From the President… Dr. Linda Ellis CTL students were great sports through the rainy days with indoor PE, lunch and recess. Now that the sun has come out, the trees are sprouting, and the birds are singing, they are enjoying the great outdoors. It makes us all appreciate our fun playground space even more Thank you Ms. McKissic for the beautiful bulletin board that ties springtime to learning and creativity at CTL. CTL...the place where ideas bloom. And thanks to our fabulous team of teachers who create the environment where those ideas can bloom. I am sure each of you has experienced rich demonstrations of this in your student-led conferences. The portfolio process is such an important time for students to self assess and set goals, to gather artifacts that represent their learning, and to present their learning to their parents--a favorite time of each trimester. February and March have been busy months with the celebration of the 100th Day of School, Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year, President's Day, Go Texan Day!, Black History Month, the Scholastic Book Fair, and Trimester 2 Club Showcases. Thank you to our moms who sponsored clubs during the second trimester and shared your talents with CTL students--Ms. Aldaba with braiding, Ms. Bong-Schmidt with dance, Ms. Peebles with Yearbook, and Ms. Bozeman with the Yummy Club and to Ms. Gaulding who is sponsoring a Vision Board Club this trimester. We also had many high school meetings to plan CTL High that will open in the fall of 2019. We have a fabulous team of creative, innovative, imaginative minds putting this high school 3

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