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									                   CES DRUMBEAT
                                      MAY 2003
                                    IMPORTANT DATES

May 5-9 Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

May 9 5th Grade Field Day

May 13 4th Grade Field Day

May 13 SAC Meeting @ 5:30

May 14 Early Release @ 11:45

May 21-22 Softball Tournaments

May 23 Early Release @ 11:45

May 26 Memorial Day (No attendance)

May 27 Early Release @ 11:45

May 28 Early Release @ 11:45

May 28 ****Last Day of School****

                                 END OF YEAR AWARDS

May 15 Kindergarten

May 16 1st Grade

May 19 2nd Grade

May 20 3rd Grade

May 21 4th Grade

May 22 5th Grade

Award Ceremonies will be held in the Cafetorium @ 9:00 a.m. each day.

                             TEACHER/STAFF APPRECIATION
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week is set for the week of May 5-9. Show that special Teacher/Staff member
how much they are appreciated for their efforts.

                                   FROM ADMINISTRATION

As our school year winds down, please help us in a couple areas. The number of late transportation changes
(bus, pick up, and checkout), have increased tremendously, by telephone calls. These are causing
classroom interruptions. Send in a note with your child. The note will be handled, in a way to minimize
the loss of instructional time. We understand emergencies may arise. In such instances, please notify the
office, by 12:00, when possible.

We extend our appreciation to those of you who have adhered to this policy, which has minimized
classroom interruptions. Thank you!

Finally, due to the warm weather, please make sure that your children are following the dress code. Please
refer to the Handbook or the Code of Conduct. Both indicate appropriate clothing. We appreciate your
assistance and cooperation.

                                              PTO NEWS

Our last meeting for this year will be held on May 5, 2003 @ 7:00 p.m. in the school cafetorium. Please
check above for Awards Ceremony dates and time. For additional information check out the PTO website
@ http://ces.levy.k12.fl.us.

                               SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL

Next meeting, May 13, 2003 @ 5:30 in the Media Center. It is open to the public. School Advisory Council
(SAC) agenda and minutes can be found on our website: http://ces.levy.k12.fl.us

                                    SAFETY PATROL NEWS

                                          Care Package Update

We have sent off several packages already. We can use some more donations of the non-perishable food
items and hygiene products. Each box costs about
$7 to mail, so if you would like to donate postage stamps, that would be great too. Thanks so much to all
the students and local businesses who have
already donated. We appreciate your help in our drive. Ms. King’s Class and

                                                                                         CES Safety Patrols

                                     MEDIA CENTER NEWS

May 7th - Last Day to Check Out Books

May 9th - ALL BOOKS DUE BACK TO MEDIA CENTER

May 12th-30th - MEDIA CENTER CLOSED-INVENTORY

                                       LUNCHROOM NEWS
ALL OUTSTANDING ACCOUNTS SHOULD HAVE BEEN PAID IN FULL BY APRIL 30 TH.
CHARGES ARE ALLOWED ONLY FOR THE BENEFIT OF YOUR CHILD. IF YOUR CHILD IS
EATING THEY NEED TO HAVE THEIR MONEY OR BRING A LUNCH FROM HOME. IF
THEY FORGET THEIR MONEY OR LUNCH, THEY WILL BE CALLING THEIR
PARENT/GUARDIAN AT HOME/WORK ON THAT DAY.

LUNCH CHARGES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED DURING THE MONTH OF MAY.

SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT 493-6019. LUNCHROOM
MGR.

                                           YEARBOOKS

Yearbooks should be delivered on or around April 30th. Please look for them to come home with your child
by mid May.

Thank you, Lisa Biehl, Coordinator

                                        Guidance Corner

                                CHILD ABUSE INFORMATION 

The effects of child abuse and neglect are clearly related to children’s learning. Research has
indicated that abuse and neglected children often demonstrate significant learning problems and
below grade level performance in key academic areas. As school personnel, we are ethically and
legally obligated to report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect.

