This Week at CCES
January 17 - 21
Our campus attendance goal is 98% Our attendance last week 92.93%
Dear Cub Community,
Welcome to 2022!
Take a minute and let your imagination flash forward to December 2022. I know! I know! We just wrapped up the holidays and now I am asking you to envision the next round of hoopla. But stick with me for just a moment, and answer this question:
What did I accomplish in 2022?
In education, we are encouraged to begin with the end in mind. What does that mean? That means we have a clear vision of our destination. We have goals and we work toward those goals by planning, monitoring and adjusting, and collaborating with our students, their family members and their educational team. We encourage and support one another throughout the journey and we remain committed to achieving the goal. And then we celebrate!
Knowing all of 2022 is before you, have you set a goal for your year?
Try beginning with the end in mind. If it was December, what do you want to say you accomplished in 2022? How do you want to change or improve? Despite your busy world, what do you want to clearly reflect on, and exclaim, “I did it!” What do you want to celebrate after 12 months of commitment or hard work?
This nine weeks, our students are learning about goal directed behavior. Take this opportunity to set an individual or family goal for 2022. As you move through the months, talk about your success and setbacks. Express when you need grit and determination to persevere. Discuss how small steps can lead to big milestones. Oh! And don’t forget to celebrate at the end of the year!
Here’s to a year of health, happiness, and accomplished goals!
Kids Heart Challenge Kick-Off!
Watch D.O.G.S. Sign-Up is LIVE
Our volunteer sign-up for our 2021-2022 Watch D.O.G.S program is now live! Please click the Sign-Up Genius below to view available volunteer days. As a reminder, you MUST complete a volunteer background check prior to your volunteer day on campus. Complete your background check online at www.boerneisd.net/volunteers
Sign-Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e4ba8ae2faa8-watch
Important Dates to Remember
Music Club Dates for Spring Semester
January - 13th and 27th
NO MEETING JANUARY 20th
February - 3rd, 17th and 24th
NO MEETING FEBRUARY 10th
March - 3rd, 10th, 24th and 31st
NO MEETING MARCH 17th
April 14th, 21st and 28th
NO MEETING APRIL 7th
May 5th FINAL MUSIC CLUB MEETING
Ice Cream Notice
Please note that after Thanksgiving break, ice cream sales will only be on Friday for all grade levels. Depending on vendor availability and delivery schedules, we will start Friday, December 3 with all grade levels being able to purchase ice cream on Fridays only. Please note that ice cream may not be available on some Fridays.
Important Safety Note
In order to keep all Cubs safe, we are asking that students refrain from riding electric scooters, electric bikes, and dirt bikes to school. We know Santa may have some of these items in his sleigh but they are not appropriate for school and are presenting a safety risk during arrival and dismissal. Additionally, the campus cannot be responsible if these items are damaged or stolen while on campus. We encourage all of our students to build their muscles by walking, pedaling a bike, and pushing their scooters to school.
This nine weeks our Great 8 Skill is Goal Directed Behavior. We will be learning all about setting goals and how to navigate our thoughts and choices in order to reach our goals.
Being able to set and achieve goals is a valuable life skill. Everything that goes into setting and achieving goals (having a clear, specific vision of what we want to learn or accomplish; having a plan that we can actually carry out, if we stay motivated, tracking and measuring our progress along the way; and creating a timeline for reaching our goal so that we are reminded to stay on track) help to prepare us for work life, for higher education, and for contributing to our families and communities in ways that are meaningful for us.
Generally, setting goals is the easy part! It’s following through and accomplishing them that can be tricky. Carrying out our action plan can become difficult or we may start to lose interest. But since setting goals, sticking to our plan, and then achieving our dreams helps build habits for a lifetime, it’s worth it in the long run!
Room Parent Volunteer Opportunities
We are excited to welcome volunteers back on campus this year! If you are interested in serving as a room parent for your child's classroom, please click the link below to see which teachers still need a room parent. Volunteers in this position serve for one school year, and assist the teacher with activities such as planning the class Christmas party and organizing teacher treats during Teacher Appreciation Week. Parent/guardian volunteers are vital to the success of our school, and we appreciate any way you can give back. As a reminder, all volunteers on campus MUST complete a background check online prior to serving on campus or during a school activity.
Room Parent Volunteer openings: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084da4a92ca3f49-2020
Marquee Birthday Announcements
Don't forget to celebrate your student on their birthday with an announcement on our marquee! Please purchase your announcement at least two weeks prior to the birthday date. The child's first name only will run on the marquee the entire week of their birthday. All funds go to back to support our school!
The Cibolo Creek PTO is using Remind to help keep you informed about important news and updates. Remind is a free service that allows you to get messages directly on your phone. Joining a class on Remind is easy. You can choose whether you prefer text messages or smartphone notifications.
