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See's Candy distribution has begun!

See's Candy is delivered and organized during Thanksgiving break. Distribution will begin on Monday, 11/27 with kindergarten and work up through 8th grade. Large orders too heavy for students to carry can be picked up by parents in the Corfman gym.
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Yearbooks are on sale NOW!!

The yeabook pre-order window is now open! Order your yearbook at the Jostens link below before Wednesday, February 28th and pay only $32. Feel free to customize and personalize your yearbook for an additional cost. Yearbooks can also be purchased through either school office for $35. All orders after February 28th must be placed through the school office. See the yearbook link under 'Quick Links' to download and print your own flyer.
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Kinder's Gingerbread Day

Kinder students wandered the McCabe campus on Thursday, November 9th in a desperate search for the Gingerbread Man! He ran into the office, through the halls, and into the cafeteria before the children found him hiding in their classrooms!
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4th grade builds a city in Mr. Arevalo's class!

A new city called Greenville was being established. The city wanted to get all of their energy from renewable energy, specifically wind energy. Thus, companies (student teams) had to create a functional windmill with a budget of $500.00. As such, students got to work on STEM and financial literacy at the same time. After windmills were created, they had to develop an advertisement as well. Then, they had to present their product to the rest of their peers and staff members. Finally, we tested their windmills with fans. SUCCESS!!
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3rd Graders Learn to Compare and Contrast with a Pumpkin Project!

On October 31st, Mrs. LeBaron's class did a math and literacy pumpkin project...who knew learning could be this much fun! The students described the pumpkins' inside and outside, compared and contrasted each other's pumpkins, and drew diagrams of our pumpkins. Then we estimated, counted, and rounded ALL the seeds. A messy, yet fun project indeed!
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Red Shoe Day for Children's Hospital raised a total of $1,811.01! (click here for more pictures)

Under the direction of Mrs. Mair and Mr. Brown, McCabe's Student Council President Mehar Singh and her team amped up the excitement with music and dancing as they greeted parents and students in the morning and afternoon car lines on Wednesday, October 18th. The students collected spare change in support of Children's Hospital. The funds collected will help Imperial Valley parents and children with expenses incurred while their child undergoes medical assistance. Even Mrs. Partida got in on the action!!
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Students celebrate earning the highest SBAC scores in the Imperial Valley! (Click here for photos of the assembly!)

The morning of Friday, October 13th, third through eighth grade students and teachers celebrated their amazing SBAC results from the 2016-2017 school year. Students cheered for their grade level and participated in performance task spirit activities. McCabe had 13 students who earned a perfect school in Language Arts or Math. Three of those students earned perfect scores in BOTH categories!! Way to go, McCabe!!
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National School Lunch Week!

McCabe and Corfman students and staff spent the week showering the cafeteria ladies with posters and gift of gratitude for their hard work and FABULOUS FOOD! Thank you, ladies, for all you do!!
(click the link above for more pictures)
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The Halloween Carnival COMING UP!!

Join us on for food and fun on Saturday, October 21st for the McCabe Halloween Carnival from 5:30pm-9:00pm on the Corfman campus. Bingo starts at 6:00pm in the Corfman multipurpose room! See attached flyer for more details!
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1st grade is ready to SET SAIL!!

Mrs. Gray's classroom was all a buzz as the students collaborated and worked together to bring their designs to life. Ask —> Imagine —> Plan —> Create —> Improve ~ Our little engineers did an amazing job this week! They spent the last few days learning about the engineering process of boat-building. Take a peak at pictures of the students working together in teams and testing their boats! What a success!
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1st Grade Takes on Google Classroom!

Mrs. Gray's students kicked off Tuesday (10/3) by using Google Classroom to expand on their buoyancy and density lesson. Ideas have been shared, plans have been drawn, and building is underway! First time engineers are doing great!
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Professional Development ~ September 27, 2017

Wednesday, September 27th was McCabe's first professional development day. This year, students have 7 additional minimum days to allow time for administration to hold trainings and workshops for the teaching staff. As part of ICOE's Educational Services staff, Dorene Johnson assisted McCabe's teaching staff with accumulating and processing student assessment scores.
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Mr. Garcia's STEM Classes Support Students Affected by Hurricane Irma

Mr. Garcia's STEM classes "adopted" an 8th grade class affected by Hurricane Irma. Students collected and sent over 400 pounds of school supplies and backpacks to Briscoe Junior High in Richmond, TX. The donations mailed on 9/26 had perfect timing as school resumed on Monday, 9/25.

THANK YOU to our Corfman 7th grade class for their generous donations and to the packing crew who donated their lunch time to pack up the supplies for shipment. WAY TO GIVE BACK!!
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Let's TECH About It!

