Curington Connection

December 5 - December 9

Important Info and Dates....

We had a great time Christmas Caroling this past Thursday evening, it was fun seeing many of our kiddos and families out and about. Thank you families for joining us!


This weekend, the City of Boerne will host the Weihnachts Christmas Parade. We will have many Curington families participating in the parade. It is a lot of fun, be sure to bring a lawn chair and arrive early. The parade will begin around the fire station on Main St. at 6:00pm.


Upcoming Events:


Tamalada- December 6th

Our Dual Language classes will be participating in Tamalada. The families in each Dual class will be brining hot chocolate and tamales Tuesday morning for a fun morning. This is a fun tradition we have here at Curington. It is always neat seeing the many different types of tamales!


Scoliosis Screening (5th grade girls)- December 7th

Each year our district is required to do scoliosis screenings. School based spinal screenings help identify abnormal spinal curves at an early age. Early detection is key to controlling spinal deformities. This will be taking place on Wednesday with 5th grade girls. A letter was emailed to families last week by 5th grade teachers. Parents, if you have questions, please call Nurse Charla Sorrells: 830-357-4000


Challenge Lab Showcase- December 8th

Our Gifted and Talented students have been hard at work over this past semester. We will host a showcase in the evening for families to stop by and see the different products our kids have been working on. We will be in the cafeteria and look forward to seeing our G/T kiddos and their families.


5th grade Business Fair- December 15th

Our 5th graders are currently learning about fiscal responsibility. They are tasked with creating a product, marketing the product, and then making a sale. Our PreK/Kinder-4th grade students will be visiting their booths on December 15th and making purchases. This is a great opportunity for our students to understand the functions of a business. PK-4th grade students will be able to purchase tickets in order to buy items from the Fair. More info to come.


Christmas/Holiday Class Party- December 16th

Christmas/Holiday Parties are right around the corner. This is a 1/2 day early release for students/staff. Please help us with attendance and if you are checking your child out early, please do so no earlier than 10:00am. Parents are welcome to join us for the party


Fun Fact:

In April 1975, the American military played "White Christmas" over Armed Forces Radio as a covert signal instructing soldiers in Vietnam to evacuate Saigon.


Bing Crosby's version of "White Christmas" is still the highest-selling Christmas single of all time.



Be great,

Matt Myers

Gifted and Talented Information

Kinder Info:

Boerne ISD screens all kindergarten students for eligibility for gifted and talented services in December/January. Students who score at specified levels on a norm-referenced test will be identified for further assessment to determine eligibility for gifted and talented services. Kindergarten parents/guardians will be notified of student eligibility for further assessment.

Students in 1st- 5th

Parents, teachers, students, or other individuals who know a student well may refer a student for gifted and talented assessment. A conversation with your child's teacher regarding academic need for gifted and talented placement is recommended.

Identification criteria include test scores, student product ratings, and teacher ratings. Students who meet the district standard on 3 out of 5 criteria are served through the Gifted and Talented program.

Assessments will be completed in Spring Semester.

The nomination window will be Dec. 1st- January 16th. Please use this link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJ9nb_0xsG9hLFbE_XOa9CJ_gss6XEbTA-iwoSfXRcETz1zw/viewform

Placement decisions for:

Kindergarten will be made prior to March 1st.

1st grade - 5th grade in late May/early June.

CES Attendance:

Our Attendance Goal each day: 97.5%


Week of: November 28-December 2: 95.6%

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Dad's on Duty (Watch Dogs):

Dad's on Duty is now LIVE. This is an opportunity for dads to join us first thing in the morning, any day, and help with morning drop-off, cafeteria help, hallway patrol, back playground support, etc. This will run from 7:00-8:00am. You must have a background check completed through Boerne ISD. Once complete, simply sign-up and show up on the scheduled date at the front office. Please bring your photo ID and we will go from there. We're excited about this new opportunity.

Please use the following Sign-Up Genius

CES Cougar Choir - Mrs. Kazenas

Mrs. Kazenas is excited to kick off our CES Cougar Choir!! Choir is opened to any 4th or 5th grade student.

The first rehearsal will be held Thursday, September 8th.


For more information about CES Cougar Choir, please use the following link:


Lunch at CES

PreK - 10:20-10:50am

Kinder - 10:30-11:00am

1st grade - 10:55-11:25am

2nd grade - 11:20-11:50am

3rd grade - 11:55-12:25pm

4th grade - 11:45-12:15pm

5th grade - 12:20-12:50pm


*Parents- if you would like to eat lunch with your child, please bring a photo ID when checking-into the office

*Parents may bring food for their child ONLY


BREAKFAST LUNCH MENUS (Please use this link)


PRICES:

Breakfast- $3.50 ($0.30 Reduced Price)

Lunch- $3.55 ($0.40 Reduced Price)

STUDENT BIRTHDAY TREATS

At Curington Elementary we love celebrating students birthdays! On the day of your child's birthday, their name will be announced on the morning announcements (weekend birthdays will be celebrated on the Friday before) and they will receive a birthday pencil! Our summer birthdays will be shared during the month of May. If you would like to add your child's name to the marquee for a special birthday announcement, please see the form below.


If you would like to bring a treat for your child's class on their birthday, please make sure all treats are store bought with a nutrition label. This is a BISD procedure which requires an FDA approved label with ingredients and allergens legibly listed.


See BISD guidelines for more information: https://www.boerneisd.net/page/8985

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Bus Information; Where's My Bus Stop? What time is Pick-Up/Drop-Off?

-Bus transportation is available for any BISD student to/from school as long as the student resides two miles or more from the campus.

-When registering for the 22-23 school year, families had the option of selecting whether or not transportation was needed. If you need to make a change, parents will be able to do this starting August 1st.

-Where's My Bus Stop? What time is pick-up/drop-off? All information will go live starting August 1st; Please use the following link: http://www.infofinderi.com/ifi/?cid=BI05063838479

--PreK/Kinder/1st grade students - must have a parent/guardian at the bus stop to be released.

A note from PTO:

REMINDER to all parents: Please login to the PTO WEBSITE to update and/or create your account for the 2022-2023 school year to receive current information.

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Twitter - @CuringtonElem

School Website - https://www.boerneisd.net/ces

PTO Website - https://curingtonpto.membershiptoolkit.com/