Bulldog Newsletter

January 23, 2020

Greetings Clairemont CREW:

We have been having an awesome time here at Clairemont Elementary. We celebrated the 100th day of school in kindergarten and the students looked amazing. They had a lot of fun activities that they were involved in on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020. The second grade students took the STAMP test for their Spanish elective and first grade had the opportunity to learn to make connections between two individuals and two pieces of information. The Clairemont CREW is truly working and the evidence is being shown. Ask your child about some of the great things that are going on at Clairemont and remember community circle is tomorrow Friday, January 24th, 2020.
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CSD Updates

News from the Decatur Education Foundation-

Friday, January 31st from 7-10 pm - Mix Mingle & Mocktail

Come out in support of Joe’s Fund for Mental Health by enjoying an adult, alcohol-free evening out with live music from The Benders. There will be delicious mocktails from Universal Joint, delectable food from Oakhurst Market, desserts from Butter and Cream, and coffee beverages from Waller’s Coffee Shop. Tickets available at www.decatureducationfoundation.org/joesbenefit

Thursday, February 6th and Friday, February 7th from 8:30a-3:30pm - Beyond Diversity Community Training

There are still spaces left for this FREE training. Beyond Diversity™ is a powerful, personally transforming two-day seminar designed to help leaders, educators, students, parents, administrators and community participants understand the impact of race on student learning and investigate the role that racism plays in institutionalizing academic achievement disparities. Participants will engage in a thoughtful, compassionate exploration of race and racism during the seminar which will allow our community to move forward to dismantle the racism that exists in our schools. The seminar is limited to 80 participants – Click here to register for this two-day training.

Saturday, February 8th from 1pm to 5pm - Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade and Party

This festive, community-run event benefits DEF and the music departments at all City of Decatur Schools! The parade marches through Oakhurst from F.AVE down Mead Road to The Imperial where live music from student performers will continue until sundown. There are many ways you can participate in this family-friendly event: you can march with your school krewe, you can create your own community krewe, or you can bring the family to watch the parade and post-parade performances where there will be food and beverages for purchase. For more information, please visit: www.meadrdmardigras.org Laissez les bons temps rouler!

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Equity Based CREW Meetings

Equity Project Aligns with School Improvement Plan and District Equity Initiatives

The Clairemont staff has selected a set of books to support our Equity Project. Teachers will guide students through a reading of texts that were selected to spark rich discussion and raise students' racial consciousness. Each month we will send out some prompts that go along with the texts we have selected, so you may continue the discussion at home and help promote awareness and understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion.

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100th Day of School

The kindergarten students had the opportunity to dress up as a hundred year old person. The outfits were amazing to see. They also brought in a hundred items. They made a hundred gum balls and they stacked up a hundred cups. All of the kindergarten students had an awesome time. Way to go Kindergarten CREW!!!!
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Nurse Huff-Cox Update

The CDC is reporting an increased number of Flu cases this season and the numbers are expected to climb. In an effort to decrease the spread of communicable illnesses at Clairemont Elementary please practice the 4 Principles of Hand Awareness from Henry the Hand with your child:

  1. WASH your hands when they are dirty and BEFORE eating.

  2. DO NOT cough into your hands.

  3. DO NOT sneeze into your hands.

  4. Above all, DO NOT put your fingers into your eyes, nose or mouth!

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Please put a change of clothing in your child’s backpack to be used in case his/her clothing becomes soiled due to wetting, muddy from outdoor play, etc. This will prevent students from missing valuable classroom learning instruction and you from leaving work, appointments, etc to bring clothing to the school.

Upon notifying the teacher of student illness, please inform the school nurse as well. This information is necessary so that the nurse is aware of communicable illnesses that may require surveillance. Your support of this request is greatly appreciated. Please contact the nurse via email at chuff-cox@csdecatur.net or phone at 404 370-4450.

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Spirit Night

Join your fellow Bulldogs at the Decatur location of City Barbeque for a spirit night benefiting the Clairemont PTA!

City Barbeque will donate 25% of all day sales on Thursday, January 23rd to the Clairemont PTA!

You must present the barcode on the flyer or mention Clairemont Elementary PTA for the sale to count. The barcode can be found on the Clairemont PTA Facebook and Instagram pages and printed versions were sent home in take-home folders last week.
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PTA Updates and Reminders

We have a lot of things on for the Clairemont CREW that you can get involved in. These are just a few of the upcoming events. Don't forget to mark your calendar and we can't wait to see you.


Thursday January 23rd: Spirit Night at City BBQ

Community Day: Saturday March 21st
Clairemont Talent Show : Friday March 27th

Leftover Dessert Containers

We still have dessert containers leftover from marketplace that will be available for pick up tomorrow at Community Circle.