Ed White E-STEM News

Ed White E-STEM News
Posted on 12/08/2015

Ed White Families, 

What's Coming Up:​​​​ 

  • Thursday, December 14 - Wear your Classroom T-Shirts (yearbook photos will be taken before lunch)
  • Monday, December 18 - Friday, December 22 - PTA Holiday Store
  • Friday, December 15 & Saturday, December 16 - Christmas on the Farm, 5:30-8:30pm
  • Monday, December 18 - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Main Street Theater
  • Tuesday, December 19 - 5th grade Math Curriculum Based Assessement
  • Thursday, December 21 - Kinder Holiday Party, 12:30 - 1:30pm
  • Thursday, December 21 - 1st - 5th Grade Holiday Parties, 2:00 - 3:00pm
  • Friday, December 22 - Holiday Sing-A-Long, 9:00am
  • Friday, December 22 - Kinder Polar Express, for students only, 10:15am
  • Friday, December 22 - Early Release Day, Dismissal at 12:15pm
  • Monday, December 25 - Monday, January, 8 - Student Winter Holiday Break
  • Tuesday, January 9 - Students Return to School

Fourth Grade Science Fair projects should be finished at home and their completed notebooks brought to school on Nov. 27th.  During the week of  Nov. 27th- Dec. 1st students will spend the week completing their final Science Fair projects at school. Students will be given in-class Science time each day to complete their final presentations.  4th grade Science Fair powerpoints are due by Monday, December 11th

Fifth Grade: 
The coordinator of the Seabrook Intermediate Science Magnet program will be on campus on Monday, December 11th to present information to our 5th graders.  Students will learn about the program and have their questions answered.  Students will also receive information about the application process.  After the presentation, applications for the program can be picked up from our counselor, Mrs. Demouchet.  

Spelling Bee: Our Ed White Spelling Bee will be held in the dining hall on Wednesday, December 13 at 8:30 a.m.  Top spellers from the 1st and 2nd grade Spelling Bee, (held on Monday, December 11), will join 3rd - 5th graders for the event.  Everyone is invited to attend.


Holiday Shop: The Holiday Shop is coming to Ed White Elementary! Students will be able to practice their math skills while shopping for holiday gifts for family members, friends and/or teachers. The Holiday Shop will be open before school, Monday, December 18 through Friday, December 22, from 7:45AM - 8:05AM. Each class will also have a time slot to shop during school that week. Gift items range from $0.25 to $20.00. More information will be sent home with your student soon. This holiday season let your child experience the joy of giving!

Yearbook:On Thursday, December 14th wear your class T-shirtBefore lunch that day, the yearbook committee will take classroom pictures for the yearbook. This is for the yearbook only. In the spring, formal classroom pictures will be taken.

Send us your best SNAPSHOTS for the YEARBOOK! Yearbook photographers can’t be everywhere so if you’ve got great photos of school events please share them with us. 
It’s EASY to upload photos:
FROM YOUR MOBILE DEVICE:  Download the Balfour Image Share app, Enter our project number 723474 and password: white.
FOR PC UPLOAD: Point your web browser to images.balfour.com Enter our project number: 823474 
and password: white
Please enter the Teacher's name in the " People in this photo:" box. 
The last day to submit photos:  February 2nd!  
The yearbook staff will review all photos & determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions will be used in the book.

Gifted & Talented:
I am happy to spend time with my Enrichment kids and Challenge classes. Fourth grade is working toward new breakouts, and their goal is to complete 4 tasks by next week. Third grade GT started a video project. Second grade learned a technology based tool to create new products. First grade continued their animal projects. Overall great week! Blythe Brown,  Advanced Academic Specialist at Ed White Elementary, bbrown@ccisd.net

Christmas on the Farm: Friday, December 15 & Saturday, December 16, 5:30-8:30pm. Santa Claus, Petting Zoo, Student Show Animals, Concession Stand, Silent Auction and more! Fundraiser to help benefit Clear Falls High School FFA Chapter. See attached!

