CRES Newsletter

May 2021

News From Mrs. Wilburn

Hello CRES Families,


I cannot believe this is the final newsletter for the 2020-2021 school year! We have certainly persevered this year and worked together to learn how to "do school" in a very different way. Thank you, families! You have adjusted your schedules, supported your children through virtual learning, made hard decisions regarding virtual or in person learning, and supported our teachers and staff. It has not been an easy year, but we have worked together to do what is best for our children.


Traditionally, we end the school year with Field Day and Award's Day. This year, we will have to cancel Field Day. However, each grade level team is planning an award's event to honor our students for their work this year. You will receive more information from your child's teacher.


As you make plans for the summer, please consider the Promising Scholars program from June 7-July 2. Registration for this free opportunity ends May 5. You can register now at summer.mnps.org


Speaking of planning, our teachers and staff are already preparing for the 2021-2022 school year! We are looking forward to and planning opportunities to serve our students and families during the 21-22 school year.


During the summer break, please encourage your child to read, read, read! Our students will be able to keep their computers for summer use. Lexia and iReady will continue to be available for students to access. Please plan time for your child to access these programs to maintain and expand their skills! Your child's teacher can provide other suggestions for summer engagement.


Again, thank you for your support this year! I hope everyone has a safe and fun summer.


Sincerely,

Mrs. Wilburn

Principal

Cane Ridge Elementary School

Testing News From Mrs. Edwards...

Dear Parents,

We have 2 final testing pieces to complete in May. These apply to ALL students in K-5. If you have a virtual student, these tests may be done on computer at home.

The first assessment is MAP, for both ELA and Math. Your child’s teacher (virtual only) will contact you with a specific log in time and password. PLEASE be sure that your child’s computer has all needed updates, password is current, and the computer can connect with the internet. If your child is getting on Schoology each day, the computer is fine.

Map testing will take place during the first 2 weeks in May. The teacher must be signed into his/her computer in order for the student computer to run the test. Therefore, you MUST have your child log in at the assigned time. In-person students will do this with their teacher at school.

During the 2nd week of May, there will also be an I-Ready diagnostic. This diagnostic does not need a password and can be done at any time. It is critical that parents do not assist their students on this test, as the results determine your child’s learning path for August. If the child gets test help, they will be assigned work that is too hard, and you will be wondering why your student is suddenly bringing home failing grades!

Thank you, parents, with all your help throughout the TNReady testing. Scores will be released next fall and will come to you in paper format. It will probably be during September. We will forward scores to your child’s new school if they are not returning to Cane Ridge.


Barbara Edwards

MTSS Academic Coordinator

Awards and End-of-the-Year Celebrations...

We are making every effort to let our students know how proud we are of their hard work during this most unusual school year. Below are the dates and times of each grade levels celebrations. Your child's teachers will have more detailed information concerning these events on Schoology and Talking Points. Please refer to those instructions. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 precautionary guidelines, we are unable to have our usual award celebrations and class picnics this year that allowed families into our building. Thank you for your understanding.


Kindergarten: Drive-Through Celebration - May 20 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.


First Grade: In-Person/Virtual Celebration - May18 from 8:45-10:00 a.m. or 12:30-1:45p.m.


Second Grade: Drive-Through Celebration - May 24 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Third Grade: In-Person/Virtual Celebration - May 21 @ 8:30 a.m.


Fourth Grade: In-Person - May 20 @ 8:30 a.m. Virtual - May 17 @ 10:15


Fifth Grade: Drive-Through Celebration - May 19 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Junior Beta Club

This is our third year of having the Junior Beta Club. Membership is based on academics and citizenship. Since starting our club, we have received School of Merit and Convention Status with the National Beta Club. During the 2019-2020 State Convention we had a student who placed 1st in 5th grade Art; and in 2020-2021 we had seven students who competed at the State Convention. Students competed virtually and a 4th grader placed 2nd in science and one placed 5th in ELA. The club completed one service project where they took up donations schoolwide and put together birthday boxes for the Ronald McDonald House and the Women's Shelter so that families could celebrate children's birthdays in a time of hardship or need. We are proud to have completed forty birthday boxes.

News From the Library...

Check out the Nashville Public Library Summer Reading Challenge! It’s for ALL ages. Mrs. Gangone from CRES library wants to remind you that if you can’t visit the public library this summer, there are tons of eBooks and audiobooks that your student can access on his/her laptop through the NPL catalog.

Here is the link: https://nashville.overdrive.com/library/kids

Your student’s library username is the nine digit number on his/her report card that starts with 190, and the PIN is his/her birthday- month and day MMDD (four digit number). Please contact her with any questions you have before summer break. juliana.gangone@mnps.org


Please return all overdue books.

ALL library books are due on May 11.

Moving?

If you know your family will be moving out of the CRES school zone, please let us know. We will forward your child's school records to the new school. This will make your child's transition to a new school go smoothly. Please contact Ms. Sylvia Southall in our office to begin the process of transferring your student.