Arrival and Dismissal
about 1 year ago
Morning Arrival Procedures
Student arrival will begin at 7:05 am. Staff supervision will be in place at that time to ensure student safety. For teachers to be ready to begin instruction, we ask that students and parents arriving between 7:05 and 7:15 am report to the assigned locations until the bell rings. If you have a scheduled appointment with your child’s teacher, the teacher will meet you in the office. Giving our teachers the opportunity to ensure they are ready for the instructional day is vital to the success of our students!
Please become familiar with all drop-off procedures on our Arrival and Dismissal Informational Handout.
· Students may arrive beginning at 7:05 am.
· Between 7:05am and 7:15am, we ask that students and parents wait in the assigned locations until the bell sounds.
· All students arriving by car should be released in the turning circle in front of the cafeteria. Please help us keep your child safe by only using the turning circle as a drop-off area.
· If your child misses the bus and you bring them to school, they cannot be dropped off until 7:05 am. They must be dropped off in the turning circle.
· Do not drop students off across the street or in the bus lot.
· If you are walking your child into school, please park on the opposite side of the street.
· If you are walking your child into school, please use the crosswalk.
· The lane in front of the school is our Car Traffic Lane. This lane is used to provide our students a quick and safe drop-off area in the turning circle. Do not park on the school side of the street during morning arrival.
· The Car Lane Drop-Off moves quickly. Please make sure that your child is packed and ready to exit the car.
· When exiting the turning circle, you must turn right onto College Street. Trying to turn left across 2 lanes of traffic holds up the Car Lane Line. Please be respectful to the cars behind you by following our request and turning right onto College Street.
· Students will not be allowed to check out of school after 2:20 pm.
· Student dismissal changes will not be accepted over the phone.
· Transportation changes should be communicated in writing to the teacher.
· School will dismiss at 2:30 pm..
· Car riders will be dismissed at 2:30 pm.
· Each grade level will have an assigned location to stand while waiting to be picked up.
· If you are walking up to the designated area to pickup your child, you will need to park across the street, use the crosswalk, and present your Pick-up Pass to the teacher.
· During car dismissal, please allow the teacher to escort all students to their assigned location and to sit down before taking your child. Remember that you must present your Pick-up Pass to the teacher.
· After receiving your child, use the crosswalk in front of the school to cross the street.
· Pick-up Pass must be presented. Please make sure that you provide a Pick-Up pass to all family members that will pick up your child.If you need additional passes, please notify the office.
· Adults without Pick-up passes will be required to come to the office and sign the students out using our computer check-out system.
· If you need to speak with the teacher, please wait until car dismissal is over. Ensuring that all students are picked up safely is a high priority.
Car Pick-Up Lane
· We encourage all parents to use our Car Pick-up Lane.
· To use this service, please stay in your car and lineup in front of the school.
· Please place your Pick-up pass in the car window.
· The Car Lane Line will start in the turning circle at Cone 1 and will continue down College Street past the school. So please do not park on the school side of the street if you are walking up to pick up your child.
· A staff member will come to your car and get the student(s) names that you are picking up. Listen for the cone number.
· The student(s) will be called by Walkie-Talkie to the assigned cone.
· You will proceed to an assigned cone where the student(s)will be waiting.
· A staff member will load the student(s) in the car.
· Proceed out of the turning circle and turn right onto College Street.
· When all procedures are followed, our Car Pick-up lane moved quickly.
Computer Check-In / Check-Out System
· This year all Granville County Schools will use a computer system. Please bring ID so we can verify who you are.
· This system will also be used to check in all visitors to our campus.
· All visitors are required to check in at the office and obtain a visitors pass using this computer system.
· During the school day, only visitors that have scheduled a specific time with the teacher to volunteer in the classroom will be allowed.
Thank you for following these procedures. Our goal is to provide a safe and orderly arrival and dismissal for all students.
about 1 year ago
Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration
On-going at CG Credle Elementary
please come to our front office to register
Kindergarten age child will be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2016
Pre-Kindergarten age child will be 4 years old on or before August 31, 2016
Plan to register your child at the school within your attendance zone according to the following schedule. If you are uncertain which school your child should attend, please contact the GCS Transportation Department at 919-693-6412.
