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CCISD Auxiliary Job Fair

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Ray High School Cafeteria


CCISD is looking to hire:

Custodians

Athletics/Site Maintenance Laborers

Cafeteria Helpers

Bus Drivers/Bus Attendants

Calendar of Events

School begins at 7:50 a.m. each morning. Students are tardy at 7:50.


3rd - 6th grade Dance Students Field Trip - Friday, May 24th


Kona Ice - Friday, May 24th


No student backpacks for 1st - 6th after Friday, May 24th


Kite Day during PE - Tuesday, May 28th


Talent Show - Wednesday, May 29th


Last day of School - Wednesday May 29th

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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.

Parents Coming for Lunch

Metro E welcomes parents to come have lunch with your child or children. Please follow the following campus procedures.


  • Parents must sign in at the front office to get a visitor's badge.
  • Lunch is the time to have conversations with friends and loved ones. Students are not allowed to play on cell phone or tablets during lunch in the cafeteria or courtyard.
  • Parents may sit in the courtyard with their child or children but other friends (including cousins) may not leave the cafeteria without their own parent.
  • Food brought in from outside of the cafeteria cannot be provided for anyone other than your own child or children.
  • At the end of the lunch period, all food not eaten must be taken home with the parent or thrown in the trash. Any toys from kid's meals must also be taken home with the parent or guardian.


We look forward to having you join us during as often as you wish. You will find the lunch schedule below.


Lunch

Kinder --10:45 - 11:20

1st -- 11:05 - 11:40

2nd -- 11:25 - 12:00 *Please note this change in the times.*

3rd -- 11:45 - 12:20

4th -- 12:10 - 12:45

5th -- 12:20 - 12:55

6th -- 12:45 - 1:20

Arrival to School (Updated information)

Now that the students are becoming more familiar with the school, it is our goal to encourage you to use the drop off line at the front of the school instead of walking them in each day. This will help the children build upon the lifelong skills of responsibility and independence. Be assured that we have safety patrol members and adult supervision along the route from the front doors to the cafeteria and gym.


Please adhere to the following procedures for student arrival. 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. Students will be walked to the classrooms beginning at 7:40 AM.
  • Students in grades 3-6 will go to the cafeteria to wait for dismissal to the classrooms at 7:40 AM.
  • Parents may walk students to the gym or cafeteria prior to 7:40. Classrooms do not open until 7:45 AM. If you arrive between 7:40 and 7:45, please go straight to the classrooms.
  • 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 (on Ayers) is a continuous drop off line. Parents must remain in the vehicle 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. Dropping off students in the continuous drop off area is always BEST.
  • Please watch for crossing guards on Ayers Street. Follow their directions at all times.


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

Dismissal Information

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 vehicle and pull forward to ensure Ayers Street is cleared as quickly as possible.
  • All students being picked up (Kinder-6th) will wait outside at the front of the school. Please see the map of where you child will wait.
  • 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.
  • Please watch for crossing guards on Ayers Street. Follow their directions at all times.


  • Latchkey students are walked to the cafeteria.


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.

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.

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

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.

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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.