Isenberg's Gator Gazette!
Get ready for summer reading with the Gator Gazette!
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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The Gator Gazette
Karen Puckett -- Editor
Science and Technology Camp
The iPad controlled ball that does it all! These CORE lessons equip students for STEM challenges.
Multi-day experiments foster creative problem-solving and teamwork. Students conceptualize,
engineer and build contraptions powered by Sphero and students’ programming. Their creations will
then be showcased and discussed with the rest of the class. Limited space. Register one week in
advance. Lunch is provided.
Location: City Park Center
Instructor: Anthony Johnson
Date(s): 7/20-7/24, 8/3-8/7
Time(s): M-F (8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Ages: Rising 5th to 8th graders
Mr. Moore’s Blog
Dear Isenberg Gators,
It has been my pleasure to serve as Isenberg’s Principal this school year. We've
had several exciting things to happen for both our staff members and our
students. As as we move towards the summer break, I challenge all students and
parents to do the following.
1. Encourage our students to read and also write during the summer.
2. Take time out to work on math skills both in computation and word problems.
3. Use our school's website to log onto Reading A-to-Z and Mobymax online games, which are all
free for Isenberg Elementary students.
4. Use your time this summer to do something creative, new and challenging with your family.
You are a wonderful community of students, parents and staff to work with and I look forward to
an awesome 2015–16 school year.
As always, Go Gators!!
-- Marvin Moore, Principal
Little Free Library
D.R.E.A.M. Girls launch literacy-
based service project
Members of the community are
encouraged to drop by Isenberg to
receive a book and to donate books
to the recently installed Little Free
Reading Fair Winners!
Hannah Schmeltzer - 1st Place Adamma Anukwuem - 1st Place
Michelle Cartwright & Alaina Lopez - 2nd Place Julian Beltran - 3rd Place
Media Center Snapshots
Rowan Public Library’s
Robert Jones Presents “Jack
Tales” to 4th Graders
North Carolina Children’s
Book Award Voting
Children’s Book Week
to read this
Isenberg Parent Teacher Association
Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) are a powerful voice for
all children, a relevant resource for families and communities,
and strong advocates for the education and well-being of
children. PTAs across North Carolina impact children and
their families. We are so happy that Isenberg Elementary
PTA is striving to do our best to play a significant role in
This year has been amazing! We are happy to
announce that our membership is very strong and
has increased significantly, as shown on our
Membership Goal Thermometer (displayed in front
lobby of the school). We had our Movie Night that
was the most attended to date. The movie was Big
Hero 6. Our Cookie
Dough Spring Fundraiser
was distributed on the
same night and was very convenient for all those who wanted to pick up
orders after school hours. Teacher Appreciation Week was a star-
studded event for the teachers and staff (The theme was “The Star You
Are.”) Teachers were treated to Isenberg T-shirts that read, “Isenberg
Teachers Rock!” and themed treats, lunches and gift bag raffles
throughout the entire week. Thank you to all of the parents who sent
in food and or drink items on Thursday, May 7, 2015 for Teacher Snack
Day. The teachers loved all the treats! Our last dance of the year was
held outside on May 22. The final BIG event of the year was Isenberg
Idol on June 5th.
We have truly enjoyed providing fundraisers, dances, movies, and other
support to the school. It is our hope that if you were not a member of the PTA this year that
you will be inspired to join next year. Remember, this is your PTA and with you involved, it can
only get better. Have a great summer!
Lisa Lopez, DMD
Isenberg PTA, President
Lisa Lopez, President
Ginger Cartwright, Vice President
Alecia Meeks, Secretary
Teri Shaw, Treasurer
Sherry Hutchens, Membership Chair
Fran Moore, Hospitality Chair
From the Good Behavior Party
Congratulations to Great Gators!
