***HUSKY CONNECTIONS*** Week of March 14 ~ 18

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Husky Connections
3/14 ~ 18

Good evening Husky friends and families!  Hope everyone had a great weekend, and by now, you should have forwarded your clocks for daylight savings time! Although we dislike losing an hours sleep, we are so excited for Spring and longer days ahead! We would like to thank those who made it to our PTA meeting on Tuesday night, and would like to thank Mr. Caldwell as well, for giving the kids a safe place to be playing in the gym to make it possible for more parents to attend the meeting.

Here is what is happening this week at CHE:

3.16 Second Grade Field-Trip
3.17 Spring Conferences ***Early Dismissal @ 12:15 pm***
3.18 Spring Conferences ***Early Dismissal @ 12:15 pm***

Looking Ahead

No School, Waiver Day
4.1 ​Student of the Month Assembly, 9:30 am


Let’s get ready to Run!! The 2016 Crescent Heights Marathon dates have been set! The Marathon will occur th-3th-4every Tuesday and Thursdays, April 12- May 26th with 2 additional running days on Wednesday April 20th and May 18th during lunch recess.  Sign-up fliers were sent home on Friday, for students and volunteers,  so please make sure to look for that, and return it to school prior to April 1st. If you are interested in volunteering for this years Marathon, please visit our sign-up genius page at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0A49AFAB2DA3FC1-2016. The most important times for volunteering,  is during the first few weeks and during the first two recesses. If you have any questions in regards to the Marathon, please Contact Morgan Meyers at morganmeyers24@hotmail.com or 253-209-4746. Thank you in advance, and we look forward to seeing everyone on the track!

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Meeting-clip-artThis year, our school is in the first year of implementation of PBiS (Positive Behavior Instructional Supports), which is part of the Tacoma Whole Child Initiative. PBiS is a research-based system of supports that emphasized a proactive approach to defining, teaching and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create a school environment that promotes not just academic growth, but interpersonal skills, too. This year, our school has been focused on common areas in our school (hallways, cafeteria, bathrooms and playground) in establishing common expectations and language for kids. One of the most promising pieces of research with PBiS is how it not only supports kids’ social-emotional and behavioral learning, but there is a strong correlation between PBiS schools and increased academic achievement.

Want to know more about PBiS? Here are three ways to know more about this program.
1.  You can check out the PBiS website (http://www.pbis.org/). This website is filled with article, research, and tips. Be sure to check out the Family section of the website! (2) You can visit the TWCI website:(http://www.tacoma.k12.wa.us/information/departments/studentlife/pages/twci.aspx). This website has information and videos, specific to the work we are doing as a district.
3.  You can attend Tacoma’s first TWCI Showcase. On Tuesday, March 15, our district will be hosting a TWCI/PBiS event, to share with our community about the exciting and promising work our school are doing. Below, is an invitation from Dr. Garcia, TPS Deputy Superintendent, to this event, which our school will be represented, along with our sister schools. It’s going to be a great opportunity to not only share the work we are doing at Crescent Heights, but what we can also learn from our peers as well. We hope you can make it!

When: Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Time: 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Mt. Tahoma High School Gymnasium

Please RSVP through this link: http://washington.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eKX7FZMOxa4cBc9

In Partnership,
Sean McGeeney
Principal, Crescent Heights Elementary

Thank you for reading, and please continue to stay informed!  We hope everyone has a great week!

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