While the summer weather doesn’t seem to want to quit just yet, our students and teachers have moved a long way from summer vacation. We are consistently seeing students hard at work in their classrooms, working with their teachers and their peers to better themselves as learners. ROAR behaviors have been on full display and I am happy to announce that we have already had two sets of “Principal’s 200 Club” winners. Our first group earned themselves a “Wellness Policy” approved pancake breakfast, and our second group of winners won dress-down certificates to use on a day of their choosing. Looking at our “Principal’s 200 Club” board, we will have a third set of winners before the week is out.
Mrs. Rothermel and I have seen multiple lessons where Chromebooks or iPads are being used at a high level. We have also seen multiple classrooms utilizing flexible grouping, guided reading strategies, student discussion techniques, and other best practices to boost student engagement and learning. Teachers are relying on student data to help them plan lessons with a higher level of differentiation in order to focus on students strengths and weaknesses with given content or skill acquisition.
As we move through October, we will be approaching November’s parent-teacher conferences. Please be on the lookout for information concerning conferences to be sent home by your children’s’ teachers as by the end of the month. Parent-teacher conferences at CCS are mandatory and we really hope to have them all completed before the Thanksgiving holiday break.
Some other events to be on the lookout for are below:
- The Scholastic Fall Book Fair is up and running in the 500 building. Please come out for family night on Wednesday, October 10th to help promote literacy and to support or library.
- On Friday, October 12th, the 500 building will have our first Intruder Drill of the school year. Please discuss this topic with your children to help them understand the importance of the drills as we work to maintain student safety as our number one priority.
- 5th Grade will have their first Rec Night of the year on Friday, October 19th from 6-8 PM. Permission slips have already been sent home so please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have not received one.
- On Wednesday, October 31st, our students will be participating in our first STEAM Day. In our last Newsletter, Mrs. Kahl put in a request for material donations. The vast majority of the materials we need have been pre-ordered but we will take any help we can get in this area. While I don’t want to give away the project concept the students will be working towards, I did want to remind parents that we will offer an opportunity for parent participation in the STEAM project a little later in the school year.
If you have questions, please contact one of us. We are always happy to help you.
Your Partners in Education,
Grades 5 & 6
500 James Hance Court
Exton, PA 19341
Phone: 610-903-1300, ext. 6106
Office Hours: 7:30am to 6pm
Academic Day: 8:15am to 3:45pm
Summer Hours: Closed, the 435 Building is open in the Summer.
Uniform Resale Shop: The CCS Uniform Resale Shop, located in the 500 Building, is open from 9:00am-3:00pm and from 4:00-6:00pm on school days.