This Week at CCES

February 15 - 19

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Our campus attendance goal is 98%. Last week's attendance was 95.43%

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Dear Cub Families,


The month of February is the month we associate with love. We have students arriving with Valentine cards, hearts galore across campus, and compliments being exchanged with ease. Love (albeit in the form of kindness)… is in the air.


This week, Superintendent Dr. Price visited Cibolo Creek to announce our Teacher of the Year and Support Staff Member of the Year. When Dr. Price announced who had won the awards, it did not surprise any of us here on campus. Both of these ladies lead with love in their instructional environments. They build relationships, they listen to the children, and they respond with compassion and creativity. They contribute to our culture of kindness by allowing their hearts to guide the way!


Congratulations to Teacher of the Year, AMY McFEE and Support Staff Member of the Year, ALINA PENA. Our hearts are bursting with pride and we love that you are part of our Cub community.


Big Hugs!

Mrs. Pomeroy

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Upcoming Events at CCES

February 15: Holiday - NO SCHOOL

March 5: Teacher Workday - NO SCHOOL

March 8 - 12: Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

March 15: Teacher Workday - NO SCHOOL

March 24: Spring individual pictures

April 1-2: Holiday - NO SCHOOL

Kids Heart Challenge

It has been wonderful to see so many of our students and their families engaged in Kids Heart Challenge and learning about how they can take care of their hearts and help others – thank you!


Great job! So far, we have 81 students registered with just over $10,000 raised online toward our big goal of $13,000.


Complete Finn’s Mission and be entered in the drawing for a mystery prize!


Students who raise $200 will get to Slime Coach Houck!


Official SLIMERS:


Lawson S , Misty B , Benjamin M , Crosley N , Elliott S, Ava T , Otto L , Callyn E , Reagan N , Cason J , Olivia B, Brooke G, Camden F, Jack S , Thomas T , Margo R , Sammy N , Presley S , Ainslee W , Knox M


WAY TO GO!


YOU’RE SO CLOSE!!

Jackson S, Lincoln S, Connor M, Alex O, Lily O, Taylor R, Cooper W, Brantley P, Alek M, Lincoln A, Aubrey A, Ella R, Jacob M, Anna R, Sunny J, Rayden R, Alexis H, Caleb O, Chase O, Dallin T, Colt C, Ryan C, Brooke M, Grace B and Vince


Visit our school’s Kids Heart Challenge page:

https://www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=5551&pg=company&company_id=281534

OR download the Kids Heart Challenge app and register! Continue to share the message with as many people as you can to ask for their support.

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Club Invention Offers Programs at Home and In Person

We are excited to announce that the Club Invention program through the National Inventors Hall of Fame will now be offered at home for our eLearners and in-person after school.


Club Invention at School will be on Thursdays 3:00 - 4:45 p.m. beginning January 28th and ending February 25th. The cost is $59. Please visit the registration page for more information. Please contact Mrs. Brinson at April.brinson@boerneisd.net if you have any questions.


Club Invention At Home begins on February 11 and runs through April 15. Misty Newton will be the Instructor and will guide young innovators through action-packed, open-ended activities.

The total cost of the program is $75. Availability is limited. Visit invent.org/register or call 800-968-4332 to reserve your child’s spot today!

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BOA Save the Date!

Who: All 5th graders

What: Boerne Outdoor Academy (BOA)

When: May 25 CCES (one day camp)

Where: Cibolo Nature Center

Time: 9:00 am- 6:00 pm

Cost: $30 for each 5th grade student (this includes t-shirt, lunch, bottled waters, and all snacks)


Additional Information:

  • Students will arrive at school at normal arrival time and be transported to Cibolo Nature Center via bus.

  • All students will participate in a fun packed day of traditional BOA stations (rocketry, water studies, survival hike, team building and rain sticks).

  • A boxed lunch, snacks, and bottled waters will be served along the banks of the beautiful Cibolo to all attending BOA.

  • Students will be led through each station by BISD teachers and High School Student Leaders.

  • Traditional BOA camps songs and skits will be performed for students before returning to campus that evening.

Library Partnership

We have exciting news! Boerne ISD has partnered with the Patrick Heath Public Library to offer our students access to eBooks and audio books through Sora. We are so grateful to the PHPL for partnering with us, and we hope you will use this new resource to keep your students reading over the break! Please follow the link below to access a step-by-step tutorial for accessing the books. Please contact Mrs. Brinson at April.brinson@boerneisd.net if you have any questions.


Sora by Overdrive

School Yearbooks and 5th Grade Ads

Yearbooks are now on sale! Don’t wait to reserve your student’s copy of the CCES yearbook! Capture the memories of this unforgettable year. Buy online now at www.Balfour.com. Yearbooks are on sale now for $35.00.


