Chisholm Trail News

September 21st-25th, 2020

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A Note from Mrs. Cockrell

Dear Chisholm Trail families,

There are a lot of exciting things happening this week at Chisholm Trail.

Library books will begin coming home with students THIS WEEK. Enjoy reading the books with your children! Help them take good care of the books and return the books to their backpacks each evening. If your child is reading independently, he or she may want to read the book to you. If your child is just learning about how print works, help her or him find some letters he or she knows on the pages. You can read the story aloud. Whatever your student's readiness level is, you can have fun reading and talking about the stories together.

Follow us on Facebook/Twitter and look for an invitation to post pictures about your at home reading this week. You can find the links at the bottom of this newsletter.

Make sure to scroll down and take a look at important dates coming up. You will also find a parent resource for you. We are entering the fifth week of learning and your children are doing an amazing job.

Thank you for sharing your children with us!

Cari Cockrell


Thank you for your continued support for our procedures this year. Children are arriving no earlier than 7:35 and entering the building safely, wearing masks.

We appreciate that you have your car tags hanging on your mirror at dismissal. In the case of a forgotten tag, we will do an ID check as efficiently as possible, but we may ask you to pull up ahead of the line and wait for a moment.

Helpful Reminders

Parents, please remember to label your children's belongings. (Water bottles, jackets, masks, lunch boxes, back packs, etc.) We want all items to stay with their rightful owners. When things are left behind, it is very tricky to return them if they are not labeled. Thank you for your help with this.

Capturing Kids' Hearts Parent Resource

TEAMWORK: Cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together in the interests of a common cause.

ENGAGE: talk about it

Since the beginning of time, lessons have been shared through the telling of stories. We all remember hearing a story from a relative, teacher, or coach that has stuck in our minds to this day. Look for opportunities to share with your children a time when you learned a lesson about teamwork...whether a comeback win on the basketball court or your rock band’s first concert together, your life stories are guaranteed to help the lesson stick.

EMPOWER: take action

Volunteering in your local community is a rewarding team-building activity for the entire family. Setting goals together, such as collecting and distributing meals for five families to your local food bank, is an exciting way to measure the impact of your family’s efforts. Important life skills such as a sense of responsibility and accountability will be developed through working together or taking on tasks individually. Have fun and celebrate when your family reaches a goal!

EXCEL: achieve it

Create a Schedule for Chores Instituting chores is a productive way to create a sense of teamwork while practicing responsibility and accountability at home. Create a chore schedule by assigning a separate set of chores to each of your children...consider fun ways to reward excellence. Play Team-Building Games Playing games as a family is a great way to build teamwork. There are countless activities, such as playing board games or exercising together, that you can enjoy with your kids. These team-building activities are easy to do and encourage everyone in the family to work together.

Important Dates:


  • 21st-25th-Homecoming Dress Up Days (See graphic)


  • Wednesday, Oct. 7-Picture Day (online learner details TBD)
  • Virtual Book Fair-details coming soon
  • PTO meeting-details coming soon