Adam R R Rocks! Adam Elementary School www.cfisd.net February 17, 2011 Upcoming Events… Feb. 17 Dental Health Presentation TAKS Testing K, 1, & 2nd grades Feb. 18 Spirit Day TAKS testing dates are listed below. Our Goal is Feb. 21 MAKE UP DAY!! to provide a very quiet, uninterrupted testing Feb. 22 Name That Book Competition environment for our students. Please do not 2:45 pm in the cafeteria plan to come to school to visit, eat with your Feb. 24 2nd Grade Author Breakfast child, or volunteer on these days (even if your child is not involved in the testing) for testing Bullrito’s Night security reasons. Feb. 25 Spirit Day Thanks for your support. Mar. 1 4th Grade TAKS Writing o March 1: 4th Writing Texas Roadhouse Night o April 4: 5th Math Mar. 2 Nature Trails Makeup Day o April 5: 5th Reading Mar. 4 Family Fun Night 6:30 – 9:30 pm o April 26: 3rd & 4th Math Mar. 8 Name That Book District Competition o April 27: 3rd & 4th Reading 5:00 pm @ the Berry Center o April 28: 5th Science Mar. 9 Spring Pictures In addition to this, extracurricular activities are Science BM 2nd – 5th Grades not permitted on district campuses on the Willie’s Icehouse following dates in an effort to help families Mar. 14-18 Spring Break prepare appropriately for testing. Mar. 24 Bullritos Night Feb. 28, April 4, 25, 26, 27 Mar. 25 End of 3rd 9 weeks Field Day 2nd & 5th Grades Beth May Mar. 28 Family Reading Night 6:00 – 7:00 pm Principal Pajama Day Adam Elementary Mar. 29 Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration Mar. 31 Report Cards Go Home College Apparel Day LOST and FOUND IMPORTANT NOTICE: Is your child is missing Monday, February 21st has a jacket or other items, been designated as school day please have them check “lost & found”. **Please remember to mark your to make up for the February child’s name on all personal items** 4th inclement weather day. Arrival/Dismissal: We need your help!! Please help keep our students safe by following our procedures. Please do not drive into or park in Adam’s parking lot to drop off or pick up your child/children during arrival or dismissal times. This puts our many walkers/bikers in danger. We have been manning the parking lot periodically to remind parents, however, this policy should be followed every day. Thank you for your help in keeping our kiddos safe!! Reminders: The school day begins at 8:45 am. Students should be seated in class and ready to begin their day at this time. Help set your child up for a successful day! We open our doors at 8:25 am. If your child is having breakfast at school, please have them here before 8:40 am. If you are running late and miss the 8:45 am cut off in the car rider line, please pull around to the front circle drive, park and accompany your students to the front office to sign them in. Please keep your contact information current. If you Remember to wear your Spirit shirts have a change of address, home or cell phone on Fridays! Every month, the number, please contact Julia Michalak, Registrar, at homeroom that has the highest 281-897-4495 to update your information. If you receive the Eagle Express electronically and percentage of kids wearing Spirit change your email address, please shirts will win a PIZZA PARTY in notify Marjorie.firstname.lastname@example.org the ATRIUM for your entire class! Thank you! Need AR Goal Help??? ABITIBI PAPER The library is open RETRIEVER every Monday and Wednesday morning Be sure to recycle your newspapers, at 7:45 for 2nd thru magazines, catalogs, etc. Recycle bins 5th grade students to read and take AR tests. The last day to take AR are located behind the school. tests is May 13th. All proceeds go towards Adam’s We want all our Eagles at the track fund! AR Splash Day Celebration! Mark your calendars! Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration Family Fun Night will be held Registration will be held Tuesday, March 29th Friday, March 4th from 9:30 – 11:30 am and 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Please see attached flyers for more at Adam Elementary from information. 