Rock, Run, & Roll-athon Fundraiser

CMSE Fundraiser Dear Parents, We are excited to kick- off our fundraiser again this year with a fun fitness goal for students in the dome! Our Rock,Run,& Roll-athon will take place on Thursday, November 8th during your child’s advisory. Click here for fundraiser flyer explaining all the details! We are using the Pledgestar web based fundraising system that makes it much easier for you to request pledges from your family and friends, and for them to make secure credit card donations online. Click here to get to the website Parents enter your name and email address, then click Register Enter your child’s name Follow the instructions on-screen When you finish, the system will email pledge requests to your family and friends, and allows them to make secure credit card donations online. You get notified each time a pledge is made, so you can track your pledge progress online. You can also send cash or check with your child or drop off in our collection box in the office.... Continue reading Rock, Run, & Roll-athon Fundraiser

Nutrition Services Spotlight on Julia Zieman

What is your favorite thing about working for Nutrition Services at Eastern Carver County Schools? I look forward to each day knowing adventure awaits and no 2 days are the same!  I am proud to work in a great district for the past 18 years and to be able to support the students. What is the funniest thing a student has ever said to you? When I first started in the district, a student came and told each staff member “You’re Fired!” This was a daily occurrence. Then one day, I replied, “O.K. then there won’t be anyone to get your lunch”. He said,  “I could stay this once” What is your favorite thing to cook at home? My favorite thing to cook is something for my family and friends, like a big breakfast.  I also enjoy making jams and baked goods. Then give them away as parting gifts. Who has had the biggest positive impact in your life and why? My grandmother Anita, she shared her cooking and canning skills with me! She rarely measured unless it was a new recipe and she saved... Continue reading Nutrition Services Spotlight on Julia Zieman

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences Our fall conference dates are October 11th & 16th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. We will be holding arena style conferences in the gym and commons area again this year, so there is no scheduling time to meet with teachers needed. There will be a check in table with maps showing where the teachers are located. We will also be handing out last year’s MCA results. If you are able to make a donation for conference. meals or bring in food or beverages, click the link to sign up. Thank you for your generosity, our staff is so... Continue reading Parent/Teacher Conferences

October AP Scoop – Assistant Principal Gilbert

October – Behaviors that Support Learning During the course of the year, I plan to highlight various programs or initiatives at Chaska Middle School East in the AP Scoop section of East Points.  This month, our focus is on Behaviors that Support Learning (BSL) and how our staff are using these indicators to provide feedback on student progress.  As our district has transitioned from “traditional” grading practices to standards-based assessments, teachers also want to provide feedback to students/parents that are not necessarily measured by content standards, like behavior, effort, and being responsible.  Our students at East are also using the Behaviors that Support Learning as themes during advisory time lessons on Thursdays to teach and reinforce these skills.  Our district has identified six Behaviors that Support Learning; Strives for Personal Best, Shows Respectful Behavior, Interacts Collaboratively with Peers, Engages in Learning, Exhibits Responsibility, and Demonstrates... Continue reading October AP Scoop – Assistant Principal Gilbert

District Office News – October

Facility study says schools need maintenance and to manage growth  E. Carver Co. Schools has been a growing district for decades. While the district opened a new elementary school last year, some of its schools are nearly 50 years old. We’re like a parent in a demographic sandwich, who’s caring for young children and aging parents at the same time. To navigate this situation, the school district conducted a facilities study in early 2018. The School Board recently heard the results that include the projected need for $150 million in maintenance costs over the next 10 years. Read more HERE. #Stigma180 – new speakers series begins this fall #Stigma180 is the name of an initiative aimed at reversing the stigma surrounding mental health — “doing a 180.” The seminars are free and all parents and community members are invited to attend. Learn more   HERE. Preparing for winter weather now Sorry to say, winter is right around the corner. And with the... Continue reading District Office News – October