Cougar Chronicle

What's going on at Cumming Elementary? 3/25/16

School Climate Survey


Parents,

If you have not already, please complete the Georgia Department of Education (GA DOE) Parent Survey (click the link). The results will give us a score on the School Climate Star Rating.

The last day to take this survey is Friday, April 1, 2016.

We appreciate your input and are so glad that you are part of the Cumming Elementary community!

GEORGIA MILESTONES TESTING

Cumming Elementary is excited for the start of Milestones Testing! Our students are prepared and ready to show what they know! Please find dates and detailed information below on this testing season.


All students in 4th grade will test online. All students in grades 3, 4, and 5, with an IEP, 504, or ESOL accommodations will also test online. Students in 3rd and 5th grade will test with a paper/pencil version. Due to the amount of technology needed for our students to test online, we will have two days of testing for each content area.

In order to prepare for testing, we will have a Mock Milestones on April 12th. This will be a time for us to practice using the technology and to make sure everything is in working order.


Please note, if your child has testing accommodations and will be testing online, they are allowed to use their own headphones as well as bring a “mouse” from home (this is in place of the key pad on the laptops). This is NOT required, as the school will provide headphones for all students. If your child chooses to bring their own, please send them in beginning April 11th so they can begin to use them in the classroom.


ELA (Section 1 and 2)

April 14 – 3rd, 4th, 5th students will test (this does not include students with accommodations)

April 15 – Students with accommodations will test (includes students with IEP, 504, or ESOL accommodations)

ELA (Section 3)

April 18 – 3rd, 4th, 5th students will test (this does not include students with accommodations)

April 19 - Students with accommodations will test (includes students with IEP, 504, or ESOL accommodations)

Math

April 20 - 3rd, 4th, 5th students will test (this does not include students with accommodations)

April 21 - Students with accommodations will test (includes students with IEP, 504, or ESOL accommodations)

Science

April 25 - 3rd, 4th, 5th students will test (this does not include students with accommodations)

April 26 - Students with accommodations will test (includes students with IEP, 504, or ESOL accommodations)

Social Studies

April 27 - 3rd, 4th, 5th students will test (this does not include students with accommodations)

April 28 - Students with accommodations will test (includes students with IEP, 504, or ESOL accommodations)

Science Night

Thursday, April 14th, 5-7pm

Cumming, GA, United States

Cumming, GA

Science Night is coming!

Title I School Complaint Procedure

Did you know students, staff, private schools, or the general public can express concerns or complaints at the school level, each Title 1 school has a published procedure for addressing these concerns or complaints. This is updated annually.

Cumming Elementary Title I Website

News from the Nurse

Please review the following guidelines from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and our Student Handbook when making the decision to send your child to school when he or she is feeling ill. Many viruses are highly contagious and spread quickly from student to student in a classroom setting.

  • If your child has any of the following symptoms, please keep your child at home: diarrhea, vomiting, persistent cough, reddened eyes with yellowish discharge, unknown rash and fever.
  • We all know the importance of perfect attendance at school. We also know that children who are sick are not at their optimal learning capacity and are spreading contagious germs to other children and teachers.

  1. Children should be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medications before returning to school.
  2. Children should be free of vomiting for 24 hours before returning to school.
  3. Children should be diarrhea free for 24 hours before returning to school.

Please feel free to contact Nurse Judy (770-887-7749 ext. 740417) if you have any questions regarding your child.

Careers on Wheels Day - Friday, May 13 8:00-11:15

Goals of Careers on Wheels Day:

  • To introduce students to a variety of careers
  • To help students learn the connection between their studies and how they are applied in the world of work
  • To assemble a variety of parent, community and business resources to encourage collaborative efforts
  • To expose students to positive career role models
  • To inspire kids to think BIG!

We are looking for parents, community members, and local businesses who would like to spend a few hours with us, bring their work vehicle, and talk to our students about what they do for a living. Classes would come to you to enjoy your knowledge in 6 minute rotations. The entire Career Day will be outside this year.
Some examples include: firefighter, police, EMS, ambulance, taxi, food truck, mobile pet groomer, mobile dentist, bus driver, Geek Squad, electrician, landscaping, flooring installation, pest control, mobile boutique, air conditioning, reporter, investigator, interior designer, computer repair, construction, military, plumbing, 18-wheeler, race car driver, ice cream truck, weather person, TV station, public works, limousine, cable, telephone, radio station, etc. I love outside the box ideas, so contact me to share yours. If you have a mobile career and would like to participate in our Careers on Wheels Day, please return the form below or feel free to contact me.

Thank you,

Jan Howard

K-2 Counselor

jahoward@forsyth.k12.ga.us

770-887-7749 ext. 740419

DATES TO KNOW

Please make sure these dates and events are marked on your calendar:


April 4 - April 8: Spring Break

April 13: School-wide Pep Rally - Our Kids Are Going to ROCK the Test!

April 14: Milestones Testing Begins

April 14: Science Night