CTA will be closed tomorrow, Monday, April 16.
REMINDER: Tomorrow is an Early Release Day. 6-12 dismissed at 12:45 p.m.; K-5 dismissed at 1 p.m.
Attention CTA Parents. Charter Day at the Capitol is Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Our Charger Voices will be featured at the festivities singing the National Anthem and one other song on the steps of the Capitol in Lansing. We encourage families to attend. The CTA bus will leave our school at 7 am and return approximately 3 pm. We have room for 10 parents on our bus. Preference will be given to parents of students in Charger Voices on a first come, first served basis. Parents of those students have until this Friday, at 12 noon to send me an email reserving their spot. Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org. After 12 noon on Friday, if there are any spots left, we will open it up to all parents, first come, first served.
Today we have @charterschools visiting @ctachargers to interview Mrs. Campbell @buildingaloveoflearning @kaylamircea for her top 5, 2018 Michigan Charter School Teacher of the year nomination. Great day to be a CHARGER!! #learning #teacheroftheyear #proud #teachersofinstagram #hardwork #relationships
REMINDER: SAT/PSAT Testing is tomorrow! Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and testing begins at 7:45 a.m. There will be no KCTC transportation. Rest up for the big day!
Reminders: *Census forms are due TOMORROW 3/29. *Thurs., Mar. 29 is a student and staff early release day. 6-12 dismissed at 12:45 p.m., K-5 dismissed at 1:00 p.m. *Have a wonderful spring break!
I am proud of all my staff, but when you make the top 5 (and still going) out of over 6,000 charter school teachers in Michigan you deserve an extra pat on the back and much appreciation. Congratulaions to my third grade teacher, Kayla Campbell! You make us proud! https://www.facebook.com/MICharters/videos/10156845977895961/
Good Morning! I hope all of you had a great snow day! During the month of February CTA focused on the character trait: OPTIMISM!! K-5th grade students received optimism cards when they were caught being optimistic. Each student that received a card, placed the card in an envelope and 6 students were randomly chosen to have a special lunch with Mrs. Mattson this Friday! Congrats to all our CHARGERS that were caught demonstrating OPTIMISM!! March we will focus on: WORK ETHIC and pay close attention to our behavior and choices!
We are so EXCITED to kick off our Elementary Reading Olympics tomorrow morning!!! Tune in tomorrow for a video post of what we will be showing during our opening ceremonies. We are so excited to share with you that tomorrow morning we will have a special guest reader Kayla Delzer! She will Skype in to read to all our students!!! Check out Kayla's bio information and her webpage! Kayla Delzer: Internationally Awarded 3rd Grade Teacher. CEO: Top Dog Teaching, Inc. Global Keynote Speaker. Best-Selling Author. Flexible Seating Pioneer. TEDx Speaker. 2018 Sioux Award Winner. Innovative Education Task Force Member. Technology Champion. Digital Citizenship Expert. Global Thought Leader. http://www.topdogteaching.com
Our 4th graders finished up our informational text reading unit with an Escape Room Challenge. They had four rounds of categorizing text into informational, narrative informational, or hybrid informational. After each round of correctly identifying the text, the group got a code card to unlock the chain. The final round of identifying gave them the key to unlock the box to reveal homework passes and gumballs (Their favorites!) They had an absolute blast and worked so hard to "escape the room"!
We're excited about our new app and website!