The Cheetah Chat

Ms. In's Inside Scoop

September 22, 2018

Dear Creek View families,


I hope everyone is enjoying the last official day of summer! It will be a hot but beautiful day! It's hard to believe we have already completed seven weeks of school. Fall parent-teacher conferences are underway. Please make sure you schedule a date and time for your conference with your child's teacher so you may receive important information regarding your child's progress and growth for this year.


Please remember students will not attend school on October 5 (teacher workday), October 8 (Columbus Day), and October 9 (RFF day).


I wish everyone a beautiful weekend! Go Cheetahs!


#togetherweareone


Best,

Monica In

Cheetah Spotlight

Our Cheetah Spotlight goes to Mr. Baptiste. He was named as the NWLC Head Custodian of the Month by the district! This is his second consecutive year receiving the award! We are lucky to have him as a member of our team!

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Dads' Club

Our first Dads' Club meeting was a huge success with over 150 dads and students in attendance! Students enjoyed starting their day with some fun time with their dads/father figures and some students even won a special prize! Our next Dads'Club gathering will be on October 12 at 6:45 in the cafeteria. We hope to see you there!
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Speech Language Pathologist Week

We are lucky to have Mrs. Lindsay Attolini serving as our Speech Language Pathologist (SLP). SLPs work to prevent, assess, and treat speech, language, social communication and cognitive communication disorders. In serving in this critical role, SLPs help our students develop effective speaking and listening skills, tools which prove to be fundamental for success in personal, academic, and professional relationships. Thank you, Mrs. Attolini, for everything you do for our students!
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Character Trait - Self-Control

This month, CVES is discussing the character trait of self-control or controlling your actions, thoughts, and feelings so they align with your goals. We want students to learn both intrapersonal self-control, allowing them to align today's behaviors with tomorrow's goals, and interpersonal self-control, allowing them to maintain their emotions which help them to respond to others in socially appropriate ways.


Students who demonstrate self-control come to class prepared, stay on task, recognize their emotions, respond thoughtfully when receiving feedback to grow, and actively listen to others. You can help your child's development of self-control by praising your child when he/she shows self-control, supporting them with timely reminders, and helping them to build their stamina in doing tasks that require self-control. We want to teach students that with hard work and self-control, they can accomplish their goals!

Digital Citizenship for Parents

Wednesday, Oct. 17th, 7:45-9am

3995 Webb Bridge Road

Alpharetta, GA

Parents - please come join us for our first Digital Citizenship for Parents workshop in the CVES media center. Topics of discussion will include internet safety and your child.

Home Access Center (HAC)

Home Access Center is the Fulton County system to connect parents and students to student information. All parents are assigned a username and password. You can pick up your username and password at any school where you have a child in attendance. You must come to the school with a photo ID to pick up your information. Fulton County policy prohibits any usernames and passwords from being given over the phone or via email. If you have multiple children in Fulton County Schools, you may go to any of your children's schools and the school can link and/or combine all of your students into a single logon.
Prior Home Access Center users: The login and password you received last year is still active as long as you have at least one child enrolled in Fulton County Schools.
http://www.fultonschools.org/en/sp/Pages/default.aspx

Bus Tracking App

FCS now offers a free app that allows parents to track their child's school bus. "Here Comes The Bus" uses GPS technology to locate and track a school bus, which will allow parents to know exactly when the bus will arrive at its destination. To sign up, parents need their child's student ID number, which is the same number used to view the child's academic information in Home Access Center (HAC) or to access the child's school meal program on MyPaymentPlus. Parents will also need Fulton County Schools' code - 87428. After completing the profile, the app should be ready to use. The app may be accessed through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

http://www.herecomesthebus.com

West Nile Virus Health Alert

With the arrival of peak mosquito season, our Student Health Services department is sharing information about the West Nile Virus. The season starts in the summer and continues through fall, bringing with it concerns about the virus and other illnesses spread by mosquitoes. Statewide and across the metro Atlanta area, there has been an increase in reported cases of the West Nile Virus, which is most commonly spread to people by infected mosquito bites. According to public health officials, heavy rains are a contributing factor. Standing water increases the number of mosquitoes and cause for concern. To learn more about the West Nile Virus and how to reduce your risk, please access the following link:

http://www.fultonschools.org/en/news/Pages/FCSNews.aspx?item=255

New Change to School Calendar!

Please note the recent change to the district school calendar for 2018-2019.


November 6 is now a teacher workday, which means no school for students. CVES will serve as a polling site on that day.


March 8 was scheduled as a teacher workday. It has now been changed to a normal school day for students.


The change in dates alleviates safety concerns raised by some parents and staff, allows for additional staff training on safety protocols, and maintains instructional time for our students. Additionally, the Fulton County School Board has expressed interest in addressing a long-term solution through the legislative process by removing schools as polling sites.