The following students were recently named to the A-B Honor Roll for third quarter:
• Second Grade: LaNiya Bestman, Jaylan Chambers, Robert Coleman, Kendrick Cornelius, Valerie Escobar, Farah
Hassan, Kendall Mason, Johnny Nguyen, Teeasia Nunn, Joy Shaw, Isabella Smithman, and Drekwon Young
• Third Grade: Justus Alexander, Lauren Arnold, Nayeli Carcamo Martinez, Madelyn Casey, Ethan Cha, Juanmy
Chavez, Luke Ellis, Kevin Fuentes, Norma Gomez-Baca, Caden Gomez-Renteria, Marquise Howell, Brycen Kirk,
Christopher Le, Nyla McManus, Griffin McNeely, Tattenai McNeely, Noe Oliva, and Quincy Robinson
• Fourth Grade: Michelle Cartwright, Natavia Reid, Khishana Sonawa, and Caitlyn Williams
• Fifth Grade: Armonie Brown, Destinee Davis, Alexia Hernandez, Daxary Herrera, Mya Langford, Briseyda Pacheco,
Roselin Perdomo Aguilar, Lourdes Reyes-Cabrera, Comfort Rodriguez, Makayla Shakur, Amaya Surratt, Trinity
Venne, and DeSean Yelverton
The following students were recently named to the All-A Honor Roll for third quarter:
• Second Grade: Antonio Allison, Sophia Altemare, Dashia Canada, Landen Dudas, William Farmer, Kendall
Henderson, and Nathalie Lezama
• Third Grade: Andrew Burton, Kailena Fruchtman, Lam Le, Nhi Le, and Katherine Peeler
• Fourth Grade: Adamma Anukwuem, Julian Beltran, Neveah Robinson, and Hannah
• Fifth Grade: Papa Brush, Zander Burton, Alaina Lopez, Kirstyn Mason, Taniya Medlin,
Kaoly Pineda-Mercado, and D'Asia Ruffin
The following students were recently named to the All-B Honor Roll for third
• Fifth Grade- Lesther Baca and Alisa Le
Hooked on Books Reading Contest
The participation of the ESL students during this
school year in the reading contest, Hooked on
Books, has been wonderful. The winners are:
• First place: !Lourdes Reyes
• Second place: Ana Reyes
• Third place: Lizza Marcia
Early Literacy Summer Enrichment
This Summer, the ESL department is
providing “Early Literacy,” a Summer
Enrichment Camp for kindergarden,
ﬁrst and second grade students.!
The camp will be held at Knollwood
Elementary School and runs June
15-18 & June 22-25 from 8:30 am
to 1:00 pm.
Lunch will be provided for participating students.
The camp offers oral language enrichment, fun
vocabulary building activities, reading enrichment,
technology literacy, book making, and story time/
Parent workshops will be offered every day.
Sessions will focus on take home activities that
support literacy. For more information contact
Mariam Basso at 704-213-3843.
La participación de los estudiantes ena el concurso de
lectura este año escolar fue exacelente.!
Los ganadores del concurso son:!
• Lourdes Reyes, primer puesto
• Ana Reyes, segundo puesto,
• Lizza Marcia, tercer puesto
El departamento de ESL del condado de
Rowan-Salisbury va a lleva a cabo el
Campamento de Verano para los estudiantes
de Kinder, primero y segundo grado. Sitio:
la escuela elemental de Knollwood Cuando:
La semana de junio 15, de lunes a jueves
de 8:30 AM-1:00 PM y la semana de junio
22 de lunes a jueves de 8:30 AM-1:00 PM.
Se les dará almuerzo a los estudiantes que
participen en el campamento. Que se ofrece
en el campamento de verano Mejoramiento del
languaje oral, Actividades divertidas para mejorar el
vocabulario, Tecnología dentro de la literatura, Tiempo
para cuentos, Tiempo para hacer libros.
