Creel Chronicle

March 2021

General SOAR information

Parents we ask you to please take a moment to complete the 2021 Parent Survey. Your feedback is critical in helping to shape the future of your child's education. Please complete one survey per grade level for each child that you have in your home. Surveys are available in both English and Spanish.

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ELEM20-21

Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ELEM20-21SP

A summary of the parent survey results will be reported and posted on the BPS Family Engagement website. Survey results and comments will guide school improvement efforts and be used to meet the diverse needs of Brevard students and families.


Spring Break is March 15th-19th and schools will be closed for the week. If you are interested in Spring Break Camps and/or looking for ideas to do with your children, check out the following website https://fun4spacecoastkids.com/Camps/Spring-Break-Camps/


2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration:

Do you have an upcoming kindergarten student? It is time for pre-registration for the 2021-2022 school year. Kindergarten pre registration is March 29th-April 1st. You can stop by the front office between 7:30am-3:30pm or anytime over the summer. We will have a virtual kindergarten orientation on April 15th from 5:00pm-6:00pm. To register, your child needs to be 5 on or before September 1, 2021 and you need the following: Original Birth Certificate, Complete Shot Record, Physical within the last 12 months, and 2 Forms of Proof of Residency.


Important Testing Dates, for your planning purposes. All Brick and Mortar/E-Learning testing will occur within the school building on these days:

April 6th- 4th – 6th writing

April 6th- 3rd ELA Session 1

April 7th- 3rd ELA Session 2

May 4th- 4th – 6th ELA Session 1

May 5th- 4th – 6th ELA Session 2

May 11th- 3rd – 6th Math Session 1

May 12th- 3rd – 5th Math Session 2 and 6th Math sessions 2 and 3

May 18th- 5th Science Session 1

May 19th- 5th Science Session 2

Title I School Talk

March 1st is Literacy Week, we will be celebrating literacy week Dr. Seuss style in honor of his birthday on March 2nd. Below are two files including spirit days and a reading challenge. Paper copies were sent home last week. We will have guest readers, contests, and prizes for different activities. Our Literacy Coach and teachers are so excited to celebrate reading with Dr. Seuss!!!

Conscious Discipline Connections with Mrs. Carmen

This month we will focus on the skill of Assertiveness. We teach others how to treat us in all of our relationships. Assertiveness is the heart of discipline: Setting clear limits on your child’s behavior is the key discipline skill you must cultivate. Your style of setting limits teaches your child how to set and hold boundaries in all of their future relationships.


Are you Passive, Aggressive, or Assertive? Learning to distinguish between speech or actions that are assertive, aggressive or passive is the first step toward assertiveness. Passivity invites aggression, aggression begets aggression and assertiveness dissipates aggression. The goal of passivity is to please others. A passive person’s speech and actions say, “Approve of me. Agree with me. Love me.” Examples of passive speech include, “Just let me finish this, then mommy will talk to you.” It asks permission; “time for a bath, okay?”.


Aggressive communication aims to win by overpowering. “Winning” means getting the other person to do what we want them to do. Ex: “I said get in the bath now.” It communicates, do it, or else. Assertiveness is clear communication of what we want others to do. It has a voice tone of “no doubt” and more importantly comes from an intentions of helping children to be successful. Ex: “It’s time to get in the bath. Would you like to walk or skip to the bathroom?” In order to successfully use assertiveness, you must use your Power of Attention, focusing on what you want the child to do!


Assertiveness is the main skill you will use to set limits for your children. Assertiveness is very powerful skill that lets you set boundaries with others, and helps you teach our children to set boundaries. These boundaries model and teach the value of respect. Give it a try this month and let me know how it goes. I’d love to hear from you!


From my heart to your heart, I wish you well on this parenting journey,

Mrs. Carmen

bernard.carmen@brevardschools.org

School Support Team Memo to Families

We are incredibly grateful for the amount of "Penny Wars" that Creel families donated. Thank you to everyone who participated, it makes our hearts so full to see our students and staff so excited to help those in need. Congratulations to Mrs. Campbell's 6th grade class for collecting the most change! The class gets to silly-string our school's administrators. Stay tuned for those colorful pictures of Mrs. Gaumond, Mr. Chance, and Mrs. Back.

Upcoming Dates

3/1-5 Literacy Week, Dr. Seuss themed

3/1-12 Complete Family Survey

3/6 Science Saturday for 5th grade students

3/8 SAC & PTO Virtual Meetings

Join Zoom Meeting

https://brevardschools-org.zoom.us/j/89004298651

3/15-19 Spring Break

3/24 Spring Pictures for PreK, VPK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd grade

3/25 Spring Pictures for 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th grade

3/26 End of 3rd Nine Weeks Grading Period

3/31 Last day for ASP

3/31 Domino's Spirit Night

4/2 Teacher/Student Holiday - No school

4/10 Science Saturday for students in 5th Grade

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Grade Level Announcements

4th grade has started reading a novel called Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. Writing continues to be the focus during small group instruction. In Science we're learning about Space Exploration.

In our music classes, we are using the Quaver curriculum. Students can access Quaver through their BPS Launchpad at home, too. Once they open the program, there are lots of fun activities they can do, like exploring music on Quaver Street and in Quaver’s store, reading e-books about music, going to “concerts” through the Metro, and even accessing the lessons we do at school to share songs with their families. If you have any questions about Quaver, please contact Mrs. Dickman.


1st grade, Mrs. Gooch's class did a "Retell Restaurant". It was a restaurant themed retelling activity of our main story. Afterwards students went to the book buffet with a partner to chose a book using real tongs to pick up the book just like in a restaurant. Students read stories with their partner and made retelling sandwiches that were sent home in a to go box!


2020 Tax forms for parents of students enrolled in the Brevard After School program are available at brevardschools.org via the Parent Portal. Please contact Mr. Jason Cromer by email cromer.jason@brevardschools.org or call direct at 321-253-5041.

*Spotlights*

Please join us in supporting the businesses that support our school!

Kona Ice, Kiwanis of Eau Gallie-Suntree, Kelly Automotive Group, Brevard Image Photography, Domino’s, Pizza Gallery and Grill, Genna’s Pizza, Christian Care Ministry, First Baptist Church of Melbourne, Blue Marlin Real Estate, Tea Rose Photography, Launch Credit Union, Community Credit Union, Sam’s Club, Reel Tree Inc, Wawa, Barry University, Grand Canyon University, Kennedy Space Center, Night light pediatrics, Palm point behavioral health, Horace Mann, Nail Farms, and Marine Resources Council.


Sign Gypsies Brevard put on their Facebook page a marketing promotion for a free Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss sign. Our school had the most participants commenting and sharing. We love our sign in honor of Literacy Week!

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