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‘Ats á Yázhí Bi'ólta' Bá'hané Crownpoint Elementary School Newsletter Haígo Honeení Béé´ildah

‘Atsá Yázhí Bi'ólta' Bá'hané Crownpoint Elementary School Newsletter

Haígo Honeení Béé´ildah (Celebrating Winter) CES Native American Week

Crownpoint Elementary cele- brated Native American week in December. The theme was called Haígo Honeení Béé´ildah, Celebrating Winter. On Moday, the school opened festivities by wearing moccasins, Tuesday was Navajo Clan K‟é day. Students decorated family trees with pictures and clans. Students decorated class room doors and bulletin boards on Wednesday. Wedneday evening the Crownpoint Gym/Cafeteria was buzzing with excitement with the Ms. CES Priencess and Young Brave Pagent. There were a total of 8 young ladies that ran for the crown on Ms. Crownpoint Elementary, and this year there were 3 boys that ran for Young Brave of CES. The week continued on Thursday with grand parents coming to class

rooms to share Navajo stories. As

a finally to a festive week the

new Miss Crownpoint Elementary and Young Brave were crowned at an assembly that featured as the keynote speaker,

Miss Eastern Navajo, Khrissy Enditto. Ms. Enddito is the 2009- 2010 Miss Eastern Navajo from Smith Lake, New Mexico. In her address, Ms. Enddito offered words of enouragement and challenged the students to “read more books and turn off the video games”. Also, on Friday Jamie Ayze (Laguna) performed

a Laguna Butterfly dance at the

assembly. Her Uncles Lincoln Encino and Harold Kiyate of Laguna provided the song and drum, as students and staff dressed in traditional attire to round out the week.

The committee would like to

thank all those involved in putting on a wonderful exibition of the Navajo Culture as well as cultures from other tribes.

of the Navajo Culture as well as cultures from other tribes. Princess Pageant Contestant Adrian Long

Princess Pageant Contestant Adrian Long Grinds Corn in Traditional Talent

Principal’s Message Irowena L. Whitehair

Ya'at'eeh families, as 2nd quarter comes to an end our staff have been working hard with teaching, fund-raising, practicing for Christmas pro- gram, planning for the last half of the year and also edit- ing our new school floor plans. It has been an exciting first half of the year so far. Please thank any staff mem- ber you see at CES because we are all working together to ensure our students are safe and learning! Also we would like your help in our efforts to stop bullying at CES. This

week we were fortunate to have two members, Donna- leigh Dedman and Roberta Hanna from Office of Youth Development help students complete surveys and presen- tations on bullying. Please talk to your children about bullying. We are in the proc- ess of developing parent/ guardian workshops as well. Also, please have your chil- dren here on time every day. We will continue to contact those who have too many truancies and absentees. Lastly, January will be our

next testing cycle. Your chil- dren are given another oppor- tunity to make proficiency on these tests and receive an award on our next awards night in February. In order to do great on these tests our students need to be here every day and on time while also doing their best in their classes. CES staff wishes all families and the community a very merry Christmas and happy new year. Please travel safely to your destinations, we will see you next year!

safely to your destinations, we will see you next year! December 2010 CES Happenings Native American

December 2010

CES Happenings

Native American Week Dec. 6-10we will see you next year! December 2010 CES Happenings CES Eagles Basketball Dec. 14 Winter

CES Eagles Basketball Dec. 14December 2010 CES Happenings Native American Week Dec. 6-10 Winter Bazaar Dec. 15 Student / Parent

Winter Bazaar Dec. 15Native American Week Dec. 6-10 CES Eagles Basketball Dec. 14 Student / Parent Appreciation Awards Dec.

Student / Parent Appreciation Awards Dec. 166-10 CES Eagles Basketball Dec. 14 Winter Bazaar Dec. 15 CES Parent Goal Team Country /

CES Parent Goal Team Country / Western Dance Dec. 17 9 p.m. featuring LaredoBazaar Dec. 15 Student / Parent Appreciation Awards Dec. 16 GMCS Winter Break Dec. 10 —

GMCS Winter Break Dec. 10— Jan. 3, 2011 Jan. 3, 2011

Class News:

Kindergarten

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1st Grade

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2nd Grade

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3rd Grade

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4th Grade

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5th Grade

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Kindergarten

First Grade

‘Atsá Yázhí Bi'ólta' Bá'hané

Ms. Smith & Ms. Maxwell

At the Christmas Program this year, we will be singing Deck the Halls and Rudy La La. We are also reviewing for our Dibel assessment, which the students take three times a year. We are getting ready for our winter parties on Friday December 17, 2010.

Some things you can work on during the winter break are having your students working with numbers, read, and work- ing with letters sounds. We would like to continue progressing and not regress- ing during the break. Have a safe holiday and New Year.

ing during the break. Have a safe holiday and New Year. Can you believe how quickly

Can you believe how quickly the year is passing by? We have all been so busy doing math, reading, writing, and our other work that we have hardly noticed the time.

The first grade students are continuing to work on addition and subtraction, word problems, shapes, counting money, telling time, and of course, counting and writing numbers to 100 or more!

We are also trying to learn as many of the sight words as possible so we can become excellent readers. We need help from home to be successful. Remember to have your child read at least 20 minutes every day, even during vacation. Practice doing math problems, too. We want to be pre- pared for the testing that is coming up after vacation. We‟ll be doing the Dibels

test in reading and the SCA test in math. The more we practice the better we will be. So, READ! READ! READ!

Our spelling words go along with our Reading, so be sure to practice them also. Many are vocabulary words.

