The CPES BobChat

October 27, 2019

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What Do You Need to Know about the Bobcat Dash This Friday?

Thank you for your support in helping to get ready for our main fundraiser for PTO. Here are some big ideas and reminders about the event. 1. What's the "why?" We believe it is important to do one big fundraiser rather than lots of little ones. We also like the idea of raising funds supporting a healthy event for kids instead of selling "stuff." Funds raised this year will help us to finish purchasing items needed in starting up a new school (such as instructional materials for classrooms, a portable sound system, and additional equipment for PE, Art and Music.) The Bobcat Dash will also be the culminating event for our Red Ribbon Week and we will have a short assembly with each grade level at the end of their running time. 2. Can parents and family members come and participate? Absolutely!! We are running on Field 3 at Cherry Park (the park across the street). This is same area where we had our Field Day last year. You can park at Cherry Park (the park) and walk directly over to Field 3. (Field 3 is right beside the fenced in fields used for youth football.) Staff members and volunteers will be all around the area to help you know where to go. Security will be also be available to assist as well. 3. What's the schedule? See below for the schedule for when each grade level participates. They will come over during their normal related arts time. Please note that kindergarten will come at 11:40. We will finish at 1:20 and we will take a whole school photo at 1:45. Parents are welcome to come and eat lunch with their children just like always. 4. What if a parent wants to sign out their child? That will need to be done at the school before or after the kids run. This way, we can make sure all kids go over with their teachers and return with their teachers to keep everyone safe and secure. If they are signed out, they will miss the whole school photo at 1:45. Know that parents will not be able to take their child after running at Cherry Park (the park). They must be signed out from the office. 5. Who do we thank? This kind of effort does not happen without much planning and work. We appreciate Jennifer Carlisle and Amanda Winters for co-chairing the Bobcat Dash. Hear our applause, ladies!!! We value the time you, as volunteers, have given and will give to help. We are blessed that Winthrop Athletes will come and run. We appreciate those sponsors who made donations to our PTO. (Please see below.) We also want to thank you and your children for pledging and raising money to give individually. Our Cherry Park children will benefit from each dollar raised. We look forward to seeing you on Friday and we hope you can come walk, run or cheer with us.


Mr. Maness, Principal


Schedule of Events

8:00 Fifth Grade

8:55 Fourth Grade

9:50 Third Grade

10: 45 Second Grade

11:40 Kindergarten (This time is not their normal Related Arts time.)

12:35 First Grade

School News

2nd through 5th Graders--Will be going over to Cherry Park this week with Mrs. Anderson, our PE teacher, to practice for the Bobcat Dash on Friday and for their second lacrosse lesson. Fifth and fourth graders may want to bring an extra pair of sneakers on their second PE day with Mrs. Anderson because the grass will be wet early in the mornings and their shoes will be wet by the time they are done.


Visitors--Parents, please remember that a visitor will not be allowed to eat lunch with your child if he/she is not on your emergency contact list or unless that person is with you. If you wish to add others to your emergency contact list in Powerschool, please come by the office to do that. All visitors will need a driver's license so they can be appropriately screened.


Deliveries to the Classroom--It would be a huge help to the office staff if all items to be delivered to the classroom could be dropped off by 9:00 AM in the morning. This would allow all items to be dropped off at one time rather than throughout the morning.


Lost and Found--You have one last chance to check Lost and Found. It will be donated tomorrow morning.


Red Ribbon Week--Will be this week. During this week, we celebrate how we can make good decisions that help us to stay drug free. At the elementary level, we keep our conversation developmentally appropriate with our students and focus on choices that are healthy and good. See below for fun activities planned for that week.


Read Your Way to the Big Game-- USC and Clemson University, in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Education, are again sponsoring the Read Your Way to the Big Game Contest. All PK through 8th grade students who read 6 books will qualify to win tickets to the Palmetto Bowl on November 30. Once students have completed their readings, they should turn in the list of books read to their teacher. Winners will receive four tickets and pre-game sideline passes to the Clemson vs. South Carolina game. Teachers have to input the students by November 1, 2019 deadline. Click on the link below for more information. If we have 70% of our school to participate, we could win a $2000 grant for library books as well.


