Ed White E-STEM News

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

Ed White Families, 

What's Coming Up:​​​​ 

  • Monday, November 20 - Friday, November 24 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Tuesday, November 28 - 5th Grade Choir Program - 9:30am & 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 29 - Work Day in our Habitat, 3:30 - 4:30pm
  • Friday, December 1 - Individual School Picture Re-Take Day
  • Friday, December 1 - Caroling in the Park, 6:00pm, Our choir sings carols in McNair Park
  • Monday, December 4 - Friday, December 8 - Discovery Dome on campus
  • Tuesday, December 5 - Holiday Choir Concert - 9:30am & 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 6 - Living Materials Center Animal Presentation for 1st grade, 10:30am
  • Thursday, December 7 - Seabrook Intermediate School Christmas World Tour, 1:45pm
  • Friday, December 8 - Jingle Bell Run during Phys Ed classes

Fourth Grade4th grade Science Fair experiments must be completed at home by Nov. 26. Science Fair projects should be finished at home and their completed notebooks brought to school on Nov. 27th.  During the week of  Nov. 27th- Dec. 1st students will spend the week completing their final projects at school. Students will be given in-class Science time each day to complete their final presentations. 

SchoolStore.com:  Parents, we are once again participating in SchoolStore.com to raise funds. All you need to do is check the packet sent home with each student, then students return their envelope with their code to the front office each morning after announcements to receive their Emoji Ring prize. That's it...this program has earned our school around $1500 - $2000 each year, and someone in our school could win $100! Thanks for your support.

Academic Calendar Voting: The Clear Creek Independent School District needs to hear from parents and community members about the proposed academic calendar for the 2018-2019 school year. Through November 26, 2017, you may select your preference from three options. View the three calendar draft options and vote here.

Want to earn a little extra cash?: CCISD is hiring Lunch Room Monitor Subs! email Betsy Esparza at hesparza@ccisd.net and let her know for which school you are interested. See attached.

Gifted & Talented: Thankful to be back with my students this week. We are working more in their itslearning course. Ask them to show you the SSO portal and their page. We have 6 weeks to work on our projects and we are working on backwards planning. It is hard work but rewarding in the end.

Attached is the 
CASE flyer, about a group of parents that work to support GT education in CCISD. Please consider joining this group. Check out this flyer for the 11/28/17 CASE meeting and a special guest speaker.

The CCISD Gifted & Talented Program is designed for students who demonstrate significantly above-average achievement or potential in the areas of general intellectual ability, specific subject matter aptitude, and creative/productive thinking skills.  Criteria for selection include cognitive skill tests, professional recommendations, and classroom performance.  The deadline for accepting referrals for students in Kindergarten is December 1, 2017. For more information, please feel free to contact me, Blythe Brown,  Advanced Academic Specialist at Ed White Elementary, bbrown@ccisd.net

Library News: Scholastic 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.
On-line Bluebonnet Book ClubJ
oin our on-line Bluebonnet Book Club for 3rd - 5th grade students. You can 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 Yearour Ed White E-STEM librarian, Tamiko Brown, School Librarian of the Year.pdf

Music Notes: 5th Grade music classes are working on songs for their musical Pirates! Mark your calendars for their performances of Pirates: November 28th at 9:30am and 6:30pm! Please encourage your 5th graders to practice the music at home.  Everything they need to practice at home is in their ItsLearning 5th Grade Music Course under the “Resources” tab.  

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

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: TRRFCC Connections: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, 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:  Check out the Ed White PTA Newsletter, Issue 1, Fall 2017

We currently have board positions available: Awareness, Habitat Club, Literacy Library, Reflections, School Store (spirit wear and pre-pack supplies) and Workroom. If you are interested in more information please contact Alicia Morgan at amorgan710@gmail.com.

Festival: Mark your calendar for our Spring Carnival on April 21, 2018 from 11:00 - 3:00. 

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/