Your Child Does Not Need To Attend Registration.
Things you are required to provide when registering your child:
- BIRTH CERTIFICATE
- PROOF OF ADDRESS/RESIDENCE
- IMMUNIZATION RECORD
- PHOTO ID FOR PARENT/GUARDIAN REGISTERING CHILD
The following items will be accepted for proof of residence:
- Electric Bill
- Gas bill
- Water Bill
- Rental/Lease/ Mortgage Agreement signed by the child's parents/guardian and owner of property. Item must have a current date.
- Proof of residence form - signed by authorized GCS Personnel
WE DO NOT ACCEPT CELL PHONE, CABLE, DIRECT TV OR DISH NETWORK BILLS
Immunizations Required by North Carolina State Law
According to North Carolina state law, all children entering public or private schools in North Carolina must present documented evidence of having received the following immunizations:
5 DTP, DTaP, or DT doses (If 4th dose is after 4th birthday, 5th dose is not required; DT requires medical exemption.)
4 POLIO VACCINE doses (If 3rd dose is after 4th birthday, 4th dose is not required.)
1-4 Hib doses (Series complete if at least 1 dose given on/after 15 months and before 5 years of age; not required after age 5.)
3 Hep B doses (Children born on or after July 1, 1994 are required to have 3 doses.)
2 Measles doses (at least 30 days apart; 1st dose on/after 12 months of age)
2 Mumps doses (One dose on or after 12 months of age and before age 16 months and a second dose before enrolling in school for the first time.)
1 Rubella dose (on/after 12 months of age)
1 Varicella dose (chickenpox) (on/after 12 months of age and before 19 months for children born on/after April 1, 2001) However, an individual with laboratory tests showing immunity or a history of chickenpox documented by a health care provider, parent, guardian or person in loco parents shall not be required to receive varicella vaccine.
All students are required by state law to have a physical examination within 12 months prior to the beginning of school. A Kindergarten Health Assessment is available at the school. The Kindergarten Health Assessment must be completed before the child enters kindergarten. Any student who has not attended a NC Public School needs to complete a Health Assessment.
Children must be five (5) years old by August 31 to enroll in public school kindergarten. The only exception to this is NC state legislation enacted in 1997 which allows gifted 4-year-old children who meet state and local criteria to enroll in public school kindergartens. Entering first graders must be six (6) years old by August 31. Ages must be verified by the child's birth certificate.
Is my child ready for school..............................?
Some helpful information and checklists for Parents
SCHOOL READINESS SURVEY
Not sure if your child is ready to tackle the world of kindergarten? Our Kindergarten Readiness Checklist will give you an idea on what areas your child is doing well in, and where they may need some extra attention. It's a good idea to do the checklist then work with your child in the areas they need extra help. In a few weeks, do the checklist again to see how much your child has improved.
Read the questions and answer then either Yes, or Not Yet.
Fine Motor Skills
1. Puts a 10 to 12 piece puzzle together
2. Holds scissors correctly
3. Holds a pencil or crayon properly
Gross Motor Skills
1. Runs, jumps and skips
2. Walks Backward
3. Walks up and down stairs
1. Uses words instead of being physical when angry
2. Speaks clearly so an adult can understand him/her
3. Plays with other children
4. Follows simple directions
5. Expresses feelings and needs
Before The First Day For The Children
Your child should know the following personal information before leaving for school:
-Emergency contact person's name
If your child does not know this information, write it down and put it inside a lunchbox, pocket or backpack. For safety, do not place this information on the outside of your child's clothing.
Do a "practice" walk to the bus stop. Point out landmarks along the way. This is a good time to talk about safety issues.
Take your child for a visit to the school. If you are planning to drop off and pick up your child, practice this procedure. Introduce your child to the teacher. Walk around the school. Find the cafeteria, classroom, computer rooms, playground, etc. Try to arrange a tour of the school building or check if one will be given at kindergarten registration.
USE PUBLIC RESTROOMS
Many children don't have a great deal of experience using a public restroom. Give your child opportunities to use restrooms in public places. Talk about health and safety issues such as: how to check if the stall is clean enough to use, how to wash hands, etc. This enables your child to feel more comfortable with using the restroom at school.
Additional Things to Consider.......
