Canyon Pointe Elementary

Revised PTO Newsletter - December 2019

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WINTER BREAK - Dec 23rd - Jan 7th

Early Release on Friday, December 20th at 12:50pm, but kiddos can go home after their winter parties. :o)

We hope you have a wonderful winter holiday with your family and we will resume classes on Wednesday, January 8th.

REMINDER

Doors open at 8:10 am and Great Expectations Assembly will begin at 8:30am. The tardy bell rings at 8:40 am.


Our Wildcat Monthly newsletter runs the first of every month. Our newsletters will keep you updated with important information, dates, and activities happening at CPES! Also, www.tomballisd.net, www.canyonpointepto.com, and www.facebook.com/CPESPTO have up-to-date information.

CPES recognized as the FIRST PLC Model School in Tomball ISD

Canyon Pointe Elementary was recently recognized by Solution Tree for its sustained success in raising student achievement. The school’s successful implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process was a major contributing factor in the improved achievement of its students.


Canyon Pointe Elementary staff dedicated the last five years to a relentless journey of maximizing their work through the PLC process to earn this recognition.


CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Coleman and the entire CPES staff on this recognition! It is well deserved.


CLICK HERE to learn more about what it means to be a PLC Model School and what is entailed in order to be recognized as such.

FUN RUN HUGE SUCCESS!!!!! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!

The Wildcats in the Zone fun run was a MASSIVE success and it's all because of your generous donations and volunteering your time. The kids had a fantastic time and the weather was absolutely perfect.


Our initial fundraising goal was $23,000 and you rallied together and raised an impressive $43,000. WAY TO GO!!! YOU ALL ARE AMAZING!!!


We will utilize the donations towards prior committments and in the Spring will evaluate the best utilization of the funds.

PTO Hospitality to help with the "12 Days of Christmas" for CPES staff - December 5th -19th

The PTO Hospitality team will be helping with the "12 Days of Christmas" for the CPES staff December 5th - 19th. They are honored & super excited to spoil them this holiday season.


On Dec 11th, they will be hosting & providing a Sandwich lunch.

For this luncheon we need donations for drinks, chips, fruit & dessert.


CLICK HERE to sign-up to donate. Thank you!!!

Choir Concert - December 7th at 7pm at Tomball College

The choir will perform this Saturday, December 7 at 7:00 PM in the performing arts center at Tomball College with students from the college.


Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. Parents of singers are admitted free of charge. Seating is limited.

Spring Carnival Fundraiser Planning Meeting - Dec 10th

We are excited to get started on the Spring Carnival Fundraiser planning this year and need YOUR help! We love putting these events on for our kids, but we can't do it without volunteers like YOU. Please attend the planning meeting on Tuesday, December 10th at 10am to get the ball rolling!


The tentative Sprint Carnival date is Saturday, Feb 29, 2020.


We will need at a minimum 30 volunteers. So mark your calendars as you know this will be a FANTASTIC day full of fun, family, friends & laughter. :o)


More details will be provided with each newsletter.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for Parents - December 10th

Youth Mental Health Frist Aid (YMHFA) training is being offered for Tomball ISD parents on December 10th from 8:30am - 4pm at the TISD Staff Development Center. This program teaches individuals how to help a youth in crisis or who is experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. Using an interactive format, this 8-hour course utilizes role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, provide initial help and connect young people with professional, peer, social and self-help care.


Please RSVP Tweaka Dilek at tweakadilek@tomballisd.net to attend.


Future date - January 14 from 8:30-4:00

4th Grade Musical - December 13th at 10am

Parents and friends of fourth graders are invited to attend the fourth grade musical, “Toys”, at 10 am Friday, December 13th in the cafeteria.


Students are invited to dress up as their favorite toy for this program. Suggestions include rag dolls, toy soldiers (no guns please), princess and prince dolls, ballerinas, puppets, teddy bears, stuffed animals, cowboys and cowgirls, monkeys with toy cymbals, toy clock, Santa, crayons, and transformers/robots.


Please be sure you register online if you plan to attend as this will speed up the entry process for this program. Follow the link: https://forms.gle/qct5T9CXx8T7XfeF8.

2nd Annual Enchanted Evening Ball - December 14th

TMHS is hosting the 2nd Annual Enchanted Evening Ball on December 14th from 6:30pm - 9pm.


Princesses - bring your dads, stepdads, granddads, big brothers or uncles


Ball will include a light dinner, treats, photo opportunities with princess characters and surprise guests, dance lessons, crafts & even carriage rides (for a small fee).


CLICK HERE to register.

Registration is open through Dec 6th or until the event sells out.

Peppermint Village Holiday Market - December 11th - 18th

This year CPES will have the annual "Peppermint Village Holiday Market" starting on December 11th and ending on December 18th. Thestudents will the opportunity to go with their teachers at assigned times to purchase small gifts for family members with money sent from home. This is an amazing opportunity for students to be able to learn about commerce and the satisfaction of giving to others.


We need volunteers to help make this a success and help the kiddos get the most out of this experience.


