The Colt Connection

Centerton Gamble Elementary September 2021

Principal's Perspective

What a great start to our school year! We are so excited to be back to school and see all of our Colts. This year's theme is "Going on a Learning Adventure" with the staff as their guide. Centerton Gamble students and staff have enjoyed settling into routines and are having a lot of fun learning! Linked below is our school's website. Please check this site regularly, as we update the calendar with important events. The Parents tab also has links to important documents. https://www.bentonvillek12.org/Page/4797


We are looking forward to a wonderful year at Gamble!


September Events

9/3- Colt Stampede (for students and staff only at this time)

9/6- Labor Day No School

9/14- Spirit Night Woo Pig Mooie 4-8 pm

9/16- PTO Meeting 11am (Virtual)

9/23- Fall School Pictures

9/27-10/1- Book Fair

9/29- Spirit Day Frosty Bites

A Memo from the Office

Beginning of the Year Reminders:

* School hours are from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm. If you are tardy (arrive at school after 7:30), please escort your child to the front doors to sign them in. Per district policy, student may not be checked out of school after 2:00pm.

* All transportation changes need to be done through the front office. You may call 696-3400 or email contactcges@bentonvillek12.org. If you would like to tell the teacher as well, that is fine, but sometimes teachers do not have time to check their emails and it is possible that transportation change will not be made. All transportation changes must be made prior to 2:00pm.

* When your child will be absent from school please either call the front office 696-3400 or email contactcges@bentonvillek12.org.

* If your student would like to eat breakfast with us in the morning, please have them to school by 7:15. This will give them enough time to eat and still make it to class by the 7:30 tardy bell.

*Car Line Reminder: Please go slow and safe while driving through the car rider line.

From Nurse Hellman

Welcome back!

I have enjoyed seeing all of our fabulous students & families over the past couple of weeks!


A few reminders from the Health Office...

-Please do not send any medications in with your student, everything (even over the counter medications) needs to be signed into the Health Office.

-All medications must have a doctor's order to be given at school.

-Please send in a set of extra clothing for your student to keep at school.

-ALL immunizations are due as soon as possible.


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I can be reached at (479) 696-3372 or thellman@bentonvillek12.org

PBIS @ CGES


PBIS

Positive Behavior Intervention and Support

PBIS is the program that all Bentonville Elementary and Middle schools will use. Through PBIS, students learn about behavior, just as they learn about other subjects like math or science. We put an emphasis on intentionally teaching students our behavior expectations throughout the school. PBIS is a preventative and proactive strategy; the idea is that we will reward students to reinforce expected behaviors. We have a behavior matrix that states the expectations throughout the school.



Reward System

PBIS relies on positive reinforcement to teach students the power of appropriate behavior. We will be using the PBIS rewards application to positively reward our students. Each student will wear a badge that has their name and a QR code. When a staff member sees a student meeting an expectation they can reward the student with a point, using either their cell phone or classroom computer. Students will be able to ‘spend’ their points in their classroom and in our Colt-Mart. The Colt-Mart will be open once a month and all classes will be given the opportunity to shop "online" through their teacher starting next month.


Frequently asked Questions

Can students have points taken away?

No, students cannot lose points or have them taken away. We have a consequence flow chart that teachers will follow but this is completely separate from the student’s points. It is important for students to know that they have earned their points and these will not be taken away.

How will I know if my child behaved appropriately today?

Parents can download the PBIS rewards parents application on their phones. This will allow parents to see how many points their student earned that day. It will also allow for two way communication with teachers. Parents will continue to contact parents via phone calls if there are repetitive behavior concerns.


You can download the PBIS app from your Apple or Google Play store. The QR code that you received from your child's teacher is specific to your child and you must have this to download the application. Please contact Michelle Eichler if you need help with the PBIS rewards parent app.

meichler@bentonvillek12.org

Counselor's Corner

Hello parents!

Welcome back to school! It's been another exciting start to our school year. It is so good to see your children walk through our door.


Ms. Eichler and I would like to introduce our intern for the fall semester, Mrs. White. She will be with us on Tuesday and Thursday each week. We are excited to have her be a part of our school counseling team!


Our core word for the month of September is Initiative. Initiative can be described as knowing how to do something independently. You will find a newsletter attached with different ideas and suggestions for you to use at home with your children. Our in person classroom lessons will concentrate on conflict resolution. We are focusing on taking the initiative to work on strategies to solve the conflict in a positive manner.


Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to a great year!


Mrs. Lonetree clonetree@bentonvillek12.org

Ms. Eichler meichler@bentonivllek12.org

From the PTO

Welcome back everyone! Here at the CGE PTO we're SO excited to be able to host some fun events this year! Make sure to follow our Facebook page, Instagram and watch for our digital monthly newsletter coming from your teachers to find the fun happening this month! We would LOVE to have everyone join PTO to support the school, check it out in our square shop as well as a few leftover items for sale! This month we'll be hosting two spirit nights at local restaurants and having our FIRST SPIRIT STICK STORE during lunch time, keep a lookout for details! GO COLTS!
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