Thursday, October 23, 2014

Denim Drive
Wow!  Our 4th Grade sponsored Denim Drive was a huge success!  A total of 217 pieces of denim were collected.  We exceeded the initial goal of 200.  Thank you families for your donations and thank you fourth grade teachers and students for sponsoring this drive! 

Extended Planning
This week our teachers participated in a ½ day of Extended Planning with their teams.  The purpose of this is to provide teachers with extended time during the school day to collaborate as a team in order to best meet the needs of our students. During this time teachers reviewed data, discussed upcoming units, analyzed the curriculum, planned formative and summative assessments, and developed learning activities.  I sat in during most of the planning this week and I’m excited about the learning experiences our teachers are developing for our students.  This year we are having many conversations about ways to meet the individual needs of our students to ensure all students continually grow.  Our teachers are dedicated to this and it was evident during their planning sessions this week.  I’m so proud to be a part of this outstanding group of educators! 

Red Ribbon Week

We have had a great week celebrating our commitment to being drug free and making healthy choices.  The Red Ribbon Assembly was great…we even had a parent agree to be Mr. Banana and demonstrate healthy exercises to promote our PTA Healthy Living Program!  Mrs. Martin led the whole campus body in singing the song Mighty United, which she taught students in all grade levels.  Coach Tighe organized fifth grade students who impressed us all with their jump-roping abilities and our very own CCE teachers served as models to demonstrate what to wear each day this week.  We have loved seeing the children each morning in their crazy socks, pajamas and crazy hats.  

CCE Cook Out
Next Friday, October 31st is our CCE Lunchtime Cook Out!  The cafeteria will be serving Hamburgers or Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.  Please join us for a picnic style lunch!  Classes will "dine" during their regular lunch times.  There will be some tables set up in the cafeteria, but we encourage students, staff and families to enjoy the beautiful weather and find a spot outside.  If you are interested in volunteering on this day and haven't already signed up, please click on the following link or contact Kathy Gilligan, our Cafeteria Mangaer @  We are looking forward to seeing you at the Cook Out!

Runners Club
Runners Club starts tomorrow!  This is a PTA sponsored club that provides a fun non-competitive environment for children to run at their own pace.  Parents are welcome to run, too!  Runners Club will meet on Fridays on the “track” from 2:45 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. If you haven’t registered and plan to, the link is below.

Canyon Creek now has a Facebook Page
Canyon Creek is well represented in the Social Media world!  We now have a Canyon Creek Facebook page.  We will use this page as a way to share information and celebrations.  Please “Like” our page to receive updates as they are added. 

Early Release
Next Wednesday, October 29th is an Early Release Day.  Please make arrangements to pick your child/children up at 12:45 p.m.  Teachers participate in professional development on the Early Release days. 

Book Fair Coming Soon
We will have our Scholastic Book Fair November 4th – 6th.  Scholastic Book Fairs present a wide variety of books carefully selected for students at all reading levels. 
Book Fair Schedule:
      Tuesday, Nov. 4th – 2:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
      Wednesday, Nov. 5th – 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
      Thursday, Nov. 6th – 7:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Friday, October 24th - End of the 1st Quarter
Monday, October 27th - 2nd Nine Weeks begins
Wednesday, October 29th - Early Release Day (12:45 p.m.)
Thursday, October 30th - Picture Retakes
Friday, October 31st - Cook Out!
Monday, November 3rd - CCE Book Fair
Tuesday, November 4th - Report Cards go home
Tuesday, November 4th - PTA General Meeting 6:30 p.m., Gr. 5 Music Performance

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