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What A Wonderful Pre-K

"I see trees of green

Red roses too

I see them bloom

For me and you

And I think to myself

What a wonderful world.”

  • Louis Armstrong

These words from "What a Wonderful World" makes me think about our wonderful Pre-K learning about colors. For color week, students engaged in lessons about each color. They watched videos and sang songs based on the color of the day. Students painted and colored crafts, discussed things in the world around us that have the color of the day and of course showed off their fashion in full color. In centers, students sorted objects based on their color.

Stop Food Waste! For People and Planet!

The International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste was observed on September 29, 2022. On a daily basis so much food is wasted that it could feed an entire country. This day was a call to action for public and private entities from across the food system and consumers to work together to cut food loss, mitigate climate change, and support food security and nutrition. Click on the video below to see how our district recognized the day and spread awareness of food loss.

PTA Happenings

Clear Stream Avenue School PTA has planned several events for October. Picture Day is October 6th. Students are encouraged to dress their best. CSA Movie Night is Friday, October 7 @ 6:30 pm. We will be showing Hotel Transylvania. This event is free. Snacks will be sold. Our Pumpkin Patch is at Clear Stream on Friday, October 17th during the day. Pumpkins are $5.00. Clear Stream will be responsible to honoring our Board of education at Board Appreciation night on October 24, @ 7:30 pm. All are invited. This year’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration will be held virtually on October 28, at 6:30 pm. Students will present videos, presentations and projects expressing their Latin Pride! Finally, it is the goal of the PTA to win an Early Bird award for membership. For that we need your help. As a member of the CSA/PTA you are a voice for our students and part of the largest child advocacy program in the world! Join the PTA for only $12 at the link below:

Member Hub Store

Let’s talk more about your commitment to education on Friday Oct. 7 at Movie Night. We will have a membership table at the event. Hope to see you there.

- Nyala Jugrag and Dania Hernandez, CSA PTA Presidents

Wellness is a Part of Our Lives

Our SEL Committee welcomes you back! This year, our committee continues to work diligently and is committed to supporting the social-emotional needs of your children as they transition back to school and navigate these challenging times. Throughout the school year, students will engage in activities to assist them in building classroom communities, identify their feelings, increase their emotional vocabulary, develop coping skills and become problem solvers. Students will have the opportunity to develop these skills through our RULER Approach. Students will become “emotion scientists” as they create their Classroom Charters, learn about the Mood Meter, Meta Moment and Blueprint.

Currently, classrooms are complete. These are the rules that students promise to abide by. Everyday students plot their feelings on the Mode Meter when they enter the building and use it throughout the day to navigate through social and emotional situations. We encourage students to find their best selves using the Meta Moment. These three anchors are essential to maintain wellness and positivity within our school.

For the month of October, our school psychologists across the district will be facilitating a series of Mental Health Workshops for our 4th and 5th grade students. Throughout the 3 lesson series, students will receive an introduction to wellness, learn about stress and stress management, self-awareness, self-esteem and coping skills. Our teachers and parents will also receive resources to conduct follow-up lessons and have conversations with the students, as needed.

We encourage you to ask your children about our SEL initiatives. The more you understand about our school culture, the more successful we will be as an educational community.

Our SEL committee members are:

Mrs. Orellana
Mr. Singleton
Mrs. Carrano
Mrs. Caines-Woodson
Mrs. Pope
Ms. Reser

Core Instruction and Testing

Every year there is a lot of talk regarding everyday instruction and assessments. Please allow me to shed some light about the difference between solid instruction and testing. Instruction consists of many different practices to teach understanding and learning so students can grow mentally, emotionally and physically throughout the year. The purpose of testing is to:

measure a student’s knowledge and overall achievement.

∙ determine a student’s mastery of specific skills.

∙ provide information to schools that can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of instructional programs.

∙ monitor the performance of schools and school districts.

Our district assesses students in various academic and social areas throughout the year. We use the Fountas and Pinnell running records, the NWEA Reading and Math Assessments, which is a nationally normed exam, and Review 360 to determine social emotional well-being. At the end of the year grades 3-6 take the State ELA and Math exams administered by the New York State Department of Education.

Clear Stream has a record of performing well on standardized tests primarily because our teachers follow a well-rounded curriculum that has areas for student enrichment as well as support. Testing serves as just one point of data regarding student performance. Student results will be one component of decision-making with regards to support services or enrichment for all students. Know that the administration, faculty and staff of Clear Stream will support student learning and assessments to foster student progress and growth.

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All Around the Stream!

Here are the links to our other Newsletters throughout the district!

Superintendent's Newsletter:

HR and Capital Connections

CST(Curriculum & Instruction, Special Services and Technology)

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CSA October Highlights and Important Information

October 6 all day Picture Day

October 7 @ 6:30 pm We will be showing Hotel Transylvania.

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm CSA 6th Grade Fundraiser Car Wash

October 17 all day Pumpkin Patch Pumpkins are $5.00 All Day

October 2 @ 7:30 pm Board Appreciation Night at Shaw Avenue Performances by CSA Students

Finally, this year’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration will be held virtually on October 28 @ 6:30pm

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Boys and girls it is time again for us to show how

much we admire Hispanic Heritage. You may create 1

of the following 3 assignments to participate in our

Virtual Hispanic Heritage Night:

1. Lights, Camera, Action! Students may make a video no more than 1 minute in length showcasing a talent (dancing or cooking) or interviewing a person of Latin descent. Make sure you hold your camera or phone sideways when videotaping. Videos may be edited based on the amount of time we have to present for the evening.

2.You can Draw or paint a piece of artwork representing Latin culture or a Latin country.

Make sure the picture has detail and is in color. But most of all, make sure it is your BEST WORK. Please include your name somewhere on the piece.

3. You can create a Google slide about a Latin country, or a famous Latin American person. The slideshow must be 3 slides only and you must have your name on the first slide. Make sure your slides have bullet points and pictures.

Please upload all assignments your Google Drive. You must upload your assignment by Wednesday, October 21st. Thank you.

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