Friday, November 21, 2014

Principal Update

Kindergarten Turkey Tango
This morning our kindergarten students performed for their parents the Turkey Tango.  They were amazing!  Thank you, Debbie Martin, for doing such a great job with our youngest Comets.  We will all be singing Super Turkey and the Turkey Tango songs all day!  J

Thanksgiving Luncheon
The Thanksgiving Luncheon was a great success.  We enjoyed having so many of our families here with us during lunch on Wednesday.  Thank you to Kathy Gilligan, our cafeteria manager, for helping make this event run so smoothly, and thank you to our parents who volunteered their time in between eating with their kiddos. 

I am pleased to share that our Average Daily Attendance Rate Percentage for the second six weeks of school remains at 98%!  WOW!  This is incredible.  We continue to celebrate high attendance with our Comets!  Thank you parents!

Thank You, PTA
Last Friday, November 14th, the PTA and 1st Grade parents hosted a Friday Feast for the staff.  Thank you so much for the delicious lunch.  We appreciate you more than you know. 

Early Release
Wednesday, December 3rd will be an Early Release day for our students.  They will be dismissed at 12:45 p.m.  Our teachers will attend professional development that afternoon.  Please make arrangements to pick up your child/children early on this day. 

Science Fair Is Fast Approaching
Science Fair is running a little different this year.   Every student, Kinder through 5th grade, will participate in a whole class Science project.  These projects will take place between now and January 21st in order to prepare for our CCE Science Night.  Our CCE Science Night will be hosted on Thursday, January 22nd.  More information on this night will be provided in the future.  Any students interested in submitting an individual Science Fair project may do so.  Students submitting individual projects in grades 3- 5 will be judged in pursuit of attending the Austin Energy Regional Science Fair that takes place on Saturday, February 21st.

Packets will be available in the office on Friday, December 5th, for students wishing to participate with an individual project.  The packet will include timelines as well as other helpful information.  We will send home a letter in students’ Tuesday Folders on Tuesday, December 2nd, with more information. 

Holiday Parties
Classroom holiday parties will take place on Thursday, December 18th beginning around 1:30 pm.  We are offering childcare for siblings (at least 1 year old), as siblings are not allowed to attend classroom parties (per the RRISD Student Parent Handbook).  Drop off for childcare will begin at 1:15 pm at the Parent Resource Center (portable 1A) and will remain open until 2:45 pm.  The cost is $7 per child.  Reservations are required and are accepted until Friday, December 12th.  To make a reservation, please contact Mary Ann Hettenhaus, our Family Support Specialist.  Please include the age of the child/children you will be dropping off.  You can contact her at


Monday, November 24th – Friday, November 28th   Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, December 2nd – Site Based Advisory Committee Meeting

Wednesday, December 3rd – Early Release Day

Thursday, December 4th – Gr. 4 Coffee House Poetry

Friday, December 5th – Gr. 4 Coffee House Poetry

Tuesday, December 9th – Gr. 3 Field Trip

Thursday, December 11th – Singing Stars Holiday Concert, 7:00 pm

Friday, December 12th – Kindergarten Field Trip

Tuesday, December 16th – Singing Stars Caroling, 6:15 pm

Thursday, December 18th – Classroom Holiday Parties, 1:30 pm

Friday, December 19th – Monday January, 5th         Winter Break

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Principal Update

5th Grade Musical Performance
Thank you, Debbie Martin for your work with our fifth grade students on Tuesday’s Musical Performance.  Our students did an amazing job!

Singing Stars are at it again!
The Singing Stars Choir will be performing in the Westwood Learning Community Vertical Choir Concert TONIGHT at 7:00 pm at the RRISD Performing Arts Center near McNeil High School.  We are so proud of our Singing Stars Choir.  They represent CCE, well! 

Student Council
We are looking forward to taking a few members of our newly formed CCE Student Council to the World Class Leadership Summit this Saturday, November 8th, which will be held at Patsy Sommer Elementary School.  The students will be greeted by Dr. Flores and then attend various breakout sessions centered on student leadership.  Thank you to our Student Council Sponsors Laurie Neuman, Rebecca Mitchell and Kelly Friede for your dedication to building student leadership at CCE. 

Healthy Living Celebration and Fun Run
Round Rock ISD Healthy Lifestyles invites you to their annual Healthy Living Celebration and FUN RUN this Saturday, November 8th from 12:00 pm-3:00 pm at Westwood High School.  Activities include Fun Run, rock climbing wall, mechanical bull, flash mob, board breaking contest, Yoga, “Amazing Race” obstacle course, face painting, facials, massages, reflexology, sports drills, nutrition, GMO and cooking demonstrations, healthy food samples, medical screenings and SO much more FREE fun.  The Fun Run begins at 12:30 pm on the Westwood track, prizes for top finishers.  Adults are invited to run, too.  You may bring your bike for a free safety check and fun bike drills on the track.

Pictures in the Park
Photo Texas Photography will be hosting Pictures in the Park at Trailhead Park this Saturday, November 8th.  Appointments can be made by calling 512-617-7780.  They will also be hosting Holiday Mini-Sessions on Sunday, November 23rd.  This is a great way to get holiday pictures taken care of.

TAG Information Night
Our TAG Information Night will be on Thursday, November 13th from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Library.  Parents who are interested in referring their child for testing are encouraged to attend this informational meeting.  The referral window opens on Monday, November 17th.  The paperwork will be available on the RRISD Gifted and Advanced Academic Services website on November 17th.  The window for referrals closes on December 9th

CCE Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon
We had so much fun during the Cook Out, and we are ready to have our families back with us during lunch for our Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon on Wednesday, November 19th.  The RSVPs went home this Tuesday in students’ Tuesday Folders.  We will run our regular lunch schedule and “dine” in the cafeteria.  Please return the RSVP form to our Cafeteria Manager, Kathy Gilligan, by this Friday, November 7th.  You may pay for your meal on the day of the luncheon.  The menu will include: Roasted Turkey with a Homemade Roll, Mashed Potatoes, Kale Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette, Fresh Orange, 100% Fruit Juice, Milk, and Homemade Pumpkin Bar.  The Vegetarian Option will include: Three Bean Chili with a Roll.  We hope to see you there!


Thursday, November 13th – TAG Parent Information Meeting 6:00 pm in the CCE Library

Wednesday, November 19th – CCE Thanksgiving Luncheon

Friday, November 21st – Kindergarten Turkey Tango @ 8:00 am

Monday, November 24th – Friday, November 28th – Thanksgiving Break