Ed White E-STEM News

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

Ed White Families, 

What's Coming Up:​​​​ 

  • Monday, February 12 - Friday, March 2 - Pennies for Patients Program, (see below)
  • Monday, February 19 - Friday, February 23 - PE Fit Week
  • Tuesday, February 20 - 100th Day of School
  • Wednesday, February 21 - "Chuck your Change", at morning drop off & afternoon dismissal, (see below)
  • Friday, February 23 - Go Texan Day, Wear your Western Gear...Cowboy Hat, Boots, Big Buckle
  • Monday, February 26 - Wear Houston Rockets Attire
  • Monday, February 26 - Habitat Work Day, 3:30-4:30 pm, (sponsored by Kinder & 2nd grade)
  • Tuesday, February 27 - 5th Grade Math Benchmark Test
  • Wednesday, February 28 - Class and Individual Spring Pictures
  • Friday, March 2 - Dr Seuss' Birthday - Wear any Seuss Gear!
  • Wednesday, March 7 - Wear Sports Gear!
  • Thursday, March 8 - Wear Green!
  • Monday, March 12 - Friday, March 16 - Spring Break

 Due to the recent weather closure and in an effort to regain as much instructional time as possible, Clear Creek ISD will cancel early release days for elementary and intermediate schools on March 9, and April 27. These days will now be regularly scheduled instructional days. Additionally, the district will add 15 minutes to the early release day scheduled for May 31. School districts can regain lost time due to weather by adding minutes to the day versus taking a full weather day, as you may recall.

Pennies for Patients
: Ed White E-STEM Magnet is participating in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients program, a service learning program that gives students the unique experience of working together to help raise awareness and funds in honor of thousands of children and adults fighting against blood cancers. 
We Need Your Help! We are asking that everyone at Ed White join in this effort of raising awareness and collecting funds for the mission of LLS, February 12th - March 2nd.  The one K - 2nd and the one 3rd - 5th  that raises the most funds will be rewarded. 
"Chuck Your Change": Students will throw their spare change from their cars into a bucket as they drive into school in the morning and at afternoon dismissal on Wednesday, February 21.  
Thank you so much for supporting LLS and Ed White’s participation in the Pennies program! Every penny counts, together we can make a difference. 

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

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 will be awarded at our Family Meeting on February 23, 2018.

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

Way to go Ed White E-STEM 
Robo Rangers Robotics Team, winner of the Excellence Award for Top All Around Team (Robot Performance & Judged) at their competition last Saturday!! 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!

Music Notes
All 4th and 5th grade students are welcome to join the Spring session of Satellite Singers!  This is a non-auditioned performance group open to all 4th and 5th graders. Our Satellite Singers Choir rehearsals will be meeting every Wednesday from 7:15 - 8:00 am. 

Thank you to our PTA for donating recorders for use with the 4th grade music curriculum.

After School Art:
 Register online at this link: https://www.uhcl.edu/childrens-art-school/ . Students will explore the art of space, creating their own original artwork using clay, paint, pastels, markers and crayons. Projects may include creating a clay spaceship, drawing a Mars landscape in oil pastels and designing a flight mission patch. All supplies included. Instructor: Ms. Montgomery. Class is held from 3:15 - 4:15 pm in the Art room, on Mondays or Thursdays, now through April 5. University of Houston, Clear Lake, After School Art schedule: https://apps.uhcl.edu/ECommerce/Schedule/AS

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 Opens on Friday, February 16 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. Register today and save $25.00! Use promo code Ideas25. Offer expires March 23rd. Directed by Amanda Hughes, amhughes@ccisd.net.

Gifted & Talented
:  Blythe Brown,  Advanced Academic Specialist at Ed White Elementary, bbrown@ccisd.net

Library News
: On-line Bluebonnet Book ClubBluebonnet Book Club for 3rd - 5th grade students. Join by clicking the link below and entering the code. Once you've created one video you are part of the club! View other videos to preview books before you read them or watch posted videos to see what others thought of a book you've read. Flip Grid link:  https://flipgrid.com/k01433  Code k01433

Check out the Scholastic and School Library Journal 2017 School Librarian of the Year, our Ed White E-STEM librarian, Tamiko Brown, School Librarian of the Year.pdf
just published an article by our librarian Tamiko Brown, the 2017 School Librarian of Year. Take a look, 5 Reasons school librarians should use social media.

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 Citizenship

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

PTA Info
Elections for next year's PTA officers will be held in April. In order to get ready for that, we need 4 individuals to serve on our nominating committee. This committee accepts applications, fields questions and slates our officers for next year. If you are interested in helping us in this manner, 
please contact Alicia Morgan at amorgan710@gmail.com.

Papa Johns Teacher Pizza Delivery Night is coming to our school Wednesday, April 18. The Papa Johns pizza truck will be at Ed White and teachers and staff will compete to earn the most tips while delivering pizza to your house. Be on the look out for more information coming home soon closer to the date.

Spring Carnival is set for April 21, 2018 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  We need your help to make our silent auction the best yet. If you own a business, sell a product or work for a company that can donate something, please let us know. Remember, any donation to Ed White PTA is tax deductible!

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

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/