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Principal's Message for the week
September already? We think we have a whole summer to get ready and poof, the calendar has been turned over to September and school is starting! We worked hard to cover our next steps in PBIS, dabbled into morning meetings, dipped our toes into Schoology, set our mission, vision, and norms for PLC as we reboot them, and dove into our data to guide our work as we turned our attention to transformational teacher agency. PHEW! Laying this strong foundation this week will allow us to soar this year. Thank you for your sense of humor, patience, diligence, and hard work this week. You are truly a fun as well as loving staff. I continue to count my blessings each day! Also, thank you for all of your hard work getting ready for the first days of school. There were lots of parents, grandparents, and students that joined us for Open House. The students were filled with excitement and so thrilled to see their CFES family again. Please take time to be “Labor Free” this weekend and enjoy time with your family and friends.
Our first ever Twitter Colts P.R.I.D.E challenge winners are...
Announcement of Constitution Day Resources
Public Law requires that Sept. 17 be designated as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. Constitution Day commemorates the day on which the Constitution was signed in Philadelphia in 1787. Traditionally, each year since 1952, the President proclaims the seven days beginning on Constitution Day as Constitution Week. Constitution Week will be from Monday, Sept. 17 through Sunday, Sept. 23. During this time, all citizens are encouraged to celebrate our Constitution and reaffirm the rights and obligations of citizens.
All educational institutions receiving federal funding are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution on that day. Schools may determine what kind of educational programs are appropriate for their students. Some informational resources pertaining to the Constitution that may be useful in planning educational activities are listed on the USED’s website. The team at iCivics has a curriculum unit with lessons, visit the website here. Information about citizenship and civics is also available at other nonpartisan websites including the Bill of Rights Institute.
Do you have an Innovative Idea? Do you have a passion project you are ready to explore?
-Thank you to Al and Robin for saving the day with the tech set up!
-Thank you to Karen for a smooth sailing registration summer!
If you have any shoutouts, please send them to Mrs. Backer and Mrs. Jacobs by Thursday.
Things that are worth a second look
2019 STEM TRIFECTA
A kickoff meeting for each challenge is scheduled for this fall. At these meetings, teacher mentors will receive information about the challenge, materials, stipends and program requirements at that event. Kickoff event dates are:
• Cyber Innovation (elementary and middle school levels) – Sept. 27, 4 p.m., Advanced Technology Center, Forum
• Cyber Security (high school level combined with mentor training) – Sept. 28, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Advanced Technology Center, Forum (subs provided for mentors attending for training)
• Maker Challenge – Oct. 10, 5 p.m., Advanced Technology Center, Theater
• Robotics Challenge – Oct. 11, 5 p.m., Advanced Technology Center, Theater
Mentors can register for the competitions online HERE. Registration ends October 5th. Please see the below flyer for additional registration information.
2019-2020 ELEMENTARY LANGUAGE ARTS VIRGINIA BEACH OBJECTIVES’ FEEDBACK
Feedback will be gathered through a Schoology self-paced course for grades K-5. The access code to the course is 9GCV5-N89QP. Teams may work together to provide feedback, however each form must be submitted individually. Please submit your feedback by Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Schedule for upcoming week
Monday, September 3rd
Labor Day- No School
Tuesday, September 4th
First day of school!!!!
Wednesday, September 5th
DRA testing window begins - all students should be given a DRA
Reading Inventory testing window begins
TenMarks testing window begins - See Mrs. Rockwell to get this set up
Thursday, September 6th
- Fire Drill AM
- Keep pushing through, this week is going great!
Friday, September 7th
You made it through the first week. Job well done!