March 6, 2020
Happy Friday! I hope you all had a great week and are looking forward to one more week before spring break.
This week’s staff shout-out goes to the amazing Ms. Kim, one of our 7th grade social studies teachers. I had the privilege of spending some time in Ms. Kim’s classroom this week, and I was especially impressed with how knowledgeable, nurturing and calm she is with students. Her passion for teaching and love for Cornerstone is evident from the moment you walk in. She’s a relatively new addition to the CSA family, and we hope she’s here to stay for many years to come. Thanks, Ms. Kim! Keep up the great work!
Speaking of great work…come see what our talented CSA artists have been up to this year! The SBISD Spring Art Show is at the AYAM behind WAIS. These CSA students have amazing art on display! Please see the attached flyer from Mrs. Pena and Mrs. Valore. spring show 20 generic.pdf
Earlier this week, you should have received an email regarding the change in our bell schedule for next year. Just to recap, CSA will change our start time to 8:00 a.m. and our dismissal time to 3:30 p.m. Additionally, we will no longer have monthly early dismissal days. I have attached the letters, and, should you have any questions, we are here to help. AOC CSA WAIS-Families PB-SV.pdf AOC CSA WAIS-Families Spanish-SV Final.pdf
Every week gets us closer and closer to our fantastic Birthday Bash celebration. Pre-registration, ticket pre-sales, and volunteer opportunities are LIVE! You should have received your parent information packet on during student-led conferences. If you didn’t, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to take advantage of the pre-sale incentives to get extra raffle tickets. There will be fantastic items in the raffle and in the silent auction. From mechanical bull riding to henna designs to donut bobbing, you will also want plenty of tickets to experience all the fun activities. This is a fabulous way to support our school and enjoy some family fun. Visit the Birthday Bash website for all the details. charityauction.bid/csabdaybash2020
With the flu, strep and everything else going around, Nurse Roy would like to remind everyone about good practices – frequent handwashing, cover your cough, and stay home if you’re feeling ill. Please see the link for more information. (https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html )
Just a reminder…last minute transportation changes and reminders for students need to be received before 2:30 p.m. Our front office staff works very hard to make sure everyone gets messages and ends up in the right spot, and your help with this is very appreciated.
8th graders headed to Spring Woods HS next year have an opportunity to attend a summer strength and conditioning program. Please see the attached flyer for more information. SAC FLYER MS.jpg
Please make note of these upcoming dates
- Monday, March 9th Practice STAAR – 6th & 7th math; Algebra
- Tuesday, March 10th Practice STAAR – 6th & 7th reading; 8th science & social studies
- Tues & Thurs, March 10th/12th Talent Show rehearsals – after school — auditorium
- Wednesday, March 11th Progress reports go home
- Friday, March 13th Talent Show @ 1:10
- March 16th – 20th SPRING BREAK!
Have a great weekend!
February 21, 2020
Happy Friday! It’s hard to believe there is only one more week in February, and spring break is only three weeks away.
Our staff shout-out for this week goes to a very hard-working teacher…Mrs. Jessica Hennig! Her students achieve year after year as a result of her relentless dedication…and I do mean relentless. If you’ve been in her classroom, you’ll first notice how knowledgeable she is and her methodical approach to instruction. Students benefit from immediate feedback, and there are no exceptions when it comes to learning. A couple weeks ago around 4:30 on a Friday afternoon, I tried to get her to leave the building…but she wouldn’t because there was still work to be done. She is truly a practitioner of math, and we are so lucky as a campus to have her. Thank you, Mrs. Hennig for all you do to make our students successful.
What do you get when you combine a fun photo booth, a henna artist, lots of food, a rock wall, crazy inflatable games, and a bunch of awesome middle schoolers and their families? Well, the CSA Birthday Bash, of course! Make sure it’s on your calendar to attend, Friday, April 17th. Be on the lookout next week for a packet of information detailing all the ways you can support CSA through Birthday Bash. We need all our families to volunteer in at least one way (or in several ways) to help make this event a huge success.
On the topic of those Birthday Bash packets, you’ll find those on the “take home” side of folders at our student-led conferences on Wednesday, February 26th. Come hear from your child how things are going in their classes. Teachers will also be available to answer questions, but we call them “student-led” for a reason, so show up at one of our three times with your student. Please see the attached flyer for times. Student Led Flyer 2019-2020.pub
While you’re on campus for student-led conferences, don’t forget to stop by the Scholastic Book Fair being held in the hallway by the library. Mrs. Vergult will be there, along with our fantastic parent volunteer-cashiers, ready to help you with your order. The book fair will run from Monday, February 24th to Friday, February 28th, so come check it out!
Are you still trying to complete your ten volunteer hours? Our pottery class is in need of help. It really helps the class run smoothly when there are two adults present, so volunteers are needed. You do not have to know anything about pottery…training is available. If you’d like more information, please contact Sonia Settipallli at email@example.com
Lastly, art makes our lives better and more beautiful, and you can’t get better that art created by our fabulous students. Please see the attachment from Mrs. Valore and Mrs. Pena. Cornerstone students’ art, along with art from other SBISD schools, will be displayed at the Annual Spring Art Show on March 6th. Come see what our students have created and buy a piece to take home! Spring Art Show.pdf
Please make note of these upcoming dates
- Monday, February 24th Talent Show audition after school
- Tuesday, February 25th 6th grade on-campus science field trip
- Wednesday, February 26th Student Led Conferences
- Wednesday, February 26th Early Dismissal at noon
- Thursday, February 27th 8th grade George Ranch field trip
Have a great weekend!
CSA Nomination Committee for 2020/2021 Annette Wilburn – Chair- firstname.lastname@example.org Ashley Michels – email@example.com Tien San Lucas – firstname.lastname@example.org Sa Nguyen – email@example.com Leslie Appling – Irbappling@gmail.com GET INVOLVED!! We are looking to fill a few positions and it’s a great way to get to know the Community and help the School..if you are interested in any open position, please …
March 6, 2020 Cornerstone Families, Happy Friday! I hope you all had a great week and are looking forward to one more week before spring break. This week’s staff shout-out goes to the amazing Ms. Kim, one of our 7th grade social studies teachers. I had the privilege of spending some time in Ms. Kim’s …