Reminder: NO SCHOOL on Monday, March 1st - Staff Development
Due to inclement weather, NO SCHOOL today February 8th.
We are looking for kindergarten students for the 2021-2022 school year. If you have a child or know of a child who will turn 5 before September 1, 2021, please contact Jennifer at CTP 536-2728, for information on kindergarten screening. #thrivein375
Just a reminder, we have added an in service day this month. On Friday, February 12th, we will not have school. This is in addition to the Monday, February 15th day, that was already scheduled. Please mark your calendars!!
STEM project? Not really... recess activity? Yes!! We have a few builders at the Primary School who have begun excavating large rocks to build a wall around our playground tree! There has been a bit of frustration though. Other students didn’t realize the work that others had invested in the project and they often dismantle the progress. You can still see the hard work so far. This just made me smile! #thrivein375
Fourth grade worked on creating a Rube Goldberg machine last week. This is a plan where the students intentionally designed a machine that would perform a simple task. Rube Goldberg was an American cartoonist who often drew out plans for these types of machines to perform these simple tasks in an OVERLY complicated way. It was fun to watch the students as they worked through their plans to create their own Rube Goldberg machine.
Sixth grade loved the opportunity to do some logic problems in math. We have found it difficult to introduce a new concept during a short week prior to a holiday. Mr Krahn offered the students several logic problems instead. Most students loved the sudoku puzzles. They requested more after experiencing the puzzles earlier this year. Mrs Seivley continued working on pronouns. Students had to identify proper usage of pronouns. The improper usage made me cringe! Great job sixth grade! #thrivein375
Happy Veteran’s Day! Thank you to all who are serving or those who have served for our country. We appreciate your generosity! Thank you from all of us at CTE!
Don't forget to come support CTE at Spangles tonight in El Dorado from 5pm-8pm. We will get 20% of the sales when you mention our school! #thrivein375
Last year, it would have been an odd sight to see a teacher talking to her computer in the middle of the hallway, but not this year. Thanks to remote options, we often see some different things going on. Mrs. Anderson was assisting a remote student in the hallway to allow her students in class less interruption. It would have seemed odd in the past, but not today.
Here comes the book bus! First graders had the opportunity to pick out their new book from the library today. They followed all the rules and enjoyed talking about the books they selected. Michael wanted to know if they call Lemon Sharks that name because they like lemons?Good theory! He’d going to read to find out more.
WHAT AMAZING SUPPORT WE HAVE! Thank you so much to the anonymous donor of TEN cases of bottled water for the Primary students! What an amazing surprise to walk into the office and find the cases of water! I was blown away and the teachers felt blessed by the donation! So, thank you to our mystery guardian who is taking such good care of us! #thrivein375
Oh my! I forgot to post yesterday! So sorry!!! I want to make up for it by posting today what I should have posted yesterday. HUGE shoutout of thanks to Mr. Larry Unruh for taking the time to show his love for our staff by scraping our windows yesterday! He always goes a bit beyond what is expected by doing the little things (which we know are really quite big) to help others out. Not only was the walk clear and safe but the cars were safe for our teachers to drive! Thank you Mr. Larry!!! We LOVE you!!!
The routines are set and the students are doing great! I enjoy coming in and finding out about what their day will look like too. It’s calming for the students too. Knowing what is to come in their day helps them feel secure as well. Here are some pictures of kindergarten and first grade reviewing their schedule for the day.
We held our first fire drill for the year at CTP. The students followed directions wonderfully, as expected. It was nice to see that they know what to do to get out of the building quickly and safely. I wish I could add video so you could see the dance moves as Mrs Swilley’s class took their mask break with music after the drill. If you ever see them dancing around the block, you’ll understand why! These students have moves!!
This was supposed to go out yesterday...I just got busy and forgot! I love the lessons being taught in our school. Lessons in how we should treat each other are so important. I remember a book from years and years ago, Everything I Ever Needed to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten. Well, it still holds true today. Here are students in Mrs B’s classroom “practicing” their rules in order to memorize them. You might ask your kindergartener if they can share the rules with you at home.
Here’s a quick thank you and reminder... thank you to everyone who is waiting for your child outside. If you need to pick them up early, please call the school. It’s habit to just walk right in but now we must limit exposure to our students by not coming in unless it’s an emergency situation or something educational for our students. Thank you for your help with this. Today we start serving our remote students lunch and breakfast. We can ONLY serve students enrolled in our school and their siblings with this waiver. Younger siblings will be served. Please call to order for your child by 9:00 each morning. Preschool children are welcomed to take a meal as well. Please contact Miss Jennifer to let her know you would like one to be sent home with your morning student. If you have an afternoon student, please order and plan to pick up after dropping off your child. We will not have meals for anyone not ordering, so please help us out by ordering each day. Pick up is from 12:10-12:40.
