CIMARRON MIDDLE SCHOOL October 2018
Dear Cimarron Families,
Our young scholars need support socially, emotionally, and academically in and out of Cimarron Middle School. As educators and families, we each need to have a shared understanding of our student’s learning. Working together we will be able to meet their academic and social-emotional needs to ensure Learning for All.
Teachers are looking forward to meeting with you on either Thursday (10/11) or Monday (10/15) from 4:30-8:00 pm to exchange insights into your child’s learning and development.
These very important conversations are typically guided by questions such as:
In which area(s) is my child doing well?
In which area(s) does he/she need to improve?
How can I help my child at home?
What other resources are available to support my child?
Our educators will listen and willingly share strategies for success that will help each young man or young woman develop the self-confidence and skills to face and conquer the challenges on the road of life.
After the conference: So what comes next?
Whether your child was present or not, it is important to discuss with your young scholar the information shared at the conference.
Recognize your child for doing well or making progress toward a goal.
At a separate time, discuss areas for improvement identified by the teacher.
Listen to what your child has to say, and encourage them to express both successes and strategies for further improvement.
Make an agreement with your child on how you will monitor and support his or her progress.
I hope you will continue to communicate with your young scholar’s teachers on a regular basis and remain active in the education of your child.
BOOK FAIR OCTOBER 11 - 15
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Click here to volunteer to work the Book Fair!
EPS PARENT UNIVERSITY
Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
1001 West Danforth
Edmond, OK 73003
EPS District Board Rooms
Presented in collaboration with the community partners of Edmond Public Schools, local experts volunteer their time to address topics of interest to parents of children ranging in ages 4 to 18 and Pre-K to senior year. Sessions will begin at 6:00, 6:50 and 7:40 PM. Attend one, two or three presentations
Online registration begins soon! Watch for more details.
Our fall sports are wrapping up and winter sports are just around the corner. If your student plans to play a WINTER sport and you have not already signed onto Rank One, please do so now. You may access Rank One on the district website under athletics. At Rank One you will complete different forms that are required to be completed by student and parent before a student is eligible to practice. In addition, all student-athletes must have a current physical on file.
Winter Sports Coaches:
8th grade Boys Basketball email@example.com
8th grade Girls Basketball firstname.lastname@example.org
7th grade Boys Basketball email@example.com
7th grade Girls Basketball firstname.lastname@example.org
Eligibility is run every Wednesday evening and if a student is on probation, they have that week to make it up and will still be able to compete the following week (Monday-Saturday). If they are ineligible they will not be able to compete the following week and must get their grade up before the next eligibility is ran or the student will not be able to compete the following week (Monday-Saturday).
PARENT PORTAL FAQ
"How do I add a contact to pick up my student if I’m unavailable or can’t be reached?” or
“One of my student’s emergency contacts got a new phone. How do I get the number changed in your system?”
Both of these are easily addressed using your Parent Portal. On the left-hand side, choose the option for ‘Demographics,’ use the plus sign at the bottom, add or edit the information for the contact, and submit. This needs to be done for each student in your household, then our registrar will make the necessary adjustments. If possible, having at least two contacts is helpful in the event of illness or emergency, and keeping your contact information current throughout the year is very important.
In remaining consistent with our middle school practice, personal devices will be allowed prior to the first school bell at 7:40 and after the last bell at 2:40.
We recognize that personal devices are part of the everyday world we live in as well as our future, and know the amazing capability that today’s technology brings to our life. We are seeking to increase classroom engagement and reduce outside distractions, and we appreciate your support in this transition. Should a need arise for an urgent message to your child, we will be happy to help with that communication through our office at 405.340.2935.
THE STORK HAS ARRIVED!
These babies will be used in 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade FACS classes to reinforce the childcare unit covered in class and in our special needs classes to assist students in life skills. These are amazing babies and do most things a real baby does.
Thank you to the Edmond Public Schools Foundation for the opportunity to qualify for a grant which funded the purchase of our babies. These RealCare Babies are a wonderful curriculum enriching activity for our students.
CPTO RESTAURANT FUNDRAISERS
October 4 - Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza - All day - all Edmond locations. Tell them you are with Cimarron Middle School.
October 9 - Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe, 1389 E. 15th, 10:30 am - 10:00 pm Even online orders! Tell them you are with Cimarron Middle School
November 6 - PDQ, 1600 E. 2nd Street Tell them you are with Cimarron Middle School!
November 15 - Marco's Pizza, 3210 S. Blvd., 20% back ALL DAY!
December 4 - McAlister's Deli, 1021 E 2nd 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm 20% back
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Here are a few additional dates to add to your calendar:
October 4 - PAPA MURPHY'S RESTAURANT NIGHT
October 4 - RUSTIC CUFF FUNDRAISER
October 6 - TALENT SHOW @ 7:00 pm EMHS $5 admission
October 9 - TAZIKI'S MEDITERRANIAN RESTAURANT Fundraiser
October 11 - 15 - BOOK FAIR! Open during the day and each evening during conferences
October 11 & 15 - PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES (4:30-8:00) - Conversations with your child’s teachers. Come and go, no appointments necessary.
October 12 - FUN FOOD FRIDAY
October 15 - 19 - NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH WEEK
October 17 - 19 - FALL BREAK/No School
October 22-26 - NATIONAL CHARACTER COUNTS WEEK!
October 24 - PICTURE RETAKE DAY!
October 31 - CPTO PIZZA DAY!
GOOD TO KNOW
- In the event of a school emergency/situation, Mr. Schmidt will communicate quickly to parents through the SchoolWay app. If you have a smartphone, please download this app: www.myschoolway.com, select Cimarron and set up your device for push notifications.
- If you are having problems with your Parent Portal account, e-mail: email@example.com
- Panther Pals are parent volunteers helping on a weekly basis in the workroom. Contact the CPTO to sign up!
- Pizza Day is a monthly event during lunch hosted by the CPTO. The money raised benefits Cimarron! The circle of…pizza! $1 per slice / $10 per box, $1 - Drinks
- Fun Food Friday is a twice a month sweet treat fundraiser for students. Everything is $1 and sold during the day by our awesome Panther Parents. Cash/check only!
- Panther Grill is a monthly luncheon for students who are nominated by their teachers for displaying a recognizable positive character trait.
- The Golden Paw/AOK Award Assembly is a monthly grade level assembly to recognize and commend students for exceptional qualities.
- Please continue to collect Box Tops. They all add up to benefit Cimarron Panthers!
- This Panther Prowl newsletter is produced monthly by Cimarron Middle School. If you have submissions, photos or suggestions, please contact Mr. Schmidt’s secretary, Robbi Kinnaird at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you.
CIMARRON MIDDLE SCHOOL
Principal Gabe Schmidt
Assistant Principal Carrie Higdon
Assistant Principal Link Lowe
School Hours - 7:50 AM - 2:40 PM
Office Hours - 7:15 AM - 3:15 PM.