Hispanic Heritage month is celebrated from September 15th through October 15th as the anniversary of  five Spanish speaking countries who gained their independence from Spain during this time of the year.  These countries include Costa Rica, El Savador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.  In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile declared their independence on September 18.

Interesting Facts:

In the year 2000, more than 35 million people identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino

on United States governmental forms.

Words derived from the Spanish Language:Tomato-Tomato: Potato-papa, Rodeo, lasso, and lariat. Rancho, meaning ranch, settlement, or meat ration.

Other words include Bronco,-meaning wild or rough, Cafeteria,- a coffee shop, cargo-cargar– to load, Cigar, cigarette, cigarro, Comrade-comarada-barracks company or roommate, patio-courtyard in Spanish, renegade-renegade-deserter or outlaw,  tornado-tonar-thuderstorm.  Some states also have names that derived from the Spanish

language.  Those states include Colorado(reddish) in which the state is named for the reddish color of mud found in that state. El Paso “passage” The border city of El Paso lies at a small gap between the Rockies and the Juarez Mountains of Mexico. Florida “Flowery” which some say that the Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon named the land for the Spanish term for Easter, Pascua de Florida (Flowery Feast), because he first saw the land during Easter Season.

 

 

,Axel Blanco

Nicole Hernandez

Rigoberto Vazquez

Kathia Grosta

Areli Cortes

Elijah Joiner

Eloy Sanchez

Joanna Lombera

 

 

Principal’s Note by Zhanai DuBrey and Ivanova Norris

November  2009

Clay Dolphin News

School Closing Dates

 

ü Thanksgiving Holidays 

November  23-27

ü Winter Inclusion

December 21– January 4, 2010

 

ü MLK  Holiday  January 18, 2010

Inside this issue:

Spotlight  on

Specilaists

3

Counselors

 

 

 

 

Cor\ner

 

2

History of

Hispanic Month

2

Awards

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal’s Note

We wanted to get an idea of how the school year was progressing, so we decided to go and speak with our principal, Mrs. Williams. She has some wonderful things to say. When asked how she thought the school year was progressing, she said, “I think the school year is going great so far. Our children are wonderful, and are working cooperatively with their teachers and our parents are very supportive. Our students and teachers are very excited about our spring CRCT results from last year and that we made AYP. Although we made AYP last spring, we must continue working hard so that we can do it again this spring. Also, we are excited about our first graders receiving recognition from the State Department of Education for continuous improvement in Reading on the CRCT last spring.”

We then asked what advice she could offer the school and the community, and she offered these words of encouragement, “We must keep up the hard work and make changes in our practices as needed so that our students will continue to make academic improvements. As educators, we must get our students involved in their learning by sharing with them their areas of strength and areas that need improvement. Parents must be involved in their children’s education and life. They must be aware of what is going on with their children at all times. We encourage parents to come to conferences, parent meetings and get involved in their neighborhoods/communities to make them a safer place for our children and their futures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Message from Mrs. Vasquez

Parents,

We celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15-October 15.  I would like to thank our students for participating. If you come to our school please stop at the hallway by the cafeteria and look at our Hispanic Heritage Wall.  Also you will find The Parent Resource Floating Cart in the main hallway every morning from 7:20 am– 8-30 am.  This cart has great books and other resources that are available for checkout. 

Padres,

Estuvimos celebrando El Mes del la Hispanidad del 15 de Septembre  al 15 de Octobre. Y quiero dar las gracias a todos los estudiantes que particparon. Si usted viene a la escuela lo invito a que pase a ver la mural de nuestro Mes de la Hispanidad en el pasillo cerca de la cafeteria. Tambien tenemos un carro con libros y ostros recursoso que pueden llevar a casa y luego regresario a la escuela. Este carro estara todos los dias de 7:20 a 8:30 am.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Message from Mrs. Vasquez

Parents,

We celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15-October 15, 2009.  I would like to thank our students for participating. If you come to our school please stop at the hallway by the cafeteria and look at our Hispanic Heritage Wall.  Also you will find The Parent Resource Floating Cart in the main hallway every morning from 7:20 am– 8-30 am.  This cart has great books and other resources that are available for checkout. 

