CHES FALCON FOCUS

December 4, 2015

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To report an unplanned absence, call Dr. Cunningham @ 624-9994 or Mrs. Thornton @ 980-5770.

CHANGE IN BUS LOADING PROCEDURES

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 5, 2016

We will be loading buses in a different manner when students return to school in January. I am providing this information in advance to ensure you have the opportunity to update information and prepare your students.

We will continue to dismiss car riders when the bell rings at 3:15.

We will BEGIN bus loading with FOURTH AND FIFTH GRADE CLASSES.

  • Fourth and Fifth grade classes will be dismissed by 3:25 or when all buses arrive at school. When 4th and 5th grade classes are dismissed to load buses, 2nd and 3rd grade classes will line up in their individual door ways and wait to be dismissed. When 4th and 5th grade classes clear the building, 2nd and 3rd grade classes will be dismissed to load buses.
  • When 2nd and 3rd grade classes are dismissed to load buses, Kindergarten and first grade classes will line up in their individual door ways and wait to be dismissed. After 2nd and 3rd grade classes clear the building, K and 1st grade classes will be dismissed to load buses.


Classes should exit to the hallway in the order of their classrooms. Teacher should not have students standing in the hallways prior to being called for dismissal. This will notify us of when each grade level has cleared the building. Our goal in changing this process is to keep students calmer in their classrooms in an effort to improve bus behavior and safety and to expedite the process of bus loading by beginning with older students who load to the back of the bus.

Summary of process:
4-5 called to dismiss, 2-3 line up in their door ways
4-5 clear building, 2-3 called to dismiss, K-1 line up in their doorways
2-3 clear building, K-1 dismissed

Your assistance in following this process is greatly appreciated.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to Mrs. Angela Welborn, 4th grade RLA/SS/Writing teacher,for begin nominated by her peers to represent Cumberland Heights as this year's Tennessee Teacher of the Year.
Congratulations to Ms. Joy Yarbrough for being selected to represent Cumberland Heights Elementary as the 2015-2016 Distinguished Classroom Teacher.
Congratulations to Mr. Brian Last for being selected to represent Cumberland Heights Elementary as the 2015-2016 Green Apple Teacher
Joy and Brian will be honored at the CMCEA DCT Banquet in May. Information on ticket sales will come next semester. In the meantime, please help me congratulate them for their outstanding service to our profession!

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE NEWS

Committee Fees
Please remember that Lori Morrison is collecting funds ($10.00) for this year. This helps pay for our Christmas luncheon and end of year luncheon, cakes, gifts, cards, etc. The committee is requesting that everyone contribute their part. Thank you!

Festive Days and Treat Days for the week of December 14-18
  • Monday: Red, Green and Jeans Day, SPECIAL ED & SPECIAL AREA treats
  • Tuesday: Tree Skirt Day (Be creative)—Men you can wear a tie, K-1-2 treats
  • Wednesday: Christmas Hat and/or shirt day, 3-4-5 treats
  • Thursday: Tacky Christmas Sweater day, Support Staff treats
  • Friday: Favorite Christmas shirt day, Luncheon
Please remember that all days are optional, however you must participate to wear jeans. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative outfit each day.

Our luncheon will begin at 12:30 in the cafeteria. All faculty and staff are expected to attend. If you plan to bring an alternate lunch (for those who prefer not to each what the committee has ordered), notify Lori Morrison ASAP so extra food is not ordered.

If you are participating in Secret Santa we will reveal after lunch. Please remember your Secret Santa during this week!
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THE SPOTLIGHT

I will be sending a faculty profile for each faculty and staff member to complete. I will randomly select one person to highlight in each Friday Focus. There will be basic information needed from everyone and then several other questions to select from. I ask that you respond to a minimum of five, however feel free to complete as many as you like! I am also requesting you attach up to three photos that help tell your story. Thank you in advance for your participation!

CALENDAR EVENTS

Late Bus Duty: KINDERGARTEN

Instructional Week 17

7th B Week C Day

8th B Week O Day

Representative Joe Pitts to visit CHES 9:00

9th B Week N Day

10th A Week F Day

PD Meeting starts at 7:15 in MC.

11th A Week A Day

Late Bus Duty: FIRST GRADE

Instructional Week 18

14th A Week L Day

Safety Team Meeting @ 1:30 in MC

15th A Week C Day

Extended RTI Data Chats 4th, 5th, 1st

16th A Week O Day

Extended RTI Data Chat 2nd, 3rd, K

17th A Week N Day

PD Meeting starts at 7:15 in MC.

18th Day Out of Calendar

½ Day for Students

9:15 Book Parade


JANUARY 4th: Faculty and Staff report to work for staff development.

Students do not report.