The CPES BobChat

November 3, 2019

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Would We Do the Bobcat Dash Even If We Didn't Raise Money?

There is no question that our Bobcat Dash is a great fundraiser. We will let you know how much we raised once the totals are determined. Having said that, I believe I would want to do a Bobcat Dash even if we didn't raise money. Here's why. 1. Kids get to participate in a "race day." Race days are big events where everyone runs towards the finish line. Our children need to know what it is like to participate in a fun run like that. Nothing replaces the excitement, the cheers, and the music. 2. It gives us a reason to come together as a school family and as a community. I am always amazed and blessed that parents, neighbors, and teachers rearrange everything to come to a fun run and support our kids. We enjoy seeing all of our kids participate in the event. We get to catch up with each other and share a common experience. Volunteers from CPES and the community come together to make all the magic happen. 3. Kids learn a different aspect of being healthy. They see fantastic role models in our Winthrop Athletes who explain what they do to make good decisions in taking care of their bodies. They get to experience what it's like to walk and run for a sustained period of time. Some kids may be inspired to later run cross country. Hopefully, all of them know something they can do to exercise each day. 4. We have fun. We are giving high fives. We are calling our kids' names. We are with our friends both big and small. We get a t-shirt, a snack and a bottle of water. The music is playing loud and we are laughing. Can it get any better? We appreciate all the heavy lifting of Mrs. Amanda Winters, Mrs. Jennifer Carlisle, Dr. Christi Beard and Mrs. Emily Anderson in planning for the Bobcat Dash. We value the effort of all of our sponsors, contributors, volunteers, staff and visitors. Thank you for making Friday a very special day for our kids. It takes #OneTeamOneMissionOneRockHill for that to happen.

Mr. Maness, Principal

School News

Family, Friends and Veterans please join us for our Annual Veterans Day Celebration.

Friday, November 8th

9:00 am- 1:30 pm

Kindergarten and Third Grade Ceremony at 9:00 am

First and Fourth Grade Ceremony at 10:00 am

Second and Fifth Grade Ceremony at 11:00

(See invitation below. Only Fifth Grade French Immersion students will perform but everyone is invited to attend.)

Parents, please invite members of your family and our community who are veterans to come and attend. We want to honor and celebrate the sacrifices they made for us. We look forward to seeing you this Friday.

School of Choice Information

If you have a rising kindergarten student who has a sibling in our immersion program, please be sure to complete your School of Choice application between December 2 and February 28. If your child is already in our immersion program at Cherry Park, you do not have to apply again. Please help spread the word about opportunities to come and take a tour and the Choice Fairs below.

School of Choice Tours at Cherry Park--You can click on to sign up for a tour.

Tuesday, November 19 at 6:00 PM

Tuesday, December 10 at 8:00 AM

Tuesday, January 14 at 8:00 AM

Tuesday, February 18 at 6:00 PM

Fall Choice Programs Fair--Will be Monday, December 2 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Kenneth Monroe Transformation Center on Saluda Streeet.

Rock Hill Schools Programs EXPO--Will be Saturday, January 25 from 10:00-12:00 (Location TBD). Both of these events will be places where we highlight our immersion program for prospective parents.

CPES School Tours

Click here to sign up to attend a tour for Cherry Park Elementary.

District App

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PTO and SIC Information

Bobcat Dash Pledge Receipt--Similar to the kind of receipts given at other non-profits, we want to provide a form for you to fill out as a receipt for any pledge donations you made. Parents, feel free to pass this on to family members or neighbors who donated as well. You can find the form below. All contributions to PTO are tax deductible given that our PTO is a 501c3.

Parent Teacher Organization and School Improvement Council Update

The PTO serves to raise funds, coordinate volunteers and encourage teachers through appreciation activities. Click on the PTO Newsletter button below if you wish to receive the PTO Newsletter: PTO and SIC are tentatively planning to meet on the second Monday of each month next year. School Improvement Council meets at 5:30 (in the Fish Bowl) and our Parent Teacher Organization meets at 6:30 (in the Media Center.) Elections were held in the spring for these organizations but all parents are welcome to attend to help provide input and volunteer. Meetings will be held on November 11, December 9 (if needed), Ja nuary 13, February 10, March 9, April 13, and May 11 (if needed.)

PTO Newsletter

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Calendar of Events

Yesterday--Daylight Savings Time Ends (Be sure to Fall Back one hour.)

Tuesday--6:00 PM Master Plan Presentation (Freedom Temple Ministries)

Thursday--1:15 PM Leadership York County Tours CPES

Friday--Veterans Day Festival (9:00 Kindergarten and Third Grade Ceremony; 10:00 First and Fourth Grade Ceremony; 11:00 Second and Fifth Grade Ceremony) (Will be in our Cafeteria. Only our French Immersion Fifth Graders will perform in it. Designated times above are when our students will attend the ceremony.)

November 11--5:30 PM School Improvement Council; 6:30 PM Parent Teacher Organization Meeting

November 12--6:00 Master Plan Meeting (City of Rock Hill Operations Center on Anderson Road)

November 19--6:00 PM School of Choice Tour at CPES

November 26--Thanksgiving Lunch (You are invited to come for a special Thanksgiving meal with our school family.)

December 2--6:00-8:00 PM Fall Choice Programs Fair at Kenneth Monroe Transformation Center on Saluda Street

December 10--8:00 AM School of Choice Tour at CPES

December 19--Cherry Park Holiday Concert 6:00 PM in the Sullivan Auditorium (First, Third and Fifth Grades will perform in it.)

January 14--8:00 AM School of Choice Tour at CPES

February 18--6:00 PM School of Choice Tour at CPES

Cherry Park is proud to be part of #One Team One Mission One Rock Hill.

Cherry Park Website

This is the link to our school website.