The Cheetah Chat
Ms. In's Inside Scoop
December 8, 2017
Dear Creek View families,
We had quite an exciting day today! I hope everyone is home and staying warm. I'm sure many children are out playing in the snow. What a fun experience for them! I want to give a shout out to all the CVES staff members for pulling together today to ensure we had a smooth and safe dismissal for all of our students. Also, an extra thank you to all the dads who came in this morning to help us with our carpool. It is always greatly appreciated.
I hope everyone has a fun, safe weekend! Enjoy our southern winter wonderland!
Art Show was a Huge Success
Way to go Chorus students!
Project Based Learning (PBL)
Last year, Creek View began integrating Project Based Learning (PBL) Units. PBL is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge. Each grade level has successfully completed at least one Project Based Learning Unit this semester. Rather than having one schoolwide Project Based Learning Showcase at the end of the year, each grade level will showcase a chosen unit during the school day.
Second and Third Grade held their showcases the week before the break. Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend. If you would like to learn more about PBL, grade level units, view photos, and see final products examples, please visit the PBL website at the link below. Continue to check back throughout the school year. More will be added as grade levels finish units. Stay tuned for Kindergarten, First, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Showcases next semester. Parents will receive information once a date is decided. In the meantime, you can check out the current grade level units as well as units completed in ESOL, TAG, and Special Areas by visiting the website.
CVES PBL Showcase: http://cvespbl.weebly.com/pbl-showcase.html
Dad's Club Meeting - Dec. 15
December 19 - 2nd grade at 9:00, 3rd grade at 10:30, kindergarten at 12:45
December 20 - 1st grade at 12:00
December 21 - 5th grade at 11:30, 4th grade at 1:00
Please check with your teachers and/or room parents for more details.
International Day - March 30th
Jr. Raiders Lacrosse
Lost & Found
FCS Make-up Day - February 16, 2018
Morning drop-off begins at 7:10 and ends at 7:40
School Governance Council (SGC)
The SGC is continuing the important work of developing goals for our Strategic Plan 2022. On November 30, the council met to discuss goals for People and Culture and Community Collaboration. If you have not had the opportunity to review the new Fulton County Strategic Plan 2022, please do so at the following link: www.1fulton.org
The strategic planning process will continue as our next step will include establishing goals for Fiscal Responsibility. The next CVES SGC meeting will take place on January 18 at 2:45 in the media center.
Please watch the following video: https://youtu.be/LzeTfVam8Ec
On November 1st, we will begin providing Grab & Go breakfast for our students. We are excited to provide Grab & Go breakfast as it will allow students to take their breakfast so they will be able to get to their classrooms sooner and have extra time to prepare for the start of their day.
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
Calling All Volunteers!
Dates to Remember:
December 5 - Chorus Concert (6:30 pm) & Artome Art Show (4:30-7:00 pm)
December 12 - Katie Reeves' Community Meeting - 9:30 at Northwestern MS
December 21 - Last day of 1st semester
December 22 - January 7 - Winter Break (No school)
January 8 - First day of 2nd semester
January 12 - Katie Reeves' Community Meeting at CVES media center
January 15 - MLK Holiday - No School
January 16 - RFF day #3 - No School for students
January 18 - SGC meeting - 2:45 in media center
January 24 - Family Fun Night
February 9 - Books and Bingo Night
February 16 - Make up day (originally no school but is now a make-up day)
February 19 - President's Day - No School
February 20 - Katie Reeves' Community Meeting - 9:30 at Alpharetta ES
February 21 - Family Fun Night
March 1 - Spring Picture Day, Musical Performance at 6:30 pm
March 2 - WRAD Day, Musical Performance at 6:30 pm
March 8 - RFF Day #4 - No School for students
March 9 - Teacher Work Day - No School for students
March 11 - Daylight Savings
March 12 - Professional Development Day - No School for students
March 16 - End of Quarter 3
March 20 - Katie Reeves' Community Meeting - 7:00 pm at Alpharetta HS
March 21 - Family Fun Night
March 22 - Quarter 3 Progress Reports go home
March 23 - PTA Basket Raffle
March 30 - International Day
April 2 - 6 - Spring Break (No School)
April 12 - 24 - GA Milestones testing for Grades 3, 4, 5 (No visitors allowed during testing)
April 17 - Katie Reeves' Community Meeting - 9:30 at 4165 Big Creek Overlook
April 18 - Family Fun Night
April 27 - Kindergarten Safari (for rising kindergarten students)
May 8-9 - Rock Eagle field trip for 5th graders
May 15 - Katie Reeves' Community Meeting - 9:30 at Webb Bridge MS
CVES Talent Show at 6:30 pm
May 24 - Last Day of School - Happy Summer!