CREC Academy of International Studies 6-12: 3/11/2022
This week's Passport is full of lots of great pictures, information and resources. Please take a look in its entirety to ensure that you don't miss anything.
International Celebrates.....Women's HERSTORY MONTH
HERSTORY by: K. Halligan
SHAKING THINGS UP by: S. Hood
100 WOMEN WHO MADE HISTORY
- 3/14- Dragons Stand with Ukraine (Dress down: wear Blue & Yellow)
- 3/14- Butter Braids Pick-up
- 3/16- Early Dismissal - Parent Teacher Conferences
- 3/17- Early Dismissal - Parent Teacher Conferences
- 3/18- Early Dismissal
- 3/21- COFFEE & CONVERSATIONS @6PM
- 3/24- Family Bingo @7PM
- 4/11-15th - Spring Break
- 4/30- Family Fitness Day (details to come)
- 6/23- Last Day of School (subject to change)
Stay informed with SNOW delays & closings! Text YES to 67587
With the uncertainty of school closures, text messaging is the easiest and fastest way for the school to communicate with you. Receive text messages from the school for immediate access to what is going on!
- Important messages from Principal Hernandez
- Upcoming Events
- PTO Announcements
- School Cancellations and Delays
WANT TO WIN SOME SWAG?
MARCH 14TH - 18TH WE WILL BE RAFFLING OFF DRAGON SWAG EVERYDAY!
TO BE ENTERED:
Complete the Family Culture & Climate Survey, send a screenshot of the last page to Ms. Gibson @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-729-3286.
**Surveys completed this weekend will be entered into Monday's Drawing!**
***There will be tablets available to use during conference***
ALL ENTRIES WILL BE ENTERED INTO A GRAND DRAWING ON APRIL 8TH!
Music Competitions are BACK!!!
The CREC Academy of International Studies Choruses & Bands are returning to competition this spring at Six Flags and Lake Compounce to earn national awards and trophies – and we need your help!
Click Here for our International Gear Fundraiser!
Buy a zip up, tee, or hoodie with the *new* Academy of International Studies logo and the colorful Dragons mascot on the back, and wear them to school as a part of your School Spirit Gear uniform option! Every dollar of profit goes into the International Music Scholarship account which is used to help students afford competition and travel fees.
The fundraiser ends March 31st – don’t wait! Some items have LOW STOCK so order soon! If you don’t see your size as an option, select a different product or “donate only” to support the cause!
SHARE WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY!!!!
DRAGON PRIDE ROCKS
Black History Science style!
Students learned about George Washington Carver and how he developed a system to determine the PH of a liquid using cabbage juice.
Thank you to our wonderful lab assistants the Benjamins for coming into the Den to experiment with us and teach us something new!
This years Black History month was led by Zakiya G. and group of student leaders with the assistance of Dr. Keniesha Johnson and featured students through poetry, artwork, song, and a fashion show! Students also helped behind the scenes as the tech crew! Job well done Dragons!
***The Recording of the Show can be found on our Facebook Page***
Did you say SAP?
Did you know International Studies has sap producing trees on campus?
Dr. Soar to the classroom outdoors and found a number of trees that produce sap. The students learned to safely drill the trees and to collected the sap with little mess.
What else will we find right outside our doors?
CLASS OF 2022 SENIOR SPOTLIGHT
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
Let's make this year's Safe Grad Celebration a fantastic event for our graduates!
SafeGrad is a yearly tradition that provides graduates with a substance free, chaperoned fun-filled evening with prizes, food, and entertainment for one last hurrah with their classmates. In the years past the event has been held at the school. This year we would like to celebrate the last graduating class of MLC at NOMADS in South Windsor. However, to do this requires $$$$. We need parents, families and friends to help us with every fundraiser so that we can maximize our profits.
Moe’s Dinner night
Chilis Dinner Night
World’s Finest Chocolate
Family Movie Night
National Signing Day is around the corner!
Spring Sports are Starting!
