Cordelia Hills Staff Update

Believe, 5/17/2019

Glows and Grows

Glows: A huge thank you to all of the staff members who helped to get our students into the SCOE Art Faire this year! Our own Adan Ponce took Best in Show. He led the pack of Coyote Winners recognized for their great work. Bravo and thanks again to staff! Thanks to the second grade team for arranging contact with Mrs. Jeanne Bane to return for the final few weeks to cover for Mrs. Gill.

Many props to all of the teachers who organized baskets and auction items for the Howl this year. It was such a TERRIFIC event with no rain. A huge shout out to the entire 5th grade general ed teachers, 5th grade TAP staff, and the auxiliary support and resource providers who made all 12 transition IEPs happen this past Wednesday.

Grows: What are your professional development needs when it comes to small group instruction and writing?


A huge CHE welcome to two new staff members.

Kathryn DuBois Herlax is joining our kindergarten team and comes to use from Root.

Leah McElveen is our new 4/5 combo class teacher and joins us from Laurel Creek.

They will be stopping in and have RSVP'd to our end of the year party!

Leadership Team, 2019-2020

I am looking for 6-7 site leaders who can work with me to guide decisions around instruction, school culture, intervention, and staff collaboration. Please reach out me if you are interested in chatting about leadership. I don't need it to be "one staff member per grade level". Thanks in advance for your consideration and help and many thanks to those that have emailed already. I am still looking for more interest.


The CH STEAM Fair is coming May 30th at 5:30 in the MPR. The link is updated and live. Check it out.

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Join Us at EdCamp

For a 2nd year in a row, CHE will host EdCamp. I hope you can attend. See the flyer to sign up!

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Extended Day Kinder schedule approved

Our extended day kindergarten schedule has been approved. Kinders will be in two schedule groups and will attend the same time each day (with the exception of the nine minimum days).

Group A: 8:20-1:20

Group B: 9:20-2:20

Students will attend lunch in the MPR.

Grades 1-5: School starts at 8:20 and ends at 2:30, every day except our nine minimum days.

Upcoming Dates/Events

5/24 and 5/27: No School

5/30: Science Fair

5/31: Student of the Month Lunch

6/3: Field Day, Kickball

6/5: Staff Taco Party @ 2:00

6/6: End of Year Student Recognitions, TBD

6/7: 5th Grade Farewell @ 10:30

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New link:

Links on mindfulness/trauma/brain science:

Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks

Stop, Breathe, and Think Video

Link on mindfulness and kindness , kid friendly hip hop music with a mindful message., kid friendly art and mindful activities.