Carter Lomax Middle School
Dates to Remember
All of October-Socktober Donations
10/27 Walk for Sight @ Pasadena Memorial Stadium @ 7:30 a.m.
10/29 Can Do Food Drive Begins
10/30 5th grade San Jacinto College Field Trip- Team Texas Tech, UNT- Martinez
10/30 Chick-fil-A Spirit Night @ 5-8
10/31-11/01 Pumpkin Run
11/02 Club Day
11/12-11/16 College Week
11/12 Veteran's Day Celebration
11/14 Career Day
11/15 Carter Lomax Spelling Bee
11/19-11/23 Thanksgiving Break
On Tuesday, Carter Lomax had their first STEM night hosted by 5th grade Math and Science teachers. All fifth graders were invited to do hands on STEM activities with their parents. Each classroom had a different STEM challenge where families competed. Parents and students had fun working together and using their problem solving skills. Everyone enjoyed the wind tunnel Mrs. Muirhead set up and the Escape Rooms as well. Thank you to everyone who came out!
Sixth grade will be invited in January for their STEM night.
San Jac Field Trip - Team U of H
San Jac Field Trip- Team Baylor
Cherrydale Fundraiser Limo Ride and Party
Red Ribbon Week 2018
Life is Your Journey, Travel Drug Free!
What can you be if you're drug free?
Say "Peace out" to drugs!
Red Out Lomax
Socktober Collection Continues!
We're only 13 packs of socks away from our goal of 150! 5th Grade is in the lead!
Weekly Parent Connect
Weekly Parent Connect
To end Bully Prevention Month here are some tips for parents that you can use to work with your student.
Retrieved from website: http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/tolerance_general.aspx
Tips for Parents
- Model tolerance and compassion. Children take their emotional cues from the significant adults in their lives. Avoid making negative statements about any racial, ethnic, or religious group.
- Provide useful information. Accurate information about people, events, reactions, and feelings is empowering. Use language that is developmentally appropriate for children. Make sure that all information is factually true. This is especially important when news reports have negative statements about any specific group.
- Avoid stereotyping people or countries. Children can easily generalize negative statements to students in their classes and community. Focusing on the nationality of terrorists or the affiliations or appearance of other perpetrators of violence can create prejudice, anger, and mistrust for innocent groups of people.
- Stop any type of harassment or bullying immediately. Make it clear that such behavior is unacceptable. Talk to the children involved about the reasons for their behavior. Offer alternative methods of expressing their anger, confusion, or insecurity.
- Address the issue of blame factually. Explore who and what may be to blame for this event. Use non-speculative terms. Do not suggest any group is responsible. Do not repeat the speculations of others, including newscasters. Do not encourage or allow random blaming; but understand that self‑blame may be a way for students to feel "in control.” Be careful to ensure students from targeted groups do not assume blame in order to make classmates feel better. Help kids resist the tendency to want to "pin the blame" on someone close by. In this country, we still believe that all people are innocent until solid, reliable evidence from our legal authorities proves otherwise.
- Discuss how it would feel to be blamed unfairly by association. Ask children if they have ever gotten in trouble for something a sibling or friend did and how they felt. Would they like it if their entire class were punished for the actions of one student and if they think this would be fair?
- Explore children’s fears. Even children who can describe what happened may not be able to express fears, questions, or describe assumptions or conclusions they may have made. Use activities, role-playing, and discussions to explore their fears about the events and their feelings about various groups from diverse cultures or lifestyles.
- Emphasize positive, familiar images of diverse groups. Identify people of diverse ethnicities, religions and/or lifestyles that children know and who have a positive place in their lives. These could be neighbors, friends, school personnel, health care professionals, members of their faith community, or local merchants.
- Identify “heroes” of varying backgrounds involved in response to traumatic events. These include firefighters, police officers, rescue workers, military personnel, public officials, medical workers, teachers, faith leaders, public figures, and regular citizens who work to help keep students, families, schools, and communities safe.
- Read books with your children or students that address prejudice, tolerance, and hate. There are many, many stories appropriate for varying age groups that can help children think about and define their feelings regarding these issues. The school or local librarian can make recommendations.
Parent coordinator/5th grade counselor,
6th grade counselor/bilingual
You will be receiving an email from Summit Learning inviting you to login to the platform and see your student's information. Having your own Parent Connect account allows you to view your child's goals for the week, current grades, and dues dates for Focus Areas, Projects, and Concept Units.
When you receive the email from Summit Learning, you will only need to follow the link, watch the video, and create your own password for the account. If you do not receive an email, contact your child's homeroom teacher.