CES Partner Post

Monday, September 26, 2016

Colleyville STRONG!

The BEST are always striving to get better!

The BEST make everyone around them better!

Upcoming CES Events:

Book Fair Week (see times below)
Student Council Election Week

Monday, September 26

JA Parent Training for grades K-3 at 8:00 am in the Science Lab
GCISD School Board Meeting at 7:00 pm

Tuesday, September 27

Wednesday, September 28
Choir Practice 3:00 to 4:00 pm

Thursday, September 29
Third Grade Patriotic Rehearsal at 8:15 am in the cafeteria
PTA General Meeting at 6:45 pm in the cafeteria
Third Grade Patriotic Program at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria
Future Mustang Night at Mustang Panther Stadium

Friday, September 30
CES Spirit Day (wear CES shirts)

Book Fair

Join us in sharing a love of reading with our students at the Colleyville Elementary Bookaneer Scholastic Book Fair from September 26 - September 30.

The book fair hours are the following:
Monday- 7:40 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday- 7:40 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday- 7:40 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday- 7:40 am - 3:30 pm and 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday- 7:40 - 3:30 pm

Amy Keller, Librarian

Colleyville Elementary


Birthday Celebrations on the Announcements

Please don't forget to send your students down to the Mac lab on their birthdays so that they can be announced on the morning show. We no longer have a list with birthdays, so we are just relying on you to send the down! Thank you! :)

Greenback Fundraiser

This is the only CES school fundraiser, and 100% of all funds go to the school and it is tax deductible! It ended on Friday. However, if you didn't get a chance to donate and would still like to, we will accept your donation on Monday and add it to our total. Remember if we reach our goal, we do something special for all our CES kids!!!!

We are currently at $18,855.50 as of Friday. That is $1,133.50 away from our goal of $20,000.

Thank you for your support of our school. We love our Cowboys and their families. :)

Puberty Video Parent Previews

Puberty Video Parent Previews for the parent's of fourth grade girls and fifth grade boys and girls are being held at the GCISD Administration Building, 3051 Ira E. Woods, Grapevine, TX 76051

October 4, 2016
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Boy parents in Tejas Room
Girl parents in Board Room

October 4, 2016
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Boy parents in Alamo Room
Girl parents in Board Room

Volunteering at CES

In order to volunteer in GCISD a volunteer must:

1. Read the Volunteer Handbook, watch the appropriate video included in the handbook and electronically sign the volunteer verification form.

2. Complete the volunteer background check. A link is included in the handbook.

Here is the link to get to the Volunteer Handbook:

You cannot volunteer at the school until both of these items have been completed through the GCISD Volunteer Handbook, so don’t delay!

At CES, we ask that you do not bring younger siblings into the school when volunteering.

Future Mustang and Panther Nights at Mustang Panther Stadium

We encourage our elementary and middle school students to wear their school shirts and attend these nights to show support of their future high schools. This year's Future Mustang night is Thursday, September 29 and Future Panther Night is Friday, October 14.

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Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement is coming to CES in October and November!

What is JA?

Junior Achievement is a volunteer-delivered program for students. It fosters work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and uses experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential. Junior Achievement provides all the materials needed for the sessions as well as training for the volunteers in order to prepare everyone for a fun and exciting learning experience.

Junior Achievement will look a little different this fall than it has in the past. This year Kindergarten - 3rd grades will have 1 lesson each week instead of all 5 lessons in one day. 4th and 5th grades will have JA in a Day and complete all 5 lessons in one day.

Junior Achievement Schedule

Kinder - October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, and November 4th (1:15 - 2:00)

1st Grade - October 7th, 14th, 28th and November 4th and 18th (9:45 - 10:45)

2nd Grade - October 14th, 21st, 28th, and November 4th and 11th (8:15 - 9:15)

3rd Grade - October 11th, 18th, 25th, and November 1st and 8th (1:45 -2:45)

4th Grade - JA in a Day on November 17th

5th Grade - JA in a Day on November 16th

If you are interested in volunteering to present JA lessons to your child’s class, please contact your child’s teacher. Training will be held on the following dates for JA volunteers:

  • Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade Volunteers - Monday, September 26th @ 8:00 AM in the Science Lab

  • 4th and 5th grade Volunteers - Monday, November 7th @ 8:00 AM in the Science Lab

We hope you decide to be a part of our Junior Achievement program!

