Monday, November 20, 2017

Out of this World-Mrs. Anderson's Class

We are having fun learning about the Solar System.  The students used Play Dough to make replicas of the planets and then we put them in order from the Sun.  We also watched a Bill Nye the Science Guy video about the planets.  We are focusing on Earth Science during this second quarter.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Winners of the NRD Poster Contest!

3rd Grade
1st Place Lillian Johndreau
2nd Place Sophie Watson

4th Grade
1st Place Brooklynn Hoffman
2nd Place Jace Paopao

Congratulations and best of luck at the state level competition! Thank you to Sheri Daniels with the NRD for sponsoring this contest!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween from all the staff at CIS!


Walk Safely

  1. Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  2. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. 
  3. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  4. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  5. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to
    the left as possible.  Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  6. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

Trick or Treat With an Adult

  1. Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.

Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe

  1. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  2. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
  3. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. 
  4. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. 

Drive Extra Safely on Halloween

  1. Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  2. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
  3. Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
  4. Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
  5. Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
  6. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

Cards Club-How to Make and Accept an Apology

CIS Staff and Student take Social Skills very important.

Classrooms have been working on social skills to reduce challenging behaviors.  Families can always help enforce these skills at home.  Other skills we have worked on include:

Following Directions


Accepting Criticism or a consequence

Getting the teachers attention

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Red Ribbon Week - October 30th - November 3rd

Next week is Red Ribbon Week

Monday, Oct. 30th Stand together against drugs-Wear RED head to toe

Tuesday, Oct. 31st Say BOO to drugs-costumes

Wednesday, Nov. 1st You be crazy to do drugs-crazy/mismatched socks and hair

Thursday, Nov. 2nd Be a Hero being drug free-Wear (red/white/blue, military/camo or superhero)

Friday, Nov. 3rd Our School chooses to be Drug Free-Wear your school shirt or school colors

Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States.  CIS students are encouraged but not required to dress up each day.  We will discuss the importance of healthy living!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Parent Teacher Conferences and Book Fair a HUGE Success!

A BIG -THANK YOU to all the parents who attended the Fall Conferences this year.  We appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedules to talk about all our favorite subjects!  Ninety-four percent of you were able to make it with several reschedules pending.  If you were unable to meet with a teacher this week  please call or email to make an appointment.  

Kids do better in school when parents are involved in their academic lives.  Attending parent-teacher conferences is a great way to be involved and help your child succeed.  This is a great opportunity to start or continue ongoing conversations with your child's teacher.

We also appreciate the support at the Book Fair!  We sold over $900 worth of books.  Scholastic Books will reimburse the school a good share of bonus bucks to be used to purchase new books for the library.  When you read to or with your child, you are building their vocabulary, language and literacy skills, while improving concentration, curiosity and memory.

Keep Chadron Beautiful!

Wesley Margetts brought in a load of cardboard this morning.

Kids are doing a great job recycling. The bins had to be emptied today to make room for more. The best time to recycle to now! Lets fill the bins again and Keep Chadron Beautiful!

White paper (your old homework pages)/shredded paper
Corrugated cardboard (no pressed paper like cereal boxes)
#1 and #2 plastics
Aluminum Cans
Printer Ink Cartridges