CES Partner Post
Monday, January 18, 2016
Upcoming CES Events:
School Holiday for all students
Tuesday, January 19
CEC Meeting at 3:00 pm in the Learning Commons
Wednesday, January 20
Choir Rehearsal 2:45 to 3:45 pm
Student Council Meeting in Seifried's classroom from 2:45 to 3:45 pm
Thursday, January 21
PTA General PTA Meeting @6:45 pm the the cafeteria
Fourth Grade Choir Program @ 7:00 pm in the cafeteria
Friday, January 22
Fourth Grade Choir Performance @ 8:15 am in the CES cafeteria
CES Spirit Day (wear your CES t-shirts)
Texas Academic Performance Report
KC Club Spring Service Project
KC club has chosen to help Cooks Children's Hospital for our Spring Service Project. They are inviting the Student Body to participate by doing the following:
- Making Valentine Cards that say "Happy Valentines Day" or “Hope you have a Wonderful Valentines Day” or “We are thinking of you”, etc. We are signing them from Colleyville Elementary School. Our goal is to have 300 by the time we have our KC meeting on February 4th.
- Along with the Valentine cards, we will be collecting NEW bears for Cooks to give to their patients. If a child stays more than three nights, they are given a bear. One of our students took a tour recently, and they told her that Cooks gives out about 1,000 bears a month. The bears need to be new and of average size, due to the compromised immune system of the children. Deadline for this will be the same day, February 4th. Boxes are placed in both the front and back entrances for the Bears.
Thank you so much for your support of our Service Projects. You make CES a wonderful place to learn and serve.
Gifted and Talented 5th Grade into Middle School Information Nights
Tuesday, January 19th
from 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Professional Development and Education Center (PDEC), Panther Den Room
5800 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville, TX 76034
CES 1:1 Take Home Initiative Update
On Friday, January 8th, our campus began it's 1:1 Take Home Initiative. All students can take advantage of this opportunity at any time during the school year.
If you would like more information about the 1:1 iPad Initiative, please go to our 1:1 web page that has information and links for parents to learn more about all aspects of our 1:1 Initiative. http://www.gcisd-k12.org/domain/3223
GCISD Determining Community Interest In Tuition-Based Pre-K
In an effort to continually serve the families of Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, the district is investigating the feasibility of a tuition-based Pre-K program, beginning in the Fall of 2016. Those families who have a child who will be four-years old, on or before September 1, 2016, may participate in the program, depending on community interest.
As with any of the district’s special programs, families must enter into a lottery to be selected. If there is enough interest in the tuition-based program, then the lottery will be held for spots at pre-determined campuses. The proposed site locations are Bear Creek Elementary, Bransford Elementary, Colleyville Elementary and OC Taylor Elementary. These campuses were selected based on current and projected student enrollment and building capacity.
Families who are interested in learning more about the tuition-based Pre-K program are invited to attend the GCISD Special Programs Expo on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Cross Timbers Middle School at 6 p.m. At the Expo, district representatives will be available to answer questions about the proposed program. If you would like more information about the proposed tuition-based Pre-K program, click here.
Technology Safety Resources for Parents and Students:
Here are some kid friendly search engines for your kids to use at home: http://gcisdtechlessons.wikispaces.com/Search+Engines+for+Kids
Please mark your calendars for the following dates:
Early dismissal at 11:45 am dates:
February 17 and 18
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 18
President's Day - February 15
Spring Break - March 14-18
Bad Weather Make-Up Day or Student Holiday - March 25
Bad Weather Make-Up Day or Student Holiday - May 27
Memorial Day - May 30
If you have a student that attends GCISD’s Early College High School or iUniversity Prep, please know that their calendars are different from the rest of GCISD’s calendars. You can access their calendars by clicking on this link:
From the CES PTA
PTA Website: Please visit the PTA website – www.colleyvillepta.org.
PTA Restaurant Nights:
Spring Creek BBQ: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 5-9 PM
Chop House Burgers: Tuesday, April 12 from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
November and December 2015 Volunteers of the Month
The CES PTA excitedly announces our Volunteers of the Month for November and December of 2015, Beverly Esselbach, Sarah Campbell-Wood, Jennifer Patterson and Kaushal Lapsiwala. We truly appreciate their volunteer hours dedicated to helping out the faculty, staff, and kiddos here at CES. Thank you!
Please Remember to Report your Volunteer Hours
Please remember to report your off-campus volunteer hours either on the Off-Campus Volunteer Record or by e-mailing email@example.com. The record is located on the front desk in the office! Questions? Contact Charlotte Barborka, CES PTA Volunteer Coordinator.
Calling all parents!
We are in need of your support for pictures from the school year. Please help us by sending in pictures of your kids and their class!
Please submit images from this year to Jessie Tang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When submitting, please include the following information for accuracy:
- Child’s Name (First and last name please)
- Grade Class/Teacher’s Name
- Event and Date
- Please include all kids names if it is a group picture
Looking forward to a great 2015-2016 yearbook with all your help!
Any questions, please contact Jessie at email@example.com.
GCISD LEAD 2021- Building Excellent Schools Together!
The mission of Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is to be THE BEST and through the district’s strategic plan, called LEAD 2021, we continue building on the foundation started in 2011-2012. LEAD stands for Leading Excellence – Action Driven. For more information about LEAD 2021, please visit the district website. There are some exciting educational experiences going on in GCISD!
Redefining Education because your future matters today!
GCISD’s Portrait of a Graduate
Skilled Problem Solvers