Calk-Wilson Elementary

Parent Newsletter January 2023

4th Six Weeks Report Cards for Grades 1-5 Available via Canvas Backpack Friday, January 13th

Principal's Message from Mrs. Sierra

Happy New Year Champion families! The second semester of school is officially underway. Our staff is working hard to prepare their students for this last part of the school year and we are looking forward to supporting each of our students every step of the way. There is still a lot of learning that needs to take place. It is important that your child maintain a good attendance record so he/she is not missing out on valuable classroom instruction. With your support, our Champions will be successful this school year.


Please review our monthly newsletter below so you can stay informed of campus events taking place this month. If I can be of support, please reach out to me.


With respect,

Mrs. Sierra

christine.sierra@ccisd.us

Grades 1-5 Electronic Student Report Cards

Please note a change in the way you will receive your child's report card and progress reports beginning the 4th six weeks for students in Grades 1-5.


With this new process, parents/guardians will need to access their child's report card via Canvas. You will be prompted to provide an electronic signature. The request of the electronic signature allows the district to comply with the state requirement of seeking a parent signature on the report card. The parent will be prompted to acknowledge receipt of the report card and progress report by clicking an “I Agree” button. Specifically, the parent is agreeing to the following statement, “By clicking the ‘I Agree’ button below, I am providing my electronic signature which indicates the following: my review and receipt of my child’s electronic report card, my right to request a conference with my student’s teacher to review my child’s performance, and my right to request a printed copy of my child’s report card from the campus to submit a handwritten signature.”


The electronic report card and progress report are available in the Canvas Backpack and both students and parents have access to them. Please take a look at the informational parent videos about accessing your Canvas account.


*Canvas (English) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MubWwCR6jukp7h-xkFL6WbUd8TyyE1nu/view?usp=sharing


*Canvas(Spanish) https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Cc6wcw2UlcRsyGkpptM8fQF1Urr3uutjLxZczIgPj7A/edit#slide=id.g88a9dee94b_0_2


*Step-by-step directions for accessing Canvas Backpack https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OLWDkFt0PEMHHaI0MNSU0d4AvlzMLk-n8sJTrIfGSu4/edit?usp=sharing


Report cards for PK and Kinder students will still go home in paper format for the 4th six weeks only. Thereafter, our district will be switching to an electronic report card for PK and Kinder for the 5th six weeks.

District and Campus Federal Report Card

Corpus Christi Independent School District shares this information about the district and your child’s campus with you as part of its obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

Federal Report Cards for the state, the district, and each of the district’s campuses are now available on the district’s website at this link: https://www.ccisd.us/Departments/ESSASCE

A copy of the district and each of the district’s campuses is also available here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1w0ZHP27VsJzAIsDPztAILtBXh9WXYDYr?usp=share_link

They are also available on the Texas Education Agency’s website at: https://tea.texas.gov/texas-schools/accountability/academic-accountability/performance-reporting/federal-report-cards.

If you have difficulty accessing the information from the website, hard copies of the reports are available at the district or campus office.

Student School Supplies

Parents/guardians, many times at this point in the school year your child may be in need of replenishing their school supplies. We are providing our district school supply list in case your child may need some of the items listed. You can reach out to your child's teacher if you need to know which supplies your child may need.


https://drive.google.com/drive/search?q=school%20supply%20list

Accelerated Reader

We are so proud of our students who are working hard each week to meet their reading goal. Students are provided the opportunity to read for at least 20 minutes each day in their classrooms. We strongly encourage that our students continue to read at home as well. Each week students in Grades 1-5 are required to meet a weekly reading goal for AR. This will allow them to meet their goal for the six weeks. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you need more information on your child's AR progress in school. The more you read...the more you know!

Imagine Learning Math Program

Students in Grades K-5 are required to utilize the Imagine Learning math program each week. Teachers are providing time for students to use this program in the classroom, but did you know your child can work on it at home too?


Students are required to pass 30 lessons for the school year. Each week with the number of minutes given to work on this program during the school day, students should pass anywhere from 1-2 lessons per week.


This program is unique because it is tailored to work on your child's current skill level in math. The program provides online tutorial help with a live tutor when needed. When students use this program consistently each week, progress in math can be made. This progress can transfer over to your child's daily math work in school.


If you would like to know how many lessons your child has completed so far this school year, please reach out to your child's teacher. A report can be provided to you.

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Capturing Kids Hearts (CKH)

What is Respect?

Respect is the willingness and ability to act professionally and thoughtfully with ourselves and others. Leaders can deal respectfully with opposition and provide space for both dignity and differences to coexist.


Why focus on Respect?

  • Respect contributes to a positive culture. People feel safe, supported, and engaged in the context of thoughtful social, emotional, civic, and intellectual interactions.
  • Respect decreases conflict. Respect helps us, and others, to be able to express ourselves without fear of being judged, humiliated, or discriminated against.
  • Respect encourages empathy. Respect helps us to understand each other and put ourselves in someone else shoes.

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Helps Us Become a Capturing Kids Hearts National Showcase School

We want to reach our goal of becoming a Capturing Kids Hearts National Showcase School this school year. Please send a note to the office or email us of how your child showing is showing how to self-direct. We will recognize them on our morning announcements.

CCISD Volunteer Information

We are excited to welcome volunteers to our campus this school year. Our campus will have a variety of opportunities throughout the year where we will need assistance with numerous projects. Please read the information below to learn how to become approved to volunteer at our campus this year. For more information, please reach out to our parent involvement paraprofessional, Krystal Balcarcel. You can email her at krystal.balcarcel@ccisd.us.


  • Volunteer registrations are approved for a single school year, expiring on 6/21/2023 for the 2022-23 school year.
  • All volunteers for the 2022-23 school year, must apply/reapply after 6/1/2022. The system will run a new background check at that time, and send a new approval letter.
  • No volunteer shall serve as athletic coaches and/or assist in any athletics practices or games.
  • No volunteer shall cover a classroom by themselves.
  • Although initially screened and approved by CCISD Human Resources, each Campus Principal has the final approval of Volunteers at their campus.
  • Complete and submit the on-line Volunteer application at: https://jobs.ccisd.us/winocular/Workspace/wSpace.exe

January Breakfast and Lunch Menu

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CCISD Speak Up for Safety Tip Line

As always, safety is our number one priority. CCISD’s Speak Up for Safety tip line is open 24/7 for CCISD students to use. Students may access the tip line by using the number posted on the flyer below or by emailing speakup@ccisd.us using their school email. When students share a tip, they need to include the school’s name and as much information as possible. Together, we can help keep our schools safe.
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Stay Connected

As our campus remains closed to the public please make sure of the following:


Like our campus Facebook page


Read Canvas emails from teachers


Read School Messenger emails from our campus


Answer School Messenger calls from our campus


We will provide up to date information and we want to make sure you stay connected with our campus and most importantly your child's teacher.

Important Dates to Remember

January 10th: Students Return to School; 4th Six Weeks Begins

January 11th: Campus Spelling Bee Grades 3-5 8:30 a.m.

January 13th: 3rd Six Weeks Report Cards Go Home Grades K-5; PK Semester Report Card Goes Home

January 16th: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day No School for Staff and Students

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