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December 6th, 2019
Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break and is looking forward to a longer break in just two short weeks. This semester has really flown by!
Earlier this week, you received a message about our upcoming technology roll-out. Next semester, on January 15th, Cornerstone will be the last middle school in the district to participate in digital expansion that results in a 1-to-1 technology ratio for students. All CSA students will be provided a Chromebook, case and charger. There is a $25 non-refundable insurance fee associated with the Chromebook to cover normal wear-and-tear and any damages. The hope is that students’ Chromebooks will become an essential part of their learning, fully integrated into instruction, and as important to bring as a notebook or pencil. Of course, there are expectations for students related to these devices that we will go over and preview for parents at our upcoming parent technology meeting on Tuesday, December 10th at 6:00 p.m. We hope you will attend the meeting to get answers to any questions you may have and hear more about the technology roll-out process. Students will be receiving forms associated with their Chromebook on Wednesday, December 11th. These forms, along with the $25 fee (check made payable to Cornerstone Academy), must be returned to your child’s homeroom teacher prior to Friday, December 20th.
Do you know anyone that might be interested in having their child attend Cornerstone? The choice application is currently open, so encourage them to apply. If they’d like to know more, we offer a tour every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30. We’re happy to show them around!
Our amazing band and dance students are ready to perform for you. Next week, following the PTA meeting on Thursday evening, our talented musicians and dancers are ready to show off what they’ve been practicing for months. We’re excited to see what they’ve been working on, and we hope you’ll attend what is sure to be an entertaining evening – Wednesday, December 12th at 6:30 p.m in the auditorium.
Please make note of the following upcoming dates:
- Tuesday, December 10th
Parent Technology Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 11th Chromebook forms sent home
- Wednesday, December 11th
Progress reports sent home
- Thursday, December 12th
PTA General Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.
- Thursday, December 12th Fine Arts Revue (band/dance) @ 6:30 p.m.
Have a great weekend!
CSA Donation Drive – Oct. 28th – Nov. 22nd