Crockett Early Education School

March Parent Newsletter

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Content Areas

PreK 4

ELA/SLA

-alliteration (words beginning with the same sound)

-blending of spoken phonemes to form one syllable words (/c/ /a/ /t/ = cat)

-rhyming (words ending in the same sound).


ELA – Yy, Qq; he, I

SLA – Qq, Zz; con, es


Math

-continue working on addition and subtraction using concrete models, creating pictorial models, and sharing word problems for adding up to 5 objects.


Social Studies/SEL

-continue exploring geography tools and resources,

-needs vs. wants by demonstrating that all people need food, clothing, and shelter.


Science

-continue learning about Earth and Sky

-characteristics of organisms

Pre-K 3

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In March, we're working on the following:


Reading:

-Syllable

-Rhyme Awareness

-Alliteration


Writing:

-King & Queen of the Week

-Name Identification & Writing


Letter Focus:

-S,s

-B,b

-T,t

-D,d

-W,w


Social & Emotional Learning:

-Commitment to be kind and connect with gentle hands


Math:

-Size

-Positional Words

-Quantity


Science:

Wheel exploration

-Air experiments

-Water


Home Connection:

-Family Connections

Specials Corner

Note from your Specials Team:

Below are some of the amazing things your child will be learning in specials during the month of March.

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Art

During the month of March we will be working on Spring inspired Art. You also may have noticed that the “at home art project” info was sent to you. It will go along with your kids performance theme, “All about that Face…EMOJIS.” This project is just a fun way for you to discuss emotions, feelings, or EMOJIS at home with your kiddo! We are looking forward to displaying the amazing final products we receive. Here are the instructions again that were sent home.

-Mrs. Lovelace

Guidelines:

Up to 18”x24”

It must contain at least one Emoji

It must be turned in by March 4th

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P.E.


In March, we will be wrapping up our soccer unit and begin learning games for field day games coming in April!!! Yeah! Looking forward to a great month!

-Coach Tran

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Music

In Music, during the month of March we will continue preparing for our Spring program. Students from classes in Yellow, Blue, Orange and Green pods will be performing at this Spring Program called, “All about that Face...EMOJIS.” You should have received a letter giving you details of this program as well as a letter from our art teacher with an “at home project” supporting our theme. Please see below for a copy of that letter. Looking forward to some great sounds coming out of the music classroom.


-Mrs. Mauldin

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Important Dates in March-

  • 4-7: PreK-3 Home Visits

  • 4-7: Dr. Seuss Week! (See Flyer Below)

  • 5: Parent Nutrition Class in Library @ 8:30-10:00a

  • 7: Open House @ 6-7:30p

  • 8: Staff Development Day (NO SCHOOL)

  • 11-15: Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)

  • 18: Pennies for Pasta Fundraiser Begins

  • 19: Green Pod Fine Arts Performances (E. Lopez, Altamero, A. Lopez @ 6p; Moreno, Miller, Diaz @ 6:45p)

  • 19-22: PreK-3 Home Visits

  • 20: Lockdown Drill

  • 21: CIC Meeting in Library @ 4:30-5:30p

  • 26: Yellow Pod Fine Arts Performances (Ash. Wilson, Am. Wilson, Fernandes/Smith @ 6p; Fortenberry, Vermillion, Lake @ 6:45p)

  • 27: PACT (Home & School Connection) @ 8:30-9:30a

  • 28: Orange & Blue Pods Fine Arts Performances (Torres, Perez, Heard @ 6p; Brennan, Mendoza, Gooden @ 6:30p; Williams, Mercado, Schmigel, Cottles @ 7:00p)

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Health Spot

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Frequent Asked Questions...

Q: What is a fever? What temperature is considered a fever?

A: In many cases, a fever is a symptom of an underlying cause when the body is attempting to fight an infection by turning up the body’s temperature. Anything above 37.0°C/100°F.



Q: How can I tell when my child has a fever?

A: While the hand or kiss on the forehead may give you an idea, it is best to use a thermometer. There are many kinds of thermometers on the market, from oral (from the mouth), temporal (swipe across the forehead), tympanic (in the ear), or rectal (via the butt).



Q: If my child has a fever could it be the flu?

A: Not necessarily. Influenza, or flu, not everyone presents with a fever. According to the Center for Disease Control, flu is a virus whose common signs and symptoms cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, tiredness, and possibly vomiting and diarrhea (which is more common in children.) The flu happens abruptly and can last from 3-4 days. The main concern, is the possibility of complications from the flu which can range from patient to patient.



