Canyon Pointe Elementary

REVISED PTO Newsletter - November 2019

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Thanksgiving Holiday - November 25th - 29th

Monday, November 25th starts the Thanksgiving Holiday for our Canyon Pointe Students. The holiday will continue throughout the week with the student's resuming classes on December 2nd.

THANK YOU!!! - Trunk or Treat & Book Fair Spooktacular Success

A HUGE thank you to the PTO, CPES staff, volunteers & trunks for a fantastic & successful Trunk or Treat & book fair. We had such a great turn out. Lots of smiles could be seen & laughter heard everywhere you turned. The book fair had a steady stream of kiddos & adults purchasing all kinds of books & goodies. A good time was had by all and it's because of all of you. THANK YOU!!!! :o)

UPDATED: Fall Fun Run/Field Day - November 15th

Our Fall Fun Run/Field Day will be November 15th. This is our BIG fall fundraiser for CPES & it's going to be an awesome day loaded with action, treats, and a whole lot of fun! Parents, you won't want to miss this! We encourage the kiddos to wear their class shirts or class colors.


Theme: "Wildcats in the Zone"


We had our Kick-off Pep Rally on Oct 28th to kickoff the excitement and the kids LOVED it!!!


Calling all parents & kiddos -

As of this past Friday, we have raised $36,000!! THIS IS AMAZING!!!

Donation deadline has been extended to this Friday, Nov 15th.

Let's see how much we can raise and make it the BIGGEST fall fundraiser EVER. :o)


Student fundraising goal: $30 per student


We have made fundraising easier than ever. Go to FUN RUN to sign up your kiddo(s) and help us raise money for CPES this year in a BIG (and crazy fun) way!

**The funds we raise together help us provide all of the awesome educational support materials, in-house author visit, educational adventures, and bring us closer to our bigger goals of sunshades on our playground and chromebooks for each student. For a full list of what your dollars support, please visit our website at www.canyonpointepto.com.


Class prizes include -


  • 50% of class meets goal - Extra recess
  • 75% of class meets goal - Popcorn party
  • Most donations overall - Silly String Party
  • School wide class with most donations gets a Pizza party wtih Mrs. Coleman
  • Top 9 student earners gets a special slime bonus


Let's help raise as much money as we can for the school and give the kiddos the BEST Fall Fun Run/Field Day they have ever had. :o)


NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, the backup date is November 15th.


How can you help?

We have a fun packed filled day & need your help to ensure its success. Please SIGN UP to volunteer.


All volunteers must have a background check & cleared by TISD before volunteering.

Go here for your background check -

https://www.tomballisd.net/apps/pages/ht/volunteers-classroom-observation


We welcome all kiddos to wear their class color during field day. An easy way to do this is by wearing your class spirit wear shirt! If you are unable to purchase your spirit wear shirt prior to the event, please feel free to wear any shirt in your class color. You can order spirit wear shirts at the following link: https://cpes-spiritwear2019.itemorder.com/sale

REMINDER

Doors open at 8:10 am and Great Expectations Assembly will begin at 8:30am. The tardy bell rings at 8:40 am.


Our Wildcat Monthly newsletter runs the first of every month. Our newsletters will keep you updated with important information, dates, and activities happening at CPES! Also, www.tomballisd.net, www.canyonpointepto.com, and www.facebook.com/CPESPTO have up-to-date information.

Lunch Room & Car Rider Line Volunteers Needed

Our dear school staff is in URGENT need of help and assistance during lunch hours and Morning Car Riding line (Car Door Openers) to make it a smooth and efficient process. Please SIGN UP and help on any free day you have in the week. We really appreciate your help!



All volunteers must have a background check & cleared by TISD before volunteering.

Go here for your background check -

https://www.tomballisd.net/apps/pages/ht/volunteers-classroom-observation

Class Pictures & Picture Retakes - November 7th

School-wide class pictures are on November 7th.

For 4th grade students only: your teacher will be giving you your class shirt to wear for your class pictures. All other grades may wear regular school attire.


If your child was absent for Picture Day, or they just need to have retakes for any reason, you may do so on November 7th.

Tomball Innovation Lab - Logo Design Competition

The Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library is hosting a logo design opportunity open to all Tomball residents for the community’s new and upcoming Tomball Innovation Lab. Celebrating the development of the Innovation Lab, contestants of all ages are welcome to submit artwork for a logo that embraces the lab’s goal of being “Your Destination for Innovation Experience.” The design submissions will be accepted through Friday, November 8th, 2019.


The selected logo will be used for all Innovation Lab communications and branding. The Logo and selected designer will be announced in December and recognized at the Grand Opening ceremony of the Tomball Innovation Lab, slated for early 2020.


CLICK HERE for more information & instructions for logo design specs & submittance. GOOD LUCK!!

Musical performance

3rd Grade Musical - "We Honor You"

Canyon Pointe Elementary School -Third Grade Class Musical

"We Honor You!" - A Salute to our American Heroes

Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10 AM


Join us for this special musical salute to our servicemen and women. RSVP for special VIP seating and a reception for veterans and active service members.


Please send a JPEG of family members who have served or are currently serving in one of the branches of the armed services to Mr. Nolde for inclusion in our pictorial salute. Include their name and their relationship to your third grader. toddnolde@tomballisd.net


Please submit all photos no later than November 5.


Although there are no special costumes for this program, students are asked to wear red, white and blue.

Holiday Food Drive

Our Annual Food Drive will begin on November 18th and end on the 22nd. We will be partnering with St. Anne’s in Tomball again this year. A flyer will be coming home with a list of items needed. This is an excellent example of kindness to teach our students! Thank you for supporting our food drive and helping families in need!


