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  1. 1. Crossroads Charter Academy Elementary Newsletter Cougar Mews January 28, 2011 Kendall Schroeder215 N. State St., Big Rapids, Michigan Elementary PrincipalPhone: 231.796.6589 Last Chance! WINTER SAFETY! Student Raffle will be held on Monday, February 7. We urge you to help keep our Create a username @ kids safe! Please drop off and pick up safely. Winter weather or visit Mrs. Verkaik’s office with a parent note poses issues such as slippery to create a username at school. roads and walkways and limited visibility. Please slow down and wait patiently, CCA K-6 ART SHOW AT watch for little ones crossing the street, and be courteous to other drivers. If we BIGGBY TONIGHT FROM 6-9PM all work together, we can make Don’t forget to drop by Biggby and Crossroads a safe place. Thank you! check out the artwork that some of our amazing students have made!! On the Calendar Friday, January 28th PARENT SURVEY rd th 3 /4 Graders who play Saturday Basketball will play PARENTS PLEASE HELP!!! CCA is currently during Half-Time at the Varsity game tonight. The going through a school improvement process. This game starts at 7:00 p.m. process involves a multitude of steps and guidelines Saturday, January 29 we must adhere to. One of these steps is to have 5th and 6th grade boy’s basketball tournament parents fill out a brief survey. The survey will help Monday, January 31 us compile data on how CCA is perceived by our Choir Practice in the music room 3:15- 4p.m. parents. The survey will be available during parent Tuesday, February 1 teacher conferences outside each teacher’s room. No DI or All Star Academy You will be asked to fill out only one survey per Parent Teacher Conference 4-7p.m. family and return it to the envelope provided outside Wednesday, February 2 the teacher’s room. Thank you in advance for your Groundhog Day help in making CCA the best we can be! Thursday, February 3 No DI or All Star Academy Parent Teacher Conference 4-7p.m. GIVE KIDS A SMILE DAY  Parent Strategies for Student Success The “Give Kids A Smile” program is a (Title 1 Students only) nationwide program designed to bring Friday, February 4 NO SCHOOL!!! dentistry to underserved children. Preference Dental located at 7255 Nine Mile Munch a Lunch Rd, Mecosta, will be donating FREE Mon...Chicken Noodle Soup OR Cheeseburger EXAMS, CLEANINGS, FLUROIDE, Tues…Crazy Bread OR Corndog SEALANTS, AND FILLINGS to children Wed…Chicken Nuggets OR Pizza Pocket 14 and under on Friday, February 4, 2011. Thu….Walking Taco OR Rib-O-Que If you meet these qualifications and would Fri…..NO SCHOOL!!! like to participate, please call our office at 972.7104 to register.
  2. 2. All Star Academy – Winter SessionMonday, January 24 – Thursday March 10, 2011 Academic SpotlightNo class on Tuesday, February 1, or Thursday,February 3 due to Parent Teacher Conferences.Movement Matters – Mondays – Room 20 Mrs. Kreh’s 6th GradeAmerican Girl® Society – Mondays – Room 29 Map ProjectCamp Write-it-Right – Tuesdays – Academic CenterPicture Perfect – Tuesdays – Room 20 Our class is starting a mapPainting Musical Masters – Tuesdays – Art Room project on North America. TheCrisscross Club – Wednesdays – Teachers LoungeCrafty Kids – Thursdays – Academic Center students will be labeling countriesSuperstarts – Thursdays – Auditorium and capitals, coloring the political divisions, drawing the flags, Valentine’s Day Candy Grams drawing natural resources, drawing The Deadline for ordering Candy and labeling bodies of water and Grams mountain ranges, making a is 3pm on Thursday Feb. 10 compass rose, drawing indigenous animals, and making keys to enhance their maps. First quarter the students made maps of Latin America. The students are learning Small ($1.00 ea.) quantity: ______ about the geography of the Western Hemisphere in 6th grade. Large ($3.00 ea.) quantity: ______ Next year they will be learning Total cost: _____________ about the Eastern Hemisphere. The To: _______________________________ students really enjoy the hands-on Teacher: __________________ Grade: _____ map projects, and I believe it helps Message: _________________________________ them visually and conceptually. _________________________________________ Map by Laura Duddles _________________________________________In fourth grade we are learning to play therecorder. The recorder has been around forhundreds of years and is a good beginninginstrument. Students not only learn music, butthe coordination of breathing, reading, applyingwhat is read, hand eye coordination and smallmuscle motor skills, all performedsimultaneously! The fourth graders are doinggreat and some are working ahead on their owntime.