Cabell Chargers

Week of January 19- January 22 Vol.1 Edition 20

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Principal's Note

Hello Cabell Staff,

I hope each one of you had a restful and enjoyable three-day weekend. As we begin this week the administration team will meet with each grade level during its planning period tomorrow, 1/19 to gain staff's perspective and input on professional development, lesson planning and recess for students. We believe with your point of view we will be able to put in place a plan for each of these that will allow us to reach our mutual goals. We will meet in the classrooms of the grade level chairs. All meetings are mandatory, and we expect to see everyone from every grade level. We will begin with Specials planning at 8:35 am.

As I walk the hallways, I always enjoy reading the bulletin boards and getting to know about all the exciting learning that is happening in your classes. I assure you that students, parents and visitors too stop and read the boards as they walk the school's hallways. With that said, all grade levels need to make sure that bulletin boards are up to date with current student work and are well kept. Again, these boards reflect the things that we value at Cabell.

In the last two weeks, as a staff, we have had the opportunity to look at student achievement data, meet with parents and set up intervention plans. We have a clear picture of what our students need to be successful academically. Let's draw from the strength and support of each other, and do everything possible to ensure that our students achieve their academic goals.

I wish you a great week of teaching and learning!

Why Is Breakfast Important?

Research confirms that breakfast is the most important meal of the day for children’s health, academic achievement, cognitive development and mental health. Unfortunately, many children regularly skip breakfast each morning, depriving them of the important benefits associated with the morning meal.

In the school setting, children who struggle with hunger face:

  • Lack of concentration
  • Slower recall
  • Difficulty paying attention
  • Diminished academic performance
  • Emotional and behavioral difficulties
  • Issues with aggression and anxiousness
  • Difficulty getting along with other kids
  • Hyperactivity
  • Increased illness, with a longer recovery time, leading to increased absence and tardiness
Knowing the benefits derived from eating breakfast for students, the Food and Nutrition Services has implemented changes in the Breakfast in the Classroom (sent email concerning this change last week). In order to comply with the new requirements, all teachers and campus administrators are required to complete an e-learning training by January 20, 2015. Please go to:, log in and click on BIC Daily Meal Count Form MP.compressed.

Action Required

  • Grade level meetings w/Admin, Tuesday 1/19
  • BIC E-learning, Due Jan. 20. (NB/OJO)
  • PL Survey, Due Jan. 21 (See below)
  • Make sure bulletin boards are up to date.

Upcoming Events

MAP Testing Window, Jan. 6-26
PTA Event, Tuesday 1/19, 6:00-8:00p
SQR Visit, Thursday 1/21, 8am-3pm
CAR Program/Tutoring, 1/21-1/22
Junior Achievement, Friday 3/11

PL Corner

Attention Cabell Teachers !! Here is another great opportunity to receive an early leave pass (some restrictions apply) if we can get 100% participation from you to complete this survey by January 21st.

All Public School Choice teachers in the district have been asked to complete the survey by the Evaluation and Assessment Department. The responses will be collected anonymously and will be summarized along with the responses of other teachers in the district.

The purpose is to describe your understanding of your school’s choice model and any training you have had. Please take a few minutes to answer these questions about your experiences this year.

Here is the link:

Habits of Mind: Take responsibility for your actions

The overarching theme of this habit is that we have a great deal of control over our actions and must therefore expect the positive or negative consequences resulting from those actions. Similarly, it is the individual who is the most responsible and accountable for learning that which is being taught.

Mission Statement

our mission is to promote student success through a high quality education. For every child to succeed, we must hold students and ourselves to high expectations. Only the courageous pursuit of excellence will lead to success.