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Communities in Schools at Peters Colony Elementary

March 2017

Mission Statement

Our mission is to surround students with a community of support empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life

Passport to Success! Look at what students are involved in...

We have 3rd and 4th grade tutoring groups that are meeting with our Academic coach or math tutors from UNT. There about 25 students that receive small group or one on one help every week.

Homework Club will continue to meet on Mondays until the first part of May and I can still take more students if you want to refer a student to get extra academic support. Mr. Phillips and one of CIS tutors offer their time to help students complete their homework.

Lunch with a Leader

Lunch with a Leader is meeting weekly as well. The purpose of this group is to be able to help these students with academic, social skills and motivate them to continue their education all the way to college. We hope the program will help with channeling their energy in a positive way to create a growth type of mindset and create our future leaders in the community. Our mentors for the program are professional ladies in the community who bring in the experience of being a leader and will share those experiences and advice with our students. Some of our mentors are on the LISD board of Trustees and our CIS board of Directors who either own businesses or have corporate positions.
The students meet as a group once a week also to talk about issues of self-esteem and character traits.
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We are going strong now with CIS literacy program for grades K-2. CIS is providing support to students by preparing reading backpacks to take home for the weekend. These bags contain about 4 books on a particular theme and includes also puzzles, flash cards, and an activity to work on. It includes all the supplies necessary to complete activities and keep student engaged while practicing their reading skills.
My goal is to help with parent engagement and reading by placing materials and books together so they can spend some time together doing an activity and reading a book.

Celebrating Dr. Seuss

March was the month of celebrating Dr. Seuss birthday and Lunch with a Leader group took this opportunity to share with first grade students by going to the classrooms and reading to the our first graders. Everyone enjoyed this activity and we want to thank the teacher who allowed us to come into their classrooms.
CIS also took the opportunity to give out Dr. Seuss books to first and second graders for this event. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!!!


We are serving about 89 students distributing snack bags every week for them to take home for the weekend. Please remember that you can refer a student by filling out the referral form. I have updated the distribution list and sent confirmation to teachers on students that are receiving F4K.

Thank you for referring your students!


Career Day

CIS is partnering with our counselors to bring Career Day to Peters Colony on May 26th.

We will be having guest speakers for the 5th grade students to give them inspiration on career opportunities that are possible to seek as they continue with their education.

We will have more information on our guests for this year.

Carolina Vidaurre-Cosenza / Communities in School Site Coordinator

I have 97 students enrolled in Communities in Schools. I would like to encourage teachers and staff to continue referring students to the program. The students and families can benefit from connections to services that are available to them in the community. The last day to enroll students in April 28th. Please help me achieve my goal to have 100 students in my case load. Thank you to all teachers that have worked with me to reach out to students and families!