Attention parents of eLearners: our yearbook staff would like to include your e-learner in this year's yearbook. Please email pictures of your smiling eLearning students hard at work to christine.mccauley@boerneisd.net


5th Grade Yearbook ad's are now available for $15 at https://www.balfour.com/. Ads must be created and submitted by March 1, 2021.

Mask Up Cubs!

The health and safety of our students is a priority at our school, and in order to keep all of our Cubs safe, please remember to send your child to school wearing a mask each day! And even better, pack an extra mask in their backpack just in case they lose the one they are wearing or it gets dirty. Thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep our campus safe.

Student Health Advisory Council Meetings

The Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC) meeting dates are set for this school year:


April 12, 4:30 p.m.


Zoom meeting links will appear in the newsletter or via email prior to the date of the meeting. All parents/students/BSID employees/community members are welcome to participate.

Morning Drop-Off

We love seeing our students arrive each morning! Please help everyone arrive safely by abiding by the established drop-off procedures:


  • Drop off on the cafeteria side only (not near the gym).
  • Observe restricted areas marked by the cones. Do not drop off next to the cones or before the cones.
  • Only cross at the crosswalks.
  • Check over your shoulder before pulling into traffic.
  • Practice grace and patience. Sometimes our young or special learners take a little extra time exiting the car.
  • If your child is having a rough morning, or needing a little TLC, you are welcome to park and walk your child to the front entrance.

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CCES Family,


VALENTINES DAY is a great time to teach social emotional learning! Below are some activities to do with your child over this long weekend.


Hugs,

Ms. Zuniga

PTO News

Winter Spirit Wear Store

Attention Cubs! Due to popular demand, our PTO is offering a winter spirit wear store now through February 28th. Adult and youth sizes are available in both long and short-sleeved T-shirt options with several colors and styles to choose from. Show off your CCES school pride and order today!


https://cibolocreekstore2021.itemorder.com/sale

Join Remind!

The Cibolo Creek PTO is using Remind to help keep you informed about important news and updates. Remind is a free service that allows you to get messages directly on your phone. Joining a class on Remind is easy. You can choose whether you prefer text messages or smartphone notifications.


If your last name starts with the letter A-I, please join Cibolo Creek PTO #1.

The class code is @CCESPTO1.


If your last name starts with the letter J-R, please join Cibolo Creek PTO #2.

The class code is @CCESPTO2.


If your last name starts with the letter S-Z, please join Cibolo Creek PTO #3.

The class code is @CCESPTO3.


If you are a CCES staff member, please join Cibolo Creek ES Staff. The class code is @CCES-STAFF.


Signing up for text messages

1. Text the class code @[CLASS CODE—see above] to the phone number 81010.

2. Reply to the text messages from the Remind team.


Signing up for smartphone notifications

Download the Remind app on your Android or iOS device.

1. Open the app and create an account (or log in if you already have one).

2. Tap the + by classes joined and enter the class code @[CLASS CODE—see above].

We LOVE and APPRECIATE our wonderful PTO! They are some of the most hardworking, generous people we know. We are so thankful for all they do to support our community here at CCES!


Be sure to visit their website (http://www.cibolocreekpto.com/) to join this amazing organization and learn how you can become involved. You can also purchase spirit wear and yearbooks through the PTO online store.


And, be sure to follow them on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/cibolocreekpto


Now more than ever, we need volunteers! Although we can't physically be on campus, there are still plenty of ways to help!


Sign up to volunteer with your child's classroom:

https://tinyurl.com/2020ClassroomVolunteers


Sign up to volunteer on a committee:

https://tinyurl.com/2020CommitteeVolunteers

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KCUB Morning News

Did you know that CCES has its very own news station? Join in each day for late breaking news, words of wisdom and a super awesome news crew! You never know when your kiddo may make the news!


Subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/c/BISDtvKCUB

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Safety

  • Talk to your children about using the cross walks when walking home from school. Crossing the street diagonally can be dangerous.
  • Drivers should leave plenty of space near cross walks when parking so there is plenty of room for adults and children to see oncoming traffic.

  • Drop students off in the front driveway only. Do not drop them off on Herff Ranch and have them cross the parking lot.


Visitors

  • No visitors are allowed on campus at this time due to COVID. You may still drop off forgotten lunch boxes and backpacks at the front bench. Please wear a mask when you are inside the building.


Attendance
  • Our school day begins at 7:25 a.m. The tardy bell rings at 7:35 a.m. We look forward to seeing your student on time each day. If your child eats breakfast at school, please have them arrive in the cafeteria in plenty of time to eat and get to class before the tardy bell!


  • Dismissal is at 3:00 p.m.


  • Please have your child attend school all day, everyday, unless they are sick. Please schedule appointments for after school whenever possible! We appreciate your support making the full instruction day an important part of your family's schedule.