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  • Cannon had an amazing Friday assembly last week! Scholars met some very special guests who spoke to them about service, freedom and citizenship. One of our special guests was Medal of Honor Recipient, Doc Ballard. The Medal of Honor is awarded for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. There are fewer than 100 Medal of Honor recipients alive today so it is a rare opportunity, indeed, to meet one of these heroes.

    Another of our special guests was former Army Night Stalker Helicopter Pilot, Gary Linfoot. Gary sustained injuries during his service which left him paralyzed from the waist down. He currently uses an exoskeleton device to walk. He spoke to scholars about his injuries and how this special device was engineered for him and others like him. He explained that this device is in its infancy and engineers gather data from his experiences to improve the device to make it better for future users. He hopes that one day the device will allow him to jump and run.
    What an amazing, real life, engineering connection!

    Col USMCR, Tim Raynor was on hand and talked to scholars about The Pledge of Allegiance. He explained that the flag is our national symbol and that each time we say the pledge we are committing our allegiance to our country and honoring all those who fought and still fight to help maintain the freedoms we enjoy everyday.

    Finally, scholars were treated to a few songs from country recording artist Corrine Chapman. In addition to her career as a singer/songwriter, Corrine volunteers and shares her talent at numerous Veterans events.

    Cannon Elementary scholars are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet these real life heroes!

     
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  • Storybook Pumpkins 2014
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  • Thanks to Southlake Rotary Club for the dictionary donations to our 3rd grade cubs!

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  • Meteorologist Jeff Jamison visited CAN 4th grade students for an upcoming Real Science segment! Students shared how they are using robotics to learn more about systems, models, and energy.
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  • Teachers and Scholars share their College Colors!
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  • Scholars were busy all over the building on the 1st day of school for the 2014-2015 school year!
     

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  • Pumpkin
     
    Storybook Pumpkins Contest!
    Hosted by the Cannon Library
    Theme: My Favorite Storybook Character
    Due: Monday, Oct. 20th
    1 entry per Scholar
    Sorry, no carved pumpkins will be accepted.
    Pumpkins should be picked up on Friday, Oct. 31st by 3:30pm
     
     
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  • STEM

    Below is the link for the September issue of the STEM magazine. Enjoy!! 
     
    http://www.stemmagazine.com/914914.php

    www.stemmagazine.com/814.php
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  • Scholastic Book Fair  
     
     
    Book Fair
    November 10-14
    8 AM - 3 PM

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  • Red Ribbon
    Red Ribbon Week
    October 27 – October 31

    Superheroes Have the POWER to be Drug Free!

    Monday:  Superheros Have the POWER to be Drug Free
    Wear: Red! 
    Students will receive a mask to decorate and create a healthy superhero to wear today.

    Tuesday: Sock-It to Drugs!
    Wear: Crazy Socks!
    Students will receive a Superhero sticker.

    Wednesday: Marvel at Cannon's Superhero Choices
    Wear: Students will invent their own healthy choice superhero and create a cape at home that will represent their superhero.  Each student will be provided a trash bag to be used to create the cape.  Students should wear their capes proudly today!
    Students will also Plant the Promise!
    Students will be making a promise to be drug free as they plant tulip bulbs outside in the front of the school.  Red Tulips blooming in the spring will serve as a beautiful reminder of the promises scholars made this week.

    Thursday: Superheroes Follow Their Dreams!
    Wear: Pajamas!
    Students will also make a pledge to be drug free and set a career goal.

    Friday: Superheros Scare Drugs Away!
    Wear: Orange and Black or a Halloween shirt!



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      Don’t forget…if you check your child out of school early for a doctor’s appointment, a note from the doctor/dentist is required to excuse your child’s absence.
       
      Early Pick Up=Partial Day Absence=Unexcused (without a doctor’s note)
       
       


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Welcome to Cannon Elementary: A GCISD STEM School!
Cannon is a latex-free school and has a peanut-free allergy zone.
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 Quick Facts:
  • School Colors - Red & White
  • Mascot - Cubs
  • Enrollment - 467
  • Year Opened - 1959
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