CSES Newsletter

January 8, 2020                                
Conner Street Elementary School
Principal’s Message: Happy New Year! I’m so proud of all of the books our students are reading!  Many students have earned AR points and are on track to meet half of the end of year goal by January 24.  If you want your child to become a lifelong reader, please make reading part of your daily routine. Read every night for 15 minutes.  Let them hear you read aloud to them and let them see you reading.   It will make a difference!  If you need to speak with me, please contact me at kbarker@k12.wv.us or 304-562-9351 ext. 2211.  Thanks, Ms. Barker
 Mark Your Calendars  
Jan. 9- County Spelling Bee at Buffalo High School, 7:00.  Good luck Ella Sturm!
Jan. 15- End of 2nd 9 weeks of school
Jan. 16- No school for students, Curriculum Development day for staff
Jan. 20- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- no school
Jan. 21- PTB Meeting, 7:00 
Jan. 24- Report cards come home, 1st-5th graders
Jan. 31- AR Carnival for 1st-5th graders who have met ½ the point goal by January 24.
Jan. 31- 4th and 5th grade dinner and movie after school 
Feb. 3-11 Smencils for Sale (scented pencils for Valentine’s Day) order forms will come home
Feb. 5- 2 hour early dismissal for students, Faculty Senate for Staff
Feb. 6- Family Care Mobile Dental visit for students whose parents signed them up 
Feb. 7- Kindergarten Field Trip
Feb. 10- Kindergarten Report Cards go home
Feb. 12- Ms. Barker out for Principal’s Meeting
Feb. 13- Math Field Day for qualifying students
Feb. 14- Valentine’s Day Party K-5, 1:15
Feb. 18- PTB meeting, 7:00
Feb. 21- PTB sponsored Dinner and Movie after school for 2nd and 3rd graders (permission slips will be sent home)
Feb. 24- Midterm Progress reports come home K-5
Feb. 27-  3 hour early dismissal for students (11:30 for K-5)
March 7- School Carnival, 11:00-4:00, Saturday
March 30- Report cards 1st-5th 
March 30- Spring Pictures (these are prepay or order online once you get the proofs)
*Spring Break Dates:  April 6-10, 2020
*State Testing Dates:  April 27 week (4th graders)
May 4 week (5th graders)
May 11 week (3rd graders)
     Dressing for Cold Temperatures:    
Please be sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the cold temperatures.  Even in winter months, we sometimes have to practice fire drills and may have to be outside for unexpected events.  No shorts or flip flops should be worn at this time (even with knee socks).   Students who walk to and from school really need gloves, heavy winter coats, and hats.  Also, we will be going outside for recess when it is 40 degrees+.     Pre-K Registration for 2020-2021
FREE Putnam County Pre-K Programs!
The Putnam County Collaborative Pre-K Program will begin registration for their FREE 4-year old pre-k program as follows:
Step 1:  Beginning January 21, you may go to the pre-k website at www.putnamschools.com and click on the “parent” tab to start the registration process by filling out the questionnaire.  If you do not have internet at home, please visit your local branch library to use their computer.  Librarians have been trained to assist you with this process.  You may also come to the central office of Putnam County Schools and someone will assist you with the on-line registration. 
Step 2:  The site your child is assigned to will contact you to set up registration appointments.  Please note:  We will contact you if you are assigned to Conner Street as soon as they release that information to us.  We do not choose which students attend our pre-k site.  
Eligibility:  Children must reside in Putnam County and turn 4 before July 1, 2020 to be eligible.  
More information about FREE Putnam County Pre-K can be found on the website or by contacting 304-586-0500 x1133 or x1122
American Academy of Pediatrics Sleep Recommendations: (aap.org)  Children 3 to 5 years of age should sleep 10 to 13 hours per 24 hours (including naps) on a regular basis to promote optimal health. Children 6 to 12 years of age should sleep 9 to 12 hours per 24 hours on a regular basis to promote optimal health. 
*Adequate sleep duration for age on a regular basis leads to improved attention, behavior, learning, memory, emotional regulation, quality of life, and mental and physical health. Not getting enough sleep each night is associated with an increase in injuries, hypertension, obesity and depression.
*AAP suggests that all screens be turned off at least 30 minutes before bedtime and that TV, computers and other screens not be allowed in children's bedrooms.
Please be sure your children are getting adequate sleep because it impacts them very much at school!  Thank you.

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