"Under Florida Statute 415.504, any teacher [including Guidance Counselors], "who knows, or
has reasonable cause to suspect, that a child is abused, abandoned, or neglected shall report
such knowledge" to the Child Abuse Hotline. Such abuse includes: Physical Abuse; Neglect;
Sexual Abuse; and Emotional Abuse. According to Florida Statute 39.201 and the Florida Abuse
Registry, "Anyone with knowledge or suspicion of abuse or neglect should report [child abuse] it.

According to Prevent Child Abuse America

What is Emotional Child Abuse? Emotional child abuse is maltreatment which results in
impaired psychological growth and development. It involves words, actions, and indifference.
Abusers constantly reject, ignore, belittle, dominate, and criticize the victims. This form of abuse
may occur with or without physical abuse, but there is often an overlap. Examples of emotional
child abuse are verbal abuse; excessive demands on a child’s performance; penalizing a child for
positive, normal behavior (smiling, mobility, exploration, vocalization, manipulation of objects);
discouraging caregiver and infant attachment; penalizing a child for demonstrating signs of
positive self-esteem; and penalizing a child for using interpersonal skills needed for adequate
performance in school and peer groups. In additional, frequently exposing children to family
violence and unwillingness or inability to provide affection or stimulation for the child in the course
of daily care may also result in emotional abuse.

Behavioral indicators of an emotionally abused child include inappropriate behavior that is
immature or more mature for a child’s age, dramatic behavioral change (disruption of activities,
clinging or compulsively seeking affection and attention), aggressiveness, uncooperativeness,
bedwetting or loss of bowel control (after a child has been trained), and destructive or antisocial
behavior (being constantly withdrawn and sad).
Furthermore, poor relationship with peers, lack of self confidence, unusual fears for the child’s
age (fear of going home, being left alone, specific objects), or inability to react with emotion or
develop an emotional bond with others are also indicators. Realistically, any of the abuse
behaviors may also be seen in normal children, but a change in pattern of these behaviors is a
strong indicator of emotional abuse.

How can child abuse be prevented?

One of the major ways to prevent abuse is for society to believe that abuse can occur with all
populations of children. The goal of prevention is to intervene before abuse and neglect can
occur. Several approaches have proven helpful. Teaching children personal safety skills to
discourage abuse and making others aware of the child's knowledge can greatly reduce the risk
of abuse. Recognizing that the child is very dependent on the caregiver, parents should get to
know all persons working with the child, and observe interactions. The caregiver is in a position to
provide or withhold daily necessities, and the child may have trouble communicating this
information to the parent. Since parents as well as other caregivers may be perpetrators of
abuse, everyone who has a role in caring for the child with disabilities can participate in
prevention training programs as well as programs for early identification and intervention.
Forming relationships with local Developmental Disability Councils and other local schools and
agencies serving individuals with disabilities can strengthen the network of those who can provide
assistance to families. If abuse does occur, early detection is most helpful. Encouraging the child
to report and learning to recognize indicators of abuse can result in early intervention and
treatment.

A parent's response upon learning about abuse has a profound impact on the child. A parent,
caregiver, or other supportive adult can best help the child if he or she remains calm, believes the
child, assures the child that he or she did nothing wrong, and encourages the child to talk about
his or her feelings. Family participation in a recommended treatment program is very helpful. The
goal of treatment is that the child regains his/her prior state of mental and psychological health,
and that the family members recover together.

Additional information may be found at http://www.guardianadlitem.org, or by contacting Florida
Department of Children and Families at 463-3110 or Blake Davis , Guidance Counselor, at 493-
6040.

                                     HEALTH ROOM NEWS

We would appreciate your donations of band-aids and tissues. Thanks to Houston Keen, Mrs. Matthews’
class and Linda Yon for their cup donations. We appreciate all donations. Thank you for your support.

