Monday Morning Memo
CCE Newsletter for Faculty and Staff Members
New Format for the Triple M
2016-2017 School Theme
"How are you going to run YOUR race?"
Few people enter a race with a desire to run their path in a sloppy, inefficient manner. In addition, those who enter their race, do so with the mindset that as long as we all participate fairly, everyone has an equal chance to "win" if they put in good effort, and don't give up when things get hard. The qualities of determination and perseverance are what we must emphasize with our children. The race of learning is rarely easy, but it is always worth it when you can look back on the race and see that you tried as hard as you could and grew because through the struggle. After all, everyone may not be able to win first place, but we can all be "winners" if we do better than we did when we first started the race.
Therefore, we can capitalize on the amount of determination and perseverance that can be easily observed in athletic races and competitions. Cross Country and Track, Soccer, Swimming, NASCAR, Gymnastics, Football, Baseball, Softball, the list can carry on for a long time, and a different form of perseverance accompanies each one. Choose one to focus on and use it as a springboard for motivating our students.
Teachers, keep this theme in mind as you start planning your classroom decorations. Integrate this theme into your classroom as you create your progress monitoring spaces: Accelerated Reading, Accelerated Math, Math Facts, Sight Words, Behavior, whatever data you are tracking with students. How it is done is left up to individual teachers, as long as it falls within the guidelines of appropriate classroom decorations listed in the Faculty Handbook. As always, if you are not sure if a decoration option is appropriate, please ask first!
To jump start your planning for next year, here is a School Theme Pinterest board for you to peruse! School Theme Project Board
Office Depot Incentive Program
All parents have to do is make a purchase of qualifying school supplies and give the school ID at checkout and CCE will receive 5% back in credits for free supplies!
CCE's School Supply ID: 70022043
For general information on the 5% Back Fundraiser click here.
To see which products qualify for this 5% Back Fundraiser Program click here.
For the Teacher Printing promotional flyer click here.