Pirateer-May 2016 - CMS School Web Sites



Pirateer-May 2016 - CMS School Web Sites
A Note from Principal Hough
We are officially in the last month of school and
there is a lot of excitement in the building as we
kick off our very first Boosterthon Fun Run!
Students will be running 30-35 laps around a
shortened track and will be asking for pledges
for their hard work. If we can get a pledge from
all 50 states, Mrs. Patel and I will spend the
afternoon on the school roof. We are also
asking every student to register at funrun.com
for their first prize. The Boosterthon team
doesn’t only organize the run, they also provide
daily character lessons for our students. We are
excited to have this opportunity and we hope
that you will share this information with family
and friends so they can help support our school.
May 2nd – 6th is Teacher Appreciation Week!
The PTSA is providing our teachers with a
breakfast on Monday, a special note on
Tuesday, a flower on Wednesday, a luncheon
on Thursday (Sponsored by Good Shepherd)
and a sweet treat on Friday. Families may
participate on any day they like.
Our students are participating in a lot of End of
Year assessments from now until June. Please
help us by getting students to school on time
and by making sure they are getting enough
rest. Thanks for your support.
Happy May!
Brooke Hough
Boosterthon Pep Rally
Our Pre-K-2nd grade and SAC teachers
Our 3rd-5th grade teachers dancing!
¡Estamos recaudando fondos para nuevas bibliotecas de aula y marquesina!
Boosterthon Fun Run! La organización de una Fun Run no requiere la venta ni la
entrega de productos. Los parientes y amigos en todo el mundo pueden apoyar
nuestra escuela haciendo promesas en relación con la cantidad de vueltas que
correrá su alumno el día de la Fun Run el Once de Mayo
Nuestro programa de la Fun Run tendrá una duración de alrededor de 2 semanas,
del Dos de Mayo al Once de Mayo. Los alumnos participarán en una apasionante
“Pep Rally”, o asamblea de motivación, las familias tendrán tiempo de obtener
promesas y, el último día, ¡los alumnos correrán en la Fun Run! Todos los
alumnos, independientemente de su aporte financiero, están invitados a correr en
la Fun Run.
Además, nuestra Fun Run incluye un tema de desarrollo de carácter de nivel
internacional. El tema de este año es BIG WORLD RECESS (Gran Recreo Mundial), un
tema de condición física global con el objeto de desarrollar el carácter a través de
los deportes. Durante el programa de la Fun Run, los alumnos viajarán por el
mundo para aprender cómo jugar con carácter con VERDADEROS niños atletas de
otras culturas.
End of Grade Testing Dates
3rd and 4th Grade Reading EOG
5th Grade Science EOG
May 25th
¿Cómo puedo apoyar a Lake Wylie Elementary?
#1. Inscriba a su hijo en funrun.com. (186-752)
#2. Consiga patrocinadores: amigos y parientes que pueden donar para ayudar
a nuestra escuela.
#3. Pregunte a su hijo sobre el juego de desarrollo de carácter de BIG WORLD
RECESS del día.
#4. Venga a alentar a su alumno durante la Fun Run el Once de Mayo. ¡Todos
los padres están invitados!
3rd and 4th Grade Math EOG
May 26th
5th Grade Reading EOG
June 1st
Le enviaremos información adicional a través de su hijo antes del
¡Se trata del mayor evento de recaudación de fondos del año!
Muchas gracias desde ya por su apoyo a Lake Wylie Elementary.
5th Math EOG
3rd Grade EOG Reading Retest
June 2nd
*Boosterthon Information in Spanish*
Read to Achieve Test (3rd)
June 7th
We have been reviewing and practicing our skills for the End of Grade Tests! Our students are prepared
and ready to take the test. Some students may get worried before the test. Just remind then to do their
best, get a good night’s sleep and eat a good breakfast. Below are some tips to help with test anxiety.
Hi Pirate Families,
Dear Parents,
21st Century Learning involves teaching our students
about digital literacy. We want to make sure our students
acquire those skills that will help prepare them to be college
and career ready. Part of these lesson involves knowledge
about cyberbullying.
Thank you for all your support with our Service
Learning Projects. The students have learned a lot
about the importance of giving to others. We have
completed three of the four Service Learning
Projects this year. Gray’s, a second grader, favorite
project was Operation Christmas Child because, “I
knew that some family would get Christmas that may
not have before.”
What is Cyber Bullying?
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using
electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices
and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as
well as communication tools including social media sites, text
messages, chat, and websites.
Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages
or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking
sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake
Effects of Cyberbullying
Cell phones and computers themselves are not to
blame for cyberbullying. Social media sites can be used for
positive activities, like connecting kids with friends and family,
helping students with school, and for entertainment. But these
tools can also be used to hurt other people. Whether done in
person or through technology, the effects of bullying are similar.
