Skyhawk News

December 14, 2015

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!

Cedar Hill's Mission

Cedar Hill students, staff and families are committed to ensuring high levels of learning for all students and providing a positive, safe, and consistent climate that promotes student character.

Our Vision

Cedar Hill is a professional learning community of students, educators, and parents recognized for the excellence of our safe, student-centered environment, the character of our students and staff, and the involvement of parents and community partnerships.

We have an unwavering commitment to engage in meaningful collaboration with peers, parents, and students to: discover and implement the best research-based practices; analyze student data; and make informed decisions about differentiated instruction and student learning.

Students actively engage in hands-on learning, utilize technology on a daily basis, and achieve individually at their highest level as lifelong learners who are prepared for a globally diverse society.

Cookie Tray Day Is Tuesday!!

Cookie Tray Day is December 15th! Please bring a 1-2 dozen cookies, candy, sweet/salty snack, etc. to make our cookie trays for our business and neighborhood partners. We'll also have some to share!!!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is Thursday!!!!

Find or create your ugliest Christmas sweater and wear it to school on December 17th! We'll have a voting contest to see who wins this year! Be ready to parade around, have some fun, and show-off your sweater!! This is also the day we will have the annual pizza luncheon in the library!

Lounge Clean-Up

The refrigerator will be cleaned out on the 21st by this month’s lounge-duty crew. Please mark anything that you want saved with your name. Otherwise, all items are going to go in the trash!

Holiday Sing-A-Long/Classroom Parties- Friday

Wear Your Pirate Shirts/Santa Hats

9:10- 5th Grade watches The Nutcracker in the music room until completed.

9:40-10:10- 4th grade Specials

10:10-10:40- 2nd grade specials

10:40-11:10- 1st grade specials

11:10-11:40- 3rd grade specials


1:20-1:50- Kindergarten specials

2:15- Holiday Musical Assembly - "12 Days of Pirate Christmas!"

3:00- Classroom Parties

December 22- 1/2 Day Early Release

Dismissal at 12:50

We will not have specials on the 22nd.

Lunch – All classes will bring their sack lunch upstairs to eat with their teacher. No morning (lunch) recess.

Lunch Schedule:

11:00-11:10- Kindergarten

11:10-11:20- Grade 1

11:20-11:30- Grade 2

11:30-11:40- Grade 3

11:40-11:50- Grade 4

11:50-12:00- Grade 5

Please bring your class to the cafeteria to get their lunch at the time listed above. Students should use the hand sanitizer before getting their lunch. Students get their lunch and exit out the door at the back of the cafeteria to the Y-Care hallway and return to their classrooms for lunch. Trash bags will be sent back to your classrooms for disposing trash after you eat. Tie the trash up and set it by the door in the room. Please do not throw food in the classroom trash cans.

Hallway/Stairwell/Cafeteria Monitoring: Terri, Rick, Ryan, Sarah, Jessica, Georgie, Polly, Kim

Bits and Pieces

Please have your Data Cycle data updated in Google Drive upon beginning/ending each unit in math and each cycle for literacy. I will be looking at first semester data team work during our break, so it will be important that all is updated before you go home on the 22nd. Thank you for your hard work!!

SRI Testing... Just a reminder that ALL students in grades 1-5 must take the SRI during the district test window of January 5-22, 2016.

Secret Santa is December 14-18.

Kelly Services- 1-866-535-5998 or 635-5962.

Grades 2-5- Please make sure you are providing your students with the opportunity to use Typing Instructor.

Infinite Campus Gradebook must be updated by Tuesday with the previous week's scores. Thank you for keeping up with grading to help guide instruction and to inform parents of progress!

Please continue to use the clip-up charts, tickets and Skyhawk Bucks!!!! Lunch bunch this week was great!!!

Clean your Smartboard filters before going home for break!

Grading Window

The Second Quarter Grading window opens on Friday, December 18, at 7:00 am. Why not think about spending a little time next weekend or Monday (the 21st) to complete the second quarter grade cards? Then you can take a WINTER BREAK!!!! The grade card window closes on Wednesday, January 6, at 7:00 am. Please let Gabe know when you are finished posting grades. She can start printing grade cards when she knows everything is ready and this gives you more time to look them over for errors while the window is till open.

Upcoming. . .

Monday, Dec. 14- Walking Day K, 1, 5 - 1st Grade Service Project- Food Drive Begins

1-3:00- 3rd Grade is testing- Please keep very quiet in the hallways. :-)

Tuesday, Dec. 15- Walking Day 2, 3, 4

COOKIE TRAY DAY- Please bring cookies, etc to the office so we can assemble trays of goodies for our neighborhood and business partners!

8:15- IEP (D.N.) Colozza, Bearden, Rost, Werdehausen

1-3:00- 3rd Grade is testing- Please keep very quiet in the hallways. :-)

Wednesday, Dec. 16- Walking Day K, 1, 5

Holiday Soups and Sandwiches- PTO Treats - Moved to Dec. 21st (by PTO)

8:30- Staff Musical Practice- Music Room

8:00-3:30- Lorie is at ICLE Workshop- Dix Road

Thursday, Dec. 17- Walking Day 2, 3, 4 - Ugly Christmas Sweater/Holiday Spirit Day!!!

7:50- PBS Tier 1 Meeting- Terri's Room

9:30- IEP (E.C.) Colozza, Rost, Koenigsfeld- (Leanne- please cover L. K's class.)

11:00-1:20- Merry Christmas from me and the office staff!!!! Pizza luncheon in the library!!!

12:15- 3rd Graders go caroling at business partner locations

Friday, Dec. 18- Walking Day K, 1, 5- WEAR PIRATE SHIRTS FOR PERFORMANCE TODAY!!

8:10- IEP (S.M.) Colozza, Werdehausen, Rost, Dickey

9:30-11:30- Fifth grade attends Nutcracker performance- music room

10:30- RED- (H.F.) Ciolli, Rost, Colozza, Goodin/Koenigsfeld

2:15- Holiday Sing-A-Long

3:00- Classroom Parties

Monday, Dec. 21- Walking Day 2, 3, 4- PAJAMA DAY!!!

Holiday Soups and Sandwiches

Polar Express Activities Day- More info to come from the Reading Committee

8:10- IEP (Q.K.) Koenigsfeld, Colozza, Rost

Tuesday, Dec. 22 - Walking Day K, 1, 5 - Wear Christmas Attire/Santa Hats/Bells

We will eat in our classrooms today. We will get a sack lunch/milk in the cafeteria and go upstairs.

12:50- 1/2 Day Release

Lunch Bunch!!! Great Students!!!

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