Endeavor Charter School

Endeavor Charter School

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Upcoming Events

  •  Endeavor Charter School will remain CLOSED closed on Tuesday, December 11th.

    All after school activities are also canceled. The safety of our students and staff is our priority.  Please note the information below.

    • Thursday will no longer be an early release day. 
    • Tonight's Board of Directors meeting has been rescheduled for next Monday, December 17 at 7:00.
    • 7th/8th student auditions for the spring musical will be held Thursday during the school day.  There will be a brief meeting during morning announcements when we return to school to discuss details.
    • Tuesday's band concert will be rescheduled.

Weekly Update

  • Endeavor Charter School Weekly Update  

     Academic Growth 1617   nc report card

     ECS News - Weekly Update 12/3/18
     
    28 Facebook Fundraisers for ECS
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    Over 90 Donations made via Facebook, text, Paypal and in-person
    +
    $10,000 in Matching ECS Funds
    =
     $20,450 raised for ECS on #GivingTuesday!
    #GivingTuesday THANK YOU!
    THANK YOU!
     
    Books gathering dust?  Keep ECS in mind when refreshing your bookshelves - especially early reader books such as: BiscuitYoung Cam JensenCliffordPigeon and other "Ready to Read" or "I Can Read" titles.
     
    Hour of Code is This Week! Hour of Code is an international movement designed to expose students to computer science. Students in grades 2-8 will participate in a variety of activities that will teach them the basics of coding.  For more information, click here.
     
    A Message from our new Spanish teacher, Mrs. Diaz!
    "My name is Laura Diaz, and I am the new Spanish teacher. I'm really excited to be part of the Endeavor family, and I'm looking forward to getting to know you all. I'm originally from Peru, and I moved to North Carolina 5 years ago. In Peru I was an ESL teacher, and I worked with different age groups. Five years ago, I was given the opportunity to come to the U.S. and work as a Spanish Immersion Teacher in an elementary school, and I loved it! A year ago, I moved to Raleigh for my husband's job, and now we enjoy this city. We decided to buy a house, and now we have a 5-month old baby named Wilson, who was born in Raleigh. Our family will return to Peru in December to celebrate our wedding with our families, so I will be out the last week of December. For this reason, I want to give each of you early wishes for a wonderful holiday and winter break."
    Sra. Diaz
     
    Student Assistance Program Update
    Susan White, SAP Coordinator 
     
    I had the opportunity to attend a great conference this week, "Smart but Scattered."  There was a lot of  valuable information regarding what the speaker referred to as the "hidden curriculum."  The life skills that are necessary for all students to be successful in life. Skills like problem solving, conflict resolution, flexibility, time management and planning just to name a few.  Ironically,  so much about the way our world is currently structured prevents us from learning some of these important life skills.  So if we don't acquire them naturally, how will they be taught? Who will be the teachers? One particular skill that caught my attention is the ability to delay gratification, or simply stopping and waiting..  This is a skill typically developed at an early age but somewhat hindered by our environment where no one waits for anything.  The speaker suggested looking for opportunities to teach waiting.  For example, "Yes you can watch TV but let's wait until after dinner."  Adults and children alike could stand to practice patience, stopping and waiting.  We know that valuable things happen when we are trained to wait.  Once waiting has been established (and research shows it can be taught) it transfers to the ability for students to think before they act, and to critically evaluate situations before they make decisions.  Take a look at this famous research study that further exemplifies the value of waiting.  I will be spending some time reflecting how to make this a practice in my own life.  Have a great week!

    the marshmallow experiment | Instant gratification
    the marshmallow experiment | Instant gratification
     
    PAWS News   
     
    Café Days Needs Your Help! 3rd quarter Café Days is adding an additional day but we need your help to make it successful. Café Days will be adding Mellow Mushroom on Thursday. Please consider volunteering to help Café Days. Please sign up  HERE! If you would like more information, please contact Marina Adams at kit.marina.cafe@gmail.com.

    YEARBOOK HELP! Yearbook needs your help. If you would like to volunteer throughout the year to upload pictures to the yearbook software, please contact Natalie Newell at nnewell.natalie@gmail.com. This is a great way to help ECS yearbook in the comfort of your own home!

    Terracyle is 12/6! Keep saving your trash for cash! Please bring your trash to morning carpool on 12/6. Please see ECS website for a list of acceptable items. 

     

    Café Days Ordering Open 12/7-12/16.  

    Lunch Blitz for 3rd Quarter starts 12/17! Please be on the look out for lunch duty sign-ups. The first class that has 100% percent sign up by Friday, Dec 21st will receive a popsicle party!

    Win the 11th spot or Target Gift Card! Please remember to fill out a raffle ticket when you come to lunch duty. You don't want to miss your chance to win the 11th spot in carpool or $50 gift certificate to Target. The drawing will be held on Facebook live on December 21st.

    Relink Cards: Harris Teeter and Lowes Food need to be relinkedEACH YEAR. Free money for our school just for shopping. 

    Planet Green: Support ECS PAWS recycling program through Planet Recycle. Plant Green recycled ink cartridges have the same great quality as name brand cartridges, but up to 70% less. You'll also be helping your environment and ECS!  Please sign up for  the PLANET GREEN RECYCLE PROGRAM.

    Space Camp Fundraiser: Need gift cards for the holidays? Scrip forms went home in Tuesday folders this week. Buy gift cards at face value and the 6th Grade Space Camp field trip earns a percentage! Orders need to be turned into the front desk by in by 12/7 at 10:00 a.m. and cards will be distributed by 12/14. Please make checks out to Endeavor PAWS. Need one sooner? Catch Shannon Eddleman in afternoon carpool between 2:45-3:15. Shannon will be selling $5 Starbucks cards along with Panera, Chipotle, Target and a few other popular options! Contact Shannon with questions at eddleman.shannon@gmail.com. Thank you for your support!

    Spread the PAWSitive! Did you know that Café Days is PAWS largest fundraiser! It accounts for more than 50% of our budget! Your help with Café Days has a huge impact on our school. If you are interested in being a lead for Café Days  or would like more information please contact kit.marina.cafe@gmail.com

    Pride Athletics News

    • Photo Credit: Holly Ketchum
       
      LAST WEEK'S PRIDE STATS:
      11/27 Away vs. Trinity of Raleigh
      Girls(W/20-17)  Boys(L/34-64)
       
      11/29 @Home:
      Girls vs. New Life Storm (L/15-26)  
      Boys vs. Iron Academy (W/42-31) 
       
      THIS WEEK'S PRIDE BASKETBALL SCHEDULE:
      12/4 Away vs. Ravenscroft "B"
      (Girls 4pm, Boys 5:15pm) 
       
      12/6 Home vs. Peak Charter Academy
      (Girls 4pm, Boys 5:15pm)
       
       
      GOLF COACH NEEDED FOR 2019 SPRING SEASON!
       Are you or someone you know interested? 
       Please forward all inquiries to: 
       Josh Burt, Athletic Director
       
        
     
    Dates to Remember
    • Dec 6 - Terracycle Collection
    • Dec 7 - Middle School Dance, 7pm
    • Dec 10 - Board Meeting, 7pm
    • Dec 11 - Band Concert, 7pm
    • Dec 13 - EARLY RELEASE, 12pm
    • Dec 21 - End of 2nd Quarter
    • Jan 8 - Quarter 3 Begins
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