May 13-17

Learning Objectives:

Language Arts-Main Idea & Details

Math-Problem Solving, Composing & Decomposing Numbers, Equality

Science-Force & Motion

Important Information and Dates:

Spring has arrived – plants are growing, kids are spending more time outside, and the temperatures are warming up.  With these changes, what we wear also changes.   Parents – please be mindful of what your child wears to school to ensure that they are in compliance with the HCPS Code of Conduct – Dress Code.  Thanks in advance for adhering to these expectations.

Dress code excerpt below from the HCPS Code of Conduct:

Students may not wear the following items unless otherwise stated:

  • Hoods, hats, face masks, or head coverings of any kind inside school buildings during regular school hours, unless required for religious or medical reasons.
  • The following items on school grounds during regular school hours: bandanas, do-rags, head scarves (with the exception of head garments for religious reasons), hair picks, wave caps, large combs, brushes, and rollers.
  • Sunglasses, unless prescribed by a physician.
  • Dresses, skirts, shorts, athletic shorts, and other similar clothing must reach the tip of the thumb when hands placed at the sides (arms straight with palms flat). When wearing leggings, tights, or similar apparel as an outer garment, tops must also reach the tip of the thumb.
  • Messages on clothing, chains, jewelry, and personal belongings that pertain to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, sex, gangs, vulgarity, or that could cause a substantial disruption to the learning environment.
  • Spiked jewelry, chains, and items which could cause student injury.
  • Beachwear (which includes bathing suits and trunks) and sleepwear.
  • Clothing that reveals undergarments.
  • Cut-off jeans, cut-off sweat pants, or torn, ripped, or slashed clothing that reveals undergarments or body parts excluded by other parts of this code.
  • Bedroom slippers or shoes with wheels, also known as “Heelys.”
  • Clothing that reveals the midriff while sitting or standing.
  • Clothing that is tight, skimpy, or with plunging necklines.
  • Clothing that is see-through, revealing, or resembles undergarments.
  • Tube tops, halter-tops, halter-top dresses, strapless dresses or tops or dresses with spaghetti straps (tops must be at least two inches wide at the shoulder).
  • High heels or flip flops at the elementary level (Elementary students are encouraged to wear athletic shoes or closed toe shoes with a rubber sole and should wear such shoes for Physical Education and recess).

A message from Coach LeClair about Field Day:

On Friday, May 31st Colonial Trail will be having our Fitness Field Day!  This is a great time for students to engage in fun and fitness!  I am sending this e-mail to ask for volunteers for that day.  There are many jobs available for you to sign up for if you’d like to help out!  Please specify, using sign up genius, which job you would like.  I ask respectfully that if you sign up for a job you stick with that job for the entire time you signed up for.  I very much appreciate your help as this will be an amazing day for the students!  Please use the link below to sign up for a timeslot or feel free to e-mail me at taleclair@henrico.k12.va.us

The lunch coverage slots will be for you to watch a teacher’s class while they get a lunch break. You will be watching them while they are doing their indoor stations.

Thank you so much for considering! The more volunteers we have the more amazing this day will be! Here is the link to sign up.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4FA4AB23A75-fitness1

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

April 29-May 3

Learning Objectives:

Language Arts-Reading Comprehension, 5-finger retell (characters, setting, beginning, middle, end)

Math-Estimation/Magnitude

Science-Force & Motion

Important Information and Dates:

Spring has arrived – plants are growing, kids are spending more time outside, and the temperatures are warming up.  With these changes, what we wear also changes.   Parents – please be mindful of what your child wears to school to ensure that they are in compliance with the HCPS Code of Conduct – Dress Code.  Thanks in advance for adhering to these expectations.

Dress code excerpt below from the HCPS Code of Conduct:

Students may not wear the following items unless otherwise stated:

  • Hoods, hats, face masks, or head coverings of any kind inside school buildings during regular school hours, unless required for religious or medical reasons.
  • The following items on school grounds during regular school hours: bandanas, do-rags, head scarves (with the exception of head garments for religious reasons), hair picks, wave caps, large combs, brushes, and rollers.
  • Sunglasses, unless prescribed by a physician.
  • Dresses, skirts, shorts, athletic shorts, and other similar clothing must reach the tip of the thumb when hands placed at the sides (arms straight with palms flat). When wearing leggings, tights, or similar apparel as an outer garment, tops must also reach the tip of the thumb.
  • Messages on clothing, chains, jewelry, and personal belongings that pertain to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, sex, gangs, vulgarity, or that could cause a substantial disruption to the learning environment.
  • Spiked jewelry, chains, and items which could cause student injury.
  • Beachwear (which includes bathing suits and trunks) and sleepwear.
  • Clothing that reveals undergarments.
  • Cut-off jeans, cut-off sweat pants, or torn, ripped, or slashed clothing that reveals undergarments or body parts excluded by other parts of this code.
  • Bedroom slippers or shoes with wheels, also known as “Heelys.”
  • Clothing that reveals the midriff while sitting or standing.
  • Clothing that is tight, skimpy, or with plunging necklines.
  • Clothing that is see-through, revealing, or resembles undergarments.
  • Tube tops, halter-tops, halter-top dresses, strapless dresses or tops or dresses with spaghetti straps (tops must be at least two inches wide at the shoulder).
  • High heels or flip flops at the elementary level (Elementary students are encouraged to wear athletic shoes or closed toe shoes with a rubber sole and should wear such shoes for Physical Education and recess).