Two additional notes for your information moms and dads... Mr. J is requesting that students wear appropriate clothing as well as tennis shoes on the weeks they have PE. Girls in dresses look really cute but many of the activities are are hard to do with a dress on. Free meals... This has been going great! We are very lucky we qualified for this program and appreciate the free meals but it will only be for part of the year. Once the money is gone, we go back to charging. One additional, VERY IMPORTANT note... milk is ONLY provided with a meal. If your child brings their own lunch, the program does NOT cover the cost of a school milk. Your child’s account will pay that .40 charge. I don’t want you to get a surprise on this. We just found this out this week so I wanted to be sure to share. Thanks so much!
Starting Monday Sept. 21st , all remote students will be eligible for a free breakfast and a free lunch through Dec. 22nd. If you are interested in picking up meals, please click the link the below to choose your pickup location! https://forms.gle/QRjewQoKgLVfGDkg6
I'm going to try to clear up some confusion about PE shoes. We do not require students to purchase a separate pair of shoes to keep at school. Some schools do, but we do not. We did not want to ask you to purchase a pair of shoes that may never be worn at school. Save that money for another purchase or just buy your child a pair to keep at home and bring when needed. We DO request that, on PE days, your child wear shoes appropriate for running, skipping and moving around in safely. If your child is wearing flip flops/slides/fancy sandles for the majority of their day, please encourage them to pack a pair of tennis shoes JUST for PE that day. Now this creates another potential point of confusion. We have PE one full week and the next week for that classroom will be music. This allows for few transitions in the hallway. Check with your child to see if this is a PE week or Music week (there may be an upcoming change for k-2 students by the end of the month with this schedule). We will keep you posted as to any other changes that do take place. Thanks again for making this different school year such a great and memorable one. We will work through all the new kinks that we encounter as we continually assess the changes we have made. You all are AMAZING!! Thanks for the support and understanding.
Brrrr!!! What a crazy cold day today! We did make the best of it though. Students were still allowed mask breaks each hour, they just looked a bit different than yesterday’s. Some students found spots in the hallway, others went to the gym. In first grade, the students had a special spot to enjoy their break in.
Teachers have been busy the past two weeks. We are busy learning how to implement all the new teaching strategies while maintaining proper social distancing. We are ready to see you all on Thursday for Open House. Please make sure you have your appt set for your time to visit! If you need help getting your time set, please call one of our offices.
Circle Parents, This upcoming Wednesday and Thursday each school will be hosting a back to school webinar addressing reopening procedures. Please be on the lookout for an email with more information and to register for your school(s) webinar. Webinar times are: Wednesday : 6:00 PM - Oil Hill Elementary 7:00 PM - Towanda Elementary 8:00 PM - Benton Elementary Thursday : 6:00 PM - Circle Middle School 7:00 PM - Greenwich Elementary 8:00 PM - Circle High School
Please see the Immunization Requirements for the 2020-2021 school year. Please note, there are NEW REQUIREMENTS for all K-3rd, 7th-8th, and 11th-12th grade students. Proof of all required immunizations is due in your school office by the first day of school. If you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your school nurse or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for further guidance.
ATTENTION NEW CIRCLE FAMILIES Monday is the enrollment for any new families that have moved into our district. Please call our office (536-2728 or 536-2281) to set up an appointment so we can safely enroll you. You can also email Jennifer at email@example.com or Brooke at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our hours Monday are 10 - 6 pm. Are you an Out Of District family hoping to get in please go on to our school web page Circle USD 375 and fill out an Out of District application. Out of District applications will be decided upon after final enrollment numbers are in.
ATTENTION NEW CIRCLE FAMILIES Monday is the enrollment for any new families that have moved into our district. Please call our office (536-2281 or 536-2728) or email Jennifer at email@example.com or email Brooke at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment so we can safely enroll you. Our hours Monday are 10 - 6 pm. Are you an Out Of District family hoping to get in? Please go on to our school web page https://www.usd375.org/ and fill out an Out of District application. Out of district applications will be decided upon after final enrollment numbers are in.
