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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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