Monday, August 25, 2014

First Day Reminders

Parents,

We are looking forward to having our Comets here with us tomorrow for the first day of school!  We just wanted to send you a few reminders to ensure the day goes as smoothly as possible.
Arrival 
The front doors will open at 7:20 a.m.  The classroom doors will be open at this time as well, so students can go into their classrooms right away.  Beginning on Wednesday, students will wait outside their classrooms until 7:30 a.m. We prefer to have students settled in their rooms by 7:40 a.m. so they will be ready for the school announcements at 7:45 a.m.  
You are welcome to drop students off using either of our two pick-up/drop-off lines, or you are welcome to walk your child into the building.  If you plan to park and walk your child into the building, please make sure to use the side parking lot that is labeled “Staff and Visitor Parking”.  We try to minimize traffic in front of the school as parking is limited and we have many students who walk to school and use the crosswalk in the front parking lot.  
Dismissal
The dismissal bell will ring at 2:45 p.m. You are welcome to pick your child up using either of our two pick-up/drop-off lines.  Students who are using the pick-up/drop-off lines will exit the building through the side doors closest to the line they will be using.  Make sure your child knows which line you will be using.  We will have all walking students and bike riding students exit the building through the front door of the school.  Please plan a meeting place with your child so that you can be easily located.  
Please plan a meeting spot outside of the school building as our hallways get crowded during dismissal time.  

Monday, August 18, 2014

Important Back to School Events

Canyon Creek Families,

The 2014-2015 school year is right around the corner!  We are excited to welcome our Comets back to CCE and meet our new Comets, as well.  We are busy preparing for a fun and exciting school year.  During these next few weeks we have many events planned.  Please mark your calendars for the events below. 
Thursday, August 21st           8:00- 10:00 a.m.     WELCOME WALK
Your child’s teacher will visit your home between 8 and 10 a.m. for a quick visit to meet your child.  This is one of my favorite traditions here at CCE.  The neighborhood will be busy with excited teachers and students.  If you are not able to be home during this time, please call 512-428-2800 and let us know.  We will make sure your child's teacher gets the message.  The teacher will leave the welcome packet by your front door. 
Thursday, August 21st          4:00 – 6:00 p.m.     SUPPLY PICK UP
If you pre-ordered your school supplies through PTA, please stop by the school to pick them up. This year the PTA has a new process.  Pull into the driveway, stop in front of the portable buildings, a volunteer will greet you at your car, retrieve your supplies for you, without you ever leaving your car!  Now that is service!  
Friday, August 22nd          7:30-10a.m.     PTA FALL FLING
The PTA will be hosting its FALL FLING in the Canyon Creek cafeteria.  During this time you can purchase school t-shirts, yearbooks, PTA memberships, sign up to volunteer, add money to lunch accounts, drop off medications to the school nurse, and much more!
Friday, August 22nd              8:00-9:00 a.m.     SUPPLY DROP OFF               
Your child will be able to visit his/her classroom, drop off supplies, and get organized for the first day of school. 
Monday, August 25th          7:30-8:15 a.m.     KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION
Calling all Kindergarten parents!  Come to the Canyon Creek Library to visit with the Kindergarten teachers.  They will answer any questions you have and make sure you and your child are prepared for the first day of school. 
Tuesday, August 26th     FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
The doors open at 7:20 a.m.  Students and families are welcome to arrive any time between 7:20 and 7:40 a.m.  We prefer for students and teachers to be settled in by 7:45 a.m.  Beginning at 7:45 a.m. Kindergarten parents are welcome to meet in the Library for COFFEE AND KLEENEX.  We know the first day of Kindergarten is a big day for you and your child.  Join other Kindergarten parents for coffee, and kleenex for tears of sorrow or joy.  Everyone handles it differently!  :-) 
I am looking forward to a great school year.  Be sure to visit our website for school information and calendar events.  The staff will work hard to keep our website current with up-to-date information throughout the year.

See you soon,
Jenny Kasson, Principal