Clemens Crossing Cougar Comments
March 17, 2017 - Volume 38, Issue 14
Clemens Crossing Elementary School
Elizabeth Yankle, Assistant Principal
From Mr. Cosentino and Mrs. Yankle
We want to thank our community for getting the word out to register for kindergarten next year. We currently have 81 students registered for next year's kindergarten class. We are planning for five kindergarten classes again next year. Kindergarten registration is ongoing, so it is not too late to register if people missed the registration week.
Finally, we would like to thank our PTA for partnering with our school in so many ways. International night was a fantastic success on March 3rd! Thank you for celebrating cultural diversity at CCES! It was great to have so many families share food, personal belongings, and displays with the school. We enjoyed a wonderful Mexican-themed dinner on March 9th when many teachers stayed late to meet with parents. Thank you to everyone who helped make that dinner so wonderful. In the coming weeks, we are celebrating disability awareness in our school. PTA is providing a cultural arts program, Stories By Hand, in kindergarten. The Stories By Hand program teaches about American Sign Language and Deaf Culture through high-energy, interactive storytelling, music, and games. PTA is also coordinating our annual science fair. This is a great way to explore and have fun with science and STEM related activities. Again, we appreciate all of the dedicated support from our PTA.
JA in a Day Rescheduled to March 27
We want to thank so many people for volunteering for JA in a Day. Due to the late arrival on March 15, we are postponing JA in a Day to March 27. Some volunteers are not able to come on March 27. Specifically, we need volunteers in Mrs. Halvorson's class, Mr. Lee's class, and Mrs. McBrien's class. If you are interested in volunteering to teach the JA in a Day lessons, please email Mrs. Mary Ngo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class & Individual Pictures March 20
Science Fair 2017
Your child is invited to participate in this year’s Science Fair on Wednesday, May 17th during the Clemens Crossing Elementary School Showcase from 6:30-8:00 pm.
The Showcase will highlight the remarkable things our extraordinary students have done this year at Clemens Crossing Elementary School. If your child is interested in doing a Science Investigation, Collection, or Invention at home, please visit the Clemens Crossing Elementary School website at cces.hcpss.org to download documents with further information and instructions. Once your child has identified a project, please complete the online form titled, Intent to Participate below. Students who elect to participate will have their name read on the morning announcements and their name printed and hung on a hallway wall display. Directions on where and when to bring in the projects will be shared in future Cougar Comments. We are excited to highlight the commitment shown and the hard work done by the CCES students this year.
Science Fair Projects
· Students in any grade may conduct an Investigation to answer a question/problem. Students will use The Scientific Method to learn the systematic approach to solving a problem.
· Students in Kindergarten, First or Second grade may submit a Collection.
Students will collect and organize something of interest, answering questions related to observations made while exploring their world.
· Students in any grade may submit an Invention. Students will use the engineering design process to create an invention that will solve a problem or answer a question.
6th Annual CCES 5K T-Shirt Art Contest
Calling all artists! The CCES PTA needs a new design for the 5K Fun Run t-shirts. Please enter the 6th Annual CCES 5K T-Shirt Art Contest. The winning artist’s work will be featured on the 2016 race shirts worn by all participants at the 5K on June 4, 2017.
The contest is open to all students.
Entries must be turned in to Mr. Schmitt by Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
- Use an 8 ½ x 11-inch piece of paper.
- Include a cougar or paw print in the design.
- You may use up to 4 colors. Crayons work best!
- Include your name, grade, and teacher on the back.
Building Resilience: Workshop for Parents on How to Support your Child’s Emotional and Mental Health, March 30
Thursday, March 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Rd, Columbia, 21044
Join local health professionals, community agencies and guest speaker, child psychiatrist – Jeff Bostic, EdD, MD for this incredible workshop for parents! Learn how youth and adolescents experience stress within today’s culture and how to use resilience to support your child’s social and emotional health and development. Attendees will receive mental health resources currently available within Howard County.
Dinner, childcare and interpretation services will be provided free of charge.
To register, please visit https://BuildingResilienceParentWorkshop.eventbrite.com
For more information, Contact Jacqueline Dougé, M.D. at email@example.com or 410-313-7569.
A community partnership between Howard County Health Department, Howard County Public School System, Howard County Mental Health Authority, Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services, and HC DrugFree.
CCES will be celebrating disability awareness/acceptance in the coming weeks!
HERO Boys Run Club Spring 2017 Season: Come run after school with the HERO boys run club!
HERO boys is a youth development and engagement program for boys in 3rd to 5th grades. Using running as a base activity, HERO boys inspires boys to discover character and courage. The season starts on March 30th and will run for 8 weeks after school at Clemens Crossing on Thursdays 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. The program culminates with the HERO boys 5K on Sunday, May 21st. Any questions contact Tanya Martof at firstname.lastname@example.org Registration information and more about HERO boys can be found online at www.heroboys.org
Lost and Found Is Overflowing
Events Coming Up
- 20 - Class and Spring Pictures
- 21 - World Down Syndrome Day- Wear Blue and Yellow to school
- 24 - Spirit Day - Maryland Day - Wear Red, Gold, White, Black or the Maryland Flag
- 27 - JA in a Day (rescheduled from March 15)
- 29 - In-School Banking
- 31 - 1st & 2nd Grade Field Trip to Toby's Dinner Theatre
- 31 - 3rd Grade Bread Making, Cafeteria
- 31 - World Autism Awareness Day - Wear Blue to school
Please note: Family Reading, Math, STEM Night scheduled for March 23 is cancelled. We are planning something new for 2017-18
- 4 - PTA Restaurant Night at MOD Pizza
- 5 - PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
- 7 - End of Third Quarter - Early Dismissal, 12:45 p.m.
- 10-17 - Spring Break