September 22, 2023
It's been a busy week at Costello! The students were disappointed when the lights came back on after the power outage. We might have to have a "lights out" day! We are fortunate to have so much natural light in the building to keep us going. Huge shout out to our kitchen staff for packing lunches with flashlights!
Costello PTO is AMAZING!!!
All K-5 students Fun Run t-shirts will be completely paid for through our PTO! WOW!! And...our office staff worked to ensure the correct size for students. Parents, all you have to do is make sure your child wears their Fun Run t-shirt on Fun Run Day, Friday, October 13!!!
Thanks to those of you have already registered for the Fun Run! We had some winners to celebrate today. These students won a prize for registering. More drawings next week!
Cell Phones & Smart Watches at School...
Devices can cause distractions to the learning environment for the student using them as well as classmates. The following guidelines should be followed:
- Unless necessary for medical use, cell phones must be silenced or powered off and kept in the child's backpack. Elementary students are not permitted to use cell phones at any point during the school day.
- Smart watches and devices with data series and message/calling capabilities (this includes GPS watches and Apple Watches) must be in "airplane" mode during the school day.
- Devices can be kept in a child's backpack. Students should not be receiving and/or sending communication via smart watches during the school day.
- Students may be required to remove smart devices during assessments.
- The school is not responsible for lost or stolen devices.
Please communicate through the main office with changes in transportation. We will be sure to let your child/teacher know. For your child's safety, the adults need to ensure that the information is appropriately followed. Thank you for your cooperation.
Go Athens Redhawks!! Have fun at the Homecoming Parade and Game tonight!
September 15, 2023
We had a terrific Cardinal Pep Assembly this week! Shout out to our 5th Grade Leaders who taught everyone about our Cardinal Traits: Perseverance, Respect, Integrity and Responsibility! Enjoy this video that Mr. Rondot put together!
Click button below for more details about Cardinal Nesting Night on October 5th
Costello Fun Run is coming up...October 13th...
September 7, 2023
When is Curriculum Night?
Our team is excited to share our enhanced curriculum experience with you!
We will be sending out an eblast the last week of September containing virtual links from your child’s Costello teachers (classroom teachers, specials’ teachers, support teachers, etc.). Essential information will be shared in this video so that you know what you can expect this year at Costello. Similar to an “in person” curriculum night, your child’s teacher will share details about the curriculum, what instruction might look like, classroom procedures, ways you can be involved, and other crucial details.
Our Costello team is continuously looking to improve parent involvement. We know parent partnership is crucial to your child’s success at school. Last year we noticed a decrease in Curriculum Night attendance compared to pre-COVID Curriculum Nights; this led us to shift our thinking and reevaluate our approach.
So essentially there is not a Curriculum Night, but rather a Curriculum video link that will cover the important content.
But wait, that’s not all…on October 5th from 6:00-7:30 we invite you and your Costello student(s) to join us at Costello for Cardinal Nesting Night!
What is Cardinal Nesting Night?
Think of it as a unique evening event designed to strengthen the bond between you and your child(ren), as well as celebrate their school journey.
During this event, you will have the opportunity to step into your child's world, where they will be your guide, showcasing their school and sharing some of their learning experiences. As attentive listeners, you will witness the pride and excitement as they show you around and introduce you to their teachers.
Throughout the building there will be different sessions for you and your Cardinal to participate in. There will be sessions for math, reading, technology, robotics, art, media, and so much more!
This evening is dedicated to fostering a deeper connection between you and your child's educational environment. It's a time for your child to shine, and for them to have your full attention 😊
It is our hope that by “remaking” this event we will accomplish the following:
Create an Early Opportunity for ALL Families to Feel a Sense of Belonging:
Transitioning to a new format provides us with an early opportunity to foster a strong sense of belonging among our families. By creating an inclusive and welcoming environment, we hope to establish a supportive community that encourages active engagement.
Including Students to Increase Parent Participation:
Involving students in parent meetings not only enhances their ownership of their education but also serves as a powerful motivator for parents to attend. This collaborative approach fosters a deeper connection between home and school, leading to more fruitful discussions and a greater understanding of their child's progress.
In conclusion, these compelling reasons underscore the necessity of changing our format. By incorporating these strategies, we are confident that we will create a stronger sense of community, and ultimately enrich the educational experience for both our students and families.
What if I have multiple children that go to Costello?
No problem, you can all stay together and attend the same sessions.
You will also have an opportunity to “drop in” to see your child’s classroom and teacher.
This is sure to be a crowded event, we ask that only K-5 Costello students attend WITH their parents.
On behalf of our Costello Team we look forward to seeing you on October 5th!
August 30, 2023
We are off to a terrific start! The hard work that the teachers and staff put into preparing is paying off. Check out these smiles....
BREAKFAST PROGRAM STARTS ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th (for families who signed up).
I want to sign my child up for breakfast, is it too late? NO, scan the code below to sign up!
Students participating in the free breakfast program will have a bagged breakfast delivered to their classroom. Teachers will provide time for students to eat breakfast.
August 28, 2023
Once again, I want to welcome all returning and new Costello families. It was great seeing so many of you at Meet the Teacher last week. This year we hope you make new connections and find ways to be involved. Your participation makes our school family stronger. Looking forward to collaborating with you and supporting your children this year!
If you have not had a chance to read the Back to School publication, see below. You will find school supply lists, breakfast details, arrival and dismissal details as well as a link to the Costello Handbook. Many of your answers can be found here, just click the button below: