November/ December 2017
Another way we have increased awareness of each other is through the Heritage Homes, which you can see posted throughout the building. Students and staff created a picture of what is important in their culture, homes and families. If you have not had an opportunity to see some of these beautiful and engaging homes, please come on in!
With our staff, we have been working within our HOPE team and through our Social Committee to plan events and activities in which we learn more about each other. For the last couple of years, we have shared our holiday cards or family photos. We ask "community circle type" questions of our staff, for example, if you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy? There are staff breakfasts, special lunches and holiday secret buddies that allow us to enjoy one another. As a staff, it so important to lift each other up and share our successes with positive notes and letters. We will continue to look for ways to incorporate staff building activities.
For our community, we have been working with our PTA and representatives from central office to plan community circles for our families. The intention is to learn more about your questions, concerns and any barriers that may be preventing you from feeling welcomed at CLES. We are still in the planning stages, and look forward to sharing more soon!
Curriculum Related News
Primary - Resources
Schools and families work better together when families understand exactly how they can support their child! ReadyRosie Modeled Moment Videos take place in real environments such as restaurants, grocery stores, and playgrounds, to demonstrate how to find learning moments in everyday activities.
Families, YOU play an essential role in the education and well-being of your child. ReadyRosie exists to support you in that role!
Ready Rosie is aligned with our standards. See the alignment document produced by HCPSS: https://readyrosie.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/ReadyRosie-Maryland-Alignment.pdf
RAZ Kids - K - 2
Editing Expectations K - 5
Haven't seen the Independent Daily Reading Letter Scoring Rubric? See picture and attached PDF.
Upcoming Event -- Math Night
Monday, Dec. 11th 2017 at 6pm
3825 Centennial Lane
Ellicott City, MD
Canvas - Main Source of Communication from CLES
How do I make sure I receive announcements that my teacher is sending out?
How do I find my teacher's Canvas page?
PTA SPONSORED CULTURAL ARTS AND THE ARTS
PTA Sponsored Upcoming Cultural Arts
What is the Dr. Recess Assembly?
The Dr. Recess Assembly & Playground Games program is an on-site assembly and games program that promotes the importance of being active and living a healthy life by using developmentally appropriate games to teach social/emotional skills, thinking skills, and motor skills to elementary school children. It was created by award-winning teacher and author, Curt Hinson, Ph.D., as part of the Trouble-free Playground program. Dr. Hinson’s Trouble-free Playground program is currently being implemented at schools in all 50 states. The Dr. Recess Assembly & Playground Games program allows schools to improve the health and fitness levels of children by teaching them appropriate games and activities to play during recess.
December 12th - Kindergarten - Reptile Wonders- Nature Center on the Go
Reptile Wonders: The Nature Center on the Go is a environmental education center and wildlife rehabilitation facility that is dedicated to awakening the communities’ sense of awareness to the natural beauties of the environment and our role amidst
Earth’s biological diversity.
Reptile Wonders: The Nature Center on the Go is founded on two main principles. The first is to provide traveling educational programs for schools, camps, girl scout and boy scout functions and corporate events. This is done through interpretive, interactive, hands-on programs. The second principle is to provide a rehabilitation facility for injured wildlife, specifically injured reptiles (i.e. Turtles with broken shells after an encounter with a motor vehicle).