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Parent Bulletin: September 2017, Vol. 4
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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Council Traditional School

Parent Bulletin

September 2017

Volume 4


IB Learner Profile for September- 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. Remember to be open-minded for the month of September.

Academic Focus: Reading Proficiency requires students to be able to identify words on a page accurately and fluently. Students should have the thinking ability to understand the words, sentences, and paragraphs. Teachers will help to motivate students, as well as keep them engaged in the text. Students will learn to use their knowledge and thinking ability to understand and learn from the text. Motivation is a key component in understanding text. Tips for encouraging good readers while at home:

1.       Keep a book caddy in your car. When you are riding, encourage your child to read a short story.

2.       Just before bed time, read with your child (You read a page/your child reads a page.)

3.       Read a chapter ahead of your child. Then ask questions after they have completed the chapter, too.

4.       Have a reward for books completed.

  • Cheap rewards work very well
  • Sticker chart posted
  • Playing a board game with your child
  • Quality time spent with your child

5.       Family Book Club Night (Everyone discussing books read over the week or month.)


End of the Quarter: The end of the quarter is approaching quickly. Parents here are a few reminders as we approach the end of the 1st quarter of this school year.

  •  Make sure your child attends school each day, and report on time.
  •  Avoid unnecessary early dismissals. The afternoon instruction is essential to students’ academic success. Many times, the last few minutes of school provide quick reviews, directions for homework an classroom updates.
  • Limit unnecessary trips where students miss days and even weeks out of school.
  • While we are committed to working with parents that have had family and job emergencies and students have to have pre-approved trips sometimes. It is becoming all too common, and this practice must be curtailed.
  • Review with your child as he/she prepares for the end of the quarter tests.
  •  Please take note of the testing dates and plan accordantly.


End of 1st Quarter 2017 Testing Dates

Date               Subject               Grade Level

10/3                Reading               K-5

10/4                 Math                   K-5

10/5                 Science                4-5

10/6                 Make-up             ALL


CTS procedures for Honoring Students at the end of the quarter: Grades 1-5 will attend assemblies for Honor Roll.

All A’s at Council: Students will be honored for receiving All A’s in each subject with satisfactory grades in Spanish, PE, and Art etc.

A’s and B’s: Students will receive a certificate during the honors assembly for all A’s and B’s.

Students with perfect attendance (tardy free) will receive a certificate in their classrooms for their great attendance. Their classrooms with a good attendance record will be recognized each quarter with a pizza party sponsored by Domino’s.

Campus Clean-Up: This will be held on Saturday, September 23rd from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.

United Way: It is that time of the year that MCPSS employees and students participate in the United Way Campaign. The campaigning for students will start on Monday, September 24th and end on the 28th. The students can donate to the United Way by placing their change of any amount in the University of Alabama or Auburn bucket.

Thank You: Parents and students thank you for your donations to the Houston Harvey Drive. We appreciate your support and cooperation.

Geography Club: This will start on Friday, September 15th from 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Grandparents’ Day: Our grandparents’ day will include a celebration of all of our Super Grandparents at Council. Recognition of grandparents will be Thursday, September 28th for grandparents of students in grades K-2. The program will start at 8:30 a.m. Students’ grandparents in grades 3-5 will be recognized on Friday, September 29th at 8:30 a.m.

Book Fair: The fall Scholastic Book Fair will be held September 25-29, 2017. We look forward to having our grandparents visit the book fair on Thursday and Friday of that week. We will need a lot of help, especially on days celebrating our grandparents, but also the rest of the week. If you are willing to help out, please e-mail Heather Hartmann at

Please Remember: Students should not be dropped off before 7:30 a.m. unless the student has been properly enrolled in extended day. All students must be dismissed by Virginia Street, Van, Bus, Extended Day or Car Pool. Parents should not pull students from the line on the way to car pool or enter the gym to pick up car pool students. The car pool gate will open each day at approximately 2:45, after P.E. class. Patience is Golden at CTS.

Dates to Remember

9/15 Geography Club- 3:00-4:30 p.m.

9/15 – Deadline for ordering Anti-bullying T-shirts

9/23- Campus Clean-Up- 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.

9/24-9/28 United Way

9/28 Grandparents’ Day- K-2 @ 8:30 a.m.

9/29 Grandparents’ Day- 3-5 @ 8:30 a.m.

9/25-9/29- Book Fair

9/25 – Student Council Interest Meeting

9/29 – Deadline for Student Council Applications


Last year the yearbook was a huge success! This year it will be even better! The cost

of the yearbook, will be as follows (dates are school calendar days):

August 15th thru December 15th   $28.50

January 4th thru March 30th   $30

April 9th thru May 24th   $35 

Student’s Name:______________________________________ Grade:___________

Teacher:______________________________________ Date:___________________

__________Check number     $28.50 X _________ = ________________________

__________Money order



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