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BOBCAT NOTES 4/16/2017

Expand the definition of 'reading' to include non-fiction, humor, graphic novels, magazines, action adventure, and, yes, even websites. It's the pleasure of reading that counts; the focus will naturally broaden. A boy won't read shark books forever. Jon Scieszka


LIFESKILLS FOCUS for April 10-May 12

  • TK-1st = Cooperation - To work together toward a common goal or purpose

  • 2nd-5th =

    • Cooperation

    • Perseverance - To keep at it

Front Circle EARTH DAY Planting: On Saturday, April 22nd we will need parent and student volunteers to help beautify our front circle by planting new plants!  We plan to start at 9am.  Volunteers are welcome any time throughout the day (planting should be finished by early afternoon).  Please bring your own shovels/tools.


CAASPP Testing: Each May 3rd-5th grade students take the CAASPP test. This test assess students in the areas of English Language Arts (ELA) and Math. The state uses the results of these tests as one factor in determining our progress as a school and district. Here is a link to the testing schedule. If a child is absent during a testing session he/she has to miss class time to make-up the missed session. Attendance on these days is important.


Class Placement

The CP team spends a lot of time working on classroom placement for next year. Our main goal when building classes is to create balanced classes. Balancing classes requires us to look at many variables such as: students that need extra support, academic progress, peer relationships, etc. I work on this process with each grade level twice in May. During this process we build balanced classes and I place each class with a specific teacher.


If you feel that your child has a unique situation or need that I need to be aware of during this careful placement process please send me an email by 4/28/2017. These requests should not be made through the teacher. Requests for a specific teacher will not be granted. Please know that your request will be considered within the larger context of balancing classes.

Drop Off/Pick Up Safety Reminders

Please make our drop off and pick up as SAFE, easy, and quick as possible by follow these simple and important guidelines:

  • Pull forward: pull as far into the loop as possible to allow other cars to pull in behind you.

  • Children must exit the vehicle on the curb side onl

  • Driver must remain in vehicle while in the loop

  • Pull away immediately

  • Do not park in the numbered spots in the parking lot

Click here for more pick-up and drop off details.


PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! - Too Good For Drugs Program

Drug-awareness education is included in the 4th/5th grade Health Education Standards.  Traditionally, parents have taken an active role in presenting these lessons to students, in coordination with the classroom teacher.  Again this year, we need parent support!  

We are seeking parent volunteers to teach the Too Good for Drugs (TGFD) Curriculum in our 4th and 5th grade classrooms.    The curriculum is fully developed, including lesson plans and all materials.  You do not need to be a parent of a 4th or 5th grader to participate. Also, training is provided so that parents feel confident about presenting, along with management support from the classroom teacher. This is truly a great opportunity to get into the classrooms and support student leaning.  


The TGFD curriculum has been recently updated to include more games, interaction, and real-life problem-solving situations (social media, peer pressure, etc.) to make the lessons more engaging for students.  The curriculum consists of 8 – 10 lessons, delivered over approximately 2 weeks in individual classrooms.  

If you are interested in getting involved with CP’s TGFD program, please contact Principal Chris Reddam at  by Tuesday, April 25.  A parent training will be scheduled for May 2nd, so that classroom lessons can be delivered during the month of May.   


Night Under the Big Top - Father/Daughter Dance

April 21, 6-8pm in the MUR

Announcing the PTA's Annual Father/Daughter dance! Come one, come all!  Step right up and please join us for a fun-filled evening on Friday, April 21st from 6pm-8pm in the MUR!

Online registration is open!  The cost is $45 per father/daughter couple and $15 for each additional daughter.  This event includes pizza, drink, dessert, music, dancing and Big Top fun! Questions? Please contact Amy Johnson

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Dance Chair: Amy Johnson (

Event Overview:

  1. Get creative! Circus-themed attire encouraged!
  2. Please check in at the registration table upon arrival
Posted by: Jennifer Baier Published:4/17/17
Audience: Chris Reddam and Homepage