CES Partner Post

Monday, April 11, 2016

TEAM Colleyville

The BEST are always striving to get better!

The BEST make everyone around them better!

Upcoming CES Events:

Monday, April 11
National Library Week
Mad Science 2:50 to 3:50 pm in the Science Lab (grades 2-5) and Art Room (grades K-1)

Tuesday, April 12

CEC Meeting 3:00 to 4:00 pm in the Learning Commons

PTA Chop House Burger Family Restaurant Night 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Wednesday, April 13

Thursday, April 14

PTA Executive Board Meeting at 9:45 am in the Learning Commons
KC Club Meeting 2:45 to 3:45 pm in the Learning Commons

Friday, April 15

Student Council and PTA Spirit Shop after school

CES Spirit Day (wear your CES shirt)

Saturday, April 16

Rachel's Challenge Rally and 5K at CHHS (see details in the newsletter below)

JDRF Fundraiser

Colleyville Elementary's annual JDRF fundraiser and Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes is under way! Each student received a donation envelope in their Friday folder. We encourage the students to bring in their donations daily. Each classroom has a class graph to monitor the progress of donations collected. The CES Walk will be held on Friday, April 22, 2016 during each grade level’s Specials time. We would encourage any parents, friends or family members that have had a background check to come join us for the walk. Thank you for supporting JDRF and our students.

Donations can also be made online http://www2.jdrf.org/goto/colleyville

Thank you,

Coach Baze


2016-2017 KIndergarten Registration and Round Up

Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-2017 school year, will begin on Monday, April 25 and run through the end of May. Register your kindergartener online through the district website, GCISD-K12.org, beginning April 25, 2016.

Colleyville Elementary will have their Kindergarten Round Up on Tuesday, April 26 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Please spread the word in the community, so that we have all of our incoming kindergarten students registered and ready to go for next year!

GCISD Rachel's Challenge Rally

Rachel's Challenge Rally Website


Please join us for our annual Rachel's Challenge 5K and Community Expo on April 16 at Colleyville Heritage High School. The 5K will begin at 8:00. This is a timed event, timing is provided by No Limits timing. There will be age group awards for the following categories: top male and female in each age group 5-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+….top elementary student, top middle school student, top HS student. To register for the race: Rachel's Challenge 5K

Our community fair will be open from 8-12. We have several performances and celebrated guest speakers. We are celebrating Kindness, Healthy Choices and Diversity and together we are teaming up against bullying and harassment. Join us to Accept the Challenge. Together We Can!

Big image

House Bill 5 Survey

Dear Colleyville Elementary School Parents,

In 2013, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 5 (HB 5), which made significant changes to curriculum and graduation requirements, as well as, the assessment program and accountability system. In addition to the new graduation requirements, HB 5 also includes a requirement for school districts to conduct a community or parent engagement survey and report results to the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The information collected in this survey will help us highlight areas of excellence, as well as recognize areas of growth as we strive to Build Excellent Schools Together.

The survey link included in this message may be used multiple times in the instance that you have students on different campuses and will be active from April 11 through May 6, 2016. Once you click on the link, you may select if you would like to complete the survey in English or Spanish.

Click here to take the HB 5 survey: http://www.k12insight.com/GCISD/ParentEngagementSurvey/2016.html

I want to thank you for your participation in this survey and your continued support of Colleyville Elementary School and GCISD.

Sheila Shimmick


Colleyville Elementary School

Math Telescoping Exams

Testing opportunities for telescoping in math for the 2016-2017 school year are available in the spring and summer for GCISD students who are completing grades K through 7.

The Math Telescoping Information Packet became available the first week in March on the district website under the For Parents and Students Directory by selecting the link for Acceleration Exams, Math Telescoping, Grades K-7. From the Assessment Department page select either the ENGLISH or SPANISH version for Math Telescoping, Grades K-7.

Parents will find information about the requirements to qualify for Math Telescoping and instructions about the new TWO STEP Online Registration Process. There will be links to print the Information Packet, begin the TWO STEP Online Registration Process to register for the spring exams, view the TEKS on the TEA website, and download Study Guides for the exams purchased from UT-Austin.

The exam dates and registration deadlines for each exam date are listed below:

Spring Exam Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016 9:00 AM Colleyville Elementary

Online Registration Deadline – Spring Exam Date: April 12, 2016 - CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT

The online registration form will become unavailable at 12:01 AM, April 13, 2016.

Exam Fee Payment Deadline – Spring Exam Date: April 14, 2016 - BY NOON

Summer Exam Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016 9:00 AM Colleyville Elementary

Online Registration Deadline – Summer Exam Date: June 20, 2016 - CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT

Online registration for the Summer Exam Date will open the week of May 9th. The online registration form will become unavailable at 12:01 AM, June 21, 2016.

Exam Fee Payment Deadline – Summer Exam Date: June 22, 2016 - BY NOON

Summer Enrichment Video

Please watch this video about the GCISD Summer Enrichment Program if you are interested in having your child/children participate this summer.

Technology Tidbits

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

Calendar Updates/Reminders

Please mark your calendars for the following dates:

Early dismissal at 11:45 am dates:

  • June 2

Student holidays:

  • 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:


Thank you in advance for making the appropriate arrangements for your child on these days. Any closures due to bad weather will be broadcast through Skyward Family Access and all local news outlets. Please be sure you keep your preferred email address and phone number updated in Skyward.

From the CES PTA

PTA Website: Please visit the PTA website – www.colleyvillepta.org.

PTA Restaurant Nights:

Chop House Burgers: Tuesday, April 12 from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Plucker's Wing Bar (Grapevine): Thursday, May 12 from 4:00 pm to close

Menchies: Wednesday, June 1

January and February 2016 Volunteers of the Month

The CES PTA excitedly announces our Volunteers of the Month for January and February of 2016, Bonnie Smith, Julie Arguello, Stefanie Rogers and Jocelyn Sandruck. We truly appreciate their volunteer hours and dedication in 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 charlotte_barborka@yahoo.com. The record is located on the front desk in the office! Questions? Contact Charlotte Barborka, CES PTA Volunteer Coordinator.

Box Tops for Education Update

Thank you to everyone who has submitted box tops.

Keep searching, cutting, collecting and turning in those box tops!!

Every class can win…check out the prizes below.

500 box tops = fruit snack party

1,000 box tops = popcorn party

1,500 box tops = extra recess

2,000 box tops = popsicle party

2,500 box tops = no shoes for a day

3,000 box tops = pajama day

When submitting tops

1. Check the expiration date

2. Cut around the box tops logo

3. Send in an envelope, a baggie, or box top collection sheet

4. Don’t forget to write the teacher’s name on the submission

Our goal is to collect 14,000 Box Tops. Please help us reach this goal!

If you have any questions, please contact Brandi Davidson at cook11us@yahoo.com

Or go to http://www.boxtops4education.com for more information.

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


Global Citizens

Self-regulated Learners