Padres,

Estuvimos celebrando El Mes del la Hispanidad del 15 de Septembre  al 15 de Octobre. Y quiero dar las gracias a todos los estudiantes que particparon. Si usted viene a la escuela lo invito a que pase a ver la mural de nuestro Mes de la Hispanidad en el pasillo cerca de la cafeteria. Tambien tenemos un carro con libros y ostros recursoso que pueden llevar a casa y luego regresario a la escuela. Este carro estara todos los dias de 7:20 a 8:30 am.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

History of Hispanic Heritage Month by Yaimed Zarate

has no discipline referrals, and shows a positive attitude towards all adults and fellow students. We applaud the first students of the month and encourage all students to strive to receive this honor.

Student of the Month Recipients:

Josue Mendoza

Alondra Moreno

Carolina Peralta

Claribel Garcia

Alexander Larois

Ashly Orellana

Gina Marquez

Destiny Harris

Mario Acosta

Francis Cruz

Gabriel Hernandez

Cristhian Perez

Jasmin Hernandez

Karla Dvenas

 

The counselors, Mrs. White and Mrs. Shaw-Spencer  recently celebrated Students of the Month. We asked the counselors what was the purpose and criteria for this honor. The counselor’s shared that Student of the Month is designed to recognize students who are well rounded, and excelling in both academics and character.  The criteria is a student who shows maximum effort in working to their potential,

Counselor’s Corner  by Christopher Menjivar  and  Sebastian Medina

Ana Gonzalez

Gisalle Hernandez

Eryn Heidleberg

Larris Alonso

Esmeralda Ramirez

Sarahi Sanchez Vega

 

Technology by Ivanova Norris and  Zhanai DuBrey. Mrs. Z is our  technology specialist.   She spends her time assisting students with FasttMath and other educational websites.  She works with grade levels to integrate their content areas with technology.  We applaud our Mrs. Z for her hard work.

  

 

Fourth Grade: Silver Honor Roll

Heidi Amador, Daniel Ballantine, Jayla Glover, Elijah Joiner, Isis Madden, Gabriela Rodriguez, Tanner Van Vorst, K’Nyia Bumpers, , Asonai Valasquez, Kathia Acosta, Ana Prado, David Nwakaeze, Cristian Vasquez,Carla Alonso, Erika Escalante, Eduardo Hernandez, Sebastian Medina,

Art:  by Nhilynn Nguyen Mrs. Hunt gave us some enlightening information about the first project of the school year, The School Bus Safety Poster Contest. With a great number of our students riding the bus, Mrs. Hunt stated that this project makes the students aware of the safety rules when near a bus.

At our recent honor’s day program Mrs. Hunt made a special presentation to one of our 5th grade students.  Nnilynn Nguyen won the Cobb County School Bus Safety Poster Contest and her poster will be submitted for judging at the State Level Contest. Mrs. Hunt pulls the

creativity out of our students and we thank her.

Congratulations to Nnilynn and Mrs. Hunt . Clay is proud of you!!

Music by Ubiel Ponce. Mrs. Nemitz , Clays very own music teacher , showcased the fifth grade  students talent through a tribute to the legendary Apollo Theater.  Through Ms. Nemitz teachings 5th graders portrayed historical musicians such as James Brown and Elvis Presley.  Mrs. Nemitz logged several additional hours of practice and preparation to pull the show off but she stated that all of the work was worth it .  The show was a success and an encore performance took place at Clay

Elementary.  Ms.Nemitz took raw talent and turned it into show stopping performances.

Bravo Mrs. Nemitz!

 

Physical Education(PE) by Emilio Medina. Ms. Pollock and Ms. Brown keep our students health on track by testing our cardio-vascular endurance, abdominal strength, and flexibility.  Additionally, they are now monitoring our BMI(Body Mass Index)That’s right everyone, the Fitness Gram is back.  This test is conducted in grades 3-5 and is endorsed by the CDC.  Our PE teachers keep us healthy!

