Camden Colts Fun Run
Pledging is still open for the Camden Colts Fun Run!
Thank all of you for your support during our Colt Fun Run. We surpassed the $12,000 goal and Mrs. White and Mrs. Goodwin will be getting slimed very soon. This is the final week to collect pledges and donations. Let's hit that $15,000 goal CES family!!
EVERY PLEDGE COUNTS. THANK YOU!
Shoeboxes for Soldiers
We are still collecting items to fill our Shoeboxes for Soldiers. Please send your items to your child's class. Our goal this year is to fill 100 boxes by the end of November. We have reached half of that goal so far. Come on, CES! We can do it!!
Food/Drink Items & Personal Items
Beef Jerky/Slim Jims
Sunscreen (lotion, non-aerosol cans)
Canned chili & soup (pull top cans)
Canned Fruit (pull top cans)
Antiperspirant/Deodorant (solids only)
Chicken & Tuna (foil pouch)
Cookies (individually packaged)
Easy mac n’ cheese cups
Fabric softener sheets (small boxes)
Nuts (all kinds) Lotion
Pop Tarts Q-Tips (small quantity)
Rice Krispy Treats
Black ink pens & mechanical pencils
Crystal Light, Gatorade (single serve)
Crosswords or word search books
Instant Coffee (individually packaged)
Protein Shake Powder
Bug spray (lotion, non-aerosol cans)
Thank you for supporting our troops!!
BETA club will be sponsoring a hat day on Friday, November 22. Bring $1 to wear your hat. All proceeds will go to the Kershaw County Night to Shine sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. We will accept donations for this cause on Friday as well. Thanks for your support!
Thank you to Mr. Kerry Hayes, KCSD Coordinator for Bullying Prevention, for visiting with 3rd and 4th grade students and sharing valuable information about bullying and how to prevent it. He equipped our Colts with the tools they need to be a part of the solution, not the problem. Mr. Hayes also shared some information for parents from The BULLY Project:
Ten Actions ALL Parents Can Take to Help Eliminate Bullying:
- Talk with and listen to your kids everyday.
- Spend time at your child’s school.
- Be a good example of kindness and leadership.
- Learn the signs of bullying.
- Create healthy anti-bullying habits early.
- Help your child’s school address bullying effectively.
- Establish household rules about bullying.
- Teach your child how to be a good witness or positive bystander.
- Teach your child about cyberbullying.
- Spread the word that bullying should not be a normal part of childhood.
The Greatest Snowman
The Greatest Snowman is going to be FANTASTIC!!!! It will be performed in the gym on Thursday, December 12th at 6:30pm and again on Friday, December 13th at 9:15am. Please sign and return the blue form saying whether or not your child will be able to attend the program that evening. Some third grade students have received speaking parts in the show. Please practice with them so they are confident and ready for the stage. Simple costumes will be given to those students with speaking parts. All students may wear red, green or white colors or something for Christmas.
Have you heard of our Watch D.O.G.S program? Want to join us? We need YOU!
WATCH D.O.G.S. ® (Dads Of Great Students) is a family and community engagement educational initiative with two primary goals: 1) To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important. 2) To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.
WATCH D.O.G.S.® began in 1998 in a single school in Springdale, Arkansas and has since grown into a nationally recognized program that has brought hundreds of thousands of fathers and father figures into the school classrooms and hallways across the country, creating millions of hours of “in school” volunteer time and having a tremendously positive impact on the educational process.
- Students gain positive male role models.
- Schools gain an extra set of eyes and ears.
- The presence of a father or father figure will provide an additional deterrent to bullying, enhance a sense of security in the building, and will help to create an environment conducive to learning.
- Fathers get a glimpse of their students’ everyday world and learn about the increasingly complex challenges and decisions today’s youth are facing. As a result, they can learn to relate better to their student and hopefully connect with them.
- Fathers gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on their student’s life in three critical areas including: academic performance, self-esteem, social behavior.
- Due to budget shortfalls and cutbacks, often teachers are presented with larger classrooms each year. The WatchDOGS volunteers provide real and important help for the teachers and the students.
Who are WatchDOGS (Dads Of Great Students)?
WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. ® school. During the day, WatchDOGS may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well. Many school principals have reported that the mere presence of a WatchDOG dramatically reduces reports of bullying. On the day of their participation, WatchDOGS are given a brief review of their involvement and they wear an official WATCH D.O.G.S. ® t-shirt with a disposable ‘Dog Tag’ identifying them as WatchDOGS.
The WATCH D.O.G.S.® program has been recognized by the United States Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and has been involved in the U.S. Department of Education’s P.F.I.E. (Partnership For Family Involvement In Education) and the Department’s Safe School Summit. The WATCH D.O.G.S.® program is a founding member of National PTA’s M.O.R.E. Alliance (Men Organized to Raise Engagement). The WATCH D.O.G.S. ® program was featured on ABC World News Tonight with Charlie Gibson in their “Spirit of America” segment on November 17, 2008, on NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams on September 12, 2012 and on NBC’s Today Show which aired February 11, 2013. Also, the program has been recognized on the floor of Congress as a program that “can be a great tool in our efforts to prevent school violence and improve student performance because it can increase parental initiative and involvement in their children’s education.” (Congressional Record, February 7, 2000 page S392) WATCH D.O.G.S. ® has been endorsed by the President’s Advisory Council and included in the March 2010 report to the President. In June 2011, US Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited a local WATCH D.O.G.S. ® program in the DC area to encourage fathers and father figures to become more active in the educational system and to get a firsthand glimpse of the program.
For more information, visit their website at dadsofgreatstudents.com or contact Tyke Redfearn at email@example.com.
To sign up, please follow this link: Watch D.O.G.S. Sign Up.
Box Tops Changes!
Also, thank you to everyone who sent in Box Tops on the 4th! You can continue to send in Box Tops as you clip them, but you may have noticed that some items no longer have an actual Box Top on them. Instead, there is an icon that tells you to download the Box Tops app and scan your receipt. Click on the Box Tops logo below for links to the app and more information about how that works.
Notes from Nurse Rhonda
Fever Policy: Please keep children at home with a temperature of 100.0 accompanied by symptoms (cough, diarrhea, vomiting). Your child may return to school when he/she is fever free without medications for 24 hours.
Vomiting Policy: Please keep children at home if they have vomited 2 or more times during the previous 24 hours. Your child may return to school when he/she has not vomited in 24 hours.
Please let the school know if your doctor has diagnosed your child with the flu. If you have any questions/concern, please contact me.