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COUGAR CLIPS NEWSLETTER

Volume 16, Issue 35                                          June 10, 2015

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Dear Carmel Creek Families:

It is hard to believe that we have only a couple of days left in our school year. We have had a wonderful year, and I am so thankful to have the opportunity to work at Carmel Creek School with a terrific staff and fantastic parents and children.

I would like to thank every parent for sending us your children ready to learn every day. They are all amazing, unique individuals, and we have seen so much growth, both academically and socially, with them this year.

Finally, I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to everyone on our school staff. They are a highly committed and loyal team that deeply cares about our students. They collaborate and work closely together to teach and support our children in their learning as well as in the development of life skills as members of our school community. They model for students the joy of learning new things and accepting new challenges. There is always time for laughter and fun while we work seriously. I wish you all a fun and relaxing summer!

Love to all,
Terri Davis, Principal

 

50 IDEAS FOR YOUR 2015 SUMMER ACTIVITY CALENDAR

Set some goals for the summer for reading, fitness, AND family fun! The best way to meet goals is to have a “family meeting” and write down your goals. Weekly “checks” to see if the family is staying the course will keep those goals moving forward all summer. Soooooo…

  1. Start a journal and write a little bit each day – if you go someplace special (San Diego has LOTS of wonderful places to go!) write a bit and add a postcard to make a special journal of memories!
  2. Visit the library…every week!
  3. Read a newspaper article with your child and circle all the nouns…all the proper nouns…all the adjectives…
  4. Write in your journal all the words that you can think of that describe “summer”…
  5. Take a walk after dark away from lighted areas and just look at the stars and constellations…
  6. Create a flag for your family and explain what each symbol means…
  7. Plant a vegetable garden and enjoy watching it grow…
  8. Talk and write about the best thing that happened that day…
  9. Help your children set up a play “store” and set the prices and count out change
  10. Check the Carmel Creek website on the Internet – any news or interesting “student link” websites???
  11. Visit some of the local farmers’ markets – choose a new and different veggie or fruit to try…
  12. Make a dictionary of new words and try to add to it every day…
  13. Talk about the safety signs you see on the road when you are traveling…
  14. Write 20 math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) then set the timer and have the kids solve them…
  15. Have a contest (do it on the 4th of July!) and see who can make the most words from the letters in INDEPENDENCE…
  16. Look at old family photos – have the children write a story about one of the old pictures…ie. when I was only 3…
  17. Have your child put an ice cube outside then observe (like a scientist!) how long it take to melt and then how long it takes to evaporate…
  18. List your child’s favorite animals – look them up and learn more about them – write about one of them…
  19. Learn a tongue twister and have a contest – who can say it fastest…
  20. Make a collage from things you find around the house – strings, buttons, ribbon, photos, etc…
  21. Hide a “treasure” and make a map so the kids can have a treasure hunt and find it…
  22. Play “Concentration” matching pictures, letters, numbers, even easy addition and subtraction problems…
  23. Use old socks or paper bags and make puppets – put on a puppet show…
  24. Have a geography challenge and name and state and learn the capitals…
  25. Make a timeline of when some inventions were first discovered…
  26. Ask your child what “being responsible” means…
  27. Plan a NO TV night – play games instead…
  28. Post a world map next to the TV – watch the news and mark each of the world news spots on the map…
  29. Cut an apple or orange (or pizza) into equal pieces and talk to your children about fractions…
  30. Have the children read a favorite recipe while you prepare it…
  31. Review math facts by playing “baseball” – each correct answer is a base hit…
  32. Watch the moon and record changes in the shape and color on the calendar…
  33. Give the kids a bucket of water and a paint brush and let them “paint” on the driveway or patio…
  34. Have everyone bring a favorite poem to the dinner table – share them…
  35. Help your child decorate a shoe box to store treasures in…
  36. Organize a neighborhood “book swap” for your children and their friends…
  37. Buy some great post cards of San Diego and have the children send them to friends and relatives who live in other parts of the country…
  38. Look for a free concert you can attend as a family…
  39. Have a backyard “Olympics” – create your own “events” and give medals to everyone…
  40. Help your children see the difference between “wants” and “needs”…
  41. Look in the newspaper for math symbols or charts or graphs…
  42. Listen to a piece of music that has no lyrics – write your own words to the song…
  43.  Write an amount of money – say $1.23 – then have your child count coins to match the sum…
  44. As you shop for school supplies, have the children read the ads to find the best buys…
  45. Encourage every family member to memorize a short poem…
  46. See how many body parts you can name and then list what each does…
  47. Have your child give directions about how to make a sandwich and follow them exactly…
  48. Look at a map of the world – name a continent or a country and see who can find it first…
  49. Ask your child to use a ruler to measure some things in your house…
  50. Make a “time capsule” of things you did this summer – save it and open it in a year or two or five…

