Colts Chronicle

Carter Lomax Middle School

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Dates to Remember


12/11-12/12 Jingle Bell Jog

12/11 Advanced Band Holiday Concert

12/13 Orchestra Holiday Concert

12/14 Toy Drive Ends

12/17-12/18 Mid-Year MAP Testing

12/20 Club Day

12/21 Winter Dance

12/21 School Family Assembly

12/21 Early Release @ 1:00 p.m.

12/22-1/8 Winter Break

Coach's Corner

Moving with Moms & Dribbling with Dads

We had a great time at Moving with Mom and Dribbling with Dads. Thank you to all the parents who came and got active with our students!
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Team Spotlight - Texas Tech

The teachers on fifth grade Team Texas Tech have worked hard this week focusing on small group instruction, one on one meetings with students, and gallery walks for their final products. Thanks for your hard work Mrs. Alvarez, Ms. Castaneda, Ms. Gilbert, and Ms. Reynolds!
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Student Council Visits City Hall

The Carter Lomax Student Council visited Pasadena City Hall this week. The students were able to sit in on a City Council meeting and tour the new Pasadena Police Department building with Officer Jessica Ramirez. Officer Ramirez showed students a holding cell, an interview room, the crisis management center, and introduced them to Interim Chief of Police Josh Bruegger and Assistant Chief Kevin Wingerson.
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Now introducing...5TH GRADE COLT STARS!

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Deck the Halls with Mastered Focus Areas!

Our teams are recognizing when students master focus areas by decorating their hallways in the holiday spirit!
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Choir Holiday Concert

Our 5th and 6th grade choirs shined at their holiday concerts this week. Mrs. Williams and Ms. Saenz have been hard at work preparing students to ring in the holiday season with winter songs. Thank you to all of the parents that supported their students by attending and arranging schedules for extra rehearsals! Thank you to the teachers that attended the concerts as well - Ms. E. Gonzalez, Mr. Garza, Ms. Clark, Ms. Milam, Ms. Reynolds, Ms. Castaneda, Mrs. Franklin, Ms. Hinojosa, Mrs. Carr, Mr. Cooper, Mrs. Wood, Ms. Tolleson, Mrs. Lambert, Mrs. Chytilova, Mrs. Simotas, Mrs. Milliken, Mrs. Crum, and Mrs. Kaatz.
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Creative Christmas Sweater Day

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Weekly Parent Connect

This week we held our Annual Moving with Moms/Dashing with Dads Event in the gym to kick off our school wide health initiative for this year. Our goal is for our entire school family to participate in one of our monthly events next semester in order to become a physically, mentally, and emotionally healthier version of themselves. When our families are healthier, our students come to school at their most optimal in order to learn and be successful at school. Below is some additional information about this semester’s monthly events, as well as more information about our Campus Health Advisory Committee.


January

  • WAIT Training-This is a curriculum that will begin for students in late January early February during their P.E. period. Parents are invited to attend the January 22nd WAIT training meeting, right before STEM night to learn more about the curriculum. Students are welcome to attend the training, but due to the sensitive nature of some material coaches will bring students whose parents do not want their student to attend to the gym on that evening to participate in P.E. activities.


The WAIT training curriculum focuses on the development of adolescents-physically, intellectually, emotionally, spiritually and socially.


February-April (These events are tentative and subject to change)

  • Yoga (A parent, student, and teacher event will be held which focuses on physical and mental health and relaxation techniques that students and parents can utilize at home).
  • Bootcamp (A parent, student, and teacher event will be held focusing specifically on physical health).
  • Internet Safety Training




Parent coordinator/5th grade counselor,

Tara Crum

tcrum@pasadenaisd.org


6th grade counselor/bilingual

Cynthia Pena

cpena@pasadenaisd.org



What is our Campus Health Advisory Committee?


The goal of the Carter Lomax middle school Campus Health Advisory Committee or CHAC is to coordinate school health initiatives and goals for all members of the Carter Lomax family and community. This past semester the CHAC team had one of the most successful semester since the committee was formed. The committee features many different staff members including administrators, classroom teachers, P.E. teachers, school nurse and the campus nutrition manager. As a committee we meet once a month to discuss and brainstorm ideas for both the staff and the students to be overall healthier individuals. Below are a list of some of the special events and initiatives that the committee has hosted this year for both students and staff.


Students:

  • Mighty Milers- Meets every Friday morning at 7:30, the purpose of this club is to promote lifelong love of running/walking.
  • Dashing with Dads/Moving with Moms- Parents were invited to participate in organized activities with their students.
  • Walk for Sight- walk-a-thon to raise money for the Pasadena Lion’s club.


Staff:

  • District wide move more and try it challenges in which teachers were encouraged to simply get up and move more and encouraged to incorporate eating more fruits and vegetables in their daily diet.
  • After school yoga and boot camp- teachers met frequently after school to participate in yoga and boot camp.


As a committee we are constantly brainstorming for new ideas to be more successful in reaching the school family in regards to making better choices when it comes to their health. If you have any ideas or would like to join us for an upcoming meeting please contact Mrs. Crum at tcrum@Pasadenaisd.org or Coach Williams at jwilliams@pasadenaisd.org.

Parent Connect


You will be receiving an email from Summit Learning inviting you to login to the platform and see your student's information. Having your own Parent Connect account allows you to view your child's goals for the week, current grades, and dues dates for Focus Areas, Projects, and Concept Units.


When you receive the email from Summit Learning, you will only need to follow the link, watch the video, and create your own password for the account. If you do not receive an email, contact your child's homeroom teacher.