Cuthbertson Water Walk
The first ever Cuthbertson Water Walk will take place May 11 at the CHS track from 9 am to 12 pm. Participants will walk the track while carrying jugs of water, similar to the women and girls in South Sudan. There is a $5.00 registration fee OR sponsors can provide a donation for each lap walked. Please return all money and forms to Mrs. Secker in room F117. You may donate online at give.classy.org/cuthbertson. We hope to raise $6,000 to assist in providing a well partnered with Water for South Sudan.
PROCTORS NEEDED FOR TESTING
Parents we need your help! Please consider proctoring during testing. Below are the dates for testing.
Thursday May 23
Friday May 24
Wednesday May 29
Thursday May 30
Friday May 31
We need parent support in assisting the teachers to ensure a positive testing environment for our students. A brief training will be given at 8:15 in the morning in the Media Center before each test.
Please contact Marguerite Louis at 704-296-0107 or by email at email@example.com You can also volunteer on the sign up genius that will be going out this week.
CUTHBERTSON TRACK AND FIELD CAMP
Welcome to the second annual Cuthbertson Track and Field Camp! We are very excited about hosting this event for all athletes that are rising 3rd graders through any athlete that are rising 9th graders. You do not need to go to a school in the Cuthbertson cluster to attend!
Your athlete will get instruction from some of the best coaches in the state. We will focus on speed training, nutrition, field events, and much more at this 4 day camp. Your athlete will also get timed during our camp meet on the final day!
Camp times are from 8-12 the week of July 9th through July 12th.
The cost of the camp will be $100 per athlete and $175 if you have 2 athletes. All checks should be made out to Cuthbertson Track.
Your athlete will receive a t-shirt on day one and there will be a pizza party on the last day of camp. For more information please click the link below.
IB PROGRAM WITH MARVIN RIDGE HIGH
ICYMI: UCPS opened its lottery process for elementary school choice, dual language immersion, and the International Baccalaureate Pathway Program at Marvin Ridge High. Applications for Central Academy of Technology & Arts will open on Monday. To learn more about these options visit: https://tinyurl.com/yd56t9bo #TeamUCPS
2019 UCPS Parent Survey
UCPS has extended the deadline for the Parent Survey. The survey will remain open until April 26. We encourage you to participate and share your feedback through an anonymous format that will be used to improve our teaching and learning practices and the overall UCPS experience for families. No personally identifiable information pertaining to you or your student will be collected. For your convenience, the survey can be taken through a mobile device and it is compatible with all operating systems. We appreciate your time and cooperation.
In February, Ms. Secker’s 7th grade ELA students at CMS began reading the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. During that time, students learned about the water crisis that is still happening in South Sudan, as well as the horrific experiences that the Lost Boys went through during the late 1980’s and into the early 2000’s. One student, John Bagdasarian, was particularly touched by the true story of Salva Dut, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan and his story of survival.
Quenching the Thirst to Give, Kids Giving Kids Clean Water for Life, Students Persuading Others To Give
Ms. Sinople’s class recently read the novel, A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. Before they started reading, they discussed that were important to the book: clean water, refugee camps, the Nuer and Dinka tribes, and the Akobo Desert. Students were shocked that so many people did not have clean water to drink and to learn that adults and children are dying everyday from contaminated water. After students finished the book, the students wanted to do something to help those without clean water. The students wrote persuasive essays to their parents giving them reasons why they should donate for clean water. Students had to have three reasons and proof from the text in their letters. The classes created their own webpage for the foundation Blood:Water. Ms. Sinople simply shared the link with parents and before we knew it, we had surpassed our goal of $1000! We now have a total of $1,583.00, which means forty children will have clean water for life!
CMS teachers enjoyed learning about and exploring many of the digital tools that were showcased at our Resource Festival on March 26th, 2019 in the school media center. The program highlighted all of our UCPS subscription databases, UCPL resources, and several other digital tools such as PBS Learning, Google Draw, Google Apps Locker, and Google Arts and Culture. Each table had a chromebook with multiple tabs open, one showcasing a short google presentation which gave a brief overview of the program, ideas for using the tool in classrooms, and other information such as screencasts, webinars, quick start guides, etc. The chromebooks also had another tab where teachers could explore the tool and think of ways to use the tools in their classrooms. Mrs. Michele Bost, media specialist and Mrs Ashley Ponscheck, instructional coach, were on hand to answer questions and work with teachers as they explored. The full presentation containing on of the mini presentations for each program will be housed on the school canvas page, for teachers to refer to. Bost and Ponscheck also made themselves available to work with teachers one on one, as well as modeling lessons with their students in the classroom. We hope to make this Resource Carnival and annual event.