Melaney Gonzalez Alvarado, Gabriel Hernandez, Maurice Medrano, Daniela Vazquez, Geena Peralta, Karla Duenas, Aldo Coytl Bailon, Dabirichi Chukwezi, Julitza Ponce, Charles Pearson, Daouda Traore, Alex Prado, Kyra Clark and Marleni Mendez.

Third Grade: Silver Honor Roll

Chelsea Johnson, Bryan Santana, Deron Stock, Diamond Gordon, Sara Ramirez, and Karen Aikhionbare.

Spotlight on Specialists

Estefania Leggi, Josmelyn Pazos, Dalia Ramirez, Adam Alexander Medina, Gisell Mendez, Jordan Daniels, Diego Izaguirre, Kimberly Bonilla-Alonso, Jerome Durham, Angela Garcia, Ziya Jackson, Alexander Larios, Lany Munguia, Scarlet Oseguera-Sierra, Meagan White, Paul Cobb, Xiomara Cortez, Dayri Izaguirre, Ja’mes Jenkins, Anahi moncayo, Alondra Moreno,  Carlos Munoz, Diana Olvera, Iker Sanchez, Sean

Sandoval, and Casandra Rios Garnica.

First Grade: Gold Honor Roll

Gina Marquez, Mercer Santos, Kylie Aikhionbare, Destiny Harris, Peyton Hutchins, Jerome Penn, Corian Davis, and Mario Acosta.

First Grade: Silver Honor Roll: Leonela Benites, Loren Reddish, Yedid Rivera, Tyler Tappler, Uziel Avila, Marely Rivera, Ashly Orellana, Kyle Bryson, and Estephanie Iturbide.

Clay recently held awards day. We honored students that met the criteria for Gold(All ’A’s) and Silver(A’s and B’s) Honor Roll. 

Kindergarten: Gold Honor Roll:        

Clairbel Garcia, Jennifer Garduno, Zikel Robbins, Anthony Orellana, Carolina Peralta, Stephanie Godoy Roblero, and Ja’Vari Peeples.

Kindergarten :Silver Honor Roll

Daniel Cruz, Roberto Duenas,

Awards! Awards! Awards! by Christopher Menjivar and  Sebastian Medina

Second Grade: Gold Honor Roll

Ja’Liyah Miller

Second Grade: Silver Honor Roll

Dana Denkins, Veronica Frzier, Luis Hernandez, Jasmin

Hernandez, Andy Hernandez, Simeon Norris, Anna Ibarra,

Carlos Aceveo Gonzalez, Cristhian Perez, Z’acheria Mobley, Tyesha Stegall, Michael Tappler, Aiden Scalise, India Walker,

Fourth Grade: Silver Honor Roll

Heidi Amador, Daniel Ballantine, Jayla Glover, Elijah Joiner, Isis Madden, Gabriela Rodriguez, Tanner Van Vorst, K’Nyia Bumpers, , Asonai Valasquez, Kathia Acosta, Ana Prado, David Nwakaeze, Cristian Vasquez,Carla Alonso, Erika Escalante, Eduardo Hernandez, Sebastian Medina,

Art:  by Nhilynn Nguyen Mrs. Hunt gave us some enlightening information about the first project of the school year, The School Bus Safety Poster Contest. With a great number of our students riding the bus, Mrs. Hunt stated that this project makes the students aware of the safety rules when near a bus.

At our recent honor’s day program Mrs. Hunt made a special presentation to one of our 5th grade students.  Nnilynn Nguyen won the Cobb County School Bus Safety Poster Contest and her poster will be submitted for judging at the State Level Contest. Mrs. Hunt pulls the

creativity out of our students and we thank her.

Congratulations to Nnilynn and Mrs. Hunt . Clay is proud of you!!

Music by Ubiel Ponce. Mrs. Nemitz , Clays very own music teacher , showcased the fifth grade  students talent through a tribute to the legendary Apollo Theater.  Through Ms. Nemitz teachings 5th graders portrayed historical musicians such as James Brown and Elvis Presley.  Mrs. Nemitz logged several additional hours of practice and preparation to pull the show off but she stated that all of the work was worth it .  The show was a success and an encore performance took place at Clay

Elementary.  Ms.Nemitz took raw talent and turned it into show stopping performances.

