Clemens Crossing Cougar Comments

April 20, 2018 - VOLUME 39, ISSUE 28

Events Coming Up

For a complete list of dates and events or to subscribe to the CCES Calendar,
visit cces.hcpss.org/calendar.


April

  • 23 - Report Cards Issued
  • 24 - Just Added - Spirit Day College Day
  • 25 - In-School Banking


May

  • 1 - Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Begins
  • 1 - Girls Night Out, 6:30 p.m.
  • 3 - Boys Night Out, 6:30 p.m.
  • 7 - Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week Begins
  • 9 - National School Nurse's Day
  • 9 - Visiting Author: Chris Barton
  • 9 - Screenagers Movie, 6:30 p.m. (see information below)
  • 10 - Kindergarten Field Trip to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
  • 10 - Spring Strings Concert, 6:30 p.m.
  • 10 - Spring Band Concert, 7:30 p.m.
  • 14 - Volunteer Appreciation Celebration, 2:30 p.m.
  • 15 - Rube Goldberg Celebration
  • 16 - PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
  • 17 - Interim Progress Reports Issued
  • 17 - Spring Carnival, 5:00 p.m.
  • 18 - Schools are Open for a Half Day- Inclement Weather Make-up Day #4
  • 18 - CCES dismisses at 12:45 p.m.
  • 21 - Schoolwide Showcase (Science Fair, Enrichment Fair, PTA Reflections, and Classroom displays), 6:30 p.m.
  • 22 - Middle School Visitation, 9:30 a.m.
  • 23 - Spring Chorus Concert, 7:00 p.m.
  • 24 - Field Day (Rain Date on 5/25)
  • 25 - WLHS Graduation, 2:30 p.m.
  • 28 - Schools Closed - Memorial Day
  • 30 - 5th Grade - Simulated Congressional Hearing
  • 30 - In-School Banking (final for the year)
  • 31 - AHS Graduation, 11:00 a.m.


June

  • 5 - PTA Restaurant Night - Chick-fil-a
  • 8 - Kindergarten End of Year Program and Picnic
  • 12 - REVISION - Full School Day
  • 13 - Early Dismissal - All schools close 3-hours early. CCES dismisses at 12:45 p.m.
  • 14 - Early Dismissal - All schools close 3-hours early. CCES dismisses at 12:45 p.m.
  • 15 - Last Day of School - Schools are Open for a Half Day.
    Inclement Weather Make-up Day #5.
    CCES dismisses at 12:45 p.m.

From School Administration

This week's Cougar Comments is packed with a lot of information for the next few weeks. Please take a little extra time to review the information.

We will distribute our third quarter report cards on Monday, April 23. This is a great opportunity to celebrate successes from the past quarter in addition to setting goals to finish up the school year on a strong note.

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Fourth Quarter Curricular Corner

Kindergarten Curricular Corner

Science Relationships in Ecosystems

Students will investigate animals and plants, and their interactions with their environments as they live and grow. Students will learn the difference between a need and want, determine what animals and plants need to survive, and explore how animals (including humans) and plants impact their environment. Students will also find out how the choices they make impact the environment around them and create solutions to reduce their impact on the environment.

Social Studies “Maps and Me

Students will recognize and use maps and globes to find their place in the world. They will also explore the concepts of physical and human made features of the environment. Additionally, students will study ways humans adapt to or modify their environment, examine communication of ideas, and the transportation of people and goods. As a cornerstone project, students will produce a model of a community using the skills and knowledge gained during this unit.

Health Fitness and Nutrition

Students will demonstrate the ability to use nutrition and fitness knowledge, skills, and strategies to promote a healthy lifestyle. They will identify healthy food choices and proper eating manners and categorize examples of foods and learn how they fit on a healthy plate.

Language Arts

Students will use a combination of dictating and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic. Phonological awareness skills such as blending and segmenting onsets and rimes, isolating and producing beginning, middle and ending sounds, and adding or substituting sounds in simple words to make new words will be practiced and strengthened. Students will work on identifying and spelling several high frequency sight words. During guided reading small group instruction students will read texts at their instructional level with purpose and understanding, demonstrating one to one correspondence, fluency and comprehension.

Math

· Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.

· Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.

