Elm Street Elementary
Progress Report Newsletter, November 2017
can-a-thon House Challenge drawing to close
Thank you for supporting Grandparents Week and Book Fair!
Mark Your Calendars!
There are many events to mark on your calendars during the weeks ahead, including a few date and time changes.
November 17 - Jump Rope for Heart Event at Elm (gym, during specials)
November 20-24 - Thanksgiving Holidays (No School)
November 28 - Student Advocacy Lunches
December 7 - Kindergarten Program at 6:00 PM
December 13-15 - Reading Caves (please let your child's teacher or Ms. Ewing know if you're able to volunteer during the days before to create a cave)
December 14 - Chorus Concert at 6:30 PM TIME CHANGE!
December 15 - Family Caroling Night at 5:00 PM
ONE MORE IMPORTANT DATE TO REMEMBER:
Lip Sync 2018 will be March 16 (Dress Rehearsal March 15)
Date change from original Family Engagement and Student Activity calendar
Details about Lip Sync will come home after the Thanksgiving holiday break.
Elm Street Interactive Pledge Drive Going On Now!
Elm Street PTO is leading an ambitious campaign to help outfit our school with cutting-edge technology as our older technology begins to fail. Hopefully, you have heard about the Interactive Panel Pledge Drive going on now.
This week we have recognized 29 students whose families have already given in support of the interactive panel pledge. Students heard their names on the intercom and received an ice cream pass to recognize their family's gift. Any student who makes a donation by Friday will receive a special Thanksgiving treat as well.
We would also like to make a Special Shout Out to a few large donors who have already given in support of our drive.
Shout Out and Special Thanks to:
Bobby and Pam Lee, Silver Level Donor
Randa The Realtor, Silver Level Donor
Diane and Ken Parker Allstate, Platinum Level Donor
Every gift, large or small, makes a difference!
Need More Details?
Donor levels and additional information can be found here:
http://cowetaschools.org/eses/images/2017-2018/FinalSponsorLetter_2017.pdf Overview of Campaign
http://cowetaschools.org/eses/images/2017-2018/FinalElmStreetSmartBoard_Levels-1.pdf Pledge Form for Donation
Thank you for considering support of this important endeavor! Our school's legacy of success is tied to the ongoing generous support of our Elm Street community. Thank you to everyone who has given a gift of any size. It makes a difference.
Student Explains Area Model of Multiplication
Student explains metacognition
First Graders Model Think Aloud Strategy
Family Enrichment: Growth Mindset
Students with a growth mindset believe that skills, strengths, and abilities are built by hard work and practice. Students with a growth mindset believe their skills can change and grow over time. (By contrast, students with a fixed mindset believe are more likely to believe that they have never been good at something and never will be.)
With a growth mindset, students believe that when something is hard it makes them smarter, they learn to crave challenges, and keep trying when they are frustrated. To help your child develop a growth mindset, reframe failure as a starting point for continued growth rather than an end, set goals and chart growth, and encourage children to think about their own thinking (metacognition). It is important for students to learn how to reflect during both failure and success.
If you're new to Growth Mindset, here are some resources to learn more:
Lost and Found is filling up fast
Scientists conduct experiments and refine their work
Custodial Appreciation Day!
Spirit Nights Next Semester - Mark your calendars!
Spirit Nights Coming Up Next Semester:
Thursday, January 18 - Skyzone
Tuesday, March 6 - Partner's Pizza
Monday, April 9 - Skyzone
Special thanks to Sprayberry's BBQ, Partner's Pizza, and Rednexican for hosting our school earlier this year.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a suggestion for future spirit nights or are a local business owner who would like to host an event for our school.
Fall Festival Was A Big Success
Thank you to ALL of our Fall Festival volunteers. We could not have had these special memories and moments without willing parents, teachers, and other volunteers. Loved seeing so many former eagles here to share their time and help to make a special night for our students and families, too! So grateful to our PTO Fall Festival Coordinator, Lori Drake, for leading our school to such a special night.
Enjoyed seeing families come together for a night of festive fun together. Thank you for being here to join in the fun!
Jump Rope for Heart event Friday, November 17
Top TEN (Traits Eagles Need)
November Trait, part of our Top TEN (Traits Eagles Need)
Loyalty - being true to your friends, family, and school
Teachers and staff are on the lookout for Eagles displaying loyalty!
We will celebrate our Eagles of the Month for Initiative with our ESN Watch Party for students and parents on Friday, November 17 at 7:45 a.m. (ESN filming will take place on Thursday, November 16 at 7:35 a.m. for those students.) Looking forward to the time together! Let's see your loyalty!
December Trait, part of our Top TEN (Traits Eagles Need)
Compassion - Caring enough to do something about someone else's need
Love seeing your compassion during this month and always!
Advocacy Lunches Tuesday, November 28
Congratulations, Ms. Bass!
It was wonderful being able to sneak in and surprise Mrs. Bass. All the students she serves through Reach and E2 (Exploration Expo) will reap the benefits of her win!
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Not on twitter yet? You're missing out!
Elm Street has a few great twitter feeds to follow:
@ElmStreetELM - school twitter feed
@ElmStMedia - media center twitter feed
@ElmSt5th - fifth grade twitter feed
The QR code to the right will take you to @ElmStreetELM so you can keep up with our school tweets!