Two great concerts tonight. Way to go kindergarten and 1st grade!
New job posting for an elementary behavior specialist to start in August 2022: https://5il.co/1aon7 Apply by May 26, 2022.
Third-graders took a field trip to Huyck Preserve where they did a hands-on exploration of the stream ecosystem and went for a nature hike around the preserve. Students learned about the concepts of habitats and impacts of environmental change. They also learned how to catch crayfish and analyze different types of crayfish.
Our second graders got to learn and experience birds of prey today. Check back for more pictures soon.
3rd grade concert! Way to go everyone!
2nd grade spring concert! Awesome job everyone!
Your vote matters! The annual School Budget Vote & Board of Education Election is on Tuesday, May 17th (1-9 p.m. or by absentee ballot). Be an informed voter and learn about the proposed budget for the 2022-23 school year, Board of Education candidates, and other propositions on the ballot: https://www.cairodurham.org/page/budget22-23/
The teachers at CDE are amazing and our PTA organized a luncheon and admin traveled around with a coffee and treat cart. Our teachers go above and beyond for our students! Thank you for all you do.
#TBT (Throwback Thursday) Some photo booth fun at the CDE Special Person Dance in 2019! We are excited that the photo booth will be making a comeback at this year's Special Person Dance at CDE on Thursday, May 26th. Pre-sale tickets are available for $5 until 5/13 ($7 at the door). See the flyer for details: https://5il.co/18spe
May is Mental Health Awareness and Prevention Month. Did you know that mental health impacts our physical well-being and our ability to focus and learn in the classroom? While mental health is always a priority, these past couple of years have been especially difficult so it is more important than ever to care for ourselves and support others. During the month of May, we are encouraging all staff and students to wear green for Wellness Wednesdays. In addition to wearing green, we have shared our May Prevention calendar, provided by Twin Counties Recovery Services Inc. This calendar suggests healthy activities and coping strategies to help create a healthy mindset. Remember that everyone matters, your story matters and reach out if you need support! #mentalhealthmatters
For Arbor Day (April 29), Mrs. Pollard’s fifth grade class learned about trees from her father, Michael Pollard, who is a retired arborist (or person who specializes in care for trees and shrubs). He showed Google Slides while talking about trees and even used the interactive whiteboard feature on the new Promethean Board. The class had an awesome day learning all about trees!
Over the break, our IT team installed dozens of Promethean Boards in CDE classrooms. These interactive whiteboards are one of the newest innovations in instructional technology and they easily integrate with the Google Chromebooks and apps already used by faculty and students, making it easier for teachers to display and interact with content. The District used federal funds from the American Rescue Plan to purchase more than 80 Promethean Boards, which will be installed in almost every classroom in the district by September. Learn more: https://www.cairodurham.org/article/723459
At today’s kindergarten team meeting, Ms. Wilcox helped her colleagues learn the functions of the new Promethean board installed in every classroom #teachershelpingteachers
The local Girl Scout troop presented their bronze project idea to Mr. Stein and he approved! The project will help all the students at CDE. More info to come later this school year.
Mr. Stein, Mrs. Czech, and Deputy Espel’s therapy dog Mac wish you a wonderful spring break!!!
Last week students received positive referrals for exemplifying the trait of fairness. Congratulations to all and keep living #positivityinaction
5th grade students shared when someone showered them with kindness and when they showered someone with kindness as well #positivityinaction #kindness
Yesterday in Ms. Wilcox and Mrs. Light’s class, Q and U got “married” so they can work together and create lots of words. All other letters in the alphabet were in attendance (the students)
Parents/guardians of students aged 5-12, sign up for one or all of these free webinars hosted by Twin County recovery Services: https://www.cairodurham.org/article/698372
We have three new job postings for teaching positions: middle school science, K-5 elementary teacher, and K-12 English as a New Language. Get details here: https://www.cairodurham.org/browse/246137