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Week of 9/25

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – making connections, types of sentences
Math – repeating and growing patterns, basic addition/subtraction facts
Social Studies – geography

Important dates…
Monday, September 25th – Please return your t-shirt form and payment (if you haven’t done so already)
Wednesday, September 27th – Social Studies Quiz on the VA Map and USA Map (students will be bringing home their notebooks to review)
Thursday, September 28th – Back to School Night, 6 – 7:30p
Friday, September 29th – Social Studies Quiz on the World Map (students will be bringing home their notebooks to review)

2017 After School Enrichment and PTA Reflections

Please see the attached flyers for more info! Paper copies will come home Tuesday.

PTA Reflections Program- Within Reach Call for Entries


After School Enrichment-  2017 Fall Enrichment Flyer & Reg Form


Week of 9/18

What are we learning this week?

Language Arts – making connections (text to self); sentence structure

Math – skip counting by 2s, 5s, 10s; odd/even numbers; patterns; basic addition/subtraction facts

Social Studies – geography


Upcoming dates…

Sept. 19th – Spirit Day/Night at Plaza Azteca

Sept. 21st – Half Day of School (dismissal begins at 11:35)

Sept. 28th – Back to School Night 6p


Important Reminders!

-Today, I am sending home login information for RAZ Kids, please let me know if your child has any difficulty logging onto the site.  I assigned each student a starting reading level based on previous data; however, this level might change as I assess students during the first month of school.


-We are starting to focus on basic addition and subtraction facts to twenty. Please help your child review at home! You can get cheap flashcards at the Dollar Store, or even verbally quiz your child on facts (i.e. What’s 7 + 4?)


-Scholastic- due Friday, September 22. Scholastic is doing a special offer this month and if we order $50 worth of books EACH child gets a FREE Bad Guys book (they love this series!)


-Please check your child’s red communication folder daily.  Clear out completed/graded papers.  Check for homework sheets and any other important information that may require payment or a parent signature.  This folder goes to and from school/home each day.


Let’s have a great week!

Cub Club!

CTES Cub Club Donations and PTA Membership Form 2017-2018

PTA Calendar

2017-2018 CTES PTA Calendar
(Calendar is not inclusive of all CTES events)
8/31 —Open House
9/5 First Day of School
9/11 —Board Meeting (6:30 pm in the Library)
9/15 —Principal’s Coffee for new families (8:30 am in the Library)
9/19 Spirit Night: Plaza Azteca (All Day: Must mention CTES)
9/21 Student Half Day
9/25 —Room Parent Volunteer Meeting Night (6:30 pm in the Library)
9/28 —Back to School Night (6:00-7:30 pm)
—General Membership Meeting (Budget Approval)
9/29 —Room Parent Volunteer Meeting Day (8:30 am in the Library)
*Room parents only need to attend one meeting (night or day)
10/2 —Board Meeting (6:30 pm in the Library)
10/9 Student Half Day
10/13 —Muffins with Moms (7:30 am in the Cafeteria)
10/17 Spirit Night: Zaxby’s (3:00 to 7:00 PM)
*10/TBD BOOK FAIR (CTES Library)
10/27 —Monster Mash (6:00-8:00 pm)
11/7 Student Holiday / Planning Day – School Closed (Election Day)
11/10 Veteran’s Day Assembly (9:00 AM)
3rd Grade Performance
11/13 —Board Meeting (6:30 pm in the Library)
11/15 Education Support Professionals Day
11/17 —Doughnuts with Dads (7:30 am in the Cafeteria)
11/14 Spirit Night: Burgerworks (4:00 to 9:00 PM)
11/21 Turkey Court (school day event)
11/22-24 Thanksgiving Break – School Closed
*12/TBD Spirit Night: West Broad Village Iceskating Rink (5:00-9:00 pm)
12/5 Spirit Night: Chipotle (All Day: Must show CTES flier)
12/11 Teacher Cookie Exchange (families send in goodies for teachers)
12/11 —Board Meeting (6:30 pm in the Library)
*12/TBD 5th Grade Performance 7:00 pm
—General PTA Meeting (6:30) (12/12 or 14)
12/18-1/1 Winter Break – School Closed
*1/ -1/ TBD Papa John’s Value Cards Fundraiser
1/2 School Reopens
1/8 —Board Meeting (6:30 pm in the Library)
1/9 Spirit Night: Panda Express (All Day: Must show CTES flier)
*1/TBD 1st Grade Performance (6:30-8:00 PM)
International Night (Social Studies Presentations)
—General Membership Meeting
1/15 Martin Luther King Holiday – School Closed
1/29 Student Holiday / Planning Day – School Closed
2/5 National School Counseling Week
2/5 Spirit Night: Lejha (11:30 AM- 2:30 PM and 5:00 to 10 PM – Mention CTES)
2/9 —Family Formal Sweetheart Dance (6:00-8:00 pm)
2/12 —Board Meeting (6:30 pm in the Library)
2/19 Student Holiday / Planning Day – School Closed (Presidents’ Day)
MARCH (Music in Our Schools Month & Youth Art Month)
3/1 Student Half Day
3/12 —Board Meeting (6:30pm Library)
3/13 Spirit Night: California Pizza Kitchen (All Day: Must mention CTES)
*3/TBD 2nd Grade Performance (6:30-8:00)
Spring Art Show
—Gen. Membership Meeting (6:30) (TBD: T/Th-last 2 Wks of March)
APRIL (School Library Media Month)
4/2-6 Spring Break – School Closed
4/9 —Board Meeting (6:30 pm in the Library)
*4/TBD Spirit Night:
*4/TBD —Bingo for Books (6:30 pm) OR Bricks for Kids
4/16 Student Half Day
4/19 —Kindergarten Registration
4/25 Administrative Professionals Day
*4/TBD Career Day (school day event)
MAY (National Physical Fitness & Sports Month)
5/1 —Principal’s Day
5/7-11 —Teacher Appreciation Week (families participate all week long to honor
our teachers)
5/9 National School Nurses Day
5/14 —Board Meeting (6:30 pm in the Library)
*5/TBD Spirit Night: ACAC Free Family Fitness Night
*5/TBD 4th Grade Recorder Concert (school day event 1:45 pm) (FRI 4/27,5/4, 5/11)
5/28 Memorial Day Holiday – School Closed
6/4 —Board Meeting (6:30 pm in the Library)
6/8 —Cub Celebration (4:30-7:00 pm and STEAM Night 5:00-6:00 pm)
6/12 Kindergarten Graduation (school day event)
6/14 5th Grade Celebration (school day event)
6/15 Last Day of School – Half Day
TBD —Cubs Night In – Parents Night Out! (School Fundraiser for CTES)
TBD —Brick for Kids
TBD —Papa John’s Pizza Cards (January)
TBD —Field Day (LeClair)
TBD —In School Assembly (Skate Board Science)

Welcome Back!!

Hello and welcome parents!

We had a good first week back and your children are all adjusting back to ‘school mode’ quite well! I’ve been having some issues with email, so if you know a parent is missing this message please let me know. Below is the news for this week:


-Classroom Dojo- used for behavior, if you did not receive an email invitation to join (it’s digital) please let me know!

-Homework- please see attached, homework will be the same every week unless noted

-Art shirt- if you would like to send in an old t-shirt for your child to wear to art, please do so!



Our Weekly Focus:: 

Social Studies- Citizenship

Math- Ordinal Numbers, basic Addition and Subtraction

Reading- focusing on Daily 5 routines and assessing for reading groups


I’m looking forward to an exciting year!!


Ms. Willis