Friday, January 30, 2015

Principal Update

The Living Museum came to Canyon Creek Elementary! This exciting project is a second grade integrated Language Arts and Social Studies activity. The students chose a famous person from a wide variety of book selections. They researched, took notes, and created original essays about their individual. This morning they brought their person to life! Dressed as their character, they presented an inspiring speech about their person's life -- their struggles and all the obstacles they overcame to achieve their dream. The students did a great job and the presentations were very informative. Way to go, second grade!

Our First Annual CCE Geography Bee was a success!  We had 16 fourth and fifth graders participate.  We are so proud of all of the contestants.  Congratulations to our 3rd place winner, Nikhil Reddy; 2nd place winner, Sohan Makwana; and our 1st place winner, Venthan Dinesh! 

Our PTA is launching a new program—My Lunch Rocks.  The purpose of the program is to encourage and reward students for making healthy food choices during lunch.  If your child comes home with a My Lunch Rocks sticker, this means a CCE staff member or parent volunteer spotted them making a healthy food choice at lunch that day.  These choices include foods like fruits and vegetables, whole grains, healthy proteins, skim milk and water.  If you plan to visit the lunchroom and would like to hand out a few stickers, please contact Heather Forshay at  Thank you for your interest and participation in growing our students healthy, inside and out!


Wednesday, February 4th is an Early Release day.  Students will be dismissed at 12:45 p.m.

Friday, February 6th is Women’s Heart Health Day.  We are asking students and staff to WEAR RED to remind the world to live a healthy life…No Tobacco, Always Move, Eat More Veggies and Fruits…Be well for yourself and everyone you love! 

CCE PTA Green Team Clean Up Day has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 8th at 2:00 p.m.  PTA is asking you to bring your green thumb and pitch in as they work on trimming back plants, weeding the flower beds and helping beautify the school!  Please bring any gardening tools that you would like to use, and don’t forget your gloves!  Students are welcome as this is a great opportunity for older students to get in a few community services hours.  Refreshments will be provided! 

Valentine’s Day parties will be held on Friday, February 13th.  Teachers will be sending more information with times and volunteer requests, soon. To make signing in as quick and easy as possible, RSVP HERE, and we will have your badge ready for you the day of the party.  If this is your first visit, you will need to bring a valid government issued identification card. 
Childcare will be available for siblings (at least 1 year old) during the Valentine’s Day parties in the Parent Resource Center located in the portables.  You will be able to drop off children at 1:15 p.m. and the center will be open until 2:45 p.m.  The cost is $7 per child.  Reservations are required and will be accepted until Friday, February 6th.  To make a reservation, please contact Mary Anne Hettenhaus @, our Family Support Specialist.  We ask that you include the name and age of the child/children you will be dropping off. 

Our CCE PTA sponsored Family Fun Fest is scheduled for Saturday, February 28th, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  More information will come home with your child in the near future.  We hope to see you there! 


Friday, January 30th – Geography Bee, 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, February 3rd – Gr. 4 and Gr. 5 PE Wellness Night, 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 4th – Early Release, 12:45 p.m.
Thursday, February 5th – Grisham Parent Info. Session (Gr. 5 only), 7:45-8:15 a.m., CCE Library
Friday, February 8th – Wear Red for Women’s Heart Health Day
Sunday, February 8th – Green Team Clean-up Day at CCE, 2:00 -5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 10th – PTA Meeting, Gr. 4 Performance, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, February 13th – Valentine’s Class Parties, 1:45 p.m.
Monday, February 16th – Student Holiday/Staff Development
Tuesday, February 17th – Grisham Middle School Fine Arts Fair (Gr. 5 only) @ GMS, 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 18th – Gr. 1 Field Trip
Wednesday, February 18th – Gr. 5 Grisham Choice Sheets due to CCE
Tuesday, February 24th – Gr. 2 & Gr. 3 PE Wellness Night, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 26th – Spring Pictures

Saturday, February 28th – CCE Family Fun Fest, 1:00-4:00 p.m. 

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