Crockett Early Education School

February Parent Newsletter

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Content Areas

PreK 4

ELA/SLA:

·Uppercase and lowercase letters/letter sounds:

Spanish Language Arts Letter Focus: Chch, Ññ, Vv, Ll ll

English Language Arts Letter Focus: Ww, Jj, Kk,Vv


·Word Wall Words:

Spanish: la, yo, mi, no

English: to, in, a, it


· Writing process

· Blending phonemes into one syllable words with pictorial support

· Identify letters, words and pictures in print

· Deleting a word from a compound words

· Print directionality

· Identify features of print (punctuation and case)

· Alliteration


Math:

· Using concrete models or making verbal word problems to subtract 0-5 objects from a set.

· Ordinal Numbers

· Separating up to 10 objects into equal groups.

· Using language to describe concepts associated with the passing of time.

· Rote counting

· One-to-One Correspondence

· Subitizing

· Number recognition (1-9)


Social Studies:

· Identifying the roles and responsibilities of family, school and community helpers.

· Identifying and creating common features in the natural environment.

· Exploring geography tools and resources.


Science:

· Identifying, observing and discussing objects in the sky.

· Observing and describing what happens during changes in the earth and sky.

Pre-K 3

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In February, we're working on the following:


Letter Focus:

N,n ñ M,,m, H, X and V


Social & Emotional Learning:

Commitment to be kind and connect with gentle hands


Math:

One to one correspondence


Science:

Construction, Parachute predictions and reenacting.


Writing:

King and Queen of the Week

Ways to Help at Home.....

Academic Development:
• Pause during reading to allow three-year-olds to fill in repetitive phrases when reading or saying rhymes
• Praise children for reading their own way
• Ask questions and talk to three-year-olds about the electronic media (webpages, e-books, recordings) they use (rather than only letting three-year-olds listen or click through pages independently)


Emotional Development:

• Provide many activities and experiences for three-year-olds to do with others (pretend play, art activities, outside play, etc.)
• Help three-year-olds join ongoing play; for shy three-year-olds, more encouragement may be needed (“Come on, let’s join Juan. He’s having fun with that puzzle!”)
• Help three-year-olds who have arrived late join in activities, by saying welcoming and encouraging words (“Come play with us!”)
• Support three-year-olds’ play with others by staying nearby and assisting them with resolving their problems
• Continue to show how to share control (“Johnny can measure the flour and Miguel can measure the sugar.”)
• Read stories or invent puppet plays in which characters share, take turns, and cooperate

Specials Corner

Note from your Specials Team:

Below are some of the amazing things your child will be learning in specials during the month of February.

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Art

During the month of February we will begin working on our “Family Love Project.” Many schools in GPISD are participating in this at home project. Be looking for information from me regarding this fun project. These projects will be displayed in our building after they are completed.

-Mrs. Lovelace

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P.E.

In PE we will begin learning about soccer! This is a very fun time with the kiddos! We will work on basic skills and then will actually be competing in a soccer tournament in the month of March. Stay tuned for specific dates so you can come watch your child compete.

-Coach Tran

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Music

In Music, during the month of February we will continue working on our Spring program. Each pod will perform in March or April. Please watch your teachers communication for the exact date of each performance. We will also continue to talk about high and low sounds. Looking forward to some great sounds coming out of the music classroom.

-Mrs. Mauldin

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Important Dates in February-

  • 2/1: 100th Day of School (dress up like you're 100 years old)

  • 2/5: Dads' Club Tuesday Greeters on Campus

  • 2/6: Fire Drill

  • 2/8: Valentine's Day Classroom Parties (BLUE, ORANGE, & GREEN PODS @ 1:00-1:45p, PURPLE, RED, & YELLOW PODS @ 2:30-3:15p)

  • 2/8: Winter Wonderland Daddy Daughter Dance @ 6-7 pm

  • 2/13: PACT- Phonemic Awareness @ 8:30-9:30 am

  • 2/14: GPISD Board Meeting

  • 2/18: Bad Weather Make-Up Day (No School)

  • 2/27: PACT- Keep Looking up: Objects and Changes in the Sky @ 8:30-9:30 am

Health Spot

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Look Out Below!!!

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-Please remember that if your child must be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school.

-Please provide students with change of clothes daily.

-Please do not send medicine in the back packs, you must sign all meds in with clinic staff.

-All medications require a medication administration form completed by the doctor.

-If there are any new medical diagnosis or concerns present during or after the break please notify the clinic staff.

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Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Head lice can be a problem among school aged children. We need your help in controlling head lice. Grand Prairie Independent School District follows the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics for control of head lice. The only exception being, we do exclude students with live lice. Students with live lice or nits ¼ inch (live nits) or closer to the scalp shall be excluded from school until they are clear. To avoid unnecessary exclusion the administration provides the following guidelines:

Recent research has shown that routine classroom screenings for head lice are unnecessary. However, should multiple cases be reported, (more than 2 cases in the same class room at the same time) the nurse will screen that classroom.