6:30 – 9:30 pm Congratulations to the following students who have reached these distinctive milestones in Adam’s Accelerated Reading Program. 50% Andrew McMahan, Eric Shoiber, Ashley Herrmann, Libby Heafner, Wyatt Campbell, Gabriel Amenson, Amanda Tran, Justin Schreiber, Rebecca Bly, Bridgette Nguyen, Alan Garcia, Nicholas Seeberger, Lexi Campbell, Leah Ellermann, Stephanie Vega, Ryan Bergeron, Katie Costa, Michelle Kotch, James Lynch, Travis Schubert, Christina Burton, Bryan Plasczyk, Joscef Anaya, Brandon Howard, Taylor Schreiber, Taylor Garcia, Cole Jackson, Amelia Guerry, Zachary Parker, Gabriel Sanchez, Tommy Pursche, Tony Scott, Lara Enchasi, Kinsey Gwinn, Bia Menegon, Julia Schoen, Aidan Mariano, Austin Perez, Brian Vo, Edgar Escobar, Brianna Snyder, Megan Nguyen, Deena Awad, Ethan Roebuck, Madalyn Raia, Antonio Magana, Dylan Hill, Hannah Chalmers, Trent Gilliand, Magdalene Lee, Morgan Shaffer, Sarah Hill, Regina Gonzalez, Clarence Brown, Alondra Rodriguez, Ana Alvaro, Humberto Lara, Noah Murphy, Colt Crumpton, 75% Wyatt Campbell, Shantel Sandles, Ximena Lopez, Max Tran, Emily Murray, Katie Carnot, Cosette Bishop, Beau Cagney, Crystal Perez, Ethan Nguyen, Alan Nguyen, Wajihah Chadhaury, Simran Mann, Hector Guzman, Joscef Anaya, Katie Borski, Bonnie Runco, Dani El-Taysoun, Anthony Carrington, Madison Zoch, Cody Mahaffey, Kye Deville, Jaiden Crosswell, Cori Turner, Daniel VanPraag, Josh Smith, Anum Salman, Audrey McMahan, Trevor Mayne, Bobby Reyes, Ricky Tapp, Patrick Morado, Magdalene Lee, Andrew Ross, Paige Cagney, Dona Le, Prestynn Williams, Jonathon Roskey, Connor Welch, Tripp Sealy, Ashley Nguyen, Angel Le, Puneet Jain, Michael Ybanez-Osman, Trino Lopez, Johana Garcia, Chandler Ellison, Bridgette Nguyen, Nicholas Le, Alexia Rodriguez, Tino Flores, Thomas Tapp, Sandra Perez, Reagan Rose, Lexi Campbell, Leslie Sapon, Ciara Lard, Conner Brooks, Nicholas Geiger, Haley Wilkinson, Carson Berry, Jake Martinez, Sami Walker, Justin Steinert, Hayley Gibson, Hailey Olivares 100% Katie Carnot, Bryce Celestino, Jackie Coble, Matthew Chang, Tess Welch, Darian Talachi, Cameron Porter, Yash Aggarwal, Trevor Mayne, Daniel Van Praag, Mason Cheney, Kylie Dunlap, Hannah Cromeens, Mihir Kalghatgi, Semaj Huland, Ainsley Franz, Parker Edwards, Tim LaFrance, Taylor Knowles, Connor Welch, Johana Garcia, Alan Nguyen, Lisa Nguyen, Bailey Hunt, Ariana Smith, Crystal Perez, Erick Santos, Idalynn Balda, Michael Hoke, Dalia Awad, Lola Coghill, Jacqueline Vega, Brandon Ramirez, Ximena Lopez 150% Xavier Comeaux, Nathan Cadena, Katie Carnot, Anthony Cruz, Perla Perez, Andrew Heineman, Ryan Williams, Nick Chrest, Ethan Shook, Arantxa Pizana, Keyna Barahona, Gabriela Martinez, Cavan Lard, Austinn West, Emma Houn Adam Eagles S.O.A.R. Congratulations to the following students whose names were pulled in this week’s S.O.A.R drawing. Each student will be allowed to eat lunch in the atrium with a friend. Congratulations to: Kinder: Madeleine Barahona, Karen Zhao, Andrew Martinez 1st: Jacqueline Garcia, Isaiah Helmer, Roselyn Campos Nick Santibanez, Morgan Aikman, Matthew Roush 2nd: Leah Ellermann, Leslie Sapon, Anahy Ramirez Taylor Gunn, Zachary Parker, Gursharn Mann 3rd: Shae Garney, Nicholas Le, Beau Cagney Cameron Marik, Sophie Scott, Morgan Burke 4th: Kyle Danchak, Hayley Brown, Sami Walker 5th:: Deena Awad, Tripp Sealy, Prestynn Williams Name That Book Our Name That Book teams competed in a grade level competition on February 3rd during their recess time. The students competing spent many long hours preparing and we are very proud of all of them. The following teams won their grade level and will be competing for the Title of “Adam Elementary-Name That Book Champions – 2011. ” Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Zachary Waymire Samantha Walker Vanessa Weitzman Parker Edwards Jackie Coble Brandon Tilbury Ainsley Franz Chloe Cooke Darian Talachi Shae Garney Blake White Samhitha Bhat Anastasia Kosheleva Carson Berry Katherine Allen Yash Aggarwal Bonnie Runco Audrey McMahan Sebastian Jackson The School Competition will be held on February 22nd at 2:45 in the Adam Cafeteria. Good Luck to all our teams! Congratulations