· Decompose and compose numbers 11-19 using objects, drawings, or equation

· Decompose and show ways to make a given number through 10.

· For any given number 1-9 complete the 10.

· Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, “flat”) or three- dimensional (“solid”).

· Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and /"corners") and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).

· Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g, sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.

· Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. For example, “Can you join these two triangles with full sides touching to make a rectangle?”

First Grade - Curricular Corner

Language Arts - First Graders will continue to work on decoding and comprehension skills using a variety of genre in guided reading groups. We will also identify and learn the purpose of text features.

Students will continue to apply word family spelling patterns and correct spelling of sight words when writing.

Our fourth quarter writing focus will be Realistic Fiction and How To writing.

Math - First Graders will continue to work on addition and subtraction fact fluency (up to 20), solving story problems, as well as adding and subtracting ten.

We are excited to measure length and time to the hour and half hour, and we will organize and interpret data.

Social Studies - Our focus in Social Studies will be Communities at Work and Our Changing World.
Health -
We will learn about Safety and Nutrition.

Science - We will be exploring how sound is created and used to communicate.

Second Grade - Curricular Corner

Reading - During Quarter 4, the students will be continuing to work through the writing process to compose letters of opinion and research papers. In addition, students will continue to work on responding to text by writing complete sentences using proper conventions. During reading, we will work on our stamina during Daily 5 rotations. This means students are expected to complete each rotation (read to self, word work, work on writing, etc.) in 20 minutes. We will continue to read fiction and non-fiction text. The students will continue work on proper decoding, fluency, and comprehension on their appropriate Guided Reading Level.

Mathematics - Numbers: Students will be able to identify and place whole numbers on a number line. Students will be able to explain why addition and subtraction strategies work. Students will be able to use the addition and subtraction strategies to solve 2-digit and 3-digit addition and subtraction problems. Students will be able to fluently solve all addition and subtraction facts 0-20. Students will continue to solve one-step and two-step word problems using addition and subtraction.

Time: Students will be able to tell and write time to the nearest five minutes with a.m. and p.m.

Money: Students will solve word problems with money.

Measurement: Students will generate measurement data and show data on line plots. Students will draw picture graphs and bar graphs. Students will recognize and draw polygons and other figures.

Geometry: Students will partition circles and rectangles into halves, thirds, and fourths.

Mathematics (Above Grade Level)

Measurement: Students will be able to solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time in minutes, solve problems with volume and mass. Students will be able to read, understand, analyze, and create pictographs and bar graphs. Students will measure to the nearest quarter inch and record data on line plots. Students will relate area to multiplication and addition and use strategies to find the perimeter of plane figures.

Multiplication and Division: Students will be able to multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10, fluently solve x/÷ facts x4, x8, ÷4, ÷8, determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation (using facts x4, x8, ÷4, ÷8) and solve word problems with x/÷.

Whole Numbers: Students will solve two-step word problems using the four operations, and identify arithmetic patterns using multiplication and division.

Geometry: Students will be able to identify attributes and categories of shapes and partition shapes, and identify unit fractions.

Social Studies - The major concepts that the students will cover in Quarter 4 are:

· Being a good citizen

· Individual contributions to the community

· Local leaders

· Reasons for political holidays

· Cultures in the community

Science - Throughout Quarter 4, students will be observing and investigating the relationships between plants, animals, and their habitats. They will be working collaboratively to plan an investigation to provide evidence that plants need water and light to survive. In addition, students will work together to design a model pollinator.

Health - Safety, First Aid, and Injury Prevention: The students will learn how to respond to emergency situations, learn the differences between strangers and acquaintances, and the difference between good and bad secrets.

Nutrition and Fitness: The students will name the six major nutrients and a food source for each, and utilize My Plate as a tool to plan a daily balanced diet. In addition, students will identify an example of a single serving of a variety of foods from each food group and explain the importance of breakfast to a healthy diet.

Third Grade - Curricular Corner

Language Arts - In Writing, we will look at text structures of procedural text and write our own “How To” books. Our books will contain text dealing with real-life topics that are written in sequential order, include pictures that support the text, and explain the procedure for accomplishing a task. Some examples might include how to make an origami animal or how to plant a flower. In Reading, students will read to learn about unusual and exotic plants. We will use our research to write an informative piece.

