Colts Chronicle

CARTER LOMAX MIDDLE SCHOOL

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Dates to Remember

9/10-9/14 Grandparent's Week

9/12 Progress Reports Go Home

9/18 Open House 5th Grade @ 6:00-7:00

9/19 Open House 6th Grade @ 6:00-7:00

9/25 Science Fair Parent Meeting @ 6:00

9/28 All Fundraise Money Due

Coach's Corner

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Cherrydale Chocolate Fundraiser

Our Cherrydale chocolate fundraiser started off with a bang! If your child would still like to participate or would like additional boxes to sell, please have your student come by and see Ms. Segura.



  • If you turned in your form Friday (9/7), your order will be processed and chocolate will be delivered on Monday.
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Science Lab Safety Projects

Students in Ms. Tolleson's Science Project Time collaborated with each other to identify broken lab safety rules in scenarios. Each class played a game where they raced the other groups to see who could find the broken rules first! This was Checkpoint #2 on their Science Lab Safety Project. Students are excited to begin creating their Final Products for this project next week and to put their lab safety knowledge to work throughout the school year!
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In 5th grade, Ms. Castaneda's students are also hard at work on their Science Lab Safety Project. Her students have started creating their Final Products with their partner.
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Compare and Order Decimals Concept Unit

Math Concept Units are up and running! Students in Ms. Clark's 5th grade math class are working on comparing and ordering decimals and used a bingo game to practice the concept.
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Reads & Solves

Each day Lomax students participate in a class period called Reads and Solves. During this time, students spend half of class reading their AR book and the other half of class working on math activities. Below are some of Mr. Garza's students reading their AR books!
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Join us for Grandparents Week!

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Operation: World Changers Shaped Here!

Teachers decked out in camo today to show support for our Carter Lomax mission for the 2018-2019 school year! Operation: World Changers Shaped Here is in full effect!
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Parent Connect

You should have received an email from Summit Learning inviting you to login to the platform and see your student's information. Having your own Parent Connect account allows you to view your child's goals for the week, current grades, and dues dates for Focus Areas, Projects, and Concept Units.


When you receive the email from Summit Learning, you will only need to follow the link, watch the video, and create your own password for the account. If you do not receive an email, contact your child's homeroom teacher.

Summit Overview

Many parents have asked for more information about navigating through the Summit learning website. Below is a link to a brief overview to help you. It’s not everything, but will hopefully give you a better understanding. Open House will be a great time to dive into the platform with your student and learn more about our Connect Program.


Thank you Ms. Castaneda for creating this overview!

Lomax loves our custodians!

Special shout out to our WONDERFUL Mrs. Juana! Our head custodian takes care of all our students and staff on a daily basis. We don't know what we would do without her!
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Weekly Parent Connect

Below is an article of an interview with a principal, Rosemarie Young, past president of the National Association of Elementary School Principals and principal for more than 20 years at Watson Lane Elementary in Louisville, Ky. She gives tips on how parents can communicate effectively with teachers.


Talk with teachers about student progress


Interview By Lani Harac


What's the value in having good communication between parents and teachers?

It creates a partnership that benefits the child. Good communication between home and school helps both the teachers and the school do their jobs better.

And maintaining strong communication helps parents better understand teachers’ expectations for academic work and behavior. “If academic assistance is necessary,” Young says, “strong communications can facilitate support from home.” If behavior issues arise, good communication can help deal with or eliminate the inappropriate behavior.


Is communication between parents and teachers also beneficial for students?

“Definitely!” says Young. Parents who communicate effectively with the teacher are able to support their child with whatever they’re learning. Plus, getting involved communicates respect for education and the value it adds to your child’s future. Your child, meanwhile, understands that you’ll follow up and check on her progress and work.


By establishing open communication with the teacher, you can keep up with your child’s progress throughout the year—and that means fewer surprises when report card day comes around.


Parent coordinator/5th grade counselor

Tara Crum

tcrum@pasadenaisd.org


6th grade counselor/bilingual

Cynthia Pena

cpena@pasadenaisd.org