Family, Friends and Veterans please join us for our Annual Veterans Day Celebration.

Friday, November 8th

9:00 am- 1:30 pm

Kindergarten and Third Grade Ceremony at 9:00 am

First and Fourth Grade Ceremony at 10:00 am

Second and Fifth Grade Ceremony at 11:00

(See invitation below. Only Fifth Grade French Immersion students will perform but everyone is invited to attend.)

Red Ribbon Week Activities--October 28-November 1

National Theme: “Send a Message Stay Drug-Free”

Monday, October 28, 2019 Theme: “I am drug-free from head to toe”

Crazy Sock and Hat Day

Students and staff wear crazy socks and hats.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019: Theme: “I Love Me, I am Drug-Free”

Wear Red Day

Students and staff will wear red.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019: Theme: “Team Up Against Drugs”

Jersey Day

Students and staff will wear their favorite team jersey, shirt, or

school colors today.

Thursday, October 31, 2019: Theme: “Make Drugs History”

Throwback Thursday

Students and staff will dress from any decade. No Halloween

costumes allowed of any kind.

Friday, November 1, 2019: Theme: Spirit Day – Bobcat Dash

“I am proud to be drug-free”

Students will wear athletic wear – MUST WEAR TENNIS Shoes

District App

Click here for more information about our District App.

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Bobcat Dash Volunteer Signup

Please click here if you can come and help on November 1.

PTO and SIC Information

Bobcat Dash Volunteers

We need help from volunteers for our Bobcat Dash. Please click on the link above if you could come and help on November 1.


Schedule--Our Bobcat Dash is a "fun run" fundraiser sponsored by PTO where students secure pledges for laps run during the day on Friday, November 1. This will be the culminating event of our Red Ribbon Week activities as well. We invite parents to come and cheer on their child and run with him/her. Students will run mostly during their Related Arts time:

8:00 Fifth Grade

8:55 Fourth Grade

9:50 Third Grade

10: 45 Second Grade

11:40 Kindergarten (This time is not their normal Related Arts time.)

12:35 First Grade


Pledge forms went home last week. All contributions to PTO are tax deductible given that they are a 501c3.


Parent Teacher Organization and School Improvement Council Update

The PTO serves to raise funds, coordinate volunteers and encourage teachers through appreciation activities. Click on the PTO Newsletter button below if you wish to receive the PTO Newsletter: PTO and SIC are tentatively planning to meet on the second Monday of each month next year. School Improvement Council meets at 5:30 (in the Fish Bowl) and our Parent Teacher Organization meets at 6:30 (in the Media Center.) Elections were held in the spring for these organizations but all parents are welcome to attend to help provide input and volunteer. Meetings will be held on November 11, December 9 (if needed), January 13, February 10, March 9, April 13, and May 11 (if needed.)

PTO Newsletter

Click here if you'd like to sign up for our PTO Newsletter.

Calendar of Events

This Week--Red Ribbon Week

Monday--Report Cards Go Home

Friday--Bobcat Dash

Saturday--Daylight Savings Time Ends (Be sure to Fall Back one hour.)

November 5--6:00 PM Master Plan Presentation (Freedom Temple Ministries)

November 8--Veterans Day Festival (9:00 Kindergarten and Third Grade Ceremony; 10:00 First and Fourth Grade Ceremony; 11:00 Second and Fifth Grade Ceremony) (Will be in our Cafeteria. Only our French Immersion Fifth Graders will perform in it. Designated times above are when our students will attend the ceremony.)

November 11--5:30 PM School Improvement Council; 6:30 PM Parent Teacher Organization Meeting

November 12--6:00 Master Plan Meeting (City of Rock Hill Operations Center on Anderson Road)

November 26--Thanksgiving Lunch (You are invited to come for a special Thanksgiving meal with our school family.)

December 19--Cherry Park Holiday Concert 6:00 PM in the Sullivan Auditorium (First, Third and Fifth Grades will perform in it.)

Cherry Park Website

This is the link to our school website.