HEALTH & SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS
In addition to school registration and health care appointments, there are several health and safety issues to be considered. As you get your child ready to enter school, consider the following health and safety recommendations.
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
If your child has special health care needs such as asthma, food allergies or diabetes, teachers and school nurses should know about them and be able to help in emergencies. Your child's health care provider will need to complete a Medication Authorization Form for all medications that your child needs to take while in school. If your child has a chronic condition such as asthma or diabetes, you will want to develop an action plan or individual health plan of care with your child's primary health care provider and the school nurse to make certain everyone knows what actions to take when your child is at school. If your child has special dietary requirements, your child's health care provider will need to provide the school with a medical prescription for the special diet and dietary precautions. Please talk with your child's teacher and other school staff about your child's special health care needs and the school health plan of care for your child.
An overfilled backpack can strain muscles and cause pain in the shoulders and back and can affect your child's posture. A loaded backpack should weigh no more than five pounds. Shoulder straps should be wide and padded. Children should always use both straps.
SCHOOL BUS SAFETY
It is helpful for parents to introduce themselves to the bus driver and discuss appropriate behavior on the bus. Choosing a buddy to sit with each day may cut down on negative behavior. Parents are encouraged to talk with their child about their experiences riding the school bus.
NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast provides fuel necessary for a child's brain and makes learning easier. High protein, low sugar breakfast foods such as whole grain cereals, yogurt, fruit, or peanut butter and jelly are good choices for your child. More and more children are becoming overweight. The extra pounds affect your child's health, activity, and self esteem. Review the school lunch menus with your children and help them make healthy low fat, low sugar choices. Or, you may wish to send healthy food choices from home for your children. Snacks are also an important source of needed nutrition for children. Beginning this year, NC law does not allow high sugar non-nutrient candy and soda in kindergarten and elementary school vending machines. Physical education will be part of your child's school day. Parents can support a healthy and active lifestyle by spending additional time each day in physical activities they and their child can enjoy together.
The North Carolina 2005 Calibrated K-5 Dental Assessment showed that 42 percent of children already had tooth decay by the time they entered elementary school. More than one in every five kindergarten children had untreated decay. Six out of every ten children in North Carolina are expected to be affected by dental disease by the age of 17 years old. Brushing, flossing, cutting down on sugary snacks and getting regular dental care are the best ways to prevent dental disease. Parents are encouraged to practice these behaviors too.
Many school age children do not get enough sleep. Lack of sleep makes it harder for children to pay attention in class and to learn. Children 5-9 years of age need at least 10 to11 hours of sleep each night. Parents can establish a routine bedtime with a relaxation time before lights are turned out.
KNOW THEIR FRIENDS
Friendships are an important part of school success. Children who feel good about themselves and have positive relationships with friends are more likely to enjoy school and work hard there. You can help by getting to know your child's friends and their parents and by noticing how your child interacts with others. This critical information will help you look out for risky behaviors and will give you the chance to address troubling situations before they get out of hand.
about 1 year ago
C.G. Credle Elementary School Anti-Bullying Policy
Everyone at C. G. Credle Elementary School is committed to making our school a safe and caring place for all students. We will treat each other with respect, and we refuse to tolerate bullying in any form at our school. The State of North Carolina, Granville County Schools, and Credle all support an anti-bullying policy.
Bullying is unfair and one-sided. It happens when someone keeps hurting, frightening, threatening, or leaving someone out on purpose.
Examples of bullying include (but are not limited to):
- Hurting someone physically by hitting, kicking, tripping, pushing, and so on
- Stealing or damaging another person’s things
- Ganging up on someone
- Teasing someone in a hurtful way
- Using put-downs, such as insulting someone’s race or making fun of someone for being a boy or girl
- Touching or showing private body parts
- Spreading rumors about someone (verbally or via computer)
- Leaving someone out on purpose or trying to get other students not to play with someone
Staff at our school will do the following things to prevent bullying and help children feel safe at school:
- Closely supervise students in all areas of the school and playground
- Watch for signs of bullying and stop it when it happens
- Respond quickly and sensitively to bullying reports
- Take seriously families’ concerns about bullying
- Look into all reported bullying incidents
- Assign consequences for bullying based on the school discipline code
- Provide protection for students who report bullying
Students at our school will do the following things to prevent bullying:
- Treat each other respectfully
- Refuse to bully others
- Refuse to let others be bullied
- Refuse to watch, laugh, or join in when someone is being bullied
- Try to include everyone in play, especially those who are often left out
- Report bullying to an adult (teacher, administrator, or counselor)
What Parents Can Do: Encourage your child to be respectful and kind to others. If there is a concern, talk to your child about the incident and contact the school immediately and speak to an administrator. All complaints of bullying will be promptly investigated and appropriate action will be taken by administration.
