Endeavor Charter School

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  • ECS News - May 20, 2016

    Please take  moment to read and respond to the information below.  Help us get appropriate funding for NC charter schools!
    • Charter advocates expect the H539- Charter School Funding bill to move in the House next week!  This bill will help even the local funding levels between charter and conventional students. 
    • Please call or email any members of the state House of Representatives that you know personally between now and Monday afternoon. Ask the members of your school's community to do the same.
    • Ask them to vote "Yes to concur on H539."
    • There is nothing more effective to our cause than the voice of a familiar advocate. You can bet the other side is calling them.  
    • Click Here  for a summary of H539
    Two points to note....
    • Everything on the summary list was previously shared with charters. Look at how many items will still not be shared with charter schools even if the bill passes. We have compromised and and compromised! 
    • Our schools are asking for only 30-40% of what was taken from them in 2010. That equates to about $8.80 per conventional student and $120 per charter student.

    It has been a rainy week at Endeavor Charter School!

    • Kindergarteners traveled to Blue Jay Point to put together nature's puzzle. They explored the relationship between animals and plants on our local parks.
    • 6th graders created electronic games to teach the structure and function of the eye and ear.
    • 4th graders learned to analyze food labels looking at calories, sugar, and serving size. They then learned how long it took to burn the calories in apples and cookies.
    • 2nd graders learned about the life cycles of milkweed bugs, frogs, moths, and butterflies.
    • 8th grade science students got to work with Becky Dunstan from Feed the Bin.  Students got their feet wet as they tested the water quality of the pond!  Turns out, our pond is actually a healthy system!
    • 1st graders have been learning how to tell time to the hour and the half hour.
    • 7th grade students started their unit on Debate.  They watched a middle school debate tournament and discussed strategy as students prepared for their upcoming debate against the 8th graders on the 26th!
    • 3rd graders created skeletons made from items they had at home. They used pretzels, licorice, Q-Tips, pasta, and a variety of other items to create skeletons that showed the bones we learned about in science. 
    • Beauty and the Beast Jr. had a phenomenal opening! The 7th and 8th grade elective students in the cast and crew did an amazing job!
    • 4th graders combined art and Spanish to create papier mache Oaxacan animals and describe their appearances in Spanish.
     
     - Help give the gift of sight! A 2013 ECS graduate is collecting prescription glasses/sunglasses to distribute those in need in Costa Rica.  A collection box is located in the lobby! Contact juliahgermano@gmail.com with questions.

    Boosters News

    • ENDEAVOR PRIDE SPORTS FAMILIES - HAVE YOU RSVP'D?? The 2015/16 Sports Banquet is NEXT Thursday, May 26th (6pm) at Grace Community Church in Raleigh. This year's banquet will be catered by our friends at Moe's Southwest Grill - $12/person (open taco bar, drink & dessert). Please RSVP to indykharris@yahoo.com -AND- send in cash or check made payable to Endeavor Pride Boosters ASAP!!
    • WE NEED HELP CLEANING UP AFTER THE PARTY!! Please consider sticking around for a few minutes after this year's banquet in gratitude of our hosts at Grace Community Church - Click Here To Volunteer

    BACK THE PRIDE - INVEST NOW - ENDEAVOR TO PLAY 

    PAWS News

    • BOX TOP REPORT:   Thank you to all families who participated in our box top drive this past week.  We collected over 4,000 box tops which equals $400 for our school!  A big shout out to our top three classroom winners: Ms. Johnson, Ms. Starkey & Ms. Clark!  Many thanks to our passive fundraising team for assisting with cutting & counting this week!
    • PAWS GIVES BACK: Many thanks to our generous members and loyal Cafe Days customers PAWS was able to purchase stage lighting, microphones and other accessories for the MPR.  Check it out when you see the play this weekend!
    • PAWS 2016/2017 EXECUTIVE BOARD TEAM: PAWS is proud to announce it's 2016/2016 team.  President: Marla Myers, President-Elect: Allison Haught, Vice President: Colleen Icenhower, Treasurer: Jodi Sheldon and Secretary: Cristina Arkin.  A special thanks to Lee Ann Shearon, Jill Simpson and Maija McAdams for their service to the PAWS executive board this year!!!

    ANYTHING IS PAWSIBLE.......WE CAN DO IT!!!

Spotlight

  • UTOTES - Using The Outdoors to Teach Experiential Science.

    Endeavor was one of three NC schools to participate this year with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science's award winning UTOTES program that helps teachers use nature as a classroom.

    Fourth graders helped install the mini-pond and the natural vegetation that will grow in the pond.

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    Planting the Lily

    looking down

    Using the Nets

    What will they catch?

    Love the Waiders

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