Friday, December 18, 2015

Principal Update

CAMPUS HAPPENINGS


DECEMBER ‘ROUND THE WORLD
Our third graders were amazing during their performance December ‘Round the World.  They performed for the entire student body on Tuesday and for their parents this morning.  Click on the link for More photos.
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CAMPUS NEWS


SINGING STARS DONATION DRIVE
The CCE Singing Stars Choir invites all of our CCE students to SING and SHARE on Thursday, 12/17!  Our All School Sing Along is this Thursday
at 9:00 am!  Why not bring a donation for the food drive that morning and drop it in the bin on your way to the Sing Along?  We need to fill up those bins before the big Capital Area Food Bank truck comes to pick them up at 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning.  So ... let's SING and SHARE a donation of food on Thursday!


CLASS PARTIES
Our winter parties will be held on Thursday, December 17th beginning at 1:45 p.m.  We encourage you to arrive in plenty of time to find parking, get signed in at the front office and make it to the party in time.  We will try to have as many visitor/volunteer name badges pre-printed as possible to assist with signing in.  If you haven’t already let the classroom teacher know you plan to attend, feel free to call the front office @ 428-2800 and we will get your badge pre-printed for you.


NO SCHOOL FRIDAY
Students will not have school on Friday, December 18th.  


UIL NEWS
Congratulations to all of our UIL participants.  Below are the names of the students who will represent Canyon Creek during the January 16th UIL District Meet at Fern Bluff Elementary.    


Creative Writing:
(2nd Grade)
Eliza Krits
Eileen Wu
Justice Moore
Rheya Kurian (alternate)
Maps, Graphs & Charts:
5th Grade
Venthan Dinesh
Akshay Gaitonde
Jay Kashikar
Justin Gao (alternate)
Number Sense:
4th Grade
Xinyan Su
Alex Lee
Annika Iyer
Grace Wang (alternate)
Number Sense:
5th Grade
Alice Guo
Juhi Malwade
Tara Van de Vere
Adarsh Ambekar (alternate)
Oral Reading:
4th Grade
Disha Nistala
Shreya Nampoothiri
Grace Wang
Annadha Sivakumar (alternate)
Oral Reading:
5th Grade
Juhi Malwade
Gabriel Parra-Montesdeoca
Ryan Perkins
Maria Thomson (alternate)
Social Studies:
5th Grade
Jerry DeBlois
Justin Gao
Jay Kashikar
Kelvin Wang (alternate)
Spelling:
3rd Grade
Siyona Jain
Anvitha Kandula
Mihika Ferris
Phylicia Ren (alternate)
Spelling:
4th Grade
Aamir Kutianawala
Storytelling:
2nd Grade
Michelle Li
Vishnu Mahadasu
Storytelling:
3rd Grade
Ashna Karthik
Callie Haverda
Anvitha Kandula
Mahathi Harith (alternate)


IMPORTANT DATES
Thursday, December 17th
Class Holiday Parties, 1:45 p.m.,

Capital Area Food Drive closes (hosted by CCE Singing Stars)
Friday, December 18th
Winter Break Begins
Tuesday, January 5th
Welcome Back Students
Friday, January 8th
CCE 2nd Annual Geography Bee, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 12th
Report Cards go home
Saturday, January 16th
UIL District Meet @ Fern Bluff Elementary
Monday, January 18th
Holiday
Tuesday, January 19th
All Science Fair Project Due by 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, January 20th
Science Fair Project Viewing, 3:00-4:30 p.m., Library
Friday, January 22nd
Spirit Day: Wacky Hair/Clothes Day

Sincerely,
Jenny Kasson

Principal

Friday, November 20, 2015

Principal Update

Dear Families,
 
I hope you have a great Thanksgiving break and enjoy spending time with family and friends.  It is during this time of year we reflect on things for which we are thankful for.  I am so thankful to serve and work with the students, families and staff at Canyon Creek Elementary.  Happy Thanksgiving!  See you back at school on Monday, November 30th.
 
CAMPUS HAPPENINGS

Kindergarten searched for the missing Gingerbread Man as part of their Project Based Learning (PBL) project. Where is the Gingerbread Man?  We can’t wait to find out!
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Second grade shared their pilgrim dolls.  It was great hearing about the students’ ancestors.  Our students’ public speaking skills were so impressive!
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We had our Thanksgiving Feast.  Thank you to our families who joined us on Wednesday.  We had a great turnout and the weather was beautiful!
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For Nation Geography Week, GIS Analyst Seth Neuman did a presentation to fifth graders on Global Satellite Systems.
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CAMPUS NEWS
 

CRAZY SOCK DAY ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30th
Spirit Days are back by popular demand thanks to our CCE Student Council!  We will kick off our first day back from the Thanksgiving Break by wearing CRAZY SOCKS!  
 
PICTURE RETAKES ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2nd
If you want to have your child’s picture retaken, please bring back the original package.  A new photo will be taken and your package will be reprinted.  If you missed picture day earlier this year, you may pick up an order form from the office.

EARLY RELEASE DAY
Wednesday, December 2nd will be an Early Release day.  Students will be dismissed at 12:45 p.m.  Please make arrangements to pick up your child/children.

