February 10, 2020
Good evening Cougar Families!
Monday Bus Driver Appreciation Week
Tuesday Power Hour contact email@example.com for more info
Thursday Valentines Day Dance 3:30-5:30
Friday QTR 2 Celebrations
Report Cards and Tier Plans go home with students Monday
Please bring in new or gently used books to support our efforts in the district wide Wake Up and Read program.
Our After School Tuesday program begins tomorrow February 4. Power Hour is an after school enrichment program that will focus on enrichment, acceleration, and intervention in the areas of ELA, Math, and Science. Power Hour will occur every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30. Please make sure to complete the commitment form so that your student can participate in this four month program. More detailed information can be found on our website or you may contact Terrance Hinnant, Assistant Principal.
When you have a moment, please congratulate all faculty, staff, and students as we have earned the 2020 National Magnet School of Excellence Merit Award. To receive a national merit award, schools must submit a detailed application that then undergoes a rigorous review by a panel of educators. Schools are judged and scored on their demonstrated ability to raise student academic achievement, promote racial and socioeconomic diversity, provide integrated curricula and instruction, and create strong family and community partnerships that enhance the school’s magnet theme. We are truly proud of this honor.
We also have changed the Parent Engagement Night from January 30 to February 20 so please save that evening to share with us. For now, we ask that you please contact your student's teachers to set up a conference for January 29. We are halfway through the academic year and this would be an awesome opportunity to voice how we can better assist in your student's academic experience and performance. We look forward to our continued partnership.
If you would like to join PTA or to contact a representative here is their information: Renee Porter, President firstname.lastname@example.org, Cris Fuller, Vice-President email@example.com, Cleva Gaines, Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org, Paula Underwood, Treasure email@example.com, Kelvin Lucas, Watch D.O.G.S. & Cougar M.O.M.S. Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org. https://www.wcpss.net/Page/8198
Title I packets were sent home with all Quarter I. Please take the opportunity to read through the material outlining our continued partnership with families and the community. Here is a presentation we would love for you to view: http://bit.ly/ZMMSTitle1
Also, please ensure that you sign up to receive School Messenger text and emails so that you can receive weekly updates. You can text YES to 67587. Utilize this link for all other school messenger information https://www.wcpss.net/Page/36463.
The calendar for Watch DOGS and Cougar MOMS volunteers opened Monday September 3, 2019. For your convenience, you can sign up at http://bit.ly/2z8baKU. Please contact Ms. Dionne for more information.
Parents, a few reminders. The school day starts at 8:15 and doors are open to students at 7:45am. Students arriving earlier than 7:45am need to remain in the front of the building and are not supervised by adults. Students arriving after 8:15 are considered tardy and must be checked in by a parent. Carpool is located in the back parking lot not the circle lot in front of the building. Agendas & schedules will be distributed to students in homebase.
The school day ends at 3:00pm and the staggered dismissal process begins. Walkers and students riding carpool will be dismissed first. Bus riding students will be dismissed once their bus arrives on campus. We are asking for your patience during the first week of school as we work closely with transportation to get kids to and from school safely. In addition ALL check-outs must occur prior to 2:30 for the entire year.
EL Education Parent Videos and Handouts -
Open Up Parent Videos and Handout
Here Comes the Bus APP information: https://bit.ly/2wzQdH6
School Messenger Texts & Email information: https://bit.ly/2Ku77gb
January 20 Holiday
January 21 NCFE State Testing Window Begins
January 22 School Improvement Team Meeting
January 24 Students Digital Portfolio Uploads
January 27 Quarter 2 Ends
January 29 Teacher Workday- Parent Teacher Conferences
February 3 Councelor Appreciation Week
February 4 PTA Meeting
February 4 Power Hour Tutorial Program Begins (EACH TUESDAY 3:30-4:30)
February 5 Drop Everything & Read Schoolwide
February 6-14 Complete Recommendations for grade 6-8
February 6 Club Pictures
February 7 Report Card
February 7 Grade Level Newsletter
February 7 Positive Referrals
February 10 Bus Driver Appreciation Week
Februaru 11 Power Hour
February 13 Valentines Day Dance
February 14 QTR 2 Celebrations
February 14 Course recommendations due
February 17 Vacation Day – no school
February 18 Teacher Workday – no school
February 20-28 Book Fair
February 20 James E Shephard Essay Contest deadline
February 20 FACE (Family & Community Engagement Night) formerly known as Parent Engagement Night (PEN)
February 21 Game Room PBIS
February 25 Power Hour
February 26 School Improvement Team
February 27 Stars in the East Performance
February 28 QTR 3 Interims
February 28 Digital Portfolio Entries for students