Cordata Elementary School
November 2018 Newsletter
5th Graders' Field Trip to Mountain School
- "I will always remember the waterfall and the dam! You could feel the water underneath you!" -Allie
- "I will remember the Mountain School teachers because the activities were so fun and they were great to talk to." -Imandeep
- "I will always remember when we got hot cocoa because we did so much hiking to the waterfall!" -Rehmat
- "I will remember the nights the most because of the skits . . . and we got to stay up late." -Makayla
School Culture Survey - Seeking input from all Cordata families
Watch for an email with more details to come to you this week, and look for links to come by way of Seesaw as well. You can complete the survey at home on your computer or mobile device, or complete the survey when you come in to school for parent teacher conferences.
Building Resilience: A learning opportunity for families!
Cordata will be continuing its family engagement series in November with a 1.5 hour workshop on Resilience, taking place Tuesday night, November 13th, from 6:00-8:30. Join us for dinner and bring your kids to our free childcare.
What is resilience?
Resilience is a quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever or to suffer any setback and bounce back. Rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes. Psychologists have identified some of the factors that make someone resilient, among them a positive attitude, optimism, the ability to regulate emotions, and the ability to see failure as a form of helpful feedback.
Topic: Why Resilience, Toxic Stress, and Hope Matter to Families and Educators
Understanding what resilience is and how it benefits us when stress and trauma have patterned into our body can change the way we think and plan for a better future for ourselves, our kids, our families, our schools and communities. Come learn about how to increase well-being despite life's challenges. This 1.5 hour session covers basic brain development, how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress can hard wire into brains and bodies and show up in every day behavior, what research tells us about the impact of toxic stress on our health and how building resilience and hope can help us heal and thrive.
To sign up, contact Dan Glaze (our school counselor) at 360-671-646
A note from our Garden Educator
Cooking in the classroom begins October 31st! Classes will enjoy cooking lessons once each month through March 12th. In November students will prepare and taste a fresh kale salad with carrots and radishes, as we talk about seasonal vegetables that are available in Washington State this time of year. Volunteers are wanted! If you’re interested please contact: email@example.com For more information about Common Threads please visit www.commonthreadsfarm.org
Mark your calendars - UPCOMING DATES
- Nov. 2 (a no-school day for students) and Nov. 8 (an early release Thursday) - Parent Teacher conferences. If you have not yet scheduled a conference, please call our office at 360-676-6461.
- Nov. 12 - No school for students or staff in observance of Veterans Day
- Nov. 19 - General PTA Meeting, 5:30p Music Room with special guest Dr. Greg Baker and Margo our Common Threads Food Educator
- Nov. 30 - Family Glow Dance sponsored by our PTA, 6-7:30p Cordata gym
Cordata PTA News
Pumpkin Fun Run Update
A big Thank you to all Cordata families and volunteers who came to our annual fundraiser! The event would not be possible without your help and support and we truly appreciate you taking the time out of your day to make it happen! Our Bobcats ran a total of 8,884 laps and raised a total of $7,944 that will go towards funding field trips, the school garden, teacher/staff grants and subsidizing yearbooks. Congratulations to the following classes and students for earning a reward!
Top Class Prize (most sponsor dollars collected)
(VIP class party with Principal or Assistant Principal, photo booth fun and dessert)
Pre-K thru 2nd grade winner: Kinder, Hunsdale = $714
3rd grade thru 5th grade winner: 3rd grade, Cueto = $1,085
Principal for the Day:
Leonidas O. - 1st Grade, Friswold-Birney
Angelica D. - 3rd Grade, Cueto
Lego Set: Elijah W. - Pre-K, Madden
Remote Control Car: Emmett K. - 1st Grade, Eckley
Slick Tricks Bubbles: Deandre R. - Kinder, Macleod & Aaliyah M. - 4th Grade, Eldridge
Mani Set: Aydree A. - 3rd grade, Bishop
Fashion Plates: Jillian C. - 3rd grade, Dubel
11,000 Beads Set: Patty J. - 4th grade, Bennett
Drone: Leeah Jade A. - 4th grade, Eldridge
WubbleX: Rowan L. - 4th grade, Gabrielson & Dominic S. - 2nd grade, McClellan
$25 Amazon Gift Card: John L. - 2nd grade, Bild & Jason Cook - 3rd grade, Dubel
Chalkboard Slime: Patty J. - 4th grade, Bennett
American Ninja Warrior Set: River T. - 3rd grade, Cueto & Liam D. - 4th grade, Gabrielson
$25 Target Gift Card: Milena B. - 2nd grade, McClellan & Riley M. - 2nd grade, McClellan
Skateboard: Adrianna B. - 3rd grade, Dubel
Slime Mix Ems: Italia S. - 4th grade, Bennett & Eli O. - 1st grade, Friswold-Birney
Amazon Fire Tablet: Emily O. - 2nd Grade, McClellan
Top Grade Level Lap Runners
(Lunch with Principal Ficklin, Certificate and dessert)
Pre-K AM, Madden: Leto K. - 7 & Roxana A. - 10
Pre-K PM, Madden: Elijah W. - 13 & Avneet B. - 12
Kinder, Hunsdale: Enrique M. - 18
Kinder, Miller: Thien N. - 17
1st Grade, Friswold-Birney: Mason K. - 26
1st Grade, Eckley: Abdulhafiz W. - 26 & Yanely G. - 32
2nd Grade, Bild: Maximus M. - 41
2nd Grade, Reno: Evelyn M. - 32
3rd Grade, Dubel: Darious S. - 58
3rd Grade, Cueto: Kaylee U. - 38
4th Grade, Gabrielson: Ishann G. - 58 & Beatriz N. - 47
5th Grade, Essex: Mason L. - 63
5th Grade, Giles: Makayla B. - 48
Life Skills, Gant: Solomon W. - 21
Life Skills, Bowhay: Anton I. - 50 & Marley M. - 22
Comments on the Pumpkin Fun Run? We would love your opinion!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, message us on Facebook @cordatapta
or drop off your comments in the PTA drop box located in the office.
MOD Pizza Update
Thank you to all Cordata families and staff who joined us at MOD Pizza on Oct 15th! We raised a total of $159.45 that night that will go towards funding yearbooks/class picture scholarships.
PTA General Meeting
Monday, Nov. 19th from 5:30-6:45p in the music room. Join us with special guests Dr. Greg Baker and our Common Threads Food Educator, Margo. We will also Vote in a new Treasurer and discuss our first family fun night event (family Glow Dance). Free childcare with activities and light snacks/refreshments will be provided at the meeting. (You do not need to be a PTA member to attend)
Family Glow Dance
Save the date for Friday, November 30th, 6-7:30p in the Cordata Gym. More info to come home soon.