Crimson Point Elementary School

October Parent Update

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And we are OFF!!!

The start of the school year is always such a whirlwind!! We have made it through the first month and all of our classroom expectations and routines are in place. The dust has finally settled.


Goal Setting - Every fall, we have students take a math and a reading assessment. I encourage you to speak with your child about their own goals this year. Most of our students set goals with their teachers and track monthly how they are doing on their math and reading assessments to recognize their growth.


Parent-Teacher Conferences - PTC's are coming and our teachers can't wait to brag about how great your students have been doing. Due to these conferences and our annual October days/PD Day, your student's schedules will look different in the next few weeks. Look below for the schedule changes over the next three weeks.


Ready for Kindergarten - Do you have a student ages 0-5? Make sure you check out the flyer below and sign up for our free parent workshops. Dinner, childcare, and free materials will be provided. Personally, I cannot emphasize enough how great this program is. I attended this last year for my 2-year-old and this year I will attend again to get all new content for my 3-year-old! Please call Mr. Jensen and ask any and all of your questions about this great program!


"Don't have a good day, have a GRRReat day!"


Alex Jensen - Principal

Crimson Point Elementary

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Family Involvment! Ideas to work with your student at home!

Cook together


The easiest and most important thing you can always do is take some time and read with your students. "Reading to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand written words. Reading to a child has been proven to improve cognitive skills and aid in cognitive development."


Aside from reading practice, cooking as a family can be beneficial in many other ways. From helping to encourage healthy eating habits and honing fine motor skills to passing down family traditions and making memories, time spent in the kitchen can be a world of wonder for little ones. Along the way, your child will be exposed to both math through measurements and reading through recipe directions. To get the most from the experience, consider allowing your child to read the instructions to you and help execute them.


While the delicious creation will undoubtedly take longer to prepare and clean up with an eager helper, slowing down when you cook can be a fun way for growing minds to learn. After all, food tastes better when it’s made with love!


Get more helpful tips for cooking with your kids from this article from Today’s Parent.
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Important Upcoming Dates

October 5: National Walk to School Day (Last fall group walk to school day)

October 5: Kiss the Pig @ the Lowe Family Farmstead at 6:30

October 5: October 6-7: No School (October Days)

October 5: Wildcat Market (School Store)

October 10: No School (Teacher In-Service)

October 14: Picture Day

October 19: Early Release at 1:35 for Parent-Teacher Conferences (2-6 pm)

October 19: Paw Print Pop Up

October 20: Early Release at 1:35 for Parent-Teacher Conferences (2-7 pm)

October 21: Early Release 1:35 for teacher collaboration
October 28: Sweat Treat Friday - PTA (Old Laffey Taffey Friday)

October 31: Halloween Parade @ 3:00 p.m. (Map to follow)


PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES:

On Wednesday, October 19th (2-6 pm) and Thursday, October 20th (2-7 pm), Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held. It is extremely important to meet with your teacher to better understand how your student is doing in school and how you can partner with the teacher and support your student from home.

New Staff Introductions

Thanks to a grant we are able to have a full-time social worker this year at Crimson Point and also want to introduce our EL(English Language) Specialist. These two women have really made a great impression in the short time that they have been here at Crimson Point!


Kuna is one of my favorite places, I have many excellent memories of swimming in the creek, exploring the desert, and corn topping in my youth. I have spent the last 2 years learning in the district and I am excited to be here at Crimson Point. In my free time, I am usually playing soccer, volleyball, basketball, flag football or hiking. I love traveling, especially to see my children who are all over the world at the moment.


Michelle Flake


HI!
I’m Darci Adams, an English Language (EL) Specialist for the Kuna School District. I have worked in education, in various roles, for 20 years and LOVE working with all students! My role as an EL Specialist is to support our multilingual students acquire written and spoken fluency in English.

I am so excited to be part of Crimson Point this year!

Go Wildcats!

Ready for Kindergarten

Year in and year out we see kindergarten students arriving unprepared for school. We are partnering with Ready for Kindergarten to help you at home. If you have a child or know someone in Kuna who has a child and wants to do everything they can to prepare their future students, we have an opportunity for you! Sign up or share this free workshop series. Dinner and daycare will be provided while you attend these workshops. Everyone who attends gets free materials and instructional books to take home and work with their students! Below is a picture of some of the items you can receive for free, just by attending these workshops!
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Reminder Breakfast and lunch is no longer free for all Students.

Don't forget to add money to your students My School Bucks Account

https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/getmain?requestAction=home


Kuna School District Child Nutrition website for monthly menus:

https://www.kunaschools.org/domain/613

Crimson Point Office Hours and Contact

Our office is open daily from 8:00-4:00. Please call us if you have any questions or if there are changes to your child's schedule or information.