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    “Croton chronicle” Croton Elementary

    March 2020 Newseltter
    Calendar
     
    Monday, March 2nd
      Book Fair Week
      Thursday, March 5th
      Title 1 STEM & Book Fair   
           Family Night, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
      Sunday, March 8th
      Daylight Savings Time
          Spring Forward
      Tuesday, March 10th
      Spring Photos
      Wednesday, March 11th
      Domino’s Night, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
      Thursday, March 12th  
      Field Day (1st , 2nd, 3rd & 4th
           grades) *See back for times
       Friday, March 13th
      ~End of Third Nine Weeks
      ~ Field Day (K, 5th & 6th
               grades) *See back for times
      ~ Last day for pet donations
      March 16th - March 20th
      Spring Break
      Monday, March 23rd
      Teacher Workday, No School  
      March 23rd  - March 27th
      Kindergarten Registration
      Tuesday, March 24th
      SAC Meeting, 2:45 pm
      Friday, March 27th
      ~ Report Cards Issued
      ~ Last day to purchase ads for            
          Yearbook
      Monday, March 30th
      Cardinal Conversations, 8:15 am


    Field Days
    Thursday, March 12th
    1st & 2nd at    8:30 — 11:00
     
    3rd & 4th at    11:50 — 2:10
    Friday, March 13th
     5th & 6th  at   8:10 — 10:50

    Kindergarten at  11:30 — 12:45
    Please wear closed-toe shoes!


    March 2 – 6, 2020 is National School Breakfast Week.
    Save time on busy weekday  mornings, choose school breakfast. Our district is celebrating the school breakfast program with the “School Breakfast: Out of this World” campaign.  Brevard County has a ‘no cost’ breakfast program every day, and encourages students to eat breakfast every morning.


    Don’t miss the Yearbook!
    Last day to Order will be April 1, 2020
    Soft Cover $25  
    Hard Cover $30
    Yearbook Ads may be purchased until 3/27 for $10

    Croton Elementary
    Scholastic Book Fair  
    Dates:  March 2nd  -  March 6th
    Students will be visiting the Fair during regular
    Media time. We are also open before school at 7:30.
        
     Open for STEM Night:
      March 5th, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  
     
    In addition to a wide variety of books, the Fair has computer software, posters, pencils, teacher and parent resources, and many  other items.
    Classroom Wish List: Stop by the teacher classroom wish list display. A book would make a nice gift for your child’s classroom.
    Online Fair: Go to http://www.scholastic.com/bf/crotonelementaryschool for a link to our Book Fair.
     

    Science Fair Frist Place Winners
    Physical and Astronomy - Destiny Dykeman
        -Will differently colored water freezer differently?
    Plant Sciences - Ian Reed
        -What is the best liquid for germinating seeds?
    Earth and Environmental Sciences -  Sharayah Chapman
        and Danica Farley   -Which filtration produces clearest water?
    Animal Sciences - Lorelai Allen
        -Does the gender of a mouse affect its intelligence?
    Chemistry - Caden Allen
        -Are laundry detergents with enzymes more effective food and stain remover than laundry detergents without enzymes?
    Engineering Division - Gavin Robbins
        -Which car goes the fastest?
    Robotics and Intelligent Machines - Makayla Aris
        -How hard is it to make a working robot?
    Coding - Jayden Pinson
        -Will the programming of Robo blocks be the same or different
    when creating a world?


    FSA DATES
    3rd Grade:
    April 1st & 2nd -  FSA ELA
    May 11th & 12th - FSA Math
    4th Grade:
    April 1st - FSA Writes
    May 5th & 6th - FSA ELA
    May 11th & 12th - FSA Math
    5th Grade:
    April 1st - FSA Writes
    May 5th & 6th - FSA ELA
    May 11th & 12th - FSA Math
    May 14th & 15th -  Science
    6th Grade:
     April 1st - FSA Writes
     May 5th & 6th - FSA ELA
    May 11th & 12th - FSA Math

    Kindergarten
    Here We Come!
    JOIN US!
    Friday, April 3rd
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.



    Health Department vision and hearing screenings will take place on
    April 8th and 9th.  Volunteers are needed to help with vision screening on both days.  Please let Mrs. Plyler know if you
    are able to help with either
    one or both of those days, Plyler.julie@brevardschools.org.
    A big thank you to our local community members and
    Patrick Air Force Base, for
    supporting Croton’s Science Fair by coming to volunteer and judge for us!
    Croton Elementary
        appreciates all
         you do for
         our school!
    Thank you
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Month of  March - everyone in the Croton family is invited to come to  music class with their child. Ask your child’s teacher when they come to music and I would love to see you there!
    Let’s keep making music! ~ Mrs. Jackson, Music Teacher
    Donations for Animal Shelter Needed!
    K-Kids is collecting donations until March 13th. Students can drop off in the boxes
    located in the hallways.
    You can help replenish our school store!
    Please visit the link below to be taken to our Amazon Wish List! The list
    includes items we need to help
    replenish our school store.  The items you order will then be shipped
    automatically to our school. This is an easy way to help our school! Simply view and purchase with your Amazon account and the items come straight to us.  There is no obligation to
    participate in this program.  Please feel free to share the link with friends and family who might be interested in donating. Thank you to those who have already used our link after it was shared on our Croton Facebook page.  We’ve already received some donations!

    We are currently running low on notebooks, folders, sharpeners, markers, colored pencils, and mini notebooks.  Our students love buying school supplies with their CARE tickets.  Thank you so much for supporting PBIS at Croton!
    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/10WMW5GDLX9X2?&sort=default
       

    We Want YOU… to complete the Parent Survey!
    Parents are invited to participate in the Brevard Public Schools parent survey.  The survey will be available in English and Spanish to all parents on Monday, March 2 through Friday, March 20, 2020.


    If you are unable to complete this online survey from home, feel free to visit Croton to complete it electronically or do it on your smartphone.  Paper copies will be sent home as well.
    A summary of the parent survey results will be reported and posted on the BPS Family Engagement website as well as our school website. By completing this survey, you will help us serve each of our students at Croton Elementary with
    excellence as the standard because your opinion matters to us! Survey results and comments will guide school
    improvement efforts and be used to meet the diverse needs of Brevard students and families.  We review all responses and act based on what you share.  For example, here are some of last year’s responses to “What do you feel is not working, difficult, and/or needs improvement at your child’s school?” and the actions we took:
            Communications between teacher and parent.
    Each teacher now receives a communication log four times a year to document conversations with families.  
            I hope to see more after school clubs.
    This is still a work in progress.  This year we added Destination Mars, Odyssey of the Mind, and we continued Dove Club, Art Club, Chorus, Strings, as well as TAB (Totally Awesome Books).
            Academically, I would like to have more information on the interventions that are being provided at school as well as an enrichment program.
    We offer a variety of intervention and enrichment opportunities based on student needs.  For specific supports offered to your child(ren), please schedule a conference with the teacher(s).  
            More use of FOCUS.
    Each teacher updates FOCUS on average once every seven days.
            Sometimes we don’t get notice that there is a school meeting until the week it is happening and often need more explanation about the event.
             We are utilizing the school calendar, newsletter, Blackboard Connect messaging service, as well as the Croton Facebook page to communicate events. When we create flyers, we
    provide a clear, succinct description of the purpose of the event, activities planned, and how the event supports student learning.

    Parents can access this
    survey online at:   
    Access this survey online, https://tinyurl.com/BrevardFE
    or with the QR code above.