to the Adam 2011 Spring Art Show Winners! The display of artwork will remain in the Instructional Support Center through February 23. The building is located at 10300 Jones Road and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Kindergarten Second Grade Fourth Grade Kirsten Loun Alec Parker Ailani Adams Nicholas Pippen Noah Diaz Alexa Truong Sarah Enchasi Elana Cunningham First Grade Julianne Ho Katie Borski Grant Campbell Anahy Ramirez Efren Rosales Luis Guerra Catherine Liu Casey Gallagher Shori Noland Thao Vo Maya Credeur Dona Le Fifth Grade Christopher Crosswell Bobby Reyes Third Grade Bronwyn Tuff Sophie Scott Ricky Tapp Bridgette Nguyen Faith Courtney Anastasia Koshelva Shane Barnwell Nicholas Le Shae Garney Student Transfers 2011‐2012 TRANSFER PERIOD: April 1st – June 1st NEW REQUESTS OPEN CAMPUSES Parents/Guardians, who are interested in transferring their child to a school other than the home campus, please visit www.cfisd.net (click on “Departments” and “Admissions”) on or after April 1, 2011. A list of open campuses and the 2011‐2012 transfer request form will be posted and will also be available in the registrar’s office on all campuses. A limited number of schools will have a limited number of designated openings for transfer students. Transfer request forms will only be accepted April 1st – June 1st. Transfers will be approved on a first come, first serve basis. There is a non‐refundable fee that must be submitted with the transfer application. The district does not provide bus transportation for transfer students. Transfer students in grades nine through twelve generally are ineligible to participate in varsity athletics for one year from the first day of attendance at the requested campus. CHILDREN OF DISTRICT EMPLOYEES Full‐time district employees, who are eligible to receive benefits, may transfer their child to most schools in the district. Employees must submit a transfer request form, a non‐refundable fee, and verification of employment. Transfer request forms will be only be accepted April 1st – June 1st. RENEWALS For students who are currently on a transfer for 2010‐2011 and who are eligible to renew their transfer for 2011‐2012 In April, a transfer renewal form will be mailed to the home address of all students who are eligible for renewal. The deadline to submit a transfer renewal form is June 1, 2011. There is a non‐refundable fee that must be submitted with the transfer renewal form. The district does not provide bus transportation for transfer students. Questions about student transfers? Please visit www.cfisd.net (click on “Departments” and “Admissions”) or contact a campus registrar. You may also call the Office of Student Admissions, Attendance and Transfers at 281‐517‐6342. Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District CURRICULUM DEPARTMENT Instructional Support Center P.O. Box 692003 Houston, Texas 77269-2003 NOTICE Preregistration for KINDERGARTEN-March 29, 2011 Dear Parent/Guardian: KINDERGARTEN Preregistration for the 2011-2012 kindergarten classes will be held in all elementary schools on March 29, 2011 from 9:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.— 3:00 p.m. To be eligible for this program, a child must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2011. No exceptions will be made. The district provides full- day kindergarten. To register, parents/guardians must furnish the school with the following: Certified copy of the child’s birth certificate from the Bureau of Vital Statistics Current immunization record Proof of residency (lease agreement or utility (electric, gas, or water) bill Parent/guardian photo ID Social Security card (if available) If you need additional information regarding where to register your child, please contact your neighborhood school. PREKINDERGARTEN NOTE: Students enrolled this year in the district’s prekindergarten program are already officially registered for kindergarten. Their permanent folder, which contains the birth certificate and immunization records, will be sent to the student’s home school for the kindergarten year. Therefore, there