CES Partner Post
Monday, February 8, 2016
Upcoming CES Events:
Photography Club 2:45 to 4:00 pm in the science lab
Tuesday, February 9
Choir Rehearsal 2:45 to 3:45 pm in the music room
Wednesday, February 10
Student Council Meeting 2:45 to 3:45 pm in Seifried's room
Thursday, February 11
Entrepreneurship Club Meeting 2:45 to 3:45 pm in the Learning Commons
Friday, February 12
Valentine Parties (see schedule below)
Valentine Party Schedule for Friday, February 12
11:50 am First Grade
12:30 pm Second Grade and Third Grade
12:45 pm Kindergarten
1:30 pm Fourth Grade and Fifth Grade
Student Holiday- Monday, February 15
CES Yearbook Sales
CES Mission and Vision Statements
(created by the CEC 12/2015 and approved by Campus Management Team 1/2016)
At Colleyville Elementary School we, along with families and community members, are committed to providing a nurturing environment. All children will be challenged and prepared to become skilled problem solvers, effective communicators, collaborators, self-regulated learners and global citizens. Focusing on the whole child, we are also dedicated to fostering confident and compassionate members of society.
Colleyville Elementary School provides a nurturing and challenging environment that empowers students to discover their authentic selves and become effective and innovative contributors to society.
CES 1:1 Take Home Initiative Update
On Friday, January 8th, our campus began it's 1:1 Take Home Initiative. All students can take advantage of this opportunity at any time during the school year.
If you would like more information about the 1:1 iPad Initiative, please go to our 1:1 web page that has information and links for parents to learn more about all aspects of our 1:1 Initiative. http://www.gcisd-k12.org/domain/3223
GCISD Determining Community Interest In Tuition-Based Pre-K
In an effort to continually serve the families of Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, the district is investigating the feasibility of a tuition-based Pre-K program, beginning in the Fall of 2016. Those families who have a child who will be four-years old, on or before September 1, 2016, may participate in the program, depending on community interest.
As with any of the district’s special programs, families must enter into a lottery to be selected. If there is enough interest in the tuition-based program, then the lottery will be held for spots at pre-determined campuses. The proposed site locations are Bear Creek Elementary, Bransford Elementary, Colleyville Elementary and OC Taylor Elementary. These campuses were selected based on current and projected student enrollment and building capacity.
Families who are interested in learning more about the tuition-based Pre-K program are invited to attend the GCISD Special Programs Expo on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at Cross Timbers Middle School at 6 p.m. At the Expo, district representatives will be available to answer questions about the proposed program. If you would like more information about the proposed tuition-based Pre-K program, click here.
GCISD Special Programs EXPO
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
IMPORTANT DATES FOR 5TH GRADERS GOING TO MIDDLE SCHOOL
February 12th Deadline for recommendation for AVID – window closes
February 12 – 19 invitations sent to parents of nominees about AVID parent night
and application made available to all students to self-nominate
February 16 GCISD EXPO from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at CTMS
February 17- March 25 STEM application window
February 19 MS Fine Art Elective tour. Load busses about 9:00 for CTMS and begin
walking to CMS about 8:50. CTMS returns about 11:00 and CMS about 11:10
February 22 CTMS and CMS come to CES to give out course selection sheets. CMS in
cafeteria and CTMS in library at 9:00 (30 – 40 minutes)
February 23 Parent Night at all of the Middle schools. CMS is 6:30; CTMS is 6:00.
February 25 CTMS Parent Coffee/Q&A 8:00 am and 3:30 pm
March 2 AVID Parent Night meeting at the PDEC 6:30 for students and parents
March 4 all MS selection sheets are due to the counselor.
March 7 – 9 counselors check selections and verify with teachers and parents, etc.
March 10 5th grade enters their course selections in the computer lab 8:00 until
all classes are finished
March 11 all AVID applications are due
March 14 – 18 Spring Break
March 29 and 30 STAAR testing week
April 18 AVID letters of acceptance or regret will be mailed
Please mark your calendars for the following dates:
Early dismissal at 11:45 am dates:
February 17 and 18
President's Day - February 15
Spring Break - March 14-18
Bad Weather Make-Up Day or Student Holiday - March 25
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:
From the CES PTA
PTA Website: Please visit the PTA website – www.colleyvillepta.org.
PTA Restaurant Nights:
Spring Creek BBQ: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 5-9 PM
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
Service Project Opportunity:
❤️ Dear Amazing CES Families ❤️,
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, we would like to invite everyone to help us show our love to the Union Gospel Mission Homeless Shelter of Fort Worth.
February 1st-10th, we will be having a classroom competition to see which class can collect the most socks to donate to the shelter. Each class will have a designated donation box and will be collecting new, men’s socks of any size or color.
Mrs. Shimmick will announce the winner of the "Biggest Heart Award” the morning of our Valentine’s parties. The students in that class will be sent home with a special treat the following week.
So...Get ready to knock the socks off your competition and help us show our warm hearts by helping others' cold feet ❤️ !
If you need any additional information or have any questions, feel free to contact Shelby Wai 817-915-4011 or email@example.com.
Thank you for your support,
Colleyville Elementary PTA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The record is located on the front desk in the office! Questions? Contact Charlotte Barborka, CES PTA Volunteer Coordinator.
Thank you to everyone who has submitted box tops. We had an AMAZING month, so AMAZING that we collected 3,356 box tops in ONE month! That is the most EVER! We have collected 7,222 box tops this school year and are officially halfway to our school year goal of 14,000 box tops.
We have many classes close to receiving a class prize, so please continue to bring in your box tops. We would like to congratulate the following classes for meeting the first goal of 500 box tops. Way to go Ms. Anderson, Mrs. Lach and Mrs. Perdue!
Let's see what CES can do next month!
Calling all parents!
We are in need of your support for pictures from the school year. Please help us by sending in pictures of your kids and their class!
Please submit images from this year to Jessie Tang at email@example.com.
When submitting, please include the following information for accuracy:
- Child’s Name (First and last name please)
- Grade Class/Teacher’s Name
- Event and Date
- Please include all kids names if it is a group picture
Looking forward to a great 2015-2016 yearbook with all your help!
Any questions, please contact Jessie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PTA Fundraising Opportunity:
Parents and friends of Colleyville Elementary,
Please help PTA fundraise by answering surveys on Centiment.We are hosting a fundraiser on a new mobile friendly website called Centiment. Centiment enables our fundraising participants to utilize a smart phone, tablet, or PC to answer surveys from everyday brands that want feedback, such as Coke or Ford Motors. Your responses to these surveys are reported back on an anonymous basis, your personal information (name, email, etc) are never shared with the brands researching. For every survey you answer, Colleyville Elementary receives a payment. You can directly access our fundraiser through the link below or by going to centiment.co, signing up, and selecting Colleyville Elementary.
HELP US SPREAD THE WORD
We need your help in getting the word out. Once you log in, please use the 'Invite Supporters' function in the menu bar to text a link to the fundraiser to friends and family or post a link on Facebook with a message. Anyone who enters through one of these links becomes your 'supporter' and adds to your total contributions on the Rankings page.
WIN CASH PRIZES
While the primary goal is to raise money for the school, you can also win a cash prize for yourself. 30 days into the fundraiser, the top 3 ranked people will receive cash prizes.
When you first begin answering surveys you may become disqualified often. This is because Centiment does not have any information about you in order to send you the most appropriate surveys. As you attempt more surveys, your privacy protected profile is built out and you will begin to qualify for more surveys.
Thank you - your participation is greatly appreciated!
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