CES Parent Update

May 9, 2022

Dear Families,

Happy Mother’s Day, Creekview!


The term “mother” has been defined as someone who is caring for others and not selfish. Someone who never stops being a source of comfort and emits a glow of love. Whether you fulfill that role for your own children, pet children, nieces and nephews, grandchildren, or friends, we hope you feel the same love and comfort that you provide to others. Remember to take a moment to honor those mother figures who are no longer with us. May they live on through the comfort and love we received from them, but now pass to others. I truly hope your day is special.



Enjoy your day!



~Allyson Jordan, Principal

Reminders:

  • The last day to purchase ice cream passes is May 12th.
  • Deadline to Pre-register for End of Year Class Parties is May 16th! LINK HERE
  • Deadline: June 12 Order school supplies for the 22-23 school year. (see lists for CES, TCES, and CFES below)
  • Pre-register for End of Year Party (see guidelines below)

MAY

9-13 Hope Pack Drive in recognition of Foster Child Awareness Month

11-20 No Lunch Visitors or volunteers- STAAR Testing

11- School Nurse Appreciation Day (We love Nurse Bennett! -Favorites LINK)

11- STAAR Science 5th Grade

11- Spirit Night @ 403 Eats 5-8pm

12- Last day to purchase ice cream passes

12-13 Make-up Testing

13- Cafeteria Appreciation Day (Thank you for keeping our student's bellies full!)

16- Class Party Pre-Registration Due

17- STAAR Reading 3rd-5th Grade

17- 5th Grade Ceremony Dismissal Form due

18- STAAR Math 3rd-5th Grade

19- ALL Student Library Books Due to Creekview Library

19-20- Make-up Testing

23- Field Day 3rd-5th grade (see below)

24- Field Day K-2nd grade (see below)

24- 2:30pm 5th Grade Ceremony (Abueita, Smylie, Gordon, Meeker)

25- 2:30pm 5th Grade Ceremony (Oakes, Capistran, Suter)

26- Last Day of School; Class Party Day (register below)

9:15-10:00am 1st & 3rd

10:30-11:15am Kindergarten, 2nd, & 4th

The end-of-year is rapidly approaching and with it our STAAR window; therefore, we want to provide you updated information related to STAAR. STAAR dates are as follows:


5th Science - Wednesday, May 11

3rd, 4th and 5th Reading - Tuesday, May 17

3rd, 4th and 5th Math - Wednesday, May 18

Make-ups for all grades, May 19-20


In order to optimize each student’s performance we’ve learned over the years a few tips:

  • Ensure that your child gets a full night’s rest in order to awaken refreshed.

  • Eat a healthy and hearty breakfast that necessarily limits sugar.

  • Encourage a little exercise in the morning as it burns extra energy and minimizes “jitters.”


Out of their great regard for your children, teachers are particularly sensitive to their students and strive to minimize the effects of stress on them, so they plan morning rituals in which they’re hopeful that each child can participate. For example, they generally participate in Rise and Shine as well as have a short social-emotional circle or a “check-in” in which students voice their feelings about the day. It is a very positive experience and helps calm and focus the children. Please try to arrive by 8:40 on testing days so that your child may participate. It adds stress if the student is running late and misses this class unifying experience.


In order to ensure a secure, quiet, and predictable testing environment, we ask that during our testing window, May 11 - 20, we not have visitors in the building.


Lastly, the law requires that we test all eligible students on the day of testing. If they are absent on testing day, we are required to make-up testing upon their arrival the following morning. Please reach out to us if you have questions or concerns. We want to help your child to be successful and you are their greatest advocate.


Correcting Misinformation Regarding the Ability to Opt-Out


Lastly, state law requires that we test all eligible students on the day of testing. If they are absent on testing day, we are required to make-up testing upon their arrival the following morning. If the child refuses to take the test, please understand that the child is scored a zero and subsequently is required by law to engage in up to 90 additional hours of tutoring next year (30 math, 30 reading, 30 science) and future elective choices. Simply put, there is no provision to “opt-out.” We want you to be informed about the impact that this decision makes on each child.

CREEKVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

Timber Creek Elementary School Supply List

CREEKSIDE FOREST SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

Great job to our Creekview Choir for bringing home a trophy this weekend!

Creekview Cares is teaming up with Carrying Hope Houston

Creekview Cares is teaming up with Carrying Hope Houston to collect items in recognition of Foster Child Awareness Month. A "Hope Pack" is a backpack filled with comfort items and essentials for children who are entering a new foster home. Drop any of these items off at Creekview this week: books, small toys, pajamas, and stuffed animals for any age or clothing for teens. Or visit the amazon.comwishlist which will directly ship items to Carrying Hope Houston. All items must be brand new and have tags on them.
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Due to the size of our school, Field Day will be on two consecutive days so please review the schedule below to find your student's grade level time slot. Spectators will not be allowed for this event, but if you are interested in volunteering, please use the Volunteer Sign Up.


Volunteers will report to the front office to check in and then proceed to the playground. Please remember the station number you sign up for so you can report to that corresponding Field Day station.


If you are interested in donating supplies for field day, please use the Field Day Supply Sign Up.


Thank you for your support!

Coach Marek, Coach Burns, Coach Ward, & Coach Runnells

5th Grade Ceremony Information

FAQs

Q: When is the ceremony taking place?

A: Tuesday, May 24th at 2:30pm (Abueita, Smylie, Gordon, Meeker)

Wednesday, May 25th at 2:30pm (Suter, Capistran, Oakes)


Q: What should my child wear to the ceremony?

A: Dress for success! Business casual, Sunday best, etc. is encouraged for our graduates.


Q: How many guests can attend?

