The Roadrunner -October 2017-
“Roadrunners are fast, strong, and smart”
Off and Running.......
The 1st month of school is behind us. Time really does fly! CPE continues to be a great place for learning. The students are enthusiastic, parents are supportive and the teachers are consistently working to provide the highest level of instruction for our kids. As we continue this year, I encourage you to maintain a positive outlook and take on any challenges with ferocity and determination. Setting up good habits regarding attendance and submitting quality work will benefit our students this year and throughout life. Please take on an assertive role in your child’s experience at school.
This year, we are making more of an effort to focus our attention on a set of core values that will help establish a higher degree of student success as they grow and face the challenges of life. As a staff, we spent some time at the beginning of this year discussing and prioritizing the skills students need in our rapidly changing culture and community.
With that in mind, our staff is currently developing units of study, implementing new tools and and promoting more in depth projects to develop these values along with the skills needed within those values for students. Please take a moment to think about the core values we have listed below in relation to your student’s strengths and areas for growth. I would encourage you to discuss this with your student’s teacher at the upcoming conference times. This will be a great opportunity to set some goals in specific areas for your child.
It is truly an exciting time in our school as we make some significant changes in how we teach and the tools we use to help students achieve more. I hope you will hear enthusiasm coming from your kids daily regarding their experience at school. Thank you for the time we have with your kids. Please know we consider it a privilege to be a part of their education.
10-5 Volunteer Training @ 5:30
10-5 PTO (6:00-7 p.m.) Library
10-10 School Pictures
10-12 Roadrunner Run
10-13 No School (State in-service)
10-21 Halloween Carnival—Book Fair & Spooky Maze 5-7:00 p.m.
10-25 through 10-27 No School (Parent Teacher Conferences)
10-31 Sams Valley Mini-Marathon 9:30 a.m. @ SVE
11-10 No School (Veteran's Day)
11-22 (Early Dismissal From School) Kinder @ 12:15 and Grades 1-5 @ 12:20/25
11-23 & 11-24 No School (Thanksgiving Holiday)
Core Values At Central Point Elementary
- Develop a sense of Purpose
- Promote Engagement
- Foster Creativity
- Develop Perseverance and Determination
- Promote Collaboration
- Develop Empathy
- Establish a sense of Community
- Exhibit Respect and Earn Trust
Halloween at C.P.E.
The Traffic Jam
We continue to work on the congestion problem during drop off and pick up times. Please do everything you can to help with the situation. If you drop your student(s) off in the round-a-bout in the morning, it is extremely helpful if you pull as far forward in the circle as possible before letting your children out. We have put signs out as good reminders. This will help maximize our drop off area.
Also, beginning next week we will be eliminating the left turn lane as you exit the parking lot. It will be designated "Right Turn Only." This should ease congestion and improve the flow of vehicle traffic.
Your help and patience is greatly needed to maintain the safety and efficiency involved in drop off and dismissal from school. Please partner with us.
Also, please remember these safe practices for drop off:
- In order to ease the congestion in the morning, parents of students in grades 1-5 may drop their student(s) off on Bush street between 7:35-7:55 a.m. Parents are not permitted past the gate on Bush St. If you need to come inside, please utilize the front entrance and check in.
- Please do not leave your children unattended at the school prior to 7:30 a.m. The front entrance doors open at 7:30 a.m. and supervision is provided at that time.
Halloween Carnival and Book Fair
Saturday, Oct. 21st, 5-7pm
450 South 4th Street
Central Point, OR
Wear your costumes. Trick-or-treat bags will be handed out at the door. Go through the spooky maze & play some fun games. There will be photo opportunities with Halloween props. (Bring your own camera). Don’t forget to stop in the library for the book fair.
Fun for the entire family!
More information will be coming home soon.
Parent / Teacher / Student Conferences October 25th-27th
You may have noticed in looking at the school calendar that parent conferences are scheduled between October 25th-27th. Teachers will be scheduling conferences with parents during the upcoming weeks. Please know that attending conferences is an important part of our work together as teachers and parents. We are looking forward to discussing your students’ progress and establishing some goals for them during conferences.
Our annual volunteer training for individuals that will be regularly volunteering in classrooms will be held on October 5th at 5:30 p.m. This is a required training that addresses school policies and procedures. You only need to attend the training once. So, if you have already been through the process there is no need to attend. The training should not last longer than 15 to 20 minutes. If you are unable to attend this training, and plan on volunteering please contact the Principal via email to schedule an alternative training time. Thank you.
PTO Meetings at C.P.E.
Thursday, Oct. 5th, 6pm
450 South 4th Street
Central Point, OR
PTO at CPE...Welcome or welcome back from your CPE PTO! We have a great group of parents returning that truly love getting together to help organize and facilitate the many wonderful and worthwhile events throughout the year. What we are really excited about is the chance to get to know you, the person who has wanted to get involved, but just hasn’t had the time or ability. Make this the year you take a chance and get involved, you’ll love it!! We meet on the first Thursday of every Month (except Sept) in the School Library from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Our upcoming meetings are set for October 5th and November 2nd at 6:00 p.m. in the school library. We look forward to seeing you there.
The PTO has already received $1000’s in box tops rewards over the years!! Thank you for continuing to support our collection efforts. Our combined effort has a huge impact on achieving our goals in PTO and improving student achievement/opportunities. The collection bin is located in the front foyer.
For more information on this program visit:
Medicine at School
It is important to communicate with the front office staff in the event your student needs to take medication during the school day. Students must not have medication in their possession. We have a secure area for student medications and procedures in place to ensure the highest safety levels. Medications must remain in the prescribed container. Call Elaine Cook for additional information .
Attendance.....being absent, leaving early, changing pick up plans.
Mini Marathon on October 31st at Sams Valley Elementary
On Oct. 31st at 9:30 a.m. our 4th and 5th grade students will be bussed out to SVE for the annual SVE Mini Marathon. All of the 4th and 5th graders from our District’s five elementary schools will run/walk the 3 mile course. Please encourage your students to do their best! This is a fun and rewarding event for students and staff.
Jackson County School District #6 has a copy of the Asbestos AHERA Management Plan available.
This document is available 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Friday in the front office in each of the schools.
Lost and Found
IT IS GROWING!! There are many jackets, sweatshirts and other clothing items accumulating in the lost and found. If you have noticed your child’s wardrobe diminishing, please stop by and check our lost and found rack for any items belonging to you. Thank you. Items left for a prolonged period of time, will be donated to good will.