Volume 15, Issue 13 December 11, 2013
From The Principal
As you know, Foundation dollars pay for our Science Instructor, Art Instructor, PE Instructor, and our CCN – weekly Carmel Creek News broadcast. Over the last two years we’ve updated our “regular” computer lab with 30 new computers. With the support of our PTA, SSC and Foundation, we were able to purchase 238 iPads that have been placed in classrooms for student use. We use our “Site Technology Plan” to guide us as we carefully plan, replace, and upgrade our technology in a systematic way. None of this would happen without your support of our Foundation. If you’ve given to Foundation this year…thank you, thank you, thank you! If you haven’t given, please consider making your check out today or donating on www.sbfl.org. What a difference we can make for our students with your support of the Foundation for Learning!
On another note, many students have been absent from school because of vacations. California state law requires that every student be in school everyday (California Ed Code 48200). This means that families need to plan vacations around the school calendar. When students miss more than ten days of school due to a vacation, parents must reregister their children upon their return. When this happens there is no guarantee that they will have the same teacher or, in the event of a school being full, they may not be able to return to the same school! Please schedule your vacations around our school calendar.
Thank you for your continued support!
Terri Davis, Principal
Log on to track your laps
You Can Track your Cougars in Motion laps at home!
1. Log on to www.studentlaptracker.com and click on the ”login” tab in the upper right corner of the page.
2. For returning students, the login name and password
is the same as last year. There is a tab if you have forgotten your login data. If you are a new student or are not sure if you signed up last year, there is a tab for that too.
Tracking your student’s progress is a great way to encourage him or her to keep on running! Updated every Friday! CIM is always looking for new volunteers to assist with our weekly Thursday student running program.
E Recycling – If you toss, it’s our loss!
As part of a nationwide program, Carmel Creek earns money when we recycle electronics. It’s completely free, teaches our children the valuable lessons about recycling, supports the environment, and helps us earn much-needed funding. Turn these items into Earnings: Empty inkjet/laser printer cartridges, mobile phones, digital cameras, laptops, PS devices and MP3 players. Donation box is located near the front office.
For more information or questions call Terry Gayles at (916) 207-0969 or email at email@example.com
Investigate! Explore! Discover!
The Carmel Creek Science Fair is coming! Registration Packets are available now in the front office. All K-4 students are invited to participate! Registration form deadline is JANUARY 10, 2014. Please return all registration forms to the SCIENCE FAIR envelope on the PTA table.
Projects are to be submitted for Judging on JANUARY 22. Please join us in the stage area to view all entries at the Science Fair on JANUARY 23 from 5 – 6:00pm. For more information please review the registration packet!
For help and questions: contact Monika Verma (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ditaa Hedge (email@example.com)
A Note From SBFL
Miss Kara Finney graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2005 with a degree in Kinesiology. She’s been teaching PE at Carmel Creek and keeping our kids healthy since 2011. As busy as she is during the day, Miss Kinney is also working toward an Adapted Physical Education Specialist Credential and a California Teachers of English Learners (CTEL) Certification.
Here’s a special message from Miss Kinney:
Every student has different abilities and needs, leading them on different paths to success. My primary job as a PE teacher is to help each student find their path and to build lifelong learning skills and health habits. I achieve this by using a variety teaching techniques, allowing each student to grow and learn in his/her own way. My teaching experiences have helped me enhance my creativity, leadership, teamwork, and time-management skills. I know these attributes will contribute positively to Carmel Creek and I am more than excited to continue my career with the Solana Beach School District!
About Carmel Creek PE
Carmel Creek offers quality PE to all students, focusing on fun, inclusive and high-energy activities that integrate academic and wellness concepts. Classes segments are designed to develop students’ motor, cognitive, and social skills. This is the “new PE” you may have read about. Instead of waiting in line or having to be chosen last for a team, all students have opportunities to participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity. Because health benefits are maximized by regular physical activity, your child’s participation is very important. Experts recommend children receive at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Help your child reap these health benefits by helping them seek opportunities to be active outside of school.
Visit www.sbfl.org to donate and to help continue Carmel Creek’s tradition of providing great opportunities like Miss Kinney’s PE class for our children. For more information about the Foundation please contact Atousa or Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Solana Beach Foundation for Learning.