The CES Bulldog News

Week #21 (February 3 - February 7, 2020)

IWCS - Vision & Mission

Vision: To create a learning environment that will enable every child to discover his or her unique gifts and talents.



Mission: To enhance and expand on each child’s unique gifts and talents to ensure every child is college, career and life ready.

Important Dates:


This Week:


Monday, February 3rd

- 3rd 9 Weeks Begins


Tuesday, February 4th


Wednesday, February 5th

- Celebrate Your School Counselor (February 5th - February 7th)

Thank you for all you do Mrs. Brinkley!


Thursday, February 6th

- 2nd Grade DQ Night from 5:00p.m.-7:30p.m.


Friday, February 7th

- Go Red - American Heart Association

- 5th Grade CogAT


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Upcoming Important Dates:


February 10th - 14th

- Book Fair


February 11th

- Title I Engagement Night: Focus of the 5 Cs


February 27th

- Big Smiles VA

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Big Smiles VA - February 27th

Dear Bulldog Families,

Great News! Our school has partnered with Big Smiles to offer in-school dental care. Best of all, in most cases there is no cost to you if your child is insured with Medicaid or CHIP! Private insurance and affordable self-pay options are also available.

Easy & Convenient

Having your child seen by the in-school dentist saves you valuable time. Top quality care is provided by local, licensed dentists right in the familiar surroundings of your child’s school. Dental care includes a complete exam, x-rays, cleaning, fluoride and sealants when needed. Restorative care, such as fillings, may also be provided.

Keep Your Child Healthy

By having your child see the in-school dentist, you can help reduce the risk of:

Early Tooth Loss caused by dental decay

Gum Disease

Heart Disease

Impaired speech development


Taking care of your child’s teeth is an important part
of keeping them healthy

Simply fill out a permission form and return it to the school TODAY.

Special Education Parent Resource Center

The Special Education Parent Resource Center will be presenting information about Reading Support on February 19, 2020. Come join us for this opportunity to review the stages of our reading program (ARC) as well as strategies to help students progress. The IEP topic that evening will be Related Services. The session is from 5:00 - 6:00pm, in room 40, of Windsor Elementary School. The PRC will be open by appointment during February.


For additional information, please contact Diane Pearson at dpearson@iwcs.k12.va.us.

Dismissal - Identification Check

Please bring your identification when picking up your child from school throughout the day or during dismissal. The safety of your child is our #1 priority!


In addition, all parent/guardian information and emergency contact information regarding your child(ren) must be updated in PowerSchool. Please take a moment to ensure all information is correct in PowerSchool. Contact Mrs. Hatfield or Mrs. Olson if assistance is needed.

Parent/Guardian Information Update

It is critically important that your telephone numbers and email addresses are up to date in our Blackboard Connect System and in Powerschool. In the event of an emergency, the Blackboard Connect System will be used to contact parents/guardians. Please review your contacts in Blackboard and Powerschool to ensure that we have the most current and up to day parent contact information. Please click the links below to update your information. For assistance or questions, please call the main office at 757-357-8844. You may stop by our school office and a staff member can assist you with updating your information. Please be sure to provide a valid ID if you choose this option.


Blackboard Connect System

https://iwcsmyconnect.bbcportal.com/Entry



PowerSchool Parent Portal

https://powerschool.iwcs.k12.va.us/public/

Informational Flyers

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3rd Annual ODU Math Festival

Registration for the 3rd annual ODU Math Festival is now open at https://odu.edu/math/math-festival.



This year’s theme is “L.E.A.P. into Math,” Learn, Engage, Accelerate, Prepare. Students will explore math like they have never imagined before.

The festival is a non-competitive celebration of great ideas and problems in mathematics and computer science! All Hampton Roads students in grades 3rd to 8th will jump hands-first into an exciting day filled with S.T.E.M.-based activities.

Each game is designed to build confidence regardless of the math level your student is on. Special "X" characters have been created to fully engage the attention span of each student. Learn and play activities include robots, 3-D games, candy conundrum and tower of rings just to name a few.

All students in attendance will receive snacks and giveaways!

If you have further questions or are interested in volunteering, please email Katherine Smith, Blair Swoope, or Jeanette Shaw.

Email k3smith@odu.edu to join our mailing list for updates or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to stay tuned for more information!

Our Superintendent: Dr. James Thornton

Follow our Superintendent's weekly blog: http://iwcssupt.blogspot.com/.