Q: How is influenza spread?

A: Influenza is a virus that is spread through droplets. For example, someone coughs or sneezes without covering their mouth/nose or use their hand then touch an object. For children, not washing their hands and putting them in their mouths. Teach your children proper hand hygiene with soap, water or hand sanitizer.



Q: I heard strep throat is going through the school. What is it and how to we prevent it?

A: Strep throat is commonly a bacterial infection that causes a sore throat, fever, may cause breathing problems and difficulty swallowing. It is spread the same way as influenza by droplets. The best prevention method is proper hand hygiene.



Q: Can my child go to school with a mild fever if he/she take Tylenol?

A: Unfortunately, No. The infection is still present and communicable (transmittable) to other students and staff. Children should stay home until they have not had a fever for 24 hours without medication to reduce it.



Q: What other health conditions can send my child home from school / keep my child home from school?

A: This list includes, but not limited to having a fever within 24 hours of school, active vomiting or vomiting twice while at school, diarrhea, body rash with itching and/or fever, head lice, and or an eye infection. For each student in school, the school nurse will evaluate each child and make a determination based upon clinical judgement and Grand Prairie policy regarding the illness.



Q: I cannot afford to take time off of work. If I send medications to reduce the fever/prevent diarrhea can my child stay in school?

A: Unfortunately, no. First and foremost, the student is ill and rest is critical for the best recovery. In addition, the ill student can unintentionally infect other students. The staff and school district and making every attempt to maintain a clean and germ-free environment, but we need to assistance of parents and caregivers. Parents and caregivers are strongly urged to prepare for such events in advanced to avoid making the tough decisions in the early mornings just before school.



Q: How do I keep my child from getting the flu or strep?

A: First and foremost, PREVENTION! Teach your child how to properly wash their hands with soap and water. Coughing and sneezing into their elbow not their hands or into the open. If your child gets sick, wipe down their toys, change their toothbrush, and actively clean surfaces in the home. Talk to your pediatric healthcare provider about the flu shot and how it can reduce the chances of getting the flu or at a minimum, reduce the symptoms and prevent further complications.

Mobile and Community Outreach Program providing Free Immunizations for eligible children 2 months through 18 years of age*

March-

03/05: Grand Prairie 1st UMC, 121 N. Center St., 75126 5:00pm-7:00pm

03/07: Bedford HEB, Pat May Center, 1849 Central, 76022 5:00pm-7:00pm

03/19: Duncanville Trinity 1st UMC, 1302 S. Clark Rd., 75137 5:00pm-7:00pm

03/25: Garland GISD Student Services, 720 Stadium Dr., 75040 5:00pm-7:00pm

03/26: Mesquite BEES Center, 405 E. Davis, 75149 5:00pm-7:00pm

03/30: Dallas Bryan Adams HS, 2101 Millmar, 75228 9:00am-noon

Counselor's Corner

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This month we will continue to work on being kind, in addition we will be discussing how special we are; our unique talents and attributes. Below you will find helpful hints that can help build your child’s confidence:

Feel special. It’s important for you to help your children discover their own unique talents and qualities, and to value their own strengths.

Set goals. Teach your kids to work towards a goal and to have pride in their accomplishments. Provide them with opportunities for success.

Try, try again. Encourage your children to try things their own way, face challenges and take risks.


-Yadira Reyes, Crockett Counselor

Attendance

Our attendance average for the month of February was 89%.


Our Campus Goal is to have 98% of our students present every day. Please help us by ensuring your child is here each day, on time and remains at school for the duration of the school day.

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Good Things Happening at Crockett...

Crockett's 2018-19 Teacher of the Year...

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Please help in congratulating Crockett's 2018-19 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Torres!! We love & appreciate you!

February's Staff Member of the Month..

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Congratulations to our February Staff Member of the Month, our hard-working behavioral interventionist, Ms. Jasmine Gaines! Ms. Gaines is a fun loving, headstrong individual who is full of tenacity and is always ready to step in and intervene at a moments notice. She uses great strategies to help with our friends and is always there with a listening ear! We are grateful that you are a part of our Crockett EES family, Ms. Gaines. Keep up the great work!

Reminders...


  • Please be mindful of our 10 MPH speed limit during arrival and dismissal. Our number one goal is student safety!
  • Remember that during dismissal and arrival we ask that you do not park on the right-hand side curbs to ensure a smooth process.
  • Thank you for not parking on any crosswalks when visiting our campus.