School Announcements
6th Grade
2nd Annual
“A Night at the Museum!”
6th Grade Social Studies Project Presentation Night

When:  Thursday, May 7th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  CMA Commons Area and Gymnasium
What:  A Social Studies “Show and Tell” Museum Style. 
Come see our 6th Graders present their research projects!!


**Students will need to be at the school by 5:45 to set up their project for the museum**
 
CDK 2015

Comet Kids Day is Friday, May 8th for grades K-5. This is a day that all students get to play lots of fun activities outside lead by some of our outstanding middle students.  Sunscreen and hats are encouraged. Please see your students schedule below if you would like to join us for some fun! Remember to check into the main office first.

K-2 grades will participate in large group games in the gym and middle school playground from 9:00-10:35AM. They will then participate in 25 different BINGO field day games on the elementary playground and middle school drop off area from 12:30-2:30PM.

3rd-5th grades will participate in 25 different BINGO field day games on the elementary playground and middle school drop off area from 9:00-11:00AM. They will then participate in large group games in the gym and middle school playground from 1:00 – 2:35PM.

We look forward to a successful CKD this year!

Mr. Ely and Mr. Junker
 
8th grade graduation announcement
Dear Parents,
                Congratulations on having a student that will be recognized during our May 20th promotion ceremony. To make this ceremony more sentimental and personal for the students, we are going to create a special presentation that showcases their transformation. For this presentation, I will need a baby picture of your student. I can accept these pictures through email or by having a picture hand delivered with the student’s name on the back. I promise all pictures will be returned if hand delivered. To have everything prepared by our deadline, I am asking that all pictures please be received by May 11, 2015. Thank you for all of your help in making this promotion ceremony a highlight of the year for our students.
(If your student is in 8th grade choir, we are asking for 1-2 additional baby pictures as they will be doing a presentation during their 7/8 grade choir concert.)
Contact Information: Amy Hart
Email: ahart@usd259.net
BOOK FAIR
Stock up for summer reading!
May 5- Preview day
-students will get a flyer to take home
May 11-15
8:00a-3:00p

CMA LIBRARY
Thank you for helping us add books to the library!

 
Kindergarten Round Up 2015

Hello incoming Kindergarten families!!
Kindergarten Round up will be on Tuesday, May 12, from 6-7:30pm. Please come fill out pre-enrollment paperwork, hear from Mr. Springer and the teachers, and visit the classroom. Please bring water, electric or gas bill for proof of address. Your child must be 5, on or before August 31, and live in the CMA elementary attendance area. We can't wait to see you and your Kindergartener!
 
LAT 2015

CMA Leadership Cadets were victorious at the Leadership Academic Tournament (LAT) on April 25, 2015.  The LAT is patterned after the National Academic League with cadets questioned on primarily Leadership/JROTC.  For their accomplishment the team was awarded a first place trophy and each will earn an individual ribbon to wear on their leadership cadet uniform.  JOB WELL DONE, Leadership Comets!
 
Houston, the Comets have arrived!
8 Comets traveled to the Kansas Technology Student Association State Conference on April 2nd-4th to compete in 65 entries in 21 categories. All 8 qualified for the TSA National competition that will take place at the Gaylord Texan Resort, in Grapevine, TX June 28th – July 2nd.
To see their results, go to the CMA TSA Webpage
CMA STLs bring home another State Title!
Of the 8 projects that CMA STL took to K-State for the State KSTL Competition on April 1st, 6 placed in the top 6 for the state! Results are as follows:
Kayla Nguyen & Camilla Ahmed placed 6th in Video Production – News for their “How To Survive MS” video.
In Video-PSA, Dasia Garland, Kynnedy Lee & Rachel Nguyen placed 5th and Kayla Nguyen, Caitlyn Le & Camilla Ahmed came in 4th.
Our two Graphic Design projects landed in the top 4, as Kayla Van & Cindy Mai’s STL took 4th and Angel Dao’s CMA Crimestoppers brought home 2nd place!
The highlight of the day was when Dasia Garland, Kynnedy Lee & Rachel Nguyen were named STATE CHAMPIONS for their Interactive Media SmartBoard project of “Welcome to CMA”
Summer Latchkey
Summer Latchkey @ CMA!

Looking for something fun for the kids to do this summer?  Hurry and reserve one of the remaining spots today!  Enrollment forms are available in the office and the library.  Students must have completed Kindergarten and/or not turned 13 by May 26th. 
Enrollment is open to ALL students from Wichita and surrounding areas.  We will be open from Tuesday, May 26 - Friday, August 7.  Our hours will be from 6:30am – 6:00pm weekdays. The cost is a $10 registration fee (due with enrollment) and $16/day (for 6+ hours) with a minimum requirement of paying for 2 set days a week. 
There is not a summer food program at CMA, so students will need to eat breakfast before they come and bring a sack lunch. We will provide two snacks a day. (am & pm) 
We will be taking two field trips a week.  Children in attendance those days (Tuesdays & Wednesdays) will attend the field trip and be charged the activity fee.   We will also be having several guests coming in to do activities with the kids.
Click on the SAP~Latchkey link to the left and scroll all the way to the bottom to find the Daily Schedule and Calendar of events with prices in the Summer 2015 folder.

See Mrs. Armbruster if you have any questions.
316-973-9998
mcauliffelatchkey@usd259.net

 
Dillons Community Reward Program

CMA is signed up for the Dillons Reward Program. Log onto Dillons.com/communityrewards and use organization code #10065. We want to get a piece of the $500,000 they’re giving away each quarter. Let's help our school!
Christa McAuliffe Academy Network
Welcome to McAuliffe K-8 Academy
Christa McAuliffe was a public school teacher from New Hampshire who was selected to become the first teacher in space.  Her energy and love for students and teaching made her an outstanding educator.   The possibilities are endless as to how we can incorporate her character traits,  love of science, and helping students make real life connections with the skills they are learning in our classrooms.
For a more-detailed biography of Christa McAuliffe, click on the Bio link on the left side of our page.


Christa McAuliffe is located just north of Pawnee on 143rd Street East.
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Shawn Springer, Principal
sspringer@usd259.net

Main Phone: (316) 973-9985
Fax: (316) 973-9995


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