Week of January 23rd

Dear Staff,
We are very excited about Barbara Coloroso’s visit to our school during the Fresh Take Conference, and we wanted to give you a taste of her message to whet your appetite. We hope everyone makes every effort to hear Ms. Coloroso speak, either at her Parent Talk on Thursday night at The Cover or as the keynote speaker at the Fresh Take Conference on Friday at CSD. Her message is enthralling and incredibly pertinent to what we are trying to accomplish as educators.

barbara colorosoBarbara Coloroso is coming to CSD’s Fresh Take Conference!

All parents/guardians are strongly encourage to attend the speaking engagement of international bestselling author Barbara Coloroso on January 26, 2017 at 7PM at The Cove Church on Langtree in Mooresville. Ms. Coloroso will present Parenting with Wit and Wisdom: Helping Children Become SelfDisciplined,Compassionate, Responsible, Resourceful and Resilient Human Beings.

Barbara will present the keynote address at Fresh Take: Strategies for Student Success education conference at Community School of Davidson on January 27 but first she will share her wisdom and insights with parents of children of any age. Tickets are free to the community. The lecture will be held at 197 Langtree Rd, Mooresville, NC 28117-7538. Doors open at 6:45 for general public seating, seating is first come, first serve.

Barbara has penned The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to High School–How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle, Kids Are Worth It! : Giving Your Child The Gift Of Inner Discipline, Just Because It Isn’t Wrong Doesn’t Make it Right: Teaching Kids to Think and Act Ethically, Parenting Through Crisis: Helping Kids in Times of Loss, Grief, and Change and others.

The evening will be packed with solid practical advice for parents of children from toddlers to teenagers, that shows how to utilize the very stuff of family life—chores, mealtime, sibling rivalry, toilet training, bedtime, allowances and more—to create a home environment in which children can become self-disciplined, compassionate, responsible, resourceful, resilient human beings who can act in their own best interest, stand up for themselves and exercise their own rights while respecting the rights and legitimate needs of others. Barbara will discuss the keys to good parenting: treating kids with respect; giving them a sense of positive power in their own lives; giving them opportunities to make decisions, take responsibility for their actions and learn from their successes and mistakes.

• Positive home climate
• Simple rules to help stop trouble before it starts
• Power struggles—what, how, why and when not to engage
• Six critical life messages
• Discipline and punishment—why one works and the other
only appears to work
• RSVP—reasonable, simple, valuable, practical consequences
• Mistakes, mischief and mayhem
• Three kinds of families—brick wall, jellyfish and backbone
• Keeping your cool without putting your feelings on ice
• Buffering children from sexual promiscuity, drug abuse and

Week At A Glance:

Monday, January 23rd
Christian to Pines
Walker to Huntersville Oaks
Tuesday, Jan 24th
3-5th Grade Blue Grass Performers – 10:00 in Elem Gym
Schultz to Laurels
Wednesday, Jan 25th
Fresh Take Day of Observation
K-7 Teacher Appreciation Luncheon in Elem Gym
Thursday, Jan 26th
SNOW MAKE UP DAY; School in session
Barbara Coloroso Parent Talk – 7:00-8:30p.m at The Cove
Friday, January 27th
Fresh Take Conference; No School for Students

Upcoming Dates:
Feb 1– K-7 Staff Meeting 9 Essentials Love and Logic®
Feb 2– Groundhog Day
Feb 2 – 1st Grade Heroes Play
Feb 3 – Elementary Spirit Friday
Feb 7-9 – Book Fair in MS Media Center
Feb 7 – 2nd Grade Kabuto Field Trip
Feb 7 – 1st Grade to Children’s Theater
Feb 7 – Parent Advisory at 9:00 at HS
Feb 14 – Valentine’s Day and Celebrations!
Feb 15 – K-7 Staff Meeting – MS Black Box
Feb 16-17 – Teacher Workdays
Feb 16 – 6th Grade SLC’s
Feb 20 – NO School – President’s Day Holiday
Feb 22 – Grab and Go Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Feb 24 – MS Dance Performances
Feb 27 – CSD Lottery 4:00 – HS Black Box
Feb 28 – 4th Grade Mountain Unit Sharing
Mar 1 – K-7 Staff Meeting in Black Box
Mar 7-8 – AdvancEd Accreditation Visit
Mar 7 – Parent Advisory 7:30 at HS
Mar 8 – K-12 Staff Meeting (Accreditation Results)
Mar 9-10 – Teacher Workdays – NO SCHOOL
Mar 9 – 7th Grade SLC’s
Mar 14 – 6th Grade Butterfly Project
Mar 15 – K-7 Staff Meeting MS Black Box
Mar 17 – 3rd Grade Charlotte Symphony
Mar 17 – 7th Grade Asia Day
March 25 – CSD Auction
Week of March 20th – EOG Pre-testing and Data Analysis to be completed by 3/27/16
Week of Mar 27 – 5th Grade Operas
Week of March 27 – EOG Review and Prep Begins
Mar 29 – Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Week of April 3 – 5th Grade Operas
April 7 – 16 – Spring Break
April 17 – Classes Resume
Upcoming “BIG” Dates:
May 12-13 – Staff Retreat
Week of May 15 – EOG’s
May 30 – State of the School Address
May 31 – Last Day of School
June 1-2 – Teacher Workdays


Annual Health Inspection:
It is that time of year again when we will be receiving our health inspection any day… please keep and eye out for the below items and let me know if you see any issues.

– Dirty/broken drinking fountains
– Dirty bathrooms (no soap/paper towels) We are getting a few fix this week.
– Dirty / dusty
      floors, walls, ceilings, dressing rooms and vents (vents will have some dust no matter what but a build up is never good) We are looking for major issues not just the dust that might have accumulated during break since this will be taken care of during normal cleaning this week.
– The dumpster area also needs to be clean with no trash around it.
Thank you all for your help.
Fresh Take:
Our Annual Fresh Take Conference is scheduled for Friday, January 26th.  We ask that ALL CSD staff attend.  There will be no charge for this event.  For those of you presenting at the conference, THANK YOU for sharing your professional knowledge and expertise with other educators!  We look forward to learning from you!

Please make sure you are reminding your students to work on their class Valentines.  All Valentines should be signed by each student as well as edited by the parents.  Thank you for your help with this!

Report Cards:
Optional Parent/Teacher Conferences for the 2nd Trimester are scheduled for Feb 16th and 17th.  We would like to ask that all teachers have their report cards ready for admin to review by Monday, February 6th.  Please let us know if you have any questions or need any help with assessments.  Thanks for all you do!

CSD Power of We Podcast:
Check out the newest episode of the CSD Power of We podcast! Shannon Davis comes on to talk about the purpose and power of reflections in the classroom. Listen in here:


If you have a moment, we’d appreciate if you’d subscribe and leave a rating so we can grow our audience. Happy listening!

Teaching Tips

Using Enforceable Statements (from this week’s staff meeting)



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