Cline students were treated to special performances by the Friendswood Highschool Theater department. They put on a Bucket Filler play that incorporated many of the songs that our students have learned over the past few years. The central theme of the play was to be a bucket filler and not a bucket dipper. Cline students have been taught by their teachers and the school adminstrators what it means to be a bucket filler. We value each other's differences and we will stand up for each other. I am so proud that our students were able to see these older students be role models.
Book Fair is going on now.
Online shopping runs from Nov. 18 - Dec. 5. You can shop by clicking this link below.
Students and parents may purchase book in the library Nov. 28 - Dec. 2. The Book Fair hours are from 7:30 - 3:00.
Students will be making a wish list and bringing it home to share with their families.
Every year in October we talk with our students about the importance of being good digital citizens. We know that curating good digital citizens is vital to their future successes. At each grade level we focused on specific aspects of being a good digital citizen. These conversations will continue through out the school year as we continue to provide our students with opportunities to demonstrate digital citizenship.
In Kindergarten, we focused on going places safely online. The emphasis with students was to make sure to always ask for permission before getting on a device, only talk to people they know and make sure that they are always visiting a 'just right' place for them.
In First grade, we focused on their digital footprint. All First grade students will be piloting a program called SeeSaw. This app will allow them to share information (projects and school activities) with a specific audience. More information about this program will be sent home in the future. We spent our time discussing what types of things are appropriate to share online.
Our Second and Third grade students focused on passwords. We discussed why passwords are necessary, who they should be shared with and how to create a secure password. In addition, we reviewed what it means to be a good digital citizen in general.
Many of the lessons and resources we used came from Common Sense Media.
In 2016 our school was named a Common Sense Media certified school.
What is Dot Day?
The first week of school has come and gone and we couldn't be happier with the start of the 2016-2017 school year! A few reminders for tonight and tomorrow night: you will be in your child's classroom, the orientation begins at 6:15, please do not park in the reserved parking spaces at the front of the school, a PTO meeting precedes both parent orientation nights, the PTO meeting begins at 5:30, and there will be shuttle service provided (see below).
We want Cline's Parent Orientation Nights to be an enjoyable experience for your family. In an effort to relieve overcrowding and for safety purposes we have partnered with The Church of Latter-day Saints located at 505 Deseret Drive to run shuttles starting at 5:45pm Wednesday, August 31 and Thursday, September 1to Cline until 7:40pm.
Please click on the link to see more details:
We look forward to seeing you!
The building is beginning to buzz with excitement as teachers are returning and setting up their classrooms. We are looking forward to seeing everyone next week at Meet and Greet.
Meet and Greet will be on August 17th
8:00a.m.- Kinder and Second grade
3:00p.m.- First and Third grade
Parents / Guardians,
Due to the inclement weather and the forecast for possible severe weather on Thursday and Friday, Splash Day / Field Day has been rescheduled for the following dates and times:
THURSDAY, MAY 26
3rd Grade 9:00AM - 11:00AM
2nd Grade 12:00PM - 2:00PM
FRIDAY, MAY 27
Kinder 9:00AM - 11:00AM
1st Grade 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Please sign up on the PTO website for your volunteer time! We have also added times for Set up and Take Down
We appreciate your understanding and hope that you can make adjustments to your schedule if you had planned to volunteer. The safety of our children is our highest priority and we hope for nice weather next week so that everyone wil have a wonderful end to another great year at Cline Elementary.
If you have any questions regarding volunteer times / sign ups please email Amy Hendrix at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cline teachers will be sending home your child's sign-up information this week! Be on the lookout for it. This program is for tracking the minutes that your child reads over the Summer. It does not provide the reading materials. Your student may read books they already own, books they check out or books they read online. Information about accessing our online and ebooks can be found under the resources tab.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is a term that many schools and educators have become familiar with over the years. STEM education has garnered a lot of attention lately. Studies are showing us that we are not in the business of preparing students for today's careers. Rather we are preparing them for the careers of tomorrow. Many of which have not yet been established. So how do we prepare students for careers that do not yet exist?
For many schools STEM education is the pathway to opening doors and possibilities to students. The following infographic gives insight into the state of STEM careers in the U.S.
So why STEAM instead of STEM? Cline Elementary has a history of providing a robust Fine Arts Day. The push for STEM has led into a transition of incorporating Fine Arts Day with STEM. The result is STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)! We were thrilled to plan this day and see how much the students enjoyed participating in all activities.
Here are a few pictures from the day. Please ask your child about their favorite activity.
The sound of baby chicks is a sound of Spring at Cline. Back in March four classrooms were selected to house the incubators. Students watched closely for 21 days!
We have approximately 70 chicks this year. Many of the chicks will go to farms in the Manvel area. These farmers look forward to receiving the chicks each year. The eggs were donated to our school from the Texas A&M Poultry Science Agriculture Farm.