                                         PK NEWS/ALLEN

May 16 - Jacksonville Zoo

May 20 - Awards night

May 23 - Cook out and water day

Information will be sent home in the near future.

Thanks, Mrs.Allen/Mrs.Wendy
                                      PK NEWS/MCKINNEY

Don't forget to save your ink cartridges and cell phones over the summer. We will be continuing to collect
them next school year. Thank you to all
those who have already turned these items in!
Mrs. McKinney/Mrs. Barton

                                               KG NEWS

Drummond, Griffin, and Irby will be going to Manatee Springs State Park on May 2, 2003.

Jordan, Poe, and Sloan will be going to Cedar Key State Museum and Park on May 2, 2003.

Our Kindergarten end-of-the year Awards program will be Thursday, May 15, 2003 @ 9:00 a.m. in the
Cafeteria.

This is our last month of the school year. We have had a great year and could not have done it without your
help. Kindergarten would like to thank all parents for everything they have done to make this school year a
successful one.

Thanks, Kindergarten Teachers

                                       FIRST GRADE NEWS

SCIENCE DAY IS COMING TO FIRST GRADE ON FRIDAY, MAY 2. "THE SCIENCE GUY" MR.
STEVE WILSON WILL VISIT US TO PERFORM SOME WACKY EXPERIMENTS. THIS YEAR HE
HAS A SPECIAL SURPRISE! WE WILL MAKE A DAY OF IT, AND WE WILL BE LEARNING
BESIDES HAVING LOTS OF FUN!

PARENTS, YOU HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB READING BOOKS ALL YEAR FOR THE
PRINCIPAL'S TROPHY AWARDS. SEE YOU ON MAY 16. KEEP READING ALL SUMMER FIRST
GRADERS!

                                      SECOND GRADE NEWS

                                          Care Package Update

We have sent off several packages already. We can use some more donations of the non-perishable food
items and hygiene products. Each box costs about
$7 to mail, so if you would like to donate postage stamps, that would be great too. Thanks so much to all
the students and local businesses who have
already donated. We appreciate your help in our drive.

                                                                                       Ms. King's Class and
                                                                                        CES Safety Patrols

                                      FOURTH GRADE NEWS

Permission slips and money are due for the Wild Adventures field trip by May 2 nd.

May 16th Wild Adventures field trip
May 16th - Last day to earn ARP points for the pizza party

                                      May 21st - Awards Program @ 9:00

                                         FIFTH GRADE NEWS

1st : Movie, Holes in Gainesville

6th, 8th, 12th: Orientation to 6th grade, CMS, (9:20 - 10:30)
Following is schedule:
6th: Mrs. Quincey's and Mrs. Faircloth's class
8th: Mrs. Swilley's and Ms. Perry's class (please check with Ms. Perry.)
12th: Mrs. Andrew's and Mrs. Standridge's class

9th: Field Day (PE)

15th: Mr. Jost's visit with Science experiment

19th: Wild Waters trip (refer to letter for info)

21st: 27th softball games (PE)

22nd: Awards' Assembly 9:00

28th: Students last day will be spent in the classroom

                                                    ESE NEWS

The ESE Dept. will be taking students to the Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park for a field trip on Thursday
May 1. We will leave the school around 8:30 a.m. and getting back at 4:00 p.m. Parents will have to pick
their students up at the school. This trip is for behavior reward and is a study on marine science and the
environment. The cost is $5.00 and students will have to pack a lunch if they do not want a school bag
lunch.

                                               MUSIC NEWS

Don’t forget our Spring performance called "A Silly Spring Sing" on May 6 th and 8th. Third through fifth
grades and our Chorus will be participating in this presentation.

In an effort to keep the number of people attending to a comfortable minimum, (so that you all can stay and
enjoy the entire performance), I've decided to have two performances.

On Tuesday, May 6, the third grades and Chorus will perform at 7:00 p.m. in the
cafetorium.

