Cougar Communication 4-22-18

Cougar Families,

Our week finished with wonderful weather, finally!  I hope we all took advantage of this Earth Day and spent some time outdoors!  It was great to begin the day on Friday out on our peaceful playground singing and saying the Pledge of Allegiance together.  Thank you all for holding still and giving our scholars on stage your attention.  Friday also had a few classes take advantage of the weather and begin to celebrate Earth Day (today) early by cleaning up our green space out front.  Friday finished with an amazing night for our annual Father-Daughter Dance!  I know everyone had an incredible time sporting their fancy dresses and tuxedos!  Thank you to Ms. O’Connor for all of her exhaustive efforts and all of the volunteers for ensuring the night’s success. 


Here are a few reminders and updates:

Attendance: Clissold needs everyone’s daily support to get our school attendance rate back to 96%!! Currently, we are under 95% and could jeopardize our opportunity to maximize scholar’s learning time and our points toward the school report card(SQRP).  Please have our scholars here on time daily and know understand that early dismissals count negatively against our attendance rate. 

CPS SQRP Video: Link- SQPR

Congratulations:  We had a very successful turnout for our voting of PTA and LSC!  Thank you Cougar community for continuing to invest your time in partnership with Clissold.

Parent Portal:  If you haven't registered or have an account, it would be a great idea to open this or get back up to speed as a great way to monitor your child(s) grades and attendance.

Here are a couple helpful videos on the parent portal:

Link:  The CPS Parent Portal

Link:  CPS Parent Portal Demo for Parents


Report Card Pick-Up:  Thank you to all of the parents who spent some time with us this past Wednesday sharing in conferences, signing up for the parent portal and completing the parent survey.


Creative Computing:  Thank you PcW!  We had a wonderful second of seven sessions for our 4th graders!  Our scholars are so excited and love the chance to code!  We are exploring some potential grants to expand this program.  


FOC Out of Uniform Day: Wednesday, April 25th!


K/1 Family Math Night:  Wednesday, April 25th from 5:30-7:30 pm


Visionary Throwback Thursday Production:  Thursday, April 26th from 4-5:00 pm.


Family Science Night

Event: Family Science Night

Tuesday, May 8th 

Event time 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Performance time: 7:15pm


Golf Outing:  Mark your calendar for the 2nd Annual Golf Outing on June 3rd!  


Arrival and Dismissal:  Help us avoid any possible accidents and avoid some unnecessary stress by keeping our beloved personal pets off the peaceful playground. We cannot have dogs on the peaceful playground during arrival and dismissal.


Don't forget!


Clissold Online Store:  Please check out our new online spirit wear opportunity.   


The free shipping will be from April 13th to the 30th.  Otherwise, there will be a $7.00 flat rate charge on all orders.  There are two example items near the main entrance to check out the quality of a t-shirt and sweatshirt.


Ridge Run:  Join our CLISSOLD2018 Team today! Last day to guarantee a shirt is May 3rd!!

Mark your calendars for Memorial Day run and festivities. CK took the trophy from us last year and we will need everyone's support to regain our community dominance! Our team/ school code will be CLISSOLD2018.  Here is the link to begin registering:  Ridge Run


We are a Montessori and IB Middle Years educational community who believes in the gift of every child to inspire and empower the future of our humanity.