Thursday, February 26, 2015

Principal Update

CELEBRATIONS
CONGRATULATIONS TO, MARY ANN HETTENHAUS!
We would like to recognize our CCE Paraprofessional of the Year, Mary Anne Hettenhaus!  Mary Anne is a great support and resource to our campus.  She serves as both our Family Support Specialist and a campus Educational Assistant.  Her hard work and dedication to our school community is greatly appreciated. 


AUSTIN ENERGY REGIONAL SCIENCE FESTIVAL
We had nine students move on with their Science Fair projects to the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival last Saturday.  Our students represented us well, as we knew they would.  Congratulations to the following students:
Saanvi Mahadasu – 1st place
Mira Desai – 1st place
Sohan Makwana – 3rd place
Keaton Lee – 1st place
Aiden Lee – 1st place
Annika Iyer – 2nd place
Shreya Nampoothiri – 1st place
Tara Van De Vere – 1st place
Shoumik Roychowdhury – 1st place

Saanvi also won the City of Austin Best in Climate Protection award, and Annika also won 3rd place in the Society of Women Engineers category!
Way to go, Comets!

ART CELEBRATION
Congratulations to 5th grade student, Michelle Xiang!  Her art work “Lost Slippers” will be showcased in the 2015 YAM State Capital Exhibit!  The State YAM Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 22nd at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 2 p.m.

THIRD GRADERS GIVE BACK
Our third grade students donated $1,500 to Heifer International as the culminating project to their economics unit – Hall Mall.  Their story has been posted to “When Cows Fly” and can be viewed here: http://www.heifer.org/whencowsfly/stories/young-entrepreneurs-give-back.htmlWe are proud of our students who are joining in the fight against hunger and poverty. 

ATTENDANCE
We are pleased to share that our six weeks Average Daily Attendance rate is 96.6%!  This is awesome, especially since we have been right in the middle of Flu season.  We appreciate your partnership in ensuring students are at school each day and ready to learn. 


CAMPUS NEWS
CCE FAMILY FUN FEST
The CCE Family Fun Fest is this Saturday, February 28th from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Our PTA has been working diligently to prepare for an awesome event.  All proceeds from the event go directly to our school.  Your participation in this event is one of the reasons we are able to provide many of the great programs we have on our campus, such as, Chess Club, Geography Bee, Robo Lab, Spanish Instruction, assistance with Field Trip costs and extra supplies and books for our classrooms.  We hope to see you on Saturday.  If it is rainy and cold, the Fun Fest will take place inside the school.  We will not let the weather keep us from having a great time!

LOST AND FOUND
Our Lost & Found area is overflowing!  Any items remaining in Lost & Found on Friday, March 13th will be donated to the RRISD Clothes Closet.  Please take a moment to look through the Lost & Found area for items that belong to your family and take them home before Friday, March 13th 

KINDER ROUNDUP
Help us spread the word…Monday, March 9th has been designated for Kindergarten Roundup for the 2015-2016 school year.  Canyon Creek families may register children at Canyon Creek that day from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Any child who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015 is eligible to attend full-day kindergarten.  We are looking forward to meeting our new Comets and their families.  Please call 428-2800 if you have questions. 

WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK
Please take a few moments to participate in our 2014-2015 Parent Climate Survey.  Each day staff, students and volunteers at Canyon Creek Elementary work hard to ensure academic programs and the campus environment meets the needs of all children.  You are a critical part of our success and your feedback is important to our continual growth. 

The survey will only be available until March 16th;  please participate today!



IMPORTANT DATES

Friday, February 27th – Gr. 4 Field Trip – Bob Bullock Museum
Saturday, February 28th – CCE Family Fun Fest, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 5th – GMS Band Instrument Night @ CCE (Gr. 5 students), 5:30 p.m.
Monday, March 9th – Kindergarten Roundup, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 10th – Family Fitness Night, Kinder & 1st grade, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11th – Early Release, 12:45 p.m.
Friday, March 13th – Spirit Day – Theme: Sports Jersey & Gr. 5 Balloon Launch
Monday, March 16th – Friday, March 20th – SPRING BREAK
Friday, March 27th – CCE Multicultural Fair, 5:30 p.m.
Monday, March 30th – Gr. 4 Writing STAAR

Tuesday, March 31st – Gr. 4 Writing STAAR & Gr. 5 Reading STAAR

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