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Contentnea-Savannah Cougar gear is here, just in time for cooler weather! In addition to t-shirts, caps, and visors, there are now crewneck and hooded sweatshirts available, all featuring a brand-new design. Samples are located in the front office. Prices are: • Visor—$12.00 • Cap—$15.00 • T-shirt—$10.00 • Crewneck Sweatshirt—$20.00 • Hooded Sweatshirt—$25.00 All proceeds benefit CSS athletics. Please contact Mr. Fisher to purchase. Know the Difference Between Cold and Flu Symptoms Fever is usually present with the flu in up to 80% of all flu cases. A Fever Fever is rare with a cold. temperature of 100°F or higher for 3 to 4 days is associated with the flu. A hacking, productive (mucus- producing) A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present Coughing cough is often present with a cold. with the flu (sometimes referred to as dry cough). Slight body aches and pains can be part of a Aches Severe aches and pains are common with the flu. cold. Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold Stuffy Nose and typically resolves spontaneously within a Stuffy nose is not commonly present with the flu. week. Chills Chills are uncommon with a cold. 60% of people who have the flu experience chill. Tiredness Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold. Tiredness is moderate to severe with the flu. Sneezing Sneezing is commonly present with a cold. Sneezing is not common with the flu. Sudden Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few The flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. The flu hits hard and Symptoms days. includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains. A headache is very common with the flu, present in 80% of flu Headache A headache is fairly uncommon with a cold. cases. Sore throat is commonly present with a Sore Throat Sore throat is not commonly present with the flu. cold. Chest Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a Chest discomfort is often severe with the flu. Discomfort cold. If your child exhibits flu-like symptoms, please do not allow them to attend school. Remember, diligent hand-washing is the best way to fight the spread of the flu! If you have any questions you may contact Mrs. Nicole Sugg, CSS School Nurse, at 252-527-8591. Lenoir County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, creed, marital status, age, or disability in its programs, activities, or employment practices. The Public Information Officer is the Title IX compliance officer and can be reached at 2017 West Vernon Avenue, Kinston, NC 28504, and telephone number is 252-527-1109. Las Escuelas Publicas del Condado de Lenoir no discriminan a ninguna persona en ninguno de sus programas, actividades o practices de empleo con base a su raza, color, origin nancional, seso, credo, estado civil, edad o incapacidad. La Oficial del Deptol, de Informacion Publica es la Oficial que se encuentra a cargo del pro- grama federal Titulo IX y puede localizarsele en la siguiente direccion: 2017 West Vernon Avenue, Kinston, NC 28504 o llamandola al telefono 252-527-1109. Volume 2, Issue 1 Contentnea-Savannah School, Home of the Cougars October / November, 2009 It’s exciting to begin a brand-new school year in our new location on Ferrell Road at Contentnea~Savannah School! Students, staff, and parents have all been adapting well to new procedures and OCTOBER policies which have been implemented to keep us all learning in a 19 safe and clean environment. Continue to stress to your children Booster Club Meeting-6:30 p.m. the importance of bus safety, not chewing gum on campus, and being respectful to others—especially to adults. When everyone 26-30 follows the rules, it makes the school run so much more Red Ribbon Week smoothly. 26-28 Nine Weeks Testing (Grades 3-5) I am extremely pleased to announce that both Contentnea and Savannah Schools were named Green Ribbon Schools in North 29 Carolina for successfully implementing the Positive Behavior Early Dismissal-12 noon Support System in grades K-8. The elementary school was also 30 named a Model PBS School for the 2008-9 school year! Students Teacher Workday (no school) have been recognized for following rules and showing good manners and we should all be very proud of them! NOVEMBER I am also proud of our Cougar athletes! Both football and 6 volleyball teams have been working and playing hard this fall to Report Cards achieve a winning season! They’re looking good and playing well, so please support our school’s Booster Club! 11 Veteran’s Day Holiday (no school) Our PTA is sponsoring ONE big fundraiser for the fall—the CSS 13 “Womanless Beauty Pageant,” which will be held in the gym at Elementary Recognition Assemblies 7:00 on Saturday night, November 14, 2009. This event promises K-2 9:00 a.m. to be a lot of fun and full of surprises. Tickets are now being 3-5 1:30 p.m. sold--$5 for adults and $3 for students with children under three 14 being free. Gold, Silver, and Bronze sponsorships are also being Womanless Beauty Pageant (PTA sold. We’d like to have a full house that night, and hope that you Fundraiser)-7:00 p.m. and your family will make plans now to come out and enjoy a fun- filled evening! 