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Parent Bulletin: September 2016
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016




September 2016




IB/PYP Learner Profile “OPEN-MINDED”

Students and adults that are open – minded understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories. They are open to the perspectives, values, and traditions of others. They seek other points of view and are willing to grow from the experience.


Academic Focus: Writing

Students will use the theme “Sharing Fond Memories of Time Spent with Grandparents and Special Friends” to develop expository writing samples for 1st quarter writing requirements. Teachers will begin to teach the process so that the finished product will be available during Grandparents and Special Friends Day.


Open House

Thanks for a successful Open House this year! All parents should be acclimated to their child’s teachers, environment and the school as a whole. Please continue to keep up with your child’s progress by reviewing notes, bulletins, emails and the INOW program as it relates to your child.


Campus Beatification

Thanks to the P.T.A. staff and students for dedicating your time to the beautification of our campus.

September is Attendance Awareness Month for MCPSS.

Our goal is 100% classroom attendance for September.

Students, we challenge you to attend EVERY DAY in September!


September 12-16 has been designated as Bullying Prevention Week. We will bring awareness of the national problem to our school. The theme is Bullying Ends with Me. During the week, we will have a variety of bullying prevention activities for the students. Students that have purchased a “Bully T- Shirt” may wear this shirt with their khaki pants and red belt on Thursday, September 15, 2016.


Progress Reports

Parents, you should have a copy of your child’s Progress Report by Friday, September 16th. If there are questions regarding your child’s grades, please e-mail the teacher. Your child’s teacher will contact you with a date and time for your conference.



The parent/student handbook is user-friendly. The front of the book will list the days that we are out of school for holidays. Also, the general time frames for everything that we have in the school is listed. The bulletin will provide more specific dates and times. Please use your handbook to stay up-to-date on school events.


Pick up from School

The scheduled time for students to be picked up from school is 3:00 p.m. sharp. We have approximately 690 students and we start afternoon dismissal in time for all students to be in their designated areas for pick up at 3:00 p.m. The teachers’ day starts at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m. each day so that teachers can go home. PLEASE PICK-UP YOUR CHILDREN/CHILD ON TIME! If you have an emergency please call the office to let the school know that you will be running a few minutes late.



Please inform the school’s health office if your child has allergies that require medication or an epiPen. The proper forms will need to be completed. The nurse will inform the teachers and or cafeteria as needed. Council is not a totally nut free school, however, we designate nut free classrooms as needed. If your child’s teacher informs you that she has a child that needs a nut free environment please cooperate for the health and well-being of our Council students.


Join the PTA

Council has had a long tradition of being #1 in the school system and state for PTA membership. This is our 28th year with an outstanding PTA membership. Let’s keep up the great work. Classrooms are very competitive as everyone would like 100% PTA membership for their classroom. Parents, it is only $6.00 to join. Please join the PTA for each one of your children.


**Don’t forget to “Like Us” on Facebook at Council Traditional School PTA**


Donation Appeal

PTA gladly accepts donations throughout the school year to defray the cost of any fundraising efforts. Please consider making a donation.


HABITUAL EARLY DISMISSALS:                                                                                                                                                     Students’ Early dismissals are reserved for family emergencies, not for the Friday football games and other non-academic extracurricular activities. We have noticed that early dismissals are interfering with the following afternoon subjects: Math, Social Studies, and Science for reasons that are unacceptable. Please send a courtesy note to the classroom teacher with the time and reason for any early dismissal. Parents, please help us teach our students’ academic responsibility.



All dismissal changes MUST be in writing. Calls to the office concerning changes in a dismissal procedure WILL NOT be accepted. Written notices can be sent with your child or faxed to Council.

Council’s Fax: 251-221-1140.


Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day will be September 29, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. for Pre-K-2; September 30, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. for grades 3-5.


Council Traditional’s Fall Book FairWeek of September 26-30, 2016.


Dates to Remember

ü  Labor day – No School on Monday September 5th

ü  Make-up fall Pictures –Thursday, September 15th

ü  Fall Book Fair will be during the week of September 26-30

ü  Grandparent’s Day- September 29th Grades Pre-K-2 @ 9:a.m.

ü  Grandparent’s Day- September 30th Grades 3-5 @9:00a.m.




Student’s Name: _______________________________________________Grade____________

Teacher: __________________________________________Date:________________________

Make check payable to CTS 28.50 x___________________


Council Traditional School

Winter P.E. Uniforms –Order Form 2016-2017

Student Name__________________________________________ Teacher__________________ Grade________________

Parent ______________________________Phone Number ___________ Email_______________________________




# Ordered




# Ordered

Youth       X-Small





Youth         X-Small




Youth Small





Youth   Small




Youth Medium





Youth Medium




Youth Large





Youth Large




Adult  Small





Adult    Small




Adult Medium





Adult Medium




Adult Large





Adult     Large





Total # Suits ordered: ____________

Total Due: _______________________


For CTS Office Use Only

Cash           Check         MO               (circle one)

Total Enclosed $________________ Receipt#___________________





Our school takes pride in the fact that we not only try to offer an outstanding academic curriculum but we try to make sure that children are well- rounded by offering a variety of extra-curricular activities and clubs. Some of the programs are operated by teachers and /or Parent Volunteers. The Dace program is a company that provides services to our students on campus; this is a paid service. The administration would like to request that you and your child review the times for practices/meetings and pickup carefully to make sure that the times fit into your schedule. We appreciate parents picking up on time if your child participates in an activity or club.





Club/Activity Sponsors’ Name

Grade Level

Start Date

Meeting Location

Meeting   Time

Ending Time


Mrs. Carey


Sept. 9, 2016

Every Friday



4: 15


Ms. Hackshaw

4th and 5th

Sept. 6,2016

Every Friday

Room # 220

3:00 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

Spelling Bee

Mrs. Sheffield



Date TBD



4:15 p.m.

Student Council

Ms. Sirmans/ Lofton

4 and 5 Officers

3rd classroom rep.

1st Quarter Mid term

Sept. 16-12:45 p.m.

During School Hours


Room #215



Young Author

Ms. Burdette

3rd grades

2nd semester




Council Rocks

Mrs. Peterson

3-5   grades

1st Tuesday of each Month Beginning 10/6

Room 202



Math Team

Mrs. Bright and Langham

5th Graders Only

1st Quarter Mid Term





Mrs. Cromer and Mrs. Peterson

4 and 5th graders

October 13,2016

March 16,2017 Every Tuesday

Science Lab

3:15 p.m.


Girls GEMS

Cromer and Deputy

2nd and 3rd Grades

October 4

Science Lab



Tech Titans


4th and 5th Graders

Sept. 14,2016

Days TBD



Boy Scouts

Mr. Troop and Mr. West

1st – 5th

Off Campus

Send a note to the office for additional information




R. Thompson

Mr. Reginald Thompson


Off Campus

Sage Park

Sage Park

Send a note to the office for additional information








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