Please see the schedule below for Spring sport start dates!
Baseball and Softball: March 14th
Track and Field: March 18th
Baseball, Softball and Track and Field: March 21st
All athletes will need completed registration in order to participate and a current physical on file (physicals are valid for 13 months)
WANT TO ACCESS FORMS AND SCHEDULES?
CLICK ON THE PICTURE!!!!
Health & Wellness
CT State Department of Public Health requires that all students have an updated physical exam and specific immunizations prior to the entrance of the 7th and 10th grades. This is a friendly reminder that physical exams and immunization services are available to all MLC Students, including CDLA students
Please reach out to the SBHC ASAP if your student is need of receiving updated immunizations, or the required 7th/10th grade physicals! We also provide physicals for college entry or sports participation.
Completed documents may be returned via fax to 860-286-1195, via scan/email to email@example.com, or have the student return forms to school nurse's office.
Michelle Moss, RN, School Nurse. x2306
Josiane Alexandre, APRN, SBHC Nurse Practitioner, x2513
Chyane Colon, Administrative Assistant, x2380
Dental Van here at International
First Choice Health Centers will bring their dental bus to our school to provide dental cleanings, visual oral exams, fluoride applications, dental sealants as needed, and even restorative care as needed. Students must register to have these services.
Dates: March 11th & April 7th
This program is open to all students that register. First choice accepts HUSKY and most dental insurances. They offer a sliding fee for those students that are uninsured or under insured.
More information is provided in the registration forms. If you have any specific questions, you may contact Kathlyn Walker, First Choice School Based Coordinator at 860-266-9524, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have financial concerns that are standing in the way of dental services we urge you to contact Kathlyn directly, as this organization strives to make sure that all children have access to dental care.
If your child or anyone in your household is experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms please refrain from sending your child to school until the appropriate quarantine has taken place. For more information or COVID-19 related questions please contact our school nurse.
CREC Mask Mandate: All CREC schools will continue to require a mask from staff, students and families while in any CREC building through March 31st.
From the desk of G. Florio
We are strongly encouraging students 5 and over to get vaccinated. Students who are fully vaccinated will not have to miss school or sports/activities if they remain asymptomatic. You can find a vaccine provider or clinic near you by visiting the CT Vaccine Portal. For those of you who are not ready, we encourage you to speak with your child's pediatrician to help make a decision.
We firmly believe that students need to be in school enjoying the interactions with their peers and actively engaging in their learning. CREC will do everything in our power to keep our schools and programs open each and every day. Your willingness to get vaccinated will help us in this effort.
What to Stay Connected with Family Resources?
NEW FACEBOOK PAGE......
ADD Ms. Gibson as a FRIEND on Facebook to stay connected with family and community resources such as the ones below and so much more!
St. Patrick's Day Parade- Greater Hartford
Instacart- Price Chopper
Are you interested in being a Fire Explorer?
Youth Substance Abuse Virtual Seminars
Community Spain Tour
Investigate! @ CT Science Center
Investigate! - Connecticut Science Center
Information Investigate! gives teens with an interest in science to explore engaging in depth STEM areas that are typically not covered in school. Each workshop provides an opportunity to explore multiple areas, increase enthusiasm for STEM, and highlight many STEM careers. Some topics include food science, computer coding, sound engineering, and architecture & design.
CREC Employment Opportunities
Current available openings include:
- Head Start Positions
- Early Head Start Teacher/Substitute - Per Diem JOB ID# 9970
- Classroom Aide - Academic - JOB ID# 9989
- Early Head Start Teacher - JOB ID# 9968
- Athletics/Coaches – Various locations
- Paraeducators – Various locations
- Associate Instructors – Various locations
- Substitute Teacher (Long Term & Per Diem) – Various locations
For updated opportunities, please visit our Careers webpage at: http://www.crec.org/careers/external.php
We look forward to continuing to highlight exciting employment opportunities at CREC.
Parent & Student Handbook
MLC Family and Community Engagement Coordinator