CES Partner Post

Monday, September 28, 2015

TEAM Colleyville

The BEST are always striving to get better!

The BEST make everyone around them better!

Upcoming CES Events:

Book Fair Week!

Monday, September 28

School Board Meeting at 7:00 pm
Photography Club Meeting 2:45 to 4:00 pm in the science lab

Tuesday, September 29
GCISD Literacy Symposium 6:00 to 8:00 pm at PDEC, 5800 Colleyville Blvd.

Wednesday, September 30
Choir Rehearsal 2:45 to 3:45 in the music room
Student Council Meeting 2:45 t0 3:45 in Mrs. Seifried's room

Thursday, October 1
Fall Individual Student Pictures
GT LEAD Orientation Meeting at the PDEC- Panther Den from 6:00 to 7:00 pm
CES Technology Night from 6:00 to 7:00 pm
CES Book Fair Open until 7:15 pm

Friday, October 2
Football Friday (wear your favorite team shirt)

Greenback Fundraiser

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! The 2015-2016 Greenback Fundraiser ended on Friday, September 25. We came so close to reaching our goal and have raised $18,211, but didn't quite make the mark. Remember that this is the only CES school fundraiser, and that 100% of all funds go to the school! If you would still like to donate, please go ahead and send it in with your student(s). There are extra envelopes in the office if needed. We appreciate your donations, and thank you for your continued support!

Volunteer Orientations

Volunteer orientations have been scheduled and completed. If you missed the training and still would like to volunteer, there is a video of the training downloaded on a computer in the library for your convenience. You simply watch the video and sign the paper provided to you by Mrs. Kessel (the librarian) after watching the training.

In addition to CES volunteer training, each year volunteers need to fill out the Volunteer Background Application on the district website under the parents and students tab. The 2015-2016 application is available for completion. You cannot volunteer in the school until you have completed this through the district website, so don’t delay!

Dress Code

Please remember that while wearing tank tops (with small straps) or tube tops, students must wear an over blouse (sweater, etc.) buttoned halfway up. These cannot be worn by themselves. Sleeveless blouses/tops must have the outside edge of the sleeve touch the outside edge of the shoulder. Also, shorts and skirts must be long enough to extend mid-thigh and allow students to be able to stand, sit and/or bend with modesty. Students that come to school dressed in clothing that is not dress code approved, will be sent to the nurse's office to call home for additional clothing. Dress code is enforced at all grade levels- kindergarten through fifth grade. For a more detailed list and specific criteria for dress code, including hair styles, please go to the Student-Parent Handbook and Code of Conduct 2015-2016 provided on the district website.

Junior Achievment (JA) in a Day

There are still a few openings for volunteers for JA in a Day coming Tuesday, October 6th. Please email cindy.pearson@gcisd.net to be sure that your child’s class has volunteers. We currently have a few classes without any volunteers and several with only one.

CES Technology Night

Don’t forget to sign up for our Technology Showcase being held Thursday, October 1st from 6:00 to 7:00 pm here at CES. You can register for 3 different classes. Each class is 15 minutes long. Check the Friday folder for a note with specific courses being offered. Use this link to register: http://goo.gl/forms/MjAaz6LDsS


Entrepreneurship at Colleyville Elementary School! At CES we are trying to cultivate and foster the qualities of an entrepreneur. Communication, Creativity, Growth, Opportunity, Professionalism, and Casting a Vision are just some of those qualities/ big ideas. The classroom teachers will focus on some of these qualities in their classrooms while integrating it into their existing instruction.

Junior Achievement (JA) in a Day will kick off our year of Entrepreneurship as it fosters work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and uses experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential.

More information about our Entrepreneurship Club will be coming home soon!

CES Book Fair

Come to the CES Scholastic Book Fair next week, September 28-October 2.
Hours are 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM except on Friday when the book fair closes at noon.

Extended hours are offered on Thursday, October 1st from 3:00 PM- 7:15 PM. Bring your family and friends to have monster-size fun shopping!

Bullying Awareness Month- October!

October is Bullying Awareness Month: Here are a few activities that are taking place across the district -

  • October 5: "Stomp Out Bullying" - wear blue
  • October 21: "Unity Day" - make it orange and make it end
  • October 27: "Mix It Up at Lunch Day" - ask students to sit with someone new over lunch

Technology Tidbits

Technology Safety Resources for Parents and Students:


Here are some kid friendly search engines for your kids to use at home: http://gcisdtechlessons.wikispaces.com/Search+Engines+for+Kids

From the CES PTA

Restaurant Night: The CES PTA will have their next Family Restaurant Night at Spring Creek BBQ on Tuesday, October 13 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.

PTA Website: Please visit the PTA website – www.colleyvillepta.org.

Calling all parents!

We are in need of your support for pictures from the school year. Please help us by sending in pictures of your kids and their class!

Please submit images from this year to Jessie Tang at cesyearbookeditor@gmail.com.

When submitting, please include the following information for accuracy:

- Child’s Name (First and last name please)

- Grade Class/Teacher’s Name

- Event and Date

- Please include all kids names if it is a group picture

Looking forward to a great 2015-2016 yearbook with all your help!

Any questions, please contact Jessie at cesyearbookeditor@gmail.com.

Destination Imagination is a fun, hands-on, extracurricular program for kids that fosters students' creativity and problem-solving skills through open-ended academic STEM-based Challenges. By working in teams of up to 7 students, team members experience the creative process from imagination all the way to innovation, culminating in an awesome one-of-a-kind final presentation. Colleyville Elementary had teams go to the state and national levels in 2013, which were unforgettable experiences for these young creatives.

Each team needs an adult team manager, so we are seeking parents and teachers, as well as our bright CES students, to form teams! Feel free to head to head to www.DestinationImagination.org for more information and {watch this great DI video} to learn about this year's challenges. Sign up forms for Destination ImagiNation are in Friday Folders. Questions? Please contact Maggie McDonald at maggiejmcd@msn.com


Each month at CES we strive to capture all of our volunteer hours worked supporting our kiddos, teacher and staff. We record and report these hours to the GCISD school district and to our state PTA organizations. Within our district, reported hours help with grant application data and with the district annual report of "man hours saved". Schools are recognized and awarded by earned volunteer hours. In addition, we recognize two individuals each month for their volunteer efforts and hours earned!

At CES many of our volunteer hours are earned participating in on-campus (at CES) activities, which are recorded through our Raptor system when our volunteers check in and out of the front office. Another large portion of our volunteer hours are earned off-campus (CES events/class party preparation time, room parent responsibilities/communications time, chaperoning field-trips and preparing for JA in a day among many other things) and are not often captured. We would like that to change!

Off-campus volunteer hours can now be reported on the Off-Campus Volunteer Record or by e-mailing charlotte_barborka@yahoo.com. The record is located on the front desk in the office! Questions? Contact Charlotte Barborka, CES PTA Volunteer Coordinator.

GCISD LEAD 2021- Building Excellent Schools Together!

The mission of Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is to be THE BEST and through the district’s strategic plan, called LEAD 2021, we continue building on the foundation started in 2011-2012. LEAD stands for Leading Excellence – Action Driven. For more information about LEAD 2021, please visit the district website. There are some exciting educational experiences going on in GCISD!


Redefining Education because your future matters today!

GCISD’s Portrait of a Graduate

Skilled Problem Solvers


Global Citizens

Self-regulated Learners