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February 14, 2020 - Volume 41, Issue 22
Important Upcoming Dates and Events
- 14 - Spirit Day: Valentine's Day - Wear Red!
- 14 - Elementary Schools Close 3-hours Early: 12:45 p.m. Parent/Teacher Conferences (Math)
- 17 - Schools and Offices Closed: Presidents' Day
- 25 - Vision & Hearing Screening
- 26 - In-School Banking, 9:00 a.m.
- 28 - CCES School Play: Aladdin Kids - (held at Wilde Lake Middle School), 7:30 p.m.
- 1 - National Women's History Month
- 6 - 3rd Quarter Interim Reports Issued
- 6 - 1st Grade Field Trip to Toby's, 9:30 a.m.
- 8 - Daylight Savings begins
- 11 - PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
- 13 - Class Picture Day
- 13 - PTA International Night, 6:30 p.m.
- 18 - Cultural Arts During School: Author Visit - Duncan Tonatiuh (during Related Arts)
- 18 - Restaurant Night - On the Border
- 19 - Boy's Night Out, 6:30 p.m. (Grades 3-5)
- 20 - World Down Syndrome Day
- 25 - In-School Banking Day
- 25 - Maryland Day
- 26 - Cultural Arts During School: Andes Manta - Music from the Andes Mountains
- 1 - Arab American Heritage Month
- 2 - Maker's Faire and Math Night (rescheduled from January), 6:15 p.m.
- 3 - World Autism Day
- 3 - Schools close 3 hours early, Professional Work Day, 12:45 pm
- 3 - End of the third quarter
- 4 - 13 - Spring Break
- 14 - School reopens
- 23 - Take Your Child to Work Day
- 28 - Schools and offices closed - Primary Election Day
- 29 - In-school banking
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From School Administration
We want to thank Ms. DeSantis for leading our Instrumental Music Program and Mrs. Ritchie for leading our vocal music program. Both sets of concerts this winter have been incredible. If you missed the concerts, you can view them on our Twitter feed. Our students made incredible growth from the beginning of the school year to now.
Our Art teacher, Mr. Schmitt, helps create an incredible environment for young artists to thrive. If you have not had an opportunity to see student work on display at school, here are a few samples of artwork below. It is amazing to see the outstanding talents of our students as they develop their artistic talents in school.
KINDERGARTEN & NEW FIRST GRADE REGISTRATION STARTS MARCH 9
Kindergarten Registration begins Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 13 at Clemens Crossing Elementary School. Children who will be five years old as of September 1, 2020, must enroll in Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. Registration will take place daily from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at CCES Front Office. No appointment is necessary. We will have one evening registration time available, by appointment only, on March 11 prior to our PTA meeting.
You will need to bring the following documents:
- Birth certificate, birth registration or passport. Note: If presenting a passport, you will need to also provide proof of parental relationship.
- Current immunization record - must be a print out from the pediatrician and signed.
- Deed or lease to your home
- Current utility bill
- Photo ID of parent/guardian registering the student
Please visit the Howard County Public School System website for complete information about enrollment and registration. Please follow steps 1-4 at home and Online before finalizing the process in step 5 at the school. You may begin the online registration as early as February 25.
Message from the Media Center About Visiting Author Duncan Tonatiuh
Dear CCES families:
Thanks to the generous support of our PTA, author/illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh will be visiting CCES on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Students will be learning about Duncan’s books and illustrations for the next few weeks in Library Media class. His work is inspired by ancient Mexican art, particularly that of the Mixtec codex. His aim is to create images and stories that honor the past, but that are relevant to people, especially children, nowadays.
We invite you to purchase books on your own and send them to the Media Center for the author to autograph. The books will be returned to students the afternoon of his visit or the following day. Feel free to click the author information below to find out more about Duncan Tonatiuh.
Please attach a copy of this form (see link below) when your child sends a book, or books, to the Media Center. The media staff will respond with an email confirmation when we receive the books. The deadline to send books to the Media Center is Friday, March 13.
Christy Marshall and Kristi Seamonson
Library Media Staff
Calling All Female Coders and Engineers!
How Girls Code is looking for female members of the community to come talk to our How Girls Code students, grades 1st-3rd, about being a coder or engineer. We would love for you to share how you became interested in your career, how you use coding, math, and STEM-related skills and what it is like working in your field. We are looking for 15-20 minutes time slots on any Wednesday afternoon between 4:15-5:15 pm the weeks of February 26th- April 22nd. Please email Mrs. Gelinas, if you or someone you know would be interested in coming to chat with our girls. Rachel_Gelinas@hcpss.org
CCES International Night
CCES PTA’s International Night will be held on Friday, March 13th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Join us for an evening of food, fun, craft, the music of Irish Bagpiper, Kevin O'Brien, and a performance by the amazing dancers from Teelin Irish Dance School as we take a trip around the world and discover the many different cultures and countries that represent our students, family and faculty at Clemens Crossing Elementary!
To make our biggest cultural event of the year a success, we need your help! Please sign up to be a ‘Country Host’ during the event. ‘Country Hosts’ are provided space to display any items you would like to bring to represent your country – a trifold of facts, books, clothing, artifacts, and, of course, food! We have space for approximately 20 different countries to be represented.
We are also in need of a few volunteers to help with set up and clean up. If you are interested in volunteering for any of these opportunities, please click on the link below to sign up.
CCES International Night
Friday, March 13th, 6:30pm
10320 Quarterstaff Road
SPONSOR NEEDED for Student Planner/Datebooks for 20-21
It is up to us, as a school, to fund and purchase the student planner/date books. The approximate cost for our school is $1,000. Since we are not permitted to charge families the cost of the student planners, we are looking to get a funding sponsor. The sponsor will get credit and a page in the book to advertise. If you know of a company willing to sponsor this expense, please email Ms. Stacey Wells, the principal's secretary.
Makers Faire - New Date!
Thursday, April 2nd, 6:15pm
10320 Quarterstaff Road
Information Worth Repeating
Upcoming Regional Activities for Families
B'More Healthy Expo
Saturday, March 7th, 10am-4pm
1 West Pratt Street
Check out the 11th Annual B'More Healthy Expo. The largest health event in Maryland is free!
USA Science & Engineering Festival
Saturday, April 25th, 9am to Sunday, April 26th, 4pm
801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest
Adults: $15 Ahead of time, $20 at the door
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Restaurant Night Benefiting Cub Scout Pack 618
On February 19, Pack 618 will be having a restaurant night at Modern Market Eatery (6181 Old Dobbin Ln, Suite 200) from 5-8 pm. Just mention Pack 618 when you order. Come and have dinner and support the Pack!
In March, Pack 618 will be shooting off model rockets. All girls and boys are welcome to check out the activities. Please contact the Pack 618 Cub Master (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.