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Congratulations…

TO OUR NEW PTA CO-PRESIDENTS FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR: SUMMER HARRIFF AND RACHEL IVE WE APPRECIATE THE JOB YOU’VE TAKEN ON AND LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR LEADERSHIP THROUGHOUT THE YEAR!

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Last Day of School Backpack Donation

Donate Your Child’s Backpack

Our sister school can use your child’s used backpack

• Please donate your child’s backpack to our sister school Central Elementary.

• Their students can use these backpacks when they start the new school year in July!

• If you would like to participate in this event and you feel your child’s backpack is in good condition; please leave the backpack in the front of the school in the designated box marked “Backpack Donations”.

Thank you again for all of your generous donations throughout this school year! For questions, please contact Fay Massian at: faymassian@yahoo.com

Thank you,
Fay Massian (PTA Community Service)

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Congratulations to our Top Runners

in Cougars in Motion!

 

Girls Boys
 Kindergarten  1st Place: Casey Suhar
2nd Place: Anousheh Mohebbi
3rd Place: Keela Horton
 1st Place: Marwin Garcia
2nd Place: Maxim Galkin
3rd Place: Ethan Carson
 1st Grade 1st Place: Sarina Feng – 26.75 miles
2nd Place: Bailey Dotters – 26 miles
3rd Place: Sophia Tao – 25.25 miles
1st Place: Harris Notrica – 36.75 miles
2nd Place (tied): Zack Bulich, Thomas Goelitz, & Jake Hyeon Jae Hwang – 35.5 miles
3rd Place: Arnav Jadi – 30.5 miles
 2nd Grade 1st Place: McRae Oates – 39.25 miles
2nd Place: Nikita Krutik – 26.25 miles
3rd Place: Seo Young Hwang – 25 miles
1st Place: Oliver Cole – 54 miles – Most miles run in the whole school!!!
2nd Place: Jaewoo Choi – 30.5 miles
3rd Place: Nathan Wheitz – 30.25 miles
 3rd Grade 1st Place: Kaitlyn Bulich – 50.5 miles
2nd Place (tied): Sophie Rosenblum & Megan Goelitz – 42 miles
3rd Place: Talia Bertino – 37.5 miles
1st Place: Praveen Vadlamani – 41.25 miles
2nd Place: Gavin Lennon – 38.5 miles
3rd Place: Jonathan Jae – 37 miles

 

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Share and Care

Thank you Carmel Creek PTA, Parents, Staff, & Students for donating clothes, coats & shoes to Marshall Elementary!

With a goal set up 4 years ago to have a room designated for the needs of the students at Marshall Elementary, Carmel Creek helped realize the goal! Now any student can fill out a sheet stating what they need and the volunteer will hand them a bag with shoes and clothes. I am so happy that we were able to help this school!It is with a tear in my eye that I say goodbye to Carmel Creek PTA this year. I have enjoyed being VP of Community Service for the last 4 years! I can’t thank the PTA and staff enough for all of your support. I will miss the unbelievable support from Terri Davis and a GREAT president this year Melissa Catanzaro!Best Wishes,
Cyndi Pokal
VP of Community Service

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OUR HEARTFELT THANKS

to all the Children and their Families,
to our wonderful Teachers, Staff,
and our Principal
who participated in and/or donated to our
ANNUAL FUND DRIVE, FUN RUN & SPRING EVENTS

Allowing us to raise over $98,000
to support CC Discovery Labs, Instructors & Programs

We could not have done it without you!!!

THANK YOU!!!

Your Solana Beach School Foundation Team

To learn more about the Foundation or to volunteer for fundraising event committees, please contact our site co-President Afshan Rahmati at afshanar@aol.com

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COLLECT BOX TOPS OVER THE SUMMER!!

Summertime is almost here, but please continue to collect Box Tops for Education to earn money for Carmel Creek School! Box Tops can be turned into the collection box on the PTA table when school starts back up in August or saved for the school-wide annual Box Top Competition which is held every February. Thank you for purchasing Box Tops for Education products and have a wonderful summer break!