Suchma Soaring Eagle

February, 2020

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Screenagers: The Movie

Join us at Grand Oaks High School on February 10 or College Park High School on February 24 for SCREENAGERS. This is a powerful look into the struggles of social media in the home and in school. This is a topic that affects everyone in today's society, and it is so important to arm ourselves with the knowledge to make an important decision about social media usage with our youth. The movie synopsis and flyers for the two showings are below. We hope to see you there!!


Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.


In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.


Go to the below link for more information on the movie:

https://www.screenagersmovie.com/screenagers-1

Girls On The Run: Sign up for our after school program!

Girls on the Run is a North American non-profit program that works to encourage pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games, culminating in a celebratory 5k run. The organization's curricula seek to address all aspects of the girls' development to enhance their physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual well-being while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.


Over a period of 10–12 weeks, girls in the 3rd through 6th grade participate in an after-school program designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength. The Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique. Teams meet two days each week.


The Girls on the Run lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. The Girls on the Run program uses the tenants of sports-based youth development to determine program activities, curricula, staff training, and guiding principles. Participants explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age. They also develop strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. The program starts with helping the girls get a better understanding of who they are and what is important to them. Then, participants look at the importance of teamwork and healthy relationships. Finally, the girls explore how they can positively connect with and shape the world.


At the end of each three-month session, the girls participate in a Girls on the Run 5k event, which involves other Girls on the Run teams from the community and possibly other councils. This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum. Coaches, parents, and community members participate, cheer, and celebrate.


Please go to gotrgreaterhouston.org to find out more information about the GOTR program and to register your daughter now! There are fees for this program to cover t-shirts, trainers and running events. Financial assistance is available through the website. The deadline to enroll is February 3rd!


To register, go to gotrgreaterhouston.org

-Click on "Register Now"

-Spring 2020 Program

-Register Now button at the bottom of the page

-Enter Conroe ISD/Suchma Elementary

Attendance Updates

Our goal is 98% attendance each day. Please make sure you send your child to school every day that they are healthy. We also want students here all day when they are here. When students arrive late, or leave early, they miss valuable learning time that puts them at a disadvantage.


Attendance for the week of January 13-17 - 94.1%

Attendance for the week of January 21-24 - 94.0%


The week of January 13-17, students missed a total of 137.97 hours of school due to tardies or early check outs. The week of January 21-24, students missed a total of 53.82 hours of school due to tardies or early check outs. Our doors open at 7:35 each morning and students can go right to class. Please make every effort to get your children to school by 7:45 so that they are ready and settled in class when the day begins. Also, make appointments after school so that students are present for the entire day.

Kyle Dendy Presentation for 5th and 6th grade students

On Thursday, February 13, our 5th and 6th grade students will be attending a presentation by Kyle Dendy. Kyle is a national speaker on overcoming failure, defining success and finding your passion. Mr. Dendy will be visiting with students in the Suchma cafeteria. He is doing a speaking tour and is visiting all 5th and 6th grade students in CISD.


About Kyle Dendy -


Many of us are falling out of touch with Generation Z students who are being raised by Instagram and iPhones. Kyle graduated high school only a few years ago and has leveraged social media to speak to tens of millions of people around the world with his viral videos of hope. Your students will be inspired by Kyle's words and even more so by the fact that he's about the same age as them, giving them a relatable example to follow.

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Parent Volunteer Application - Background Check

Parents who volunteer at Suchma must have a completed Volunteer background check on file. I think there has been some confusion about the volunteer form, and I sincerely apologize for any frustration we may have caused. We ask that all of our families complete this form now so that there aren’t issues down the road when you want to come and help out. The volunteer form link is at: https://apps.conroeisd.net/volunteer/ There was also some confusion about having to pay for the volunteer background check. There is NO cost involved with the background check or any other aspect of the CISD Volunteer application process. Those costs are waived for CISD volunteers. Disregard the section that says you have to pay a fingerprinting fee. That is not a part of our volunteer application process. Please call the front office if you have any concerns. The application should take just a few minutes to fill out.

Yearbook Information!!

The first ever Suchma Elementary Yearbook is on sale now for $25! To purchase your copy, go to www.balfour.com and type in Suchma Elementary.


For SIXTH GRADERS ONLY, you can also purchase a 1/8 page dedication spot in the back of the yearbook. You won’t want to miss what is going to be an amazing memorial to our incredible first year.


Also, we want your pictures for our yearbook!

Download the Balfour Image App to your phone or mobile device. Enter our project number - 028428 and upload your photos! Be sure to add a description so that the yearbook staff knows where to put the picture!

You can also go to www.images.balfour.com and upload photos there using the project number.

Upcoming Events

Please also refer to the Parent Calendar for current and future dates - http://suchma.conroeisd.net/events/


February


3 - Deadline for registering for Girls on the Run

3 - 100th Day of School

4 - Irons Counselors to visit 6th graders during PE

5 - Spring Fling and Kinder Graduation Pictures

5 - 6th grade field trip to Irons Junior High

6 - Parent Information Meeting for incoming 7th graders at Irons - Keeping Children Safe - Internet Safety Meeting - 5:30. Interactive Scheduling Meeting - 6:15

13 - 5th and 6th grade to Kyle Dendy presentation - Suchma Cafeteria

17 - No School

18-20 - Course Selection for 6th Gr. going to Irons

21 - Go Texan Day


March


6 - Early Release at 12:00 - End of the 3rd nine weeks

9-13 - Spring Break

17 - Boosterthon Kickoff

26 - Boosterthon Event

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and our Website!

Parents, Please take the time to like us on Facebook and Twitter. We post a lot of pictures on those sites so that parents can see what is going on at school! You can find us at @SuchmaCISD on both Facebook and Twitter!


You can also visit our school website at http://suchma.conroeisd.net.

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