Greetings from the Forest,
Here are the latest updates and announcements:
Apex Fun Run Update:
It has been two weeks since our Apex Fun Run. We’ve collected 80% of the money pledged and hope to reach at least 90% before Spring Break. Please help us reach our goal by encouraging your friends, family and neighbors to follow-through with their pledges.
Leader in Me Family Night:
Please join us for our first annual Leader in Me Family Night next Tuesday, March 4th at 5:30PM. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Know of an Outstanding Teacher?:
Alamo Toyota supports education, and through their partnership with Kidsville News, wants to reward teachers (and their students) for their hard work and dedication. Principals, teachers, parents and students may nominate an elementary school teacher based on how that teacher molds guides and drives (his/her classroom) education to the top! Simply postmark or e-mail the attached application no later than March 31, 2014. Six teachers will be selected. Five teachers will receive a prestigious plaque from Kidsville, while the winning teacher will receive a plaque, $1,000, gift certificates provided by the Village at Stone Oak Shopping Center and other goodies from Kidsville News along with a fully funded class field trip to Alamo Toyota and the Toyota Plant.
Our school will embark upon our second annual school-wide reading program in March. Through the program, called One School, One Book, every family will receive a copy of the same book – Jacqueline Davies’, THE LEMONADE WAR -and be asked to read it at home during the month of March. Please consider making time for your family to participate in this special activity and see the attached flyer for more information.
Please be on the lookout for our own Lemonade Stand at the Leader in Me Family Night on Tuesday, March 4th. All proceeds received from the stand will be donated to support childhood cancer research through “Alex’s Lemonade Stand” (http://www.alexslemonade.org/campaign/great-lemonade-war)
Schools reading The Lemonade War are having a contest to raise money for childhood cancer research, winners will win a skype or school visit from the author of our book.
All schools within the Churchill HS community are cordially invited to attend an informative meeting on Tuesday, March 18th, from 6-7:15PM at CHS. Results from the first phase of the Transformation initiative, including Strategic Plan and Implementation Timeline, which includes Beliefs, Learner Outcomes, Specific Results, and Action Steps will be discussed. Please consider joining Executive Staff, the Board of Trustees, NEISD Superintendent, Dr. Brian Gottardy, and the administrative staff members of all schools in the Churchill area on the 18th. See the attached flyer for more information.
Churchill’s Kicks for Kindness: (Repeated Announcement)
Churchill High School faculty and staff are working to trump the current record for the longest chain of shoes at 24,962. The school's goal is to collect 30,000 shoes by April 17, with all shoes being donated to Green Sneakers and Soles4Souls.
Churchill will accept any size, design, and type of shoe with laces - designed to fit a human foot. Monetary donations are also being accepted, which will be used to buy shoes at Goodwill and the Salvation Army (these shoes will also be donated).
Interested in donating? Either take your shoes or monetary donations directly to the Churchill High School (12049 Blanco Road) reception office or drop them off in our Hidden Forest foyer and we’ll take them to CHS for you. For more information or question please call (210) 356-0079.
Habit of the Week: Habit #7 – Sharpen the Saw:
Quote of the Week: “If you can dream it, you can do it.” -Walt Disney
Home Connection: Books to Incorporate Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems
Henry Hikes to Fitchburg by d. B. Johnson
Me I Am! by Jack Prelutsky
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg
Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen by Dyanne Disalvo Ryan
The New Kid on the Block by Jack Prelutsky
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
Wind in the Long Grass: A Collection of Haiku edited by William Higginson
Our attendance goal for the ’13 – ’14 school year is to maintain an Average Daily Attendance (ADA) of 97.4%. Our ADA for last week was 95.8%.
Family Leader Fun Night
Driving Education Teacher Nomination Packet
(Please check our calendar for upcoming events.)
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