Mathematics (Above Grade Level) - Students will continue building on the knowledge of multiplication and division as we increase the complexity of the skill level. Our Geometry unit will focus on symmetry. In our Measurement Unit, we will continue to focus on area and perimeter as well as identify, measure, and decompose angles using a protractor.
We will build on our fraction skills by revisiting addition and subtraction of fractions with unlike denominators and mixed numbers. We will also introduce multiplication and division of fractions. Ongoing concepts of focus are prime numbers, composite numbers, and interpreting remainders. All concepts will include an emphasis on applying each skill in problem-solving scenarios.

Mathematics - Students will continue to build their computational fluency through daily routines and number talks. They will build on their math facts with a focus on 4’s and 8’s. Throughout our Unit of Measurement, we will work with area and perimeter, volume and mass, and length and be calculating elapsed time. Embedded in each of the units is an emphasis on applying knowledge to solve word problems. In our statistics unit, we will analyze and create pictographs and bar graphs. In addition, students will apply our measurement and fraction skills to create line plots. Geometry will focus on shapes and their attributes.

Science - Students will study the Monarch Butterfly. Students will be investigating the real-life scientific concern about Monarch Butterflies to become biologists themselves and study life cycles of plants and animals (by raising Monarchs in the classroom and growing their own plants from seed). They will study physical and behavioral traits, inherited traits, and how traits can be impacted by the environment. Students will look at how traits vary among offspring and how traits influence survival in particular habitats. Using all of their research, investigations, and learning from the unit, students will then study the mystery of Europe's Peppered Moth in the 1800s and look at the Monarch Butterfly today. Students will then use all of this information to determine what is happening to the Monarch butterfly, why Monarchs are struggling, and how we can help.

Social Studies - Focus is on the citizen and their role in the community. Students will continue to develop their financial literacy by learning about goods and services provided in the community and the role taxes play. They will also identify ways they, as citizens, can have a voice in their community and make a difference whether through voting, attending community meetings, or participating in peaceful demonstrations.

Health - Focus is on First Aid, Safety, and Prevention. Throughout the unit, we will identify appropriate behaviors for potentially dangerous situations. We will also learn appropriate responses to emergency situations such as calling 911. Finally, we will identify teasing and bullying as harassment, and examine the effects of teasing and bullying from the perspective of the bully and the victim.

Fourth Grade Curricular Corner

Mathematics - In the 4th Quarter, students will be working on solving multi-step word problems with interpreting remainders. In addition, students will learn to determine the area and perimeter of shapes. Students will learn to identify, measure, and decompose angles. We will continue to review and reinforce skills taught in Quarters 1-3.

GT Mathematics - During the 4th Quarter, students will solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume. They will also solve real-world and mathematical problems involving surface area of two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.

English/Language Arts - In the 4th Quarter, students will continue writing an animal research paper and create a presentation.
In Reading, we will continue to work on reading and responding to IDR books. Students will also be working in reading strategy groups.

Science - In this 4th Quarter unit, students will work cooperatively to simulate the systems of animal sensory receptors and external structures that function to support survival.

Social Studies - The major concepts taught in 4th quarter Social Studies are all a part of the Financial Literacy unit: the barter system, government and the economy, investments and managing your money.

Health - Students will work on describing basic structure and function of the body systems. In addition, they will learn about the prevention and treatment to reduce susceptibility to disease.

Fifth Grade - Curricular Corner

English/Language Arts Fifth Graders will continue to focus on reading across genres and developing consistency in writing fully developed responses to text-dependent questions about what they’ve read. For Writing, Fifth Graders will practice their skills in writing arguments and informational essays. They will put those skills to good use as they prepare testimony for the Simulated Congressional Hearings that happen at the end of the quarter.

Mathematics During the 4th Quarter, the major skill for fifth-grade math is the introduction to dividing fractions. In addition, students will review all operations with fractions and decimals. They will conclude the year with work on writing math expressions given a real-life situation.

Mathematics (Above Grade Level) During the 4th Quarter, the major skill for sixth-grade math is revisiting expressions, equations, and adding inequalities to their skill base. Students will conclude the year with a study of statistics and probability.

