Creel Chronicle

February 2021

General SOAR Information

Please contact your child's teacher in regards to Valentine's Day celebrations and procedures. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, any items you are sending in to exchange must be in the building no later than Friday 2/5 to exchange on Friday 2/12. As a reminder, no homemade treats are allowed, only store bought individually wrapped candy/treats are permitted.


African American History Month is observed each year during the month of February. It's a time to recognize generations of African Americans who contributed to important events in history. The following resources (links) can be used to further enrich your child's knowledge and curiosity:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/award-winning-african-american-books

https://www.teachingbooks.net/qlmwfsg

Visit Florida: African American History in Florida

www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov


Car Dismissal: Students who are car riders will remain in classrooms until you arrive at the school. It is imperative that you always have the car tag provided hanging on your car mirror or window in order to help have a smooth dismissal process. If you do not have your car tag, you will need to provide a valid photo ID to receive a new car tag. Car tags will be issued to the registering parent/guardian only. Changes to dismissal can only be accepted in writing, and cannot be accepted over the phone or by email. Thank you for your understanding as we work together to ensure the safety of all students on campus.


Volunteers/Visitors: Per district guidelines, no volunteers or visitors will be allowed on campus at this time. We value our partnership with you and are planning several virtual events during the second semester. We will continue to hold our SAC and PTO meetings via Zoom!

Please join us at our next SAC and PTO meeting on Monday, Feb 8 at 3:00pm

https://brevardschools-org.zoom.us/j/85383311444

Title I School Talk

Wow, Literacy Night was amazing! Guest author Jaimie Engel entertained students by reading an expert from one of her books based on a boy who lived in Melbourne. She graciously donated books for our giveaway raffle and a set for our Media Center. A teacher from each grade level introduced a reading game you can play at home with your child. Below are the links to the games in case you missed it.

Kindergarten Link

https://youtu.be/zcyMBwt2xb8

First Grade Link

https://youtu.be/YhMte_Wiw5I

Second Grade Links

https://youtu.be/coyLtgTM78g

https://youtu.be/B9txY_kXNU4

Third Grade Link

https://youtu.be/kTmFY5i-sF8

Fourth Grade Link

https://youtu.be/D1KueYb_lRQ

Fifth Grade Link

https://youtu.be/vEBfKvfBVZk

Sixth Grade Link

https://youtu.be/n3tigUY2_Y4

School Support Team Memo to Families

National School Counseling Week is February 1st through February 5th. The aim is to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within US school systems. National School Counseling week, sponsored by the American School Counselors Association, works to highlight the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve success. This year to celebrate NSCW, we are highlighting some of our counselors favorite character traits: Empathy, compassion, determination, gratitude, and kindness. Each day the students will learn about a new trait and teachers will nominate students from their classrooms that exemplify those traits. Those students will receive a special certificate and a treat!


Penny Wars is back! From February 15th through the 26th, we will be collecting coins and dollars to benefit Family Promise of Brevard. Family Promise works to provide stable housing for homeless families in Brevard County. Last year, we raised almost $2000 and our goal this year to beat that number! Each classroom will have a “house”, a coin box that they decorate together and use to store their donations. At the end of Penny Wars, the class in each grade level with the most money raised will win a pizza party and the class with the highest amount raised in the whole school get to silly string Mrs. Gaumond, Mr. Chance, and Mrs. Back! So make sure to check your couch cushions, cars, and pockets for spare change to give to your students to support Family Promise of Brevard! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Shirley at Shirley.cara@brevardschools.org.

Upcoming Dates

2/8 SAC & PTO meeting 3:00 pm

2/15 Presidents' Day SCHOOLS ARE OPEN

2/15-2/26 Penny Wars

2/24 Interims sent home

Grade Level Announcements

Ms. Dwyer's class- My students and I have always wanted a “class pet” and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to get one. The Adopt-A-Cow Team has allowed us to adopt Stella, the dairy cow, for free as our “class pet” this year. My students look forward to watching her grow and getting to meet her virtually some day soon. They absolutely love when we “get letters” from Stella and we have been learning all sorts of interesting new facts, like how cows can smell up to 6 miles away- that’s almost 100 football fields!


Mrs. Campbell's 6th grade class is the second class to earn a touchdown for successfully completing and passing iReady lesson!! CONGRATULATIONS


Mrs. McArdle's 2nd grade class enjoys observing their butterflies emerging from their chrysalis and watching their butterflies fly away to begin their life in the big world.

Conscious Corner with Ms. Carmen

For the month of February we’re going to focus on the Power of Love! It says, see the best in others. When we attribute Positive Intent to a child’s behavior, we are able to stay calm and help children calm. We send children the message that their inner core is good enough. We also send the message that their choice of behavior is not helpful. With that backdrop, most children are willing and motivated to learn a new skill, comply with adult commands or choose a more appropriate behavior.

The Power of Love: https://youtu.be/Bjl6dSrIiW0

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*Spotlights*

Our PreK-6th grade students who participated in our Winter Break Reading Challenge celebrated in January with a special Kona Ice treat and were able to pick out some books to add to their home libraries. Our eLearners that participated earned a free Kona Ice voucher and some books! Keep reading, Eagles and stay tuned for our spring break reading challenge!


Thank you Kona Ice!