The Grove

Becoming Better Thinkers, Learners, and Individuals 9.3.12

Kicking Off 2012-2013

It has been a great week at The Grove! Thanks to all of the parents who helped this week by volunteering, following pick up and drop off procedures, sending positive messages to our staff, and blessing us with your children last week. We are truly grateful to have your support! We have many events happening in the fall and my hope is that we are able to share with you all through pictures and videos embedded into this newsletter. We will also be keeping our website updated with upcoming event dates as well as our daily announcements, so please also visit us on the web at cg.csisd.org and "Like" us on Facebook! Thanks again for your support during our first week and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns as we continue in our year ahead!

Sincerely,

Kelly Kovacs

Principal

Curriculum and Parent Information Added to CSISD Website

If you have not visited the College Station Independent School District website recently, you may not be aware of a great addition to the site. Our district-wide Math, English/Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies websites have been added! We are pleased that parents will now be able to easily see what their children are learning each six weeks. We are also excited to announce that this site is a great resource for students as it allows them to access fun educational links to extend their learning at home. Please take a moment to review these informational pages:


CSISD English/Language Arts: : https://sites.google.com/a/csisd.org/ela-curriculum/

CSISD Math: https://sites.google.com/a/csisd.org/csisd-math/

CSISD Science: https://sites.google.com/a/csisd.org/csisd-science/

CSISD Social Studies: https://sites.google.com/a/csisd.org/csisd-social-studies/

Open House is Coming Soon!

Mark your calendars! Open house for 5th Graders will be on September 10th from 6-7:30pm. 6th grade open house will be on September 11th from 6-7:30pm. Additional parking will be available at Creek View Elementary. We will have parents follow their child's schedule that evening so that parents have a chance to see and hear a little from all of their student's teachers. Need to speak to a teacher specifically? Just set up a teacher conference at your convenience! Give us a call at 694-5600 or email the teacher directly--all teacher emails are listed on our website: Teacher Directory for Cypress Grove

Staff Development Filled with Fun and Work

August staff development for our teachers is always bittersweet--wrapping up summer fun with family to start a new year with our school family. We started off our August staff development with Camp Funshine--a way to reconnect with each other, build teamwork, and have a great time together. We had "cabin groups" named after various woodland animals, played "Minute to Win It" games, and wrote letters from camp to give feedback on the day. The remainder of the week focused on learning, both for our teachers and in preparation for our students' learning. All in all, it was a great week and helped us prepare for the arrival of our students on August 24th! A few pictures from staff development are below: