade level and date. We ask that you have no more than 2 visitors per student. If you have an extenuating circumstance, please call the front office and we will work with you! When signing up for two visitors, please sign each person up in a separate slot. We need to limit visitors to 6 adults total per grade level per day. We also ask that you sign up once per 3 week period so that every parent has an opportunity to sign up.

Referral Requests for Gifted and Talented Testing


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 only accepted at this time. Referral requests can be made by the parents and/or teachers. 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 at conferences. Referrals will be accepted through December 17. All students will need to have a referral and parent survey submitted during this window (10-1-2021 to 12-17-2021). You may use the links below to access the forms, request a copy from the front office, or the assessment coach (Megan Caldwell). You can also find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage.



Referral and Parent Survey

PTA News and Events

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Updates

To join Wilkinson PTA, please go to joinpta.org.

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Eat Breakfast at School!

Breakfast is served at school! School breakfast will give your child a healthy start to the day. A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can learn more in class. Breakfast has vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body.


Breakfast at school is free for this school year.


Help your child start the day right with school breakfast! Make sure they arrive before 7:45 to have enough time to eat.


We are grateful all students will be able to receive free lunch and breakfast this school year. Some children prefer to get two meals. Students will be charged for the second meal they receive.


Second Meal Prices:

Breakfast- $2.60

Lunch- $3.85

Where are my child's grades, progress reports and report cards....

Parent Access Center is a free program available to all CISD parent/guardians that allows viewing of helpful information regarding student attendance, report cards, progress reports, daily grades, state test results, Students Achieving Excellence (SAE), discipline and available lunch money. Parents may also sign up to receive an email alert when an assignment score is inputted or updated.


Parents/Guardians wishing to access this service must have a valid email address.


Please go to the following link and follow the directions below:

http://www.conroeisd.net

Click the “Student/Parent” tab

Click on “Parent Access Center”

Click “Register”

Lost and Found.... Jackets, lunch kits, & Water bottles

Please make sure you write your child's name in their jackets, lunch kits, and water bottles. This will help get it back to the child when found around campus.

Conroe Independent School District

The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.