CTL Wednesday Bulletin

September 21, 2016

Dear CTL Families:

Please read through this week's CTL Wednesday Bulletin which includes the following:

  • Celebrations
  • Important Reminders
  • CTL Parent Council & Worker-Bee Wednesdays
  • Class Shutterfly Webpages
  • Enroll in our After-School Program
  • Mark Your Calendars
  • CTL Vision and Mission

Have a fantastic week!

CTL Team


  • Thank you to our parent volunteers who helped to set up the new library! We are settling nicely into the new space.
  • Thank you to Laurie Robertson for assisting with our Health Screenings last Thursday!
  • Our students have made a wonderful start on their MAP assessments this week! This is one of many tools we use to assess our students throughout the year.

Important Reminders

  • Ms. Amelia Maia is on leave until next Monday, September 26. Please refer all important queries to Ms. Paige Lewis at plewis@centerforteachingandlearning.com.
  • If you have a child in our After-School Program/Care, please park and collect them at 4:15 p.m. from our CTL library. Please arrive promptly for pick-up, as we do not offer After-Care beyond 4:15 p.m.
  • We ask that parents who are visiting the school between 7:35 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. do not enter the classroom to interrupt teachers during instructional time. This includes engaging teachers in the hallway each morning, as they are busy helping and preparing students for morning activities. Our teachers are always willing to schedule individual conference meetings outside of instructional time. Email is also a good way to communicate with the teachers.

CTL Parent Council & Worker-Bee Wednesdays

Thank you to our parent volunteers who have assisted with a variety of tasks thus far. We welcome volunteer support on Wednesday mornings from 8:30-9:30 in the following areas:

  • Developing our student playground and gardens
  • Library set-up
  • Supporting our teachers with general classroom tasks.

Other times for parents to volunteer on a drop-in basis are flexible. Please email Paige Lewis if you would like to volunteer outside of Worker-Bee Wednesday times.

If you missed our first Parent Council meeting in September please feel free to read through our CTL Parent Council Meeting Minutes and CTL Parent Council Meeting Norms. Our next Parent Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 5th from 8:30-9:30 a.m. We hope to see you there!

Class Shutterfly Webpages

Many of you have now received emails alerting you that you have been added to your child's teacher's Shutterfly webpage. Your email address has been added to the teacher's website so you are able to view important information from the teacher such as important classroom news/reminders, downloadable files, a calendar of upcoming events, pictures, and even a sign-up page for volunteer opportunities. The links to individual teacher webpages are below.

Teacher Shutterfly Webpages:

Beckey Billings ~ Pre-K: billingsprek.shutterfly.com

Stephanie Phipps ~ Grades K-1: ctlk1.shutterfly.com

Lisa Lipar ~ Grades 1-2: mrslipars12class.shutterfly.com

Melanie Smith ~ Grades 3-4: smith3and4ctl.shutterfly.com

Lori Williams ~ Grades 5-8: mrswilliams1617.shutterfly.com

Angela Bailey ~ Grades 5-8: baileyctl.shutterfly.com

Trisha Brandimarte ~ PE/Drama: coachbctl.shutterfly.com

You can access teacher webpages in two ways:

1. Through the website on your desktop computer or laptop.

2. Through the Shutterfly Share Site app on your portable device.

The benefit of downloading the Shutterfly Share Site app is that it allows you to easily check the teacher's website from your phone. If you have children in several classes at CTL, once you become a member of the Shutterfly site via the email sent to you by the teacher, all of your children's teacher's webpages will be listed in one place on the app.

Please note that if you download and use the Shutterfly Share Site app on your phone, it is up to you to turn off notifications within the settings of your phone so you don't consistently receive notifications each time the teacher updates the site. If you do wish to receive notifications each time the site is updated, you can control that option as well. Notification options for the app are not controllable by the teacher.

Enroll in Our After-School Program

Our After-School Program is now in full swing! We still have spaces available in many of our programs so please feel free to contact Paige Lewis if you are interested in enrolling. See our After-School Program Flyer and After-School Program Registration Form for our offerings with specific dates, times, and pricing.

Our American Robotics Program is now open to students in Grades 2-8. Any suggestions and requests for Trimester Two offerings are also welcome!

Mark Your Calendars

MAP Assessments (Grades K-8)

Monday, Sep. 19th, 8:30am to Wednesday, Sep. 28th, 12pm

26131 Kuykendahl Road

Tomball, TX

Pet Food Drive Launch (Grades 3-4)

Wednesday, Sep. 21st, 8am

26131 Kuykendahl Road

Tomball, TX

CTL Parent Council Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 5th, 8:30-9:30am

26131 Kuykendahl Road

Tomball, TX

Columbus Day - No School

Monday, Oct. 10th, 8am-3pm

26131 Kuykendahl Road

Tomball, TX

School Individual Photos

Wednesday, Oct. 12th, 8am

26131 Kuykendahl Road

Tomball, TX

School Class Photos

Thursday, Oct. 13th, 8am

26131 Kuykendahl Road

Tomball, TX

Staff Appreciation Lunch (Grades 1-2)

Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 8am

26131 Kuykendahl Road

Tomball, TX

CTL Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting

Friday, Oct. 21st, 1:15pm

26131 Kuykendahl Road

Tomball, TX

Red Ribbon Week

Monday, Oct. 24th, 8am to Friday, Oct. 28th, 1pm

26131 Kuykendahl Road

Tomball, TX

CTL Halloween Carnival

Friday, Oct. 28th, 1-3pm

26131 Kuykendahl Road

Tomball, TX

CTL Vision and Mission

CTL Vision

We are dedicated to igniting and growing a LOVE of learning in every child.

CTL Mission

CTL’s primary mission is to foster a love of learning by teaching students to follow their curiosity, to think creatively, and to work both independently and collaboratively. We celebrate diversity and instill integrity, compassion, and confidence in each student. We work in tandem with parents, families, and community members to ensure that each child receives the tools and nurturing needed to become his or her own unique self. CTL provides an intimate, personalized environment tailored to each student’s needs.

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