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New Play Spaces at Cedar Trails Elementary

CSPS-PlaySpaces-CedarTrailsCheck out the Cedar Trails Community Playground Build from beginning to end.   Visit  www.csredhawks.org/playground.

A Huge THANK YOU all who made this happen: HS Soccer Teams,     Cedar Trails PTO,     Cedar Springs Public Schools, Rowland Excavating Company, Jenny Majerczak (coordinator).


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Kind Hearts, Kind Hands at Trails On Thursday, October 21st, the Cedar Trails PTO held a “Fall Fun Night” where students came to school, dressed in their costumes, and took part in some trick or treating. As part of that night, members of the Cedar Trails staff put together some activities surrounding “Habits of Mind”(HOM). For one of the activities, all students AND their parents cut-out a “kind hand” representing HOM – Understanding and Empathy – to go on a wall in the motor room. Families also received a passport with further information about the habits and had those punched as they walked around the building. To culminate the evening, staff, students, and parents, helped to eat over 500 pieces of pizza in the cafeteria while watching a video about the “Red Hawk Kids Club” and “Habits of Mind.”

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Cedar Trails Students are Difference Makers

The overarching theme this year at Cedar Trails is “Difference Makers.”  Students are receiving direct instruction about how they can make a positive difference at school. There are also assemblies during the year that allow classes to gather together and learn more about the “Habits of Mind.” The three habits supported at Trails this year are: managing impulsivity, understanding and empathy, and persistence. The students are learning the terminology and have hand motions to go with each of those habits.  Students who are being great role models with the habits are also selected as “Red Hawk Kids Club Winners” and are recognized bi-weekly on Friday.

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PreK students learn about community

By Judy Reed

Mrs. Bellamy’s PreK classes visited several locations, including the Cedar Springs Fire Department this week.

Mrs. Bellamy’s PreK classes visited several locations, including the Cedar Springs Fire Department this week.

The students in Rhonda Bellamy’s all-day pre-kindergarten class at Cedar Trails took a community walk through downtown Cedar Springs this week. Mrs. Bellamy explained that the students have been learning about community helpers, and what it means to be part of a community. “We talked about being part of a family, and then a classroom, and then a community,” she explained.

The preschoolers visited the police station and fire station to learn about safety. Bellamy said that some students were scared of the firefighter. “A fireman put on all his equipment so they could see it was a real person under there. We showed them it was a real person, and told them that if a firefighter ever came into their home, not to hide from him,” she explained.

They got to hear a couple of stories at the library, and then went on to the U.S. Post Office, where they mailed a postcard to themselves that they had decorated at school.

They then stopped at Hungry Howies, where they played with the dough, then bought pizzas and took them to Morley Park to eat for lunch.

It was quite an event for some of the smallest members of our community!

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