Mathematics GT – During the 4th Quarter, students in fifth grade GT Math will solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume of two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.

Science Fifth Graders will conclude the year in science with a study of how matter and energy interact in an ecosystem. We will take our first stab (pun intended!) at dissection when we learn to break apart owl pellets and determine what the ecosystem is like where the owl who cast the pellet lives.

Social Studies – Fifth Graders will participate in Simulated Congressional Hearings as the culminating activity for their year-long study in social studies of how the government of our nation was formed and is designed to function. They will prepare testimony about a question their group of 5 or 6 students was assigned, deliver the testimony in front of judges, and then field questions from those judges that they will answer without notes. Prepare to join us on

June 7th for this all-day adventure!

Health – Fifth Graders conclude their study of health and wellness with research into the dangers of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. They will use their argument writing skills and creativity to design ads that encourage students to have healthy lifestyles that do not include the use of these harmful substances.

Poem in Your Pocket Day at CCES

Thursday, April 26 is Poem in Your Pocket Day at CCES! Students are invited to choose a favorite poem, carry it with them, and share it with others. Students may even want to carry their own original poems!


Congratulations Battle of the Books Teams!

This year, Clemens Crossing had 12 Battle of the Books groups compete at the Atholton High School site along with groups from other schools from around Howard County. The evening was full of great spirit and excitement!


A special thank you goes out to all of the parents who coached each of our 12 groups. Your help and support made this such an incredible experience for our students.
Finally, a huge thank you goes out to Mrs. Marshall for helping in so many ways. Her encouragement helps foster a lifelong love of reading and literature!


More About Battle of the Books

One of the most exciting components of A+ Partners in Education, Battle of the Books gets Fifth-Grade students excited about reading. A lively academic competition, Battle of the Books improves reading comprehension, builds vocabulary, and teaches teamwork and good sportsmanship. The 2018 competition ran concurrently at six area high schools.

Teams of five students and one adult coach each read the same pre-assigned books over four months. Selected by HCLS instructors and HCPSS media specialists, titles include a wide range of reading levels and subjects. Thanks to generous sponsors, all teams receive a set of books. In addition to reading the books, teams choose a team name then dress accordingly.

During the “battle” (a 50-question exam), a moderator asks questions that relate to one of the following: a direct quote from one of the book characters; a statement about something that happens in the book; a passage taken directly from the book; details about an illustration or picture.


We included some of our team pictures below. You can also view close to 500 pictures from the Battle of the Books through the Howard County Public Library's Flicker page.

Order Field Day Tee-Shirts

Field Day is on May 24. The Physical Education Department would like to offer you an opportunity to purchase the Official 2018 Clemens Crossing Field Day t-shirt. This is our primary fundraiser for the PE department. We use the funds to purchase big-ticket items like scoreboards, climbing wall mats, etc. If you choose not to purchase a t-shirt, we ask that you have your child wear the color of their squad in PE class on the day of field day. Thank you for supporting PE at CCES! If you would like to order a field day tee-shirt, please download the order form below.
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Visiting Author, Chris Barton, Coming to CCES

Thanks to the generous support of our PTA, author Chris Barton will be visiting CCES on Wednesday, May 9. Chris has worked on more than a dozen books for children.
He will be presenting to all grades during his visit.


This year, we invite you to purchase books on your own and send them to the school for Chris to autograph. The books will be returned to the students the afternoon of his visit or the following Thursday.


Please attach a copy of this form (link below) when you send a book, or books, to the school. Media staff will respond with an email confirmation when we receive the books. The deadline is Friday, May 4.


Thank you,

Christy Marshall, Lauren Farrelly, and Lisa Lang

Library Media Center

410-313-6866

About the Author

Chris Barton has been writing stories since he was in elementary school in Texas. At that time, his inspirations were Star Wars, the Muppets, and a collection of monster books he checked out from the school library. He continued writing through high school and college. Chris lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, kids, and dog.
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In-School Banking April 25

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Science Fair 2018

Your child is invited to participate in this year’s Science Fair on Monday, May 21 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. during the Clemens Crossing Elementary School Showcase.
The Showcase will highlight the remarkable things our extraordinary students have done this year at Clemens Crossing Elementary School. The Science Fair, GT Enrichment Fair, PTA Reflections, and Classroom Displays are all part of the annual showcase.

