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  • Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is now offering depression awareness and suicide prevention training as part of the SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program.  A parent information letter and opt out form will be coming home with every student this week, and the letter is also attached to this email.  The program has proven to be successful at increasing help seeking by students concerned about themselves or a friend, and is the only school-based suicide prevention program listed by SAMHSA for its National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices that addresses suicide risk and depression, while reducing suicide attempts. The GCISD School Health Advisory Committee has previewed and recommended these programs for all GCISD secondary schools.

     

    This program will be presented at CTMS on September 14th (6th grade), September 15th (7th grade) and September 16th (8th grade).

     

    A parent preview of the program will be held on Thursday September 3, 2015 at 1:00pm and at 6:30pm at the GCISD Administration Building – Board Room, 3051 Ira E. Woods, Grapevine, Texas 76051

     
     

     
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  • From the Principal's Pen

    Week of August 31, 2015

     

    We had a wonderful first week of school!  Our Wolves are getting settled into their schedules and are becoming more and more comfortable with their new environment. We have all been impressed with the sixth grade Wolves and the ease that they are fitting it; the growing maturity of the seventh grade Wolves; and the leadership and role modeling of our eighth grade Wolves. 

     

    We need YOU to join our PTA! PTA Membership will be at Mini school night at the entrance of the SAC.  Our goal is to attempt to get one membership to represent each child at CTMS.  We are at about 340 memberships, which includes staff. Attached to this newsletter are the PTA membership forms for your convenience.

     

    We kicked off our Campus fundraiser last Thursday with the sale of cards.  Any monies that we make in their effort will be used to pay for items that directly benefit the students: supplies for clubs, equipment for outdoor games, items for pep rallies, and incentives for students. This year we would love to earmark some funds for college banners and murals for CTMS. Please support our CTMS fundraiser if possible. I know I will be purchasing a card to take advantage of the $.99 Sonic Route 44 drinks!

     

     

    I hope that you have your calendars marked for Curriculum (Mini-School) Night scheduled for Tuesday, September 1.  The PTA meeting will begin in the SAC at 6:00 p.m., and Curriculum Night will be immediately following that brief meeting.  We will ring the first period bell at 6:20 and you will move to each of your child’s classes in order to meet the teacher and hear about the class expectations. Be sure and bring your student’s schedule (or your student) that night so that you can find your way to each teacher.

     

    CTMS PTA GREENBACK NIGHT

     

    As you are aware, the PTA has always been here for our schools to help support events and activities throughout the year.  

    With extreme budget cuts in education across Texas, our schools find it necessary to rely on our PTA financial support now more than ever.  Our awesome PTA is currently raising funds to meet some specific needs on our campus to benefit all students.  

    A few items on the CTMS “Wish List” this year include:  an electronic LED Marquee (to replace old school sign on Pool Road), additional Chrome books for classroom use, and updated classroom furniture.

    Please help us raise the funds to make CTMS better for our kids.  Our goal is $8500.  Please consider supporting CTMS during Mini-School "Wolf- Time" by making a tax-deductible donation.

    Remember, our PTA will not ask you to sell anything – just make a one time donation to our school (think tax deduction!)

     

    THANKS SO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING OUR CTMS WOLVES!

     

     

    As we enter the fifth year of our strategic plan LEAD 2021 you will very soon have the opportunity to help us continue shaping the future of your school and our district. We are undertaking a new process to better understand shared concerns and positive things at GCISD.

    The process is made up of three steps: Share – Star – Discover.

    An invitation to answer four open-ended questions will be going out on August 31st. The first interaction – Share – will take about five to fifteen minutes of your time. The subsequent steps – Star and Discover – will come later this fall.

    Share your thoughts and consider the thoughts of others as we work to make GCISD the best it can be!

     

    Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is now offering depression awareness and suicide prevention training as part of the SOS Signs of Suicide®Prevention Program.  A parent information letter and opt out form was sent home Friday, and is also attached to this email.  The program has proven to be successful at increasing help seeking by students concerned about themselves or a friend, and is the only school-based suicide prevention program listed by SAMHSA for its National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices that addresses suicide risk and depression, while reducing suicide attempts. The GCISD School Health Advisory Committee has previewed and recommended these programs for all GCISD secondary schools.

    This program will be presented at CTMS on September 14th (6th grade), September 15th (7th grade) and September 16th (8th grade).

    A parent preview of the program will be held on Thursday September 3, 2015 at 1:00pm and at 6:30pm at the GCISD Administration Building – Board Room, 3051 Ira E. Woods, Grapevine, Texas 76051

     

    We have had a sudden demise of two refrigerators at CTMS – one in the office teacher’s break room and another in the science lab.  If you are remodeling your kitchen and can donate a working used refrigerator, we will happily take it off your hands!  Please notify CTMS!

     

     

    Mark Your Calendars:

     

    Tuesday, 9/1 -  Curriculum Night (Mini-School Night) – 6:00 – 7:57 p.m.  Bring your Wolf’s schedule! You will spend eight minutes in each class with a five minute passing period.

    Thursday, 9/3 – Choir Parent Meeting – 6:30 – 7:30 Choir Room

    Saturday, 9/5 – Choir students’ party at NRH2O 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

    Monday, 9/7 – Labor Day Holiday – no school

    Wednesday, 9/9 – AVID Contract Signing Night – library – 6:00 p.m.

    Thursday, 9/10 – 7th and 8th grade Girls’ Volleyball at Coppell West

    Friday, 9/11 – Pep Rally – 2:35 p.m.

     

    Keep Howling!

     

    Lisa Dunn

    Principal

    Cross Timbers Middle School

     

     

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