Ed White E-STEM News

Ed White E-STEM News
Posted on 12/08/2015

Ed White Families, 
What's Coming Up:​​​​ 

  • Online Registration open for Kindergarten for 2018-2019
  • Now -  Wednesday, May 30 - PE Skating Program for 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade
  • Monday, May 21- Thursday, May 24 - 5th Grade building Solar Cars
  • Friday, May 25 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Texas A&M Galveston
  • Monday, May 28 - SCHOOL HOLIDAY
  • Tuesday, May 29 - 4th & 5th Grade Awards Ceremony, 9:00-10:30 AM, in the Dining Hall
  • Tuesday, May 29 - Seabrook Intermediate School Library Open House, for 5th Graders, 3:15-4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, May 30 - 1st Grade Park Day, 9:00 AM -1:30 PM, McNair Park, El Lago
  • Wednesday, May 30 - GT Showcase, 6:00 - 7:30 PM, in the Library and GT classroom
  • Thursday, May 31 - Ed White E-STEM Talent Show, 9:00- 11:00 AM, in the Dining Hall
  • Thursday, May 31 - Last Day of School, Dismissal at 12:30 PM

Are you Moving or Changing Schools? If you are moving out of CCISD, returning to your home campus, going to a private school or homeschooling, and Not returning to Ed White for the 2018-2019 school year; please complete the attached form and return it by Tuesday, May 29. You must also complete a Withdrawal Form in the office before the last day of school, Thursday, May 31. If you have questions call 281 284-4300. Changing Schools/Moving

ALL Library Books were due Friday, May 18
th If your child cannot find their library book, or the book was damaged, they need to make arrangements to pay for it. If you are paying with cash please send the exact amount, since we do not keep change in the library. If you send a check, please make it out to Ed White Elementary

Summer Reading Program: Summer reading makes a clear difference. Children who read during the summer maintain their reading skills and develop good reading habits. This year if students return all of their library books and they are clear in the library, the last week of school students can checkout up to 10 books from the library. The books will be due the first week of school in August. See attached, Summer Reading Program

Huge shout out to our 
Librarian Tamiko Brown on her invitation to attend the White House National Teacher of the Year Ceremony! On behalf of the President, she attended a Conference, Reception and Ceremony honoring important educational leaders, in addition to national teachers of the year. She
 was able to meet and talk to Betsy DeVos the current United States Secretary of Education while at the White House. We are so excited for her!!!

Check out the Scholastic and School Library Journal 2017 School Librarian of the Year here: School Librarian of the Year.pdf.  Scholastic just published an article by Tamiko Brown,take a look: 5 Reasons school librarians should use social media.


Congratulations to Mrs. Magee, one of our Kindergarten teachers. She is our Ed White Elementary Teacher of the Year!

Shout out to our Robotics Team!
They came in 4th in the State in the VEX IQ Robotics Competition this weekend, Sat. Feb. 24! They are also winners of the "Design" Award and "Excellence" Award.


Our Ed White E-STEM Robo Rangers Robotics Team, also won the Excellence Award for Top All Around Team (Robot Performance & Judged) at their last competition earlier this year. This is Ed White's third year in a row to win this award!! All 3 of our Robotics teams finished in the top 8 out of 61 teams!


Our school had several District Science Fair Winners.  Congratulations to the following students:
Kai Busby – 2nd place – Engineering AND Bronze Medal for overall achievement
Morgan Yoes – 3rd place – Biological
Skyla Arrona – Honorable Mention – Consumer
Mysha Samani – Honorable Mention – Physical
Teddy Garza – Honorable Mention - Engineering

Our fourth and fifth grade winners of the Ed White Science Fair were announced in December. Check out the attached list of names! Ribbons were awarded at our Family Meeting on February 23, 2018.

Congratulations to our
Spelling Bee Champs: Izyan Maredia, winner and Mysha Samani, runner-up.

5th Grade: 
5th Grade is building solar cars May 21 - 24, 1:30 -3:00 PM.  We will need parent Volunteers on Wednesday, May 23, from 1:30 - 3:00 PM  No experience necessary.  We need folks to be able to cut foam board with a box cutter and/or hot glue things together. Solar Car Races are May 29 at 1:30 on the basketball court.

