Bulldog Newsletter

Clairemont Elementary August 8, 2019

Greetings Clairemont CREW,

With the first full week of school nearly complete, our students are excited and engaged in the learning process. Our Crew is well on their way to a successful school year. Please review the school and district updates provided to stay informed about the happenings at Clairemont Elementary and the City Schools of Decatur.
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District Update

Here is an excerpt from the CSD Parent Handbook that we would like to draw your attention to:

THE CSD Parent Handbook is designed to support Decatur CREATES Leaders. Please take time to review it and be familiar with our programs, policies and procedures.

The parent/guardian partners are asked to:

  • Establish and maintain conditions for your child’s academic, social and emotional success:

    • Provide space, time and necessary supervision in which your child can study and complete assignments;

    • Ensure that your child attends school in compliance with the law

    • Ensure that your child is in compliance with the CSD dress code;

    • Partner with staff to maintain a positive, productive, safe, orderly and non-threatening learning environment.

    • Monitor your child’s social media and other online activity to promote cybersafety and eliminate cyber-bullying. See https://www.csdecatur.net/technologyathome for possible resources.

  • Establish and maintain a productive relationship with the school:

    • While interacting with members of the school community be sensitive to individual needs and be respectful to all;

    • Be responsible for property lost or damaged by your child;

    • Respect and follow the visitor policy at all schools; and

    • Respect and follow the traffic, parking and safety rules at all schools.

Please take time over the next week to fully review the CSD Parent Handbook:


The handbook can be found on the CSD Website: https://www.csdecatur.net/

A hard copy of the Parent Handbook Sign Off Sheet will be sent home on 8/8/19. Please sign and return to school by 8/14/19. If you have any questions about the handbook, please contact the Clairemont School Office.

Parent Handbook Sign Off Sheet Link:


Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Reading Assessment

Kindergarten and First Grade will take the MAP mathematics assessment. The MAP reading assessment, previously given in Kindergarten and First Grade, are being replaced with STAR Early Reading and DIEBELS. The change in assessments will provide more robust data about our students' early reading skills in Kindergarten and First Grade.

CREW Snack Time

The School Snack Program will begin Monday, August 12.
Please CLICK HERE for more information.

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Author Visit Friday, August 30th

Children's book author, Ryan T. Higgins will visit Clairemont on August 30 at 1:30PM. The author visit is being sponsored by Little Shop of Stories. Mr. Higgins, will host a book signing for the Clairemont CREW before the reading of his book. Book order forms can be found in the Thursday folder. Please submit completed forms to your homeroom teacher by August 16. The price for each book is $18 and 20% of the proceeds are donated to Clairemont Elementary.
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CREW Room Parent Sign Up

PTA is currently forming room parent CREWS for each classroom. Please consider signing up to help. There are so many things that you can assist with both inside and outside of school hours. It is a fabulous way for you to meet other parents and keep in touch with what is going on in the classroom. If you are interested, please CLICK HERE to add your name/email or send an email with your name, class, and email address to Meghan Davidson at mailto:meghan.robson@gmail.com. There will be a brief Room Parent Orientation in the cafeteria at 8 a.m. on Friday , August 16, 2019, for all interested parents who are able to attend.

Clairemont CREW (Current and Alumni)

The Clairemont PTA invites both current and alumni families to get involved! Clairemont is one of three feeder schools to Talley Street Upper Elementary. The Talley Street PTO benefits from each feeder school family. Currently the Talley PTO only has had 1 person from the Clairemont CREW who has committed themselves to the Talley Street PTO. If you are able to commit and be involved with the Talley Street PTO please email mailto:meghan.robson@gmail.com.