January 29, 2016
Cedar Creek Elementary School
It's the "Principal" of the Thing
Research shows that when schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more. The impact on students and their learning is beneficial regardless of family income or background. Students get better grades and test scores, take more challenging courses, attend school regularly, have better socials skills and behavior, are more adaptable, and are more likely to go on to postsecondary education. Additionally, when parents talk to their children about school, expect them to do well, involve them in constructive out-of-school activities, and help them plan ahead their children perform better in school.
This type of involvement was demonstrated at CCE this week by the vast number of parents and grandparents who volunteer to help with Body Venture, a hands on “field trip” first through fifth grade students experienced on Thursday. This program is offered by the Kansas State Department of Education and is an amazing opportunity for students. It is not possible to bring this program to your school without the help of volunteers. Approximately 50 parents and grandparents volunteered on Wednesday evening and all day on Thursday to assemble, teach mini lessons, and tear down the exhibit to make this possible for our students. What a tremendous show of support. Your students most likely came home talking about it last night, and the support continued in each family as you patiently listened to all that they experienced. We appreciate the parental involvement and support you show us and your students on a day to day basis and are grateful so many are willing to answer the call when special opportunities arise. What we do now and everyday moving forward has a long term impact on our kiddos success and while it can be difficult at times to see that far down the road, please know your daily efforts are making a difference.
I would also like to acknowledge Mrs. Warden who coordinated this project for us. Her time and attention to detail made for a smooth event. Thank you to the PTO Board, WATCH DOGS, and moms and dads who presented for making this possible!
3rd Grade Program - February 4th - 10:30am/7:00pm
February No School Days
February 5th - No School, Professional Day
February 10th - No Kindergarten Classes, Parent Teacher Conferences
February 11th - No School, Parent Teacher Conferences
February 12th - No School
February 15th - No School, President's Day
Kindergarten Roundup - February 25th
Major Saver Fundraiser
February Boundary Meetings
Each high school will host an informational gathering regarding boundary options with the opening of Olathe West. Olathe East – Feb. 8; Olathe South – Feb. 16; Olathe North – Feb. 24; Olathe Northwest – Feb. 25. Time: 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Parents and staff are invited to attend at any site.
Girls on the Run is coming back to CCE this spring!
Grab your running shoes and water bottles and join the Girls on the Run fun! This 10 week session for girls in the 3rd through 5th grades educates and prepares girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Using a well-researched curriculum, life lessons are taught through the use of fun interactive games combined with training for a non-competitive 5k race. Topics include: getting rid of negative self-talk, how to deal with bullying, gossip and peer pressure, nutrition, making healthy choices and much more. Practices meet Mondays and Wednesdays right after school until 5pm, beginning March 7. All girls will run/walk in the season ending 5k event on Saturday, May 21st at Arrowhead Stadium.
Registration opens online on January 30th. Spots are limited! Visit www.gotrkc.org
· 3rd grade musical, Spaced Out, February 4th @ 7
· 4th grade choir every Tuesday at 7:40
· 5th grade choir every Thursday at 7:40
· 2nd grade trip to Kaufmann for the symphony, 2/9