• January 2019 Parent Newsletter

    Posted by Kristen Hull on 1/16/2019

    Norris S. Childers Elementary School

    January 2019 Parent Newsletter

     

     

    Parents:

    Childers Elementary student council will be sponsoring a parent newsletter this school year.  As part of the newsletter student council members will be interviewing and spotlighting staff members throughout the year.  They are very excited about this opportunity.

     

    Staff Spotlight:

    Mrs. Carla Williams teaches 1st grade at our school.  She has been working here for 14 years.  She loves working with children and teaching new things.  She came to Childers because of the great administration and several of her close friends taught here also.  She has 2 children of her own and loves snickers.  She graduated from WLHS, UNCC and Gardner Webb.

    PBIS Procedures:

                In the Cafeteria we are:

                SAFE:  Cleaning up our area

                TRUSTWORTHY:  Talking quietly

                ATTENTIVE:  Getting all items before being seated

                RESPECTFUL:  Using good manners

     

    Tips for Reading with your children at home:

    1.       Talk, Talk, Talk.  A child’s vocabulary grown through rich conversation.

    2.      Know your stuff.  Understand the basics about learning to read

    3.      Speak up if something doesn’t feel right.  Parents often notice first if there is a problem with their child’s reading.  Speak with your child’s teacher and doctor if you believe there is a problem with your child’s reading.

    http://readingrockets.org

     

    Important Dates to Remember:

                Monday January 21 – No School.  Martin Luther King Jr. Day

                Monday January 22 – Mandatory Workday no School

                Thursday January 24 – Childers Winterfest

                Monday January 28 – Report Cards go home.

                Monday February 25 – Progress Reports go home

               

                                       

    Notes:

    ·          If you have gently used children’s clothing or shoes to donate please drop them off for our clothing closet.  We could always use the help.

     

     

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  • October, 2018 Newsletter

    Posted by Kristen Hull on 10/18/2018

    Norris S. Childers Elementary School

    October 2018 Parent Newsletter

     

     

    Parents:

    Childers Elementary student council will be sponsoring a parent newsletter this school year.  As part of the newsletter student council members will be interviewing and spotlighting staff members throughout the year.  They are very excited about this opportunity.

     

    Staff Spotlight:

    Mrs. Kimberly Santos one of our Art teachers at Childers.  She has been working here at Childers for 13 years.  She loves doing art and working with students.  She wanted to work at Childers because it was a new school at the time and because the staff was so nice.  She loves her job because she likes doing art and teaching children about it.  She has no children of her own but she does have 13 goats.  She went to West Lincoln High School and Gaston College and then she went to Winthrop University.  Her favorite candy is caramel.

     

    PBIS Procedures:

                In the Cafeteria we are:

                SAFE:  Cleaning up our area

                TRUSTWORTHY:  Talking quietly

                ATTENTIVE:  Getting all items before being seated

                RESPECTFUL:  Using good manners

     

    Tips for Reading with your children at home:

    1. Talk, Talk, Talk.  A child’s vocabulary grown through rich conversation.
    2. Know your stuff. Understand the basics about learning to read
    3. Speak up if something doesn’t feel right. Parents often notice first if there is a problem with their child’s reading.  Speak with your child’s teacher and doctor if you believe there is a problem with your child’s reading.

    http://readingrockets.org

     

    Important Dates to Remember:

                Monday October 22 – NC Checkins and 9 weeks tests begin for 3-5 grades.

                Tuesday October 23 – Picture day

                Monday October 29 – Mandatory workday for teachers, no school for students

                Tuesday November 6 – Optional workday for teachers, no school for students

                Monday November 12 – Veteran’s day, No school

                                       

    Notes:

    • If you have gently used children’s clothing or shoes to donate please drop them off for our clothing closet.  We could always use the help.

     

     

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  • February Newsletter

    Posted by Kristen Hull on 1/30/2018

    Norris S. Childers Elementary School

    February Parent Newsletter

     

     

    Parents:

    Childers Elementary student council will be sponsoring a parent newsletter this school year.  As part of the newsletter student council members will be interviewing and spotlighting staff members throughout the year.  They are very excited about this opportunity.