From the CES Counselor

Calling all CES 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students and parents!


Student Council ELECTION WEEK will be

Monday, September 26th -Thursday, September 29th!

Student Council is an organization designed to give students an opportunity to accept responsibility and learn leadership skills to apply in real-life situations. Members of the student council represent their student body and help in planning exciting events for the school like:

-Red Ribbon Week

-Spirit Shop

-Community Outreach and Fundraising

Students in grades 3-5 wishing to participate in student council, may "campaign" for office. In order to campaign and be eligible for running, students will need to:

- fill out the application and turn it in to their homeroom teacher by Monday, September 26th

(applications were sent home in Friday folders)

- prepare and present a short campaign speech to their homeroom class

- create ONE campaign poster to be hung in the hallway during the week of elections.

CES students will then experience the voting process and come to the voting booth with their class to vote for one boy and one girl from each homeroom on the final day of elections! Those elected will be announced on Friday, September 30 on the K-CES morning show and notes will be sent home to parents.

One representative from each class will serve in the fall and the other in the spring. Representatives must attend meetings on the first Wednesday of each month during their term.

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Hernandez, School Counselor, at Amanda.hernandez@gcisd.net or 817-305-4942!

Let's Talk!

Let’s Talk! Is coming to CES and other GCISD campuses. What is Let’s Talk? Let’s Talk! is a cloud-based communication system that helps school leaders and their teams engage their communities. GCISD has been using Let’s Talk! at the administration level for more than a year, and it has proven to be a useful tool in improving communications with the various stakeholders in our district. Let’s Talk! reduces the reliance on email and phone calls in responding to inquiries from the GCISD community, and instead offers a collaborative arena where we can work together to manage dialogues with our students, staff and community.

Learn more about Let’s Talk! by clicking here.

From the CES PTA

PTA Website: Please visit the PTA website – www.colleyvillepta.org.

Save the date for this year's Fall Festival! The carnival and silent auction will be held October 15 from 2-6pm.

Have you joined CES PTA yet?

This year CES PTA is excited to move our student family phonebook to an online directory format! We are using cloud-based software called MySchoolAnywhere to facilitate this online directory. Keeping with past tradition, all student families can be included in the directory. However, each paid CES PTA member will receive their own login to access the secure website hosting our directory information for the entire school!

All families should have received an email with a link to their current information PTA has for their family. If you did not receive a confirmation email or you would like to join PTA, simply go to join.myschoolanywhere.com and enter the code: cescowboys

On August 29, current CES PTA members received an email with their secure login and password to access the online 2016-17 CES Directory from any internet-connected device. CES PTA members will also receive a printed directory by the end of September.

If you have any questions or need further assistance with MySchoolAnywhere, please contact Alisa McGregor - alisa_mcgregor@hotmail.com 817-319-4192 or Shelby Wai - shelbywai@yahoo.com 817-915-4011.

Parent Input for STAAR CSR's

Please help TEA and ETS re-design the new STAAR Confidential Student report (CSR) by taking their brief online survey at http://STAARreporting.com by September 30th. You will be able to preview the proposed redesign prior to taking the survey.

Technology Tidbits

Technology Safety Resources for Parents and Students:


Here are some kid friendly search engines for your kids to use at home: http://gcisdtechlessons.wikispaces.com/Search+Engines+for+Kids

GCISD LEAD 2021- Building Excellent Schools Together!

The mission of Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is to be THE BEST and through the district’s strategic plan, called LEAD 2021, we continue building on the foundation started in 2011-2012. LEAD stands for Leading Excellence – Action Driven. For more information about LEAD 2021, please visit the district website. There are some exciting educational experiences going on in GCISD!


Redefining Education because your future matters today!

GCISD’s Portrait of a Graduate

Skilled Problem Solvers


Global Citizens

Self-regulated Learners