Ed White E-STEM News

Ed White E-STEM News
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Ed White Families, 
What's Coming Up:​​​​ 

Lost & Found:Has your child lost their lunchbox? A jacket? Glasses? All lost and found items will be donated. Please stop by during school hours, Monday through Thursday, until June 14, if interested in retrieving any items!

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 did not find their library book, or the book was damaged, they need 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

School Supplies
:  Order your school supply kits NOW for next school year! Orders are only available online this year! Just go tohttps://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. The deadline is July 17th. Don't delay, order today!

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 Checkout. Also check out this flyer with more summer reading info for parents! Summer Reading Flyer 

Library Summer Hours
Students who are clear in the library and return a signed permission slip can checkout up to 10 books over the summer. Also we are happy to announce our Ed White E-STEM library will be open for checkout and makerspace activities. Summer Checkout. Please see the dates below. Tamiko Brown, Librarian, tbrown@ccisd.net.
Thurs., June 14th 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Thurs., July 12th 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Thurs., July 26th 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Thurs., August 9th 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
: https://www.scholastic.com/summer/home/ This is a great summer resource for our students! This website has a timer so students can visually track their reading time, students can log their time to earn digital badges, if they earn 18 badges they can earn a mystery prize,  featured interviews with authors such as JK Rowling are also offered, story time and etc.  Letters will go home for each student that includes their individual username and password, so they can access this site at home and at school. All CCISD elementary schools are participating in this program as student times are tracked our school will be ranked among other schools. Welcome to the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Get ready for the best and most magical summer ever! Monday, May 7—Friday, September 7, 2018. Home[www.scholastic.com]

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:  
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.

Gifted & Talented
:  If you borrowed a Rubik's Cube from Mrs. Brown, please return them!  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.

Code Camp: BEST robotics is hosting a free Girls Summer Coding Camp in North Houston, participants must be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall and there are only 24 spots for each camp. There's still space available. Code Camp 2018 Flyer.

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