The Roadrunner February 2020

“Roadrunners are fast, strong, and smart”

Onward!

Dear Parents-


We are about half way through the school year and things are really starting to get going. When I walk through the school each morning, I oftentimes can't believe the variety of projects, activities and teaching methods that are occurring. This year, our staff is digging deeper into project based learning and social/emotional learning for our students. Over the past 4 years, we have discovered how beneficial a more 'hands on' approach with projects and allowance of student choice play out in improved student engagement and the students' outlook on their future. We are excited to continue this work and we hope you (as parents) are sharing the same observations with your children. Please check out the some of the links and resources in this newsletter for additional considerations as you support your children in their education. We have a couple of fun events coming up and we hope to see you all there.



Sincerely,

Walt Davenport

Principal

Carol Dweck - A Study on Praise and Mindsets
Family Dinner Time....

Have you ever wondered about the research behind eating dinner as a family? Click the banner to find out....

Spring Parent Teacher Conferences this year.......

Our Spring Conferences will look different this year. We will not have school on Friday, March 20th. Teachers will be meeting with some families face to face and other families will be contacted through digital/written communication regarding their student's current progress. Teachers will be contacting parents in the coming weeks about the conference schedule.

Boxtops for Valentine's Day

Help us avoid the dentist!!! Mrs. Kostman and Mr. Davenport would LOVE to get your boxtops instead of candy with our Valentines this year. Every year our PTO generates 100's of dollars for our school by turning in our boxtops and Mr. Davenport's dentist said no more candy for him!

Reminder

*Please don't leave your children unsupervised in the morning. The school opens at 7:30 a.m.


*Please don't drop your student off in the parking lot. Utilize the round-a-bout or Bush Street drop off areas.


Here are some additional things you can do to help ease the traffic congestion:


· Pull as far forward in the circle as possible before unloading.

· Say your “goodbyes” and “I love you’s” before unloading.

· Have students exit from the right hand side of the car.

· Avoid passing other vehicles.

· Remind students to walk into the building


Bush Street Drop Off: Grades 1-5 may be dropped off and enter through the playground gate on Bush St. Parents may not enter through this gate. If parents wish to enter the school building, please go through the front entrance and sign in. Thank you for helping keep our kids safe.

Upcoming Events....


2-13 ‘A is For America’ (1st Grade Presentation of Learning at the Crater PAC —5:00 p.m. for Mrs. Telford’s class and Mrs. Lee’s class /// 6:15p.m. For Mr. Rogney’s and Mrs. Maiorano’s class)

2-17 President's Day (No School)

2-20 Family STEAM Night 5:30-7:30 p.m.

3-5 Kindergarten Launch (A-L 5:30-6:00 & M-Z 6:15-6:45)

3-9 Professional Development (No School)

3-12 PTO Meeting 6:00 p.m.

3-20 No School- Parent / Teacher Conferences (see note above)

3-23 through 3-27 Spring Break

4-2 PTO Meeting 6:00 p.m.

4-24 Student Exhibition Night 5:30 - 7:30

Family STEAM Night-Thursday 2-20-20 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Come and enjoy our Family Steam Night on February 20th. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Students and teachers will have some engaging activities for you to do and experience. So, come explore your the STEAM challenges and many other fun activities. PTO will be serving cookies and milk. See you there!

Reminder...Please don't block access to the Disabled Parking spaces.

We know the parking lot is difficult to navigate during drop off and dismissal, but your consideration of those that are disabled or have difficulty with mobility is much appreciated. Please do not block access to parking spaces in our parking lot. Thank you.
Protein and ADHD Brain Power

Check out this information about how you might be able to help your student achieve more and have good engagement at school through a couple of quick diet adjustments.

4th Annual Student Exhibition Night is April 24th 5:30-7:30 p.m.

For those of you that attended last year (pretty much the entire city of Central Point...), you know that this is a big event. Students will be showing the community what they have learned and skills they have developed through a project of their choice. There is a lot of work and preparation that goes into this night. We hope you will mark your calendars and join us for a spectacular night with students and teachers. You will not be disappointed. The Taco Truck and Victory Dogs will be here for some yummy food!

Attendance at CPE


We recently reviewed our attendance rate at CPE. Our school average is about 95% attendance each year. That equates to students missing about 1 day per month of school. As all of you know, regular attendance (and being on time...school starts at 7:45 for K and 7:55 a.m. for grades 1-5) is paramount in making academic and social growth. We have sent home letters if your student has fallen below the 95% average. We recognize that Winter months are often characterized with illnesses, holidays and other family circumstances and we work hard to understand the individual dynamics of each student situation. By no means, do we want ill students to attend school just to maintain their attendance rate. If they are legitimately ill, they should stay home. However, it is important that parents are aware of their student’s attendance rate compared to the average and we all strive to be here as much as possible. As better weather and more daylight approach, we hope to see our school maintain our 95% average (or better). Thank you for making every effort to schedule appointments outside of the school day and send your student to school each day.

Upcoming PTO Meetings at C.P.E.

Thursday, March 12th, 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 and March) in the School Library from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Our upcoming meetings are set for March 12th, April 2nd and May 7th at 6:00 p.m. in the school library. We look forward to seeing you there.

Miscellaneous notices and information....


Cell Phones

Students must turn off and store their cell phones upon arrival at school. If you or your child need to communicate during the school day, please call the front office. This will help to avoid miscommunication.

Parent Handbook/Website:

The CPE parent handbook is available on the school website for your review. We strongly recommend reviewing the rules/policies of CPE. We have printed versions available upon request in the school office. Our district website address is:

www.district6.org


When Students are ill or absent:

When your student(s) is ill and will not be attending school that day, please call our office. (494-6500). We appreciate all the parents that have made an extra effort to keep us informed this year. Thank you!


Notification to Parents and District Patrons

Central Point School District 6 provides accommodations and special programs for qualified students with a disability. These activities are provided through Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Your child, or a child of your acquaintance, may be eligible for accommodations or special programming. The District maintains assessment resources to determine eligibility for these resources. If you are aware of a child with a potential disability, including children that may require speech or language services, please notify your school Principal or Felicia Holt, Coordinator of Special Education at 494-6231.