Thursday, October 2, 2014

Principal Update

Education, Go Get It Week
Last week we had such a fun time learning about different colleges and universities.  The students completed various activities in their classrooms and in the hallways.  Ask your child what college his/her teacher attended. 

Watch D.O.G.S. have reported to duty!
We are excited that our Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) have begun to “report to duty”!  We have Watch D.O.G.S. on our campus each week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  We love having our dads volunteer their time to be with us and support our campus.  The purpose of the Watch D.O.G.S. program is to 1) provide positive role models for students, demonstrated by their presence that education is important and 2) provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.   When our Watch D.O.G.S. report to campus on their selected day, they are greeted in the office and given a full day’s schedule which involves time in various classrooms, specials areas classrooms, the lunchroom, outside with students during recess and “patrol duty” around the campus (inside and outside). 

Arrival and Dismissal Information
We are experiencing some traffic flow concerns at the Boulder Lane Driveway.  This driveway is a two-way entrance/exit.  We need to leave space for cars to enter and exit.  We will be placing cones in the middle of the driveway in an effort to define an enter lane and exit lane.  When two cars enter the driveway beside each other, it makes it impossible for cars to exit.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.  It is our first concern to ensure safe practices for pedestrians, cars, safety patrol students and staff during arrival and dismissal.  With such a short window for arrival and dismissal the roads, parking spaces and car lines get crowded.  Your patience is appreciated. 

Progress Reports, Grades 3-5
Progress Reports for students in grades 3-5 went home this week. Please keep in mind these reports do not include grades entered after September 24th.  We encourage parents to visit Home Access Center (HAC) often as this is where you will find the most up-to-date averages.  If you are unable to access HAC or have questions, please contact Becky Klaus, our campus Registrar, at or 428-2800.  

PTA Healthy Living Program
In your child’s Tuesday Folder you should have received a flyer with information about a new PTA program which promotes making healthy choices.  Have your child participate by completing at least 25 of the suggested healthy actions on the Healthy Actions Calendar.  Once your child completes the activities, they can turn in the completed calendar to their teacher and receive a prize! 

Thank you, PTA
Our PTA supports our campus in so many ways.  We want to thank all of our PTA members for helping make Canyon Creek a great place for our students.  Your partnership is important to us and all you do for us does not go unnoticed. 

Important Dates
Friday, October 3rd - Gr. 5 Field Trip
Monday, October 13th - Student Holiday
Saturday, October 18th - Singing Stars at the Texas Stars game
Friday, October 24th - End of the first nine weeks, Gr. 2 Field Trip
Wednesday, October 29th - Early Release (12:45 p.m.)
Thursday, October 30th - Student Picture Re-takes

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