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Thursday, December 12, 2019

5:00 – 7:00 pm

  

Please join us for a fun-filled evening of games, stories, crafts, music, snow, photos with Santa, milk and cookies, Teddy Bear Mobile, ornament painting with Paint and Bubbles Studio, Scholastic Book Fair, and the 4th grade choir performance!  Wear your most festive attire or pajamas to meet Santa!

 

ALL PRE-ORDERS WILL BE COMPLETED ONLINE THIS YEAR!

 

Pre-orders for Paint and bubbles ornaments and Teddy Bears are due:

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21st

 

Pre-orders for activity/raffle tickets and photos with Santa are due:

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5th

 

The pre-ordered tickets will go home on Tuesday, December 10th.

 

HOW TO ORDER:

  1. Go to Ridepto.com
  2. Log in and select ‘My Account’
  3. Find the Story Time with Santa Form on your account homepage (not in store)
  4. Select your items
  5. Checkout with PayPal and complete the purchase when directed back to your Ridepto.com account

 

Raffle/Activity tickets - $0.50

 

 

 

Photo with Santa - $15.00

Taken by a professional photographer.  High resolution images will be available for download from a secure group-site.

 

 

Stuffed Animal - $20.00+

New this year - Create a stuffed animal with Teddy Bear Mobile and purchase your furry friend a custom SKR t-shirt.  Additionally, Teddy Bear Mobile will have a selection of clothing available for purchase while supplies last.  *Teddy Bear Mobile will give a portion of their proceeds to SKR.

Must Pre-Order Stuffed Animal at RidePTO.com

Teddy Bears are $20, SKR custom t-shirt is $5

 

 

Wooden Ornament - $10.00

Must Pre-Order your 8” ornaments.  Only a limited quantity will be available for purchase during the event.  *Paint and Bubbles will give a portion of their proceeds to SKR.

 

 

 

11/9/19 - 11/13/19

Shop Book Fair just in time for the holidays.  

Book Fair begins 11/9/19 at school.  Students can shop during their designated class time at the fair.  You may also take them shopping when you visit during lunch or wait until Story Time with Santa night to go through the fair with them.  Book Fair will end the morning of 11/13/19.

Cash, checks, card, and Scholastic eWallet accepted

 

Cookie Donations

We are requesting parents sign up to bring store-bought cookies for this event.  Please click the link below and bring 1 dozen or more.

Cookie SignUp

 

Volunteers

We will post volunteer signups for our event soon!  Be on the lookout!


2019-2020 Yearbook on Sale Now

 

 

For a limited time, Yearbooks are on sale for $30.00.  Yearbooks will only be sold online at Balfour.com through January 31, 2020.  Order now before it's too late! 

 

If you need help purchasing your yearbook click here for detailed instructions or contact us at RidePTO.com.

 


Ads for Grads

 

 

Attention 4th Grade parents

Ads for Grads are here…show your 4th grader how proud you are of him/her!  Ads for Grads appear in a special section of the yearbook dedicated to our 4th grade SKR Challengers.  You may include a special message and a photo.  Go to Balfour.com to purchase your Ad.

 

Deadline for Ads: January 31, 2020

Cost for Ads (message and picture): $15.00

 

If you need help purchasing your Ad, click here for detailed instructions or contact us at RidePTO.com.


Volunteer here

 


 

 

 

Join us for the next PTO meeting on Thursday, November 21, 2019 in the Library.

 


CISD School Messenger

 

Opt-In for SMS Notifications

 

Conroe ISD is in the process of switching emergency notification platforms used to communicate with parents and staff.  Our school district will utilize SchoolMessenger to deliver text messages straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.  This change requires an opt-in to the new system to continue receiving text messages.  You can participate in this free service* just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to 67587.  You can also opt-out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.

 

Failure to opt-in could result in not receiving timely or emergency text messages from Conroe ISD or Sally K. Ride Elementary.  SchoolMessenger is compliant with the Student Privacy Pledge™, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.

 

*Message & data rates may apply

 


Login Overload?

 

We hear it all the time.  In an increasingly digital world, parents are now tasked with keeping track of their child’s education through multiple login sites.  It gets very confusing.  While we can’t eliminate all the different logins as they are necessary to protect the privacy of you and your child, let us try to explain the difference between these sites.

Parent Access Center (PAC)

It is essential that you sign up for a Parent Access Center (PAC) account.  Email is the primary communication tool for all school events and information.  Once you register for a PAC account, you will receive important information regarding absence and tardy notifications, and other important updates. Throughout the year, you can log into PAC to view grades, report cards, attendance, discipline records, cafeteria accounts, and STAAR information.  Simply visit the CISD website (www.conroeisd.net).  Locate the “STUDENTS/PARENTS” tab and proceed to “PARENT ACCESS CENTER”. Click “REGISTER” and follow the simple steps to complete your PAC registration.  Don’t forget, you must re-register every year.

InfoSnap

An online student data validation system for the upcoming school year.  The system is a secure and green process, which allows the district to verify all the student demographic, emergency and medical information for your child prior to the start of the new school year.  The first year, you will need to enter information that the District does not currently have in digital form, such as your student’s Health Information Form.  This online process replaces all the hard copy student registration forms that your child brings home on the first day of school – no more hand cramps from all the paperwork!

Membership Toolkit

It is recommended that you sign up for the PTO’s interactive website through Membership Toolkit (MTK).  MTK is a secure website that allows the PTO to communicate with parents and teachers about what’s happening throughout the year.  The school does not share contact information with the PTO.  Therefore, we need you to provide your contact information so that you can stay in the loop.  Throughout the year, the PTO will email parents about special events, important deadlines, and volunteer opportunities at the school.

 

In addition, if you choose to purchase a PTO membership for $20, you will have access to the online directory.  Signing up is easy.  You register and get login credentials the first year and then each subsequent year, you will need to confirm your information to regain access.  You can also download the Membership Toolkit app to easily access the directory. 

Canvas

Canvas is a district-wide online dashboard to keep track of your student’s coursework.  Canvas is fairly new to the district and while it is more regularly used in the upper levels, it is still being adopted by teachers in the lower levels.  All official teacher websites are now on Canvas, although some teachers prefer to communicate with parents using other tools.

Shutterfly Share Sites

Some teachers use Shutterfly share sites to communicate with their parents.  Shutterfly allows parents to send/receive email, communicate with other parents in the class, view photos from classroom activities on a secured login site, and view a classroom calendar.  It requires that that parent create a Shutterfly account.  Shutterfly sites are not controlled by the school or the PTO.

See Saw

See Saw is an application that allows students, teachers, and parents to share information on a secure account.  Parents must register to use.  Teachers using this app will provide information at the start of the school year.

Class Dojo 

Class Dojo is a communication tool that connects teachers, parents and students with a secure account.  Parents must register to use.  Teachers using this app will provide information at the start of the school year.


 
     

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Successful students make successful schools— which make thriving communities. PTO members enjoy exclusive access to our online directory.  Everyone benefits when you support students!

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