Volume 15, Issue 12 December 4, 2013
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND REMINDERS FROM THE PRINCIPALAPPOINTMENTS WITH TEACHERS
Time management is a critical component to a teacher’s successful instructional day. A reminder…PLEASE respect our teachers’ time and call ahead to make a “real” appointment with your teacher if you have a concern or need to communicate something important. What seems to be happening is that parents “catch” a teacher right before school or right after dismissal and many times the teacher is trying to plan, get outside to be on duty, attend to a student, or get to a meeting. Our teachers want to give your concerns the time they deserve but they really can’t do it “on the run”. Too often they do not have the necessary information and they need time to pull information together to meet with you. We wouldn’t dream of meeting our doctors, dentists, lawyers, or accountants at the door as they are going to work and ushering in a client – well, our kids are our “clients” and our teachers need to prepare and be ready for them in the AM and give them attention at dismissal. Therefore, 8:15-8:30a.m. and 2:38-2:50p.m. is “student” time devoted and belonging to your children…please don’t steal this time from the kids. Thank you for your help with this!
Cross in the crosswalks only! Any student crossing outside of the crosswalk with or without a parent will be given a detention. Also, please pull forward to the front of the white zone when dropping your children off for school.
Help your child develop good attendance habits! It is extremely important that all students
arrive to school on time. To reduce classroom disruptions and follow state law, you need to make every effort to get your children to school between 8:15 – 8:30a.m. Students arriving after the 8:30 bell should report to the office and will be considered tardy. Tardies are recorded and become a part of your child’s permanent record. So, help your child and make a plan to arrive on time every day!
DOGS ON CAMPUS
We are a dog-free campus between the hours of 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.
REMINDERS FROM THE OFFICE
• Please call the absence hotline (794-4451) when your child is ill and will miss school.
• Students must stay home for 24 hours after their fever breaks.
• For the safety of all students, please sign in at the office when you enter school. All visitors must wear a visitor or volunteer badge.
Thank you for your continued support!
Terri Davis, Principal
What a wonderful gift to be able to give thanks for all that we have been given! Please think about ways you would like to help out our families for the Share and Care program. We will be sponsoring families for the holiday season. If you would like to help out, we will be accepting new clothes, new toys and gift cards for the families. Gift cards for the families to be able to buy holiday dinner or gifts on their own are nice or you can buy items for a specific child. All families are in the Solana Beach school district. We will be collecting right after Thanksgiving break and the dates are December 2-6 2013. Please look for a decorated box in your child’s classroom. Specifics regarding families are forthcoming.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Cyndi Pokal email@example.com
VP Community Service CC PTA
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, GPS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (email@example.com) or Ditaa Hedge (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SoupPlantation FUN-Raiser Monday, Dec. 9 from 5-8:00pm
Take a break from cooking and take the family out for dinner at the Souplantation Carmel Valley. Carmel Creek will receive 20% of the sales generated on this date/time. Located at Del Mar 3804 Valley Centre Dr. San Diego, CA. We will see you there!
A Note From SBFL
Meet the Pull-Out Teachers, Part I – Art Specialist Mrs. Fagaly.
PJ Fagely received her BA from the University of Toledo, Ohio. She also studied at the University of Caen, France and studied Art History at the University of Grenoble, France. After teaching a short time in Ohio, Mrs. Fagely and her husband moved to California. She’s been working at Carmel Creek since and has two grown children. Mrs. Fagely enjoys travel, reading, yoga and Art.
Here is a special message from Mrs. Fagely about Carmel Creek’s Art studio:
In the Art studio we explore different media and techniques, and allow students to express themselves creatively. I believe Art bolsters their self confidence and develops both sides of the brain. In fact, studies have shown that studying the Arts improves kids’ overall academic performance.
Each grade level is introduced to the Art standards, which have been adopted by the state of California Department of Education. We study the basic elements of Art, such as line, color, texture and shape. Then,we connect the concept to other subject areas. As an example, the transitional kindergarten watched a short DVD which introduced geometric shapes and looking for shapes in the world around us. Then they drew and painted a train using various shapes. Some lessons link Art History or include a cultural connection, as well.
I want to thank the parents for their generous support of the Foundation.
All the best,
Tune in to future newsletters for additional installments featuring Carmel Creek’s wonderful pull-out teachers, all supported by your Foundation donations! Visit www.sbfl.org to donate and to continue our support of Mrs. Fagely and the other pull-out teachers. For more information about the Foundation please contact Atousa or Stephanie at email@example.com.
Solana Beach Foundation for Learning.