Canyon Pointe Elementary

PTO Newsletter - October 2019

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STUDENT HOLIDAY - OCTOBER 14th

Monday, October 14th, is a student holiday for our Canyon Pointe Students. We will also have EARLY RELEASE for the students at 12:50p on Friday, October 11th.

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

Screenings - October 16th

Hearing and Vision screenings will be October 16th for all CPES students. A letter will go home in Wednesday folders at the beginning of October.


We need as much help as we can get coordinating classes coming back & forth as well as keeping the line moving and assisting the screeners wiht height & weight measurements if needed.


To volunteer complete the volunteer form.


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


REMINDER to parents that per TISD policy students are not allowed to bring ANY medications to school (including cough drops or throat lozenges). ALL medications must be brought in by a parent and a medication administration form must be filled out in order for it to be given.

STEAM Conference - October 19th

The 3rd Annual STEAM Conference is on Sat. Oct. 19th & is open to ALL TISD 3rd through 8th grade students. CLICK HERE to learn more!!

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Trunk or Treat & Ghoultastic Reading Fun!!

Join us on Thursday, October 24th from 5:00pm-7:00 pm in the front parking lots for some trick or treat fun!


THEME: Monster Mash


We need a minimum of 30 Trunks to make this year's Trunk or Treat a spooktacular good time.


We encourage everyone to dress up as their favorite fun monster. No scary costumes please.


SIGN UP to decorate a trunk in a monster mash or another family friendly Halloween theme or send the form from your child’s Wednesday folder to reserve your space. A prize will be given for best decorated trunk.


IMPORTANT: WE NEED CANDY in order to make this Trunk or Treat a success. Please send in pre-wrapped candy to your child’s teacher from 10/15-10/24. The grade level with the most candy donations will receive a prize.


We need volunteers to help with the Check-In & Prize tables. If you'd like to volunteer, SIGN UP here.


Thank you for helping make our evening successful!


Ghoultastic Reading Fun:

The book fair will be open on Thursday, October 24 during Trunk or Treat from 5:00-7:00. We will have candy to hand out, also.

CPES BOOK FAIR: October 21st-25th

The fall book fair will take place the week of October 21-25 from 8:45am - 3:30pm. Grades KG-4 will come on their usual library day:


  • KG - Wednesday
  • 1st - Tuesday
  • 2nd - Thursday
  • 3rd - Monday
  • 4th - Friday


Students can come individually on any day as allowed by their teacher. We will pick up Kindergarteners with book fair money from class each day to shop. Lunch and before school sales will only be available to students who have their parents with them. This is important so that we can know where the children are at all times. The book fair will be open on Thursday, October 24 during Trunk or Treat from 5:00-7:00. We will have candy to hand out, also.


We will have the e-wallet again this year and hope more parents will use it so that kiddos don’t lose money. The e-wallet is even available to grandparents who would like to treat their grandkid with a little money. Any money left in the e-wallet after book fair is over is put back on the credit/debit card that was used.


If you can’t make it to the book fair or the book that your child wants is not available/sold out, you can access our online book fair starting October 21st through the 25th. To find the address of the online fair, go to: http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/ -> Find a Fair ->Texas -> Tomball -> Canyon Pointe. The books will be delivered to the school within a day or two of the finish of the book fair.


How can you help?

Mrs. Price is in need of volunteers to assist with setting up, restocking, helping kiddos pick out books, bagging purchased items, cleaning up and more. To volunteer please SIGN UP here.


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

Fall Fun Run/Field Day - November 8th

Our Fall Fun Run/Field Day will be November 8th. 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!


Theme: "Wildcats in the Zone"


We will have a student only Kick-off Pep Rally held during school hours, Monday, Oct 28th, to kickoff the excitement on so be on the lookout for fundraiser packets sent home with your kiddos. 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.


Student fundraising goal: $30 per student


The class who raises the most money overall will be rewarded with a silly string party during Specials time in the gym!! The kids are going to LOVE this!!! :o)


Be on the lookout for more details.


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 was 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

Musical performance

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.

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

CPES Staff Meeting Snacks!

Hello Wildcat Families!

We are so excited about the new school year! We have amazing teachers and staff at CPES and it is our privilege to show our appreciation to them throughout the year.

One of the things they really love is having snacks at their monthly after school staff meetings. So, we are looking for volunteers to donate pre-packaged snacks and desserts, as well as cans of soda for them to enjoy throughout the year.


If you would like to donate, please check out the SIGN UP and see what you can send in. You can drop off your donations at the front desk, just make sure you label them for PTO.


The Hospitality Committee is so thankful for all the generous donations for staff meeting snacks we have received thus far. THANK YOU!!!

4th Grade Class Shirts - Order Deadline - October 6th

We are excited to continue the 4th grade shirts and want every student to be able to have one to use on their field trip, field day, wear for their class picture and at other class activities.


You can order direct at https://cpes-spiritwear2019.itemorder.com/sale OR you can complete the order form sent home in the Wednesday folder.


ORDER DEADLINE - October 6th

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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.