Mode of Instruction Survey: The health and safety of our students, staff, and families is our most important goal as we move forward together. This survey is being used to collect information about your current comfort level in sending your child/children to school on September 8th, 2020. This information will allow us to plan effectively for your student. PLEASE COMPLETE BY JULY 30th @ 4:00 P.M. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScae2V0OftEIMWFDIUIpnbZk1R423c-pbcu50TAYafqpBnmhQ/viewform?usp=pp_url Please complete a separate form for each school-aged child in your family because your comfort level for one situation/setting might be different than another.
Please see the latest Parent Update Video from Mr. Potter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGAZ4Ie1D50
Please take a moment and fill out the parent survey. We value your feedback. https://forms.gle/TPwyKABWeKbcssCC8
Thrive in 375! Join the Circle Nursing Team! If you are a nurse that loves caring for both children and adults, a flexible work schedule, and the challenge of promoting health and preventing illnesses in a public health setting, consider applying today! https://rb.gy/yhyfl8
Please see the latest parent update video from Mr. Potter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw8YUQch1Vg
Reminder for all grade school students who borrowed a Chromebook or iPad for essential learning. Chromebooks and iPads can be dropped off today through Thursday from 8:30am-4pm. Drop off location is on the north side of the auditorium at the high school.
CTE staff has been busy packaging meals for senior citizens in the state of Kansas today. Each group will fill 11.5 boxes with 36 meal bags that hold 6 servings each! By the end of each session, the team will have packaged 2,484 servings! By the end of our two days we will have boxed 9,936 servings for our community and other communities in the state of Kansas! #thrivein375
Don't forget tonight's Zoom parent meeting at 7:00 PM. You can join by using this link. Please register in advance. https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrdOquqT0jGtRgwd81UEI0XfQtdDSadHgo #thrivein375
Don't forget tonight's Zoom parent meeting at 7:00 PM. You can join by using this link. Please register in advance. https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrdOquqT0jGtRgwd81UEI0XfQtdDSadHgo #thrivein375
Today is May 1st, also known as May Day. This day ushers in a traditional celebration of flowers and spring. In many ancient calendars, May 1st welcomed the first day of summer. This was truly a cause for celebration. One of the more popular rituals was harvesting flowers and giving them to neighbors and strangers in cone-shaped baskets. These May Baskets become more commonly known as May Day Baskets. The current tradition is observed by hanging a cone-shaped basket full of flowers or other gifts on the outside doorknob, then knocking or ringing the doorbell and running away. #thrivein375
Today is National Honesty Day! An author created National Honesty Day in the early 1990s. The former press secretary to a Maryland governor selected the last day of April in contrast to all the foolishness the first of the month brings. Celebrate the day by answering questions truthfully all day long. #thrivein375
Happy Friday everyone! Sorry there was such a chill in the air today! Not a great thing in the middle of April! This month we are focusing on Hope. We have a lot to hope for right now. My biggest hope is that when we all come together again, we will have learned to appreciate each other a bit more. #thrivein375
We started week 3 of distance learning. You are doing a great job! Thank you!!#thrivein375
This has been such an amazing week thanks to all of you! Your support of our teachers has been very much appreciated! In appreciation of the upcoming holiday weekend, we will not be serving meals on Friday, April 10th or on Monday, April 13th. This will allow our wonderful kitchen staff to get some rest and be with their families. #thrivein375
All - Certain versions of Android cannot open the survey directly from the App. If you receive an error message from the App you will need to open the survey from a web browser. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Below is a link to a survey that will provide us with needed information for our continued planning. Please complete the survey ASAP. https://forms.gle/J7ZF6EPaKNhsU9bt7 Thank you
School Closing - Message to Families. Please see the news post below for important information regarding today's school closing message. https://www.usd375.org/article/213135?org=circle-public-schools
Career Fair was a success at CTI! Students in 5th and 6th grade had the opportunity to learn about many different career paths from our local parents. It was exciting to hear about the different job opportunities for our students. I was personally impressed to see two former students return to share about their medical profession. #thrivein375
NO SCHOOL - Thursday, March 12th ~ Friday, March 20th - School resumes on Monday, March 23rd, have a wonderful spring break! #thrivein375
All Parent/Teacher conferences will be held at the primary school on Wednesday, March 11th and Thursday, March 12th #thrivein375
The students at CTI have just completed another week of testing. Our student council and student ambassadors wanted to fund some way to encourage the students to do their best. The each wrote a note of encouragement on a post it and then had the opportunity to post the notes around the building. We have the most amazing children in our schools! #thrivein375
Don't forget that we will hold conferences next week. All conferences will be at the Primary School. 3rd-6th will be in the gym. K-2 will be in your child's classroom. Conferences for CTE are Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. We hope to see you all there! #thrivein375
Just a reminder, NO SCHOOL for students on Monday, March 2nd - Staff Development. Enjoy the beautiful 3 day weekend! #thrivein375
Parent/Teacher conference notes will be coming home with students today! Please return by Wednesday, March 4th #thrivein375
NO SCHOOL Thursday February 20th due to weather.
