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  • School Supply List
  • Dress Code for 2017-2018
  • CCISD District Calendar

Calendar of Events

August 7-9

Pre-ordered t-shirts may be picked up from the campus during the hours of 9:00 - 11:00 and 1:00 - 4:00.

August 25

3:00 - 5:00 Drop In to the campus to meet the teachers and find the classrooms.

August 28

First Day of School

School will begin at 8:00.

Dismissal will be at 3:15 for grades K-2 and 3:25 for grades 3-6

Pre-ordered 2017-2018 Metro E t-shirts will be available for pick-up on August 7-9 from 9:00 - 11:00 and 1:00 - 4:00. The campus will be selling extra shirts and shirts remaining from last school year. Orders will be taken for this year's shirts. Shirts are also available for purchase at Commercial Screen Printing located at 4001 Ayers Street.

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.

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.

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All previous volunteers must reapply yearly.

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Summer Reading Challenge

Ms. Molina is challenging the students of Metro Elementary school to read this summer!

Here’s how it works:

• Future Kinder, 1st and 2nd grade students are challenged to read at least 7 books a week. Future 3rd, 4th,5th and 6th Grade students are challenged to read at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week.

Keep track of your reading on the reading log that will go home before school lets out. (There will be a copy of the Reading Logs posted on the Metro E Library Facebook Page, the Metro E Webpage - Students Tab and the Metro E Library Webpage. So if they lose the reading log they can get the information they need from any one of those places. The reading log can be written on any piece of paper as long as it is signed by a parent.)

• At the end of the summer, bring your ‘Summer Reading Challenge’ log to the library anytime during the first week of school, but no later than Friday, Sept. 1st.

• All reading material counts: magazines, books, newspaper, etc. Reading together counts as well.

All students who participate will receive a ‘Summer Reading Challenge’ prize package and their name will be included on a poster that will be displayed all year in the library!

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.

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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. Each of the skills listed below will be presented during different six weeks during the 2017-2018 school year to foster these skills in our students. Having these skills allows students to be best prepared for their efforts in school, college and career. Please help us emphasize these skills in your home as well.

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.

In Communication, the learner is able to state ideas clearly and effectively, actively listen to others, use verbal and nonverbal communication to express cues and meaning, and engage in conflict resolution to help move the group toward project goals..

In Critical Thinking, the learner is able to use analytical thinking to solve problems and generate new ideas based on information gathered from observation, experience, reflection, reasoning or communication with others.

In Creativity, the learner is able to analyze problems from a unique perspective and explore innovative design ideas aimed at real-world solutions.

In Professional Ethics, the learner is able to develop effective personal work habits that help them meet responsibilities in a timely and organized manner. Learners demonstrate behaviors that show commitment, dependability and sound decision making.

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.