Friday, October 16, 2015

Principal Update

CELEBRATIONS
WESTWOOD WINS THE SOCK AND UNDERWEAR DRIVE
[Message from Principal Arterbury]
Thanks to the entire Westwood community, including all our elementary and middle schools, who contributed to this great cause. Congratulations WESTWOOD for winning the 6th annual Sock/Underwear Drive!  Between the two high schools and all of the feeder schools, a record setting total of 8,396 pairs socks and underwear were collected benefiting the Round Rock Clothes Closet!  Westwood's community contributed 5,021!  
But we all agree, the true winner here is the Round Rock Clothes Closet!  A big thank you to all who participated in such a worthy cause!  We’ll do it again next year!  Here is McNeil's Principal, Mrs. Acosta, wearing Westwood orange at the game last week. Go Westwood!

PHOTOS FROM THIS WEEK
Mrs Friede talked to fourth grade about the UIL competition.
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Fifth graders are studying  about light in science. These experiments explored how light travels in a straight line, reflects and refracts.
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Mrs. Henrich’s kindergarten class used the Nearpod app to learn about shapes.
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CAMPUS NEWS
WEAR PINK
The Canyon Creek staff would like to invite all students and parents to wear PINK on Tuesday, October 20th in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States (other than skin cancer). We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go.  On October 20th (Tuesday) show your support for all the Women and Men, who are or have once battled breast cancer by wearing your PINK.  
 
ORANGE OUT FOR UNITY DAY
Together Against Bullying - united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.  
October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  On Wednesday, October 21st CCE will wear ORANGE for Unity Day.  Unity Day is the day everyone can come together--in schools, communities, and online--and send one large ORANGE message of support, hope, and unity to show that we are united against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.  

CCE NIGHT AT THE TEXAS STARS HOCKEY GAME
Ticket order forms for the November 14th Texas Stars hockey game were sent home in Tuesday Folders this week.  Our very own Singing Stars Choir will be singing the National Anthem and all Canyon Creek families may order tickets at a discounted rate!  Come out and support our  Singing Stars Choir and enjoy a fun night of hockey at the Cedar Park Center.  Deadline for ordering tickets is November 6th.  Questions?  Contact Debbie Martin (Music teacher) @ 512-428-2831 or by e-mail @ Debbie_Martin@roundrockisd.org.
 
CHERISHED ART FUNDRAISER
Cherished Art Fundraiser will be coming home in students’ October 20th Tuesday folder.  The CCE Art and Music Departments will be offering unique products through Cherished Art again this year!  Your student's artwork can be reproduced on t-shirts, aprons, coffee mugs, key chains, note cards ... you name it, we can do it!  Check out the display in the front hallway to see some of the available items. Proceeds from this sale directly benefit the Canyon Creek Art and Music departments and will be used to supplement our RRISD budget.  Products will be delivered in plenty of time for holiday giving!  Participation in this fundraiser is optional, but we do ask that you return your student's artwork to us regardless of your participation.   You may also submit siblings' artwork, and even your own!  Questions?  Contact either Debbie Martin (Music) or Sharon Preston (Art).  Deadline for orders is Friday, October 30th so that we can be sure to have your items for the holidays!
 
DENIM DRIVE
Thank you to those who have already donated to our fourth grade sponsored Denim Drive!  Please recycle gently used or new denim jeans and jackets.  Grade level collection baskets will be located in the main hallway until Friday, October 23rd.  All denim will be donated to the RRISD Clothes Closet as part of this Project Based Learning experience.  Thanks for helping us continue our tradition of generosity at CCE!
 
VOLUNTEER NEEDED
Do you like fish? Are you knowledgeable about fish aquarium maintenance?  The office is looking for a volunteer who will help maintain the office fish aquarium.  It would only require about one hour of your time per month.  Please contact Laura Lewis @ Laura_Lewis@roundrockisd.org if you are interested.  
 
IMPORTANT DATES
Monday, October 19th            Digital Citizenship Week
Tuesday, October 20th           Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness (optional)
Wednesday, October 21st      Orange Out Day - Wear Orange!
                                                    PTA Board Meeting 10 a.m., Parent Resource Center
Friday, October 23rd              Denim Drive ends, Runners Club begins
Monday, October 26th           Red Ribbon Week
Wednesday, October 28th     Gr. 4 Pumpkin Math 9 a.m.
                                                    Early Release Day 12:45 p.m.
Friday, October 30th              Gr. 2 Field Trip - Inner Space Cavern, 
                                                    Gr. 4 Dead Word Funeral 9:45 a.m.
                                                    Cherished Art Fundraiser is due
Tuesday, November 3rd        Election day, CCE Flu Clinic 8 - 10 a.m.
                                                    Report Cards go home, 
                                                    PTA Meeting 6:30 p.m.
                                                    Gr. 5 Musical Performance 7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 6th            Deadline for ordering Texas Stars hockey tickets
Monday, November 9th         Singing Stars @ Westwood Vertical Concert 7 p.m. @ Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, November 10th       CCE Scholastic Book Fair begins
Wednesday, November 11th  Veteran’s Day Concert with Grisham Honors Band, Orchestra and                      
                                                     Choir 8:15 a.m., CCE Cafeteria
Saturday, November 14th      Singing Stars @ Texas Stars hockey game 4 p.m., Cedar Park Center
Friday, November 20th          Kindergarten Thanksgiving Program 8 a.m., CCE Cafeteria,
                                                     PTA Reflections are due
Monday, November 23rd       Thanksgiving Holiday begins
Monday, November 30th       Welcome back Comets!

Sincerely,
Jenny Kasson
Principal

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