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Parent Bulletin: April 1 - 15, 2017
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

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Parent Bulletin

April 1-15, 2017

Academic Focus

CTS will BLOW the TOP off the ACT ASPIRE Spring 2017! Our teachers and students have worked very hard to adhere to the academic standards and guidelines set for each of them this school year. The state assessments will begin on April 4, 2017 at CTS. Students in grades 3-5 will be involved in this process. Therefore the Academic focus this month will be to review all skills taught throughout the year, ultimately performing our very best on the tests.

IB Learner Profile

Principled students and adults act with integrity and honesty. They show fairness, justice, and respect for others. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them. Principled students understand the difference between right and wrong and make good choices.


Thank you for supporting CRAH with your students! We raised $1097.54 selling lemonade and painting faces! This will send at least two kids to camp this summer!


Geography Bee Winner:

Molly Guarino placed as a state winner for Geography. She competed at Samford University in Birmingham on Friday. We are very proud of Molly. Molly is a 5th grader in Mrs. Larkin’s class this year.


Pre-Registration for Extended Day:Council’s Extended Day Program will hold pre-registration for the 2017-2018 school year beginning on April 17, 2017. Please be aware that space is limited, and the program fills fast. Extended Day is only for Council students and only for grades 1-5 except for siblings. Slots will be available for incoming K students on June 5, 2017.


The 5th Grade Exhibition Group: “Test on Me, or Cruelty Free” will be collecting old towels and blankets to donate to the A.R.F. animal shelter now through April 20. You can put your donations in the box at the end of the 5th grade hall. We appreciate your help!


PTA State Winner:

The State PTA Reflection winner for dance is Marleigh Rollins. Marleigh will be recognized in Montgomery on April 26, 2017. She is a 3rd grader in Mrs. Bowman’s classroom.


Testing Tips

  • Students should report to school on time.
  • Students should eat a good breakfast (CTS Breakfast is served starting at 7:30 a.m. each day).
  •  Students should get a good night’s sleep.
  • Students should not rush through to be the first one finished with the test.
  • Students that have been prescribed glasses, should remember to bring them to school each day.
  • Students should be encouraged to always check over their work after they have finished.
  • Parents can help students by encouraging the students each day.
  • Positivity and confidence are key factors, as everyone strives to just do their best.


State Testing Grades 3-5: CTS Process

  • Testing tips will be discussed with the students starting the first week of April
  • The students will have a “Brain Break.” The teachers will play a fun game of volley ball with some of the students.
  • The following schedule will be followed. All tests will be administered on the computer.


Testing Schedule

3rd Grade



April 18, 2017


April 26, 2017





4th Grade



April 4, 2017


April 5, 2017


April 20, 2017



5th Grade



April 6, 2017


April 7, 2017


April 19, 2017



         Thank you parents for providing our students with an amazing Spring Fling on March 24, 2017. A big thanks to the PTA board: Mrs. Pollard, Mrs. Beaco, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Vinson, Mrs. Broders, Mrs. Langham, and Mrs. Webster for their leadership. We appreciate all of the volunteers, for taking time from their busy schedules to help with the games and field day activities.

New PTA Board 2017-2018

We have had an amazing PTA board this year. However, each year we have to elect new officers for the next school year. If you are interested in serving on the board as an officer, the requirements for each elected official can be located on our web page. Please review the requirements, and let the PTA board know that you are interested. Email the PTA at or email Ms. Alexander at on or by May 1, 2017.

The Final PTA meeting promises to be exciting!

Mark your calendars for the PTA’s 2017 Summer Fashion Show.  This new PTA event will take place on Thursday, May 11, immediately following the regularly scheduled PTA meeting. The CTS Fashion Show, themed “Step into Summer”, will showcase a runway show featuring CTS students and parents wearing the latest summer trends. To ensure a successful event, we are inviting kids and their parents to join the fun as models and volunteers for the upcoming fashion show.  If you are interested in participating, please be on the lookout for flyers that will be going home in classroom folders. The deadline for participation is Monday, April 17. Models will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please contact your teacher or e-mail the PTA at

 End of the year field trips:

Parents please check your child’s classroom newsletters to make sure of the dates for all end of the year activities and field trips. Students attending out of town trips must arrive at the school at the designated time. Students will be left behind if they are late. Please check your child’s classroom newsletters for any updates. When attending trips please park in the Virginia street parking across the street from the school. Thank you.

Dates to Remember:

April 4, 2017 - Science ACT Grade 4

April 4, 2017- Council Rocks Meeting @ 3:15-4:15

April 5, 2017 – Reading ACT Grade 4

April 6, 2017 – Reading ACT Grade 5

April 7, 2017 - Science ACT Grade 5

April 10-14 – No School- Spring Break

April 18- Reading ACT 3rd Grade

April 18- 1st grade field trip- Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

April 19- Math ACT 5th Grade

April 20- Math ACT 4th Grade

April 21 5th Grade- Field trip

May 4- 1st grade field trip –Sunnyside Theater Production of The Wizard of Oz

May 9th- Exhibition (Date Change)


Council 2016-2017 Yearbook Order Form

STUDENT’S NAME: _______________________________________________ GRADE_______________

TEACHER: ____________________________________ DATE: _________________________

MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO CTS $30.00 until March 31st / April 3rd – June 2nd $35 x _______________

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