A message from Coach LeClair about Field Day:

On Friday, May 31st Colonial Trail will be having our Fitness Field Day!  This is a great time for students to engage in fun and fitness!  I am sending this e-mail to ask for volunteers for that day.  There are many jobs available for you to sign up for if you’d like to help out!  Please specify, using sign up genius, which job you would like.  I ask respectfully that if you sign up for a job you stick with that job for the entire time you signed up for.  I very much appreciate your help as this will be an amazing day for the students!  Please use the link below to sign up for a timeslot or feel free to e-mail me at taleclair@henrico.k12.va.us

The lunch coverage slots will be for you to watch a teacher’s class while they get a lunch break. You will be watching them while they are doing their indoor stations.

Thank you so much for considering! The more volunteers we have the more amazing this day will be! Here is the link to sign up.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4FA4AB23A75-fitness1

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

April 8-12

Learning Objectives:

Language Arts-asking and answering questions

Math-measurement

Science-Life in VA (past & present), Economics

Important Information:

Please send in your Box Tops for Education! They earn 10 cents each for our school.

Wednesday, April 10th First Grade Field Trip **Remember to wear your red class shirt and tennis shoes. We will be outside and walking a lot so please dress for the weather. Please pack your lunch in a disposable bag with your name on it.

Thursday, April 11th Kindergarten Registration

Friday, April 19th Half Day Early Release

Monday, April 22nd No School

2019 Henrico Schools Survey-Please complete by 4/19 https://henricoschools.us/surveys/

Monday, April 15th CTES American Red Cross Blood Drive 2:30-7pm

Tuesday, April 23rd Report Card Distibution

Friday, April 26th CTES Talent Show 6-8pm

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Week of March 18

Learning Objectives:

Language Arts-Making Inferences from text/Main Idea & Details

Math-Money/Problem Solving

Science-Natural Resources

Important Information:

Please send in your Box Tops for Education! They earn 10 cents each for our school.

Henrico County Family Learning Series https://henricoschools.us/family-learning-series-winter-spring-2019-sessions/

2019 Henrico Schools Survey-Please complete by 3/29 https://henricoschools.us/surveys/

Flying Squirrels “Go Nuts for Reading” Bookmark Due Wednesday, March 20th.

End of the 3rd 9 weeks/half day for students- Friday, March 29th.

Spring Break April 1-5

Save the date: Wednesday, April 10th First Grade field trip to the VA Capitol Building-permission slip coming soon!

CTES American Red Cross Blood Drive Monday, April 15th 2:30-7pm (letter will be sent home with how to register)

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

February 24-March 1

Learning Objectives:

Language Arts-Asking and Answering Questions (who, what, when, where, why and how)

Math-Telling Time to the Hour & Half Hour

Science-Matter, Scientific Investigation/Observations, Dissolve/Separate (hot vs. cold water)

Important Information:

Please send in your Box Tops for Education! They earn 10 cents each for our school.

The clinic is accepting clothing donations. From the Cub Cronicle Newsletter: “Looking for donations!!! Has your child grown out of any clothes lately and you don’t know what to do with them? We will take them! We are in need of clean, gently used clothing to store at school so that we can cut down on instructional time lost in the event that a student needs a change of clothes. Currently, we are in desperate need of bottoms (pants, jeans, shorts). Additionally, we need tops, socks, etc. Thank you for all that you do to support CTES Cubs.”

Henrico County Family Learning Series https://henricoschools.us/family-learning-series-winter-spring-2019-sessions/

Henrico County Schools would like to hear from you.  How are we doing?  Tell us about your perspectives and experiences, so that we may improve and make important decisions about the future. On March 11, you will receive an email from HCPS that contains a survey we’d like for you to take.  It will be available from March 11 – 29.  It will take 15 – 20 minutes to complete. Students in grade 5 – 12 are also asked to complete the survey.  Parents will have the needed link to preview the student survey.  They may then decide if they’d like for their child to participate or if they’d like to submit an opt-out form.  These forms will come home the week of February 25.

Flying Squirrels “Go Nuts for Reading” Bookmark Due Wednesday, March 20th.                    The Richmond Flying Squirrels are pleased to announce that the Flying Squirrels Reading Program, “Go Nuts for Reading!” is back for its tenth season! This year’s program, which will run through Wednesday, March 20th 2019, is open to all CTES to participate! After reading 8 books and signing your child’s bookmark, your child will receive a FREE baseball voucher to the 6:35 pm April 18th baseball game. It will be a fun-filled night, beginning with a school parade around the diamond and ending with (fingers crossed) a win for our Flying Squirrels!! Look for more information in the Cub Chronicle and lets “play ball!”

