This Week at CCES
October 12 - 16
Our campus attendance goal is 97%. This week we were at 96.63%
Dear Cub Families,
Educating children is a family affair. I bet you realize that now more than ever given your experiences since last spring. However, did you know that teachers spend an average of 55 hours a week at Cibolo Creek… which means often their personal children do too? Once home, teachers spend an additional 9-12 hours per week on school-related tasks. When teachers become educators, it truly becomes their life, and their family’s life too!
Several years ago, I met Scott. Up until meeting Scott, I had been a single parent. My son, Eric, surely thought we had two homes (one of which strongly resembled a school building). Eric associated the seasons of the year with the events taking place on my campus, and often helped me problem solve, always offering a child’s perspective on my decision-making.
When Scott and I started dating, I made it very clear to him that my priorities in life were my faith, my Eric, and my school. I had no intention of allowing anyone to interfere! While he didn’t quite understand the school part, it didn’t take him long to realize that my profession is my passion and my purpose. Within three months, I had Scott cutting out laminated printouts, filling goodie bags for teachers, and attending field trips on a big yellow bus. I also seized opportunities to excitedly share team building activities with his engineering team that included glue, glitter, and googly eyes, although to my confusion they declined my offers repeatedly. Yet time and time again, Scott has supported me, showed me that my passion is his priority, and that even though he is more of a puppy person, he can agree that kids are cute too!
This weekend, Scott and I will be married with our very closest family and friends in attendance. I could say he has earned a role in my life as an honorary educator, but what he has earned is my unyielding love for knowing what I do is a major part of who I am in this big, chaotic world. He has accepted that an educator’s brain never turns off. He has shown that he can pick me up when I am beaten down by the day. He has grown to understand that when I talk about “my kids” it often includes about 500. And he has even learned to tolerate weekends at Hobby Lobby.
Knowing education is a family affair, I am so thankful I found the one to join mine! When we exchange vows on 10-10-2020 our commitment will be to support and love one another in sickness and in health, and in all school hours and activities, events involving children, instructional forums, and educational advocacy groups… forevermore!
CCES eLearning Team Grand Prize Winner!
This week, it was announced that Cibolo Creek’s e-learning team is the grand prize winner of the Aftermath Educational Grant. This was a national competition that judged safety, student engagement, and instructional connectivity. We are incredibly proud of this national award and our teacher’s ability to persevere when we faced new and unfamiliar challenges.
Our e-learning team is comprised of the following members: Andrea Pina, Natalie Ferry, Ona Beth Day, M’Liss Bruns, Kathy Kreusel, Taylor Ross, Meggie Smiley, Tammie Wainner, Annie Niedecken, Stephanie Rodis-Gosdin, Ben Houck, Nicole Liebau, Melissa Stangle, Janet Sheppard, Joseph Johnson, Carla Hartman, Lori Markos, Anna Maria Correa and Jessica Shults.
Additionally, we want to recognize the teachers who have had to transition between in-person and e-learning, as well as all our students and families who have participated in the e-learning platform this year. We are better because we are in this together.
E-Learning and In-Person Option Choices
As we start the second nine weeks on October 13th we will have many students switching to a different learning option, from E-Learning to In-Person or vice-versa. Please know there is a possibility of E-Learners as well as In-Person learners having to switch teachers at the beginning of the 2nd grading period all across elementary campuses in BISD. We will make every effort to minimize classroom changes. Our elementary principals, including our E-Learning Principal, will be working to communicate these changes through email no later than Monday, October 12th. We hope to do so sooner, but please know there are many factors when moving staff and students around among all elementary campuses. Thank you all for your patience and understanding.
Upcoming Events at CCES
October 8 - 9: Student Holiday/Teacher Workdays - NO SCHOOL
October 12: Columbus Day - NO SCHOOL
October 14: Spirit Day Fundraiser at Marco's Pizza
October 15: Fall Individual Picture Day
Imagine Math Informational Meeting
Boerne ISD will host an Imagine Math Lunch Meeting on Wednesday, October 15th at 12:30 pm via Zoom. This meeting is open to anyone who would like more information about Imagine Math and how it can help improve your student's math skills.
There will be a separate lunch meeting in English and Spanish, please see the zoom details below:
In English click here
Meeting ID: 945 6301 3939
In Spanish click here
Meeting ID: 979 5468 4415
For more information please contact Linda Gann.