Lunch Visitors

Please remember if you are planning to join you child for lunch, you must sit with your child at the visitors' tables located towards the stage area of the cafeteria. Due to safety and security reasons, parents are not allowed to sit with or join the other students in the class. Please also refrain from taking pictures or using your phone while in the cafeteria. Thank you for helping us to maintain a safe and secure environment for all of our students!

No Parking on Curb

Please remember there is no parking allowed on the curb in front of the school. There are several signs posted and you may be ticketed and/or towed. If you need to park and enter the school, please park in a parking space in the parking lot.

A Day in the Life of a CVES Cheetah

Please watch this short video to catch a glimpse of a day in the life of a CVES Cheetah:

https://animoto.com/play/q8TrC0vkTXdyz90K4wmILA

All-Star Cheetahs

The Cheetah All-Stars is our morning PE club, which will take place daily from 7:10 - 7:35 am in the gym. This allows for students to start their day with some great physical activity. If you would like your child to participate, please have him/her report to the gym any time between 7:10 - 7:35 am.
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Calling All Volunteers

Our volunteers are a huge part of the CVES family and we need you! If you would like to volunteer at CVES for any reason (and we hope you do), you must first complete the FCS volunteer training and approval process. This is mandatory for everyone this year as the district has upgraded to a new screening system. The process should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Once you have completed the online training, please wait at least 24 hours and then come to the school with your driver's license or any other government issued ID to be scanned into the system.

Please access the district website at the following link: http://www.fultonschools.org/en/community/

and click on "Register as a Volunteer".

Birthday Treats

Update: Due to the continued rise of food allergies and sensitivities among our students, birthday treats to be shared with the class with only be allowed through the cafeteria. The frozen treats may be ordered through the cafeteria ahead of time and a staff member will ensure the treats are delivered to your child and his/her classmates. The cost is $20 per class. The order form may be obtained through our cafeteria or on the CVES website.

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)

Our first SGC meeting took place on August 29. We welcome our newest members: Crissy Wade - appointed staff member and Jake Reid - appointed parent member. Dawn Duerr is our newly elected SGC Chair.


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

Please access the following link for more information about the charter school system:

http://www.fultonschools.org/en/about/charter


Meetings for the 2018-2019 school year are scheduled for the following dates from 3:00 - 4:00:

September 26, October 17, November 14, December 12, January 23, February 20, March 20, May 15.

Thank you to our Business Partners!!!

CVES appreciates your partnership!
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Dates to Remember for 2018-2019:

September 26 - SGC meeting - 3:00 in media center


October 3 - Walk to School Day


October 5 - No School for students - Teacher Workday


October 8 - No School - Columbus Day Holiday


October 9 - RFF Day #2 - No School for students


October 11 - End of Quarter 1


October 12 - Dads' Club Meeting - 6:45 am in cafe


October 16 - Katie Reeves' Community Meeting - 7:00 pm at Cambridge HS


October 16 - PTA Reflections Ceremony - 6:45 am in gym


October 17 - SGC meeting - 3:00 in media center


October 19 - Screen on the Green


October 22 - Nov. 2 - IOWA Assessment for 3rd and 5th graders


November 4 - Daylight Savings (fall back one hour)


November 6 - Teacher Workday (No school for students) - CVES will serve as a polling site


November 7 - Family Fun Night


November 9 - Dads' Club Meeting - 6:45 am in cafe


November 9 - 16 - Book Fair


November 13 - Katie Reeves' Community Meeting - 9:30 at Manning Oaks ES


November 14 - Thanksgiving Feast (Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th)


November 14 - SGC meeting - 3:00 in media center


November 15 - Thanksgiving Feast (1st, 3rd, 5th)


November 19 - 23 - Thanksgiving Holiday Break - No School


December 1 - Cheetah Challenge


December 5 - Family Fun Night, Artome Art Show, Chorus Concert at 6:30 pm


December 11 - Katie Reeves' Community Meeting - 9:30 at Hopewell MS


December 12 - SGC meeting - 3:00 in media center


December 14 - Dads' Club Meeting - 6:45 am in cafe


December 20 - Last day of 1st Semester


December 21 - January 4 - Winter Break - No School


January 7 - First Day of Second Semester


January 21 - No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday


January 23 - SGC meeting - 3:00 in media center


February 15 - No School


February 18 - No School - President's Day holiday


February 20 - SGC meeting - 3:00 in media center


March 8 - No School for students - Teacher Workday


March 11 - No School for students - Professional Development Day


March 19 - Spring Pictures


March 20 - SGC meeting - 3:00 in media center


April 1-5 - Spring Break - No School


April 11 - 25 - Georgia Milestones Assessment for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders


May 7-8 - 5th grade Rock Eagle field trip


May 15 - SGC meeting - 3:00 in media center


May 15 - Field Day (Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd)


May 16 - Field Day (3rd, 4th, 5th)


May 22 - 5th grade promotion ceremony and reception


May 23 - Last Day of school

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