Crossroads Charter Academy Elementary Newsletter Cougar Mews September 28, 2012 Kendall Schroeder215 N. State St., Big Rapids, Michigan Elementary PrincipalPhone: 231.796.6589 www.ccabr.org On the Calendar Sunday, September 29 Comedy & Magic Show Cross Country Club Meet in Carson City 2:20pm With Gil Scott Monday, October 1 5th/6th Grade Music Rehearsal 3:30-4:30pm For Mother’s & Son’s 5th/6th Girls Volleyball Practice 3:30-4:30pm Tuesday, October 2 October 20th at 6pm 5th/6th Grade Music Rehearsal 3:30-4:30pm Cross Country Club 3:30-4:30pm CCA Auditorium Wednesday, October 3 (watch for more information) Tae Kwon Do 4:00-5:00pm 5th/6th Girls Volleyball Practice 3:30-4:30pm Thursday, October 4 5th/6th Grade Music Rehearsal 3:30-4:30pm Friday, October 5 Bible Release 10:00-11:00am Munch a Lunch! Mon..... Hot/Chili Dog OR Cheeseburger Tues..... Teriyaki Beef Bites OR Corn Dog Wed..... Chicken Rings OR Pizza Pocket Thur.... Crazy Bread OR Yogurt & Muffin Fri....... Stuffed Crust Pizza OR Chicken Patty Sandwich Healthy choice: Turkey Wrap Alternative: Fruit & Veggie Bar The PTO is looking for volunteers to do concessions at the elementary for sporting events. They would also like help handing out fundraiser orders when they take place. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Michelle Lewis 231-580-5891.
5th and 6th Grade Musical RehearsalRehearsal will be held Tuesdays &Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm, and onsome Mondays (when there are no staffmeetings-I will send home a note onFriday). If a student has a speaking partthey must attend at least one weeklyrehearsal. Please have prompttransportation available for you child on 3rd Floor Food Drivethe days he and/or she stay for rehearsal. Mrs. Nawrot’s class is organizing the fall food drive. All the 3rd floor classes are collecting canned, boxed, and packaged food. They will be having a competition between the classes from Oct. 1 – Nov. 2. The 3rd floor class who collects the most items will receive a free out-of-uniform day and a movie reward. Last year the 3rd floor collected 2,042 items for the local food pantries. PS – We have $327.50 in Boxtops so far as well. The extra curricular musical TreasureIsland for 5th and 6th graders will be heldon Friday October 26th at 7:00pm in theCCA Auditorium. Please come support our How’s Your Light bulb?upper elementary actors! September has come and gone! We have been assessing students’ knowledge and now it’s time for…another assessment! It may seem that we spend so much of our time at the beginning of the year making students take tests. It’s true! It’s one way we can determine how our kids are performing. But, it’s not the only way. Throughout the year, we are exposing kids to a wide variety of activities in and out of the classroom to get their light bulb to turn on. We are accountable for helping students grow academically but just as importantly we are responsible for helping them discover and develop their passions. It The Elementary Office takes time. We need to get to know the could use your help. We abilities, backgrounds, experiences and learning styles of each and every student and try to keep extra clothes capitalize upon these strengths and interests in the office in case of so that all children are able to meet their accidents. If you have greatest potential. So, our hope is that we will have many light bulbs turning on in every any gently used pants, classroom this year. It sure will make for a socks, and underclothes of “bright” school! any size that you would Kendall Schroeder like to donate we would greatly appreciate it.