     

    Staff Spotlight:

    Mrs. Whitaker is a 3rd grade teacher at Childers.  It is her 1st year at our school.  She wanted to teach because in 4th grade her teacher helped so much.  She wanted to work at our school because she heard good things about it and wanted to be a part of it.  She loves her job because of her students and people she works with.  She has 2 children of her own.  She attended Bessemer City High School and Appalachian State and UNCC.  Her favorite candy is snickers.

     

    PBIS Procedures:

                In the Hallway we are:

                SAFE:  Walking on the right side of the hallway

                TRUSTWORTHY:  Keeping my hands by my side and my feet to my self

                ATTENTIVE:  Walking in a single file line facing the front

                RESPECTFUL:  Walking silently

     

    Tips for Reading with your children at home:

    1.       Talk, Talk, Talk.  A child’s vocabulary grown through rich conversation.

    2.      Know your stuff.  Understand the basics about learning to read

    3.      Speak up if something doesn’t feel right.  Parents often notice first if there is a problem with their child’s reading.  Speak with your child’s teacher and doctor if you believe there is a problem with your child’s reading.

    http://readingrockets.org

     

    Important Dates to Remember:

                February 9 – 100th day of school       

                February 9 – 9 weeks Awards

                February 23 – Now a student school day

                February 26 – Progress Reports go home

                           

    Notes:

    ·          If you have gently used children’s clothing or shoes to donate please drop them off for our clothing closet.  We could always use the help.

     

     

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  • December Newsletter

    Posted by Kristen Hull on 12/11/2017

    Norris S. Childers Elementary School

    December Parent Newsletter

     

    Parents:

    Childers Elementary student council will be sponsoring a parent newsletter this school year.  As part of the newsletter student council members will be interviewing and spotlighting staff members throughout the year.  They are very excited about this opportunity.

     

    Staff Spotlight:

    Mrs. Laura Rader has been teaching at Childers since our school opened.  She wanted to be a teacher because of the kids.  She wanted to work at Childers because at the time it was a brand new school.  She likes her job because she gets to do a lot of cool things.  She does not have any children of her own but she does have some very big dogs at home.  She is a graduate of Buckeye Senior High School and Ohio State University.  She loves all kinds of chocolate. 

    PBIS Procedures:

                In the Cafeteria we are:

                SAFE:  Cleaning up our area

                TRUSTWORTHY:  Talking quietly

                ATTENTIVE:  Getting all items before being seated

                RESPECTFUL:  Using good manners

     

    Tips for Reading with your children at home:

    1. Talk, Talk, Talk.  A child’s vocabulary grown through rich conversation.
    2. Know your stuff. Understand the basics about learning to read
    3. Speak up if something doesn’t feel right. Parents often notice first if there is a problem with their child’s reading.  Speak with your child’s teacher and doctor if you believe there is a problem with your child’s reading.

    http://readingrockets.org

    Important Dates to Remember:

                *Thursday, Dec. 21 – Tuesday, Jan. 2 - School closed for holiday break

                *Wednesday, Jan. 3 – School resumes.

                *Monday, Jan. 15 – No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

                *Tuesday, Jan. 23 – Mandatory Workday, no school for students

                *Monday, Jan. 29 – Report Cards go home

                           

    Notes:

    • If you have gently used children’s clothing or shoes to donate please drop them off for our clothing closet.  We could always use the help.

     

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  • November Newsletter

    Posted by Kristen Hull on 11/13/2017

    Norris S. Childers Elementary School

    November Parent Newsletter

     

    Parents:

    Childers Elementary student council will be sponsoring a parent newsletter this school year.  As part of the newsletter student council members will be interviewing and spotlighting staff members throughout the year.  They are very excited about this opportunity.

     

    Staff Spotlight:

    Mrs. Sarah Rudisill is a 5th grade teacher at Childers.  She has been at our school for 9 years.  She says her father thought teaching was a noble profession and she respected his opinion so she became a teacher.  She also has always loved to learn and thought that it would be rewarding to share the love of learning with children.  She wanted to work at Childers because she heard positive things about our school.  She loves her job.  She wishes there wasn’t such an emphasis on testing but the learning part is fun.  She does not have any children of her own but she has 2 beautiful chocolate lab babies, Solomon and Lucy!  She is a graduate of Lincolnton High School, Appalachian State University and NC Central University.  She loves sweet tarts.

