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May 2018 News

Curtis Creek Elementary School
May 2018
We are in our last 2 months of school.  Be sure to check our dates to remember for all of the activities that will be happening. 
We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events and as always, thank you for supporting our school!
Lock Down/ Intruder Practice Drills
Over the past year, staff, parents, and Law Enforcement have been developing Curtis Creek's Lock Down/ Intruder Procedure. The procedure has been reviewed with staff, neighboring businesses, and the Sheriff's Department.
In light of the on-going horrific events which keep occurring in schools across the country, this awareness is an extremely important topic.  In the next several days, teachers will be going over basic Lock Down procedures with their students.  Later next week several Sheriffs, along with officially trained ALICE trainers (three of our own staff), will be visiting all of the classrooms to discuss the particular classroom procedures that are in place.
Primary teachers will also be reading the children's book, "I'm Not Scared - I'm Prepared" to their students. These emergency drills are in place for the students' safety. Just like Fire Drills, Earthquake Drills, Bus Evacuation Drills, practicing the drills make the procedures a common practice for all.
Construction News
The concrete pours scheduled for Thursday, May 3rd and Friday, May 11th have been rescheduled for Monday, May 7th and Thursday, May 10th.  
No cars will be allowed to park in the lower parking lot on May 7th and May 10th.  Students may be dropped off as usual until 8:15 - but no cars will be allowed to park in the lower parking lot.  We are hoping the pour will be completed before our 2:15 dismissal.  If not, we will let everyone know.  
The Scholastic Book Fair is Coming Soon!!
The book fair will be held May 14th-18th in room B1.  More information about the Book Fair will be sent home with students.
It is most important that each year policies and procedures for volunteers/chaperones are revisited.  All volunteers/chaperones must attend a training before volunteering in the classroom or chaperoning on a field trip.  The last volunteer/chaperone training of the year is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 17th in the Curtis Creek School District Board room. 
8th Grade Graduation Information
Our final days are busy ones.  Below is a summary of upcoming activities scheduled for 8th grade students who have met eligibility requirements to participate in the promotion/commencement ceremony:
  • Tuesday, May 8th:  8th grade graduation pictures
  • Monday, June 4th:  8th grade trip to San Francisco
  • Wednesday, June 6th:  
    • 8:30 a.m. - Promotion/Commencement Ceremony Rehearsal
    • 10:30 a.m. - 8th Grade Brunch hosted by parents
    • 6:30 p.m. - Promotion/Commencement Seating opens 
    • 7:00 p.m. - Promotion/Commencement Ceremony begins 
    • 8:00-11:00 p.m. - 8th Grade Dance which is open to eligible 8th grade students.  Please follow the school dress attire regulations.  Parents are welcome to come in the gym and look at the decorations, but are then asked to leave promptly.  Parents will need to pick up their child inside the gym.  No students will be allowed outside without an adult.
We look forward to celebrating our student's success.  Should you have any questions or would like more information please call the school office.
Lunch Charges, Lost or Damaged Library Book, Textbook, Sport Uniform or Money Owed to the District
Since we are coming to the end of the school year we would like to remind everyone that report cards and diplomas will be held for students that owe for lunches, have lost or damaged library books, textbooks, uniforms or money owed to the district. Please call the school office if you have any questions.
Recycling Account
Curtis Creek Student Council has an account at Cal Sierra Recycling.  Recycling items can be deposited there and proceeds can be donated to Curtis Creek Student Council.  With these funds the Student Council is able to sponsor the activities we do for students throughout the year.
Pertussis Booster (Tdap) Required for students entering 7th grade in 2018-2019
A reminder that your student may not start school nor will they be placed on a class list without providing the school office written documentation of receiving the Pertussis Booster (Tdap).  Please make arrangements for your child's shot and bring documentation to the school office as soon as possible.
Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Registration 
Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is underway.  Students who reach age five by September 1, 2018 are eligible to attend Kindergarten.  If your child turns 5 between September 2, 2018 and December 2, 2018 then they are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten.
To register for kindergarten or transitional kindergarten parents/guardians must bring in the child's birth certificate, Immunization records, and proof of residency (utility bill, rental agreement, or assessors bill).  For more information, please call the school office at 532-1428.
The next CCPA meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 8th at 8:30 a.m. in room B1.
Curtis Creek 
Spirit Wear
Curtis Creek Spirit Wear is available for sale in the school office. Items available include:
Hooded Sweatshirts - $20.00
T-shirts - $10.00
Ladies v-neck t-shirts - $13.00
Mustang Band t-shirts - $10.00 ($5.00 for band members)
Duffle bags - $12.00
Drawstring backpacks - $7.00
Knit Beanies - $10.00
Baseball Caps - $10.00
Reusable Curtis Creek Grocery Bags - $5.00
Water Bottles - $3.00
Shoelaces - $3.00
Stickers - $1.00
Other Ways to Earn Money for our School:
Boxtops for Education
Keep turning in box tops to your child's teacher.  The money earned from box tops goes to purchase new P.E. and recess equipment.
