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Upcoming Events

CSI PTO Howler April 13, 2021

Attached is the PTO's latest Howler. Highlights include; 

*Wolf-A-Thon www.Pledgestar.com/CSIPTO, meeting April 14th at 7:30 PM.

*CSI PTO Executive Board Elections, csipto.com, meeting May 12th at 7:30 PM, csipto.elections [at] gmail.com.

*Dining Out April 21st at Desi, 11:30 AM -9:30 PM.

*Staff Spotlight Ms. Lauren Ensor, Long Term Guest Teacher grade 5. 

2021 Virtual Wolf-A-Thon

This week your student will be bringing home a packet of information about our Spring Fundraiser, the Wolf-A-Thon, that runs from 4/2/ to 4/16. If you are Distance Learning, come down to the Welcome Center to pick up your packet.

Also save the date for the Wrap Up Wolf Pack 'Hustle and Howl" Zoom Dance Party on 4/16 at 6:30 PM.

The attached flyer has more details!

CSI PTO Call for Nominations

Self-Nominations are due no later than Wednesday, March 31st by 5pm sharp. Please review the attached letter from the Nominating Committee feel free to email the Nominating Committee with any questions at csipto.elections [at] gmail.com

CSI Think Tank - You Can Check Out Books

Even though we are Distance Learning, you can still check out books from our Think Tank (Library). Below are the instructions from Mrs. Harris who is working two days per week to get books out to our students. 

 Please encourage your students to check out books from the https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2fcsi.goalexandria.com&c=E,1,zpaw1OQvmLaLww7MWQ_zTguibmrk6SK7ITRzLWCUNXaDWjyWyOzcOcc1j3yXb7pDGT4YVOdcv1UcFFDR_Tlk14ACqAPFh8-6eu5HtilTFByaa6BR9PlpA3bw7Q,,&typo=1 website. They will need their student number, and if they need instructions, they can go to the Think Tank on the CSI website. Ms. Richards has posted a YouTube video telling how to do it.

You may also receive an 'Overdue Book Notice' when you come to get materials/work if you have a book assigned to you that has not been accounted for.

Happy Reading!

Sitting in Discomfort

Transformation is difficult. How do we sit in discomfort and emerge as butterflies?

I was recently listening to a short video about school and the changes that we are all experiencing. One of the questions that was asked was, "What is this moment telling us about the future?"  That was a sticky question that caused me to pause. Here are some thoughts that ran through my head.

  • We must learn to live in ambiguity - For many, this is probably the most difficult challenge. We like to see ahead and unfortunately, everything that seemed stable now seems to be shifting. Even the things that have been unchangeable for generations, such as school, have become something new. So while difficult, it can also be freeing. We are no longer stuck in habits or routines that might not have been serving us well. Ambiguity allows possiblity. What can we create? What might our road look like? We get to influence the design of how we move forward. 
  • Transformation is uncomfortable - When I think of transformation, I think of butterflies. I'm guessing that when a caterpillar sews itself up into a cocoon, the changes that occur are probably a little uncomfortable, maybe even painful. So the challenge here is to learn how to sit in discomfort until transformation happens. I feel that there are many areas of transformation currently happening in our world at the moment. It's not a small puddle of discomfort but an entire lake. So now is a perfect time to practice mindfulness. How might we be kind to those around us? How might we improve our listening skills? How might we be kind to ourselves and allow our empathy and humility to take lead? Transformation requires support, that cocoon is a hard shell for a reason, however it is still soft enough to break open when required. Remember this time as it is our story of "during." These are the moments that will define what we transform into.
  • We have some decisions to make about what we carry forward - Another education leader, Will Richardson, has called this time a "portal," and he poses the question,  "What do we want to take through the portal to the other side?" I love this question! As we look at school, this is a defining moment. Our educational institutions are so entrenched in their habits and mindsets that it takes a large event to cause disruption. Guess what just happened!  Now is our time to be very intentional in what we bring to the other side. It is our moment of transformation. What stories will we tell and celebrate of our time of "during?" 

So while we sit in discomfort, let's be mindful of who we want to be when we emerge. Yes, the road is not clear and timelines are fuzzy, but when the skies clear and we see the next stop on the road, I hope we are butterflies.