December 14 English

December, 2014
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Kelly Thornton
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Lisa Murphy
FAX 239.768.5415
Dear Treeline Families:
12/5 Story Time 9:30 AM
12/5 Santa Picture Day
12/19 Hurricane Makeup
No School
Winter Break
No School
December is such a busy month at an elementary school! We have so many things to do before we have our winter
vaca on. I encourage each of you to keep an eye on our webpage, account and this so that you
don’t miss a thing! I want to take a moment to thank all of you for the tremendous response to our collec on for
soldiers that we completed in early November. I was overwhelmed with the amount of items donated! We also
completely sold out of School Checks and were able to make a profit of over $2,000 that will go toward all the extras
we need for students. I appreciate the parent involvement here at Treeline. Whether you come in to volunteer,
assist the teacher from home, send in Box Tops for Educa on, have lunch with your child, check that their homework
is complete, your children see that you value educa on. There is no gi you can give them during this season of giving.
Happy Holidays,
Kelly Thornton
The Annual School
Public Accountability
(SPAR) report with
data about Treeline
Elementary School is
available for your
review in our front
to send in your
Box Tops!
The School Board of Lee County,
Cathleen O'Daniel Morgan, District 3,
Steven K. Teuber, District 4,
Vice Chairman
Mary Fischer, District 1
Jeanne S. Dozier, District 2
Pamela H. LaRiviere , District 5
Nancy J. Graham, Ed.D
Ah, it’s that wonderful me of year again when the ads for holiday gi buying begin to appear on TV and all of a
sudden our children want/need/must have things they didn’t even know existed before they saw the ad! This year I
encourage you as parents to stress the idea of GIVING rather than receiving this holiday season. There is a beau ful
book in our Media Center at Treeline that illustrates the idea of giving so beau fully. It is called “The Giving Tree”
and I would encourage you to read this book with your children. I decided to share some ideas on how you can
stress with your children the importance of giving to others this season:
Adopt a family less fortunate and give them gi s for the holidays.
Have your child pick a book and a toy of theirs and take it to a pediatric wing of a local hospital.
Invite a needy family to have dinner with you.
Find an organiza on that supports children around the world and donate money or possessions. This could
also serve as a good geography lesson with your children. Your child could also write le.ers to these children.
Organize a party where your children and other children in your neighborhood make gi s to give to less fortunate children in your community.
Visit a nursing home or assisted living facility and sing songs or read to their residents.
Plant a tree and help children understand the importance of caring for our environment.
Volunteer me at an animal shelter.
Have your child assist an elderly person with chores around their home.
These are but a few examples of ways you could emphasize giving—you and your children could think of many
more. Enjoy every precious moment with your children this holiday season as we know they are grown way too
quickly. Happy Holidays Treeline family!
Connie Rogers
School Counselor
I am always available to assist students and parents with any academic, social-emotional, behavioral
or personal issues. Please feel free to contact me at 768-5208.
THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the Military Drive in
October. Treeline collected over 1,200 items, filling 24 boxes, that
are being sent to our Army troops in Saudi Arabia.
That is amazing!
Book Ba le Team
A+en,on 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students interested in trying out for the Book Ba+le team! All fi5een of the
Sunshine State Reader books must be read and tested on by January 23, 2015 in order to qualify for the
next level of try-outs. If you’ve read all fi5een books and passed the AR test with a score of 80% or higher,
you will be able to sit for the final round of qualifica,ons which includes a test with ques,ons from all
fi5een SSR books. We will be using the results from this test to choose six members and one alternate to
make up our Treeline Book Ba+le team. This team will compete in May at the 2015 Book
Ba+le compe,,on.
Keep on reading!
Weekly, we will recognize “ Star Students” from each class for being responsible, respectful,
and safe. The students are congratulated, get a certificate, and a group photo is taken to
hang in the front office and put on our school web page.
October 6th
Jennifer Alcala
Ar’tasia Bussey
Camryn Clark
Robert Coleman
Ethan Dorador
Lauren Dumas
Emily Freire
Ashley Gaspard
Kandyss Innarelli
Christopher Jamieson
Holly Kenny
Hangu Nguyen
Aidan Schendel
Kamber Smith
Tyler Van Hoose
Sheena Vil
Pierce Warren
Grayson Yelvington
October 13th
October 20th
Ashley Baltazar
Alexis Dice
Ashley Duarte
Karina Gonzalez
Jade Grant
Ja’Nell Gray
Landyn Higginbotham
Valeria Mar nez
Johnny Mendiola
Demetrie Morgan
Jash Patel
Daniel Silas
Ethan Stephen
Nevaeh Tamas
Iris Villanueva
Dayvontay Watson
Cody Wengler
Kevin Zheng
Urshia Asif
Gauryama Blanchard
Ar’Tasia Bussey
Keylh Castaneda
Tyrennasia Clark
Samantha Cueva
Myah Durlacher
Sandro Garcia
Vanessa GonzalezCastro
Angel Hernandez
Ja’neria Hood
Melvin McKay
Lauricka Oriental
Ashley Or z
Angelica Reyes
Jordan Simon
Tahir Stephens
Hanson Tang
Lexi Tedesco
Grace Tragakiss
Da’Shawn Watson
A’Dreona Zigler