CLICK HERE to sign-up to volunteer.


Thank you!!!

Breakfast with Santa - December 14th from 9-11am

CPES will be hosting "Breakfast with Santa" on December 14th from 9-11am.

Come have breakfast, take pictures with Santa, write & mail Santa Christmas letters, participate in fun activities and more.


In addition to hosting "Breakfast with Santa" the CPES Choir and Handbells ringers will be performing. The Bells will perform at 9am & the Choir will perform at 10am.


Bring the kiddos to this special event as we continue to celebrate the holiday season.


We do need drink donations for the breakfast. CLICK HERE to sign-up.


Can't wait to see everyone there. :o)

Holiday Spirit Days - December 16th - 20th

To continue the holiday celebration, CPES will have Holiday Spirit Days Dec 16th-20th. Below are the themes for each day.


  • Mon 16th: Grinch
  • Tue 17th : Elf
  • Wed 18th : Reindeer
  • Th 19th : Polar Express – Wear Pajamas
  • Fri 20th : Christmas Spirit


Have the kiddos come dressed in their favorite Grinch, Elf, Reindeer, Pajamas & Christmas themed outfits and be prepared to have a fun filled week.

HOLIDAY Parties

Homeroom parents have been busy organizing the students holiday parties. Lots of details will be sent out but if you have questions feel free to contact your designated homeroom parent to clarify food items that need to be provided and volunteering for the fun activities of the day. It will be an exciting party for all our students to kick off the Winter Break.


  • Pre-K Parties will take place on December 19th, AM from 10:30a-11:30p and PM from 2:30p-3:30p.


  • Kindergarten through 4th grade will celebrate on December 20th from 11:30 - 12:30.


A pre-registration link will be provided soon.

Yearbook NEWS! Submit your photos :o)

Yearbooks will go on sale in Jan 2020.


We are looking for photos from the following events -

  • Trunk or Treat
  • 3rd Grade "Salute to Veterans" performance
  • Fun Run
  • Any other school activities


Photos can be submitted at www.replayit.com (You WILL need to register to upload photos, but it is quick and easy to do) or directly to Katje McCabe at hankamoon@gmail.com

Nurse Notes

Even though we ask for a change of clothes to be present in each students backpack for emergencies, sometimes a trip to the nurse is still needed for clothing items. With that in mind, as we enter the Fall/Winter months, we are in need of some season appropriate clothing donations:


  • Boys underwear (New) - Size 5-8
  • Girls underwear (New) - Size 6
  • Socks
  • Combs


CHILD SICKNESSES

If your child has had diarrhea or has vomited at home, please stay home until symptoms have disappeared for 24 hours without medication. Many students with a stomach virus DO NOT HAVE FEVER even when they have diarrhea and vomiting. If they have had a fever at home, they must be without it for 24 hours without medication before returning to school. Please see the regulations in "Health Services" for more information.


Also if your child has been diagnosed with the flu, please call the school and notify us. Thank you for your cooperation and support. Please do not hesitate to communicate with me if you have any questions or doubts.

Calling all our wonderful CPES Volunteers!

Volunteer help is really important to make any school year into a successful year. If you would like to volunteer at various classroom events and school events, help with your time/other donations throughout the coming school year, right now is the perfect time to let us know. All volunteers at CPES need to have their background check done before they can help us at school. Also PTO will need your contact information and availability/event preferences, for them to send you emails as and when they need help. Please follow BOTH links below and provide required information.


1. For Background clearance by TISD: please go to link below and fill up the form for volunteer opportunities.

https://www.tomballisd.net/apps/pages/ht/volunteers-classroom-observation


2. For PTO database: please fill the form at link below. PTO uses it to contact you as and when the school needs volunteer help.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12wDavRQacvTqz5ETn_NEsjSGlpK4knNoTDhMQHfoSSw/edit?ts=5d463e15

How to get involved if you are unable to volunteer

Unable to volunteer, not a problem!! Come join your kiddo(s) at their classroom parties, family school events & functions, and donate items to these school events & functions. The kids love having you around to participate in their school activities. Be on the lookout for weekly email updates by Mrs. Coleman or the teachers, PTO newsletter and Wednesday folder handouts for all that you need to know about what is on the horizon.


You can also go to either of the below websites for more information.

CPES website - https://cpes.tomballisd.net/

CPES PTO website - www.canyonpointepto.com

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Spirit Wear

We are excited to offer some new spirit wear this year such as hats, a zip up hoodie and our field day/fun run/grade level shirts. https://cpes-spiritwear2019.itemorder.com/sale


Many have asked if we have spirit wear bows. Well now we do & they couldn't be any cuter!! :o)

CLICK HERE to place your order now.

Watch D.O.G.S.

"Dads of Great Students"

This program is for dads, grandfathers, and even uncles to provide a positive and active role model for students at the school. (More details available HERE)


TWO forms must be completed to participate in this program.

1. Volunteer/Background check form

2. Commitment form (signed and returned to front office of CPES)


You may also purchase a Watch DOGS T-shirt to wear on your volunteer days from the official website.