March is Women's History Month.
3/1-3 Read Across America week continues (dress-up days posted in Library News)
3/6 Maintenance Worker Appreciation Day
3/6-10 School Social Worker Appreciation Week
3/6-20 PTO Old Mill Popcorn Fundraiser
3/7 AR Pizza w/ the Principals Lunch Reward
3/9 CSE presents Beauty & the Beast (6:00 pm)
3/10 In-Service (no school for students)
3/13 No School
3/16 Spring Pictures
3/20 LSGT Mtg. @10:15
3/21 Report Cards go home
3/21 Parent Powwow 5:00pm
3/24 GLOW Family Dance Party (details will be sent home)
3/31-4/9 Spring Break
PTO will be sponsoring an Old Mill Popcorn Fundraiser, beginning March 6, 2023, and ending March 20, 2023. Fundraiser information will be sent home with order forms, this is a prepay fundraiser, and you must collect funds prior to turning in the order form.
PTO is looking for new officers for the 2023/2024 school year. If you are interested and willing to help, please contact Natalie Brown, PTO President at email@example.com or Kathy Honeycutt at firstname.lastname@example.org
Catoosa County Public School App.
23-24 Kindergarten Registration
Pre-Register Online: https://registration.catoosa.k12.ga.us
All new CCPS students must complete online registration and schedule an enrollment appointment. Current CCPS Pre-K students enrolling do not have to complete online registration again.
Students must be 5 years of age on or before 9/1/23.
News from Parent & Family Engagement
Parents/Guardians you have the opportunity to request meetings, formulate suggestions, and participate in decisions made relating to your child’s education. If you have any questions, want to give suggestions or request a meeting. you may contact your child’s teacher to set up a conference, or contact Kathy Honeycutt, Parent Involvement Coordinator, or Lori Welborn, Principal. We are looking for input into CSE School Policy for school year 2023/2024. If you have any suggestions/ideas, please let us know, you can email Kathy Honeycutt, Parent Involvement Coordinator at email@example.com
Spring Surveys were sent home (yellow Packet) we had approximately 40% returned. Check out the survey results
Parents, please check out the Parent Institute Online publications. There are information pamphlets to help you help your child with reading, building self-esteem, discipline, motivation, and so much more. Just click on this link parent-institute.
Parent Portal training virtually online click here Parent Portal please fill out the survey when finished reviewing,
SPRING PAC MEETING
Cloud Springs Elementary Spring Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Meeting will be on April 13, 2023, at 8:15. We need your input and everyone is invited to attend. Look for more information to come.
Mrs. Cole's Library News
In the first week of March, we will be celebrating Read Across America Week. See the schedule below for some fun, dress-up opportunities throughout the week. We hope everyone will dress up as their favorite (school-appropriate) book character on Friday for our Book Parade. All students will participate by parading through the school carrying their favorite books. These can be books from home or from our library.
March is also Women's History Month. We will read and learn about famous, strong women like Simone Biles, Frida Kahlo, and Brenda Berkman. We will celebrate their contributions and achievements.
GOLDEN APPLE AWARD nominations
Mrs. Newsome received the award recently. Help us recognize other outstanding CSE teachers!
Positive Behavior Office Referrals
Hank O'Dell Stewart
John Michael Newsome
PBIS Parent Corner
DISRESPECT: No one wants to think that their child will be disrespectful at home or at school. You trust your child to display the behavior that you have taught them to have towards other people. So is it a problem in school? Sadly YES! Disrespect is one of the highest reasons for behavioral referrals. We all want to say “NOT my child.” But the reality is that all children have the potential to be disrespectful at some point in their life.
Everyone has a different idea of what respectful behavior looks and sounds like. For you as a parent, it would depend on how you grew up, your opinion of disrespectful behaviors may differ from parents or other teachers. CSE has determined what is disrespectful behavior for the student body and teachers and staff communicate the expectations daily with the students.
Disrespectful behavior often comes down to kids having poor problem-solving skills and a lack of knowledge about how to be more respectful as they pull away. Often when kids separate from you they do it all wrong before they learn how to do it right. Finding one’s self is a lifelong process, and your job as a parent is to teach your child how to behave appropriately and to be respectful toward others as they grow up.
It’s inevitable that at times our kids are going to be angry at us, and that we’re going to set some limits that they don’t like. But that’s okay—that just means you’re doing your job as a parent and us as teachers. Here are 5 rules that will help us handle disrespect:.
1. Don’t Take It Personally
I know this is a hard one, but try not to take what your child is saying or doing personally. This behavior really is all about them individuating, and not about you.
Parenting is not a popularity contest. You need to be in control and you need to set some limits. Your child is not your partner or your peer. Your role as a parent is vital—you are in charge and your child is relying on you to lead the way.
2. Be Prepared
Know that some rude or disrespectful behavior is normal in adolescence, and be prepared for it. If it’s already happened once, you need to anticipate that it may happen again and then plan what you’re going to do about it. State your limits, then turn around and walk away. Remember, you don’t have to attend every fight—or power struggle—your child invites you to.
3. Avoid Power Struggles at All Costs
Once you’re embroiled in a power struggle, you’ve lost. But what do you do when your kid is swearing in your face, calling you names, ignoring you, or trying to boss you around? That’s where that internal dialogue is so important. Don’t take it personally.
4. Be Determined
If you want things to be different, you’ll have to make up your mind to do things differently and stick with them. It’s hard at first, but it’s really rewarding when things begin to change. James and I used to jokingly say that kids are like uncivilized little barbarians—it’s our job, as parents, to teach them a more respectful way to deal with problems. Decide today that you are going to start doing things differently.
5. Be a Teacher and Coach
It’s your job to teach your kids to behave more respectfully and manage frustration better. The three crucial roles for you to play as a parent are Teacher, Coach, and Limit-Setter. We teach them how to behave, we coach them (and encourage them) when they get it right, and we set limits when they get it wrong. These three roles are really the key to being an effective parent.
2nd 9 Weeks SNOW CARNIVAL Reward
REMINDERS: Medications at school
The parent/guardian must bring any medication to the office in the original pharmaceutical container.
The label should have the student's name, the name of the medication, the dosage, and the time for each dosage clearly noted.
Students are NOT allowed to transport medications to or from school.
The parent/guardian must complete the medication authorization and release form before the medication can be given.
We will reward and recognize students with excellent attendance this year!
The following people had *PERFECT Attendance in February
(PERFECT means no tardies, no early dismissals, and no absences)
Jane Anne Cole
Beginning January 30 through March 3, 2023, parents of 4-year-old children who live in Catoosa County may enter their child’s name in the drawing for the lottery-funded Georgia Pre-K classes.
A public drawing to award available Pre-K assignments will be held VIRTUALLY on the Catoosa County Public Schools website on Friday, April 21, at 9:00 a.m.
Cloud Springs Elementary
Check out our school video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niF05c7fdWk