Kids who are cyberbullied are more likely to:
 Use alcohol and drugs; Skip school; Experience inperson bullying; Be unwilling to attend school; Receive
poor grades; Have lower self-esteem; Have more
health problems
Prevent Cyberbullying
 Know the sites your kids visit and their online activities.
Ask where they’re going, what they’re doing, and who
they’re doing it with.
 Ask to “friend” or “follow” your kids on social media sites
or ask another trusted adult to do so.
 Establish rules at home about technology use.
 Understand school rules and policies involving
technology use.
Jason Gwinn, Counselor
Andrea Hartman, Counselor
Our first service learning project was Paws with
Cause. This is a non-profit organization that trains
assistance dogs for people with disabilities. We
collected about 375 items for this organization to use
during their trainings with dogs. During the winter
we collaborated with Operation Christmas Child as
our second service learning project. Operation
Christmas Child is an organization providing aid to
people around the world. We collected 250 boxes to
send to Operation Christmas Child. Some of our
students went to the center in Charlotte to drop off
the boxes. To celebrate World Water Day in April,
our school had a penny drive. We collected about
$581.00 to send to a non-profit organization
providing reliable water to communities in subSaharan Africa. Our last service project is for a local
organization called Safe Alliance. We are collecting
non-perishable items for this organization to provide
for those victimized by violence.
Each one of our grade levels have had an opportunity
to help lead one of our projects and present in our
SAIL Ceremony. . “…Giving is better than receiving
and it made me happy when we gave,” said Nilesh, a
second grader. We hope that these service learning
projects helped students see their part in the
community and world. We want them to understand
that they are important and can make a difference in
the world around them.
Jigna Patel
Assistant Principal
Lake Wylie Elementary School
All students will see
The Number Drummer on May 5th!
Summer Camp 2016
Black Belt World
Steele Creek!
Number Drummer is
the ultimate math and music experience.
9 8 0- 2 3 6 - 8 6 2 2
7:00am – 7:00pm
Accepting 4 year olds and up
10 Weeks, 10 Themes*Age appropriate
Daily Martial Arts instruction*
Bounce House* Adventure Landing *
Arcade Game Truck
Swimming * Movies & Popcorn *
Experiments * Music * Ice Cream Truck
Educational & Cultural Activities and
See it! Feel it! Hear it! Play it! Number Drummer Live is a one-ofa-kind interactive show that has the entire audience
“drumming up” mathematics for an awesome “surround sound”
musical performance! The show takes participants
through an entertaining and engaging sequence of music and
math skills needed to be a Number Drummer and play in
the show’s final performance. It is an awesome display of math
that is heard as a rhythmic work of art.
We are continuing to look for PTSA Board Members
and Committee Chairs. Please contact Demetria
Daniel at [email protected]
if you are interested!
Structured environment that
emphasizes Discipline and Respect,
while having a BLAST!
We are hosting a free hour long event
on May 14th that reviews appropriate
developmental milestones, kindergarten
readiness, and positive parenting
techniques at every stage. We’re
offering free children’s activities and
childcare during the session.
Thank you to the following school partners for
sponsoring our Boosterthon! All staff and student
shirts will have our sponsors’ name and logo on the
back of the shirts. We appreciate your support of
our school.
Boosterthon Sponsors
McDonalds Berewick Chiron America
Steele Creek YMCA
Steele Creek Pediatric Dentistry
Black Belt World Pfaff Mold
Jackson Orthodontics Eye Level Learning
Starz Dance Program
Get Involved with the PTSA!
Administrator Contact Information
May & June
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 2nd-6th
Progress Reports
May 5th
PTSA Board Meeting
May 9th -3:30
Boosterthon Fun Run
May 11th
SLT Meeting
May 12th
Brooke Hough
[email protected]
Jigna Patel
[email protected]
Assistant Principal
Jennifer Mulherin
[email protected]
Academic Facilitator
Lake Wylie Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A
May 17th
Kindergarten Luau
May 20th
CEO Leaders Lunch
May 20th- 12:30 pm
Science Olympiad Competition UNC Charlotte
May 21st
Teacher Workday (No School)
May 27th
Memorial Day (No School)
May 30th
Talent Show & PTSA Elections
June 3rd – PTSA Meeting/Talent Show- Gym
Pre-Kindergarten Splash Day
June 3rd
Kindergarten Splash Day 9-1pm
June 6th & 7th
Demetria Daniel
PTSA President
Scott Hartman & Beverly
PTSA Vice Presidents
Quintel Gwinn
PTSA Secretary
Email: [email protected]
BOGO Book Fair
June 6th-9th
PTSA Board Meeting
June 6th - 3:30 pm
Pre-K End of Year Ceremony
June 7th
5th Grade Promotion Ceremony
June 8th - 9:00 am
End of Year Celebrations – Prek-4th
June 9th
The 4th Quarter SAIL Ceremony will take
place on June 9th.
Pre K – 2nd / SAC – 9:10-10:00
3rd-5th – 8:05-9:00
*Report Cards to students on 6/9*

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