Friday, October 31, 2014
Please check out our school calendar for all the activities and
events during the month of October. Our Walk-To-School Day is
, fundraiser items are returned on the 16
and we are sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive on the 23
. Also please
remember that Monday, October 13
is an early dismissal day. Elementary students will be
released at 11:30 and teachers will be involved in professional
development during the afternoon.
Thank you for all you do to assist your child and the teachers to
make this a successful year.
Together We Make The Difference!
Carol Przybyla, Principal
CES Wins Arts Grant!
We have been awarded the Distinguished Arts Planning (DAP) grant from the SC Dept of Education, again this year! Part of these funds will go to Professional Development for teachers and two week-long residencies with a Dance and Theatre artist. If you would like to be a part of the grant steering committee, please contact Mrs. McDonald at Aregina.firstname.lastname@example.org. Creativity abounds at CESCA!
Monday through Friday
Please check the school calendar or the calendar posted outside the library for monthly afternoon closings for meetings.
If the library needs to be closed on days other than those indicated, a sign will be placed on the entrance door.
We now have lots of brand new books! Students can ask Mrs. Harris where to find these gems in the CES library!
4th and 5th grade students have been given an opportunity to hear author J.E. Thompson talk about his experiences as an author. Mr. Thompson lives in Charleston, SC and has written two books for older elementary and middle school children. The Girl from Felony Bay and Disappearance at Hangman's Bluff are both suspenseful mysteries that are set in SC. Mr. Thompson will be here at 8:00 on October 27th.
AR is now up and running!
If you have books at home and would like to know if they have an AR quiz, please go to the Library page on our school homepage and click "AR Bookfinder." This site lists every AR quiz ever created. If the quiz is in their list, it's available at our school.
We would also like to thank all of those who supported and came to the Grits for Grandparents and the Birthday Book Club event. The grandparents and children had a great breakfast together, and a lot of wonderful books were purchased and donated to our school library.
If you have not had a chance to join CEP this school year there is still time. Membership dues are only $5, and forms are available in the office. We have lots of exciting events planned throughout the school year and hope you will join us!
Small Talk with the Principal Highlights!
Our first Small Talk with the Principal was held on Wednesday, September 17th and was a great success! We had a group of approximately fifteen parents who came and shared concerns, asked questions and offered praise for teachers and the school. A great suggestion was made at the end of the meeting that it might be a good idea to share some of the topics that were discussed with other parents in the school. So here are the highlights!
¨ Let your child know homework is a top priority
¨ Set up a specific time for homework and keep distractions to a minimum
¨ Pick a quiet study area with supplies such as paper and pencils nearby.
¨ Review homework directions with your child
¨ Be available for questions, but allow your child to be responsible for their own work.
¨ Look over finished assignments to see that the work has been completed.
I would like to take this opportunity to give Kudos to the great student organizations that we have here at Camden Elementary School. We have our Safety Patrol, Stage Crew, and WISE TV News Crew up and running. I appreciate the parents’ willingness to allow the students to participate. They take their jobs very seriously, and they do an awesome job. We appreciate them keeping our hallways safe and in order, reporting the current news, and setting up for our programs. Great job fifth grade leaders!!