    PBIS Procedures:

                In the classrooms we are:

                SAFE:  by keeping our area neat and clean

                TRUSTWORTHY:  by treating others the way I want to be treated

                ATTENTIVE:  by listening and participating

                RESPECTFUL:  by following instructions and using kind words

     

    Tips for Reading with your children at home:

    1. Visit the library early and often.  Public libraries are great resources for books and story times.
    2. Find the reading and writing in everyday things. Take the time to show your child ways that adults use reading and writing everyday.  Grocery lists, notes to the teacher, maps and cooking all involve important reading and writing skills. 
    3. Give your reader something to think and talk about.  There are many different types of books available to readers.  Vary the types of books you check out from the library and seek out new subjects that give you and your reader something to think and talk about.

    http://readingrockets.org

    Important Dates to Remember:

                Wednesday, November 15 – 1st 9 weeks awards day

                Thursday, November 16 – Christmas Pictures

                Wednesday, November 22-Friday, November 24 – Thanksgiving Break

                Monday, December 4 – Progress reports sent home

                Thursday, December 7 – 4th grade music program 6:00pm

                           

    Notes:

    • If you have gently used children’s clothing or shoes to donate please drop them off for our clothing closet.  We could always use the help.

     

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  • October Newsletter

    Posted by Kristen Hull on 10/11/2017

    Norris S. Childers Elementary School

    October Parent Newsletter

     

    Parents:

    Childers Elementary student council will be sponsoring a parent newsletter this school year.  As part of the newsletter student council members will be interviewing and spotlighting staff members throughout the year.  They are very excited about this opportunity.

     

    Staff Spotlight:

    Haley Bowman is the assistant in our Pre-K classroom at Childers.  She has been working at our school for 4 years.  She likes working here because she loves children and loves to watch them grow and learn new things.  She likes making a difference in the lives of children and loving them.  She wanted to work at Childers because her children have attended here and she wanted to work with children in her own community.  She has 2 daughters of her own, Morgan, who is 12 and Fallon, who is 9.  She attended West Lincoln High School and Gaston College.  She is currently attending East Carolina University and working on her Bachelor’s Degree.  She loves any kind of chocolate.

     

    Lyn Lancaster is a 1st Grade assistant at Childers.  She has worked here for 7 years.  She likes driving a bus, since she could not drive a tractor trailer.  She likes working at Childers because she is able to be in the classroom and drive a bus and because the staff members are friends.  She attended East Gaston and Presbyterian Hospital School of Radiologic Technology.  She loves Snicker bars.

     

    Richard Howell is the Physical Education teacher at Childers.  He has been at our school for 5 years.  He wanted to be a teacher because he likes helping people do the right thing.  He wanted to work at Childers because it is close this home and it’s a great school.  He loves his job because Childers has good students.  He has 2 step sons, who both attend West Lincoln High School.  He attended Cherryville High School and Appalachian State University with a Bachelor’s Degree and Gardner Webb with his Master’s Degree.  He likes peanut M&Ms and Chocolate covered raison.

     

    PBIS Procedures:

                At Childers we are:  Safe, Trustworthy, Attentive and Respectful

     

    Tips for Reading with your children at home:

    1. Share books every day, even after your child becomes an independent reader.
    2. Reread favorites. Children love to hear their favorite books.  This provides opportunities to hear or see something they may have missed the first time.
    3. Send positive messages about the joys of literacy. Your own interest and excitement about reading will be contagious!

     

    Important Dates to Remember:

                Thursday, October 12 – Parent Conferences

                Monday, October 16 through Friday, October 20 – United Way passes are sold

                Tuesday, October 24 – School Pictures

                Monday, October 30 – No school for students, Teacher Workday

                Friday, November 10 – No school, Veteran’s Day observed

                           

    Notes:

    • If you have gently used children’s clothing or shoes to donate please drop them off for our clothing closet.  We could always use the help.

     

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