Cline Connection

A monthly newsletter to keep parents informed

Through authentic experiences and relationships, FISD will graduate confident learners equipped with the knowledge, skills, and character to thrive in and contribute to a global society.

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Courage

"The Courage Unit focuses primarily on inspiring students to be courageous with their kind thoughts, words, and actions, even when others don’t acknowledge it. Every grade will also end in unison in the final lesson by completing a grade specific Random Act of Kindness. Be on the lookout for what the other grades in your school have in store for you at the end of this unit."

-The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. www.randomactsofkindness.org


Unit Objective

Students will:

● Identify ways to show courage for themselves, others, and the community.

● Practice random acts of kindness.

● Show courage through helping themselves, others, and the community.

● Discuss how it takes courage to be kind to others without recognition.

Friendswood Education Foundation tour

The Friendswood Education Foundation took a tour of Cline last week and got to participate in the Kindergarten Author's celebration and see students who are growing vegetables in the garden. We are so proud of our students and teachers for making learning engaging, fun, and allowing for student voice and choice to be at the forefront of their learning. We thank the FEF for their support in such learning.

Standards Based Learning and Grading

This year, several second grade teachers (both at Cline and Westwood) piloted SBLG. Teachers have spent a lot of time learning about and working through this new shift in practice. Focusing on the standards taught in the classroom and making sure our report cards reflect those standards, we hope that parents will have a more clear understanding of the progress their child is making. In the classroom, teachers and students are talking more about learning goals. This allows the student to receive more specific feedback which in turn helps the student reach their goals. We are excited to expand this to all 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms next year.

C.W. Cline Elementary groundbreaking

Just before Spring Break, a groundbreaking ceremony was held on the site of our new school in West Ranch. We can't wait to watch all of the planning come to life and be able to open up for the 2023-2024 school year.

Family breakfast - return to normalcy.

It was great to have our families back in school and making memories. It's been two years since we have had family breakfast and the the cafeteria was packed. It is so important for kids to see parents coming and supporting the school and sharing in their educational journey. This is what makes Cline so wonderful. Teachers and parents working together to provide the best education for our kids!

Important Dates


APRIL

4/14 Kindergarten Online Registration begins (April 14 - 27th)

4/15 Good Friday: NO SCHOOL

4/18 NO SCHOOL

4/22 Steam Day

4/27 Kindergarten Roundup (4pm - 6pm - Cline Cafeteria)

4/28 Spring Choir Concert



May

5/6 Teacher Appreciation Day

5/8 Mother's Day

5/9-5/12 No Visitors: STAAR Testing

5/11 School Nurse Day

5/17 3rd Grade Celebration

5/18 Kindergarten Graduation

5/24 Splash Day - 3rd and 1st

5/25 Splash Day - 2nd and Kindergarten

5/26 Last day of School!