Bulldog Newsletter

February 27, 2020

Greetings Clairemont CREW:

This has been an eventful week and we still have a lot more entertaining things for the Clairemont CREW this week. Students in first grade are working really hard to do their research on their historical figure, ask them what they've learned so far, because it will be amazing to hear. Second grade is currently learning about the Georgia Regions, that has been so exciting for them because they can relate to it since they live in one of the five regions currently now. Continue to encourage your child to read twenty minutes a day, because we want to reach our goal in reading this year. Last time we calculated the words we had read over six million words as a school. Kudos to the Clairemont CREW for all of the reading and hard work that has been shown this year. Let's reach our thirteen million word goal.
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Rise Up (Black History Program)

In celebration of Black History Month, Clairemont will be having a school-wide assembly featuring presentations by our students and guest performers! The program will be held on Friday, 28th at 1:15pm in our auditorium.

Our theme this year is “Rise Up,” embracing our ability as individuals to face challenges head on, rise to the occasion, and experience the utmost growth as a result.
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News From The Decatur Education Foundation

Early Bird Registration for the annual Tour deCatur 5K and one-mile fun run ends THIS THURSDAY at midnight at www.tourdecatur.com. Decatur’s biggest 5K event is happening this year on Pi Day, 3-14-20! Pick up your numbers and t-shirts the day before the race from noon to 2 pm and from 4-6 pm at the Tour EXPO where students can watch their teachers get “pie-d”! NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR: The Tour EXPO is now at Legacy Park, 500 S. Columbia Drive.
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Nurse Huff-Cox Update

Dear Clairemont Families,

The CSD Student Health Program is committed to providing information to help keep you and your family healthy and safe. The following General Information on Illness provides guidance on identifying and decreasing the spread of illness:

Signs and Symptoms of Communicable Illness

Any of the signs or symptoms below may indicate the beginning of an acute illness. Isolate your child and follow up with his/her healthcare provider.

  • Flushed face, not related to exercise or other physical activity

  • Runny nose, excessive sneezing or coughing, sore throat, earache, swollen glands

  • Watery or glassy appearance of eyes

  • Unexpected sweating, pallor, blueness of lips or fingernails

  • Rash, “bumps” or other skin changes, including discharge such as pus

  • Body temperature above 100 degrees F orally on repeated checks

  • Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

  • Pain on urination

  • Swelling of any part of the body

  • Stiff neck

  • Sudden onset of severe headache

Preventative Measures

Most communicable diseases can be prevented through basic infection control measures. Please review the Dekalb County Board of Health guidelines on decreasing the spread of illness:

  • Regular hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds if readily available or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer

  • Practice respiratory etiquette (covering coughs and sneezes)

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

  • Stay home when you are sick

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

If your child has symptoms such as fever, diarrhea, vomiting, headache, flu-like symptoms or has been diagnosed with conjunctivitis “pink eye”, strep throat, influenza “flu” or stomach virus, please keep him/her home until symptoms have subsided, is fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medications and/or has been on antibiotic therapy for 24 hours.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Nurse Cox at chuff-cox@csdecatur.net

Resource-Common Communicable Diseases of Children- Dekalb County Board of Health


Medications, including over the counter medication, can be administered to students with parental permission. All medication should be taken directly to the office/clinic by the parent. Prescription medications must be brought to school in the original container labeled with the student’s name, date, name of medication, name of prescribing physician, dosage, time(s) the medication is to be given, and name of pharmacy filling the prescription. OTC medications must be brought to school in a new, original sealed manufacturer’s container. The manufacturer’s label must include the name of medication (brand or generic), strength of medication, instructions for use, and name of student written legibly.

CSD K-12 District Handbook 2019-2020

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National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month and Decatur Safe Routes to Schools invites you to participate in the 5th Annual Bike to School Month Poster Contest. The deadline to submit your entry is March 6. Please see the attached flyer and entry form for more information.
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TOUR Decatur 5k

Are you planning to run the Tour deCatur 5K or one-mile Fun Run? Early-bird pricing ends THIS Friday (2/28). After tomorrow your can still register but T-shirts are no longer guaranteed. Don’t miss out—Register today at www.tourdecatur.com! Proceeds from the Tour benefit many of DEF’s initiatives impacting teacher innovation, racial and economic inequity, and student mental health. So you are doing SO much more than running a race. Together we make a difference for #ourkids #ourschools and #ourcommunity in #decaturga

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Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey was developed to measure the school climate at your child’s school. Your opinion is very important to us. The survey link is listed here and below. We are asking that all students, parents, and staff complete this survey. Your survey responses are confidential and will be combined with the survey responses of other parents at your child’s school to identify areas in need of improvement. It should only take ten or fifteen minutes to complete the survey. The survey has 24 questions. We encourage all parents to complete this survey because the data is used as a piece of the calculation for our school climate rating score. The answers are anonymous they are reported directly to the Georgia Department of Education. The survey is translated into Spanish for those who need the Spanish version, please select the Spanish version with in the survey. If you don't have internet access at home, then you can come to the school to complete the survey in the media center.Thank you for the support in getting this task done for our school.


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Clairemont Elementary Yearbook Sale

Yearbooks are on sale, don't miss out on this great collector's item. This memory can be saved for a lifetime. All yearbooks will be in full color and it will only cost $15. If you would like to purchase a yearbook, please visit this website using the school's code 17410:

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Book Fair March 23-27 2020

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IDEA Parent Survey

The IDEA Parent Survey will be open from January 15, 2020 – May 31, 2020.

The IDEA Parent Survey helps the state to determine parents’ perception of the success of parent engagement between the local school and themselves. The information is gathered as a component of the State Performance Plan, Indicator 8: Percent of parents with a student receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving results for children with disabilities. The data collected is reported in the Annual Performance Report and on the system profile about each system. Each state is required to conduct a parent survey collection process to measure parent/family needs and perceptions.

Georgia’s parent survey is available to all families of students with disabilities. The survey will be administered through an online link and can be found on the websites listed below.

For Technical Assistance with the survey:

Problems with the online survey:

Questions about the Parent Survey:

Families want to answer the survey by phone:

  • Contact the Special Education Help Desk at 404-657-9968.

Questions about Parent Survey Dashboard data:

Contact Linda Castellanos at lcastellanos@doe.k12.ga.us.
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Digital Citizenship- Parent Engagement Tool

We always want to make sure we keep our Clairemont CREW safe at school and at home. We go over a digital citizenship lesson each month. This site can also be a wonderful tool for you to use at home to reinforce how you can be sage digitally. Please click here to access the site.
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Math Club

Join us for Math Club meetings on Fridays 7.30A-7.55A in the Media Center. Our math club is taught by Georgia Tech professor, Vlad Kolesnikov. The club focuses on developing logic by discussing 1-2 grade math competition-style problems, such as these: https://mathkangaroo.ca/samples/en. We look forward to you joining us!
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College and Career Ready Week April 20-24, 2020

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Spring Break Week April 6-10 2020

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PTA Update

Welcome back fellow bulldogs! We hope you had a wonderful winter break. We are excited to get the spring started with a few of our upcoming events.
March 21st 9-3. Community day
March 27th 6-8 pm Talent Show

Please put these on your calendar and we looks forward to seeing everyone there!
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Talent Show

Date: March 27, 2020

Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Rehearsals: March 5th and 17th from 2:45-4:30 p.m.