csNewsletter 3-12-15

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csNewsletter 3-12-15
School Vision: Through the collaboration of students, parents, the community and staff, all children can recognize and achieve their fullest potential.
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An Optional Program~Focus: Enriched Academics
Cummings School
"Where Education Is EVERYBODY'S Business"
1037 Cummings Street~Memphis, Tennessee
Telephone:901-416-7810 Fax:901-416-7812
Volume 11, Number 25
March 12, 2015
Lisa M. Frieson, Principal
Howard L. Smith, Asst. Principal
Spring Break
March 16th-March 20th
Report Card Issued
April 1, 2015
Honors and Awards
Program
April 8, 2015
Grades: 6-8~9:00 a.m.
Grades: K-5~1:30 p.m.
Cummings School was selected to host the DESTINATION 2025 Kick Off Celebration
led by Superintendent Dorsey Hopson on Wednesday, March 4th. Our 2nd grade and 8th
grade students played an active role in the presentation. The celebration was streamed
live on 88.5 FM, Cable 19, and K97 and Grizz was apart of the program to help
celebrate the new goals. You can log on to scsk12.org to watch the video and hear
more about the 80/90/100% Strategic Plan for Student Success.
Congratulations to our Eaglette Dance Team! They participated in the Ultimate
Showdown Dance Competition at Manassas High School and won 1st Place in
their division. We are so proud of them and their accomplishment!
Math
Problem of the WeeK
Directions: Complete this activity with your child.
Design five new Olympic events related to math. Explain how
participants would compete and how the gold, silver, and bronze
medal-winners would be decided.
Be sure to complete your child's Optional School
Renewal Form for the 2015-2016 school year and
turn it in to their homeroom teacher.
Our Junior Optimist Club has been leading a fundraising project to benefit
the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The 'Pasta for Pennies Project' began
on March 3rd and will end on March 13th. The funds collected will be
donated to local organizations to fund research to eliminate childhood
cancer. Please encourage your child to continue bringing in as many pennies
or other coins they would like to donate toward this effort.
We are looking forward to reaching our goal of $2,500.00.
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The mission of Cummings School is to ensure measurable success for all students as determined by state and national standards by educating them to read with comprehension, write
clearly, compute accurately, think, reason, use technological means to solve problems, and have an awareness of ethical standards that promote justice, peace, and social concern. By the
end of the eighth grade, all students will meet or exceed the Tennessee standards and be ready to enter middle school prepared to do grade level work without need for remediation.
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