6th Grade Panda Bears

December 2015

Important Dates

There are a lot of great things happening at 'the creek' this month. Please help encourage your student to continue to put forth his/her best effort in this final push until Winter Break. We need all students ready to work and continue to be successful!

December 3rd - PTA Pizza Hut Night – see the flyer sent home on Monday

December 4th - Progress Reports go home

December 10th - Band Concert – contact Mr. Kelly for more information

December 14th - Dodge Ball for during homeroom – buy tickets ($1) soon as there will only be 100 spots available

December 14th - PTA meeting – contact Mrs. Stockhausen about PTA

December 14th - Orchestra concert – contact Mr. D. Jones about the concert

December 17th - iPod Day & Holiday Photo Booth during lunch – each activity cost $1

December 17th - Spelling Bee at 1 pm in the gym – student spectators may attend for a small fee to cheer on our team representative Chris P.!

December 17th - Chorus concert at GCHS – contact Mrs. Campbell for more information

December 18th - Faculty/Student Basketball game-$1

December 18th - Early Release for students at 12:30 pm

December 19th - January 3rd - Winter Break for students and staff

Come back from break on January 4th ready to get back to work and utilize your SUPER POWERS to the fullest!

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As the weather turns colder, illnesses are becoming more prevalent. Please consider donating tissues, cleaning wipes, and hand sanitizer to your child's homeroom teacher so that we can better keep all students safe and healthy. Thanks for any help you can offer.

Every Minute Counts!

This year, CCS is ‘teaming up’ with parents to combat student tardiness and early check outs from grades kindergarten through 12th. As we have examined student data, it was discovered that some students are repeatedly missing large blocks of instructional time because of tardiness and early check outs. Many of them are being checked in to school one hour late every day. We also have many who are being checked out by their parent/guardian early each day as well. Because of this, CCS is launching a campaign to help tackle tardiness and early check outs titled “Every Minute Counts! From start to finish, class time matters.” Being tardy or checked out early not only impacts the student who is late, but it impacts others in the class. Research shows that every disruption causes a gap in learning for ALL students in the class and can make the difference between a student passing a subject or having to remediate. We not only want to give our children the academic skills they need to succeed in life, but we want to give them another important life skill: being on time. CCS is calling on all parents to join in this effort and help raise the expectations for our students by getting them to school on time and allowing them to complete the entire school day.

Panda Team Teachers

Please contact any of us if necessary.

Math - Mrs. Brandi Mincey - brandimincey@ccs.k12.nc.us

Social Studies - Mrs. Jackie Taylor - jaclintaylor@ccs.k12.nc.us

Science - Mrs. Marissa Carter - marissacarter@ccs.k12.nc.us

English/Language Arts - Miss Patricia Brewer - patriciabrewer@ccs.k12.nc.us