CLP Weekly Memo

Week of December 7 to 11

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At CLP We Are Growing Leaders Every Day In Every Way!

Important Dates

12-7 to 12-11 Penguin Patch Holiday Shop
12-7 Chili Cook-Off and Choir Concert
12-8 School Board President Linda Duran visits Cullins
12-9 Dr. Phil Warrick at Cullins for High Reliability Schools Coaching
12-9 Lighthouse Team Meeting

Upcoming Dates

12-14 2nd Grade Swimming
12-15 CIC Meeting
12-15 CLP Christmas Party at Mi Cocina 6:00
12-18 Sing-Along at 8:15 Christmas Parties
12-18 Early Release

Reminders (repeated information is in Italics)

  • Christmas Party!!! Our staff Christmas Party will be on Tuesday, December 15th at Mi Cocina in Rockwall. The party will start at 6:00. Sunshine will be paying for a portion of the food for guests and we are asking that you pay $10. I hope you can come. We will need to get an accurate count of guests to make sure that we have the tables set appropriately. Tammy Jones will be putting something in your box on Monday for you to RSVP back to her and pay the $10. We will need that turned in my Monday of next week. If paying the $10 is the reason you cannot attend, please come talk to me and we can work out something. Due to space limitations the party will be for staff members only. I'm really looking forward to spending some time with you guys away from school.
  • Remember to turn in two family names from your grade level to Jennifer Givens for the food baskets. We are working with the Neighborhood Wal-Mart to see about getting the turkey or ham donated. Then your team would just buy some canned or dry goods that would go along with the meal. Some of those items might include: dry goods such as instant potatoes, pie crust, stuffing mix, cornbread or roll mix, cake mix and canned goods like pie filling, corn, sweet potatoes, green beans, carrots, peas, or beans. Obviously, not all of these things but these are just some ideas. We will let you know ASAP about the turkey or ham.
  • If you have concerns about any of your students during this time of year please let myself, Laura or Jennifer Givens know and we will find some resources for the families.
  • Lunch Counts: Please turn these in to Laura for the early release day by Wednesday of next week.

Cullins Staff Members Being AWESOME!!

  • Gabby Brown: The book fair was a great success and we were able to raise a good amount of money to go right back in to the library. Great job!!
  • Krystal Coates, Kirsten Golden, and Chris Couch: Thank you for assisting with WatchDOGS kick-off party on Tuesday night. We had LOTS of dads and children there and I am so excited about what this program will bring to our students.

Jill's Corner

Happy Saturday Cullins Friends!

I hope you all are enjoying your weekend. The sun is shining...... The air is crisp.... And we are on the way to College Station to cheer on the Jackets in the playoff game this morning.

Thanksgiving break was so wonderful. New York was beautiful and lovely already decked out for Christmas. We have not been at this time of year in many years and it was nice to see all the lights and decorations. We spent lots of time eating AMAZING food, exploring the city, and of course.... Shopping!! The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was so awesome too. It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience to see all the balloons up close and personal, and a VERY proud parent moment for Jack and I to see our baby girl in the parade and on TV. The girls worked very hard to prepare for their performance but we also got some good family time in with Makenzie too. We were able to see her favorite musical, Phantom of the Opera. It was a great show!! I hope that you all had the opportunity to spend time with family and of course relax!!

The next two weeks are a very exciting time for our children. I know that you all have many great things planned for them to do.

Attached below is the schedule of what we will be doing for the next two weeks. I hope this time shows you how very special you are to us and it is our hope that you feel loved and appreciated.

Go out and BE AWESOME!!!


'Tis the Season at CLP!!!!!

Monday, Dec. 7th
A day of giving is what’s in store!
For Mrs. Doris Cullins who’s our namesake and so much more!
A candle, a snack, or treat!
Or something to keep warm her feet!
Please bring something for the basket we will be giving to Mrs. Doris Cullins!

Tuesday, Dec. 8th
Teachers like treats that are salty and sweet!
Come to the lounge and pull up a seat!
A small snack to munch on to “sharpen the saw,”
Mingle with friends and share a guffaw!
Popcorn Bar in the lounge!

Wednesday, Dec. 9th
A snack or two can make the day go by quickly!
Join us for Cullins Cuisine but don’t get sickly!
Sign-up to bring something to eat for the Eat-A-Thon!

Thursday, Dec. 10th
We know you’re so busy, it’s hard to think,
Some days you don’t even have time to blink!
Don’t despair, or be on the brink,
From us to you, your favorite Sonic Drink!
Everyone will receive a Sonic Drink during the day!

Friday, Dec. 11th
You are such a wonderful teacher,
To all that is obvious,
We wanted to give you this card,
Because you mean so much to us!
Merry Christmas to all from the Leadership Team!

Monday, Dec. 14th
Please enjoy lovely treats from the Dessert Cart!

Tuesday, Dec. 15th
When it’s freezing outside, and too cold to blink,
Come to the lounge and get a nice, hot drink!
We’ll have cider, hot chocolate and even strong coffee,
For all our dear staff here at CLP!
Hot Drink Bar in the lounge!

Wednesday, Dec. 16th
Please provide a family in need from your grade level with a gift basket of goodies!

Thursday, Dec. 17th
Crafting and learning can make such a mess!
Having fun with the kiddos we expect nothing less!
You each get a day to leave right after dismissal!
Go home to relax and hang up more thistle!
As soon as all students are accounted for after dismissal you may leave for the day!

Friday, Dec. 18th
We’ll be as cute as we can be,
When we all wear our brand new CLP tee!
A new CLP tee for everyone!
Kid President's Holiday Gift Guide