Caze Elementary School
January 26, 2010
Upcoming Events Celebrating Valentine’s Day
As you know,
January 26– Boys’ basketball Valentine’s Day is
game @ Dexter; Girls’ basketball right around the
@ Caze; Family Movie Night corner! Students
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. enjoy both
January 28 – Boys’ basketball @ receiving
Caze vs. Lodge Valentine cards
February 1 – 5 – School from their classmates
Counselor Appreciation Week and friends.
February 1 – PTA meeting How does being a HEALTHY SCHOOL
change the way we celebrate holidays and
6:30 p.m. in the Media Center special occasions at Caze?
February 2 – Boys’ basketball @ No candy or sugary treats for student
Caze vs. Dexter celebrations. As an alternative
February 4 – Boys’ basketball @ parents can send Valentine cards (for
Caze vs. Lincoln February 14), stickers, pens, pencils,
February 8 – H1N1 Clinic at Caze erasers, bookmarks, OR healthy
individually wrapped snacks like
(for Caze students) 8:30 – 11:30 raisins, granola bars, pretzels, baked
This clinic is voluntary. A detailed crackers or chips, fresh fruit or juice.
packet from the school nurse, It is very important to check with your
including consent forms to sign and child’s teacher in advance before
return, will be sent home with purchasing and delivering edible items.
students in the next few days.
February 9 – Chuck E Cheese Caze parents are the best! Thank you for
being a positive partner with us! Please call
Fund-raising night the office at 477-5567 or talk to your child’s
3:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Proceeds from teacher if you have any questions!
sales during these hours will benefit
Caze School); After School Programs
Boys’ basketball @ Delaware After school programs are off to a strong
February 15– Presidents’ Day; start! Mr. Andrew Huff is our new Site
NO SCHOOL Coordinator. If you have any questions or
suggestions, he would love to talk with you.
February 18 – Site Council You can reach him at 477-5567.
meeting 9:00 a.m.
Important Information News from the Counselor
Mrs. Gerri Rice
An EVSC parent survey will be sent home
with students during the week of
February 8. The purpose of this survey is Time and time again, teachers, myself and
to collect information related to the EVSC our social worker receive questions and calls
Strategic Plan. From this we hope to from parents regarding discipline and family
assess the impact of the EVSC Strategic concerns at home. Parenting is the most
Plan thus far, as well as provide specific important and
information to each school. most challenging
job there is!
All parents, EVSC employees, and
In a few words,
students in grades 3-12 will be asked to
complete the survey. We value your
opinions and welcome your input on this
routine and consistent discipline is a MUST.
survey. The survey is confidential and
Family routines strengthen the parent-child
no attempt will be made to identify any
relationship and help children feel safe and
individual. After you have completed
secure. Research says that established
your survey, please return it to school
routines help families avoid power struggles,
with your student.
lessen stress and anxiety. It also helps
children gain independence and self-
Student Teachers management skills.
Routines for eating, bedtime, and morning
We are delighted to have the following student
teachers at Caze this semester: help make life easier for both parents and
children. Creating routines at mealtime
*Ms. Goolsby with Mrs. Rupprecht establishes needed family time that children
*Ms. Sorg with Mrs. Lauer remember forever. Having a set routine for
*Ms. Wessel with Mrs. Kemper bedtime and morning enhances school
*Ms. Bradley will be with Mrs. Veal in March performance and builds in
We know that you have heard your child adult time for parents after
mention their names if they are in one of these children are asleep.
homerooms. Please help us make them feel Join us at Caze for our
welcome in our building! Strengthening Families
Program that will teach
PTA BOX TOP INFO parents to take charge and regain the power
you need to have happy family. Details
What: Adult and child sessions to assist
families in improving communication and
planning for success; parenting strategies
will be discussed. Dinner to be provided.
Who: Parents and children ages 6-9
Thank you to all of our families for clipping and
returning the General Mills box tops from your years
groceries and toiletry items. Caze PTA receives When: 10 weekly sessions, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
10 cents for each one. WOW! Look for the beginning Tuesday, 2/2
February heart theme collection form attached. Where: Caze Elementary
Complete it, return it and your child will receive Contact: Samantha Potts, Caze Social
a certificate for a FREE popcorn! Thanks to
Vann Avenue Baptist Church for their Box Tops Worker @ 477-5567 for more
support. Last count was 405 box tops. information or make your reservation
That means Caze PTA receives $40.50!
For more information about the club, visit
A message from our Friends at www.etfcu.org/kirbykangaroo.
Evansville Teachers’ Federal
Credit Union As a member of any EVSC school PTA or
PTSA, you—along with your immediate
It’s Never too Early to Start Saving! family and household members—are now
eligible for membership in Evansville
Benjamin Teachers Federal Credit Union. Additional
Franklin stated, information and current rates are available
“A penny saved on the credit union’s website at
is a penny www.etfcu.org or by calling 469-9920.
they are saving *limit one $5 coupon per new member
pennies or dollars
now is the time Your savings federally insured to at least
for your kids to $250,000 through December 31, 2013, and
start the savings habit. So, where do your backed by the full faith and credit of the
children keep their money? In a piggy bank? United States Government
In an envelope in their drawer? Does mom
or dad keep it under lock and key? The fact
is a savings account is the best place to keep
ISTEP+ Testing Dates
their money. They receive a statement that The following dates have been set for
shows how their money grows, they earn testing. Daily attendance is extremely
compound interest which is like free money, important! Thank you for your support.
and most importantly, their money is safe.
ISTEP+ Applied Skills
Designed to help smart, young investors (Grades 3-5) - 3/1/10 – 3/10/10
discover and appreciate the advantages of
savings at an early age, the KIRBY ISTEP+ Multiple Choice
KANGAROO® Club is open to kids 12 (Grades 3-5) -4/26/10 – 5/5/10
years of age and younger when they open a
savings account at Evansville Teachers Fast Fact from our
Federal Credit Union.
A KIRBY KANGAROO® Club Account Kashana Afifi, School Psychologist
can be opened with just a $5 minimum Benefits of Reading to Children
deposit. As an added bonus for Caze A child who is read to and who has access to
students and their families, ETFCU will books while growing up will test better, be a
make the first $5 deposit when you open better student, and succeed in life more readily
than a child who has not been read to.
your new savings account*. Download your Research shows that children who are read to
$5 coupon at www.etfcu.org/caze and bring for eight to ten minutes at a time, at least four
it with you when you visit any ETFCU times per week, reach higher levels of reading
office to open your child’s account. achievement than children whose parents did
not read to them. In one study, children whose
parents were specifically requested to read to
Any day your child makes a minimum their child every day for three to six months
deposit of $5 or more in person at any of our before entry into kindergarten scored
ten offices, he or she can choose a prize. In significantly higher on reading readiness than
addition to great prizes and dividends on youngsters whose parents had not been asked
their money, we also have a special to read aloud regularly. (Source: Research cited in
LeFebvre, J., 1997, Parenting the preschooler: Help your
newsletter and website just for our KIRBY child become a better reader. Found at
KANGAROO® Club members. This site is http://www.uwex.edu/news/2001/9/help-your-child-become-
filled with fun activities and information.