Eagle Express by jianghongl


									      Cedar Creek
      Elementary            Eagle Express
                                                                        Volume 31
                                                                          April 3, 2008

Principally Speaking…
TAKS...the first round

I am very proud to announce the results of the first administration of the TAKS test.
The scores are a preliminary, with two more opportunities for the student to meet the
passing standard.

The scores below are a reflection of your child’s handwork, our teachers dedication
and the amazing support we receive from our community. We expect to have 100% of
students in the 3rd grade and 5th grade to meet the passing standard after the second
testing administration in late April.

We expect to receive fourth grade writing scores at the end of May.

     3rd Grade Reading                      5th Grade Reading
     97% met the passing standard           100% met the passing standard
     61% received commended                  49% received commended

                   This Week’s Heath Tips for Kids
        Sneezes travel. Make sure you catch yours in a Kleenex tissue
               or your elbow and wash your hand immediately.
              Spruce Up for Spring was a Great Success
Big, big thanks to Michele Zurovec who did the creative planning and

Other volunteers that were here include Darrell Zurovec, John and Lisa Streun and
family, J.Jaye and Will Getman and family, Beau and Kathyrn Ross and sons, Becky
Rockwell and family
 Bob and Haley Rice, Susan and Adrian Matthews, Lori Balzan and Ashley, Leane and
Avery Heldenfels, Kathi and John Haralson and family, Tara and Anika Cherry, Ed
Nucholls, Peggy Pletcher and family, Alan and Rachel Luu and Lauren, Ruth and Tony
Pifer and son Zachery and Trac and Mary Bledsoe and family.

Thank you to everyone for making this day a great success!


  Fundamental classes in reading and math will be offered for students who were in
  grades K-5 during the 2007/2008 school year. The program is designed to sup-
  port students who need additional help mastering grade level objectives.

  The classes will be offered in two separate sessions daily, Monday through Fri-
  day, for a period of three weeks. Students may be enrolled in either one or two
  classes. Instruction will be based on individual student profiles provided by the
  current classroom teachers. Profiles will identify the course objectives that need
  additional reinforcement.

  The Eanes ISD Elementary Summer School 2008 Information and Registration
  packet which provides the dates, times, location, and cost for the elementary
  summer school sessions, as well as the registration form, are available in the
  school office. The deadline for registration is Thursday, May 15, 2008.
                                               hank you to Tara Mireur,
                                               Kristin LaBoon, Vivian Lee
 Kinder Round-up (9:00)        April 3         and Jennifer Cheatham for
                                               brining desserts for the
 Booster Club Meeting (8:00)   April 4         staff meeting. A special
                                               thank you to Lisa Baker and
                                               Pamela Bauries helping set
 Fifth Grade TAKS Math Test    April 8
                                               up for the refreshments.
 Third Grade Music Program     April 11
 (8:30 and 2:00)

          REMINDER!!!!!!!                          Attention: Marathon Kid
  Lights, Camera, Auction!!! The                           Parents
  Cedar Creek Auction is almost                  Your child should be receiving
  here. Buy your tickets, on sale                      their t-shirt today.
                                               Please have them wear it to school
               now!!                                       this Friday.
      Tuesday, April 8,2008                       We want to recognize them at
                                                      morning assembly.
        6:00 pm—10:00 pm

                  Lost and Found                        Calligraphy Class

Lost a favorite coat or sweater?             Learn the art of calligraphy! We will
                                             learn the basics and create products.
Please come by to check the lost and found
                                             This is a skill that can be used for a life-
located in the cafeteria before April 4,     time!
2008.                                        For 3rd/4th/5th Graders and Adults

Everything is going                                           4 Classes -
                                                    Beginning April 1 - Tuesday
to a charity this                               (April 1, 8, 15, 22 from 2:50-3:50 pm)
weekend!                                               Mrs. Russell - Room 22

                                             Please contact Community Ed for

Each year, across the nation, one event brings together entire communities to take part in the
fight against cancer. That event is the American Cancer Society Relay For Life® on April 26-
27 from 7:00pm to 7:00am. It’s a time and place where people come to celebrate those who
have survived cancer, remember those we’ve lost, and fight back against a disease that touches
too many lives, and because our Cedar Creek “family” knows the struggle first hand, we want
to do all we can to help in curing this dreaded disease!
Won’t you join us by supporting our efforts ? We have lots of opportunities for you to do that.
We need help in running some Fundraisers, creating our “camp site” for the event; supporting
our efforts cheering us on at the event throughout the evening and early morning!
Please go to our website at http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/
(copy and paste in your URL window) and click on Donate or purchase a luminaria and just
browse through the website to learn more about the event and it’s contributions to our commu-
Please email our Team Captain, Barbie Britt @ bbritt@eanes.k12.tx.us if you have questions,
comments, or ideas on how to help make this a huge success!
If you know survivors, they are invited to attend a complimentary dinner at Westlake High
School Stadium at 6:00 pm provided by Macaroni Grill, and are asked to take the first victory

