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    PTA Family Game Night - January 26

    Student Holiday / Staff Workday - February 20  

  • We are entering the last few days of January and time flies when you love what you do!  Thank you for your continuous support! Next month we will learn one of the most important habits- Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood. This is the habit of empathic communication.

    Communication is one of the most important skills in life. We spend years learning how to read, write, and speak. But what about listening? What training have we had that enables us to listen so we really, deeply understand another person? Probably none, right?

    If you’re like most people, you probably seek first to be understood; you want to get your point across. In doing so, you may ignore the other person completely, pretend that you’re listening, selectively hear only certain parts of the conversation or attentively focus on only the words being said, but miss the meaning entirely. Because most people listen with the intent to reply, not to understand. Consequently, you decide prematurely what the other person means before they finish communicating.  

    We cannot wait to develop this habit to encourage and equip ourselves to be empathic listeners.  We whole body listen to one another- with our eyes, our ears, and our hearts.

    1. Our next Parent University will be offered on January 31st from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Rooster Springs Elementary School!  Please click here for information.

    2. Mark your calendars for February 1st at 3:45 pm for our Campus Advisory Council Public Meeting.  Dr. Tudor will review our Texas Academic Performance Report (based on State Assessment). Shout out to our staff for the designation of Closing the Gap! Click here for a quick look.

    3. Advanced Academics and Acceleration Information Night coming soon!  Click here for the details.

    4. Unable to attend last week’s parent coffee?   Here is the introduction to our Leader in Me book study.

    5. Want to know what's been happening in our CL&I so far this year? Click here for a snapshot of some awesome stats! If you would like to donate a book to our library in honor of your child's birthday, please visit this website

    6. Please consider hosting a station! Our CSE Cultures Around the World Celebration will take place on Thursday, February 23rd starting at 6:00 PM. A community potluck will begin at 6:00 PM followed by a third-grade music performance and culture activity stations. If you are interested in being part of this event there are opportunities to bring food items for a potluck or run an activity station. Please fill out this form by January 27th if you are interested in helping highlight the many wonderful cultures representative of our CSE families. 

    7. ATTENTION 3RD-5TH GRADE FAMILIES: Fitnessgram is coming!  Click here for more information.

    8. Apex is coming soon! 

    9. Share a kind note with a CSES staff member HERE! JUST TAKES A MOMENT AND LEAVES A HUGE IMPACT.

    CSE PTA Updates - January 26

    - Join us tonight (Thursday, January 26) for PTA Family Game Night, 6-7 pm in the Cafeteria! Bring your favorite board game to play with friends. PTA will also provide some games, prizes, and light refreshments, and CSE teachers will be sharing some math fluency games.

    - Huge THANK YOU to our Art Appreciation volunteers for helping out with our Michelangelo Sistine Chapel project this week. Check out social media for pics! 

    2022-23 Yearbooks can still be ordered HERE! 5th Grade Shout-Outs are also available for +$10 (text only) or +$20 (text plus photo). If you aren't sure if you already ordered, you can check that at the order link as well.

    - Save the Date - our next PTA General Meeting will be on Tuesday, February 14, at 8:00 am. We will cover regular business, including the formation of a Nominating Committee to recommend PTA officers for the 23-24 school year.