Remember to shop at the following businesses and help send money back to our school.
* Price Co Foods - 4% back with the code #1428 
* Save Mart - Use your S.H.A.R.E.S. card. If you don't have one they are available in the office. 
* Kelly-Moore Paint - Stop by the school office and pick up a rebate card.  You get 25% off and the school gets 5% back.
* Amazon Smile - Curtis Creek Parent Association account
Dates to Remember
May 7 - Concrete Pour
May 7 - 2:15-3:30 p.m. - Robotics Club for 6th-8th grade GATE students in B2
May 7 - 2:30 p.m. - Talent Show Auditions
May 8 - 7:45 a.m. - Student Council in C3
May 8 - 8:15 a.m. - 8th grade Graduation Pictures
May 8 - 8:30 a.m. - CCPA meeting in B1
May 8 - 6:15 p.m. - CCSD Board meeting
May 9 - 2:15-3:30 p.m. - Robotics Club for 6th-8th grade GATE students in B2
May 9 - 2:30 p.m. - Talent Show Auditions
May 9 - 6:00 p.m. - Band Review
May 10 - Concrete Pour
May 10 - 8:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - 7th grade to Stanislaus State
May 10 - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - TK & Kdg to Railtown
May 10 - 10:00 a.m. - Story Teller in Holman's class
May 10 - 12:00 p.m. - Story Teller in Constable's class
May 11 - ALICE Practice Drills
May 11 - 12:35-2:00 p.m. - The Life and Times of Ants presentation for 4th grade
May 12 - Mother Lode Round-Up Parade
May 14-18 - Book Fair in B1
May 14 - 2:15-3:30 p.m. - Robotics Club for 6th-8th grade GATE students in B2
May 16 - 9:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - 3rd grade to Tulloch Lake Dam
May 17 - 8:00 a.m. - Volunteer/Chaperone Training in the Board room
May 17 - 4th grade Field trip to TuCare Logging Site
May 17 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
- Robotics Club to Robotics Challenge at Columbia Elementary
May 17 - Open House (cancelled)
May 18 - 8:30 a.m. - Climber Assembly for 3rd-8th grades
May 18 - Early Release Day- 1:15 p.m. Dismissal
May 18 - 2:00 p.m. - Budget Study Session
May 21 - 8:30 a.m. - Dental Program visit for Vogel's class
May 21 - 9:15 a.m. - Dental Program visit for Whitlock's class
May 22 - 7:45 a.m. - Student Council in C3
May 22 - 8:45 a.m. - Dental Program visit for B. McIlroy's class
May 22 - 9:15 a.m. - Dental Program visit for Burr's class
May 22 - 10:00 a.m. - Dental Program visit for Cone's class
May 22 - 10:45 a.m. - Dental Program visit for K. Adriano's class
May 23 - 8:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - 3rd grade to Calaveras Big Trees
May 24 - 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - 5th grade to Calaveras Big Trees
May 24 - 10:15-10:45 a.m. - Nutrition for Ostoich/Hansen's class
May 24 - 10:50-11:20 a.m. - Nutrition for Brosnan's class
May 24 - 11:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Cribbage Tournament for Burr's class
May 24 - 12:20-12:55 p.m. - Nutrition for B. McIlroy's class
May 24 - 1:15-1:55 p.m. - Nutrition for Azevedo's class
May 25 - 8:25 a.m. - School Wide Assembly
May 25 - 4th grade Field Trip to Standard Lumber Mill
May 28 - Memorial Day - No School
May 29 - WOW Science Presentation for 4th & 5th grades
May 29 - 9:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - 3rd grade to Indigeny
May 30 - 8:30-11:25 a.m. - 2nd grade to Pickering Ranch
May 30 - 1:15 p.m. - Suicide Prevention Assembly for 7th & 8th grades
May 30 - Spring Concert on the lawn
May 31 - 8:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - 2nd grade to Pinecrest
May 31 - 9:40-11:50 a.m. - 3rd grade to Twain Harte Park
May 31 - 6:00 p.m. -Talent Show
June 1 - 8:30 a.m. - Talent Show
June 1 - Early Release Day - 1:15 p.m. Dismissal
June 4 - 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. - 8th grade to San Francisco
June 5 - 3rd Trimester Awards Assemblies
June 6 - 7:00 p.m. - Graduation
June 7 - 8:30-11:30 a.m. - 4th grade to High Country Sports Arena
June 7 - Last Day of School/Minimum Day - 1:15 p.m. Dismissal
June 7 - 3rd Trimester Ends - TK-3rd grade Report Cards sent home with students. 4th-8th grade to be mailed
June 12 - 6:15 p.m. - CCSD Board meeting
June 19 - 6:15 p.m. - CCSD Board meeting
Curtis Creek School District, 18755 Standard Road, Sonora, CA 95370