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Calendar of Events

May 18

Talent Show Tryouts


May 23

All Year Honor Roll Field Trip


May 24

8:30 1st Grade Awards Assembly

10:00 5th Grade Awards Assembly

1:30 4th Grade Awards Assembly


May 25

8:30 2nd Grade Awards Assembly

10:00 3rd Grade Awards Assembly

1:30 Kinder Awards Assembly


May 28

Memorial Day Holiday - No School


May 29

8:30 6th Grade Awards Assembly

9:30 Talent Show Rehearsal

11:00 All Year Perfect Attendance Field Trip


May 30

Last Day of School

9:00 Talent Show

Kinder Rainforest Project

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Third Grade PE Gets to Experience Zumba and Nutritional Eating

https://youtu.be/xPcSabge_zQ
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Great job to the Metro E Running Team Beach to Bay Teams! The students and staff ran an excellent race to represent our campus.

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First Row: Natalie Cortez, Aliyah Herrera, Aiden Silva, Austin Martinez. Second Row: Addyson Arredondo, Aiden Salinas, Iliana Reid, RJ Macias, Sammy Smithwick. Third Row: Coach-Cara Galante, Ethan Mahler, Brooklyn Rincon, Melody Salinas, Coach - Sonya Rodriguez.

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES

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Let's Get Kids Reading!

Here's a simple but powerful truth that many parents and schools don't act on: The more kids read, the better readers they become.

The best way to get kids reading more is to give them books that they'll gobble up -- and that will make them ask for another. Yes, it's that simple. 1 + 1 = 2. Kids say the No. 1 reason they don't read more is that they can't find books they like. Freedom of choice is a key to getting them motivated and excited. Vampire sagas, comics, manga, books of sports statistics -- terrific! -- as long as kids are reading. Should they read on e-tablets? Sure, why not? How about rereading a book? Definitely. Read with them and make it a family event. Talk about the reading and see who can find the most clues, ask the most questions, and give the best book review. And remember, books can be borrowed free at libraries.


Where to find books your kids will gobble up.

ReadKiddoRead.com, GuysRead.com, and Oprah.com's Kids Reading List are excellent resources, and they're simpler to use than an iPhone. The American Library Association and the Young Adult Library Services Association have recommendations for terrific books, easily found by searching "ALA reading lists." DropEverythingandRead.com has a "Favorite D.E.A.R. Books" tab on its home page.

Most libraries and bookstores are extremely generous with their time and help. Kids and parents should visit Scholastic and other book fairs. Free or low-cost books for schools are available (while supplies last) at ReadKiddoRead.com, FirstBook.org, and ReadertoReader.org.

Be A CCISD Volunteer

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All previous volunteers must reapply yearly.

Complete your application now to receive volunteer approval.

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PTA News

Metro E Watch D.O.G.S.

WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH Metro E WATCH D.O.G.S.:

All Dads, Grandads, Uncles and other important male figures are invited to join!

1.You need to be an approved CCISD Volunteer.

2.The only obligation is to commit one day per year to be on campus as an extra set of eyes and ears. Helping with the drop off/pickup line, helping in the cafeteria, patrolling hallways and being a positive male role model.

3. Sign up on the master calendar or online at: (PTavenue.com, password: metroepta, go to calendar, click on event, sign up)

THAT’S IT!

WHAT ARE WATCH D.O.G.S.? WATCH D.O.G.S. are Dads of Great Students!

The WATCH D.O.G.S. program is an educational initiative of the National Center for Fathering. The 2 primary goals of the program are:

*To provide positive male role models who, by their very presence, show a respect for the importance of education.

*To enhance school security and reduce bullying.

The Soft Skills at Metro E

In the final six weeks, we have been reviewing each of the five soft skills that have been addressed during the year. Please continue to discuss Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity and Professional Ethics with your children. Help them further these skills at home during the summer. When they take ownership of these skills and build ethical and positive habits, they are better prepared to be successful now and in their future. Thank you for supporting our Soft Skills.

Being Kind

Metro E is a bully-free and profanity-free zone.

Please speak with your child about his/her responsibilities in keeping our campus a positive and supportive community for all students.

Help us put an end to teasing. Replace those words with encouragement and compassion.

Student Safety Tips

CCISD PD reminds all drivers to use extra caution in school zones, and reminds school families to use caution when walking to school.

Chief Warnke offers the following tips for pedestrians:

· Children should walk with an adult until they are at least 10 years old, and should hold an adult’s hand when they cross the street or are in parking lots.

· Always cross the street at a corner or at a crosswalk; cross with a crossing guard if there is one.

· Walk on a sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the left side of the street, facing oncoming traffic.

· Look left, then right, then left again before crossing the street. Continue looking while you cross.

· After dark, pedestrians of all ages should wear light-colored clothing or clothing with reflective material.

· Cross in front of a bus when only the driver says it is safe to do so.

· Do not cross behind the bus or where a driver cannot see you.

· Do not run onto a street for a ball, pet or any other reason.

· Children should play in a backyard or playground when they are outside, instead of streets or parking lots.

Arrival and Dismissal at Metro E

Please adhere to the following procedures for student arrival and dismissal. Keep in mind that student safety is our top priority.


Metro E has the following procedures for morning arrival:


  • The campus opens at 7:30 AM. Please avoid dropping off before that time as there is no adult supervision.
  • Students in Kinder-Second grade will go to the gymnasium and sit with their class groups. Teachers will pick up students from the gym.
  • Students in grades 3-6 will go to the cafeteria to wait for dismissal to the classrooms at 7:55 AM.
  • Parents may walk students to the gym or cafeteria prior to 7:55. Classrooms do not open until 7:55 AM.
  • Parking for parents is on 15th Street.
  • Buses drop off on Buckaroo Street. Cars are not permitted to park or drive through this area during morning arrival.
  • Front driveway is a continuous drop off line. Parents must remain in the cars and move forward as quickly as possible to allow us to help everyone get to where they need to be safely.
  • The faculty parking lot is not an area for drop-off. Handicapped parents that need to exit their vehicle are invited to use the designated handicapped parking spaces.
  • Please watch for crossing guards on Ayers Street. Follow their directions at all times.



Metro E dismisses students using the following procedures:


  • Buses pick up on Buckaroo Street. Cars are not permitted to park or drive through this street while students are loading.
  • Front driveway is a continuous pick up line. Parents must remain in the cars and pull forward to ensure Ayers Street is cleared as quickly as possible.
  • Parents may park on 15th Street and walk to the front door of the school to wait for students.
  • The faculty parking lot is not an area for pick up. Handicapped parents that need to exit their vehicle are invited to use the designated handicapped parking spaces.


  • Latchkey students are walked to the cafeteria.
  • Please watch for crossing guards on Ayers Street. Follow their directions at all times.


All dismissal requests must be submitted to the campus in writing by 2:00 each day. Changes are to be submitted in writing through the planner, fax, or e-mail. It is best to notify both the teacher and the front office. Emails may be sent to Mrs. Lisa Denson.

lisa.denson@ccisd.us


Phone changes will not be accepted to better ensure student safety. Thank you for your support.


During Dismissal, please be aware of area businesses and driveways. Avoid blocking these areas to allow our neighbors access as needed. Be aware of these businesses as you wait along Ayers Street.


Also, please follow the direction of campus staff. They are providing support for afternoon traffic procedures as indicated by our CCISD police officers.