End of the 3rd 9 weeks/half day for students- Friday, March 29th.                                     April 1-5 Spring Break.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

February 4-8

Learning Objectives:

Language Arts-Plot (Beginning, Middle, End)

Math-Fractions

Social Studies-contributions of Maggie L. Walker & Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. (influential people in the history of Virginia)

Important Dates:

Thursday, February 7th Parent/Teacher Conferences 3-6:30PM (sign-up genius link)

Monday, February 11 Report Card Distribution

Thursday, February 21st Multicultural Museum Night 6:30-7:30PM                                          Please plan to drop off your first grader between 6-6:10 outside of the cafeteria. They will come to our classroom and parents will go to the gym. Please keep their coat with you since they will not be returning to the room after the performance. We will come to the gym and sing and then you will pick up your student from our designated spot in the gym. After that, you may tour the cafeteria together and view the multicultural projects. Students are asked to wear their class t-shirt (ours is red) and jeans for the performance. A form is coming home to let us know if you will be attending; please sign and return by 2/18. We look forward to a great event!

Wednesday, March 20th Flying Squirrels “Go Nuts for Reading” Bookmark Due              The Richmond Flying Squirrels are pleased to announce that the Flying Squirrels Reading Program, “Go Nuts for Reading!” is back for its tenth season! This year’s program, which will run through Wednesday, March 20th 2019, is open to all CTES to participate! After reading 8 books and signing your child’s bookmark, your child will receive a FREE baseball voucher to the 6:35 pm April 18th baseball game. It will be a fun-filled night, beginning with a school parade around the diamond and ending with (fingers crossed) a win for our Flying Squirrels!! Look for more information in the Cub Chronicle and lets “play ball!”

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Week of January 28

Learning Objectives:

Language Arts-Character Traits

Math-Shapes with square corners (right angle)

Social Studies-contributions of Maggie L. Walker & Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. (influential people in the history of Virginia)

Important Dates:

Monday, January 28th Teacher Workday, No School

Thursday, February 7th Parent/Teacher Conferences 3-6:30PM (sign-up genius link)

Monday, February 11 Report Card Distribution

Thursday, February 21st Multicultural Museum Night 6:30-7:30PM                                          First Grade will be performing and student work will be on display for you to see! More information about the performance will be coming home soon.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Week of January 21

Learning Objectives:

Language Arts-Making Connections/Asking and Answering Questions

Math-Equality

Social Studies-Maps/Geography

Important Dates:

Monday, January 21st Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, No School

Friday, January 25th End of 2nd marking period

Monday, January 28th Teacher Workday, No School

Thursday, February 7th Parent/Teacher Conferences 3-6:30PM (sign-up genius coming soon)

Save the Date: Thursday, February 21st Multicultural Museum Night 6:30-7:30PM              First Grade will be performing and student work will be on display for you to see! More information about the performance will be coming home soon.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Happy New Year!

Learning Objectives:

Language Arts-Context Clues

Math-Part/Whole Fluency & Problem Solving

Social Studies-Maps/Geography

Important Dates:

Friday, January 18th 7:30-8AM Muffins with Mom (please return the form and payment by January 15th if you plan to attend)

**We are excited to welcome Catava Burton, HCPS Educational Specialist, to Muffins with Moms, January 18, from 8-8:30am. In her “Are You Smarter than Your Child’s Smart Phone?” workshop she will share the latest texting slang, secret apps, and social media tricks.  Information will also be provided on bullying/cyberbullying, human trafficking, internet safety, and psychological impact of these issues.  Strategies will be provided to help parents keep their children safe.  Bring your smart phone!

Monday, January 21st Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, No School

Friday, January 25th End of 2nd marking period

Monday, January 28th Teacher Workday; No School

Save the Date: Thursday, February 21st Multicultural Museum Night 6:30-7:30PM First Grade will be performing and student work will be on display for you to see! More information will be coming home soon but please return the form with your student’s idea for what they will be writing (a person, place, thing, feeling or idea that is important to your family).

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Week of Dec. 17

Learning Objectives:

Language Arts-Read and Comprehend Fiction, Segment Words into Phonemes

Math-Addition and Subtraction  Facts (Doubles/Doubles Plus One)

Science-Winter (Weather and Seasonal Changes)

Important Dates:

Ongoing-CIA (Cubs In Action) is collecting coats, blankets and socks for homeless children

Monday, December 17-Wednesday, December 19th-SCA Spirit Days

Monday-Pajama Day

Tuesday-Tacky Sweater Day

Wednesday-Favorite Winter Wear/Hat Day

Thursday, Dec. 20th-Wednesday, January 2nd No School, Winter Break

Thursday, January 3rd-School Reopens, First Day Back

Friday, January 18th-Muffins w/ Mom (flyer to be sent home later)

 

 

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment