•  Kathy Brickley

     Weekly Update 12/16/19

    Principal’s Message
    Dear Curlew Creek Coyote Families,
    We are conducting our annual parent survey. The anonymous survey helps us to make improvements, identify what is working well, and supports the accreditation process. Please visit and complete our school survey:

    You are welcome to use a computer in our Media Center at any time during the school day or during after school events to complete the survey.

    Some helpful definitions of key words used in the survey questions are below:
    o Governing Body is always the School Board
    o Leadership in these surveys means your school leadership
    o Stakeholders are Staff, Students, Parents, Community members, anyone with a vested interest in the school

    Thank you to all who participated in our Coyote Angel Tree. With your support we are going to provide gifts for 18 of our very own Coyote families this holiday! Please remember to bring the gifts in by tomorrow, Monday, and make sure the Angel Tree tag is attached.

    Mrs. Duncan thanks our families for your support of our Book Fair!

    Students are invited to participate in our holiday dress up days this week:
    Wednesday - wear a holiday t-shirt
    Thursday - wear pajamas
    Friday - deck out for the Jingle Bell Jog!

    Speaking of our Jingle Bell Jog, please join us on Friday during your student’s scheduled jog time:
    9:00-9:50 for grades 2 and 3
    10:00-10:50 for grades 4 and 5
    12:30-1:00 for SVE and Pre K
    1:10-2:00 for Kindergarten and 1st grade

    Our PTA needs a few more good elves to help during our Holiday Staff Gift Wrapping on Tuesday December 17th and Wednesday Dec 18th. Visit Facebook or our PTA website for the Sign-up Genius link.

    Join us for an evening of song at our Winter Chorus program, “The Big Chill,” on Wednesday, December 18th at 6PM. Our musicians are looking forward to sharing their talents with you.

    Is your child missing a jacket, a sweater, or anything else? Please check the many items in our lost and found. Items not claimed by Friday, December 20th, will be donated.

    If you are unable to access home learning opportunities through your child's Clever account, please contact Peggy Duncan, school library/media/technology specialist. Please do this prior to the winter break to ensure your student will have access to learning opportunities during those two weeks.

    School will be closed for two weeks during the winter break beginning on December 23rd. Students return to school on Tuesday January 7th. With two weeks off of school, we encourage students to stay active in learning by reading books, going on iStation and Dreambox, and completing any other homework sent home by your child’s teacher. Remember, everything can be accessed through your child’s Clever account.
    Look for the PCS Winter Holiday Bingo Challenge that will be sent home later this week. This is also located on Clever. Upon return of the completed challenge students will receive a Coyote ticket for each square finished on the challenge and will receive a popsicle during Mileage Club at PE if they complete at least one bingo line in any direction.

    Save the date for Ready, Set, Kindergarten on Wednesday, January 15th at 6PM. At this event parents will meet our Kindergarten teachers, learn about our Kindergarten program, and families may register to reserve their spot in Kindergarten for the fall of 2020. If you know someone who has a child entering Kindergarten in the fall please inform them of this important event.

    On behalf of our faculty staff, and PTA, I wish you and your families a safe and joyous holiday season.

    My next School Messenger call will be in the new year on January 5th.

    Stay tuned to our school marquee and our websites to keep updated with school events.

    Thank you for your support!

    Principal Brickley