Ed White E-STEM News

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

Ed White Families, 

What's Coming Up:​​​​ 

  • Monday, April 16 - Online Registration began for Kindergarten
  • Monday, April 23 - STEM Parent Information Night, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 24 -  2nd Grade Music Program, 9:30 AM & 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, April 25 - Individual Spring Picture Re-Takes
  • Thursday, April 26 - Kinder Field Trip, Bayou Wildlife Zoo
  • Friday, April 27 - 2nd Grade Field Trip, Space Center Houston
  • Monday, April 30th - Friday, May 4th - Kinder registration documents accepted at elementary campuses, 8:30-11:30 AM
  • Monday, April 30 - Friday, May 4 - Talent Show Auditions with Mrs. Amelung

Clear Creek ISD cancelled the early release day on April 27 for elementary and intermediate schools. April 27 will be a regularly scheduled instructional day. Also CCISD will add 15 minutes to the early release day scheduled on May 31.

Congratulations to Mrs. Magee, one of our Kindergarten teachers, she is our Ed White E-STEM 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.

PTA News
: Order your Ed White E-STEM hardcover yearbook! Complete a Yearbook Order Form here. Yearbooks are now $30.00 and students will receive them the end of May.

Music Notes
:Talent Show auditions will be held during the first week of May.  The auditions will take place during students' regularly scheduled Music classes, but students who are auditioning with kids from another grade or class will have to sign up to audition during one of my block times that week. See attached, Talent Show Audition Permission Slip with important deadlines and info.

2nd Graders
 – All of your music and script for the “Science Rocks” program is on ItsLearning.  If you need help finding it, let me know. Mrs. Amelung, mamelung@ccisd.net. Plan on attending the 9:30 AM & 6:30 PM performances on April 24. 
Thank you to our PTA for donating recorders for use with the 4th grade music curriculum.

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

PE News:
Speed Stacks: Did your student enjoy the Speed Stacking lesson during PE class? Speed Stack cups can be purchased online @ speedstacks.com/go/151884-6454363/. Speed Stacks must be purchased online, we are not accepting cash or checks!  After purchasing online, please print your receipt and send it to school with your student.  We will also get an email about your purchase in case you are unable to print it, or it gets lost.  All proceeds will benefit Ed White Elementary. April Fortenberry, Ed White E-STEM Physical Education, Aforten1@ccisd.net.

 Beginning on May 7th, 2018, all 3rd, 4th and 5th grade P.E. classes will be participating in an in-house skating program.  The program provides everything the students need to participate in this fun unit. The fee for this program is $10.00 per student.  Money and permission slips were due Friday, April 13th. We are all looking forward to this fun event. April Fortenberry, Ed White E-STEM Physical Education, Aforten1@ccisd.net.

Lacrosse: Is your child interested in Lacrosse?  They can have FUN and learn to play for FREE!  Boys and girls of all skill levels in grades K-8
th can participate on Sundays at Sylvan Rodriguez Park. Sponsored by the following CCISD lacrosse clubs – Clear Falls, Clear Lake, and Clear Springs.  For more information, please visit: TxBayAreaLax.org. We also want to thank Coach Kevin with Texas Bay Area Lacrosse.  He graciously donated his time and to introduce Ed White students to the sport of lacrosse in Physical Education class.  The students had a blast!

Gifted & Talented
:  What a great week in GT! I had the joy of an introductory meeting with my new kindergarten group. First grade is studying and designing their new 3D cities to use in their new stories. Second graders discovered the mischief that happens when leprechauns attacked my class and they completed their leprechaun traps. We are hopeful that the traps are successful this time! Third grade became masters of green screen technology and finalized their script. Fifth grade moved deeper into their CSI unit.They worked in lifting prints and analyzing handwritingIf anyone has a connection to an expert in the forensic field, please email me at bbrown@ccisd.net, Blythe Brown, Advanced Academic Specialist at Ed White Elementary.  

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!

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

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