PANTHER NEWS

JANUARY 2022

GREETINGS CITRUS COVE ELEMENTARY FAMILIES,

Happy New Year! As we begin 2022, let us take a moment to reflect on 2021. Together we worked through challenges and seized opportunities. The events of this past year have proven that our students and staff are remarkably resilient. The start of a new year provides a natural reflection point and a clear opportunity to bring meaningful change for ourselves and the community around us. Appropriately, January is National Mentoring Month, which is a critical call for positive community engagement. Throughout the month, we find opportunities to safely and responsibly model for our students a truth that mentoring amplifies change, one relationship at a time. To find out how to become a mentor, or simply share your story of how a mentor changed your life, visit mentoring.org


As we enter the middle of the 2nd Trimester, we look forward to a safe, healthy, and positive start to a new year. If your child is sick, please keep them home until they are feeling better. If your child tests positive for COVID 19; please inform your child's teacher and the front office immediately so that we can begin the contact tracing process.


School starts promptly at 8:00 a.m., students need to be in their seats by 8:00 a.m. Please make sure your child arrives at school on time each day. Your child will be marked tardy if they arrive in the front office later after 8:04 a.m. Students need to be at school and on time each day. If your child is eating breakfast; they must arrive no later than 7:40 each morning.


Sincerely,

Dr. Cromwell

CITRUS COVE ELEMENTARY WINTER SHOWCASE

On Thursday, December 9th Citrus Cove Elementary had their Winter Showcase featuring our Chorus led by our Director Ms. Kerr, and Assistant Directors, Mrs. Leventhal, & Mrs. Orloski, we also featured our SECME student projects led by Mrs. Richards, and our Art Club paintings led by our Art educator, Mrs. Barica. Our 4th and 5th-grade Panther Performers performed an exceptional show, December in Our Town. We have such amazing talent at our school. A special THANK YOU to Mr. Phung for providing exceptional sound for our performance. Thank you to all of our teachers and staff who joined us for this special evening.

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MRS. LEVENTHAL'S CLASS - HOUR OF CODE

The School District of Palm Beach County engaged in an Hour of Code week in December. The hour of code is a weeklong event in which students explore computer science in many different and imaginative ways. Mrs. Leventhal’s Kindergarten class went unplugged for the Hour of Code. These programming Panthers learned about algorithms and had fun with a “Happy Maps” code.org, activity, and many others. Unplugged or fully “teched out”, coding was what it was all about!!! We are so proud of our outstanding Kindergarten students!

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BOOK FAIR SUCCESS - THANK YOU!

I would like to extend a warm THANK YOU to Mr. Placido & Ms. Lowy for doing an AMAZING job running our 2021-2022 Book Fair. The students truly enjoyed being able to choose books to read independently and we raised money for our school to go towards our Media Center and new books for our students. We appreciate the support from our school community. Thank you to our teachers, staff, and FA team for being so flexible during this fun and important event!!
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HOLIDAY DOOR CONTEST WINNERS

Thank you to all of the classes who participated in the HOLIDAY DOOR contest. Ms. Barica & the Art Club truly appreciate the holiday cheer you have brought to our school!


The winners of the contest are:

1st place Ms. O'Connell's Class

2nd place Mrs. Dockswell's Class

3rd place Mrs. Morien's Class


***Please enjoy the photos of these beautiful doors!!

Honorable Mentions: Mrs. Robson, Mrs. Jenkins & Ms. Kaczmarek

SHOP WITH A COP

THANK YOU SO MUCH, Ms. Adair and the entire Boynton Beach Police Department team. This event is truly a blessing to all our selected Panthers. I know the children loved every single item they received. We all appreciate your generosity and thoughtfulness.

CCES STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS

The Student Council has had their officer elections and the results are calculated. All of the candidates have worked very hard, and it was a very tight race. They are all excellent students and they are an example to others in our school and community. Our new officers are:


President - Lorenzo Licata

Vice-President - Mia Ramirez

Treasurer - Rex Ballenger


CONGRATULATIONS to all our new officers, our Student Council sponsors, Mrs. Morien & Mrs. Gallego are looking forward to continuing working hard for our school and community with these students leading our Student Council.

DWYER AWARD WINNERS FOR CITRUS COVE ELEMENTARY

Please join us in CONGRATULATING our Citrus Cove Elementary DWYER AWARD winners who will be proudly representing our school at the district level!


STEM EDUCATION - Mrs. Richards

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION - Mrs. Michelle Lyons

GROW UP GREAT (PRE-K) Mrs. Heather Orloski



We are so proud of each of you!

MATH FLUENCY

CCES is excited to continue our new School-Wide Math Fluency initiative. We appreciate your help by practicing math facts with your child at home. There are some great free websites that offer additional practice, youtube videos, and good old-fashioned flash cards. In the picture featured is Mrs. Placido's class enjoying Math Fluency practice.

GREEN TEAM - GARDEN DAY SUCCESS

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HOME STEAM HOME

Here is a fun STEAM project for you to do at home as a family.

Read or listen to the book, The Story of Snow.

Then make some fake snow with a few ingredients you probably already have at home. Make some snowballs or miniature snowmen.


The Story of Snow

How to Make Fake Snow

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THANK YOU - Boynton Beach Police Department

Citrus Cove Elementary would like to extend a warm THANK YOU to BBPD for always remembering our students during the holiday season. The Shop with a Cop program that Boynton Beach Police Department offers means so much to the students and community. We truly appreciate their kindness in including our school. BBPD are angels in the lives of these children. A special thank you to Officer Rachel Baldino, Crime Prevention Unit & Ms. Abbey Adair for leading this initiative. A special thank you to our school counselor, Ms. Pamela Brathwaite for her support.

CARTOONING CLUB

Cartooning Club is starting up for students in 2nd-3rd grade with Mr. Placido. The club will be held after school and is designed for kids who are interested in comics and how to draw them. The club will give students step-by-step instructions on how to draw some of their favorite characters from pop culture. The last day for students to submit their registration tryout form is January 7th.

CHESS CLUB

Chess is FUN and FREE for all students in grades 3rd-5th. Chess Club tryouts will be held on January 5th through January 7th with Mr. Placido. The club will be on Thursdays after school. We hope to see you at tryouts!!

MCTEACHER'S NIGHT

McTeachers Night is 4-7pm on January 27th at the Mcdonalds located off the corner of Gateway amd Congress. (Next to Kohls) Citrus Cove will receive 30% of all the proceeds during this time. Families can dine in or drive thru. The teacher who has the most students attend the Family Night will win Free Happy Meals for the entire class! Don't forget your flyer and come out to support our school!!
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MRS. CRAWFORD'S CLASS: HOLIDAY RECESS FUN

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