Students enjoyed showing off their gross motor skills at our annual Spring Fun Day on Friday, March 7, 2014. Students were engaged in various games and activities while enjoying music in the nice spring weather. Students had a great time and were very proud of the participation ribbon they received at the end of the day.
Kujawa Education Center was well represented in the North Harris Regional Destination Imagination Competition Saturday, March 1, 2014. This event was an exercise of critical thinking and creativity, and our Kujawa EC/PK team named the Rising Koalas made us very proud! The team of Ashton Ray, Clara D’Camp, Jesse Martinez, and Andrea Morin displayed all attributes of the IB Learner Profile. They wowed the audience with their courage and the judges were amazed at what these five year olds could do. They created their own version of a circus that truly was the Greatest Show on Earth! The first act was introduced by the Ring Master, Ashton. As he introduced Act I, the ferocious lions played...
Congratulations to our Kujawa Koalas that submitted their artwork for the 2014 Aldine FFA Rodeo Art contest! Our students competed with other students up to 5th grade! The following students were awarded ribbons at the contest:
Black Ribbons (Best In Show consideration):
Blue Ribbons (1st Place):
Red Ribbons (2nd Place):
Kujawa EC/PK is the proud recipient of a $5,000 award from the Aldine Education Foundation! Our Information Literacy Specialist Neley Haynes wrote a grant titled "Painted Peaceful Playgound", which will allow students to grow through learning and playing on a painted concrete playground. Ms. Haynes worked very hard on the grant through which all teachers and students at Kujawa EC/PK Center will benefit from for years to come!
Kujawa EC/PK Center was proud to host a soldier's surprise homecoming just in time for the holidays. Aiden Adams, a student in Ms. Shew's class, received his biggest wish for Christmas when his dad surprised him at school on Friday, December 13. Aiden's father, Tech Sergeant Heaven Adams, has been deployed in Turkey for the last nine months. Tears flowed as Aiden's wish came true and he hugged his father for the first time in almost a year.
Students at Kujawa EC/PK Center in Aldine ISD participated in Pennies for Patients and raised $1794, demonstrating how important their contribution and efforts are in the advancement of blood cancer cures for diseases like leukemia and lymphoma. They competed and collected spare change within their classrooms in honor of local patients with contributions being donated by friends, family and neighbors. Congratulations to the following classes for raising the most money: Mrs. Scholl, 1st place; Mrs. Parra, 2nd place; and Mrs. Aleman, 3rd place. Their nurse and sponsor is Ms. Quillin.
On the far left is Ashlyn Perry-Culp, Kaylin Barcus, Amanda ...
Kujawa EC/PK Center participated in Make a Difference Week during the week of November 4-November 8, 2013. Students and staff donated food to the Kids’ Meals organization, which delivers 1,700 nutritious meals to the doors of pre-school aged children living in poverty daily. As a result, two big barrels were filled to the top with donations, which totaled over 200 pounds of canned goods. Mr. Joe Castro, Director of Operations for Kids' Meals, would like to thank everyone who contributed to help the organization's "Meals on Wheels" program. Also, special thanks to Mr. Tommy for helping to weigh and transport the canned goods and to Mr. D'Camp for packing the donations into the box...
Classes from the 500 and 700 hallways invited parents to Kujawa EC/PK Center on Friday, October 25 to experience the activities, songs, dances, and artwork from our "Who We Are" unit of inquiry. Parents had an opportunity to visit their child's classroom, a specials classroom, and walk the hallways to view all of the student projects from the unit.
Kujawa EC/PK Center held our annual Donuts with Day breakfast on October 17 and October 18, 2013. Students were excited to bring their dad to school for donuts and coffee while dads were excited to learn some tips about working with their child. Skills Specialist Cherie Cooper coordinated the event in an effort to continue to strengthen the relationship between parents and Kujawa EC/PK Center.
On Wednesday, September 25, we hosted our first P.A.L.S. meeting of the year with the focus on our IB Primary Years Programme. Skills Specialist Cherie Cooper and IB Coordinator Linda Johnson headed the meeting with valuable information about parental involvement, VISA volunteers, and the IB Programme. Over 125 parents were in attendance and were given a virtual tour of the school by our skills specialists and specialty teachers. Parents were appreciative of the opportunity to find out more about Kujawa EC/PK Center, as well as ways that they can be involved in their child’s education both in school and at home.
Classes from the 300 and 400 hallways invited parents to Kujawa EC/PK Center on Friday, May 17 to experience the activities, songs, dances, and artwork from our "How We Express Ourselves" unit of inquiry. Parents had an opportunity to visit their child's classroom, a specials classroom, and walk the hallways to view all of the student projects from the unit.
Kujawa Koalas participated in the annual butterfly release in our butterfly garden on Friday, April 26. Students took turns releasing the butterflies that they had watched, studies, and written about in their classrooms for the prior two weeks. The looks on their faces were priceless as they watched the butterflies leave the cage and fly away! This was also a special occasion for Kujawa EC/PK as we dedicated the butterfly release to the memory of Clarence Fisher. Clarence was a long time employee of Aldine ISD who kelped with many different projects at Kujawa EC/PK over the last year. He worked especially hard to prepare our garden for last year's butterfly rele...
