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Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730

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Dr. Knechtel

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Celebrating Staples Stores, our Fabulous PTO, and Parent Support and Involvement at CC

Dear Coyote Family-

It is hard to believe that we are finishing up our 6th week of school! Time truly flies when you are doing what you enjoy doing! Not only are we thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to be a part of preparing your children for the future that awaits them in the technological and informational age, but we also enjoy our partnerships with the best parents in the world. Bold statement but I feel it is justified. Let me explain just a few reasons why this principal is blessed beyond his tiny frame!

                At Back to School Night, while getting to know the parents in her class, one of our teachers found out that a parent worked for Staples. Excitedly and half-jokingly she asked if we could get supplies from them. “Sure!” was the reply, “What do you want?” The teacher then asked for a pencil sharpener. The parent said he would arrange for supplies to be given to the school (jumping to the end of this story, the parent explained that giving to local schools is at the heart of the company; it’s the way they do business. Yay Staples!!). A truck was sent from our district office, and it returned with 4 pallets of supplies! After breaking down the 60+ totes and an assortment of boxes, our stage was filled to overflowing with pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, computer accessories, electronic accessories, and an abundance of things we will be using for teacher appreciation and our student PRIDE Store. While I do not know the actual dollar amount of the value of the donation, it has to be well into the thousands! So please join in me in a big Coyote howl for Staples! Ah-ooooooo!! And if you find yourself in need of anything for your home or office…find a Staples store and after making your purchases thank them for their generosity!

                I also want to share what our fabulous PTO has been up to and how they are blessing our students, staff, and community and how you can continue supporting them in their efforts for Coyote Canyon. In my 25 years in education I have never been so much in awe of the wonderful parents that partner with us at the school. Because of the PTO’s hard work, creative planning, and excellent recruiting of parent leaders and workers, and of course your willingness to join in with the many opportunities to serve and participate, our school and students are perpetually on the receiving end of our parents’ generosity of time and money. For example, our PTO has paid for the following;

  • $8,000 for classroom supplies (those extra things that the budget does not pay for)

  • $8,000 for field trips

  • $6,000 for assemblies

  • $6,500 for AR/STAR Reading program

  • $6,000 for NEW intervention and extended learning through Ticket to Read and V-Math

  • $2,000 for an NEW assessment program for all of our students K-4

  • $12,000 for 300 new chairs for our MPR

This is absolutely phenomenal and almost beyond comprehension and you are the ones that make this possible! Thank you, each of you for your part in making this our reality. Ah-ooooo!

                With this in mind, thank you for your participation already in the Fall Fundraiser! I have been told by many students that they are excited about putting a whipped cream pie in my face! That’s awesome! Keep the box tops coming in (10 cents each!), and make plans to contribute to our costume collection and plan on attending our Second Annual Monster bash on Friday, October 24th! The plans are to completely fill our blacktop with food, fun and activities. Look for announcements coming out soon! Also, stay up to date by “liking” our PTO on Facebook: Coyote Canyon Elementary PTO.

                Adding to all of the above, we had four wonderful parents step up and put their names forward to serve on our School Site Council for the 2014/15 and 2015/16 school years. Thank you to the many who returned the ballots that overwhelmingly showed support for each of the four candidates.  Please join me in welcoming our new School Site Council members; Cheryl Delgado, Carina Gutierrez, Monique Jantz, and Kevin McCreary! Our 5th School Site Council member, Jeannie Mozquedo, has agreed to return and finish her two-year commitment to the council.  Ah-ooooo!

                Finally, we look forward to parent conferences coming up during the week of September 29th- October 3rd. Teachers are in the process of scheduling these conferences for each of their students. Thank you in advance for making the sacrifices of time and effort to build our parent/teacher partnerships even stronger with your child’s learning in mind.

It’s been a great start to the school year. Thank you for your part in making that a reality!

Thanks as always,

Dr. Knechtel- Principal

Kinder Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures

Kinder Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

Information for Parents

The following changes are being explained at Back to School night and being put into place on Thursday, August 22nd. The reason for the changes is student safety; a priority for us! Having heard the concerns from parents, and having the drop off and pick up area so close to the street, we are choosing to have the kindergarten children dropped off at the gate to the playground, led inside, and supervised by teachers in the fenced in area immediately upon their arrival. For the same reason, we are also now having students picked up from their classrooms inside the building instead of releasing them from the grass area. Thank you for your understanding and support as we seek to ensure the safety of all our students.

