September 8, 2017
Welcome from Mrs. Schatzle!
I wanted you to know how excited I am for this opportunity to work with your children in this leadership role. Please know I am available to talk with parents anytime. Feel free to reach out to me at your convenience. You can do so by calling the school 599-2181 or by email: email@example.com. We have a wonderful staff at CUES who are dedicated to the care of our students. I look forward to working with you over the next several weeks. Thank you for your support.
Assessment NewsWe have been in the process of assessing our students in both reading and math. Students take the i-Ready assessment three times throughout the school year. The data we receive allows teachers to build instruction based on our students' individual needs. It also provides parents with a snapshot of their child's current growth as they progress through the year.
In addition, you will receive your child's M-Step score report from the Spring of 2017. Listed below is a helpful video to help parents navigate the score report. Please contact your child's teacher with any questions.
M-Step Parent Video-
Both the M-Step and i-Ready assessment reports are being sent home with your child today.
THIRD GRADE READING LAW
Michigan has passed a Third Grade Reading Law, and it takes effect during the 2017-2018 school year. Students will be assessed three times throughout the school year to determine if they have reading deficiencies and need extra support. If a student is reading below grade level according to the assessment(s), their classroom teacher, principal, and parent(s) will work together in creating an Individual Reading Improvement Plan (IRIP). Students will receive the interventions they need to ensure reading success. To learn more, please visit: https://mea.org/learn-whats-in-the-new-third-grade-reading-law/.
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact our Reading Interventionist, Mrs. Lindsay Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SAVE THE DATE!
September 8 - Columbia Central Little Eagles Cheer for Grades 3-6 Registrations
September 15 - Free Popcorn Friday
September 23 - Youth Cheerleading Clinic from 10 AM-2:00 PM @ CCHS
October 2-6 - Spirit Week
October 4 - Count Day
October 6 - Homecoming Game
October 11 - Picture Day
October 23 - No School Students - Professional Development
Preparing for a project.
Ms. Hinkle Instructing
CES 2nd Grade learning in Art Class!
Art Class Rocks!
The students are learning about art and rocks.
The PTO is in need of parent volunteers to help with the popcorn. Please contact Amy Vanderpool if you are interested. She can be reached at 517-745-5341.
YOUTH CHEERLEADING CLINIC
Columbia Central youth to one day carry on the tradition of Columbia Central Varsity Cheer! At the clinic, students will be learning the basics of cheerleading, a new dance routine, gymnastics and more. They will have an opportunity to cheer at the Junior Varsity football game on September 28th.
Details regarding the clinic:
- Saturday, September 23rd, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Clinic will be held at the Columbia Central High School Gymnasium
- Clinic is for students in K-5th Grade
- Cost is $30 and includes a T-shirt and snack
- Please bring a SACK LUNCH
Forms are available in the CUES office. All forms should be returned to the CUES office by Friday, September 8th.