For more information, please see GCS Board Policy Code: 1710/4021/7230 Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying
I understand and support C. G. Credle Elementary’s anti-bullying policy.
__________________________ ______ __________________________ ______
Parent Signature Date Student Signature Date
Helpful Information For Parents
about 1 year ago
Important Information For Parents
The Parent's Role in their child's education. Click on the link below to visit PBS for Parents and find out how important you are to your child being a life long learner.
Wondering how to help your children with homework? Please click on the link below and visit PBS Parents for very helpful information
To help you understand the Parent Teacher Partnership please visit PBS Parents and read these very helpful articles.
Helping Your Child Learn To Read
about 1 year ago
Helping Your Child Learn To Read
Your child learning to read starts at home. It continues when they start school and the school and parents become partners on their journey to reading. Please read the suggestions below to learn how to better help your child become a successful lifelong reader.
Why is it important for my child to read?
The ability to read is vital. It paves the way to success in school, which can build self-confidence and motivate your child to set high expectations for life.
People read for many reasons:
- for pleasure and interest
- for work
- to obtain information that will help them make choices and decisions
- to understand directions (such as those on street signs and in recipe books)
- to learn about the world
- to keep in touch with family and friends
How will my child learn to read?
Learning to read does not happen all at once. It involves a series of stages that lead, over time, to independent reading and to fluency.
The best time for children to start learning to read is when they are very young, usually at the preschool level. This is when they are best able to start developing basic reading skills.
The stages involved in learning to read are listed below.
1. The pre-reader and the beginning reader:
- likes to look at books and likes to be read to
- likes to behave like a reader – for example, holds books and pretends to read them
- learns about words by looking at picture books and playing with blocks that have letters on them, magnetic letters, and so on
- learns about words from songs, rhymes, traffic signs, and logos on packages of food
- learns how text works – for example, where a story starts and finishes and which way the print proceeds
- begins to understand that his or her own thoughts can be put into print
- uses pictures and memory to tell and retell a story
2. The emerging reader:
- is ready to receive instructions about reading
- learns that text is a common way to tell a story or to convey information
- begins to match written words to spoken words and to perceive relationships between sounds and letters
- begins to experiment with reading, and is willing to try to say words out loud when reading simple texts
- finds the pictures helpful in understanding the text, and learns that the words convey a message consistent with the pictures
3. The early reader:
- develops more confidence and uses a variety of methods, such as relying on visual cues, to identify words in texts
- adapts his or her reading to different kinds of texts
- recognizes many words, knows a lot about reading, and is willing to try new texts
4. The fluent reader:
- thinks of reading as a good thing and does it automatically
- uses a variety of methods to identify words and their meanings
- can read various kinds of texts and predict events in a story
- relates the meaning of books to his or her own experience and knowledge, and understands what is new
It takes time to pass through each of these stages, and your child will need plenty of attention and support as he or she moves through them. You can play a leading role in helping your child acquire the reading skills he or she needs to succeed!
How can I help my child?
As a parent, you are your child's first and most important teacher. When you help your child learn to read, you are opening the door to a world of books and learning.
Reading aloud to children is the best way to get them interested in reading. Before long they will grow to love stories and books. Eventually they will want to read on their own.
With the help of parents, children can learn how to read and can practise reading until they can read for their own enjoyment. Then they will have a whole world of information and knowledge at their fingertips!
Reading can be a family activity. Spending time with word games, stories, and books will help your child to:
- gather information and learn about the world
- learn how stories and books work – that they have beginnings, endings, characters, and themes
- build a rich vocabulary by reading and talking about new words
- learn how to listen and how to think
- learn the sounds of language and language patterns
- fall in love with books
Its natural to want to compare your childs reading abilities with those of other children of the same age, but not all children develop reading skills at the same pace. Whats important is that you are aware of your childs reading level so that you can choose books and activities that will help him or her improve. Use the tips in this guide and work with your childs teacher and others to improve your childs reading skills.
