The Roadrunner -February 2018-
“Roadrunners are fast, strong, and smart”
The Year Continues....
We are entering the 2nd half of the year and seeing some great results from the work students and teachers are doing. Now is the time to get our 2nd wind and finish strong. It is great to see all the parent volunteers, PTO members and teachers that support the extra activities that occur throughout the year. The work that all of us do, above and beyond what is expected, is the difference between a having a good school or a great school. Thank you!
As we press on, please know that the staff and I at CPE will continue to work hard for your children.
Return of the Jedi......wait, no it's RETURN OF THE MUSIC TEACHER!
We are happy to announce that we have a new music teacher at CPE. Heather Hutton will be your child’s music teacher. K-5th grade students will receive music instruction once or twice a week for the next 9 weeks. We are excited about this opportunity to get your child involved in music! Please look for more information on our music program and performances in the upcoming newsletters.
Here is a personal note from Mrs. Hutton-
I've been receiving such a warm welcome from students and staff here! My main goal is to teach foundational musical skills in a way that is accessible and enjoyable for every student. I also hope that the classes bring an extra dose of inspiration to those who want to continue with music throughout their lives in increased ways. Let me know if you have any questions. Or, if you'd like to visit one of your child's music classes, please check with the classroom teacher. It'd be great to share with you what we're doing!
Math and Science Night ...Next Week 2-15-18 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Attendance at CPE
We recently reviewed our attendance rate at CPE. Our school average is about 95% attendance each year. That equates to students missing about 1 day per month of school. As all of you know, regular attendance (and being on time...school starts at 7:45 for K and 7:55 a.m. for grades 1-5) is paramount in making academic and social growth. We have sent home letters if your student has fallen below the 95% average. We recognize that Winter months are often characterized with illnesses, holidays and other family circumstances and we work hard to understand the individual dynamics of each student situation. By no means, do we want ill students to attend school just to maintain their attendance rate. If they are legitimately ill, they should stay home. However, it is important that parents are aware of their student’s attendance rate compared to the average and we all strive to be here as much as possible. As better weather and more daylight approach, we hope to see our school maintain our 95% average (or better). Thank you for making every effort to schedule appointments outside of the school day and send your student to school each day.
Coupon Books are Coming!
We hope you will support students at CPE by promoting our coupon book program. This is a great way to provide opportunities for field trips and place technology in the classrooms. Order forms will be sent home on Friday, February 12th. If every student sells 1 book, we will make over 5K in profits! Coupon books will be $10. Please read over the order forms carefully. If we reach our goal of selling 1500 books, Mr. Davenport will be 'Slimed' in and assembly.
*There is another drop off area for grades 1-5*
The CPE parking lot between 7:30 and 7:55
resembles LAX international airport during a holiday weekend. Here are some things you can do to help the situation:
· Pull as far forward in the circle as possible before unloading.
· Say your “goodbyes” and “I love you’s” before unloading.
· Have students exit from the right hand side of the car.
· Avoid passing other vehicles.
· Remind students to walk into the building
To help with the traffic congestion this year, grades 1-5 may be dropped off and enter through the playground gate on Bush St. Parents may not enter through this gate. If parents wish to enter the school building, please go through the front entrance and sign in. Thank you for helping keep our kids safe.
Just in time for Mother's Day....
PTO Meetings at C.P.E.
Thursday, March 1st, 6pm
450 South 4th Street
Central Point, OR
PTO at CPE...Welcome or welcome back from your CPE PTO! We have a great group of parents returning that truly love getting together to help organize and facilitate the many wonderful and worthwhile events throughout the year. What we are really excited about is the chance to get to know you, the person who has wanted to get involved, but just hasn’t had the time or ability. Make this the year you take a chance and get involved, you’ll love it!! We meet on the first Thursday of every Month (except Sept) in the School Library from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Our upcoming meetings are set for March 1st, April 5th and May 3rd at 6:00 p.m. in the school library. We look forward to seeing you there.
2nd Annual Student Exhibition Night is April 27th 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Miscellaneous notices and information....
Free Breakfast & Lunch
Each and every day CPE offers a free breakfast & lunch for all students. We start serving students at 7:30 a.m.
Students must turn off and store their cell phones upon arrival at school. If you or your child need to communicate during the school day, please call the front office. This will help to avoid miscommunication.
The CPE parent handbook is available on the school website for your review. We strongly recommend reviewing the rules/policies of CPE. We have printed versions available upon request in the school office. Our district website address is:
When Students are ill or absent:
When your student(s) is ill and will not be attending school that day, please call our office. (494-6500). We appreciate all the parents that have made an extra effort to keep us informed this year. Thank you!
Notification to Parents and District Patrons
Central Point School District 6 provides accommodations and special programs for qualified students with a disability. These activities are provided through Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Your child, or a child of your acquaintance, may be eligible for accommodations or special programming. The District maintains assessment resources to determine eligibility for these resources. If you are aware of a child with a potential disability, including children that may require speech or language services, please notify your school Principal or Felicia Holt, Coordinator of Special Education at 494-6231.