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Coffee with the Administrators

Join us on Friday, November 17th, at 8:30 for Coffee with the Administrators. Parents are invited to hear about the campus, ask questions, and make recommendations. Part of the event will focus on volunteering at the school - How can I be a Volunteer? and What will I do as a Volunteer?


We hope you will join us for this event.

PTA Reflections Contest is Here!

Don't put away your art supplies yet - it's Reflections time! National PTA Reflections Art Program is a yearly event that our students can participate in. This year's theme is Within Reach.


Pick one of the 6 creative categories – dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Students may enter the Reflections program in one or more arts categories with no limit to the amount of entries in a single category Let's represent Metro E!


Students may enter the Reflections® program in the appropriate division for their grade. Primary: Preschool – Grade 2 Middle School: Grades 6-8 Intermediate: Grades 3-5.


All entry forms and rules can be found on the Texas PTA website. Flyers are available in the front office at school. At least one member of the household must be a PTA member for student participation.


Deadline is November 27th. Don't miss this creative opportunity to shine!

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Calendar of Events

November 17

2nd Six Weeks Ends

PTA Boxtops Due (40 per six weeks to earn a Free Dress coupon)


November 20-24

Thanksgiving Holiday


November 29

Science Fair Projects Due - Grades K-6


November 30

Science Fair Judging


December 1

Report Cards


December 4-8

PTA Holiday Store


December 7

PTA Meeting / Sweets with Santa


December 12

Winter Fine Arts Showcase Performance 6:00 PM

Share Your Christmas Food Drive by Student Council

Metro E and the Metro E Student council will be participating

in the 2017 “Share Your Christmas” Food Drive to help

support our local food bank!

We will begin collecting can goods and nonperishable food

items on Friday November 3rd and the food drive will continue

through Friday November 17th. There will be collection boxes

in each grade level hallway, and in the front office.

Any grade level to collect 100 or more items will receive a

free dress sticker for all students in the grade and a prize

from the student council!

KIII-TV will be awarding prizes to schools that collect the

highest pound per student based on enrollment numbers. Let’s

try and collect as many donations as possible!

For more information about the Coastal Bend Food Bank check

out their website at: https://coastalbendfoodbank.org/

Be A CCISD Volunteer

Apply to be a campus volunteer.

All previous volunteers must reapply yearly.

Complete your application now to receive volunteer approval.

Volunteer Application

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

Each six weeks this year, the school will be focusing on one of the five Soft Skills that are taught and nurtured at Metro E (Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity and Professional Ethics). Having these skills allows students to be best prepared for their efforts in school, college and career.


For the 2nd six weeks, we will focus on Collaboration. In Collaboration, the learner is able to work effectively in a variety of groups and contribute to discussions, support peers, come to consensus and achieve the group goals as defined by the project or task. Much like the business world, it is essential that students are able to work well with others. This is why METRO student’s are expected to be receptive to different ways of thinking and value the skills and knowledge of other group members. Also, students must actively share their own knowledge and skills.

Please help us emphasize these skills in your home as well.

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

As we prepare for the 2017-2018 school year, 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.