The Roadrunner -October 2019-
“Roadrunners are fast, strong, and smart”
Fun times in Fall at C.P.E.....
We are settling in and enjoying a great start to the school year. It is impressive to see the immediate growth that is starting to show...especially in our new kindergarten students. Let's all work together to keep this trend going!
This year, we have added classrooms and a new "Makers Space" called the Collaboratory. We are fortunate to have the support of the School Board, Administration and parents to make our facility a great place for student learning. Students and teachers are using the Collaboratory to develop their academic knowledge and skills as well as their 'soft skills.' The 'soft skills' are the components of a student's development in the areas of perseverance, empathy, collaboration, creativity, purpose and respect for others. These are the skills that all of us rely on heavily as we go through our daily lives. We are very excited to see your students utilize our new spaces to grow and learn.
As we continue on this year, please stay in close communication with your student's teacher(s). The time we have with your students is so valuable and we want to make sure we are attending to their needs. We appreciate all you do as parents to support our school.
10-8 School Pictures
10-9 Jog-a-thon..Don't forget to wear your crazy socks and get your pledges in by 10/25!
10-11 No School (State in-service)
10-16 through 10-18 No School (Parent Teacher Conferences)
10-23 through 10-29 Book Fair (Library)
10-25 Halloween Carnival—Book Fair & Dragon's Lair 6-8:00 p.m.
10-31 Sams Valley Mini-Marathon 9:30 a.m. @ SVE (4th and 5th Grades)
11-7 PTO Meeting 6:00 p.m. (Library)
11-11 No School (Veteran's Day)
11-22 Film- Most Likely to Succeed (see invite in this newsletter)...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
11-27 (Early Dismissal From School) Kinder @ 12:25 and Grades 1-5 @ 12:20/25
11-28 & 11-29 No School (Thanksgiving Holiday)
Jog-a-Thon Schedule for Wednesday, October 9, 2019
2nd Grade 9:15-9:45 a.m.
5th Grade 9:45 - 10:15 a.m.
4th Grade 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
3rd Grade 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Kindergarten 12:30-1:00 p.m.
Reserve your spot now for "Most Likely to Succeed"
Dear Parents & Community Members-
We would like to personally invite you to our school on November 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. to view a new film about education in the U.S. As partners in education, we need to pay very close attention to our changing society and the workplace demands that our kids will face during their lifetime. I can’t encourage you enough to take the time to view this film with us. As a parent of 2 D6 students and as the principal, this film had a significant impact on my view of my child’s educational goals and the goals for all of our students.
The movie is called, “Most Likely to Succeed.” This acclaimed film offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of—if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools.
The purpose of this event is to foster meaningful discussion among educators, administrators, parents, community members and students about how current obstacles can be overcome and steps towards change can be taken on a local level.
Please join me and other D6 leaders on November 22nd. This film is not appropriate for elementary aged students, please plan for childcare if you are going to attend.
We are looking forward to seeing you. Please sign up using the link below.
Halloween at C.P.E.
Our Kindergarten classes are permitted to wear costumes on Halloween. Kinder teachers have integrated the activity within their curriculum to support student social development.
Core Values At Central Point Elementary
- Develop a sense of Purpose
- Promote Engagement
- Foster Creativity
- Develop Perseverance and Determination
- Promote Collaboration
- Develop Empathy
- Establish a sense of Community
- Exhibit Respect and Earn Trust
Proper Shoes at C.P.E.
Please consider the type of shoes your student(s) wear to school. Our students play hard! The playground has large bark chips that can sometimes irritate students who are wearing sandals or open toe type shoes. If you have a student who plays in the bark area it is best to send them to school with shoes that will protect their feet.
The Traffic Jam
We continue to work on the congestion problem during drop off and pick up times. Please do everything you can to help with the situation. If you drop your student(s) off in the round-a-bout in the morning, it is extremely helpful if you pull as far forward in the circle as possible before letting your children out.
Your help and patience is greatly needed to maintain the safety and efficiency involved in drop off and dismissal from school. Please partner with us.
Also, please remember these safe practices for drop off:
- In order to ease the congestion in the morning, parents of students in grades 1-5 may drop their student(s) off on Bush street between 7:35-7:55 a.m. Parents are not permitted past the gate on Bush St. If you need to come inside, please utilize the front entrance and check in.
- Please do not leave your children unattended at the school prior to 7:30 a.m. The front entrance doors open at 7:30 a.m. and supervision is provided at that time.
Halloween Carnival and Book Fair
Friday, Oct. 25th, 6-8pm
450 South 4th Street
Central Point, OR
Wear your costumes. Trick-or-treat bags will be handed out at the door. Go through the spooky maze & play some fun games. There will be photo opportunities with Halloween props. (Bring your own camera). Don’t forget to stop in the library for the book fair.
