October 13, 2017
Dear CCS Friends and Families,
This has been a busy week of learning at CCS! Three of our classes engaged in off-site learning experiences - Fifth Grade traveled to the Flynn Theater on Monday to see Compagnie Hervé Koubi, an all-male French-Algerian and Burkina Faso dance company featuring music and storytelling from traditional Sufi compositions to Johann Sebastian Bach; First Grade traveled to Whitcomb’s Land of Pumpkins on Wednesday and Fourth Grade headed to the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum on Friday.
Within our own walls, this week included several Respect and Safety Roadshows. Planning Room Facilitator Mike DiNicola (“Mr. D”), school counselors Vicki Nelson and Kathy Batty, and principals Stephanie Sumner and Jen Roth have been visiting classrooms to review school-wide behavior expectations and safety procedures with students. It is always so great to hear our students’ voices calling out:
Don’t Stand By.
Respect Each Other
Be an Ally!
Our students in grades K-4 also participated in Fire Safety Day on Wednesday, October 11th. The Charlotte Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services brought their fire truck, gear and a Fire Safety House trailer to teach students about safety precautions and proper evacuation routines in the event of a house fire. Please ask your student to share their learning with you!
A couple of learning highlights for this week come from our middle level Humanities classrooms and our Art program. Below are pictures of Omega students doing a world war simulation game as they bridge their learning from World War I toward their upcoming study of World War II. In Art, students have been studying the work of Roy Lichtenstein and POP Art!
Stephanie, Jen and Cassandra
CCS was chosen as the recipient of the COTS (Committee on Temporary Shelter) Youth Hero Award. Through our PBIS focus on “Be the Change”, CCS paid it forward by donating the accumulated funds from students earning pennies for making positive contributions in school to COTS last year. COTS was thankful for the donation made by CCS, as well as our commitment to “Be the Change.”
- CCS, along with other CVSD schools including WCS, ABS, HCS and SCS, was acknowledged at the Annual PBIS Leadership Forum for implementing and sustaining PBIS with fidelity and demonstrating positive academic and social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes for students.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, October 17th
Early Dismissal, 1:55pm
CVSD Board Meeting, CVU Rm 160, 6:00pm
Wednesday, October 18th
5-8 Fire Safety Day - 8:30 - 12:30 - sponsored by the CVFRS
Thursday, October 19th
Make-Up Picture Day!
Field Trip - Navigators to Shelburne Farms, 9:30am - 2:00pm
Friday, October 20th
NO SCHOOL - Parent / Teacher Conferences
Tuesday, October 24th
Early Dismissal, 1:55pm
Wednesday, October 25th
Health Office Eye Testing by Lions Club
Q & A with the Principals, CCS Library, 2:00pm (new date!)
Volunteer Orientation Meetings, CVSD Offices Shelburne, 6:00pm and 7:00pm
Fri, October 27th
Staff Appreciation Luncheon, sponsored by the PTO and grades 7/8
Tuesday, October 31st
Halloween Parade - 8:30am
Early Dismissal, 1:55pm
Wednesday, November 1st
Four Winds Workshop, CCS Cafeteria, 8:15am
Friday, November 3rd
Dance! Grades 6-8 in the MPR, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday, November 7th
Early Dismissal, 1:55pm
CVSD Community Budget Forum, CVU Rm 160, 6:00pm- 7:30pm
BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR STUDENT DIRECTORIES & STUDENT PICTURES
QUONSET HUT CLEAN OUT AND GIVE AWAY
On Friday October 20th, our facilities staff will be cleaning out a decade of accumulated storage from the Quonset Hut. Help us repurpose items and keep them out of the landfill. Community members are welcome to come between 9AM and noon - no charge for what you can use though free will donations to the PTO will be accepted. Items include lumber, doors, tables and chairs, file cabinets, shelving and some small appliances. No early birds!
ESSENTIAL ARTS CONFERENCE AVAILABILITY SCHEDULE
Andy Smith: 5-8 Band and 4th Grade Music
Wednesday, October 18th - 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Thursday, October 19th - 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, October 25th - 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Thursday, October 26th - 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 425 - 6653 to schedule a conference.
Matthew Kent: 3-8 Physical Education
Monday, October 16th - 7:00 - 8:00 AM
Tuesday, October 17th - 7:00 - 8:00 AM or 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Wednesday, October 18th - 7:00 - 8:00 AM
Thursday, October 19th - 7:00 - 8:00 AM
Please email email@example.com or call 802-345-6696 to schedule a conference.
* Of course, if none of these times work for you, please feel free to suggest some alternatives.
Monica Littlefield: General Music K-4, Choral Music 5-8
Monday, October 16th - 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, October 18th - 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Thursday, October 19th - 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 425-6629 to schedule a conference.**************************************************************************
Ash Cotton: Art K-8
Tuesday, October 17th - 8:00am - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 18th - 11:20am - 1:00pm
Thursday, October 19th - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Friday, October 20th - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Please email Mr.Cotton at email@example.com or call (802-425-2771) to schedule your conference.**************************************************************************
Nihad Cekovic: K-2 Physical Education
Wednesday, October 18th - 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Thursday, October 19th - 1:00 - 4:00 PM
If any of these times do not work for you please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (347)-260-1157 to schedule a conference time.
