Friday, March 13, 2015

Principal Update

We hope all of our families have a great Spring Break.  We will see you back on Monday, March 23rd
CELEBRATIONS
CONGRATUATLIONS, DESTINATION IMAGINATION!
Our Canyon Creek Elementary Destination ImagiNation Team, Sound E. Seven, placed first in the Making Waves Challenge, at the Destination ImagiNation tournament on March 7th.  More than 400 teams from across Central Texas competed.  The team will compete in the state tournament which will be held in Dallas on April 10th – 11th!  We are proud of all of our students who participated in Destination ImagiNation this year.  Way to go, Comets!

CAMPUS NEWS
MULTI CULTURAL FAIR
Please join us for the 9th Annual Multicultural Fair on Friday, March 27th from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. This year, we will have 21 different cultural booths and 18 performances featuring the talented children of CCE!  Our line-up of cultures include:  Australia, Bolivia, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Germany, Ghana, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA, and Venezuela.  Food, games and creative giveaways make for an incredibly fun evening for the whole family.  Don't forget your passports!
Parent and teen volunteers are needed for this event.  Please sign up at the NEW link belowhttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445abae29ab9-canyon1
For more information, please contact Ann Okamura at paakikihead@gmail.com.

FAMILY FUN FEST AND FUN RUN UPDATE 
Our Family Fun Fest was canceled on February 28th when Round Rock ISD canceled all school events that weekend due to inclement weather.  We have rescheduled the Family Fun Fest for Saturday, May 9th from 1-4pm.  We have decided to combine the Fun Run, which was originally scheduled for April 17th, to the same day as the Family Fun Fest.   The Fun Run will be from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., and then the Family Fun Fest will kick off at 1:00 p.m.  We are looking forward to a fun day!  Stay tuned for more information. 

IMPORTANT DATES

Monday, March 23rd – Student Council Meeting, 3:00 p.m.
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
Friday, April 3rd – Student and Staff Holiday
Friday, April 10th – CCE Spirit Day, theme: NEON!
Saturday, April 12th – PTA Spring Planting Day, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Principal Update

CELEBRATIONS
COMET AMBASSADOR GROUP
We are happy to share that our Comet Ambassador Group is up and running.  We held our first meeting last week.  This is a group of CCE parents who will assist our campus with translation of campus news and information as needed, be available to help new families acclimate to our campus, and provide feedback to our campus in order to ensure all parents feel welcome and involved at CCE.  Thank you to this great group for helping make our campus a positive place for our students, families and staff! If you would like to serve on this committee, please contact our campus Family Support Specialist, Mary Anne Hettenhaus at maryanne_hettenhaus@roundrockisd.org

CAMPUS NEWS
CAFETERIA MENU CHANGE
Thursday’s school cancellation has impacted our Cafeteria Menu.  Please be aware of the following menu change:
Monday, March 9th
Entrée # 1: Cheese Pizza
Entrée # 2: Chicken Snack Wraps and Penne Caesar Salad
Entrée # 3: Turkey & Cheese Sandwich
We will follow the menu as printed on Tuesday, March 10th

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. 

NURSE NEWS
Our campus nurse, Misty Bell, has accepted a new opportunity at a different RRISD campus.  We are sad to say goodbye, but wish her well in her new adventure.  Our nurse’s clinic will be in good hands in the interim.  Please continue to report student absences through the link on our campus website. 

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!  

MULTI CULTURAL FAIR
Please join us for the 9th Annual Multicultural Fair on Friday, March 27th from 5:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.  This year, we will have 21 different cultural booths and 18 performances featuring the talented children of CCE!  Our line-up of cultures include:  Australia, Bolivia, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Germany, Ghana, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA, and Venezuela.  Food, games and creative giveaways make for an incredibly fun evening for the whole family.  Don't forget your passports!
Parent and teen volunteers are needed for this event.  Please sign up at the NEW link belowhttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445abae29ab9-canyon1
For more information, please contact Ann Okamura at paakikihead@gmail.com.

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

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