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David M.

Cox Elementary School Achieving Excellence

Cox Cub Weekly News

Volume 5, Issue 13 Mrs. Tara Imboden, Principal
Dec. 14, 2015-Jan. 8, 201 Dr. Christine Clayman, A. Principal

Happy New Year Cox Families!

Cub Cheers: Congratulations to the classes for doing Friday Announcements and sounding awesome on the intercom:
Mrs. Grenstiners class and Mrs. Husneys class! Congratulations to the following students for receiving Cox Cub of the
Week: Isiah Soza, London Palmer, Geanna Everett, Anabelle Lea, Kayla Spencer, Zoey Camacho, Jacob Hanson,
Cooper Toone, Andrew Moffit, Max Solomon, Micah Sadler, Ethan Phillips, Alexander Pena, Tayla Truman, Ella Creer, Chase
Hartley, June Ransom, Dhyana Vekeria, Maria Rivera, Camrynn Newberry, Kaydance Greer,
Brandon Perea-Randolph, Isidor Jefic, Gavin Kawaguchi, Jordyn Noble-Bush, Tori Piccininni, Joshua Andrade,
Delaney Nash, Jasmitha Basavaraju, Samantha Katz, Jacob Schollaert, Max Martin, and Rebecca Frommer. Finally,
congratulations to Mrs. Pisano and Mrs. Beatty for receiving the Cox Teachers of the Week.
Musical Performance on Friday: Our third grade classes will be performing this Friday for the school with two
performances; one at 9:30 am and the other at 2:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room.
Drama Club Presents: Congratulations to all our students who performed in our Peter Plan play from Drama
Club! It was an outstanding play! Thank you to all the teachers and parents for the hard work put into getting
ready for the performance!
PSTAPT Conferences: As many of you know, the week prior to Winter Break was CCSDs parent-teacher conferences!
Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend as our school had a 96% conference completion rate! Your support is
invaluable to educating our students!
Milers January Student Winners: Justin Martin, Jacob Partida, Matthew Saewitz, Devin Zicha, Athena Arhontas,
Brilyn Perryman, and Olive Stefano! These students received prizes for their names being drawn in our monthly Milers
PTA News: Dont forget our January PTA meeting is Tuesday, 1/12/16 at 6:00 pm in our school library. We hope you can
make it. Congratulations to Mr. Shafrans class, Mrs. Beattys class, and Mrs. Segals class; they were the class winners for
collecting the most Box Tops and have earned an Otter Pop treat!
DMC BETA Honor Club: Congratulations to the following students who were recently accepted into the David M. Cox
Honor BETA Club: Kaylee Walters, Camrynn Newberry, Marissa Cooper, Brooke Rust, Morgan Brooks, Madeleine Hebert,
Kennedi Logan, Kara Ballou, Luke Hughes, Elaina Aguilar, Sofia De La Cruz, Corinn Sloop, Eva Powell, Andrew Clayman,
Matthew Saiewitz, Alexa Riches, Ethan Araki, Sydney Heyman, Rebecca Frommer, Max Segal, Isaiah Manning, and
Isabel Deijhers. These students model outstanding behavior at school, volunteer to assist with others at school, and have
maintained an A/B average in all their academic subjects!
Some Mid-Year Reminders:
Our Office Manager is now Mrs. Janosik, our Registrar is Mrs. Penney, and our School Aide is Mrs. Alexander.
Remember to please ONLY TURN RIGHT out of our lot during drop off and dismissal times, no vehicles may be in
the bus lane, and our gates open for pick up at 3:10 pm. We still are a closed campus in the morning and open in the
Also, students are not released after 3:10 pm and cannot be on campus prior to 8:50 am (unless they are running at
When picking up your student, you will need to show ID and please be aware of your childs lunch schedule if picking
up early to ensure they get a chance to have their lunch. Lunches are as follows: First lunch (K and 1 st ) 11:20am
-11:55 am, Second lunch (2nd and 4th) 11:50 am-12:25 pm, and Third lunch (3rd and 5th)
12:20 pm 12:55 pm.

District and State Testing Update: Our K-2 students will continue to take the benchmark-district assessment Acuity for ELA
and math. The district has purchased a benchmark assessment for grades 3-5 but currently only has ELA and has made it
optional for all elementary schools. Our 3-5 grade teachers have opted to take the test as it is the only online test available to
our students for SBAC preparation. We will be using the state mandated SBAC tests for ELA and Math in grades 3-5 but will
not be using the company Measured Progress. Again, as last year, 5 th grade will take the science CRTs which we are told will
also be online. There is no separate state writing assessment. Acuity begins at the end of this month and the 3-5 Interim will be
available sometime next month. The state SBAC assessments for 3-5 window will begin in April and continue through May.
A Look Ahead:
Jan 4
School Resumes
Jan 4-29
K-5 AIMs Benchmark Assessments
Jan 12
PTA Mtg 6 pm Library
Jan 15
First Semester Ends
Jan 15
Third Grade Musical Performance
Jan 18
No School
Jan 20-Feb 12 Acuity Testing Grades K-2
Jan 22
Reportcards sent home
Jan 26
Bookworm Breakfast 8 am MP Room
Jan 29
Feb 1-29
Feb 12
Feb 12
Feb 15
Feb 26
Mar 4

Honor Roll Assemblies

WIDA Testing for Second Language Students
Progress Reports Go Home
Pastries w/Parents 9:00 am MP Rm
No School
Progress Reports Go Home
Fourth Grade Music Performance