is no need for parents of current prekindergarten students to attend the kindergarten registration. For additional information call the Kindergarten/Prekindergarten Hot-Line at 281-517- dr/10 2645 or visit our web site: www.cfisd.net under: Departments/Curriculum and Instruction/kindergarten or prekindergarten/ registration information 022610400p Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District CURRICULUM DEPARTMENT Instructional Support Center P.O. Box 692003 Houston, Texas 77269-2003 Phone (281) 897-4148 Fax (281) 807-8639 NOTICE SPRING PREREGISTRATION FOR PREKINDERGARTEN Limited English Proficiency (LEP)Students March 29, 2011 Dear Parent/Guardian: Prekindergarten State legislation provides a half-day program for children who will be 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2011 if they meet one or more of the following criteria. (a) The child is unable to speak and comprehend the English language. or (b) The child is homeless, as defined by [42 USC 11302]. or (c) The child is educationally (economically) disadvantaged based on family income, SNAP/TANF case number. or (d) The child has a parent who is an active duty member of the armed forces, including the state military forces or a reserved component who is ordered to active duty (also includes members of the armed forces who were injured, killed, or MIA while serving on active duty). or (e) The child is or has ever been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (foster care) following an adversary hearing under Section 262.201, Family Code. If your child speaks a language other than English, you may preregister on March 29, 2011, at the prekindergarten campus in your attendance zone. Parents must complete a Home Language Survey and your child must qualify on the Pre -IDEA Proficiency Test (Pre-IPT), which will be administered at preregistration. Therefore, you must bring your child with you to preregister. To determine at which school your child should register, call your neighborhood elementary school. To register, parents/guardians must furnish the school with a certified birth certificate from the Bureau of Vital Statistics, a current immunization record, proof of residency: lease agreement or current utility (water, gas, electric) bill, photo ID of parent/guardian (a parent/guardian must sign the application), and a Social Security card for each child, if available. Parents/guardians seeking additional information or clarification to determine qualifications for the Prekindergarten program should call their neighborhood elementary school. Parents who want to register their child for Prekindergarten based on income must register in August because family financial records must be based on income within 30 days prior to the beginning of school. For additional information call the Kindergarten/Prekindergarten Hot-Line at 281-517-2645 or visit our web site: www.cfisd.net under: Departments/Curriculum and Instruction/Prekindergarten or kindergarten/ registration information PTO News … Volunteer Opportunity Box Tops Contest Volunteers are still needed for the The January Box Tops theme was a Junior Achievement program for 3rd and classroom contest. Mrs. Skinner’s 4th grade classes. No experience is class won a $35 gift card to use in the needed. classroom. Please email Deede Rubio for more The Box Tops contest for February is information. email@example.com a short one. We have to get them all turned in and turned around quickly before FFN. For every 10 Box Tops a student turns in, they earn 1 ticket to FFN. The deadline for submitting Attention Girl & Boy Scout Box Tops for this contest is Friday, Troops February 25. If the expiration date Volunteers needed! isn't shown on the Box Top, it doesn't During Family Fun Night help will be count. Box Tops are to be cut neatly and pasted or taped onto the needed to explain and show submission form. Be sure to write students how the games are played. clearly, so we'll have Family Fun It’s a perfect job for a 5th grade or Night tickets ready for you! older girl and boy scout. Please contact Julie Long at If your troop