Caraway Principal's Weekly Update
One Family, One Goal, No Limits
December 4, 2017
It's December and we are in the home stretch of the first semester. This month our students will have the opportunity to participate in Family Art Night on December 13th and our bi-annual book-fair beginning the week of December 11-15. In addition, this coming week start our "Hour of Code," please see more information below. We hope you will take advantage of these great opportunities.
Lastly, please note that the winter parties will be held on Thursday, December 21st. Please see your teacher or homeroom parent for more details regarding your child's class celebration.
Please also note two important deadlines: Science Fair Registration - December 7th and TAG Parent Referral, December 8th.
Have a great week!
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Safety Tip of the Week - Reminder
- Please remember to keep all cross walks clear, avoid stopping your vehicle within a crosswalk. This allows our students and staff to cross safely.
- If you are not planning to park and walk your child in to the building, please use the car-rider line. Avoid dropping your child(ren) off on the side of the street.
2018 Caraway Science Fair
Topic Submission Deadline: Thursday, December 7th
Caraway Science Fair: Saturday, February 3rd
Caraway Science Fair Website
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How to get started?
How to pick a topic?
Rules for Science Fair
Register for the Caraway Science Fair
Information Meeting November 28th – 6:30PM
Reminder K-5 can participate
K-2 – Exhibits
Grades 3-5 – Experiments
Grades 3-5 complete for opportunity to advance to the Regional Science Fair
Questions or volunteers please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Talented and Gifted Parent Referral Information
To refer your student to be considered for TAG Services, fill out this online registration form. (also found on campus and district website beginning Nov. 13). 2017-2018 Referral for Gifted Services Online Form
Hour of Code - from Lisa Costello, Instructional Technology Specialist
We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works.
That’s why Caraway is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 4-10). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code. We will stretch our Hour of Code activities over the next three weeks.
Our Hour of Code is making a statement that Caraway is ready to teach these foundational 21st-century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your students, we want to make our Hour of Code event huge. I encourage you to volunteer, reach out to local media, share the news on social media channels and consider hosting additional Hour of Code events in the community.
Here is a link to a document that our ITS, Lisa Costello, has created. It has many Hour of Code resources that you and your children can do at home.
See http://hourofcode.com/us for details, and help spread the word.
Chess Puzzle Competition Reminder
Safe Routes to School Community Talk
Life Skill of the Week - Creativity
(4) Chess Puzzles Competition, 6:30 p.m.
(6) Safe Routes- Mobility Talk, 6:00 p.m.
(7) Science Fair Registration Deadline (click here)
(8) UIL Campus Meet
(11-15) Caraway Bookfair
(13) Family Art Night, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
- Book-fair open late (3p-6:30p)
- Winter Parties
(22-January 9th) Winter Break/Campus Closed