· MONDAY - BREAKFAST ITEMS (ex. Cereal, Oatmeal)

· TUESDAY - PASTA (ex. Rice, Noodles)

· WEDNESDAY - FRUIT AND VEGETABLES (ex. Corn, Applesauce)

· THURSDAY - PROTEIN (ex. Peanut Butter, Tuna, Beans)

· FRIDAY - DESSERTS (ex. Cake Mix, Cookies)


All items are welcome any day of the week!

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for Parents - November 19th

An initiative very important to Tomball ISD is mental health knowledge & well being. They will be hosting Youth Mental Health First Aid training on November 19, 2019 from 8:00AM to 4:30PM at the TISD Staff Development Center. It is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or substance abuse challenge. Please RSVP to tweakadilek@tomballisd.net to sign up & learn to understand mental health signs and symptoms!

Heartwise Health Assessment

Tomball ISD will be offering the HeartWise© comprehensive health assessment on-site at a campus near you. All testing will be covered by your health insurance with NO OUT OF POCKET COSTS, even if you have health coverage other than TRS ActiveCare.


The HeartWise© program includes Diagnostic testing for vascular issues, Lab work including CBC and other medical assessments. Heartwise is nationally recognized as a leading provider of wellness services and has a proven track record of detecting many conditions years before it would be detected through normal annual physicals in your physicians' office. The results from this program can enable your doctor to better treat your conditions, decreasing symptoms and the need for costly medications.


CLICK HERE for more details & to register.

Tailgate Teacher's Lunch - November 22nd

The Hospitality Committee will be holding a Tailgate Teacher's Lunch on November 22nd. This is the Friday before Thanksgiving break, and we want the CPES staff to know how thankful we are for them! The Hospitality Committee has teamed up with WingStop and will be asking our wonderful Wildcat volunteers for donations of fruit and vegetable trays, chips, dips, soda, and desserts.


Sign Up link to be provided soon.

Yearbook NEWS!

Yearbooks will be going on sale soon! More information will be sent home with your child. We are looking for pictures of the 1st day of school, Trunk or Treat, & the Fun Run. For a chance to be featured in the yearbook, please upload them to www.replayit.com. You WILL need to register to upload photos, but it is quick and easy to do.

4th Grade Music Program - December 13th, 10-10:30

Mark you calendars - the 4th grade music program will be on December 13th from 10-10:30.


More details to come.

2nd Annual Enchanted Evening Ball - December 14th

TMHS is hosting the 2nd Annual Enchanted Evening Ball on December 14th from 6:30pm - 9pm.


Princesses - bring your dads, stepdads, granddads, big brothers or uncles


Ball will include a light dinner, treats, photo opportunities with princess characters and surprise guests, dance lessons, crafts & even carriage rides (for a small fee).


CLICK HERE to register.

Registration is open through Dec 6th or until the event sells out.

On The Horizon for December

The holidays are upon us. Be on the lookout for more details on these fun activities coming in December.


  • 12 Days of Christmas
  • Peppermint Village
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Classroom Holiday Parties

Calling all our wonderful CPES Volunteers!

Volunteer help is really important to make any school year into a successful year. If you would like to volunteer at various classroom events and school events, help with your time/other donations throughout the coming school year, right now is the perfect time to let us know. All volunteers at CPES need to have their background check done before they can help us at school. Also PTO will need your contact information and availability/event preferences, for them to send you emails as and when they need help. Please follow BOTH links below and provide required information.


1. For Background clearance by TISD: please go to link below and fill up the form for volunteer opportunities.

https://www.tomballisd.net/apps/pages/ht/volunteers-classroom-observation


2. For PTO database: please fill the form at link below. PTO uses it to contact you as and when the school needs volunteer help.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12wDavRQacvTqz5ETn_NEsjSGlpK4knNoTDhMQHfoSSw/edit?ts=5d463e15

How to get involved if you are unable to volunteer

Unable to volunteer, not a problem!! Come join your kiddo(s) at their classroom parties, family school events & functions, and donate items to these school events & functions. The kids love having you around to participate in their school activities. Be on the lookout for weekly email updates by Mrs. Coleman or the teachers, PTO newsletter and Wednesday folder handouts for all that you need to know about what is on the horizon.


You can also go to either of the below websites for more information.

CPES website - https://cpes.tomballisd.net/

CPES PTO website - www.canyonpointepto.com

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Spirit Wear

We are excited to offer some new spirit wear this year such as hats, a zip up hoodie and our field day/fun run/grade level shirts. https://cpes-spiritwear2019.itemorder.com/sale



Many have asked if we have spirit wear bows. Well now we do & they couldn't be any cuter!! :o)

CLICK HERE to place your order now.

Spring Carnival Fundraiser Shout Out - Tentative Date: Feb 29, 2020

Quick shoutout for the Spring Carnival Fundraiser.


The tentative date is Saturday, Feb 29, 2020.


We will need at a minimum 30 volunteers. So mark your calendars as you know this will be a FANTASTIC day full of fun, family, friends & laughter. :o)


More details will be provided with each newsletter.

Watch D.O.G.S.

"Dads of Great Students"

This program is for dads, grandfathers, and even uncles to provide a positive and active role model for students at the school. (More details available HERE)


TWO forms must be completed to participate in this program.

1. Volunteer/Background check form

2. Commitment form (signed and returned to front office of CPES)


You may also purchase a Watch DOGS T-shirt to wear on your volunteer days from the official website.