October 2017 Newsletter

College Hills Elementary & PTO

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Dear College Hills Parents & Guardians,

I hope this letter finds everyone well as we are moving quickly past the first 6 weeks of school. The students have done a great job getting to know the routines, expectations and diving into the academic learning for the year. We have just finished our fall book fair which set a new record of sales for College Hills. We appreciate our PTO for all the hard work setting up, manning and tearing down the book fair. The funds raised from the book fair will allow Mrs. Smith to order over $3000 of new books for our students to read. That is amazing! At College Hills two of the rich traditions we enjoy each year are coming up: Book Character Parade and Paws to the Pavement, so make sure to save the dates and join us for the events.

We have a couple of safety reminders for families. Around College Hills there are many posted city signs that must be followed. The police department has been ticketing drivers who break these rules.

  • There is no left hand turn into the parking lot before and after school.
  • There is no parking, stopping or standing at Gilchrist and Williams.
  • No parking in handicap parking without the correct permit.
  • Always use the crosswalks to cross our vehicle traffic at the front of the building.

Let's have a great year learning together!

Have a Tigerific Day!

CHE… Rich Traditions... Bright Futures...

Josh Hatfield


College Hills Elementary

Keep in touch with these links

School website

School calendar

School Facebook page

School Twitter page

School Instagram: @ College_Hills

remind click here or Text @c4274g to 81010

PTO Facebook page

PTO website

Student Directory password: callingallcubs

CSISD Efolder

PTO meeting schedule

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Check CSISD.ORG/EFOLDER on Fridays for public information and announcements such as this one...

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Do you know the Volunteer Two Step?

1. Let us know what volunteer opportunities interest you. We'll email you when volunteer opportunities come up if you select to hear about them through this online google form here:

Having trouble accessing the form? Send us an email to collegehillspto@gmail.com and we'll send you the link or a pdf that you can print and send in to your child's teacher.

2. Please complete CSISD’s Online Volunteer Application to be approved before you are able to volunteer inside the school during school hours.

Go to csisd.org and look for “Volunteering” under the “Parent Info” tab.

OR follow this link here:

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Here comes the fun!

The fall offers several fun (and free:) favorites in a row!

Visit the news section and calendar at ch.csisd.org for details about Red Ribbon Week, Book Character Parade and Paws to the Pavement. Read below as well.

PTO Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 12th, 12pm

1101 Williams Street

College Station, TX

We meet in the library. Children welcome.
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Picture Day

Wednesday, Oct. 18th, 7:45am

1101 Williams Street

College Station, TX

Look your best on Oct. 18th for Picture Day.

A retake day is scheduled for Nov. 29th

Community Helper Dress Up Day for Kindergarten

Friday, Oct. 20th, 8am

1101 Williams Street

College Station, TX

More details in take home folders soon.

Red Ribbon Week Dress Up Days

Monday, Oct. 23rd, 7:45am to Friday, Oct. 27th, 3pm

1101 Williams Street

College Station, TX

October 23-27 is Red Ribbon Week! Join us by dressing in the theme of the day! On Friday, our Book Character Parade will begin on Williams Street at 8:30AM. Come join the fun!

What is Red Ribbon Week? The Red Ribbon Campaign is the largest and oldest drug prevention program in the United States. Red Ribbon Week is a way for communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs.

Why did Red Ribbon Week start? Red Ribbon Week has been celebrated annually since 1986 when Drug Enforcement Agent, KiKi Camarena, was killed after nearly breaking up a drug cartel. To honor his memory and commitment to drug and alcohol prevention, his family and friends started wearing red ribbons.

Our theme days for this year are:

Monday, October 23rd - “RED”-y to be Drug Free!

*Students wear RED!!!

Tuesday, October 24th- Team Up Against Drugs

* Students wear a team/school shirt.

Wednesday, October 25th- BOOT OUT Drugs!

*Students can wear any kind of boots!

Thursday, October 26th- Stay Strong in the Fight Against Drugs!

*Students can wear clothes with camouflage on it!

Friday, October 27th- Show Good Character- Drug-Free!

*Dress as your favorite Storybook Character for the parade!

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Book Character Parade

Friday, Oct. 27th, 8am

1101 Williams Street

College Station, TX

School starts on Oct. 27th with a parade--a parade of characters from favorite books. Stand along Williams Street for a view as the each class makes their way across the front of the school and then to the gym for a prep rally celebrating reading! Rainy day weather doesn't stop us, but may necessitate changes. Check with teachers as the event nears for details.
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Paws to the Pavement Registration Due October 30th

Monday, Oct. 30th, 4pm

1101 Williams Street

College Station, TX

College Hills Elementary Annual “Paws to the Pavement” Family Fun Run

Kid 1K followed by Family 5K

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Start Time: Kid 1K starts at 9:30am followed immediately by 5K

REGISTRATION DUE: October 30th - Free T-Shirt for all CHE students registered by October 30th - Return registration to your child’s teacher or CHE Office - Additional shirts are $5.00 each if ordered by October 3 th - Acceptable payment for extra shirts: cash or check (payable to CHE)

Race Day Information: - All children MUST be supervised by an adult!

Event will be held rain or shine

Parking for Event: CHE main parking lot and surrounding side streets - Williams Street will be closed

Check-in and T-Shirt pick-up starts at 8:45am under covered area in front of school (organized by adult contact information on registration form)

Late registration (No T-Shirt guaranteed) at 8:45am under covered area in front of school

Food and Drinks will be provided to CHE Families following the race

Race Course Information:
Kid 1K: Williams Street
Family 5K: CHE neighborhood route Including: Williams, Francis, James, Puryear, Kyle, Gilchrist, Dominik, and Berkley

Run/Walk/Donation Contact: Rebekah Stone (rstone@csisd.org) or Jennifer Mills (jmills@csisd.org)
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With remind & Facebook, parents can receive helpful reminders and interesting news where it is most convenient.

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We are hoping to go more paperless in our communications. If it's important, we'll text you if you've signed up for remind with the PTO. Please note that many teachers also use remind. Be sure to sign up for each group.

We share even more info for parents through Facebook for the school here and for the PTO here. It is encouraged that parents toggle on "Get Notifications" on the top of our pages. Otherwise, many posts will not be included in your news feed without being boosted with an ad buy. We'd rather spend our money on the kids:)

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College Hills PTO

Please join us in the library for our monthly meetings. See schedule posted at chpto.org/news. Young children welcome.