Ed White E-STEM News

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

Ed White Families, 

What's Coming Up:​​​​ 

  • Saturday, March 24 - Imagination Celebration, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Education Village
  • Tuesday, March 27 - Camo Day
  • Tuesday, March 27 - Spring Choir Concert, 9:30 AM and 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, March 28 - Hawaii Day
  • Thursday, March 29 - Wear Astros Gear - MLB Opening Day!
  • Thursday, March 29 - Kinder Egg Hunt, 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Friday, March 30 - Student & Staff School Holiday
  • Monday, April 2 - 3rd Grade Math Benchmark Test
  • Wednesday, April 4 - Individual Spring Picture Retakes
  • Wednesday, April 4 - 4th Grade Math Benchmark Test
  • Wednesday, April 4 - LMC Outreach Program for Kinder, 11:30 AM - 12:35 PM
  • Friday, April 6 - Southwest Dairy Farmers on campus during Block times
  • Friday, April 6 - PTA Meeting & Movie Night, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Clear Creek ISD will cancel the early release day for elementary and intermediate schools on April 27. The day will be a regularly scheduled instructional day. The district will add 15 minutes to the early release day scheduled for May 31.

Congratulations to Mrs. Magee, one of our Kindergarten teachers, she is our Ed White E-STEM Teacher of the Year!!

Shout out to our Robotics Team!
They came in 
4th in the State in the VEX IQ Robotics Competition this weekend, Sat. Feb. 24! They are also winners of the "Design" Award and "Excellence" Award.

Our Ed White E-STEM Robo Rangers Robotics Team, also won the Excellence Award for Top All Around Team (Robot Performance & Judged) at their last competition earlier this year. This is Ed White's third year in a row to win this award!! All 3 of our Robotics teams finished in the top 8 out of 61 teams!


Our school had several DISTRICT Science Fair Winners.  Congratulations to the following students:
Kai Busby – 2nd place – Engineering AND Bronze Medal for overall achievement
Morgan Yoes – 3rd place – Biological
Skyla Arrona – Honorable Mention – Consumer
Mysha Samani – Honorable Mention – Physical
Teddy Garza – Honorable Mention - Engineering

Our fourth and fifth grade winners of the Ed White Science Fair were announced in December. Check out the attached list of names! Ribbons were awarded at our Family Meeting on February 23, 2018.

Congratulations to our
Spelling Bee Champs: Izyan Maredia, winner and Mysha Samani, runner-up.

Showcasing STEM:
 Families, we know many of you support our love of STEM through at home activities and we want to showcase those activities! If you have a photograph of your child participating in a STEM activity, please send the photo in with your child’s name, grade and their homeroom teacher’s name on the back and we will showcase these STEM photos on our campus. We are excited to display your child’s love of ScienceTechnologyEngineering and Math!

Putting the M in STEM
Thank you to all families who supported STEM Night at our school last week. Math games are a great way to practice skills!
One of the games shared that supports K - 2nd Fact Fluency can be accessed here: Wipeout Addition & Subtraction
Another game shared that is perfect for 3rd - 5th Fact Fluency is Lightning. It is attached here: Lightning

Southwest Dairy Farmers:
 Students will experience the Southwest Dairy Farmers trailer with a Jersey Cow and hear all about dairy farms and their products on Friday, April 6th during their classroom Block/PE Time.

Skatetime: Beginning on May 7th, 2018, all 3rd, 4th and 5th grade P.E. classes will be participating in an in-house skating program.  The program provides everything the students need to participate in this fun unit. The fee for this program is $10.00 per student.  Money and permission slips are due by Friday, April 13th, 2018. We are all looking forward to this fun event. April Fortenberry, Ed White E-STEM Physical Education, Aforten1@ccisd.net.