We want to remind the parents of how important it is for children to be at school every day unless they are ill. Much of what we do is as a group and we can‟t send home that type of work to be made up. Then the student has missed out on some of the information needed to con- tinue when returning to school.

Thank you for your continued support of our students in having them doing and returning their homework!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

them doing and returning their homework! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! Second Grade Ms. Ward & Ms. Looman It

Second Grade

Ms. Ward & Ms. Looman

It is hard to believe that it is almost Winter Break and the end of the second quarter. In reading, we have been busy learning how to find the main idea of a story and how to iden- tify details. We have been writing fairytales and discussing what makes a fairytale. In math, we have been having fun surveying our classmates and then putting the data we gath- ered into tally charts, bar graphs and picto- graphs. We also have been learning to tell time to the quarter hour. Please help your child practice telling time using “quarter past, quar- ter till, half past, etc.” Also, we will be admin- istering out mid-term math and reading assess-

ments as soon as we return from break, so please have your child read and work on their math skills over break! We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and a very happy new year!

everyone has a wonderful holiday and a very happy new year! Native American Week Door Decorating
everyone has a wonderful holiday and a very happy new year! Native American Week Door Decorating

Native American Week Door Decorating Contest Entry. Mrs. Looman’s Class.

Volume 1, Issue 1 Third Grade Mrs. Willie & Ms. Sandoval Page 3 The Third

Volume 1, Issue 1

Third Grade

Mrs. Willie & Ms. Sandoval

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The Third Grade Christmas Party will be held on Friday, December 17 th from 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm. If you would like to do- nate any items for snacks, we would greatly appreciate your contribution. We will be combining both 3 rd grade class- rooms for our party however; you do not have to provide snacks for the whole third grade, just your child‟s classroom.

We realize that many people are strug- gling this time of the year and if you are unable to provide gifts for exchange; we understand. The students have decided to draw names this year and exchange gifts with students in their class.

Our class will be singing Frosty the

Fourth Grade

Ms. Martin & Ms. Brodie

Snowman and Let It Snow at this year‟s Christmas Program. You are welcome to join us for this special event.

Students will be given extra homework for the Winter Break and extra credit grade for returning their completed work.

Ms. Sandovals class won 1 st place/Pizza Party and Mrs. Willie‟s class won 2 nd place/Root Beer Float Party for Native American Week Activities. Thanks so much to all parents / guardians for help- ing your child complete their clan charts and family trees.

Finally, the 3-5 th grade classes had a Na- vajo Taco Sale at the Rug Auction, for

our fundraiser. We will let you know how much our class made, thank you for do- nating and supporting our students. We will notify you about our next fundraising activity. If you have any ideas for fund- raising; we welcome your suggestions. Any questions or concerns please contact us.

Happy Holidays!

Any questions or concerns please contact us. Happy Holidays! Fifth Grade Ms. Forde & Mr. Looman

Fifth Grade

Ms. Forde & Mr. Looman

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the 4th Grade classes. We hope you have safe holidays with families and friends.

We have completed the first semester with improvements in all academic areas.

Over the two and a half weeks of Decem- ber, the fifth graders have been working on multi-digit multiplica- tion and multiple digit division, along with factoring number and learning the different properties of multipli- cation.

In reading they have covered the differ- ences between fact and opinions, finding the main ideas of a selection, along with drawing conclusions and making infer- ences about a piece.

During this time we have also put in a good amount of time with the Native American week and Christmas activities. A congratulations goes out to the stu- dents of Mr. Looman‟s class for coming

out to the stu- dents of Mr. Looman‟s class for coming in third in the Native

in third in the Native American week point accumulation.

We would like to thank the upper grade parents for their donations re- ceived for the Taco Sale last Friday night at the Rug Auction.

We wish everyone a happy and safe holi- day season, and encourage parents to keep their child up on their reading and academic skills. We will be sending home a study packet for the children to practice with over the break.

We‟ll see you “next year”!

We will be sending home a study packet for the children to practice with over the

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Fax: 505-721-1599 Website: http://cpe.gmcs.k12.nm.us Creating a Foundation for Life Long Learners We‟re on the

Creating a Foundation for Life Long Learners

We‟re on the WEB! http://

cpe.gmcs.k12.nm.us

Learners We‟re on the WEB! http:// cpe.gmcs.k12.nm.us Counselors Message By Whitney Wolf, CPE Counselor I have
Learners We‟re on the WEB! http:// cpe.gmcs.k12.nm.us Counselors Message By Whitney Wolf, CPE Counselor I have

Counselors Message

By Whitney Wolf, CPE Counselor

I have listed some behaviors of school counselors made by spell- ing out the word

Smiling is what I like to do. Try it - I think you will like it too! (It takes 4 mus- cles to smile and it makes you feel good! It takes 44 muscles to frown) Everyone is important! What talents do you have helping others to be the best that they can be?

Responsibility is something you have to learn and I will hold you accountable for your choices. By doing so, you will learn responsibility, some sooner than others.

So you see a counselor has a big job to do and nothing to me is more important than you!

C-O-U-N-S-E-L-O-R

Counselors are the people in the school looking out for students.

Offering a place to talk about problems or concerns you may have. Listening is a
Offering a place to talk about problems or
concerns you may have.
Listening is a skill I have learned along
with other skills, and I would like sharing
them with you.
Understanding and sharing knowledge to
help you: „Be the best you can be!‟
Offering help and care to those in need:
Students – Teachers – Parents – Staff –
Principal.
Nice and helpful being your friend: Two
very important qualities of friendship.