What tips can I use to help my child learn to read?
Tip 1 – Talk to Your Child
Oral language is the foundation for reading. Listening and speaking are a childs first introduction to language. Talking and singing teach your child the sounds of language, making it easier for him or her to learn how to read.
Here are some things you can do to help your child build an appreciation for words and language:
- Tell family stories about yourself, your child's grandparents, and other relatives.
- Talk to your child as much as possible about things you are doing and thinking.
- Ask your child lots of questions.
- Encourage your child to tell you what he or she thinks or feels.
- Ask your child to tell you about his or her day – about activities and games played.
- Be patient! Give your child time to find the words he or she wants to use.
- Sing songs, such as the alphabet song, and recite nursery rhymes, encouraging your child to join in.
- Play rhyming and riddle games.
Tip 2 – Make Reading Fun
Reading aloud can be a lot of fun, not just for parents but for all family members. Here are some ways to get the most out of reading to your young child:
- Read with drama and excitement! Use different voices for different characters in the story. Use your childs name instead of a characters name. Make puppets and use them to act out a story.
- Re-read your childs favourite stories as many times as your child wants to hear them, and choose books and authors that your child enjoys.
- Read stories that have repetitive parts and encourage your child to join in.
- Point to words as you read them. This will help your child make a connection between the words he or she hears you say and the words on the page.
- Read all kinds of material – stories, poems, information books, magazine and newspaper articles, and comics.
- Encourage relatives and friends to give your child books as gifts.
- Take your child to the library and look at interactive CD-ROMs and the Internet, as well as books.
- Subscribe to a magazine for your child. He or she will love receiving mail!
The more you enjoy the reading experience, the more your child will enjoy it.
Tip 3 – Read Every Day
Children love routine, and reading is something that you and your child can look forward to every day. By taking the time to read with your child, you show him or her that reading is important and fun to do.
Try to read with your child as often as possible. Its the best thing you can do to help him or her learn at school! It also allows you to spend time together in an enjoyable way and to build a strong and healthy relationship.
- Start reading with your child when he or she is very young.
- Set aside a special time each day when you can give your full attention to reading with your child.
- Choose a comfortable spot to read, where you can be close to your child. Make it your "reading place"! Set aside a special shelf in that area for your childs books.
- Choose a variety of books.
- Vary the length of reading time according to your childs age and interests. For young children, several short sessions (of 10 minutes each) may be better than one long session (of 30 minutes).
- Read slowly so that your child can form a mental picture of what is happening in the story.
- Praise your child for his or her ideas and participation!
- When you and your child are away from home, take along books, magazines, and books-on-tape for your child to read and listen to.
- Keep reading to your child even after he or she has learned to read. By reading stories that will interest your child but that are above his or her reading level, you can stretch your childs understanding and keep alive the magic of shared reading.
Tip 4 – Set an Example
As a parent, you are your child's most important role model. If your child sees you reading, especially for pleasure or information, he or she will understand that reading is a worthwhile activity.
You can also share many daily reading activities with your child. Here are some ideas:
- Read recipes, food labels, schedules, maps, instructions, and brochures.
- Read traffic signs and signs in stores and restaurants.
- Look up information in cookbooks, manuals, phone books, atlases, and dictionaries.
- Read greeting cards, letters, and e-mail messages to and from relatives and friends.
Tip 5 – Talk About Books
Talking about the books you read is just as important as reading them. Discussing a story or a book with your child helps your child understand it and connect it to his or her own experience of life. It also helps enrich your child's vocabulary with new words and phrases.
Here are some ways to help your child acquire skills in comprehension, reasoning, and critical thinking:
- Ask your child about the kinds of books he or she would like to read.
- Talk to your child about your favourite books from childhood, and offer to read them.
- Encourage your child to ask questions and to comment on the story and pictures in a book – before, during, and after reading it.
- Look at the cover and the title of a book with your child, and ask your child what he or she thinks might happen in the story.
- Encourage your child to think critically about the story. Does he or she agree or disagree with the author? Why?
