To make this project work, the kids had to research bird species native to Southern Oregon, locate appropriate nesting box plans through organizations such as Cornell University and the Audubon Society, and use math measurement skills to construct the boxes. They had to create green screen presentations, which you can view here, and they had to do all of the work collaboratively, which may have been the hardest part.
Monday, June 7th:DARE Graduation, 10:30, CPE Field . . . Tues., June 8th: Owl Pellets in class; Last day for online platforms; final Tax Report . . . Wed., June 9th: Scenic Electives Selection in Google Classroom at 9:00 and Zoom at 9:30 . . . Thu., June 10th: Bobbio’s Pizza for Fitness Champions, 11:45; Checkbook auctions . . . Fri. June 11th: Rogue River Preserve final field trip . . . Mon. June 14th:Squid Dissection . . .Tues. June 15th:DARE Day . . . Thu. June 17thRoadrunner Day and Baby Picture Show; Last day of school
The students have nearly completed the D.A.R.E. Program and it’s time for graduation day! The D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony will be held on Monday, June 7th at 10:30 am on the CPE field. D.A.R.E. graduation is an important milestone for the 5th graders and we hope that you can join us in celebrating their accomplishment! If you would like to attend the ceremony, please use this link to sign up so that we can prepare the event to comply with covid regulations. Please bring a blanket or lawn chairs. You may use the Bush Street gates to access the field. The gates will open at 10:15 and we will check in guests as they arrive. See you there!
And this just in: Numerous students presented strong DARE essays, so it was very difficult for Officer Ashwill and the teachers to select winners of our DARE essay competition. Congratulations to Kylie Davis, our winner. Kylie will be sharing her essay at the DARE Graduation along with the winners from Mr. Hadley’s and Mrs. Torrey’s classes. Should Kylie be unable to present her essay, our alternate is Karsyn Rhinehart. Great job, kids!
Well, maybe. Thanks to the hard work of some former CPE Room 15 kids, we finally have some dog waste stations set up around campus. For years, 4th and 5th graders have been navigating around manure mines left by local dog walkers. Remembering their own experience dodging doo doo during the CPE fitness run, Crater students Hailee Hackworth, Kara Bender, Jonathan Jacuinde, and J.J. Elias decided to tackle the problem for their community service project. After getting funding approval from the CPE Student Body, they held an art contest to create the signs–which was won by 5th graders Jaime Sandberg and Shayla McDonald. They convinced a private business–Southern Oregon Signs–to donate their services. And they got the City of Central Point to provide guidance and to install the kiosks. Let’s just hope the community responds by utilizing the baggies and trash cans! See the Mail Tribune story and video by clicking here!
On May 20th, June 4th, and June 11th the fifth-grade classes will be taking field trips to the Rogue Nature Preserve near Sams Valley. On these days, we plan to leave campus at 9:15 a.m. and we will return to school at 12:40 p.m. In order to maximize our brief time at the Preserve, students will be provided with a snack at the Preserve. When we return to school, students may pick up a sack lunch from the cafeteria to take home to eat. Here’s a list of the gear your child will need to bring on our field trip days:
long pants (There’s a lot of poison oak at the preserve!)
a long-sleeved shirt (for sun protection and/or poison oak protection)
comfortable shoes for hiking (sandals are not appropriate)
a quart of drinking water (there’s no drinking water at the preserve)
a backpack for carrying water and any extra clothing layers
sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses
work gloves (optional but highly recommended)
The kids will be hiking to one of three “stations,” and during each of the three visits, the stations will change. Over the three trips, kids will be bird watching, identifying native plant species, taking water samples, nature journaling, orienteering, learning how to skip rocks, and performing stewardship tasks.
Students took home permissions slips and liability forms on Friday the 14th, but if you didn;t get them, click here. Both the school’s permission slip and the Preserve’s liability form are required to attend. If you have any questions, please reach out via email, ParentSquare, or phone. Thanks!
The students have approved using student body funds to purchase four dog waste stations for the CPE campus. Now it’s your turn to “leave your mark” on the project. Watch this video to find our how you might be able to design the sign for the stations. The finished signs should by 12 x 18 and should clearly express the purpose of the stations. Deadline for submissions is April 15th.
These high school students want to do something about it. They want to install doggie doo doo stations around the campus like the one shown. Fifth grade classes would be in charge of taking care of them. They need your help to be able to do it. Watch the video to find out more.
Can you go 48 hours without screen time? If so, prove it!
The challenge is totally voluntary, and there’s no reward except the knowledge you’ve achieved it. Here are the rules:
You must go 48 hours without screen time. That means no social media (like Facebook or Snapchat), no video channels (like YouTube and TikTok), and no TV. It means no video games and no internet (which means you’ll need to get your school work done BEFORE you start). It also means no email. You can use your phone to make and receive calls, but texting is off limits. You can use your phone to take pics, but sharing or posting them is a no go. The best strategy is just to turn off all your personal devices and not even touch them. Leave the room when a family member is using their device. Go play. Go read. Go outside.
You can do the challenge on Friday and Saturday, or you can go Saturday or Sunday. To prove your success, write down your starting day and time and your ending time. Keep a list of the things you did instead of screen time. At the bottom of the paper, write the statement, “My kid survived 48 hours without any screen time.” Have a parent sign it.
I’m taking the challenge. How about you? Can you do it?