The Cheetah Chat

Ms. In's Inside Scoop

May 19, 2018

Dear Creek View families,


I can't believe we are approaching our last week of school. It seems like it was just last month we were getting ready for our Sneak Peek to start the school year. The end of the school year is always bittersweet as we are sad to see the students go, especially our 5th graders, but we are also excited for students and families to have the extra time to relax, do fun summer activities, and spend extra time with each other. It's so important for students to be able to have the time to slow down and just enjoy being a kid for a little while.


End of year report cards and progress skills checklists will be sent home with students on the last day of school, May 24. Please remember students should not bring book bags to school on the last day. We hope to see you next week for your child's end of year celebration parties.


Enjoy your weekend! Go Cheetahs!


Best,

Monica In

Principal

End of Year Celebrations

The schedule for End of Year celebrations is as follows:

Kindergarten - May 21 - 12:45

1st grade - May 22 - 12:00

2nd grade - May 22 - 10:00

3rd grade - May 21 - 9:30

4th grade - May 23 - 1:00


*5th grade Promotion Ceremony - May 23 at 8:30 (reception immediately following)

5th grade Carnival - May 24 - 11:30


Please refer to the grade level newsletters for more information.

AHS Seniors do final walk through CVES

AHS seniors are invited to come to CVES on Thursday, May 24 at 7:40 am to do a final walk through the halls of CVES in their cap and gowns. We are so excited to see our former Cheetahs before they officially graduate from high school on Thursday evening! Congratulations to all of the graduating seniors!!!

Lost and Found

Please remind your child to check the Lost and Found for items that may have been lost during the school year. All items left on May 24 will be donated to North Fulton Community Charities.
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Project Based Learning (PBL)

We had a great year of Project Based Learning (PBL) units! Kindergarten and 1st grade held their final Parent Showcases of the year this month.


Kindergarten students shared the plants they grew in class with the scientific observations they made in plant journals. They created a plant model with recycled materials labeling the parts of the plant. You can learn more about the unit by visiting the PBL showcase page: Got Plants? http://cvespbl.weebly.com/got-plants-2017-18-showcase.html


1st grade students showcased their animal and plant research journals as well as the new zoo habitats they created. The habitats were interactive with QR codes linked to a video for each animal that was researched. You may learn more about the unit by visiting the PBL showcase page: A Home for Everyone - http://cvespbl.weebly.com/a-home-for-everyone-17-18-showcase.html


You may learn more about PBL and the units completed this year by visiting Creek View's PBL website:

http://cvespbl.weebly.com/pbl-showcase.html
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CVES Welcomes Olympic Gold Medalist

CVES had the pleasure of having Olympic Gold Medalist, Courtney Shealy Hart, as a guest speaker for all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students on Thursday. Courtney won two Olympic Gold Medals in swimming at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and was a collegiate All-American swimmer at the University of Georgia. She spoke to the students about six values - Dream Big, Work Hard, Get It Done, Play Fair, Have Fun, and Make a Difference - based on her own quest and success at achieving academic and athletic excellence. I hope the students found the presentation to be inspiring and motivational. It's not everyday you get to meet an Olympic Gold Medalist!

Field Days a Success!

The rain held out for us and the students had a blast participating in field day with their friends. Thank you to all the staff members and volunteers for helping make this day fun and memorable for the students! I had many students exclaim to me that "this is the best day ever!"

5th Grade Stars

Our 5th grade students were superstars in the 5th grade Talent Show. It was exciting to see so many students showcase their amazing talents. Way to go, superstars!!! Some teachers even joined in on the fun! See a glimpse of our teachers showcasing their talent for the students at the following link: https://youtu.be/2wKdQx4BFzU
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RFF Days for 2018-2019

Creek View's RFF release days (no school for students) for the 2018-2019 school year will be August 31 and October 9. Mark your calendars!

