March 29, 2016
MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL
Greetings Chargers and Welcome Back!
I hope that everyone enjoyed a relaxing and fun-filled spring break!
Over the break, CFE received some added security with the addition of a new fence along the entrance to our playground. The fence will remain locked during the school day and will hopefully prevent our playground equipment from "running away" down the hill.
Courtesy of our tremendous custodians, Mr. Ellis and Mr. Richmond, our new Makerspace received a fresh coat of blue and green paint. Research suggests that these colors elicit creativity and innovative thought. It has certainly made the room "brighter"!
Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Barr, we received a beautiful addition to our lobby! Mr. and Mrs. Barr donated a large showcase that will help us to display unique artifacts from our archives. Huge thanks to the Barr family!
PSSA Testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will begin the week of April 11th. General information and dates are listed below. Parents of 3rd-5th grade students should have received a letter during conferences. If you have any questions, please reach out to me.
Testing dates and details:
• ELA (Reading and Writing) Testing: Mon. April 11th - Thurs. April 14th
• Math Testing: Tues. April 19th - Thurs. April 21st
• Science Testing (4th grade only): Wed. April 27th - Thurs. April 28th
As always, thank you for your support!
Shawn Dutkiewicz, CFES Principal
MESSAGES FROM THE PTO
YEARBOOK ORDERS DUE Thursday, March 31 - ORDER TODAY OR YOU'LL MISS OUT
Order online at: YBPay.lifetouch.com
CFE ID Code: 11565016
Check out a preview of the yearbook here: https://youtu.be/F2LSljlnLsc
Next PTO Meeting is APRIL 6 - 9:15 in the CFES Maker Space!
Come check out this cool new environment where our kids can use their creativity and ingenuity to make things happen!
Approved Enrichment Project Requests (approved at March PTO Meeting):
1 - 5th Grade Collaboration Hallway Project (5th Grade Teachers) $2,000
2 - CFES Display TV's (Mr. Hirt) $900
3 - K-2 Security Window Graphics Project (Mr. Dutkiewicz) $1,900
MITCHELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OUTREACH - Deadline EXTENDED to April 6th
CFES is participating in a school supply and gently used clothing drive in support of S. Weir Mitchell Elementary School. Mitchell Elementary is located in southwest Philadelphia and serves a k-8 student body made up entirely of children from households below the poverty line, with many children struggling with permanent or transitional homelessness. The new administration at the school was recently featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer article entitled "Teaching Hope" which highlighted how the school is "on the rise" in the face of tremendous adversity.
Please consider donating any of the following to the school and its students:
· Spiral Notebooks
· Copy paper
· Khaki Pants (lightly worn or new in all sizes from 4T-adult sizes)
· Light Blue/Dark Blue Polo Shirts (lightly worn or new in all sizes from 4T-adult sizes)
· New Socks (for k-8)
· New Underwear (for k-8)
A box for donations will be in the CFE lobby for the month of March. Please direct questions to Sara Krausz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5th Grade Parents of Special Education Students -
Patton Middle School Special Education Department is hosting a Transition Open House on April 20, 2016. Please click here for details.
UCFSD Education Foundations's 7th Annual Community Yard Sale
Donations are needed for our districtwide benefit yard sale. Spring-cleaning or reorganizing?? Donate what you de-clutter to the UCFSD Yard Sale. Click here for details!
Substitute Nurses Needed
Are you or someone you know a Registered Nurse who would like to substitute in the UCF School District? Positions available immediately. Click here for more information.
PATTON Spring Carnival - Friday, May 6, 2016
See attached flyer for more details
YEARBOOK ORDERS DUE
MITCHELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Donations Due
PSSA - See Mr. D's note above for details
NO SCHOOL - Election Day
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