 Let’s not be a short on staff next year – Donate to EEF Today!
EEF’s report to the school board in March was slightly disappointing – the Eanes community’s gift to
the District is projected to be about $100,000 less than last year. Therefore, if the donation trend
matches last year during the months of April – August, that represents 2 staff positions in the District
that could be lost next year.
This news follows on the heels of the Administration and Board’s continued work on its vision for ex-
cellence for the District over the next three years, a vision that includes possible new and innovative pro-
grams for all of the elementary schools.
Hopefully, this plan will not have to be curtailed due to the slight setback in EEF donations this year.
That’s where you come in. Be proactive, be part of the solution and help keep our staffing at the same
rate as last year without the Board having to use their planned curriculum expansion funds to do so.
Donate today if you have not already done so – it’s not too late to keep our schools staffed next year at
their current levels, and hopefully even expand!
                   Every donation counts and we can fund this gap by working together.

The Nurses Corner

Due to Fifth Grade Math TAKS, the dates for Scoliosis Screenings have been changed to the
14th, 15th, and 16th. The fifth grade class has already viewed the video, “Scoliosis”, in prepara-
tion for the screenings. All other details of the previously sent letter remain the same. Please
do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions .

We have had a few children identified with lice, but it so far has shown up in only one kinder-
garten classroom . Two fifth graders have also been identified. We have taken all the appro-
priate precautions to try and eliminate and prevent its’ spread. If your child complains of their
scalp itching, or you are suspicious of head lice infestation, consult your physician or the
school nurse.

If anyone is interested in helping out in the clinic, let me know. There are always opportuni-
ties. I could actually use a “helper” during scoliosis screenings , and also during RSB in May.

If anyone has used clothes to donate, I could particularly use tops and bottoms for girls, all

Sherry Bulluck RN, CCE
          Eanes ISD 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Eanes ISD 50th Anniversary celebration is just two weeks away! Plan on joining our
community for this free special event with fun, music, history, games and more on Saturday,
April 12, 2008. EISD is fortunate to have Comerica Bank, which is coming soon to West-
lake, serve as our title
sponsor. Listed below is an outline of the day’s events:

3:00-5:00 p.m.
Chap Court and parking lots between Chap Court and Stadium
   Rides and Games for all Ages
   Historical Display
   Food from Local Vendors
   “Salsa” Cook-off
   Westlake Fire Dept. Engine on Display
   H-E-B Grocery Cart Races and Buddy Bucks Booth
   Tour of Westlake HS
    “Uncommon Spaces” Art Gallery Open

5:00-6:00 p.m.
Chaparral Stadium
Performances by:
    Westlake Band
    District-wide 5th Grade Choir
    Hyline and Starsteppers
    Middle School Combined Orchestra
    Westlake Chorale
    Colors Presented by Local Scout Troops
Featured Speakers:
    Board President Jim Strickland
    Superintendent Nola Wellman
    Former Superintendent Don Rogers
    Former WHS Counselor Toody Byrd
50 Anniversary Video

6:00 p.m.
Chaparral Stadium
“50 Years of Rock-n-Roll” by Natural Causes
Dance along and enjoy!
         Kidventure Summer Camp Comes to EANES
Since 1994 Kidventure has been providing Texas' most memorable summer day and overnight
camps to thousands of children. Now we are proud to be serving the kids of EANES and West
Austin at two separate camps including Cedar Creek Elementary and Barton Creek Elemen-
tary. The Kidventure program will replace the Summer Fun Camp held in the past.

Themed as "The Legend of the Lost Summer" Kidventure Day Camp provides campers with
unique opportunities to experience a variety of athletic, educational and cultural events in a
professional camp setting. Each week features an amazing theme and campers participate in
specific activities including:

-Art Projects
-Camp Games
-Science Experiments
-Exciting Field Trips
-Water Play
-Drama and Talent Shows
-Character Building
-Special Guests
-Team Building
-Environmental Learning
-And Much More

Day Camps are provided for children ages 3-15 from June 2-August 15, 2008. You can pick and
choose the weeks you wish to attend!

Both campsites will operate on a weekly basis (Mon-Fri) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the
months of June, July and August. Pre-Camp and Post-Camp are also provided from 7:00 a.m. to
6:00 p.m.

Registration is taking place now and spaces are limited. To register, simply log on to
www.kidventure.com or call Kidventure at 263.8992.

               Join us for Camp Night at Barton Creek Elementary
Kidventure will host a Camp Night on March 25th. Come learn all about camp, view the slide
show and meet some of the camp team. Bring the whole family and bring a friend. The Camp
Night will take place in the Barton Creek Cafeteria and feature one presentation at 5:00 p.m.
and at 6:00 p.m. You may also call Kidventure at 512.263.8992 for more information.

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