On Thursday, May 8, the fourth and fifth grades and Chorus will perform at 7:00 p.m.
in the cafetorium.

No dress specifications, just something nice. ALL PARTICIPATING STUDENTS NEED TO BE AT
THE CAFETORIUM BY 6:30 P.M.
See you there!!

                                               PE NEWS

The PE department is getting ready for field day events. The children are learning the different events that
take place during field day. They are relay races, long and high jumps, tug a war, shock put and the 50 yard
and 100 yard dash

MAY IS BETTER SPEECH AND HEARING MONTHLanguage, Speech
            & Hearing are the tools of Communication

Language is how we choose words and put them together to produce our message. We
also use language skills to understand the meaning of the words we hear.

Speech is how we make sounds for words.

Hearing is how we recognize the sounds as words.

Pump DOWN the Volume! If you want to continue to enjoy music, CDs, video games,
TV, or whatever, turn down the volume. Protect your hearing. Avoid loud noises. Tell an
adult if your ears hurt or if sounds are muffled and hard to hear. Listen carefully when
someone speaks. Try to understand what they really mean.

Develop Good Communication Skills! Make sure you have someone’s attention when
you speak to him or her. Speak as clearly as you can. All sounds in words are important,
don’t leave any out or off. Choose words carefully to express yourself. It is especially
important to read every day. Read with your parents or have your parents read to you.
Reading helps you learn about words and how to use them. You learn new words, too!

                                   Linda Yon, M. Ed., CCC-SLP

                                                                        Speech-Language Pathologist

Chiefland Elementary School

                             STUDENT OF THE MONTH/APRIL

PK – Guy Coleman, Joseph Wolfe

KG – Tyrique Allen, Darren Garcia, Jessica Guerrero, Glenndale McMahon, Wyatt
Plemmons, Clayton Yates

1st – Kristen Cook, Dustin Crews, Call Graham, Brittany Johnson, Dakotah Makatura,
Austin Reyes, Manuel Rosales

2nd – Shyricca Bowers, Hannah Brannen, Zachary Cabral-Cupery, Alandria Greenlee,
Alex Lawton, Austin Sheffield, Brandon Souza
3rd – Caressa Basford, Alex Hardin, Hermie McClendon, Zachary Pilcher, Austin Ross

4th – Clayton Allen, Taylor Blanton, Andrea Glover, Kaylin Hastings, Rebeccah
Kirkland, Gloria Salazar

5th – Pam Gonzales, Casey Ogden, Sharnese Rome, Jessica Vance, Jacob Williams

                         STUDENT OF THE MONTH/MAY

PK – Savanna Barber, Alysia Gabel

KG – Isaiah Bruno, Caitlin Fowler, Connie Harrelson, Cheyenne Hatch, Ashley
Kimbrell, Jordan Trudell

1st – David Ayala, James Corbin, Katie Ellison, Jennifer Robbins

2nd – Shelbi Crews, Kierra Jenkins, Amanda Kirkland, Quameisha Parker, Andy Reimer,
Tyler Richburg, Tyler Williams

3rd – Rebecca Clark, Amber Depew, Tyler Johnson, Dylan Rutkowski

4th – Shawn Love, Mariah Mather, Sarah Mitchell, Meranda O’ Quinn, Dalton Pitts,
Madison Rutkowski

5th – Lacy Bender, Erika Drummond, Cheri Jack, Brian McKechnie, Ashley Patterson,
Christen Trail

                           STUDENT OF THE QUARTER

PK – Christian Vasquez

KG – Mike Fowler

1st – Payton Parnell

2nd – Kelsi Dukes

3rd – Hailey Gerhard

4th – Molly Hanchey

5th – Alyssa Guerry
HAVE A HAPPY & SAFE
   SUMMER!!!!!!!
SEE YA IN AUGUST!!!!!!!!

								
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