Picture Day Information
Save the date! Our fall individual picture day will take place on Thursday, October 15 on campus. Order information is going home in student folders and will be emailed to all in-person and eLearning students.
eLearning students - we are saving the afternoon for your individual pictures. Please note the following times based on your student's last name:
2:00 p.m. eLearning students with last name starting A-K
2:45 p.m. eLearning students with last name starting L-R
3:15 p.m. eLearning students with last name starting S-Z
Please arrive at your scheduled time. We will direct your child to the picture room upon your arrival. Parents will need to wait outside.
Boerne ISD to Offer Flu Shots to Students Oct. 28th
Flu shots will be offered for all students ages four and up on Wednesday, October 28th at all BISD campuses. BISD has partnered with Health Heroes to offer the flu shot free of charge to those without any insurance. For those with health insurance, Medicaid or CHIP it must be included on the parent consent form.
Parents will need to complete a consent form (in either English or Spanish) and turn it in prior to receiving the shot on October 28th. If you have any questions please contact Nurse Albright at firstname.lastname@example.org
The student flu shot clinic is being sponsored by an outside organization. This is a great opportunity to have your child immunized without missing school. Please note that our school nurse and teachers will not be present when your child receives the immunization. You are encouraged to schedule your child’s flu shot through their pediatrician if your child is frightened by the process or may need consoling during or after the immunization.
Student Health Advisory Council Meetings
The Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC) meeting dates are set for this school year:
November 9, 4:30 p.m.
February 8, 4:30 p.m.
April 12, 4:30 p.m.
Zoom meeting links will appear in the newsletter or via email prior to the date of the meeting. All parents/students/BSID employees/community members are welcome to participate.
We love seeing our students arrive each morning! Please help everyone arrive safely by abiding by the established drop-off procedures:
- Drop off on the cafeteria side only (not near the gym).
- Observe restricted areas marked by the cones. Do not drop off next to the cones or before the cones.
- Only cross at the crosswalks.
- Check over your shoulder before pulling into traffic.
- Practice grace and patience. Sometimes our young or special learners take a little extra time exiting the car.
- If your child is having a rough morning, or needing a little TLC, you are welcome to park and walk your child to the front entrance.
Election Day 2020
Do you or someone you know need to register to vote in Kendall County? Do you need to update your address? It takes less than five minutes and Ms. Nail can assist you in the front office or in the car line. All you need to do is call the school or email her and she will happily assist you. The October 5th registration deadline is just around the corner!
Great 8 Skill this Nine Weeks: Self-Awareness!
Coping Skills for Kids...and Adults!
Congrats CCES parents and families! We made it to October!
This is a favorite time of year for many people! October brings on more autumn weather (for the most part), and fun festivities begin like fall festivals, the start of pumpkin spice baking season, and more.
While October can be lots of fun, it can also feel like "SHOCK-tober!" Students and their teachers have been hard at work for nine weeks, and they haven't had a long break since summer! Parents and families may be feeling some symptoms of SHOCK-tober as well. I want to encourage everyone to frequently practice self-care, and use healthy coping skills to manage that stress. Our students are watching, so however they see us handling this time of year, they are likely to copy. Let's show them what healthy self-care and stress management looks like!
Be sure to visit their website (http://www.cibolocreekpto.com/) to join this amazing organization and learn how you can become involved. You can also purchase spirit wear and yearbooks through the PTO online store.
And, be sure to follow them on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/cibolocreekpto
Now more than ever, we need volunteers! Although we can't physically be on campus, there are still plenty of ways to help!
Sign up to volunteer with your child's classroom:
Sign up to volunteer on a committee:
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- Talk to your children about using the cross walks when walking home from school. Crossing the street diagonally can be dangerous.
Drivers should leave plenty of space near cross walks when parking so there is plenty of room for adults and children to see oncoming traffic.
Drop students off in the front driveway only. Do not drop them off on Herff Ranch and have them cross the parking lot.
- No visitors are allowed on campus at this time due to COVID. You may still drop off forgotten lunch boxes and backpacks at the front bench. Please wear a mask when you are inside the building.
- Our school day begins at 7:25 a.m. The tardy bell rings at 7:35 a.m. We look forward to seeing your student on time each day. If your child eats breakfast at school, please have them arrive in the cafeteria in plenty of time to eat and get to class before the tardy bell!
- Dismissal is at 3:00 p.m.
- Please have your child attend school all day, everyday, unless they are sick. Please schedule appointments for after school whenever possible! We appreciate your support making the full instruction day an important part of your family's schedule.