Camp Road Cougar News
February 17, 2023
Thank you to the parents that attended the Charleston Center Vape Talk last night. The information they shared was extremely helpful for our community. We hope that all of you who attended found it as beneficial as we did. We hope to bring the Charleston Center back again in an effort to educate our families and community.
It is our goal to provide a series of evening events for parents and families, with the aim of educating our community on a variety of topics that can impact our children. Our next event, about keeping your kids safe online, will be held on the evening of March 23. Read more about this event below.
Big Bingo Thank-you!
Thanks to all the families who donated gift cards, drinks, buns, and desserts, we raised $460 at our Feb. 10 Bingo Blast for seventh graders. It was tons of fun, too! Shout out to our CRMS families!
February 17 and 18: Region Band Clinic at Summers Corner Performing Arts Center (for select 8th graders)
February 20: President's Day; No School
February 21: Cougar Store
February 22: School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
February 22: PTO Spirit Night at El Pollo Guapo 4-8pm
February 23: Progress Reports go home
March 1: Author Event - Varian Johnson
March 9: Strings Concert at JICHS
March 10: Coffee and Conversation w/ Ms. Rowehl 9-10am in the Media Center
March 10: Early Release @ 1:30pm
Author Event: Varian Johnson
We are just over a week away from our March 1 visit from Varian Johnson. He will spend the entire school day with us, presenting to all three grade levels, lunching with select students, and signing copies of his books.
How did Mrs. Bouton, decide to host this particular author?
His graphic novel, Twins, is one of the 20 books on this year’s SCASL top books for SC middle schoolers
His novel Playing the Cards You’re Dealt is on the 2023-24 SCASL list of top books for middle school students
He is a SC native who grew up in Florence.
He writes primarily for middle school students, and he appeals to a wide range of readers
We hope students will be inspired to read his books, and we are promoting them in the library. Should you be interested in having Varian Johnson sign a book, you can have your student bring in a book you already own.
Internet Safety Parent Night
Are you concerned about the amount of time your child is spending online or playing video games? Is your child a perpetrator or victim of cyber bullying? Do you suspect your child could be sexting? Do you want information on how to monitor/restrict their online activity? We will be hosting a parent information night on March 23rd at 6pm with Kenyetta Mitchell from the Internet Crimes Against Children division of the SC Attorney General’s office. Please mark your calendars to attend this important and informative event.
Mental Health Minute
Just like CRMS’ new Wellness Room, did you know that CCSD has a Virtual Calming Room available for students, families, and staff? Tools and resources in the virtual calming room include sounds and music (videos of campfires, storms, rain, nature, harps…), art and creativity (dance, online coloring/sketching, art, flame sand…), calming videos (earth, national parks, tropical islands, waterfalls, birds, baby animals, fish, outer space…), breathing exercises, stretching and yoga, games and puzzles (word search, sudoku, connect four, pinball, foosball…), live animal cameras, a read aloud book library, journaling, links to smartphone apps (meditation, breathing, mental wellness, mindfulness…), and crisis hotlines and textlines. So, take a peek at the Virtual Calming Room and enjoy your visit!
INFORMATION PREVIOUSLY SHARED
News from the Nurse
Free COVID and Flu testing for CCSD students/staff. Mondays 12PM - 6PM.
Location: CRMS parking lot inside of POD trailer.
Positive for COVID? Please use this COVID Reporting Form to report positive cases to the nurse.
School Technology Information You Need to Know...
Students should NOT bring their Chromebook chargers to school. Please charge devices at home each evening. Chargers tend to disappear at school, and we have no way to track them. Students will be responsible for the cost of replacing lost chargers, so please don’t let your student bring the charger to school!
A reminder about the CCSD fee structure for damages and loss of chromebooks:
- Negligent/Accidental Breakage - No charge for first incident per school year $50 per incident for each subsequent event
- Intentional Vandalism - $300.
- Stolen Device - No cost if a police report is provided
- Lost Device - $300
- Lost Charger - $40