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September 5th, 2013


WELCOME LETTER


Open House - Done, First Day of School - Done, Curriculum Night - Done! We are off to a good start for the 2013-2014 school year. Thank you to all the parents who have helped out in our first month back. I know the children and teachers appreciate all your hard work. But hold on, there is so much more to come! Just in the month of September, we have two clubs starting for students. Geography Bee and the Steam Club. Both will surely peak the students curiosity and hopefully yours.


Kalyan Dasika will be moderating the popular Geography Bee again. This program is offered to 4th and 5th graders interested in learning more about the world around them. Similar to last year, the goals of the club are to help kids learn about local, national, and world-wide geography concepts. Additionally, students to become excited about the National Geographic Bee contest. The club will meet on Mondays during the lunch hour from 12:05-12:50 PM. Students can bring their lunches directly to the library. To sign up for this program click on this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGswVHpJX0c2ZkJYbjVYT29NdmViRnc6MA#gid=0


Canyon View is also excited to announce the first meeting of the STEAM club. What is the STEAM Club? It is the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math Club (STEAM). The first meeting is set for September 19 th, 2013. Grades one through three will meet during their lunch hour in the library. Fourth and Fifth grades will meet after school in the MPR. Students in first through third grade are also invited to attend the afternoon session. The afternoon session will be more in depth to challenge the older students.


In developing this program, Principal Henikman, Michael Griffith and our FFO team worked on ideas to engage students in bringing science, technology, engineering, arts, and math enrichment programs to Canyon View children. Once a month, students will enjoy an activity designed to explore topics like:

Forces of Flight - Create an aircraft that will fly as far as possible and land on a target.

Orienteering - Use a magnetic compass to walk a course and find the hidden treasure.

Robot Sumo - Explore sensors, motors, and programming as two autonomous robots face each other in the sumo ring.

Building for Strength - Create a structure that is as long as possible but can be moved without breaking.

Two-Toned - With the materials provided, create a musical instrument. Then perform with your instrument, showing its ability to emit two different tones.

Students will work in teams to meet each month's challenge. Where appropriate, experiments will be repeated and results charted to bring real world exposure to the scientific method.


Sign up and volunteer sheets will be coming home this Friday.


For more information about our programs, please visit our website at https:// sites.google.com/site/canyonviewffo/ .


Thank you,


Laura Baragar

FFO President

2013-2014

CANYON VIEW FAMILY FACULTY ORGANIZATION (FFO) is dedicated to supporting Canyon View students, families, and CV staff. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization led by dedicated parent volunteers. We sponsor events, purchase curriculum items, and support programs that enrich each and every student’s educational experience. 100% of your donations go to support the students at Canyon View.