5th Grade sent home the following permission slips that need to be signed and returned as soon as possible:  
Texas A&M’s Sea Camp Field Trip (May 25)
Growth and Change Film (May 30)
5th Grade Pool Party (May 31)

5th Grade Awards, Tuesday, 5/29, 9:00 AM in the dining hall
5th Grade will be having a pizza lunch on 5/31, the last day of school.  Students will leave the school at 11:45 AM with parent chaperones to walk to McNair park in El Lago for the 5th grade pool party.  Permission slips have been sent home and should be returned as soon as possible.  Any student that will not be attending the pool party will remain at school and be dismissed at 12:30 PM.

Genius Hour presentations for Ms Long and Mrs.McLellan's classes will be on Wednesday, May 30, at 9:30 AM in the classroom.

We will not be receiving printed copies of the STAAR Report Cards for 5th grade students from this April
STAAR Test administration.  Instead of receiving paper versions, the student results are available at the TEA website. The student results will be uploaded into the TEA Student Portal. Step-by-step instructions to assist parents/students in locating the results are available at this link; www.tinyurl.com/accessstaarscores.


4th Grade: On May, 30th, Mrs. Golemo and Ms Bell 4th grade classes will present their end of year research projects in lieu of the EXPO. Mrs. Golemo's class presents to Mrs. Bell's class 11:25-11:50 AM. Mrs. Bell's class presents to Mrs. Golemo's class 11:55 AM -12:20 PM.

3rd Grade:
 3rd grade will be doing Genius Hour presentations on May 30th from 10:00 to 11:30 for DeLeon, Clutter, and Orozco; And on May 30th 10:00 to 11:00 for Clark and Moreno. 


School Supplies:  Order your school supply kits NOW for next school year! Orders are only available online this year! Just go to https://sproutsupplies.com/school-supply-kits/ed-white-elementary-supply-kits/ and use our school code EWES001. Be sure to order next year's grade level. You will receive a confirmation email as soon as the order is placed. Don't delay, order today!

Yearbooks: Order your Ed White E-STEM hardcover yearbook. We have a limited number of yearbooks left! Complete a Yearbook Order Form and submit it with $30.00 today! Students will receive their Yearbooks the end of May.  (Online ordering is no longer available.)

Gifted & Talented
:  If you borrowed a Rubik's Cube from Mrs. Brown, please return them this week!
We had a great week finishing up projects preparing for our first GT showcase on May 30th, 6:00-7:30 PM. Some students shared that they might not attend the showcase because they don't feel comfortable sharing their projects. I really encourage all parents to attend the showcase to have their students share their work great, good, or below their ability level. There are great lessons to be learned in challenging experiences. I want to celebrate our year. Please RSVP so I can plan accordingly. You should have received a bright orange flyer to RSVP. The link here will send you to the RSVP form. I will share parent resources, a brief presentation, and then the kids will share their learning. Hope to see you all on the 30th!  If you need anything email me, bbrown@ccisd.net. Blythe Brown, Advanced Academic Specialist at Ed White Elementary.  

CASE is a great group of parents advocating for gifted kids, please consider joining, CASE Membership form. Have you joined the CCISD GT Facebook group? Our director is sharing great resources to support all of us in the journey of GT education.

Showcasing STEM
 Families, we know many of you support our love of STEM through at home activities and we want to showcase those activities! If you have a photograph of your child participating in a STEM activity, please send the photo in with your child’s name, grade and their homeroom teacher’s name on the back and we will showcase these STEM photos on our campus. We are excited to display your child’s love of ScienceTechnologyEngineering and Math!

Putting the M in STEM
Thank you to all families who supported STEM Night. Math games are a great way to practice skills!
One game that supports K - 2nd Fact Fluency can be accessed here: Wipeout Addition & Subtraction
Another game is perfect for 3rd - 5th Fact Fluency is Lightning. It is attached here: Lightning

Living Materials Center Summer Volunteer Program: 
Do you have a student who is 10 years old or older, (or will be during the summer)? Do they love animals? Would they be interested in volunteering at Seabrook Intermediate School's Living Materials Center this summer?  If so, please see the attached flyer about the LMC summer volunteer orientation!

