The Roadrunner January 2018
“Roadrunners are fast, strong, and smart”
Happy New Year!
We are excited to begin 2018 here at CPE. There is a lot to do and it is important to take on the challenges of the upcoming months with tenacity. This is the “meat and potatoes” time of year when we really focus on improving academic skills, knowledge and development of our core values. Our students will be working hard on improving their performance in math, reading & science. We are also preparing for Student Exhibition Night in April. This will be our second attempt at this and we hope students and families will get a lot out of it.
As parents, your help in getting students to school on time, visiting with them about their day, and communicating with their teacher(s) is vital. Working together during this time of year will result in substantial academic gains. Thank you for all that you do.
With that said, let me say how proud I am of our students and staff. It is a pleasure to serve all of you each day.
P.S. If you have a few minutes, take a look at the video below. I think this is very important research information for parents to know about regarding how to help every child fulfil their potential. The speaker is a little 'Dry' but it is worth listening to.
Our 2nd Student Exhibition Night
Mark your Calendars
STUDENT EXHIBITION NIGHT
This will be a busy night for all students as they share their story of learning through a variety of projects.
Be on the lookout for more information coming home with your student(s).
Check out the video below as a reminder of last year's event...What a great time!
Cold and Flu Season is Here!
A friendly reminder: The most important way to prevent the spread of colds and flu is practicing good hand and cough hygiene. Model and teach your children how to wash hands frequently and thoroughly, throughout the day; before /after meals, after coughing or touching their faces, after toileting. Demonstrate how to “cough in your sleeve” rather than covering a cough with a hand to help limit hand-to-surface-to-hand spread of illnesses.
If your child has a temperature over 100.5 degrees, is vomiting, or is not feeling well enough to participate in school, please keep them home. The recommendation is fever below 100.5 (without fever reducing medication) and no vomiting for about 24 hours before returning to school. Your child’s behavior is also important to consider-do they feel well enough to be at school, or feel “too” well to be at home?
Regular school attendance is very important for all of our children. Let’s work together to keep our school healthy.
Vaccine Exclusion Day is Feb 16th
Get your child immunized now so they don't miss school!
The Health Center at Jewett Elementary School is can assist you in getting your child to get caught up on their required immunizations before the exclusion day.
Contact the Jewett Health Center Office to make an appointment (541-494-6611).
PTO Meetings at C.P.E.
Thursday, Jan. 4th, 6pm
450 South 4th Street
Central Point, OR
PTO at CPE...Welcome or welcome back from your CPE PTO! We have a great group of parents returning that truly love getting together to help organize and facilitate the many wonderful and worthwhile events throughout the year. What we are really excited about is the chance to get to know you, the person who has wanted to get involved, but just hasn’t had the time or ability. Make this the year you take a chance and get involved, you’ll love it!! We meet on the first Thursday of every Month (except Sept) in the School Library from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Our upcoming meetings are set for January 4th and February 1st at 6:00 p.m. in the school library. We look forward to seeing you there.
The PTO has already received $1000’s in box tops rewards over the years!! Thank you for continuing to support our collection efforts. Our combined effort has a huge impact on achieving our goals in PTO and improving student achievement/opportunities. The collection bin is located in the front foyer.
For more information on this program visit:
Medicine at School
It is important to communicate with the front office staff in the event your student needs to take medication during the school day. Students must not have medication in their possession. We have a secure area for student medications and procedures in place to ensure the highest safety levels. Medications must remain in the prescribed container. Call Elaine Cook for additional information .
Attendance.....being absent, leaving early, changing pick up plans.
CPE Makers Lab & Green Screen Room
CPE MAKERS LAB
Many of you have noticed or may have heard your students talking about our Makers Lab and Green Screen Room at CPE. We are very excited to have access to spaces that promote student growth, learning and development of our Core Values. Above all, we see huge potential in improving student engagement through use of a space like this. Here is a little more information about makerspaces:
Makerspaces, STEAM labs and fab labs are popping up in schools across the country. Makerspaces provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering and art.
A makerspace is not solely a science lab, woodshop, computer lab or art room, but it may contain elements found in all of these familiar spaces. Therefore, it must be designed to accommodate a wide range of activities, tools and materials. Diversity and cross-pollination of activities are critical to the design, making and exploration process, and they are what set makerspaces and STEAM labs apart from single-use spaces. A possible range of activities might include:
· Cardboard construction
· Digital fabrication / Video Production
· Building bicycles and kinetic machines
Textiles and sewing
If you have a special skill or talent that might help support our makerspace, please contact Leonardo Iboa. His email address is:
Check out some of our initial projects below..... we have learned a lot already. Be on the lookout for future creative projects!