Weekly News Aug 12

Weekly News Aug 12
Posted on 08/12/2019

Tennis Parent Meeting - TODAY at 5:30 after practice.

Middle School Softball - Tryouts TODAY after school.  Girls must have a current sports physical to try out.

1st-4th Orientation - Tuesday 8/13.  Attend a session in your child's classroom at either 5:00 or 5:45 to hear grade-specific information for the year.  Sessions are the same, so come whenever is best for you.  If you have multiple children in grades 1-4, this hopefully enables you to attend a session for each child.  If you bring your students, please keep them with you and don't turn them loose in the school or send them to the Gym.

5th-8th Orientation - Thursday 8/15.  Sessions will be at 5:00 and 6:00.  Sessions are the same, so parents with multiple children in different grades can hear the information for each child.  At 5:40 there will be a meeting for ALL four grades in the Auditorium to cover technology, music and sports.  Please make sure to attend at that time as well as a session for your student's grade.  If your student attends, please keep them with you and not in the hallway or Gym.

Car Rider Tags - Whoever picks up your student in the car rider line MUST  have a CSLA-issued hang tag.  If this tag is not displayed, you will be asked to park and come into the building to sign your student out.  This is for their SAFETY!!  Different teachers do car duty at different times, so please don't assume they'll know who you are.  Email Jennifer Parris if you need an additional tag and it will come home with your student.  Tags are free in August - after that they are $1.  You can also purchase a CSLA key ring for $1 if you are a parent who parks and walks to line up outside the Auditorium for dismissal - see Jennifer for that as well.

Tennis Court Parking - WOOHOO!  A new lot has opened to give us more parking spaces in front of the tennis court off East Brainerd Rd.  This is an exciting relief to our parking probs!

Volunteers - Volunteer sign-ups have begun on the website.  Click the Volunteer quick link or look under For Parents for Volunteer Opportunities.  Please sign up if you plan to come volunteer so work can be prepared for you and your time is used effectively.  Check these listings often!

PTA Membership - Join the PTA!  They will have a table set up at Orientation on both nights and will send home information soon.  We are so fortunate to have a PTA that does a LOT for our teachers and students, so come be a part of it!  Help will be needed all through the year and ANYONE is welcome to attend the PTA Board Meetings on the first Thursday of each month at 5:30.  This is a great way to be involved!

No Cell Phones in the Parking Lot - Please stay off your phone - even on speaker phone - while you are in our parking lots and car lines.  We need your attention on our teachers on duty and our students - help us keep everyone safe!

Opt-In for Texts - Please opt-in to receive texts from CSLA throughout the year.  You must do this from the phone that was listed as a mother or father cell phone when you did online registration.  Text YES to 67587.

Facebook - Join the CSLA Facebook page!  Search for CSLA and you'll be added.  Please note that this page is for current CSLA parents and staff ONLY.  Extra family, neighbors, friends, etc. will not be added.  Encourage them to look for the Friends of CSLA page instead.

Twitter - Follow us @WeAreCSLA and repost all the good news we share so the community can see what we already know is true - CSLA is AMAZING!!

Calendar - Check out the website calendar.  It has conference dates on it, holidays, the weird half-days we'll have this year and lots of other information.  

Free/Reduced Lunch - If you'd like to see if you qualify for this service, you can find a direct link to the webpage for it on our home page under For Parents then Cafeteria.  This is a wonderful help available to our families - take advantage of it if you can!

Finally, all of our new Kindergarteners will join us on Wednesday.  Please be extra patient and extra mindful and extra friendly in the car line and hallways as we welcome them and they and their families learn the ropes!  We have LOTS of new families here at CSLA this year and are so glad they are a part of our community of caring and lifelong learning.  Say hello to new faces and help them navigate throughout the year.

We know this will be our BEST YEAR YET!  Exciting news is coming soon and you'll be even prouder to be a part of our CSLA family!  Have a great week!

Jennifer Parris
Parent Involvement Coordinator

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