Mrs. Gray’s first grade 21st Century Learners spent the afternoon learning about computer hardware and software, discussing digital citizenship and basic functions. The students did great on their first visit to the computer lab!
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Student Council Elections took place on September 15, 2017

Student Council speeches and voting took place in the Corfman multipurpose room the morning of September 15, 2017.
CONGRATULATIONS to our 2017-2018 Student Council Members!!

President, Mehar Singh / Vice-President, Adisyn Duarte / Secretary, James Ball / Treasurer, Madelynne Lilien / Speaker of the House, Chanu Valmiki / Activity Chairs, Andrew Angulo & Alexa Figueroa
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Hurricane Lakecia Hits 7th Grade STEM!!

Mr. Garcia's 7th grade STEM class took on "Hurricane Lakecia" on September 14, 2017. The students built structures to demonstrate how buildings withstand the effects of hurricane levels and strengths. Take a look at the videos below as Mr. Garcia does his best at destroying the structures!

The students chose to name their hurricane after Lakecia Gunter who became a leader at Intel's famous R&D labs and was recipient #11 of the Society of Women Engineers Prism Award.
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1st Grade Prepares for Math!

Mrs. Gray's first grade students spent the morning of September 12th reviewing for their math test. Students were all smiles and focused as they practiced their math facts with dice. What a fun way to learn!
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PeaceBuilder Committee Gets the Ball Rolling!

McCabe's PeaceBuilder Committee kicks of the year with posters for the upcoming PeaceBuilder assemblies. (pictures attached) The character trait for the month of September is "Responsibility". As we begin the the school year, responsibility is a character trait McCabe teachers strive to instill in their students. Students are responsible for completing their homework on time, having their lunch, backpack, instrument, and sports equipment packed and ready for school each morning. Responsible students become responsible adults!
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Gym Ribbon Cutting Ceremony ~ August 31, 2017

Thank you to McCabe's Measure G Bond Oversight Committee, "Friends of Measure G", Sanders, Inc., Erickson Hall, Administration, Staff, Students, and Parents for a BEAUTIFUL gym! Watch our mascot do a celebration dance after Mr. Lopez and Mr. Brown make the winning shots!!
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Band / Orchestra Information

A parent meeting for both band and orchestra will be held on Monday, August 28th at the following times:
* Band from 5:30pm-6:30pm
* Orchestra from 6:30pm-7:30pm.
Clark Baker's crew will be at the meeting with sample instruments, rental forms, and answers to all of your questions.
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Bus Maps

Please check the bus maps attached for revised bus stop locations, pick-up and drop-off times, gate numbers, and gate colors. Stop locations and times for homes not located in subdivisions can be found in text boxes on the maps.
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1st Grade's Author Day ~ Monday, June 5, 2017

First Grade celebrated our annual Author Day today. Each class showcased the authors of our favorite stories like Fly Guy, Magic School Bus, The Day the Crayons Quit, Pete the Cat, The Hungry Caterpillar and Leo Leoni. Students listened to these stories and learned about the authors and characters through fun activities and craft rotations.
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8th Grade Catalina Island Updates ~ Day 4 - Friday, June 2nd

Your children will be home TODAY!! They'll be tired and hungry, but SO happy to see you, sleep in their own bed, and take a long hot shower.

Stay tuned for updates throughout the day as your child departs from the island, lands on dry land, and travels by bus on the way home. We'll keep you posted on an estimated arrival time!
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Meet Our Mascot Day ~ Friday, June 2, 2017

McCabe's new mascot made the rounds on the McCabe campus the morning of Friday, June 2nd. He greeted students of all ages and helped introduce the 3rd grade students to the Corfman campus to help make their new surroundings feel like home when they arrive in August.
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Corfman and Southwest High School Orchestra Concert ~ Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Corfman Beginning and Advanced Orchestras performed at the 2017 Spring Concert at SHS on May 25. They all performed remarkably and represented Corfman with outstanding musicianship and pride. They should be commended for their hard work and dedication to the orchestra program at Corfman. They had a very successful year and the performance displayed at the concert shows how much effort all the students have given.
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McCabe Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony ~ May 18, 2017

McCabe’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and administration held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 5:15p.m. to dedicate the beautiful new playground equipment donated by McCabe’s PTO for both the kindergarten and first grade playground and first and second grade playground. THANK YOU, PTO, for your generous donation! Our students will enjoy many years of laughter and fun on our new equipment!
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Happy retirement, Mrs. Alma Gonzales!!

After almost 30 years of service with the McCabe Union Elementary School District and touching the hearts and minds of thousands of students, Mrs. Alma Gonzales will retire to spend time with her 10 grandsons, 1 granddaughter, and 2 great-grandsons, many of which have attend McCabe Elementary School. Mrs. Gonzales has definitely made a mark on McCabe and we wish her the best on her new journey!!
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Junior High Career Day ~ May 16, 2017

Corfman's junior high students spent the morning of Tuesday, May 16th listening to presenters from around the Valley as they spoke about their company, education, responsibilities, vehicles, equipment, etc.