Fun for the entire family!
More information will be coming home soon.
Parent / Teacher / Student Conferences October 16th-18th
You may have noticed in looking at the school calendar that parent conferences are scheduled between October 16th-18th. Teachers will be scheduling conferences with parents during the upcoming weeks. Please know that attending conferences is an important part of our work together as teachers and parents. We are looking forward to discussing your students’ progress and establishing some goals for them during conferences.
Training and background checks are required for individuals that will be regularly volunteering in classrooms or chaperoning fieldtrips.
There is a short online training for parent volunteers. Please go to our school web page and do it there. You will find the training and required forms under the "Parent Volunteer" tab at the top of the page.
You only need to need to do the training once. So, if you have already been through the process there is no need to attend or repeat the training.
Book Fair!!! October 23-29th
Instead of sending CASH with your student, we now have another option called "e-Wallet." To get started, visit our school's Book Fair homepage at the link below.
PTO Meetings at C.P.E.
Thursday, Nov. 7th, 6pm
450 South 4th Street
Central Point, OR
PTO at CPE...Welcome or welcome back from your CPE PTO! We have a great group of parents returning that truly love getting together to help organize and facilitate the many wonderful and worthwhile events throughout the year. What we are really excited about is the chance to get to know you, the person who has wanted to get involved, but just hasn’t had the time or ability. Make this the year you take a chance and get involved, you’ll love it!! We meet on the first Thursday of every Month (except Sept) in the School Library from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Our upcoming meetings are set for November 7th and December 5th at 6:00 p.m. in the school library. We look forward to seeing you there.
Box Tops--NO MORE CLIPPING...DOWNLOAD THE APP!
The PTO has already received $1000’s in box tops rewards over the years!! Thank you for continuing to support our collection efforts. Our combined effort has a huge impact on achieving our goals in PTO and improving student achievement/opportunities. The collection bin is located in the front foyer. Or, you can simply download the free "Boxtops for Education" app on your phone and scan your receipts. You can track our school earnings and your contribution. It is pretty cool!
For more information on this program you can also visit:
Medicine at School
It is important to communicate with the front office staff in the event your student needs to take medication during the school day. Students must not have medication in their possession. We have a secure area for student medications and procedures in place to ensure the highest safety levels. Medications must remain in the prescribed container. Call Elaine Cook for additional information .
Attendance.....being absent, leaving early, changing pick up plans.
Mini Marathon on October 31st at Sams Valley Elementary
On Oct. 31st at 9:30 a.m. our 4th and 5th grade students will be bussed out to SVE for the annual SVE Mini Marathon. All of the 4th and 5th graders from our District’s five elementary schools will run/walk the 3 mile course. Please encourage your students to do their best! This is a fun and rewarding event for students and staff.
Do you need information about after school childcare? The YMCA offers childcare at CPE each schoolday.
WHO: Any student in grades K-5
WHAT: A structured program providing care, academic support, snack and enrichments for students.
WHEN: Mon-Fri: 2:25-6:00
MORE INFORMATION: Contact Bethany Pitts Afterschool Director firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website
Jackson County School District #6 has a copy of the Asbestos AHERA Management Plan available.
This document is available 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Friday in the front office in each of the schools.
Lost and Found
IT IS GROWING!! There are many jackets, sweatshirts and other clothing items accumulating in the lost and found. If you have noticed your child’s wardrobe diminishing, please stop by and check our lost and found rack for any items belonging to you. Thank you. Items left for a prolonged period of time, will be donated.
Wondering if your child should attend school after being sick? Here are some guidelines from our school nurse:
Communicable Disease Control Measures – Guidelines for Exclusion
Students should be excluded from school if they exhibit:
• Fever greater than 100.5°F, Stay at home until fever is below 100.5° for 24 hours WITHOUT use of fever-reducing medications (Advil® [ibuprofen], Tylenol® [acetaminophen], aspirin)
• Vomiting (at least one episode that is unexplained); Stay at home until vomiting has stopped for 24 hours
• Stiff neck or headache with fever;
• Any rash with or without fever;
• Unusual behavior change, such as irritability, lethargy, or somnolence;
• Jaundice (yellow color of skin or eyes);
• Diarrhea (3 watery or loose stools in one day with or without fever OR sudden onset of loose stools); Stay home until diarrhea has stopped for 24 hours
• Skin lesions that are “weepy” (fluid or pus-filled);
• Colored drainage from eyes;
• Brown/green drainage from nose with fever of greater than 100.5 F;
• Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath; serious, sustained cough;
• Symptoms or complaints that prevent the student from participating in his/her usual school activities, such as persistent cough, with or without presence of fever; or
• A need for care that is greater than school staff can safely provide.