Ed White E-STEM News

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

Ed White Families, 

What's Coming Up:​​​​ 

  • Monday, January 22 - Seabrook Science Magnet Parent Information Night, 7:00 p.m., Seabrook Intermediate School Cafeteria.
  • Thursday, January 25 - 5th Grade GT Student WAVE Tour at LCIS, 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Thursday,January 25 - 5th Grade GT Parent WAVE Info Night at LCIS, 6:00-7:00pm
  • Sunday,  January 28 - Walk on the Wild Side, Taylor Lake Village Park, 9:00am (see below)
  • Tuesday, January 30 - 5th Grade Student Seabrook Intermediate School Tour, 9:15-11:00am

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!

Families Helping Families: A big thank you to all the families and staff who gave towards the 2017 Families Helping Families Holiday Giving Tree. Your generosity year after the year is appreciated. Mrs. Demouchet, Counselor.

Walk on the Wild Side: Join us for the 9th annual Walk on the Wild Side!  A 5K Family Fun Walk to benefit the Living Materials Center (LMC) at Seabrook Intermediate School. The LMC supports all schools in CCISD! Visit with LMC animals, Live music, Great day with family & friends, Pets welcome! Taylor Lake Village park, on Kirby Drive, Seabrook, Sunday, January 28, 9:00am, rain or shine. Registration begins at 8:15am. To register on-line go to www.lmcwalkonthewildside.org, $20/person includes a T-shirt! Questions? email critter@lmcwalkonthewildside.org

Art After School
Registration is now open for Thursday Art After School at Ed White.  This semester, students will explore the art of space. Students create their own original artwork using clay paint, pastels, markers and crayons. Projects may include creating a spaceship in clay, drawing a Mars landscape in oil pastels and designing a flight patch for a future mission. All supplies included. Instructor: Ms. Montgomery. Begins February 8 through April 5, class is held from 3:15 - 4:15pm in the art room. Register online at University of Houston, Clear Lake:  https://apps.uhcl.edu/ECommerce/Schedule/AS 

Music Notes: All 4th and 5th grade students are welcome to join the Spring Session of Satellite Singers!  Our Satellite Singers Choir rehearsals will resume on Wednesday, January 24th at 7:15am. 
Thank you to our PTA for donating recorders for use with the 4th grade music curriculum.

Gifted & Talented: There will be no GT classes due to Kinder testing. GT class is running low on pencils and would appreciate donations. Fifth grade will attend their WAVE tours. Some will go to Westbrook Intermediate's tour on January 23, 2018 and most will attend League City Intermediate's tour on January 25, 2018. These tours occur during the school day. Parent night is also January 25th @6pm. Please see the attachments to see when & where the parent night will be held, WAVE Important Dates. Blythe Brown,  Advanced Academic Specialist at Ed White Elementary, bbrown@ccisd.net

:Send us your best SNAPSHOTS for the YEARBOOK! Yearbook photographers can’t be everywhere so if you’ve got great photos of school events please share them with us. 
It’s EASY to upload photos:
FROM YOUR MOBILE DEVICE:  Download the Balfour Image Share app, Enter our project number 723474 and password: white.
FOR PC UPLOAD: Point your web browser to images.balfour.com Enter our project number: 823474 and password: white
Please enter the Teacher's name in the " People in this photo:" box. 
The last day to submit photos:  February 2nd!  
The yearbook staff will review all photos & determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions will be used in the book.

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.

Library News
: On-line Bluebonnet Book ClubJoin 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
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 CornerDeneshia 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:  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/