23 Booster Club Meeting-6:30 p.m. Thanks again for all of your support in making Contentnea- 23-24 Savannah one of the very best schools anywhere, and I look Bowling (4th & 5th Grades) forward to seeing everyone at the Womanless Beauty Pageant in November! 25-27 Thanksgiving Holiday (no school) Mrs. Blizzard The kindergarten classes at Contentnea-Savannah are off to a great start. We have settled into our routines nicely and are learning the PBS rules well, as evidenced by the good behavior we are displaying in our classrooms and in our electives. We have been on our first field trip and it was a big success! As part of our study of communities and community helpers, we visited the public library and the fire station on Oct. 9. We concluded our day with a picnic lunch at Bill Fay Park and had a lot of fun on the playground there. It was a beautiful day, and a good time was had by all! As we move into the second nine weeks we will be concentrating our efforts on learning our sounds and letters, as well as learning how to use them to sound out words and begin to READ! We are also beginning AR, which is a great motivational tool for our students. Another exciting upcoming event for kindergarten is our December trip to the RBC Center in Raleigh to see Disney on Ice. This will be one of the highlights of our year, and we are eagerly anticipating the big day. Kindergarten is a very important year for our students, and we are so pleased that this year has begun so positively. A big thanks to our students and their parents for helping us get things started on the right foot! The 1st grade is off to a great start! We are excited to have a new 1st grade teacher this year, Ms. Harrison. She is a great addition to our team. We have started a new activity this year, called Dibels groups. The Dibels program is a palm-based assessment program which groups children according to strengths and weaknesses in reading. Students are able to get individualized attention from small groups three times a week. We are excited to see the growth in children from these small groups. In the upcoming months we will be learning about holidays, such as Halloween and Thanksgiving. We will also be discussing addi- tion, subtraction, technology and communication, writing skills and many more exciting things! We are looking forward to a great year! The 2nd graders have been busy learning about air and weather. Around CSS you may see pinwheels turning, wind socks blowing, and even some anemometers measuring wind speed. Even our recycled plastic-bottle rain gauges have added to the fun we have had studying the weather. In November, we will use technology to help with our pumpkin activities such as graphing pumpkin seeds...that’s a lot of counting and weighing! We hope to be able to compare our data with schools in other states. Third grade has gotten off to a great start for the 2009-2010 school year! We have been working hard in math to investigate number sense, addition with regrouping, and subtraction with regrouping! 3rd graders have also been looking at alternate ways to show regrouping! Do you know what a palindrome is? Ask some of our 3rd graders! They can tell you how to add a three digit number to create a palindrome! Whew! 3rd graders are also reading their socks off! Ask us the difference in reality and fantasy. We can tell you in a complete sentence, since we know all about speaking and writing in complete sentences as well! Fourth grade students are off to a great start to the 2009-2010 school year! This month we would like to tell you about some exciting action happening in math class. Analyzing and interpreting data is a very important skill that students have been learning during the first nine-week grading period. Students have been participating in class activities that involve collecting, displaying, and analyzing different kinds of data. To assist your child at home with this unit of study, you can share and discuss graphs, tables, charts and other forms of data with him or her. You can find examples in newspapers, magazines, billboards, and advertisements. You can even collect data and make your own graphs and charts with your child. Real world examples help students to make connections to the curriculum that is being taught at school. We appreciate your support at home. Learning is fun and exciting for our students when we all work together. Be sure to check out the totally redesigned Lenoir County Public Schools website at www.lenoir.k12.nc.us. The website is full of useful information including the latest LCPS news, school menus, upcoming events, and links for students and parents. There is also a link to Contentnea-Savannah School! Also, be sure to visit the CSS website at http://schools.lenoir.k12.nc.us/css/ for the latest school news, links, and pictures. Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who participated in Grandparents’ Week October 5-9. We had a huge turnout this year, and we are thankful for everyone who participated. Thank you parents and grandparents for being a positive influence in the lives of CSS students! As one of our service projects, CSS is collecting can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Many Ronald McDonald Houses work with local recycling centers to raise money by collecting tabs (the pull top) from aluminum cans. Ronald McDonald Houses collect can tabs instead of entire aluminum cans because the tabs are pure high-quality aluminum, unlike cans, which consist of aluminum and other alloys. Tabs are also easier to store than whole cans. After the tabs are collected, the local RMHC Chapter brings the collection to local recycling centers, where they are weighed to determine their value. One pound of can tabs is worth 57 cents, and one gallon of can tabs (4,175 tabs) is worth $1.49. The recycling center then sends the local RMHC Chapter or House a check for the total value. To date, more than 400 million can tabs have been collected, generating more than $4 million. We are collecting the tabs through our homeroom classes. If you have large amounts to give, it would be helpful to send them in gallon bags. Thank you so much for your support of this worthy cause. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Jones, Middle Grades counselor. Lenoir County Public Schools is now offering parents the opportunity to prepay for student lunches online. Just go to www.lenoir.k12.nc.us and click on the “School Lunch Prepay” button. You will be directed to the Lunch Prepay website, where you can register to prepay on your student’s account using your credit card. If you have questions, you may click on the “Help/FAQ” link on the left-hand side of the page. Remember to save and submit Labels for Education and Box Tops for Education. This is a great way for you to help Contentnea-Savannah School earn money to support academic and athletic programs in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Labels for Education are found on Campbell’s products including Campbell’s, Prego, Pepperidge Farm, Swanson, V8, Franco-American, and others. Box Tops for Education are found on all General Mills products. More information can be found online: www.labelsforeducation.com or www.boxtops4education.com. You may also contact Michelle Gaskins, the school’s Box Tops 4 Education Coordinator, at 524-4628 or email@example.com. Labels and box tops can be submitted to your child’s teacher. **Food Lion has special Box Tops offers for the months of October, November, and December. Be sure to check them out! Soon, all LCPS middle and high school students will be assigned a personal e-mail account through Gaggle.Net. Gaggle provides safe e-mail accounts for students along with file storage and sharing, a blogging tool, message boards, and digital homework drop boxes. Student Gaggle accounts are accessible from school or home, and are intended for educational use. More information can be found online at www.lenoir.k12.nc.us; simply click on the Gaggle.Net link on the LCPS homepage. Students will be receiving login information in the next few weeks. Congratulations to Mr. Sam Fisher, Contentnea-Savannah School’s first Teacher of the Year! The school celebrated this accomplishment by recognizing September 22 as “Mr. Fisher Day.” Mr. Fisher was treated to a parade through the K-2 and 3-5 halls, as well as a Pep Rally with 6th-8th grade students. Pictures from the day are located on the CSS website (http://schools.lenoir.k12.nc.us/css/). Mr. Fisher always goes above and beyond the call of duty at CSS, whether in the classroom or as the school’s Athletic Director. CSS is thankful for Mr. Fisher’s service to the school, and is proud to call him our Teacher of the Year! The Contentnea-Savannah School PTA is proud to present the school’s first ever “CSS Cougar Womanless Beauty Pageant” fundraiser on November 