Hometown Hero, Gina Houston, Honored!
On Friday November 7th, 1st grade teacher Gina Houston was ambushed in her classroom by students, staff, and family as she was awarded the October "Hometown Hero" award for Catawba County. Mrs. Houston, a second year teacher, was nominated to be a "Hometown Hero" in a monthly contest supported by the law firm of Charles G. Monnett III & Associates and Domino's Pizza. Bob Dill, representing the law firm, and Taylor Patterson who represented Domino's Pizza joined assistant principal Cory Klassett to award her.
"Charles Monnett's wife has worked in public education her entire career. He knows first-hand the enormous time and effort teachers put into their classroom in order to provide the best education for their students - and how they spend hundreds of dollars of their own money every year on classroom supplies. To recognize the commitment our teachers make to their students the law firm of Charles G. Monnett III & Associates has chosen to award one deserving teacher in each county in our area a $250 Visa Gift Card for classroom supplies each month during the upcoming school year. Each month, the winning teacher in each county will receive a $250 gift card... and, to celebrate, their classroom will receive a Domino's Pizza Party! The Hometown Hero Teacher Appreciation Award showcases one amazing teacher each month in Mecklenburg, Lincoln, Catawba, Iredell, Cabarrus and Union Counties to celebrate the hard work and dedication of teachers throughout our area."
After a small celebration in their classroom, students escorted Mrs. Houston through the halls of Claremont Elementary. She was greeted by the entire student body and staff who had made signs, banners, and streamers to celebrate in her honor!
Congratulations Mrs. Houston!!!
SchoolWay App Available to Parents!
Parents at Claremont Elementary can now stay connected through the SchoolWay app, available in both Google Play and the App Store. The FREE SchoolWay app allows parents to receive notifications of school events, emergencies and reminders immediately through your mobile device. SchoolWay also accesses the school calendar, lunch menu, weather, school contact information, Powerschools, and gradebook features. Simply download the app, register with an email, receive your confirmation email, log into the app, then choose your role as parent and select your state, your district, and your school. This great new app will even allow you to choose multiple schools if you have students enrolled other places than Claremont Elementary.
Get connected today!!!
Title I "Take a Book Break" is a Success!
153 people joined Literacy Specialist Meredith Herman and Media Coordinator Amanda Moose on November 6th for a Book Break. Students, parents, and grandparents gathered in the school's media center and attended one of two sessions that were offered to teach reading strategies for parents. Parents also learned about new digital resources available to their students through Follett, Pebble Go and Tumblebooks. While spending time with together enjoying reading, guest enjoyed a snack prepared by our cafeteria staff. At the end of the event, every student was allowed to select a book of their choice along with an informative bookmark. Thanks parents for coming out to read!
NC Author Visits Claremont Elementary
On Monday November 3rd, NC author Libby Bagby visited the 4th and 5th grade students of Claremont Elementary. Bagby, an award-winning author from Roaring Gap, returned to debut her newest book K9 Deputies: A Plott Hound Tale. Her mission to share the story of her Plott Hound Lucky, continues as she educates students about our state dog. Lucky was a rescue dog who's legacy carries on to teach students important character traits. Her newest book is her first work of non-fiction. In K9 Deputies, Mrs. Bagby shares how Plott hounds are being used by the Guilford County Sheriff's office to find missing children and elderly people. Claremont's 5th grade students were especially excited about the new book, since they were given the opportunity last year to preview, edit and make suggestions to Mrs. Bagby before publication. To thank these students for all their efforts, a picture of Claremont's 5th graders and their 4th grade teachers appears in the front of the book as a dedication! Students were so excited! Thank you Mrs. Bagby!
International Walk to School Day
Wednesday October 8th!
Please join our staff and students as we participate in the International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 8th. Started by Safe Kids and FedEx in 2000, this program strives to bring attention to pedestrian safety. Students will walk from St. Mark's Church to our school together as they learn important safety reminders. Lessons which support the P.E. curriculum will also be taught in classrooms by trained professionals through our partnership with Catawba Valley Medical Center. Come out an join the fun and WALK TO SCHOOL!
Bethlehem United Methodist Church Loves our School!
This summer Bethlehem United Methodist church partnered with Claremont Elementary for a huge 3rd Annual “Back to School Bash”. The church donated over 200 plus backpacks filled with school supplies for students here at Claremont Elementary. They not only donated school supplies for our students but also for our teachers! This was a wonderful way to support our students and staff here at Claremont! A “BIG THANK YOU” goes out to Bethlehem United Methodist church and all its members for giving to the school community!
CONGRATULATIONS CLAREMONT DONOR'S CHOOSE WINNERS!
If you are looking for a great way to help your child's classroom or know a grandparent, aunt, uncle or even a friend that wants to help....please visit the Donor's Choose website and support Claremont Elementary! We still have many grants out there to be funded and we need your help...so spread the word!
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