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April 24th, 2017  

Dear Parents and Students,

I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather we had Saturday. 

Here are the concepts we will work on this week.

Math:  Fractions will continue to be our focus in Math this week. Additionally, students will review concepts taught throughout the year in preparation for the End of Grade tests.  Students will take the computerized EOY math benchmark test this week.

ReadingWe will continue reading the realistic fiction text, There’s and Owl in the Shower. While we will be reading most of the chapters aloud together in class, students will be expected to respond to questions and define vocabulary in their reading journals both in class and as homework.  As always, responses should be written in complete sentences that rephrase the questions and give specific information from the text to justify students’ responses. Students are expected to include the page number where their support is found in order to easily prove their responses during our classroom and group discussions.  Students will ONLY receive full credit for reading homework if they respond to the questions in this way.  This week, students will also review and practice identifying main idea and supporting details in an informational text.

 Word Study/ Writing:  Spelling words this week will focus on the prefixes –sub  and –tran.  Students will continue their work on their animal books, written in the first person.  Also, students will follow our paragraph writing rubrics to complete one paragraph journal entries on various topics.  All paragraphs should contain a topic and closing sentence, 4 supporting detail sentences, as well as correct spelling, punctuation and capitalization.

Science: In correlation with our unit on the Skeletal System, students dissect owl pellets.  Using what they leaned about bones and joints, students will study the bones found in their pellets and identify and write about the prey/meals found in their pellets. 

Important Upcoming School Events

·        CFIES Leaves No Reader Behind Celebration, 4 p.m. to 12 p.m. (by invitation only)

·         May 5th, Field Day

·         May 8th, Interim Reports sent home

·         May 19th, Spring Fling, 5pm – 7 pm

·         May 29th, Holiday, Memorial Day – no school

·         May 31st, ELA EOG

·         June 1, MATH EOG

·         June 5, SCIENCE EOG – grade 5

Proctors are needed to help with the EOG tests.  If you are interested in serving as a proctor for the End of Grade assessments, please contact our assistant principal, Mrs. Hill


Ms. Boschert

CFIES Arrival & Dismissal Procedures  

Carolina Forest International Elementary School

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

 Carolina Forest International Elementary School strives for the safety of our students. To help ensure their safety, we have implemented morning arrival and afternoon dismissal procedures for car riders, walkers and bus riders. Students are permitted to enter the building at 7:40am and dismissal occurs at 3:00pm.

 Bus Riders

Ø  Only buses and daycare vans are permitted in the front circle between 7:00am-8:00am and 2:00pm-3:00pm.

Ø  Parents are reminded that riding the school bus is a privilege and all school and bus rules must be followed while on the bus as well as at the bus stops.

Ø  Students must be at their designated bus stops 10 minutes prior to official pick up times. Buses are not allowed to wait for students who are not at the bus stops.

 Car Riders

Ø  Car riders are required to use the entrance closest towards Ramsey Road and follow the traffic flow accordingly.

Ø  Vehicles may only be parked in the designated parking areas, not in the car rider line.

Ø  Car rider tags are required and must be visible to employees for afternoon dismissal.

Ø  If you are walking up to the left side door of the multipurpose room (MPR) to retrieve your child, you must present your tag to an employee before they will release the student in your custody.

Ø  If you forget or lose your tag, you must report to the office and show your ID to receive another tag before the student will be released in your custody.                      


Ø  Parents are reminded that the doors will not open for students until 7:40am. Students will be marked tardy after the tardy bell rings at 8:00am. Please ensure students do not arrive prior to 7:40am but before 8:00am.

Ø  Parents who wish to escort their child to class may do so, provided they sign in at the office and it is before 8:00am. They are not permitted to walk students to class after the tardy bell rings.

Ø  All walkers are dismissed at the front of the school. Please wait for your child to exit through the doors. You may not take a child from the teacher's line once they have exited the side of the building by the MPR.


Changes from regular dismissal procedures

Ø  All changes in dismissal procedures must be made in writing and given to your child’s teacher. The office staff are not permitted to take changes made over the phone.

 **Pets are prohibited from being on campus during school hours.