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium. We have nine special contestants (all familiar faces at CSS) who will be competing for the title of “Miss CSS Cougar 2009.” Patron, Bronze, Silver, and Gold Sponsorships are available for purchase. Tickets are also being pre-sold for the event at a cost of $5 per adult and $3 per student (children ages three and under get in free). A $75 Visa gift card will be awarded to the student who sells the most tickets, as well as the student who sells the most sponsorships. The top selling class from the elementary grades and the middle grades will each be rewarded with a pizza party. Tickets will be sold through November 10. For sponsorship or ticket information, please contact Lyla Nock, CSS PTA President (939-0164 or firstname.lastname@example.org). All parents, grandparents, guardians, and CSS staff are encouraged to join the CSS PTA. For just $5 per person, we can help our students be successful. Please contact Lyla Nock for more information, or to join. Congratulations to Contentnea Elementary and Savannah Middle for being recognized as 2008-2009 Green Ribbon Schools for Positive Behavior Support. Schools achieve Green Ribbon status by diligently implementing PBS programs, having an active PBS Team that meets at least once a month, and completing Module 1 PBS training. Additionally, Contentnea Elementary was recognized as a 2008-2009 Model School. Model Schools fulfill all Green Ribbon requirements, as well as completing Module 2 PBS training. Thank you to all teachers and students who strive to make CSS a safe, fun environment for learning. October 12-16 marked the first school-wide Sprit Week for Contentnea-Savannah School. Kindergarten through 8th grade students participated in theme days all week long. Monday was Tacky Day, Tuesday was Hat Day, Wednesday was Dress for Success Day (and school picture day), Thursday was School Spirit Day, and Friday was Twin Day. Students had a great time showing their CSS spirit all week, and helped cheer the Volleyball team to a victory over Rochelle on Monday. Middle grades students participated in a Pep Rally on Thursday, with the 8th grade winning the “Spirit Stick.” Unfortunately, the football game on Thursday was cancelled due to inclement weather, but hopefully the football team got enough “pep” at the pep rally to lead them to a win against Frink, which has been rescheduled for November 2. If students have not been approved for free/reduced lunch for the 2009-2010 School Year, they will need money for meals or they will receive the alternate meal according to board policy, per the LCPS Child Nutrition Department. Parents, please make sure that your child does not owe money in the cafeteria. He or she will receive the alternate meal according to board policy once five consecutive meals are not paid for. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated! The following students have been named by their teachers as Good Citizens for the months of September and October. Keep up the good work! Mrs. Harper’s Class……… Jahnya Waters, DJ Wiggins…………. Ja’den Kilpatrick, Vanessa Chavez- Rodriquez Mrs. Heath’s Class……….. Abigail Foss, Christopher Sabinske.. Steven Cooper, Keionnee Wiggins Mrs. McCollam’s Class….. Arly Figueroa, Hunter King………….. Bre’anna Banks, Justin Cooper Fifth grade students at CSS have Mrs. Taylor’s Class………. Nya Lowe, Mike Howery……………… Camaurie Whitehurst, Michael Carlyle been studying poetry. We hope Ms. Benton’s Class……… Sadia Hepburn…………………………… Samantha Wetherington that you enjoy reading some of our Mrs. Fowler’s Class……… Kaliyah Bonhom…………………………. Sadie Carlyle Ms. Harrison’s Class…….. Cassidy Melton…………………………… Chase Jones original creations. Mrs. Jarman’s Class……. Alex Ramos-Garcia……………………… Khaliyah Moore Mrs. Jones’s Class……….. Noah Perez………………………………… Mollie Smith Haikus are Japanese poems about Mrs. Kornegay’s Class….. Tabitha Jenkins………………………….. Michael Anderson nature. They have three lines & 17 Mrs. Manning’s Class…… Melanie Carrasquillo………………….. Heather Smith syllables. Read the Haikus from Mrs. Sutton’s Class………. Yadasha Fisher…………………………… Cheyanne Babcock Mrs. Dawson-Chadwick’s reading Mrs. Austin’s Class………. Tyshaun Ellison………………………….. Nikaizha Davis class. Mrs. Hathaway’s Class…. Dustin Herring……………………………. Noah Herring, Samantha Solomon Mrs. Morris’s Class………. Gabrielle Stallings………………………. Zaria Bell My Imagination Mrs. Price’s Class………… Malik Dixon……………………………….. Auria Cooper By: Tori H. Mrs. Howard’s Class……. Brandon Tripp……………………………. Tyler Godwin Mrs. Jenkins’s Class…….. Quinton Pittman…………………………. Grayson Shreves Worms in the moonlight Mrs. Modlin’s Class………. Megan Jones……………………………… Anne-Wesley