Falcon's Nest

September 2018

Principal's Corner by Jennifer Updike

Welcome Back!!!

It is so good to see all of our young falcon’s smiling faces again!! They are the reason we are here and why we continue to reflect and refine our instructional practices. We are proud of the positive momentum of this building; but we are never satisfied. I thought this would be a great opportunity to share some of the fun, innovative, student-centered ideas we are embracing this school year!


Standards Based Grading-

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Informational Video

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Wild Card

Many of our teachers this summer took the time to be a part of a book study on how to engage, uplift and challenge our students on a daily basis. We want our students to see learning as an opportunity not a chore. Check out the book or some of room transformations already happening in our building!


September Events:

3rd - Labor Day, No School

14th - 2 Hr. Early Dismissal - 1:45pm, Magazine Kickoff

18th - Coffee Hour - 9:00am

20th - PTO Mtg. - 4:00pm

26th - Pizza with the Principals/Ticket Town

27th - Picture Day by Lifetouch

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September 27th - All students will be photographed for the yearbook! Bring your smiles!

Mrs. McGraw's room transformation - A book tasting!

Testing Info

Students at Clinton-Massie Elementary School will take the NWEA’s Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test to help teachers measure student performance and growth, make informed decisions about student learning, and differentiate content and instruction. The MAP test is also an approved test from the State of Ohio for identifying students who are gifted in the specific academic abilities of reading and/or math. A student is identified gifted with a score in the top 95th percentile. Students in Kindergarten through 5th grade are tested using the MAP test 3 times a year. They are tested at the beginning of the school (August) year as well as during the first January and in the spring (April/ May). If you have any questions or concerns about MAP testing, please don’t hesitate to contact CMES Principal, Jennifer Updike.

3rd Grade

Third Graders enjoying a Dinosaur Themed week that includes reading, math and science standards!
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I hope your child has come home telling you about our new library time that incorporates our brand new makerspace. A makerspace is a place learn by being creative and hands on. Our makerspace includes a reading nook, technology station, problem solvers station, sensory spot, art station, young builders station and nature station. All of these stations and supplies have been generously donated by several local companies and families! Check out this quick video that gives a quick glimpse into the first few days. If you are interested we meet the last Thursday of every month at 4:00 in the library. Or check out our CMES PTO page for ways you can donate items. Check out our Makerspace in action! Kudos to Mrs. Ford for her hard work in making this vision a reality. Kids are absolutely loving it.



https://youtu.be/KEa1ZTEbyxw

Morning Announcements

Every morning our students watch video announcements. Feel free to watch with us on our YouTube channel!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLNgBm0zb_ZXbf0UET6z9GEWLhoEuyHpql&v=WB3Ou96GKtU

Communicable Illnesses

Info on communicable illnessess can be found on our website - www.cmfalcons.org. Go to department then health services.
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