CHILDCARE FOR WINTER HOLIDAY PARTY DAY
It's that time of year!  Childcare will be available in the Parent Resource Center located in the portables for siblings (at least 1 year old) during the Holiday Party scheduled for Thursday, December 17th.  You will be able to drop your child/children off at 1:15 p.m. and the center will be open until 2:45 pm. Cost is $7 per child. Reservations are required and will be accepted until Friday, December 11th.  To make a reservation please contact Mary Anne Hettenhaus, our Family Support Specialist @ maryanne_hettenhaus@roundrockisd.org.  Please include the name and age of the child/children you will be checking in.

IMPORTANT DATES
Monday, November 23rd
Thanksgiving Holiday begins
Monday, November 30th
Welcome back Comets!
 
CCE Spirit Day - Crazy Sock Day!
Wednesday, December 2nd
Picture Retakes,
 
Early Release, 12:45 p.m.
Thursday, December 3rd
Gr. 4 Coffee House Poetry
Friday, December 4th
Gr. 4 Coffee House Poetry
Tuesday, December 8th
TAG Referral Window Closes,
 
Site Based Advisory Committee Meeting, 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday, December 9th
Kindergarten Field Trip - Zachary Scott Theatre
Thursday, December 10th
Gr. 3 Field Trip - Nutcracker Performance @ Long Center
 
Singing Stars Holiday Concert, 7 p.m., CCE Cafeteria
Wednesday, December 16th
Gr. 3 December ‘Round the World Program, 8:15 a.m.
Thursday, December 17th
Class Holiday Parties, 1:45 p.m.
Friday, December 18th
Winter Break Begins
Tuesday, January 5th
Welcome Back Students

Sincerely,
Jenny Kasson
Principal

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Principal Update

CELEBRATIONS
VETERAN’S DAY PERFORMANCE
Canyon Creek celebrated Veteran’s Day on Wednesday with a patriotic performance with fifth graders and Grisham Middle School’s orchestra, band and choir.
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CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS
We are thrilled to have Mrs. Christie and Mrs. Morris back in their classrooms. Welcome back!
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Fourth graders are learning about composting by making a home for earthworms.
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Mrs. Cerda’s class is using design apps  on their Galaxy tablets to create an innovative learning classroom.
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CAMPUS NEWS
PTA REFLECTIONS
PTA Reflections entries can be dropped off at the office starting Monday the 16th.

TAG REFERRAL WINDOW
The TAG referral window opens on Monday, November 16th and closes on Tuesday, December 8th.  If you are interested in referring your child for the Talented and Gifted program you will need to fill out the appropriate paperwork during the referral window.  Please click on the Gifted and Advanced Academic Services Page. The referral button on the page will not be available until Monday, November 16th.

THANKSGIVING LUNCH
We hope to see you on Wednesday, November 18th during our Thanksgiving Lunch.  Students will eat during their regular lunch time.  If you plan to eat, which we hope you do, please be sure to bring cash to pay for your meal.  The meal price is $3.30 for adult visitors.  Don’t forget to bring your photo ID to assist in signing in at the office. If you sent in your RSVP we will do our best to have your visitor badge pre-printed.  

WESTWOOD HOLIDAY AFFAIR DINNER AND AUCTION
Westwood High School is getting ready for their Holiday Affair Dinner and Auction.  This is the fundraiser for their Junior Prom this year! The event will take place on Thursday, December 3rd in the Westwood Cafeteria from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  Tickets may be purchased at Westwood High School at the entrance on the day of the event.  Please see the flyer attached below for more information.

WESTWOOD VPA  ACADEMY CHILDREN’S THEATRE
Westwood VPA Academy Children’s Theatre invites all Canyon Creek families to their performance of a  Still Life with Iris.  The performances will be Tuesday, November 17 at 5:30 p.m .and 7:00 p.m. in the Westwood Cafetorium. Admission is free but donations to the theatre program will be accepted.  For more information please click on the flyer below.
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IMPORTANT DATES
Saturday, November 14th
Singing Stars @ Texas Stars hockey game 4 p.m., Cedar Park Center
Monday, November 16th
TAG Referral Window Opens
Wednesday, November 18th
CCE Annual Thanksgiving Meal
Friday, November 20th
Kindergarten Thanksgiving Program 8 a.m., CCE Cafeteria,

Gr. 3 Field Trip - Children’s Theatre Performance
Monday, November 23rd
Thanksgiving Holiday begins
Monday, November 30th
Welcome back Comets!
Wednesday, December 2nd
Picture Retakes,

Early Release, 12:45 p.m.
Thursday, December 3rd
Gr. 4 Coffee House Poetry
Friday, December 4th
Gr. 4 Coffee House Poetry
Tuesday, December 8th
TAG Referral Window Closes,

Site Based Advisory Committee Meeting, 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday, December 9th
Kindergarten Field Trip - Zachary Scott Theatre
Thursday, December 10th
Gr. 3 Field Trip - Nutcracker Performance @ Long Center

Singing Stars Holiday Concert, 7 p.m., CCE Cafeteria
Wednesday, December 16th
Gr. 3 December ‘Round the World Program, 8:15 a.m.
Thursday, December 17th
Class Holiday Parties, 1:45 p.m.
Friday, December 18th
Winter Break Begins
Tuesday, January 5th
Welcome Back Students


Sincerely,
Jenny Kasson

Principal