Taylor Are like dogs flying a kite Mrs. Wade’s Class……….. Andrea Adamson………………………… Steffon Riley Mrs. Dawson-Chadwick’s Over the rainbow. Class………………………….. Dylan Foss…………………………………. Alexus Avent, Milan Roderick Mrs. Gaddis’s Class……… Malik Bouie………………………………… Maria Patino Green Lizards Mrs. St. John’s Class…… Kelsie Stocks……………………………… Ayla Dixon By: Blake L. Mrs. White’s Class……….. Bryce Dixon……………………………….. Morgan O’Neal Ms. Colello’s Class………. Derek Jones………………………………. Tre-Voughn Long-Greer Lying on a rock Mrs. Garris’s Class……….. Malcolm Slade……………………………. Premiere Cobb Was a little green lizard Mrs. Ledford’s Class…….. Caleb Sinclair…………………………….. James Black Mrs. Rayner’s Class……… Meyona Jones……………………………. Ivonne Lopez-Villarreal Bathing in the sun. Mrs. Owens’s Class……… Nykeem Swinson………………………… Caleb Sinclair Tiger By: Jalani K. The large tiger pounced Self poems are creative ways to tell someone all about you. Read the self poems from Mrs. On a deer drinking water St. John’s reading class. It had had its fill. Maria Dajour Nice, Pretty, Smart, Mannerly Smart, Nice, Short, Cute Sibling of Rodolfo, Diego, Sebastian Sibling of Marquise, Deontrez Love of dogs, family, grandparents Love of pizza, dogs, family Who feels joyful, happy, greedy Who fears snakes, spiders, mean dogs Who fears ghosts, snakes, bulldogs Who would like to see Michael Jordan, Lil' wayne, Who would like to see Mexico, grandparents, friends Chris Brown Resident of Kinston Resident of Kinston Patino-Guardiola Bouie Fourth and Fifth Grades: Our classes just completed the All Aboard South America Writing Contest offered through East Carolina University. Both language arts groups submitted student entries for this contest. Four fourth grade students received Honorable Recognition in the competition. Those students are: Bailey Blake, Kamron Bruton, Emily Heath, and Megan Monroe. Way to represent CSS! The 6th Grade Team has had a busy quarter so far! We are very proud of our students for their overall outstanding behavior, for which they just received their first PAWS reward party—a snowcone social! Ask them to show you their paws! Our team, under the direction of Mrs. Kimberly Jones, is working on completing science fair projects. The children have been very excited and are working hard on their projects. In Mrs. Ormond’s language arts class, students are working diligently on their famous singer biographies. Notes will be sent home every week or so to update you on what they should have accomplished at that point. We are also still collecting money to help us "Adopt a Dolphin" through the Wildlife Federation. We currently have almost $20 collected so send in your donations as soon as possible! In the upcoming weeks we will be sending home details about our first quarter recognition/awards ceremony to be held in November. Please watch your child's agenda for the date and time. And, as always, please make sure you check and sign your child's agenda nightly. We really see a difference in the students who have someone checking each night versus those who don't! Thank you to those of you who so diligently check—you're helping your child! Mrs. Garner's social studies classes have developed new countries. These countries came complete with pledges, anthems, and flags. Mrs. Garner is proud of her hard working developers. In language arts, we have been reading and analyzing the book Tuck Everlasting. Over the course of this novel we have been examining the idea of immortality and how being a part of the "wheel of life" (as described by Mr. Tuck in the novel) is a blessing. Another theme of the novel is "changes over time." To connect this theme to our personal lives, students brought in two pictures: a current one and one from when they were much younger. Students then wrote about what kind of person they used to be and what kind of person they are now that they are older. This project is on display in the hallway outside 7th grade classrooms. In science, we have been discussing the composition of the atmosphere and how it reacts with other substances. We have also covered weather patterns and talked about differences in air pressure. We are currently working on severe weather, learning about what causes it, how to predict it, and what we can do to prepare for it. To finish out the nine weeks we will be learning about the climates of different regions and how they can change. In math, 7th grade students are learning about solving equations, combining like terms, and converting math words into equations. We are currently learning about the colonial period in North Carolina history. Recently, students worked in groups to create magazines about the mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke. Soon we will be spending time studying the impact of Pirates on North Carolina, with special emphasis on the infamous Blackbeard. Eighth grade science classes are in the middle of chemistry. We have learned about atomic structure, elements, and trends of the periodic table. We are now using all that to move into bonding, molecules, and balancing chemical equations. We are hoping to be able to do hands-on activities to help reinforce our learning. We will continue in our chemistry unit for a few more weeks before moving on. The following students have been named by their teachers as Students of the Month for September. Keep up the good work! Shamia Moore Luke Jackson Brian Washington Tiamel Bradley Keithien Mason Brad Strickland Sedreka Anderson Alexus Morning During the month of October, Mrs. Corey’s multi-level EC class worked on the math concepts of collecting and displaying data. To bring home the concept of charts, graphs, and data our class conducted several different activities. They produced graphs to show how much television, video game, and sleep time they spent at home. The second activity overlapped into our science lesson where they collected data on the foods they ate in a food journal for one week, and then transferred that into the food pyramid to see if their food choices were balanced. Lastly, our students conducted a survey. We were fortunate enough to find a turtle to adopt as our class pet. The time came for our turtle to be named and we could not come to a consensus, so we conducted a survey. The class was divided into two groups. One group would poll teachers and one group would poll students to choose their favorite name for our new turtle. The students spent several days collecting their data and used that data to create graphs comparing teacher and student name choices. The winner and top choice was...Lightning. Collecting, comparing and displaying data can be used in all areas of life. Sixth Grade: As students continue their study of fictional literature, they are progressing even more daily in their growth as 6th graders. They have just completed two projects related to their studies. As a result of studying “Ode to Family Photographs,” a poem by Gary Soto, students wrote their own odes making certain to use at least three of the poetry elements that studied in this lesson. They then shared their odes with their classmates by reading them aloud to the class. After studying “The Stone,” a folktale with a dwarf character, students prepared group presentations on fairies and dwarfs. Two days of research and two days of preparation culminated in presentations to the class. Everyone had a lot of fun presenting and viewing presentations. Nice job 6th graders!! Seventh Grade: Students have recently completed their study of Edgar Allan Poe and his literature. The culminating project for this unit was a Poe Selection Evaluation. Students chose one of the studied selections to analyze with respect to a literary element of their choice. For example: analyzing suspense in “The Raven.” After writing a rough draft, holding peer conferences, writing a second rough draft, holding a teacher-student conference, and preparing a word-processed final draft, students published their essays by sharing with classmates. Excellent writing and evaluation 7th graders!! Eighth Grade: Students have been very busy with a unit study of Animal Farm. The unit explored the historical events and aspects of the time period on which Orwell based the plot of the book. Students spent much time analyzing Orwell’s purpose for writing and the theme he was trying to convey to his readers. Also studied was “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe. This selection was an extension of the Edgar Allan Poe unit studied in seventh grade last year. The final assignment was a project entitled Annotated Bibliography: Edgar Allan Poe. Students had to choose four Poe selections for which to create an annotated bibliography. After preparing a rough draft, holding peer conferences, and word processing a final draft, students then published the final product by sharing with classmates. Tremendous effort 8th graders!! • Oct. 21 / Volleyball (Frink at CSS) • Oct. 22 / Football (CSS at Woodington) • Oct. 26 / Volleyball (CSS at Woodington) • Oct. 29 / Football (CSS at Rochelle, to be played at Kinston High School, 6:00 p.m.) • Nov. 2 / Football (CSS at Frink) • Nov. 2 / Boys Basketball Tryouts start • Nov. 30 / Basketball (CSS at Grifton) *All games start at 4:00 unless otherwise noted. Dates and times are subject to change. **Girls basketball tryout dates TBD.
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