School Governance Council (SGC)

The SGC concluded our final meeting for this school year. A big THANK YOU to Martine Zurinskas, Dawn Duerr, Meg Hardt, Julie Stallard, and Jenny Hamilton for their service on the SGC and for helping to lay the groundwork for a bright and exciting future for Creek View! Also, a big welcome to our newly elected members, Melissa Rose and Tracy Schrantz!


Please access the following link to view our new Strategic Plan 2018-2022:

http://school.fultonschools.org/es/creekview/Documents/School%20Strat%20Plan%20CVES%202_20_18%20Final.pdf

Cheetah Bus Chronicles

Ms. Wilson and I enjoyed our bus ride on the Pink Pig, Red Elephant, and Orange Tiger buses this week. Thank you to the students for having us along for their afternoon ride home!
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Clinic Medications Pick-up

Please remember to pick up any medication that your child may have in the clinic before Thursday, May 24. Any medication left in the clinic on May 24 will be disposed of at the end of the day. Also, please remember that a new Medication Authorization form and/or Health Care Plan for your child will need to be completed by you and your physician for the new school year. You may access the form at the following link:

http://www.fultonschools.org/en/divisions/ops/security/Pages/Parent-and-Student-Resources.aspx

Summer Camps

If you are looking for a summer camp for your child, please access the following link for information on some great summer programs that are available:

https://www.atlantaparent.com/summer-day-camps-listings-atlanta-georgia/

Cafeteria End of Year News

Dear Parents / Guardians,

The year is coming to a close, and I would like to thank you all for your continued support of the Creek View Nutritional Department. As in years past, we will begin enforcing the "no charging" rule for the remainder of the school year in order to recoup all of our charges for the year-end closing. Please keep in mind that all money deposited into your child's account will roll over into their account for next year as long as he/she is enrolled in a Fulton School. Any refund requests for students leaving FCS needs to be made by the parent during Cafeteria hours. Please contact me should you have any questions.


Thank you and have a wonderful summer!


Chris Schram

CVES Cafeteria Manager

(470)254-2937


The monthly school lunch menu may be accessed through our school website or at the following link: http://www.fultonschools.org/en/divisions/ops/Nutrition/Pages/MenuCalendar.aspx

Birthday Celebrations

Some families choose to celebrate their child’s birthday with a class treat at school. While this is completely optional, these treats are served in the cafeteria to the child’s lunch class only. Students may not serve snacks/treats to peers that are not part of their lunch class. Our cafeteria manager, Chris Schram can provide frozen treats including slushies in a variety of flavors and frozen yogurt in birthday cake flavor at a cost of just $18 per class. The order form is located on the CVES website and in the front office. The order form along with payment should be submitted to the cafeteria at least 2 days in advance.

Morning drop-off begins at 7:10 and ends at 7:40

Please remember if you are dropping off your child in the mornings through the carpool line, the earliest your child may be dropped off is 7:10 am and carpool ends promptly at 7:40 as students must be marked tardy if they are not in the building by that time. Please remember to account for the time that it will take to go through the carpool line once you arrive on campus. The busiest time for carpool is between 7:30 -7:40 so please plan your travel time accordingly to avoid your child being marked tardy. Once the 7:40 bell rings, we must stop the carpool line, and parents must park their car and walk their child in as school has officially begun. Students cannot exit the car and walk across the parking lot or car lanes without being accompanied by an adult. Thank you for helping us ensure that all students arrive in their classrooms safe and on time!

Calling All Volunteers!

Creek View could not be successful without the help of our wonderful volunteers. It truly takes a village, and what an amazing village we have! If you would like to volunteer at Creek View this year, please make sure you complete the FCS volunteer registration process to become a registered volunteer. It takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and 24-48 hours to process by the district. You must be a registered volunteer before you will be able to come in to help with a class event/activity or any school event. UPDATE: If you completed the process last year, you do not have to complete it again this year. Please access the following link to complete the registration process: http://www.fultonschools.org/en/divisions/sup/comm/Pages/partnersvolunteers.aspx

Dates to Remember:

May 23 - 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony and Reception at 8:30 am


May 24 - Last Day of School & 5th grade carnival- Happy Summer!

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