Bravo Mrs. Nemitz!

 

Physical Education(PE) by Emilio Medina. Ms. Pollock and Ms. Brown keep our students health on track by testing our cardio-vascular endurance, abdominal strength, and flexibility.  Additionally, they are now monitoring our BMI(Body Mass Index)That’s right everyone, the Fitness Gram is back.  This test is conducted in grades 3-5 and is endorsed by the CDC.  Our PE teachers keep us healthy!

Melaney Gonzalez Alvarado, Gabriel Hernandez, Maurice Medrano, Daniela Vazquez, Geena Peralta, Karla Duenas, Aldo Coytl Bailon, Dabirichi Chukwezi, Julitza Ponce, Charles Pearson, Daouda Traore, Alex Prado, Kyra Clark and Marleni Mendez.

Third Grade: Silver Honor Roll

Chelsea Johnson, Bryan Santana, Deron Stock, Diamond Gordon, Sara Ramirez, and Karen Aikhionbare.

Spotlight on Specialists

Estefania Leggi, Josmelyn Pazos, Dalia Ramirez, Adam Alexander Medina, Gisell Mendez, Jordan Daniels, Diego Izaguirre, Kimberly Bonilla-Alonso, Jerome Durham, Angela Garcia, Ziya Jackson, Alexander Larios, Lany Munguia, Scarlet Oseguera-Sierra, Meagan White, Paul Cobb, Xiomara Cortez, Dayri Izaguirre, Ja’mes Jenkins, Anahi moncayo, Alondra Moreno,  Carlos Munoz, Diana Olvera, Iker Sanchez, Sean

Sandoval, and Casandra Rios Garnica.

First Grade: Gold Honor Roll

Gina Marquez, Mercer Santos, Kylie Aikhionbare, Destiny Harris, Peyton Hutchins, Jerome Penn, Corian Davis, and Mario Acosta.

First Grade: Silver Honor Roll: Leonela Benites, Loren Reddish, Yedid Rivera, Tyler Tappler, Uziel Avila, Marely Rivera, Ashly Orellana, Kyle Bryson, and Estephanie Iturbide.

Clay recently held awards day. We honored students that met the criteria for Gold(All ’A’s) and Silver(A’s and B’s) Honor Roll. 

Kindergarten: Gold Honor Roll:        

Clairbel Garcia, Jennifer Garduno, Zikel Robbins, Anthony Orellana, Carolina Peralta, Stephanie Godoy Roblero, and Ja’Vari Peeples.

Kindergarten :Silver Honor Roll

Daniel Cruz, Roberto Duenas,

Awards! Awards! Awards! by Christopher Menjivar and  Sebastian Medina

Second Grade: Gold Honor Roll

Ja’Liyah Miller

Second Grade: Silver Honor Roll

Dana Denkins, Veronica Frzier, Luis Hernandez, Jasmin

Hernandez, Andy Hernandez, Simeon Norris, Anna Ibarra,

Carlos Aceveo Gonzalez, Cristhian Perez, Z’acheria Mobley, Tyesha Stegall, Michael Tappler, Aiden Scalise, India Walker,

 Tanya Arevalo, Deon Pearson, Cobe Jackson, Aaron Taylor, Carlos Diaz, and  Eloy Sanchez.

Fifth Grade: Gold Honor Roll

Seven Davis, Nhilynn Nguyen, Will Fulks, Demetria Taylor, Jose Razo, D’Andre Cameron, Angel Davis, and Luis Valdespino .

Fifth Grade: Silver Honor Roll

Brando Salcedo, Savon Solomon, Ana Gonzalez, Myles Hutchins, Ivanova Norris, Fallon Blair, Autumn Holt, Emilio Medina, Francisco Larios, Nyemah Palmer, Sarahi Sanchez, Deni Iturbide, Nikita Goodrich, Karen Cuapio, Mariela Benites, Samuel Nwakaeze.

We are on the web.  Please check out our school website.

Awards! Awards! Awards!

http://www.cobbk12.org/Clay