Lacrosse: Is your child interested in Lacrosse?  They can have FUN and learn to play for FREE!  Boys and girls of all skill levels in grades K-8
th can participate on Sundays at Sylvan Rodriguez Park. Sponsored by the following CCISD lacrosse clubs – Clear Falls, Clear Lake, and Clear Springs.  For more information, please visit: TxBayAreaLax.org. We also want to thank Coach Kevin with Texas Bay Area Lacrosse.  He graciously donated his time and to introduce Ed White students to the sport of lacrosse in Physical Education class.  The students had a blast!

Music Notes:Talent Show auditions will be held during the first week of May.  The auditions will take place during students' regularly scheduled Music classes, but students who are auditioning with kids from another grade or class will have to sign up to audition during one of my block times that week. More info about song choice deadlines will be sent next week.
2nd Graders
 – All of your music for the “Science Rocks” program is on ItsLearning.  If you need help finding it, let me know. Mrs. Amelung, mamelung@ccisd.net
Satellite Singers – Be sure to practice your music over the break, so we’re ready to put the show together when we come back. 
All 4th and 5th grade students are welcome to join the Spring session of Satellite Singers!  This is a non-auditioned performance group open to all 4th and 5th graders. Our Satellite Singers Choir rehearsals will be meeting every Wednesday from 7:15 - 8:00 AM

Thank you to our PTA for donating recorders for use with the 4th grade music curriculum.


Yearbook: Order your Ed White E-STEM hard-cover yearbook! Complete a Yearbook Order Form here or Go to Balfour.com and type our school name, Ed White. Purchase on-line using a credit or debit card through April 2nd. Yearbooks are $30.00 and will be delivered to students the end of May.

Gifted & Talented
:  What a great week in GT! I had the joy of an introductory meeting with my new kindergarten group. First grade is studying and designing their new 3D cities to use in their new stories. Second graders discovered the mischief that happens when leprechauns attacked my class and they completed their leprechaun traps. We are hopeful that the traps are successful this time! Third grade became masters of green screen technology and finalized their script. Fifth grade moved deeper into their CSI unit.They worked in lifting prints and analyzing handwritingIf anyone has a connection to an expert in the forensic field, please email me at bbrown@ccisd.net, Blythe Brown, Advanced Academic Specialist at Ed White Elementary.  

Summer Robotics Camp:
Please see the attached flyer for Summer Robotics Camp. Sign up quickly because the camps fill up fast and space is limited. Click here to registerRegistration opened on Friday, February 16 for the 2018 CCISD Summer Robotics Camp.

Camp Invention
 Register for the All NEW Summer 2018 Camp Invention program, see attached . For children entering grades K - 6, June 11 - 14, 2018, from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, at Ed White E-STEM Magnet School. Every child takes home two custom robots! Learn more and secure your spot at campinvention.org, or 800-968-4332. Register today and save $25.00! Use promo code Ideas25. Offer expires March 23rd. Directed by Amanda Hughes, amhughes@ccisd.net.


PTAMark your calendar for our second annual Donuts with Dad event on March 23rd starting at 7:40 AM!

PTA Elections will be held in April. If you are interested in any position or know someone that is, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing EdWhiteElePTA@gmail.com. Officers are only eligible to hold a position for 2 consecutive years and must run for re-election each year. Officer positions include: President, Vice President Fundraising, Vice President Membership, Treasurer and Secretary. Come make a difference at Ed White! 

Papa Johns Teacher Pizza Delivery Night is coming to our school Wednesday, April 18. The Papa Johns pizza truck will be at Ed White and teachers and staff will compete to earn the most tips while delivering pizza to your house. Be on the look out for more information coming home soon closer to the date.

Spring Carnival
 is set for April 21, 2018 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. It will be here before we know it. We are currently seeking donations for our silent auction. If you would like to help us with this please email Alicia Morgan at 


Library News: On-line Bluebonnet Book ClubBluebonnet Book Club for 3rd - 5th grade students. 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 Year, our 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.

Counselor's Corner
Deneshia 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

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

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/ 

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