If your child is interested in doing a Science Fair Collection, Investigation, or Invention at home, please download the attachments below or visit the Clemens Crossing Elementary School website to download documents for one of the three different types of science fair projects. Students may work individually or in groups. Once your child has identified a project, please complete the online form titled, “Intent to Participate.” That form is also included below. Students who elect to participate will have their name read on the morning announcements and their name printed and hung on a hallway wall display. Directions on where and when to bring in the projects will be shared individually with participants and in future Cougar Comments and by email correspondences. We are excited to highlight the commitment shown and the hard work done by the CCES students this year. Many thanks for all of your support at home and in the building this year.


Types of Science Fair Projects

· Students in Kindergarten, First, or Second Grade may submit a Science Collection.

Students will collect and organize something of interest answering questions related to observations made while exploring their world.


· Students in any grade may conduct a Science Investigation to answer a question/problem. Students will use The Scientific Method to learn the systematic approach to solving a problem.


· Students in any grade may submit a Science Invention. Students will use the engineering design process to create an invention that will solve a problem or answer a question.

Are You Moving and Not Returning to CCES for the 2018-19 School Year?

If you know that you will be relocating over the Summer, please notify CCES Front Office as soon as possible at 410-313-6866 or email Mrs. Aballo at jennifer_aballo@hcpss.org. You will need to sign a release of records form to ensure that your child’s new school receives the records before the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. During the school year, transfer packets take a minimum of 24 hours to prepare. As we do not have a full registration staff during the summer, transfer packets and records may take longer to get to you and new school(s).
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Yearbook Pre-order

It’s time to pre-order the 2017-18 CCES Yearbook! It is a full color soft cover book that was created by CCES 5th Graders with the help of Mrs. Rausch and Mrs. Register.
The price is $20 until May 5th. After May 5th, it goes up to $24.
Please order using the link below. If you are unable to order online, contact joyspies@yahoo.com.


http://link.entourageyearbooks.com/view_account.asp?l=245FC50D-6E8B-4A78-A060-73CE3501917C

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Screenagers Movie

Wednesday, May 9th, 6:30pm

10320 Quarterstaff Road

Columbia, MD

As part of the Whole Child, Whole Health PTA School of Excellent Initiative, the PTA is sponsoring the viewing of the Screenagers Movie. This event is reserved for all parents of CCES students, as well as students in Grades 4 and 5 who attend CCES. Older siblings of CCES students are welcome as well. The event will take place in the Cafeteria at Clemens Crossing ES on May 9 at 6:30 p.m. To view the movie trailer, click the link below.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Screen Free Week - April 30-May 6, 2018*

From April 30-May 6, 2018, children, families, entire schools, and communities will rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen. Plan to unplug from digital entertainment and spend all that free time playing, reading, daydreaming, creating, exploring, and connecting with family and friends!

Please find 101 Screen-Free activities and an activity log below. If you participate in the Screen-Free Week, complete the activity log and turn it into your teacher to get a ROARing event.
*except for work and school assignments

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Planning for the 2018-19 School Year

The Clemens Crossing PTA needs your help! The PTA is looking for volunteers to fill several open positions for the 2018-2019 school year. Many committees are short-term commitments (planning one event) and several can be done on your own time, without having to come to regular meetings or events. In fact, many positions are filled by several people who work as a team to plan the event. We warmly welcome all who may be interested -- it can be lots of fun to be more involved! Currently, the PTA is looking for volunteers for the positions/events described below.


If you have questions about any of the positions, please contact a member of our nominating committee (Risa Carlson -- risacarlson@gmail.com, Hyung Chang -- hschang23@gmail.com, or Dani Gardner -- dnr318@gmail.com)


Board Positions:

1st Vice President - Work closely with the PTA president to set annual priorities and goals; Represents president at events or meetings if necessary; Plans PTA social activities including Family Fun Night, back to school family picnic, roller-skating night.


Treasurer - Deposits money received from events. Manages accounts, fills out tax documentation, end-of-the year audit.


Recording Secretary - Responsible for recording minutes and meeting attendance at PTA meetings and preparing minutes to be presented for approval at the following meeting.