  1. If the school nurse or teacher discovers head lice or live nits in a student’s hair, the parent/guardian of that student will be notified to pick up their student. The student may not return to school until treated. Treatment recommendations and literature will be provided to the parent.
  2. Upon returning to school, the parent must accompany the student into the clinic to be rechecked by the nurse. Once the nurse has rechecked the student and no live lice or live nits are found, the nurse will give the student a note to be readmitted to class. If live head lice are found at that time, the parent/guardian will again take the student home for retreatment. The nurse shall reinstruct the parent concerning treatment. This process will continue until the student is free of head lice.
  3. If head lice continue to be a problem after treatment, parents need to get over-the- counter lice treatment shampoo or a prescription treatment. You may also want to contact a lice treatment company to remove the lice/nits for you.
  4. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in a parent/campus administrator conference.

If you have any questions, or if we can be of further service, please contact your school nurse.

Thank you,

Director of Health Services

Mobile and Community Outreach Program providing Free Immunizations for eligible children 2 months through 18 years of age*

February-

02/05: Grand Prairie 1st UMC, 121 N. Center St., 75126 5:00pm-7:00pm

02/11: Arlington Trinity UMC, 1200 W. Green Oaks Blvd., 76013 5:00pm-7:00pm

02/12: Forney 1st UMC, 414 Broad St., 75126 5:00pm-7:00pm

02/19: Duncanville Trinity 1st UMC, 1302 S. Clark Rd., 75137 5:00pm-7:00pm

02/23: Dallas DISD – TBD

02/25: Garland GISD Student Services, 720 Stadium Dr., 75040 5:00pm-7:00pm

02/26: Mesquite BEES Center, 405 E. Davis, 75149 5:00pm-7:00pm

02/28: McKinney Lawson Early Childhood Ctr, 500 Dowell St, 75069 5:00pm-7:00pm

March-

03/05: Grand Prairie 1st UMC, 121 N. Center St., 75126 5:00pm-7:00pm

03/07: Bedford HEB, Pat May Center, 1849 Central, 76022 5:00pm-7:00pm

03/19: Duncanville Trinity 1st UMC, 1302 S. Clark Rd., 75137 5:00pm-7:00pm

03/25: Garland GISD Student Services, 720 Stadium Dr., 75040 5:00pm-7:00pm

03/26: Mesquite BEES Center, 405 E. Davis, 75149 5:00pm-7:00pm

03/30: Dallas Bryan Adams HS, 2101 Millmar, 75228 9:00am-noon

Counselor's Corner

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The month of February we will be focusing on Friendship Skills; being a good friend and choosing to surround ourselves with good friends. Social skills begin early as parents and guardians you can help your child navigate their social world by equipping them with the skills, they need to choose friends wisely and to be a good friend. Talk with your child often about how friends should treat one another. The more children know about what makes a good friend, the easier it will be for them to recognize one when they meet other children — and to be one themselves.


Yadira Reyes

School Counselor

Be Kind GPISD!

In Grand Prairie ISD, school counselors and social workers work directly with students to prevent bullying in schools, foster empathy and good decision-making skills in students and facilitate a global perspective through community-based outreach. Be Kind Grand Prairie ISD is a multi-facted initiative that encourages students, staff, and community members to become emotionally connected and to cultivate respect for others. This is a commitment to change the culture of our schools and community by promoting kindness and compassion. It is our hope that the lessons shared by school counselors and social workers can spark a movement that makes the world a little bit kinder for all of us.


Here at Crockett, we are going to embrace this movement and encourage our students and families to do the same. Each month, we will focus on a new theme in different capacities that we can BE KIND!! We will challenge you to jump on board with us and share your participation on our @CrockettEES Facebook page with the hashtags #BeKindGPISD and #BeKindCUBS. We can't wait to see all of our loving cubs take part in this initiative.


This month our focus is: Being kind in your relationships!

Follow us on Facebook to hear about this month's Cub Kind Challenge!


For more information, visit: https://www.gpisd.org/BeKind

Attendance

Our attendance average for the month of January was 90%.


Our Campus Goal is to have 98% of our students present every day. Please help us by ensuring your child is here each day, on time and remains at school for the duration of the school day.

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Crockett Celebrations

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Congratulations to our January Staff Member of the Month, our amazing PreK 4 instructional paraprofessional, Mrs. Claudia Chavez! Mrs. Chavez goes above and beyond to strategically create success within her students and continues to lead by example with her strong tenacity. Thanks for all that you do Mrs. Chavez, we appreciate you!

Thank you!

Crockett Families, thank you for all of those who came to participate in 'Dunkin' with Dads', PACT Meetings, MLK Jr. Activities, Special Visitors. and your overall support when it comes to our cubs' success. We <3 you!