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Castle Hayne Elementary School Family Newsletter
Dates to Remember-
Tuesday, April 4th : Talent Show Auditions - Slips went home with audition times on the March 31st.
Friday, April 7th: Good Friday Holiday - No School
Monday, April 10th- Friday, April 14th: Spring Break - No School
Wednesday, April 19th: PTA Spirit Night - Island's Restaurant - 6938 Market Street - Ogden Location
Wednesday, April 26th: Pre-K, Kindergarten and 5th Grade Cap and Gown Pictures
Thursday, April 27th: Talent Show
This month has been a busy month. We are looking forward to Spring break and the last nine weeks of second grade. Students have been working hard. In math, students have learned a variety of strategies to add and subtract 3-digit numbers, solved one step word problems and practiced their math fluency and mental math. During these last nine weeks, we will focus on two-step word problems and revisit measurement and focus on counting coins. In reading, students have enjoyed learning about nonfiction texts; biography, reference, and literary. In the last nine weeks students will create their own nonfiction books. In Science, we are looking forward to learning and observing the life cycle of the butterfly. We loved the book character parade and were happy parents could come in to see all their child’s hard work in their data notebooks.
In Reading students have been working on reviewing all reading standards and test taking strategies. We finished reading The Wild Robot and the projects look amazing! We are currently reading The Wild Robot Escapes(the 2nd book in the series).
In Math students are continuing to work through Module 4: Fractions (Decomposing Fractions, Equivalent Fractions, Comparing Fractions, and Adding & Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers.
In Social Studies students are learning about the different important documents in history (US and State Constitution, the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, and the Amendments). Students will then create our very own Class Constitution that they will sign as a reminder of what rules they should be following for the remainder of the school year.
The pictures are of our classes Wild Robot Projects.
In Math, we started the month with dividing decimals and reviewing decimal operations. We learned about the different properties of quadrilaterals and the various ways that we can classify them. Towards the end of the month, we began our volume unit in which students are learning how to find the volume of cubes and rectangular prisms. In Science, we learned about Genetics and Heredity. We then reviewed Force and Motion and then moved into our last Science unit, Weather and Climate. We began learning about the differences between weather and climate. We took a field trip to the Aquarium in which we were able to review the different types of ecosystems, food webs, and food chains. Students were able to see the different animals at the Aquarium and where these animals are found in their natural habitat. In Literacy, we compared and/or contrasted two or more characters, settings, or events. We also discussed the following different types of literature: prose, poetry, and drama/play.
Ms. Cleary, Art
Mrs. Aust, School Counselor
Mrs. Robbins, School Social Worker
Mrs. Cervini, ESL
Mrs. Lockamy, School Nurse
Mrs. Moore, Media Center Specialist
🏆 February Student of the Month Winners 🏆
This school year every student receives FREE breakfast and lunch. However, we will be utilizing My School Bucks to access your child's cafeteria account for any a al carte items. I have included a link to the website below as well as a link to the NHCS Child Nutrition Website. You can find more information regarding My School Bucks under the "Pre-Payment Options" link. If you do not wish to add money electronically via My School Bucks you are still able to send cash or check.
If you choose to bring cash or check to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student's first and last name, their ID#, their teacher's name, and the amount enclosed.
Calendar Menus will be posted on the CHES Child Nutrition website monthly.
The Cafeteria Staff at CHES look forward to serving you this year!
Castle Hayne Elementary School's PTA Corner
Spring Break 2023 - April 7th-14th
Volunteering at Castle Hayne
Volunteers are our partners in education. They take an active role to support and enhance the development of our students. Every day, family and community member volunteers bring enthusiasm and skill into our schools while assisting staff, teachers and students. All volunteers are required to obtain volunteer training annually.
If you would like to move forward with volunteering at Castle Hayne Elementary School these are the following steps you will need to complete:
Complete the Volunteer Orientation Assessment with a score of 80% or higher.
To become a level 2 volunteer, complete a background check application ($20 until October 1 then the cost will be $22.50). You will receive a verification email and card from the Background Investigation Bureau upon approval.
If you are interested in volunteering or chaperoning a field trip at Castle Hayne you MUST complete the Volunteer Training, please contact Danielle Metty at email@example.com.
Tracking your child's bus has never been so easy. New Hanover County Schools is implementing a new smart phone app that will allow parents to see where their child's bus is located in real time. Edulog Parent Portal app can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.
Castle Hayne Elementary School
Our mission at Castle Hayne Elementary School is to work together to achieve success by applying our STORM skills!
Spread Kindness~ Take Responsibility~ Own our Learning and Actions~ Respect Everyone~ Maintain Safety
Please direct any questions related to this newsletter to Danielle Metty, Receptionist