A: 2 guests may attend per student. 2 tickets will be sent home with each student by Friday, May 13th.


Q: Can siblings attend the ceremony?

A: Siblings will not attend this event. It is an instructional day and we need space to accommodate all our parent visitors.


Q: Can I take my child and younger siblings home from the ceremony?

A: Yes, please read guidelines below carefully.

You will need to fill out the 5th Grade Ceremony Dismissal Form by noon on Tuesday, May 17th.

If you are taking your 5th grader only, they will be dismissed to you from the ceremony and you can exit from our main entrance prior to campus dismissal. (Students will not be able to get bikes or scooters from the playground.)

If you are taking your 5th grader AND younger siblings, you will need to meet younger siblings in the library and wait until the completion of car rider dismissal (~4:15).

If your child is not leaving with you, he/she will follow regular dismissal procedures.

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We are excited about celebrating the end of the 21-22 school year at Creekview on May 26th! As always, our parents are welcome to volunteer to support students in practicing social and emotional learning objectives such as: empathy, gratitude, patience, interpersonal communication, etc.


PRE-REGISTER HERE BY MAY 16th!


Parent Visitors:

  • Parking in fire lanes is prohibited.

  • All visitors will be required to check in.

  • Limit 1 visitor per student, please keep younger siblings at home

  • All visitors must be prepared to present a Photo ID even if pre-registered.


Party Times:

9:15-10:00am- 1st & 3rd

10:30-11:15am- Kindergarten, 2nd, & 4th


Dismissal: Parents may sign students out of school after the party in the classroom through the teacher, however, please be mindful that students will have an opportunity to attend a holiday sing along with their classmates after the party.


  • All visitors must exit the campus at the end of the party.

  • Parents will receive a ticket from their teacher and be allowed to leave the classroom with their student. All exits will be supervised by staff.

  • Any uncertainties regarding this process will be directed to the front office to ensure student safety.

  • Regular dismissal procedures will begin at 12:50pm.


As always, if your child has permission to be dismissed with someone other than a parent, it must be stated in writing. Please submit a signed note, including your contact information, to your child’s homeroom teacher or front office.

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6th Grade ELA TAP Summer Reading

Dear Students,

We are so excited to have you in our Advanced English/Language Arts program! Tomball ISD endorses a summer reading program for all students enrolled in advanced English courses grades 6-12. This summer we are offering a variety of novel choices for you to choose from. You will have until August 16th to complete the novel of your choice to be prepared for the discussions and assessments that will take place during the school day.


The selections on the summer reading list have been chosen to encourage the enjoyment of reading and to prepare students for the study of literature. Upon returning to school in the fall, students will be engaged in inquiry circles with classmates who selected the same book. In order to be prepared to discuss the book in such a setting, students must read the book through a critical lens and be prepared to share insights and original observations discovered while reading.


We realize that changes do occur during the summer, and sometimes students find themselves switching schools due to a recent move. Should you find that you will be attending a different Tomball ISD school, please check with that campus for their reading list, as that campus may have a different reading list than what appears on this page.


Below is a list a books from which you may choose for your summer reading novel:

  • Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

  • The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

  • Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

  • Counting by 7's by Holly Golberg Sloan


The following ideas are suggested in order to help students engage in active reading:


In his essay “How to Mark a Book,” Mortimer Adler explains that reading is a “conversation between you and the author.”


Adler writes: “Why is marking up a book indispensable to reading? First, it keeps you awake. (And I don’t mean merely conscious; I mean awake.) In the second place, reading, if it is active, is thinking, and thinking tends to express itself in words, spoken or written. The marked book is usually the thought-through book. Finally, writing helps you remember the thoughts you had, or the thoughts the author expressed.”




“There are all kinds of devices for marking a book intelligently and fruitfully. Here’s the way I do it:


  • Underlining (or highlighting): of major points, of important or forceful statements

  • Vertical lines at the margin: to emphasize a statement already underlined

  • Star, asterisk, or other doo-dad at the margin: to be used sparingly, to emphasize the ten or twenty most important statements in the book (You may want to fold the bottom corner of each page on which you use such marks. It won't hurt the sturdy paper on which most modern books are printed, and you will be able to take the book off the shelf at any time and, by opening it at the folded-corner page, refresh your recollection of the book.)

  • Numbers of other pages in the margin: to indicate where else in the book the author made points relevant to the point marked; to tie up the ideas in a book, which, though they may be separated by many pages, belong together

  • Circling or highlighting of key words or phrases

  • Writing in the margin, or at the top or bottom of the page, for the sake of: recording questions (and perhaps answers) which a passage raised in your mind; reducing a complicated discussion to a simple statement; recording the sequence of major points through the book


If marking your book is not a possibility, there are some other options:

  • You can use sticky notes. Place these on the pages/paragraphs where you would underline or highlight and write out your thoughts or ideas on the note.

  • Write out notes on paper and keep the paper inside the book. Include page numbers with comments/notations so that you will remember what prompted your thinking.


Should any questions arise, please contact:

Lauren Fair

District RLA Content Specialist 3-6

laurenfair@tomballisd.net

Creekview PTO

Visit the Creekview PTO Website for more information and volunteer opportunities.

Also, see this week's PTO Community Connection Newsletter.

CONGRATULATIONS, 2022-2023 PTO BOARD!

Abbey Castleman- President

Abby Zimmerman- Vice President

Jaclyn Metz- Secretary

Krystal Smith- Treasurer

Cari Sarantapoulas- Parliamentarian

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Thank you to our AMAZING sponsors!

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Creekview Elementary School Staff Mission and Vision

Promising GREAT learning for ALL


The professional learning community of Creekview Elementary School promises learning for ALL in a nurturing, collaborative culture. (August, 2018)

May 9, 2022