Early Birds: Drop Off 8:10- 8:25am (Thank you for being on time!)

                Parents may drop off their students at the gate by the playground. Students will be let in where they will stay with their classmates under the supervision of our teachers. It is at drop off that we say to our wonderful parents, “Thank you! We will see you at pick up time!”

                In order to have instruction begin on time at 8:30am, we need to close the gate at 8:25am. It is at this time that teachers will take their students to their classes and begin their morning activities.

 If you arrive at or after 8:25, please take your student around to the office where they will be allowed through the hallway doors to their class (as we are nearing the end of the third week of school your child knows where they are going. If not a staff member will escort them to class).

If you arrive after 8:30am, when you arrive in the office we ask that you sign in while we give your child a late pass to class. They will then be allowed in the hallway to go to class.

 Early Birds: Pick Up 12:30pm

                At approximately 12:30 (when the students are back in their classrooms from lunch) proctors will open the gate by the playground (for the students in Ms. Calamusa’s and Ms. Water’s classes) and the door to the back of the quad (for the students in Ms. Armstrong’s, Ms. Gumamit’s, and Ms. Kindell’s classes) to allow parents to line up by their child’s classroom.

No strollers, please, as this will create too much congestion; another safety concern. If you bring a stroller, please carry your child inside as you pick up your kinder, leaving your stroller outside the gate or door. Thanks.

                Teachers will have their Early Birds in a line inside the classroom and ready to be released to their parents one by one while the Late Birds are involved in an activity utilizing the SMART Board on the carpet. It is important that this dismissal goes as quickly and as safely possible in order to not lose instruction time with our Late Birds. This is not the time for parent/teacher conferences, even if brief. Thank you for helping us as we seek to protect our instruction time. Every minute is important.

                For this reason also, at 12:35pm, the gate and door will be closed and students who have not been picked up will be escorted to the office to wait for their parents, allowing our teachers to begin their afternoon session with their Late Birds. So, if you arrive at or after 12:35, please pick up your children from the office. Thank you.

 

Late Birds: Drop Off 10:10- 10:30am (Thanks for being on time)

                Parents may drop off their students at the gate by the playground. Students will be let in where they will stay with their classmates under the supervision of our proctors. It is at drop off that we say to our wonderful parents, “Thank you! We will see you at pick up time!”

                In order to have instruction begin on time at 10:35am, we need to close the gate at 10:30am. It is at this time that proctors will take the students to their classes and begin their morning activities.

 If you arrive after 10:30am, please take your student around to the office where they will be allowed through the hallway doors to their class (as we are nearing the end of the third week of school your child knows where they are going. If not a staff member will escort them to class).

If you arrive after 10:35am, when you arrive in the office we ask that you sign in while we give your child a late pass to class. They will then be allowed in the hallway to go to class.

Late Birds: Pick Up 2:35pm

                At 2:35, Teachers will take their students into the playground (Ms. Calamusa and Ms. Waters) and courtyard (Ms. Armstrong, Ms. Gumamit, and Ms. Kindell) for release to parents. At this time also the gate to the playground and the back door to the courtyard will be opened for parents to come in and get their children.

                No strollers, please, as this will create too much congestion; another safety concern. If you bring a stroller, please carry your child inside as you pick up your kinder, leaving your stroller outside the gate or door. Thanks.

 

As always we thank you for your understanding and support as we ensure the safety of all of our students.

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Today: 9/30/14
8:30 AM Parent - Teacher Conference Week 9/29 - 10/3/14

Bell Schedule

Regular Bell Schedule

8:25   First Bell

8:30   Class Begins - Tardy Bell

2:25   Dismissal Grades 1-3

2:45   Dismissal Grade 4


Wednesday Dismissal

12:30 Dismissal All Kinders

1:10   Dismissal Grades 1-3

1:30   Dismissal Grade 4


Conference Week

1:20   Dismissal Grades 1-4


Kindergarten Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

8:30   Early Birds – Class Begins

10:35 Late Birds – Class Begins

12:30 Early Bird Dismissal

2:35   Late Bird Dismissal

 

 

Wednesdays- All Kinders are Early Birds!

 

 

 

 

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