Summer Robotics Camp:
Please see the attached flyer for Summer Robotics Camp. Sign up quickly because the camps fill up fast and space is limited. Click here to registerRegistration opened in February for the 2018 CCISD Summer Robotics Camp.

Camp Invention:
 Register for the All NEW Summer 2018 Camp Invention program, see attached . For children entering grades K - 6, June 11 - 14, 2018, from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, at Ed White E-STEM Magnet School. Every child takes home two custom robots! Learn more and secure your spot at campinvention.org, or 800-968-4332. Directed by Amanda Hughes, amhughes@ccisd.net.

UHCL Hawk STEAM Academy for rising 6th Graders
A Summer Day Camp June 2018; Activities include Arts-integration with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for designing, constructing and testing rotocopters, parachutes, balloon rockets, drones, and robotics. Campers will become engineers and work in research and development teams and learn the science and engineering design process while engaging in missions to solve real-world problems.Campers also will meet and interact with STEM experts from a variety of industry, including NASA!

Summer Nature Camps at UHCL's Environmental Institute of Houston
Registration for the EIH summer nature camps at UHCL is now open! See the 
attached flyer for session details and registration. (If your kids have aged out of summer camp, we are accepting a limited number of volunteers, 7th grade and up, to help with the camps. We provide certificates for NJHS and NHS hours. EmailMcDermid@uhcl.edu if your child is interested in volunteering). We hope to see you at EIH in June!

Pennies for Patients:We have our campus totals ... Ed White had an AMAZING year supporting cancer patients and funding cancer research! Our campus raised an outstanding $1,913.13 - enough to help 19 patients to be connected to someone like them so that they are not alone in their battle! Student Leadership Club would like to thank you for supporting the Pennies for Patients program

Counselor's Corner
Deneshia Demouchet is our school counselor. Her goal is to help your child have an academically and personally fulfilling experience while at Ed White Elementary. See a list of program materials and guidance curriculum here, Counselor's Corner.  ​Our Core Values: TRRFCConnectionsTrustworthinessRespectResponsibilityFairnessCaring, and

Progress Measures in the GradebookWith the change to Standards Based Grading in the 2nd and 3rd grade this year, our gradebook is different.  No longer will parents see just "math" or "science,"  now they will see the learning progression topics.  When teachers enter an event, or progress measure, in Skyward they will record one of three symbols to indicate the student's progress. The + means meet standard.  The @ means approaching standard. The - means needs support.  Don't fall into the trap of thinking that the + means above level and the @ is on level.

: You can follow events at Ed White by creating a Twitter account and following @EdWhiteEstem

Here are 3 easy ways you can help support our school and our PTA all year long!

1. Kroger Rewards Card Shop Kroger and link your Kroger Rewards Card, http://www.kroger.com/account.enrollCommunityRewardsNow. Sign in or create an accountEnroll or re-enroll (you need to re-enroll each year beginning mid August). Search: Ed White Elementary School PTA or enter Id# 84467. How do you know it's working? You will see a message at the bottom of your receipt.
2. Box Tops for Education - Just clip, collect and turn in Box Tops, found on over 100 General Mills products, to your student's teacher. Ed White Elementary earns money and your student can earn classroom rewards too! http://www.btfe.com - register on line to receive more information. Search: Ed White or enter Id# 184461 to link up our school with your registration.
3. Amazon Smile - It's the same Amazon, just a different link. http://www. smile.amazon.com - sign in with your Amazon .com log in or create an account. Search: PTA Texas Congress 9016 Ed White Elementary PTA. How do you know it's working? You should see "Supporting PTA Texas Congress 9016 Ed White Elementary PTA" just below the search field each time you shop and they will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases!

We have a Facebook page to keep you updated on what's happening at Ed White. Check us out at https://www.facebook.com/Ed-White-Elementary-PTA-757980114308420/ 

Check out the Ed White PTA Newsletter, Issue 1, Fall 2017

Free Breakfast for all students on STAAR Test days