WORLD LANGUAGE CONFERENCE AVAILABILITY SCHEDULE
PTO/PBL INFORMATION NIGHT
On Thursday, October 12th, the CCS PTO sponsored a parent information night regarding “Proficiency Based Learning and Your Child.” CCS principals Stephanie Sumner and Jen Roth were joined by CCS Proficiency Based Learning Coach Mary Muroski, CVSD Director of Student Learning Jeff Evans and CVSD Instructional Coach and Personalization Director Allan Miller to address what learning, assessment, and communication of student progress looks like in Grades 5, 6, 7, and 8, in the PBL model. Please click here to access the Google Slides Presentation from last night’s presentation. This link includes key information for parents. Families can also find great information via the CVSD Proficiency Based Learning Website.
SCHOOL LIBRARY NEWS
Planning a trip to ECHO? Stop by and borrow the library pass! Due to ECHO's commitment to making the science center accessible for all members of the community, we now have a pass which offers reduced admission for up to four guests per visit. Please contact Mrs. Huestis for more information, or to reserve a time to use the pass.
LOST AND FOUND IS OVERFLOWING
VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION MEETINGS
Looking to get involved with your child's classroom or chaperone field trips or a dance????
If so, please join us for a Volunteer Orientation Meeting.
Where: CVSD Central Office
5424 Shelburne Road, Suite 300
Shelburne, VT 05482
When: October 25th at 6:00 PM. and 7:00 PM.
We will discuss the roles, responsibilities and different levels of chaperones and volunteers; have all necessary paperwork for both Supervised and Unsupervised Chaperones; and, members of the Shelburne Police department will be on deck to complete the fingerprinting process..
If you are looking to be an Unsupervised Chaperone there is a fee for the National Criminal Records Check of $10.75 and the Police charge $25.00 for the fingerprinting process. Scholarships are available through the PTO should this present a financial hardship.
Please RSVP to Cindy LaWare at 425-2771.
Hope to see you there.
CVSD COMMUNITY BUDGET FORUM
BOLTON VALLEY SKI & RIDE PROGRAM
Important Parent Meeting and Registration
Thursday, October 26, at 7:00 p.m.
In the CCS Library
- Five week program, on Tuesdays (and one Wednesday) immediately after school on December 12, (Wed. exception) - January 3rd, January 9th, 16th, and 23rd. Tentative makeup date, if needed, will be Tuesday, Jan. 30th. Open to students in grades K through 8. Kindergarten, first and second graders must be accompanied by a chaperone, or shared chaperone.
- Cost is $116, includes bus or car transportation and beginners’ lessons. Lessons are mandatory for new skiers and boarders, optional for others at a reduced cost of $40. Students that sign up for lessons must commit to take them for the entire program. Students who hold a Bolton Season Pass or are 6 and under, the Program cost is $55. All checks should be made out to “Charlotte Recreation”.
- Chaperones are needed to maintain a 1-to-10 ratio of chaperones to skiers. Chaperones ski at sharply reduced rates and are expected to help and have fun. Some Chaperones are needed to ride the bus. Please help if you can. More information at the meeting!
- Buses leave CCS at 2:05 pm and return to CCS by 7:15 pm. Your child MUST, unless pre-arranged, return the same way he/she arrived. If changes occur for the ride home, the Parent or Child MUST notify the bus coordinator or the driver of the car your child arrived in. In addition, they MUST notify the chaperone of the vehicle in which they came.
- School Equipment is available at no charge on a “first come/first serve” basis. We make every effort to outfit anyone who needs equipment. Helmets are now required to reduce head injury and keep heads warm. We have helmets for loan. The Snowdaze Rental Shop at Bolton Valley is offering 25% off any ski related items if bought by the first day of the school program.
- Bolton Valley Ski Shop has full season rental packages for equipment at reduced rates, more on packages at information night.
- We can use more equipment, please donate if you can. Especially shaped skis & helmets.
- Registration acceptance is on a first come/ first serve basis due to space availability.
- Payment and Registrations are due in school Thursday, November 2nd , with signatures by parents and students. A late fee will be charged for registrations after November 15th. Forms will be given out at the meeting and will ONLY be available in the office lobby the day AFTER the parents’ meeting. Registration requires both parent or guardian signature and student signature of code of conduct. Please Note: Bolton Valley will not accept any registrations after November 27th.
- Questions: Michael Krasnow, 425-3997 or email at: email@example.com.
* * * * * Financial Aid / Scholarships are available for any student *****
Call Michael Krasnow, 425-3997, or Vicki Nelson, 425-6631 for information.
- Parents and students will agree to abide by the rules of the program
** REMEMBER: HOLIDAY PLANT SALE DATES **
ORDERS WILL BE DUE IN CCS OFFICE BY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH. PICK-UP WILL BE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30th.
PTO SPONSORED CCS HOLIDAY MARKET - CALLING ALL CRAFTERS & VENDORS
THE CVU THEATRE PROGRAM PRESENTS
CCS students participating in the children's choir: Maddy Bergeron, Silas Cohen, Aliza Flore, Ella Lisle, Hannah Stein, Sarah Stein