A big THANK YOU to all of our presenters for taking time out of their busy day to show our students the world you work in!

Mayor of El Centro (Mr. Alex Cardenas)

Firefighter (Mr. Brad Wilkinson)

News Anchor with KECY (Mr. Nick Marusjak)

Construction Worker (Mr. Bain)

Border Patrol (Mr. Eric Ruiz)

Wildlife Biologist (Ms. Marie Barrett)

Social Worker (Ms. Olga Fuentes and Mr. Manuel Cazares)

IID Lineman and IID Project Manager for Energy (Mr. Joel Lopez)

Nurses (Mrs. Arynne Valdez Alarcon and Mrs. Amber Mares)

El Centro Police Officer (Mr. Antonio Hernandez)

Sheriffs Office (Mr. Juan Galindo)

District Attorney, CHP (Mr. Amezcua)

Public Health Dept (Mr. Jeff Lamoure)

Ashurst Bee Company (Mr. Brock Ashurst)

Department of Corrections, C.O.


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PTO's Mother Son "Night of Magic" Event ~ May 12, 2017

PTO held their first Mother-Son "Night of Magic" event the evening of Friday, May 12th in the Corfman multipurpose room. It was a night of magic, music, and munchies while over 250 boys spent a special evening with their moms. The turn-out was great and the boys had a great time dancing to the DJ!
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Honors Night (7th/8th Grade) ~ May 10, 2017

The evening of May 10th was a night to honor Corfman's 7th and 8th grade students who earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the first three quarters of the 2016-2017 school year. And what a great night it was! A taco cart, movie, and games were had by all. Congratulations on a job well done!
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1st Grade Presents Next Gen Digital Stories ~ May 5, 2017

First Grade has been learning a lot about animals this year! In preparation for our big Sea World field trip our Next Generation Scientists in Room 9 put together some digital stories to showcase some of the interesting attributes, traits, and habits of whales that they have learned. Today we had an opportunity to present to our administrators and faculty. The students are so grateful for them taking the time to come by and seen all we've been learning. We are SO PROUD of the wonderful work these Firsties have accomplished!
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4th Grade Celebrates Arbor Day ~ May 5, 2017

Corfman's 4th grade classes assisted McCabe's maintenance crew in planting trees around campus to celebrate Arbor Day.

Arbor Day is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant trees. Today, many countries observe such a holiday. Though usually observed in the spring, the date varies, depending on climate and suitable planting season.
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1st Grade to Sea World ~ Thursday, May 4, 2017

McCabe's 1st grade students headed over the hill this morning to take a look at the external parts of organisms, sea life, and how animals use their body parts in different ways to see, hear, grasp objects, protect themselves, move, and find food, water, and air based on the Next Generation Science Standards for 1st Grade. What a exciting and educational day they had!
(A link to the Next Generation Science Standards for 1st grade is attached for your view.)
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Thank you, PTO, for our AMAZING Staff Appreciation Luncheon!!

McCabe has always had a dedicated and giving parent community and this year's Staff Appreciation Luncheon was nothing short of 5-star red carpet event. The desserts and side dishes prepared by our parents were to die for! Thank you again to our PTO for organizing this event and the many other events throughout the school year. Your continued parent support for our staff and students is MUCH appreciated!! Follow the "McCabe PTO" Facebook page for continued updates and information.
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1st Graders Celebrate Earth Week

This week Mrs. Gray’s First Graders have been celebrating Earth Week by learning about pollution. We have collaborated in groups to use the engineering process to think of a solution for water pollution. Their STEM challenge was to create a device that will remove trash from a water source. Here are some pictures of our little engineers designing, building, and testing their devices.
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McCabe and Corfman ATTACK the SBAC!!

On April 25th, McCabe's 3rd grade students held a spirited pep rally to kick off their SBAC State testing week. Go get 'em, 3rd grade!!

Check back for more pictures as other grades kick off their testing weeks with their own pep rallies.
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PTO's McCabe Playground Makeover!

McCabe's PTO is in the process of installing new playground equipment on the Kinder/1st grade and 2nd/3rd grade playgrounds. Join us on Thursday, May 18th at 5:15p.m. for the McCabe Playground Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony prior to the annual Spring Fling event!
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TK/Kinder Registration Has BEGUN!

If you have a child who will enter Transitional Kindergarten (TK) or Traditional Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year, stop by the Corfman School Office any weekday between 7:30a.m.-4:00p.m. to pick up a registration packet. Enrollment will continue throughout the summer months.
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8th Grade Graduation Information

Upcoming 8th Grade Graduation Dates:
Graduation Pictures - Wednesday, April 12th at 8:30am in the CMPR
Graduation Rehearsal - June 6th at 9:00am at Southwest High School
Graduation Ceremony - June 7th at 7:00pm at Southwest High School
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