- Think out loud about the story as you read, and encourage your child to do the same. For example, ask, "Does this make sense? Why or why not?"
- Give your child time to think about the story, and then ask him or her about it again a few days later.
Tip 6 – Listen to your child read
As your child learns to read, listen to him or her read aloud. Reading to you gives your child a chance to practise and to improve his or her reading skills.
As you listen to your child, remember that your reactions are important. Above all, listen without interrupting. Be enthusiastic and praise your child as often as you can. If possible, be specific with your praise so that your child knows what he or she is doing well.
- Show your child that you are enjoying the story by indicating interest and by asking questions.
- Give your child time to figure out tricky words, and show your child how he or she can learn from mistakes.
- Try to have your child read aloud to you at times when there will be no interruptions.
- Make sure that your child selects books that arent too difficult. Dont worry if the books your child chooses are a little easier than the ones he or she reads at school.
- Encourage your child to "listen" to his or her own reading. Listening will help him or her hear mistakes and try to fix them.
- Take turns reading with your child, especially if he or she is just beginning to read, or try reading together.
- Talk about a story after your child has read it, to make sure that he or she understands it.
Dont forget to encourage your child to read on his or her own!
Tip 7 – Show that you value your child's efforts
Remember, your child needs to know that you value his or her efforts. Children learn to read over time, with lots of practice and support from parents and teachers.
Here are some ways you can show your child that you have confidence in his or her ability to learn:
- Be aware of your childs reading level, but use that information in a positive way. Choose books and activities that are at the right level and that will help your child improve his or her reading skills.
- Be patient and flexible in your efforts to help your child.
- Show your child that you see him or her as a growing reader, and praise his or her efforts to learn.
Where can I get help?
Dont feel that you are alone. Family members and friends may be willing to support you in helping your child learn to read. Your childs teacher and local librarians are knowledgeable and can offer help. You can also seek advice from community organizations such as child care centres and from your family doctor.
Your Childs Teacher
When children see their parents and teachers working together, they feel more secure and confident. Taking an interest in your child's education will help your child do better in school.
Your childs teacher can provide advice about helping your child learn to read. Here are some topics you could discuss with the teacher:
- your child's reading level
- the reading goals for your child and how you can support your child in working towards those goals
- books that your child could read easily and books that he or she would find more difficult
- books and authors your child might enjoy
- the level of your child's interest in reading – for example, whether he or she chooses to read for enjoyment
- reading strategies your child could use
- books or guides that could help you help your child
Your childs teacher can suggest a variety of strategies that your child can and should use to learn how to read, and especially to get through difficult passages.
For example, your childs teacher may suggest some or all of the following strategies for your child to try if he or she gets stuck on a word:
- Think about what word would make sense in the story or sentence.
- Sound the word out.
- Think of a word that looks and sounds similar.
- Look for parts of the word that are familiar.
- Think about what word would sound right in the sentence.
- Check the pictures and the punctuation marks for clues.
- Go back and read again.
- Ask for help with the word.
about 1 year ago
Dolch or Sight Words
A list of English sight words, The Dolch Word List, was compiled by Edward William Dolch, PhD, in 1948. Dolch compiled the list based on words used in children's reading books in the 1930s and 40s. The list contains 220 words that must be quickly recognized in order to achieve reading fluency.
The Dolch Word List is also called Sight Words. It includes the most frequently used words in the English language. Sight words make up 50 to 70 percent of any general text. Therefore, teaching The Dolch Word List is a crucial goal of education in grades kindergarten through 3.
We suggest you print this list and work with your child on these words by making flashcards until they have them memorized. This will help them to be more successful as they are learning to read.
about 1 year ago
Hey there everybody! It’s time to start cutting and saving those BoxTops! Box Tops for Education is a fun and easy way to help support C.G.Credle!
What do you need to do? Simply cut those Box Tops and turn them in! That’s it! Make sure that the students’ and teachers’ name is on the collection sheet, Ziploc bag or envelope that you send the Box Tops in. That way your child will receive credit for turning them in. Did you know that each Box Top coupon is worth a 10¢ to Credle students? One dime may not seem like much, but we are helping our children to grow one dime at a time!
C. G. CREDLE THANKS YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
GO CREDLE CUBS!