También se ofrecerán talleres para los padres d
familia durante los días del campamento de verano,
estos talleres son para que los padres lleven
actividades a casa para ayudarle en la literatura a
sus hijos. Para mas información usted puede
contactar a Miriam Basso en el teléfono
News From Ms. Muñoz
Children who read during the summer are more
likely to avoid summer learning loss, and children
who don’t have many books in the home are at the
greatest risk. Even ﬁve books can make a difference,
according to Harvard University research. “Give 5
Read 5” is a state-wide literacy promotion which asks the community’s
support in providing North Carolina students with materials for summer
reading. Due to the generosity of the Isenberg community, students
received their summer reading books on June 5th.
To learn more about efforts within Rowan-Salisbury schools, browse on:
Summer Reading is Here!
Getting books into the hands, hearts and homes of Isenberg readers through
Give 5 Read 5, Impact Summer Reading, and Read Your Way Across the USA
A big THANK YOU to individuals and
organizations who have donated to
Isenberg’s Give 5 Read 5 Program!
•Franklin Presbyterian Church
•St. John’s Lutheran Church
•Faith Temple Triumphant Ministries
Isenberg would like to extend thanks to
Communities in Schools Coordinator Krystal
Stukes for organizing two important reading
programs this year: Breakfast Book Club and
Boy’s Basketball for Books!
March, April and
and Second Grade
students enjoyed a read-aloud by a member of
the local community and were given a free book.
Boy’s Basketball for Books
In May, Mr. Moore
along with volunteer
college athletes lead
a basketball clinic for
boys in Third, Fourth
and Fifth grades.
Each participant was
given a total of 6
books to add to their
Communities in Schools Events
Impact Summer Reading
Through Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ Impact
Summer Reading initiative, all rising
6th-12th received a book to read over the
summer. Students chose book titles through
a district-wide online survey in May. Many
thanks to members of the local community
who provided funding for this valuable endeavor!
Read Your Way Across the USA
Summer Reading List!
Prepare for reading challenges through the
school district’s summer “Read Your Way Across
the USA” event. Find out how you can WIN!
Enter the photography challenge! Letters and
maps were given to students on Awards Day. See
a summer reading list for all grade levels at
Rowan County Public Library Summer
“Every Hero Has a Story!”
Register online at:
Rowan-Cabarrus at Isenberg
On May 1, a group of students from Rowan-Cabarrus
Community College’s business department
demonstrated Soccket -- an electricity-generating
soccer ball -- to 5th graders in support of Isenberg’s
STEM focus. The “Soccket” ball was created by the
social enterprise company, Uncharted Play in order to
ﬁnd eco-friendly ways
to provide electricity
to vulnerable areas of
the world. Using an
internal gyroscope, the
Soccket stores energy
while the ball is in
play. Students learned
how technology can
make life better in all
parts of the world.
“Kiwanis” Kids (K-
Kids) has been
busy with service
projects this year!
On May 8th, this
group of enthusiastic 5th graders sponsored
Pajama Day. !Students and Staff who chose to
paid $1. !
$175 in funds
were used to
On May 19,
the K-Kids performed a Reader's Theatre
version of the picture book The Day the
Crayons Quit!for all Kindergarten students at
1:30pm in the Media Center. After the
performance, the K-Kids accompanied students
back to their
box of crayons
to each child
to keep, and
them on a
Student Government Association (SGA)
Student representatives from each classroom
are members of the Isenberg SGA. This spring,
the SGA collected dozens of cans of animal
food and other items and delivered them to the
Rowan County Animal shelter.
On April 23, around 60 pastors from the
Uwharrie United Methodist region visited
Isenberg for a day of service. SGA students
were responsible for greeting the pastors and
escorting them to individual classrooms so that
they could work with all of Isenberg’s students.
After School Clubs
Members of the community as well as staff
members volunteer twice a month to mentor
students through club-based activities. A big
thank you to the following:
Soccer Club (Mr. Pacheco)
Dance Club (Mrs. Cesario and Mrs. Puckett)
Tinkerers Club -- (Dr. Lopez, Mrs.
Choir Club -- (Mrs.
Art Club (Mr.
Ramsey and Ms.
Pretty Girls Rock!
(Ms. Arnold, Ms.
Methodist Pastors’ Service Day