is interested please firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. contact Elio Cunningham at Elionora@att.net. Adam’s Spirit Cart The spirit cart will be open on FFN needs YOU! Friday, March 4 during the Family fun night needs volunteers to student lunches. help supervise food stations and set- up the day of the event. This would January’s be the perfect job for anyone Volunteer of the Month including a grandparent, high school Lisa Hart or college student. Contact Kathy Crosby for more information. email@example.com Family Fun Night Family Fun Night is a carnival for the entire community. The event includes live music, dancing, games, amusements, food, auction and raffle. Mark your calendars for Friday, March 4, 6:30-9:30 pm. You don’t want to miss it. The PTO is in the planning stages and is looking for volunteers to help make this a successful evening. If you are interested in helping with one of the activities, please contact one of the PTO members in the chart below. firstname.lastname@example.org Amusements email@example.com Cissy Heafner/Rikki Zeller Bake Sale firstname.lastname@example.org Karen Costa Decorations email@example.com Deede Rubio Drinks firstname.lastname@example.org Angie Haine email@example.com Food firstname.lastname@example.org Courtney Beasley/Cari Rodriguez email@example.com Elio Cunningham Games firstname.lastname@example.org Jericia Havekost 5th Grade Pie in the email@example.com face firstname.lastname@example.org Jackie Christian/Deanna Gau Prizes email@example.com Lori Burke firstname.lastname@example.org Raffle/Auction email@example.com Julie Long/Michele Gallagher Security firstname.lastname@example.org Mario Celestino Teacher Experiences email@example.com Nikki Livesay firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets email@example.com Lisa Bradley/Huong Le Volunteer Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org Kathy Crosby Adam Elementary 2010-2011 Purchase Form Please list all students attending Adam in 2010-2011: Student Name: Teacher: Grade: Adam Track Campaign * Yes No $_______ *Note: Please consider donating $1 (or more) to this one time Adam Track Campaign. Spirit Cart Items Price Quantity Youth Size Adult Size Total New Maroon “Eagle” Short Sleeve* $10.00 _______ _________ ________ $_______ *Adult 2XL & 3XL Add $2 Maroon “A” Short Sleeve Shirt $10.00 _______ _________ ________ $_______ Navy Hoodie $22.00 _______ _________ ________ $_______ Baseball Raglan Shirt $12.00 _______ _________ ________ $_______ *YL thru Adult 2XL Sizes Only Ringer Tee *YL thru Adult XL Sizes Only $10.00 _______ _________ ________ $_______ Adam “Bling” Shirt $20.00 _______ _________ ________ $_______ *YL and Adult Sizes Only Shoelaces $ 4.00 _______ $_______ Sterling Silver Eagle Necklace _______ $10.00 $_______ _______ Sterling Silver Eagle Letter Bracelet $15.00 $_______ Two Color Hair Bow $ 3.00 _______ $_______ Scrunchies $ 3.50 _______ $_______ Auto Stickers $ 3.00 _______ $_______ Water Bottles $ 3.00 _______ $_______ Felt Pennants $ 3.00 _______ $_______ Bag Tags $ 3.00 _______ $_______ Book Covers $ 2.00 _______ $_______ Antenna Balls $ 1.00 _______ $_______ Pencils $ .50 _______ $_______ “A Note to School” Pad $ 3.00 _______ $_______ GRAND TOTAL $____________ Calculated by ‗‗‗‗‗‗‗‗ Checked out by: _______________ Method of Payment: Cash Check #__________ Spirit Cart is open the first Friday of each month during lunch. However, you may turn in a purchase form and payment to your child’s teacher at any time, orders will be filled weekly and delivered to their teacher. Adjustable Silver Block Adjustable Eagle Head Adjustable Silver Block Bracelet Necklace Bracelet with beads Tape or paste your Box Tops on this form, and turn them in by Friday, Feb. 25, to earn tickets for Family Fun Night. One set of 10 Box Tops = 1 FFN Ticket. Expired Box Tops don’t count. Please write clearly! cut here Tape or paste your Box Tops on this form, and turn them in by Friday, Feb. 25, to earn tickets for Family Fun Night. One set of 10 Box Tops = 1 FFN Ticket. Expired Box Tops don’t count. Please write clearly!