October Chickasaw Chatter

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A Note from Mrs. Nichols

Happy fall!

I love this time of year! The temperatures are a little cooler, football games are being played, and pumpkins are everywhere! It's hard to believe we are approaching the end of the first nine weeks.

All students participated in the iReady Benchmark Assessment during this quarter. These reports will be coming home on October 15th with report cards. Unfortunately, due to social distancing guidelines, we will not be having an Honor's Program as we have in years past. Instead, teachers will recognize those students receiving awards in the classrooms. Students will still receive certificates of recognition for their awards. The areas students can be recognized are: Principal's List-all A's, Honor Roll-all A's and B's, Perfect Attendance, Most Improved, and Citizenship.

There are several events going on this month. October is National Bullying Prevention Month. At CES, we will be focusing on "Choosing to be KIND!" Mrs. Dix has some awesome things planned! Also, see below for specific days we will show that Chickasaw Champions are bully free! OBHS homecoming is this month, too. Specific dress up days have not been determined. We will be sharing those as soon as they are determined. I saved the best for last! On Friday, October 30th, all staff and students are invited to dress as their favorite book characters. We will share about what book our character is part of. I can't wait to see those costumes!

Let's make the 2nd Nine Weeks even better than the first!

Virtual Student Lunch Pick Up

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Mode of Instruction Changes

Please fill out the form ONLY if you plan to your Champion's mode of instruction. If you are not making a change, nothing needs to be done. :)

The following message was sent through PowerSchool and posted on Schoology on September 22nd:

It is hard to believe we are at the point in the 1st nine weeks that we are making decisions regarding the 2nd nine weeks. Students may change the method they receive instruction at the end of each nine weeks. Students can go from VIP (Virtual Instruction Program) to traditional or from traditional to VIP. If you would like to change the method your child receives instruction, please visit the following link and indicate the change you would like to make:


This link will be available until October 2nd, 2020. Any changes made will go into effect on Tuesday, October 13th.

It's Hispanic Heritage Month!

Each year Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
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This Month's BIG Idea

Watch out George Washington and Abe Lincoln! After this month, our school will be filled with children who will go down in history for their inability to tell a lie, because we are dedicating the whole month to the Big Idea of INTEGRITY.
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Homecoming Spirit Items

Spirit items will be sold October 7-16. Costs are: bracelets & ribbons=$1 tattoos=.50

All sales benefit the PE department.

Mark Your Calendars

10/1-DCS Breast Cancer Awareness Day (Wear pink.)

10/2-National Custodial Worker's Recognition Day

10/5-World Day of Bullying Prevention (Wear blue.)

10/7-Walk to School Day (If you don't walk to school, gather your family and friends and go for a walk!), Spirit Items go on sale today!

10/12-Columbus Day Holiday

10/13-16-Homecoming Week

10/15-Report Cards

10/21-Unity Day (Wear orange.)

10/23-1st Nine Weeks Honor's Programs in Classrooms

10/30-Book Character Dress Up Day, Fall Treat Bags go Home