Winter EcoCamp Is Back! 
EcoCamp, a day camp for 3 to 13 year olds, provides unique opportunities for kids to explore the wonders of our Natural World through indoor and outdoor activities from storytelling and crafts, to trail hikes and wildlife encounters.  Participants will not only learn about the environment and connect with nature, but will get plenty of exercise too! EcoCamp at Armand Bayou Nature Center is a great opportunity to cure cabin fever and play outside a little!  Pioneer Life 8:30-11:30am and Born to be Wild 12:30-3:30pm. January 3, 4, & 5, 2018. Register now as places are limited. More Information

Want to earn a little extra cash?
: CCISD is hiring Lunch Room Monitor Subs! email Betsy Esparza at hesparza@ccisd.net and let her know for which school you are interested. See attached.

Library News
: On-line Bluebonnet Book ClubJoin our on-line Bluebonnet Book Club for 3rd - 5th grade students. You can join by clicking the link below and entering the code. Once you've created one video you are part of the club! View other videos to preview books before you read them or watch posted videos to see what others thought of a book you've read. Flip Grid link:  https://flipgrid.com/k01433  Code k01433

Check out the Scholastic and School Library Journal 2017 School Librarian of the Yearour Ed White E-STEM librarian, Tamiko Brown, School Librarian of the Year.pdf
just published an article by our librarian Tamiko Brown, the 2017 School Librarian of Year. Take a look, 5 Reasons school librarians should use social media.

Music Notes: Thank you PTA for donating recorders for use with the 4th grade music curriculum.

Counselor's CornerDeneshia Demouchet is our school counselor. Her goal is to help your child have an academically and personally fulfilling experience while at Ed White Elementary. See a list of program materials and guidance curriculum here, Counselor's Corner.  ​Our Core Values: TRRFCConnectionsTrustworthinessRespectResponsibilityFairnessCaring, and Citizenship

Progress Measures in the GradebookWith the change to Standards Based Grading in the 2nd and 3rd grade this year, our gradebook is different.  No longer will parents see just "math" or "science,"  now they will see the learning progression topics.  When teachers enter an event, or progress measure, in Skyward they will record one of three symbols to indicate the student's progress. The + means meet standard.  The @ means approaching standard. The - means needs support.  Don't fall into the trap of thinking that the + means above level and the @ is on level.

: You can follow events at Ed White by creating a Twitter account and following @EdWhiteEstem

PTA Info:  Check out the Ed White PTA Newsletter, Issue 1, Fall 2017

We currently have board positions available: Awareness, Habitat Club, Literacy Library, Reflections, School Store (spirit wear and pre-pack supplies) and Workroom. If you are interested in more information please contact Alicia Morgan at amorgan710@gmail.com.

Festival: Mark your calendar for our Spring Carnival on April 21, 2018 from 11:00 - 3:00. 

Here are 3 easy ways you can help support our school and our PTA all year long!

1. Kroger Rewards Card Shop Kroger and link your Kroger Rewards Card, http://www.kroger.com/account.enrollCommunityRewardsNow. Sign in or create an accountEnroll or re-enroll (you need to re-enroll each year beginning mid August). Search: Ed White Elementary School PTA or enter Id# 84467. How do you know it's working? You will see a message at the bottom of your receipt.

2. Box Tops for Education - Just clip, collect and turn in Box Tops, found on over 100 General Mills products, to your student's teacher. Ed White Elementary earns money and your student can earn classroom rewards too! http://www.btfe.com - register on line to receive more information. Search: Ed White or enter Id# 184461 to link up our school with your registration.

3. Amazon Smile - It's the same Amazon, just a different link. http://www. smile.amazon.com - sign in with your Amazon .com log in or create an account. Search: PTA Texas Congress 9016 Ed White Elementary PTA. How do you know it's working? You should see "Supporting PTA Texas Congress 9016 Ed White Elementary PTA" just below the search field each time you shop and they will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases!

We have a Facebook page to keep you updated on what's happening at Ed White. Check us out at https://www.facebook.com/Ed-White-Elementary-PTA-757980114308420/