If your last name starts with the letter A-I, please join Cibolo Creek PTO #1.
The class code is @CCESPTO1.
If your last name starts with the letter J-R, please join Cibolo Creek PTO #2.
The class code is @CCESPTO2.
If your last name starts with the letter S-Z, please join Cibolo Creek PTO #3.
The class code is @CCESPTO3.
If you are a CCES staff member, please join Cibolo Creek ES Staff. The class code is @CCES-STAFF.
Signing up for text messages
1. Text the class code @[CLASS CODE—see above] to the phone number 81010.
2. Reply to the text messages from the Remind team.
Signing up for smartphone notifications
Download the Remind app on your Android or iOS device.
1. Open the app and create an account (or log in if you already have one).
2. Tap the + by classes joined and enter the class code @[CLASS CODE—see above].
We LOVE and APPRECIATE our wonderful PTO! They are some of the most hardworking, generous people we know. We are so thankful for all they do to support our community here at CCES!
Be sure to visit their website (ccespto.membershiptoolkit.com) to join this amazing organization and learn how you can become involved. You can also purchase spirit wear and yearbooks through the PTO online store.
And, be sure to follow them on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/cibolocreekpto
We are excited to welcome volunteers back on campus this year! Email your student's teachers about classroom and workroom volunteer opportunities.
KCUB Morning News
Subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/c/BISDtvKCUB
Frequently Asked Attendance Questions
Below are some frequent questions we receive in the front office regarding attendance. We hope that these FAQs help you when your child is absent from school. Should you have specific questions regarding your child's attendance, please feel free to contact our attendance secretary Melanie Bostic in the front office at 830-357-4400.
My child is sick and needs to stay home. What do I need to do?
If your child is sick, please keep them home so that they can rest and recover. As a reminder, your child must be fever and sick free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school. You are welcome to call the front office to let us know your child is sick for the day, but we encourage you to email the teacher as well that morning. We are required to have a written note (email, handwritten parent note or doctor note) for the absence to be excused.
Why am I receiving an unexcused absence notice for my child?
Skyward generates an automated email to parents as soon as the teacher submits attendance for the day and marks a student absent. This email states that your child appears to have an unexcused absence for the day. Upon receiving a written note from the parent, our attendance secretary will update your child’s absence to excused. Please note that it may take several days for attendance to be updated.
What types of absences are excused?
The following absences are considered excused: illness, family emergency, death in family, sponsored 4H activities, doctor/dentist appointments, counseling appointments and attending a parent’s military deployment day.
Absences for family vacations and travel are unexcused absences. Absence notes with no details regarding the absence will also be marked unexcused.
My child is late for school. Do I need to walk them inside?
Yes. The tardy bell rings at 7:35 a.m. If you are dropping them off at school after that time, please walk your child inside and sign them in at the visitor kiosk so that they can get a tardy slip printed.
I need to check my child out early. What do I do?
Please come inside to the front office window to sign your child out early at the visitor kiosk. You must bring your driver’s license. Students can only be checked out early by an authorized parent/guardian or emergency contact listed in Skyward. We WILL NOT release a student to an adult not listed as an authorized pick-up person in the student’s Skyward account.
Remote Conferencing Information
If your child is quarantined, they are required to participate in the BISD Remote Conferencing program through Google Meet. This service provides instructional support to your child with their current classroom assignments. Remote Conferencing is not the same as virtual learning, nor is it similar to BISD E-Learning option from the 20-21 school year.
During remote conferencing, your student's classroom teacher will not be instructing students through synchronous (live) instruction, rather assignments will be posted to their district Learning Management System (LMS) for students to complete during their remote learning schedule.
Please review the complete information about Remote Conferencing, as well all of the Covid 19 protocols set in place by the BISD.
Important School Policies
- Talk to your children about using the cross walks when walking home from school. Crossing the street diagonally can be dangerous.
Drivers should leave plenty of space near cross walks when parking so there is plenty of room for adults and children to see oncoming traffic.
Drop students off in the front driveway only. Do not drop them off on Herff Ranch and have them cross the parking lot.
- Visitors must check in at the front desk and obtain a visitors pass before volunteering or visiting with your student. Please present your drivers license to the front window and our front office staff will be happy to assist you.
- Our school day begins at 7:25 a.m. The tardy bell rings at 7:35 a.m. We look forward to seeing your student on time each day. If your child eats breakfast at school, please have them arrive in the cafeteria in plenty of time to eat and get to class before the tardy bell!
- Dismissal is at 3:00 p.m.
- Please have your child attend school all day, everyday, unless they are sick. Please schedule appointments for after school whenever possible! We appreciate your support making the full instruction day an important part of your family's schedule.