LET'S HONOR THESE HONOR ROLL STUDENTS
Honoring Our Honor Roll
January 31, 2014
Today we have a great celebration at CC#76 . . . The First Semester Honor Roll list is out. Go to this link to see the names of all the students who worked very hard this first half of the school year and received wonderful grades. Parkview - LaSalle I am very proud of these students and the accomplishments they have achieved. I want to encourage ALL students, and parents, to continue to work hard on the skills needed to succeed in school. Creve Coeur Elementary School District #76 has great kids, great teachers, great staff, and great parents. There is no reason every student in this school district could not have his or her name on the HONOR ROLL list next semester. All of us are a piece to this puzzle called learning, so if we all do our part to encourage continued learning, we will surely see success and greatness from ALL our students.
Congratulations LaSalle and Parkview Honor Roll Students.
Super Bowl and Olympic Edition
January 31, 2014
Did you know?
We have Super Bowl teams and Olympic athletes in our school district. It’s true and here’s why . . .
Did you know?
The Super Bowl is an annual football game that determines that year’s NFL champion. The first contest between football teams from the two leagues was held in Los Angeles on January 15, 1967. And who won? Well, it wasn’t the Chicago Bears! It was the Green Bay Packers, who actually won the first two championship games. Super Bowl III, played in 1969, was the first game to use the label "Super Bowl." The names "Super Bowl I" and "Super Bowl II," were given to the first two games later. So actually, the Packers have not won four “Super Bowls.” They have only won two Super Bowls, because the first two were not really Super Bowls, until later.
Did you know?
It wasn’t until 1924 that the Winter Games became a part of the Modern Olympics. The Ancient Olympic games originated in Greece, a small island in the warm Mediterranean Sea, about 776 B.C. (2790 years ago). In a few weeks, we will be able to watch cold-weather sports, such as pair and figure skating, ice hockey, bobsledding, and the biathlon (rifle shooting on a cross-country ski course). None of those sports could ever take place on the warm Greek Island where the ancient games were born.
What does this matter—well, nothing really.
But, I think these two huge events are much like what happens in school. The Super Bowl is a contest, which requires an entire team’s effort to win the game. Winning depends on each team member doing their part and playing their position to the best of their ability. During the time leading up to the Super Bowl, the teams practice skills, do drills, cheer each team member on, and play practice games, all in the hope of being the next team to win the Vince Lombardi trophy. Five months of hard work and it is over in 60 minutes. (Eight and half hours, if you watch the pre-game shows!) The Olympic Games is an event mostly for individual athletes. In the Olympics, the athletes devote many years training just to get the opportunity to participate in his or her sport. Then, when the time comes, it is just the individual athlete, alone, trying to prove to the world he or she has worked hard enough to win an Olympic medal.
That’s nice—what does this have to do with my kid in school?
I see it like this: the team is the class, the grade-level, or the school your son or daughter attends; the Olympian is the individual student. The team works hard together all year, they practice skills, do drills, cheer each other on, and take practice tests, all in the hope of scoring well on the ISAT test. The individual student has trained, practiced, and drilled all in the hope that he or she does well on the MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) test and the AimsWeb assessment (a measure of overall performance of key skills), both happening right now. The ISAT tests (given in March) will show us how we have done with our teaching and learning this year as a team (class, grade-level, school, and district). The MAP scores and AimsWeb data show us how well each student is progressing this school year, on the individual level and what we should do to help the student succeed even more. We should treat both of these events as if they are just as big and important as the Super Bowl or the Olympics. For us, and your child, they are!
How can you help?—Easy.
Research has shown that parental involvement a child’s education is one of the biggest indicators of academic success and reduced behavioral issues.
So, thank you for providing a comfortable, quiet place for your child to study.
Thank you for making sure your child arrives to school on time and is well rested. This is especially important on test days.
Thank you for helping your child with his or her homework nightly and returning it to school.
Thank you for reading to your child. If possible, read for about 30 minutes a night.
For more information talk with your child’s teacher, and go to the MAP website at www.nwea.org and the AimsWeb website at www.aimsweb.com
Go Team USA!
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Attention Parents of Parkview Students
Candy Bar fundraiser - P.A.C.E. has decided to extend the candy bar sales through next week. All money will be due on Friday, March 7th. They want to thank everyone for participating in the fundraiser to help District # 76.
Six Flags Trip – The due date for the $70 has been extended to next Friday, March 7th. The candy bar sales has also be extended to next Friday. If you have not let the office know if you are going on the trip you must do so as soon as possible. The permission slips were due Feb. 7th. If your child does not want to go you must also let the office know so we can determine how many buses we need.
Eighth Grade Graduation - Graduation will be Friday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. at East Peoria High School.
Parents and Community engaged for children