Congratulations to Ana Thompson, our 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Thompson is a bilingual pre-k teacher with 11 years of experience. She graduated from St. Edwards University in Austin, TX in 1993. She has taught at Kujawa EC/PK since it opened in 2007. From Mrs. Thompson: "I have had a wonderful experience working at Kujawa EC/PK. In my time at Kujawa, I have been thankful to work with an excellent team of professionals. Every day we strive together to find new and interesting ways to start laying the foundation for our students' futures. I look forward to the continuing challenge with such a special group of people."
During our first annual Black History Program on February 28, the students and staff at Kujawa EC/PK celebrated some of the inventions, music and contributions made by African Americans. To begin the program, the Koala Choir delighted the audience with traditional African songs. Using authentic props, students portrayed the inventors of such things as the guitar, pencil sharpener, lantern, fountain pen, traffic signal and the electric lamp. The audience was also treated to a skit about the “Little Rock Nine” and the adversities they faced as they were the first African American students to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.Click here to watc...
In November, Mrs. Proulx's class made several care packages to send to soldiers serving in various branches of the United States Military in Afghanistan. Army Sgt. John Kadleck received one of their packages during his year-long deployment to Afghanistan. His package included hand-painted American flags, pictures the students drew of why they love America, candy and a large sign covered in the students' hand prints that thanked him for keeping them safe. On January 23, Sgt. Kadleck visited Mrs. Proulx's class to thank them for their hard work in putting the package together. He told the students how receiving packages from young children makes the soldiers very happy and remi...
Congratulations to Elizabeth Scholl, our 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Scholl is a bilingual pre-k teacher with 29 years of experience. She graduated from Texas A&I University in Kingsville, TX in 1982 and has taught in Colorado Springs, CO and various districts in Houston since then. From Mrs. Scholl: "Working at Kujawa EC/PK has been a rewarding and enriching experience to me. In my experience at Kujawa, I have been able to grow as an educator by teaching the IB curriculum with the help and cooperation of my colleagues. I look forward to continuing my experience at this excellent school."
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Legislación Título I
El título I de la legislación asegura que cada padre tenga el derecho de solicitar información relacionada a las calificaciones del maestro(a) del salón de clases de su hijo(a).
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ALDINE ISD STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION
It is the policy of Aldine ISD not to discriminate or engage in harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, or any other legally protected status in its educational and vocational programs, services or activities or matters related to employment as required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Age Discrimination in Employment Act; Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
This policy also prohibits retaliation against an individual who has made a good faith report of unlawful, discriminatory practices, opposed any unlawful, discriminatory practices or participated in an investigation of any complained related to an unlawful, discriminatory practice.
Inquiries regarding the Aldine ISD nondiscrimination policies in the following areas should be directed to:
Title IX & Title VI: Dr. Archie Blanson, Deputy Superintendent, 14910 Aldine Westfield Rd., Houston, TX 77032 (281) 449-1011 EEO & ADA (Employees and Public): Dr. Archie Blanson, Deputy Superintendent, 14910 Aldine Westfield Rd., Houston, TX 77032 (281) 449-1011 Section 504 & ADA (Students): Dr. Charlotte Davis, Director of Guidance and Counselling, 14910 Aldine Westfield Rd., Houston, TX 77032 (281) 985-6452
Es norma del Distrito Escolar de Aldine (“Aldine ISD” en inglés) no discriminar u hostigar en base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, religión, edad, discapacidad o por cualquier otro estado legalmente protegido en sus programas educacionales y vocacionales, servicios, o actividades o asuntos relacionados con empleos tal como lo requieren el Título VI y el Título VII de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, tal como se enmendó; el Título IX de las Enmiendas Educativas de 1972; la Ley Contra la Discriminación Laboral Por Edad, la Ley Sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA, por sus siglas en inglés), tal como se enmendó; y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, tal como se enmendó.
Esta política también prohíbe tomar represalias contra cualquier persona quien, de buena fe, ha informado o proporcionado información sobre prácticas ilegales y discriminatorias, se opuso a cualquier práctica ilegal y discriminatoria o participó en una investigación de cualquier queja presentada sobre una práctica ilegal y discriminatoria.
Preguntas sobre las políticas antidiscriminatorias de Aldine ISD en las siguientes áreas deben ser dirigidas a:
Título IX & Título VI: Dr. Archie Blanson, Vicesuperintendente, 14910 Aldine Westfield Rd., Houston, TX 77032 (281) 449-1011 Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo & ADA (Quejas Presentadas por Empleados y Público General): Dr. Archie Blanson, Vicesuperintendente, 14910 Aldine Westfield Rd., Houston, TX 77032 (281) 449-1011
Sección 504 & ADA (Quejas Presentadas Por Alumnos): Dra. Charlotte Davis, Directora de Orientación y Asesoramiento, 14910 Aldine Westfield Rd., Houston, TX 77032 (281) 985-6452