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Castle Hayne Elementary School Family Newsletter
Dates to Remember-
Friday, March 3rd: Character Parade - Parents Welcome
Saturday, March 4th - Science Olympiad Tournament at Ashley High School
Friday, March 10th: Spring Pictures
Sunday, March 13th: Daylight Saving Time Starts
Thursday, March 16th: PTA Spirit Night Defy Gravity 6-8pm
Saturday, March 25th: Beautification Day 9-12pm
Monday, March 27th: Parent/Teacher Conference
Tuesday, March 28th: Teacher Workday - No School
Friday, March 31st: Report Cards
NC PRE K Enrollment begins February 1, 2023
A closed syllable ends in a consonant and only has one vowel. The vowel in a closed syllable is short, as in the word “math” or “cat.” In Unit 10,we will be working with closed syllables that have five sounds. We will be adding the suffixes s, ed (/ed/ or /id/), and ing to these five sound words as well (as long as the base word is unchanging). In Math we will continue Module 5 (Place Value Concepts to Compare, Add, and Subtract). Students develop an understanding of the base ten system. They continue to advance their use of tens and ones as they compose and compare numbers. Students then make easier problems to add and subtract within 100.
This has been a busy month for second grade! We enjoyed learning about the life cycle of the chicken and were excited to watch the baby chicks hatch. The students enjoyed having them in the classroom and were sad to see them go.
In math, we are learning to use efficient strategies when adding and subtracting three-digit numbers. Students reason about place value, properties of operations, and relationships between numbers as they choose efficient solution strategies to solve problems.
In reading, we are studying nonfiction texts. Students will take a closer look at identifying nonfiction text features in order to understand the information in the text. Students will learn to think about what they already know, generate questions about what they want to know, and learn new information to deepen their understanding. We will also take a closer look at the main topic of a book and focus on the main idea and supporting details. In writing, we will use the skills learned in reading nonfiction to write our nonfiction books.
In Reading students have been working on reviewing all reading standards and practicing test taking strategies. We are finishing up our grade level novel study, The Wild Robot. Projects coming soon!
In Math students are working through Module 4: Fractions (Decomposing Fractions, Equivalent Fractions, Comparing Fractions, and Adding & Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers.
In Social Studies students are learning about the different roles and responsibilities of our state government. Soon we will take a "Virtual Field Trip" to Raleigh, our state capital.
Black History Assembly
Our Black History Celebration was full of exciting presenters!
Thank you to the following people:
Alicia Montgomery (Zeta Phi Beta)
Rebecca Hixon (Alpha Kappa Alpha)
Nakia Robbins (Delta Sigma Theta)
Aviqon Graham (Sigma Gamma Rho)
Karolyn Martin (Ms. North Carolina)
Sonja Adger Redd (Alpha Kappa Alpha)
Anthony Nixon (Community In Schools)
Jay Ross (Omega Psi Phi)
Debra Brunson (Zeta Phi Beta)
Jarrett Gattison (Omega Psi Phi)
Kevin Spears (Wilmington City Councilman)
Ivy Murrin (Alpha Kappa Alpha)
James Peters (Omega Psi Phi)
Yushonda Midgette (Alpha Kappa Alpha)
Monesha Harris (Sigma Gamma Rho)
Carlos Braxton (Omega Psi Phi)
Kameko Howell (Zeta Phi Beta)
Brian Deshields (Omega Psi Phi)
Brandon "Bigg B" Hickman (MC)
Marva Moss (Storyteller)
Candy Robbins, School Social Worker
Mrs. Cervini, ESL Teacher
🏆 January Student of the Month Winners Maintained Safety 🏆
Kindergarten Enrollment begins March 1-15th
Do you want a year round schedule? Are you looking for a bilingual option? Maybe you want a school with a focus on the arts or STEM or you have selected your districted school? Whatever your choice, NHCS has options.
Enrollment begins March 1-15
News from the Nurse Mrs. Lucy
This school year every student receives FREE breakfast and lunch. However, we will be utilizing My School Bucks to access your child's cafeteria account for any a al carte items. I have included a link to the website below as well as a link to the NHCS Child Nutrition Website. You can find more information regarding My School Bucks under the "Pre-Payment Options" link. If you do not wish to add money electronically via My School Bucks you are still able to send cash or check.
If you choose to bring cash or check to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student's first and last name, their ID#, their teacher's name, and the amount enclosed.
Calendar Menus will be posted on the CHES Child Nutrition website monthly.
The Cafeteria Staff at CHES look forward to serving you this year!
Castle Hayne Elementary School's PTA Corner
Lost and Found
The Lost and Found box is located in front of the Media Center; if your child loses an item make certain they check the LOST and FOUND box as soon as they realize the item is lost. This makes it so much easier to find. Thank you!!
Volunteering at Castle Hayne
Volunteers are our partners in education. They take an active role to support and enhance the development of our students. Every day, family and community member volunteers bring enthusiasm and skill into our schools while assisting staff, teachers and students. All volunteers are required to obtain volunteer training annually.
If you would like to move forward with volunteering at Castle Hayne Elementary School these are the following steps you will need to complete:
Complete the Volunteer Orientation Assessment with a score of 80% or higher.
To become a level 2 volunteer, complete a background check application ($20 until October 1 then the cost will be $22.50). You will receive a verification email and card from the Background Investigation Bureau upon approval.
If you are interested in volunteering or chaperoning a field trip at Castle Hayne you MUST complete the Volunteer Training, please contact Danielle Metty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tracking your child's bus has never been so easy. New Hanover County Schools is implementing a new smart phone app that will allow parents to see where their child's bus is located in real time. Edulog Parent Portal app can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.
Castle Hayne Elementary School
Our mission at Castle Hayne Elementary School is to work together to achieve success by applying our STORM skills!
Spread Kindness~ Take Responsibility~ Own our Learning and Actions~ Respect Everyone~ Maintain Safety
Please direct any questions related to this newsletter to Danielle Metty, Receptionist