Sunday, April 3, 2016

Principal Update

CAMPUS HAPPENINGS
 
KINDER’S GARDEN
Kindergarten planted  jalapeno plants and are excited to learn about where their food comes from and taking care of plants as part of their PBL project. They will be enjoying some homemade salsa in a few short weeks! More photos
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WATER TO THRIVE
This week students presented a check for  $2588.28 to Water to Thrive.  The cost to build a well is $5000.  Amplify Austin 2016, set a goal of funding specific Amplify Austin water projects. Their first $2,500  matched the  funds raised by third graders at their Economic Expo. This  means that Water to Thrive will be able build a well on behalf of the Canyon Creek Elementary Third Grade, enabling a rural Ethiopian village to have clean, safe water!
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CAMPUS NEWS

LUNCH RECESS
We are in need of volunteers for Lunch Recess.  Our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students love having some extra outside play time during their lunch block each day.  Lunch Recess is only possible with the help of our parent volunteers.  This year we have added another staff member outside in order to increase supervision so our students can continue to have this extra recess.  If we do not have parent volunteers, we do not have enough adults to help watch and students are not able to go outside.  Please consider volunteering.  Our students thank you and so do we!  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0945afaf2ca0fa7-lunch

EMPTY BOWL DRIVE ENDS SOON
We are collecting non-perishable food items and staples like toilet paper and diapers, now through Friday, April 8th. Your donations will benefit the Round Rock Area Serving Center. The food drive is being held in conjunction with the Empty Bowls Festival, which will be held April 9th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cedar Ridge High School.  

CANYON CREEK CYCLONES
It's time to start thinking about summer and swim team. The Canyon Creek Cyclones are right in the neighborhood. Check out all the information about it and register at https://canyoncreekcyclones.swimtopia.com.
Cost:
$103 (incl. $3 reg fee) - Sibling discount- $5 per child

Registration dates:
Thursday, April 7th7 p.m. for CC HOA Members

Thursday, April 14th7 p.m. for Non- CC HOA Members

REMINDERS

OPTIONAL CLASS PLACEMENT INPUT FORMS
Optional Class Placement Parent Input Forms were sent home on Tuesday, March 22nd.  If you choose to provide input about your child’s class placement for the 2016-2017 school year, please return your form no later than Tuesday, April 12th.  Please use the attached envelope to turn your form into the school office.  Specific teacher requests are not guaranteed.  If forms are turned in after the deadline, we cannot guarantee specific requests.  We often begin the process of building class lists prior to the end of the school year.  

CANYON CREEK DAY AT DELL DIAMOND
Canyon Creek Elementary Day at the Dell Diamond is on Sunday, April 17th!   Forms are due back to Mrs. Martin by Wednesday, April 6th.  Tickets and parking passes will be sent home in your Tuesday folder on April 12th.  

YMCA SUMMER CAMP IS COMING TO CANYON CREEK
Summer Camp is just around the corner, and at the YMCA of Austin, "Every Summer Has A Story!” With 20 camp locations plus changing weekly themes, the Y has something for your camper.

Take advantage of Sharks 'n Minnows weeks at Kinder and Theme Camp and your camper will enjoy daily swim lessons courtesy of trained YMCA swim instructors at no extra cost.  Join us for Sports Camp and sharpen your skills in a supportive environment where improving is the name of the game, not winning. Expand your horizons this summer at Trailblazer Camp and stay busy with three field trips and two dips in the pool every week!

At the Y, campers improve their self-esteem, learn to respect individual differences, enhance teamwork skills, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Kinder Camp at Davis Elementary; Theme Camps at Spicewood Elementary and Canyon Creek Elementary; Sports Camp at Fulmore Middle; and Trailblazer Camp (TBA).

Sign up today at www.AustinYMCA.org

IMPORTANT DATES
Saturday, April 2nd
Family Fun Fest, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday, April 4th
National School Librarian Day
Tuesday, April 5th
Report Cards go home
Wednesday, April 6th
Dell Diamond Order Forms due to Mrs. Martin
Friday, April 8th
Empty Bowl Food Drive Ends
 
Spirit Day - Hippie Day!
Monday, April 11th
Gr. 2 Field Trip - Austin Nature Center
Tuesday, April 12th
Optional Class Placement Parent Input Forms due to school office
 
Gallery Night, 6:00 p.m., CCE hallways
 
PTA General Meeting, 6:30 p.m., cafeteria
 
Gr. 2 Musical Performance, 7:00 p.m., cafeteria
 

Sincerely,
Jenny Kasson

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