Corresponding Secretary - Sends thank you notes to all event sponsors and teachers, get well cards, birthday cards, condolence cards as necessary.


PTA Council of Howard County Representative - PTA Council delegates are the all-important communication link between the CCES PTA and the PTA Council. CCES’ representative attends monthly PTACHC meetings and relays information at CCES PTA meetings.

SIT Representative - Each school has a School Improvement Team made up of school staff, parents and/or other community members, which oversees the process of improving instruction and academic performance in that school. The SIT is charged with developing a school improvement plan that serves as a tool for reviewing school progress, appropriately adjusting instruction, and delineating responsibility for implementation. The CCES PTA's SIT representative acts as a liaison between the PTA and the SIT. The SIT representative attends meetings with the SIT and provides updates on the schools progress against established goals at PTA meetings.



Committee Chairperson Positions:

Bingo Night – Coordinates Bingo night in the Fall -- organizes volunteers and staff member mystery callers, purchases refreshments and prizes.


Bulletin Board - Designs, decorates and updates the PTA Bulletin Board in the front lobby of the school.

CAC Representative - The CAC is the Community Advisory Council to the Board of Education of Howard County. The CAC meets one evening a month and facilitates communication between the Board and the community on issues of concern and matters involving education. The CAC Representative is a liaison between the CCES PTA and the Board of Education.


Career Day - Supports the guidance counselor during Career Day for Grades 3 to 5. Needs to be on-site for the entire career day (8:15 am to 2:00 pm). Guidance counselor recruits speakers and develops the schedule for the day. Committee Chairperson organizes volunteers for the day, orders and sets up breakfast and lunch for the speakers, helps volunteers check in speakers and direct them to the appropriate classroom, and cleans up at the conclusion of the event.


Communications - Oversees communication of PTA information to parents, teachers, and community including: creating/editing PTA new for Cougar Comments, helping update PTA bulletin board, coordinating the management of content with Website and Social Media Chairs. Creativity and writing skills are great skills for this position.


Diversity- - Maintains the showcase at the entrance of the school with displays for Black History Month, Native American Heritage Month, Women's History Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, etc. Creates opportunities to involve and support the diverse international backgrounds and religions in our CCES community.


Fitness and Health - Organizes a team from CCES to run in the Howard County 5K. Plans and organizes Family Fit Night in January. Arranges a possible CCES Orioles Night at Camden Yards.


Newcomers - Coordinates the Family Mentoring Program: identifies volunteers at each grade level who would be willing to host playdates and answer questions for new families joining our CCES Community.


Policy - Advises the PTA on policies and legal issues and facilitates bylaw update process (bylaws are updated every three years).


School Supplies - In early April, receive school supply list for the following year from the Secretary. E-mail representative from a supplier and begin the process for new school supply packages. Kick off online ordering and advertise in CCES Cougar Comments.
In August, coordinate arrival of packs for distribution on Open House in late August.


Spirit Wear - Coordinates sale of spirit wear including identifying merchandise to be included in sale and working with vendor, collecting orders and payments, and distributing merchandise.


Spring Carnival - Coordinates annual school carnival which includes securing food/entertainment vendors, purchasing prizes, coordinating games and mobilizing volunteers (parents and local high school students) to run the games.


Talent Show - Organizes school talent show including creating and distributing flier, overseeing auditions, creating program schedule, advertising event to CCES community, and overseeing activities on event night.


Volunteer Coordinator - Oversees CCES volunteer activity. Creates a spreadsheet of who volunteers for which committee at the beginning of the year, answers questions about volunteer opportunities within the PTA and coordinates the assembly of the first day folders. Also, serves as POC for Room Parents. Works with President and administration to schedule Fall and Spring Room Parent Meetings

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HCPSS Community News and Programs on the HCPSS website

Announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.

Note: The Public Information Office encourages all community organizations to distribute notices electronically through this online resource. However, organizations may choose to distribute printed documents, such as the 2018 Parent Guide, through student backpacks, etc. per the provisions of HCPSS Policy 10010. For more information, please refer to Distribution Guidelines for Schools. Contact the Public Information Office with any questions, at 410-313-6682 or publicinfo@hcpss.org.