Cheetah Chatter

We're All In This Together 9.13.2020

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Cheetah Parents,

I hope you and your family were able to enjoy the beautiful and cool mornings we experienced this weekend. This school year is off to a very unique and exciting start. I can’t thank you enough for your support, patience and understanding during this unprecedented year in education. I will continue communicating with you at least once a month to send reminders, share new information and provide upcoming events. Your child’s homeroom teacher will be your main source of communication. Each week you’ll receive a newsletter from your child’s teacher every Sunday by 7 p.m. We often communicate through Facebook to highlight the amazing things going on in classrooms, so please like our school page and monitor that site as often as possible. Contact me with questions, concerns or suggestions at anytime.


Sincerely,

Carla A. Thomas

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Change of Instructional Modalities Parent Form ~ September 28 - October 09, 2020

Parents will be able to change their student’s learning model at the end of each grading period. Any requests for changes to the student’s learning model must be made in writing to the school registrar two weeks before the end of the grading period. Thus, a Skyward form will be available for parents to complete to begin making this change request on Monday, September 28, 2020. The Skyward form will be due from elementary parents on October 9th. Please call 832-223-5600 with questions.

Online Store Available - September 9-20, 2020

Every Monday is University Day.

Every Friday is Culver ES Spirit Day. Get your school spirit gear today. Click on the link below to order. You can have your items shipped to your home or school. Happy shopping!

https://gogearonline.com/culver-corner-2020ro

Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school. These stations will have cups for those without water bottles.

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~September Lunch Menu ~

If students are not eating the lunch provided, they are encouraged to bring their lunch to school with them. Click on link below to view the lunch menu for September.

https://www.lcisd.org/docs/default-source/departments/business/food-service/menus/elementary-school/september-elementary-lunch.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Culver ES Student Council ~ 4th & 5th Grade Students ~

Dear 4th & 5th Grade Culver Cheetah Parents,

Your child has shown an interest in an officer position for Culver Elementary Student Council.

Please note the election guidelines listed below. All interested candidates will be required to follow election guidelines. Please also note necessary qualifications for holding an office and a description regarding the responsibilities of each officer position included in this packet. If your child is not elected to an office, he/she will still be able to participate in Student Council as a representative. Students must attend all meetings which will be held the first and third Friday of the month beginning at 7 am, unless otherwise noted. There is a dues fee of $10.00 which will cover the student council T-shirt as well as the activity fund.

ELECTION GUIDELINES:

*Students are responsible for meeting time deadlines.

*Students will give a speech to the other 4th & 5th grade students on our campus. Speeches should be no longer than 3 minutes, be written out and turned into Mrs. Lewis, Ms. Wood or Mrs. Pina for approval by the deadline date. In the speech, students should introduce themselves and tell why they will be the best person for the position.

*One poster may be displayed in the designated area of the school. Your poster may ONLY be ONE ½ size poster board (NO FOAM poster boards). Teachers will be responsible for hanging student posters in the hallway. Any inappropriate material on the poster will result in the poster not being displayed. Be sure to include your first and last name and office you’re running for. No lights are allowed on the posters for safety reasons.

*There will be no “giveaways” (i.e. – food/candy, stickers, fliers, etc.).

*Students are not allowed to campaign through digital media (i.e. – Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc.).

*When the election is over, posters will be removed from the school by the following Monday and sent home.

*Students will behave responsibly in respect to other nominated candidates.

*Elections will be by private ballot.

VIOLATIONS TO THE ELECTION GUIDELINES WILL RESULT IN CANDIDATE DISQUALIFICATIONS.

We wish your student the best of luck and look forward to working with the Student Council.

Thank you,

Mrs. Lewis, Ms. Wood, Mr. Martin and Mrs. Pina

Student Council Sponsors


Please see the attached Student Council packet for full details. The attachment is at the bottom of this newsletter.

YMCA ~ After School Child Care at Culver

T. W. Davis YMCA - Richmond will provide after school childcare at Culver ES this school year 2020-2021. Registration is currently open. Click HERE to register your child.

Meal Distribution for VIRTUAL Learners

Families will receive a multi-day meal kit with items that are fully cooked and pre-packaged to just heat and eat. Child Nutrition will be providing contactless curbside pickup on Mondays only. Meals will be placed inside of vehicle trunks, truck beds and/or backseats. Families will have the option to choose a multi-day meal kit consisting of 5 breakfasts and/or 5 lunches. Families are required to fill-out an online form every Wednesday by 8pm prior to meal pickup. Meals will not be provided if the form is not submitted. Upon picking up meals for the first time, families will receive a re-usable car sign to display for faster pick up in the future. Students do not have to be present for meal pickup. A detailed email will be sent to the parents of all virtual learners. After submitting a form by the deadline, meals can be picked up the following Monday at 9-10:30 and 12-1:30.

Click the link to find the meal request form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SGRKOixavd3HGVwFr3BC7J6Tn_GolqdruJCsHHXYUMY/closedform

Smart Tag Parent Portal is NOW Available

Lamar CISD’s SMART tag system will be implemented in phases, beginning first with transportation, then campuses and finally with parent access. The phased roll-out will be used to ensure quality of data. Parents will be able to access the SMART tag parent portal by the end of September. Find more information on the SMART tag system here: bit.ly/3l866gK

~Counselor Connection~

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Beginning of the Year Forms are Due September 18

For the 2020-21 school year, all required Lamar Consolidated ISD beginning of year forms must be completed online through the Skyward Family Access Center.

Offering these forms digitally allows you the convenience of only updating information that has changed from last school year, while also helping us maintain accurate information to our student information system. Online forms will be available through the Family Access Center starting August 1 and all forms need to be submitted no later than Sept. 18. Your student’s schedule will not be available online through the Family Access Center until all of the beginning-of-year forms are completed for your student.

For those who need access to a computer or the internet, please call the front office for assistance (832-223-5600).

Administrator's Contact Information

Principal C. Thomas, cathomas@lcisd.org

Asst. Principal C. Flemming, carolyn.flemming@lcisd.org

Upcoming Events

September

  • September 13 - Happy Grandparent's Day
  • September 17 - VIRTUAL Parent Night (PreK, K, ECSE, Pegasus and 1-5) This event is for virtual and on campus learners.
  1. Session I.....4-4:30
  2. Session II....4:30-5
  3. Session III...5-5:30
  4. Session IV...5:30-6
  • September 25 - Fort Bend County Fair Day
  • September 28 - Change of Instructional Modality Forms are Available via Skyward 09/28-10/09

October

  • October 02 - Fall Picture Day (On Campus Students)
  • October 09 - Change of Instructional Modality Deadline for Elementary Students
  • October 23 - End of 1st Nine Weeks
  • October 26 - Beginning of 2nd Nine Weeks
  • October 29 - Early Release at 11:30 a.m.
  • October 30 - Early Release at 11:30 a.m.

November

  • November 01 - Daylight Savings Time Ends
  • November 03 - Election Day 2020
  • November 11 - Veterans Day
  • November 13 - Fall Pictures (Virtual Students - A picture day schedule is coming soon.) November 13 - Retakes (On Campus Students)
  • November 23-27 - Thanksgiving Break

~OUR MISSION~

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