Spelling Bee Update

Canyon Creek School performed their yearly Spelling Bee on February 23rd, 2017. We would like to congratulate all those who participated in the Bee! We would also like to thank all of those who came to view.

Canyon Creek School will be sending Ashley Toombs (8th Grade), Jessica Thompson (6th Grade), and Sophia Timm (7th Grade) to Skyview's County Spelling Bee. Additionally, Grace Timm (8th Grade) and Beau Bergstrom (7th Grade) will be on standby as alternates (should any of the above mentioned candidates become sick or unable to attend the County Bee).

The County Bee will be held at Skyview at 9:00 am on Saturday, March 4th. We hope you will consider coming to support those from our school who will be participating. Way to go Cougars!

Kindergarten Round Up 2017-2018

Kindergarten Round Up will be held on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017.

If you have a child, or know someone with a child, who will be 5 years old by September 10th, 2017... 

Please call the school to set up an appointment (656-4471).

At the Round Up, the kindergarten teacher will do a brief assessment of your child and you will be asked to fill out enrollment forms.

Please bring an official birth certificate, immunization records, a water or electricity bill with your name and address on it to verify attendance area, and your child.

Please share this with any families in your neighborhood who have children of age for kindergarten!

BoxTops 2017

Great job and a big thank you to all our families who participated in BoxTops this year! For our spring collection, we were able to raise $174.60! That made our years worth of submissions just under $500! Awesome!

You will find a March collection sheet in this newsletter. Even though this years submissions are over, please keep collecting BoxTops so that we can have a jump start on next year! BoxTops can still be turned in at the school the rest of the year.

Lego Robotics 2017

For the past three years, Canyon Creek has been running a Lego Robotics Club. This is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) program that allows students the opportunity to take academic concepts coupled with real-world lessons as students apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in contexts.

This year we decided to register our club through FIRST LEGO league robotics!

What this means is this year we are participating in competitions against other schools. The program is run by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and our task for this year was two-fold; in that we had to research a real-world problem, Animal Allies, and are challenged to develop a solution. Students also had to design, build, and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS and compete on a table-top playing field.

Our team "LEGO my robot!" consists of Mrs. Halama and Mrs. Howard mentoring and a group of 6th-8th grade students: Sarah Meron, Sean Meron, Georgia Goldberg, Josh Broveak, Noah Bickelhaupt, Noah Berg, Tyler Walter, Beau Bergstrom, Kody Gust, Ayden Gilbert, and Talen Kind. We started in early September working 2 mornings a week and we just traveled to the Montana State competition at MSU-B Bozeman on January 28th! Our students put in extra time before and after school, as well as on a Saturday, in order to prepare for this competition. 

There were 72 FLL teams from across Montana competing in Bozeman at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. Our students chose to research and present to the judges the topic, "How trash affects animals in the wild and what we can do to lessen the littler on the roadsides, rives, and parks." Our students performed very well at the activities table. They programmed their robot using coding, sensors, rotations, and programs. The table had several tasks that allowed our students to try to compete. Our team split up to tackle several of the tasks. Our team tied for 13th place out of the 72 teams. This was an excellent accomplishment for our very first year competing!

We are very proud of the hard work everyone put into this years Lego Robotics Club. We cannot wait to get started preparing for next  year. In the meantime, we will be running a beginner's club this spring on one morning per week. This will allow current 5th-8th graders that would like to learn more and see if they want to join our team next year! Our members who performed this year will mentor those who are considering joining next year.

To learn more about FIRST please visit the website www.firstinspires.org

RevTrak Update

Great News! Revtrak, the electric payment system, has been up and running since Friday, November 18th.

You can go to the one-click button on canyoncreekschool.org to set up your account (you must set up an account in order to proceed)

and then can begin using it. You will need your PowerSchool Parent Portal Access ID number and your PowerSchool Access Password to set up your account. If you need help or don't know your number, please contact Mrs. Carroll at either 656-4471 ext. 202 pr This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

If you enter that number and password and still get the message for "failed PowerSchool Application" outlined in red, click on the link shown and it will take you to where you will create an account. i am also the person you will get if you click on the customer service link on RevTrak.

It's wonderful to hear some of you are already using the system. It should be a huge convenience to you for making payments. If you combine all your kids into one transaction, you pay only one transaction fee as opposed to paying one per child. Again, this system is your choice, we are still accepting paymets by check and cash at the office.

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