Due to the high probability of treacherous icy conditions in the morning due to quick dropping temperatures there will be no school tomorrow Thursday, February 13th. Be safe.
Reminder: NO SCHOOL on Friday, February 14th - Staff Development and NO SCHOOL on Monday February 17th - Presidents' Day! #thrivein375
Don't forget tomorrow is CTE classroom group pictures and casual individual picture day!! Extra picture packets are located in both offices! #thrivein375
Individual and classroom group pictures are on Tuesday, February, 11th #thrivein375
Sixth Graders had the opportunity to Skype with SANCCOB, a penguin and bird hospital in Cape Town, South Africa today. They got to meet "Steve" a penguin they take care of and see some of the birds currently under their care. The students raised money to "adopt" one and pay for it's medicine and care. One of the penguins in the caged area is our Flippers and will soon be released back into the wild.#thrivein375
Picture packets will be coming home with students this week! Picture day is February 11th. #thrivein375
Homecoming T-shirt orders are due this Friday, January 31st!! #thrivein375
NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 20, 2020 ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! #thrivein375
We have a winner and a runner up! Owen Richards won the spelling bee and will represent our school on February 7th at the Butler County Spelling Bee competition. If, for any reason, he cannot attend, our runner up, Jobe Cole, will take his place. Great job boys and to the other 10 who competed! #thrivein375
Yearbook order forms will be sent home with students today! The deadline to get your order in by is March 3, 2020. #thrivein375
There is NO SCHOOL for Circle USD 375 students on Monday, Dec. 16 due to inclement weather and concerns regarding the safety of students. Thank you, and please stay safe.
Don't forget tonight is our program night! 6:30 for k-2 students. 7:15 will be the band perfomance for 5th and 6th followed by the the 3rd-6th music program. Please plan to supervise your children until it is announced to send them to the classrooms. We will all dismiss from the stage so please keep their coats as well. Bathroom breaks should be taken prior to sending them to the classrooms. We look forward to seeing you all tonight!
Mini Cheer Camp is today at CHS from 4-6 on the north side of our building in the Turf room? (NO Mini Camp on Thursday)!!!! T-shirts will be ready to pick up at a table between the girls & guys varsity games on Friday night.
Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the time with your family and loved ones!
Just a reminder: No School on Wednesday, November 27th through Friday, November 29th for Thanksgiving break! Happy Thanksgiving!!
The Grandparents Day Program is next Tuesday at 2 at CTI for both schools. Be sure to look for the note coming home tonight. Your child will need permission to leave with their grandparent. Thanks so much!
Fundraiser Pick Up is tomorrow, Nov. 20th from 3-6pm at the Intermediate School lunchroom.
Final CTE shirt orders are due today, Friday Nov. 8th Last time to order a school shirt for the school year!
Picture Retakes are this Thursday, November 7th Please call either office if you have any questions!
PTO Meeting is tonight at 5pm in the CTP Library!
NO SCHOOL this Friday, November 1st
Thanks to all the parents who made it to conferences! We had an amazing turnout! If, for any reason, you were unable to attend your child's conference, please contact the school on Monday and we will gladly schedule a time to meet with you! Don't forget that the children have the day off tomorrow too! We'll be back in school on Monday. Enjoy your long weekend!
Parent/Teacher Conferences start tonight, please call either office if you need to check on your conference times. All conferences will be held at Towanda Primary. There is NO SCHOOL tomorrow, Thursday, October 23rd or Friday, October 24th. Enjoy the long weekend!
GraceMed will be at CTP on Thursday, please send in your forms if you haven't already done so!
NO SCHOOL on Friday, Oct. 11th Have a great weekend!
Just a friendly reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 11th
Look for conference notes coming home with your child today or tomorrow in their backpacks!
Friday, September 20th - classes dismiss at 1pm NO PreK classes will be meeting
Tonight is the Book Fair Family Dinner from 5:30-7pm at CTP Book Fair will be open from 6-8pm
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First Day of School Grades 1-7 and 9 Dismissal at 1:00 pm
New Student Enrollment August 2nd 10:00 am - 6:00 pm at the Primary Building
Online Enrollment begins August 1st at 1:00 pm