Dragon Tales - May 21, 2019

Updated: Jun 9, 2019

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A Message from the Principal


Dear Cragmont Families,


The Cragmont Site Council consists of a group of parents, staff members and me. The site council meets monthly throughout the school year. We spend our meeting time examining the previous year’s school site plan, understanding the job duties of the currently funded positions, and analyzing school and district data. At our last May meeting, we finalized a budget for the 2019-20 school year.


Some of the data we examined to inform our budget decisions included school and district math data showing a substantial achievement gap at Cragmont and district wide. We also noticed a declining English learner student enrollment (from 40 EL students 2 years ago to 26 EL students this year). Based on this data, we determined our final budget for next year. We decided to fund 40% of our RTI Teacher position (1.0 position including district funding), 25% of our Literacy Coach position (1.0 position with district funding), and a new Math Intervention teacher position at 40%. We also decided to take the ELD teacher position out of this budget (40% is still funded by the district).


I want to thank our Site Council Committee members for their dedicated work on this committee.

Sincerely,


Michelle Sinclair, Principal


GRANDPARENTS AND SPECIAL FRIENDS DAY was a huge success! Grandparents and Special Friends celebrated with student performances, refreshments, school tours, classroom visits and even the chance to buy raffle tickets to support Cragmont. We made $1,200 thanks to generous donations! Thank you PTA, parent volunteers and especially Kim Syer and Claire Dugan who work tirelessly to organize this day.


THE CRAGMONT CARNIVAL on Sunday, May 5th, was filled with fun for both children and adults. There were many activities, awesome food, and there was great attendance. The highlight for me was getting dunked by a 5th grader with a great arm! Thank you to all of the volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this event so successful. And, thank you to the staff and students who joined me in getting dunked.


THE CRAGMONT PTA NEEDS YOU! Everyone is welcome to nominate others, or yourself. Do you know someone you think has an important view to share? Do you have a new viewpoint to share?

To nominate yourself or someone else to join our diverse and talented group of PTA folks, email ptapresident@cragmont.org.


FIELD DAYS is a fun day of activities on the grassy field for our students. We need volunteers to help run the stations. If you can volunteer, please contact clairedugan@berkeley.net

  • 3rd Grade Thursday 6/6 1:30 - 2:30 (Room 210 In Charge)

  • Kinder Monday, 6/10 1:30 - 2:00 (Room 201 In Charge)

  • 1st, 2nd Grades Tuesday, 6/11 1:30-2:30 (Room 205 In Charge)

  • 4th, 5th Grades Friday, 6/14 11:10-12:30


THE CRAGMONT RAFFLE started last week, Wednesday, May 15th. Check your child's backpack for the Raffle envelope with instructions and tickets to sell. There are great prizes and incentives, such as $200 cash, a beautiful handmade quilt, a Steph Curry print and lots of restaurant and store gift cards. Contact Raffle Coordinator, Kim Syer at kimsyer@gmail.com for more information.


IMPORTANT - MIDDLE SCHOOL REGISTRATION FOR 5TH GRADERS, 2019-20: If you haven’t yet registered, don’t delay any longer. To review the document requirements click here. Round Three: May 21 – June 28, 2019 Ongoing: July 1, 2019 and beyond


MYSCHOOLANYWHERE is the platform Cragmont uses for family and faculty directories, online store, volunteer signups and email communications. It’s secure, easy to use and free to families. Go to www.cragmont.org to sign up. Use code: Cragmont


Upcoming Events

  • 5/21/19-5/31/19 SBA Testing, 3rd-5th Grades

  • Thurs., 5/23/19 6:30 PTA Meeting (5:30 Food)

  • Mon., 5/27/19 NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

  • Wed., 6/5/19 1:30pm Assembly - Showcase

  • Thurs., 6/6/19 Books & Bagels, Kinder

  • 6/10/19-6/14/19 Spirit Week - more info to come

  • Wed., 6/12/19 5th Grade Graduation

  • Fri., 6/14/19 Last Day of School


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