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Principal's Message

Mr. Eric Paugh

Dear CME Family, 


Welcome Back!

The 2019/2020 School Year is off to a terrific start!  It was great seeing so many of you at our “Popsicles on the Playground” (Which turned into “Popsicles in the Gym” because of lightning.).  This event allowed us to meet many new CME families and to see all the smiling faces of our returning eagles and to hear the many exciting tales of grand summer adventures and memorable vacations. On behalf of the entire CME staff, I would like to say thank you to our fabulous PTO who sponsored this event, provided great tours with some of our fabulous 6th graders, and made sure we all enjoyed a popsicle. 


Principal’s Coffee

Parents, if you need an extra cup of coffee, want to spend time with a few of your CME neighbors and learn a little more about our school on the mountain, please plan to join us on Thursday, August the 22nd at 8:00 am for our annual Principal’s Coffee. This event is sponsored by our fabulous PTO and is a great opportunity for me to meet many of our new CME parents and for all parents to ask me any questions about our school. I look forward to enjoying a cup of coffee with many of you on Thursday.



Parents, please mark your calendar for Back-to-School Night on Tuesday, August the 27th at 6:00 pm. This evening’s format provides you with an opportunity to learn about the numerous aspects of your child’s classroom from classroom procedures, homework expectations, classroom management, teacher/parent communication and so much more. This is one event that you will not want to miss. Please keep in mind that this event is specifically designed for parents to get in-depth information on their child’s classroom.  Therefore, if at all possible, we ask that alternative arrangements be made for children during this event. I believe that you will find Back-to-School-Night the most informative event of the school year. You won’t want to miss it!


 Capturing Kids Hearts

At CME, we have always made our number one priority the forming and maintaining of meaningful and authentic relationships with all our students. Relationships that make every student feel valued, encouraged, cared for and always willing to take risks. In order to continue to build on these relationships and to further enhance our overall school culture and student achievement, we will be fully implementing a new school-wide program this year called, Capturing Kids Hearts (CKH). CKH is a program centered on the belief that you “must first have a student’s heart before you can capture their mind.”  Utilizing key components of this program from the morning greeting, the sharing of good news, the creation and implementation of the class’s social contract, to authentic affirmations and so much more, we hope to continue to support students in furthering their social and communication skills and their ability to utilize the power of relationships with their teachers, peers and family members. We will be sharing more about CKH at Back-to-School Night. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me and/or your child’s teacher. 

Safety Week

Once we return from Labor Day weekend, our school will have our annual Safety Week. (Please see our Safety Week article in this month’s newsletter.) Safety Week is an opportunity for us to instruct our students in our Standard Response Protocols while practicing our emergency drills. Ms. Scott, our school counselor, has already been discussing school safety with our students throughout her guidance lessons in preparation for Safety Week. Parents, be sure to ask your child about their guidance lessons as well as the drills we will practice during Safety Week. To learn more about our school/district Standard Response Protocol, please visit our school website and, as always, please feel free to contact Ms. Scott or me with any questions you may have concerning our school’s safety guidelines and/or procedures. 



Have an Awesome August!

Mr. Paugh