Cityscape Schools and The Compelling Why partner to continue helping to educate the whole child. The partnership provided students with Success Sessions and Leadership Series. Read more.https://www.thecompellingwhy.org/cityscape-schools-and-the-compelling-why-helping-to-educate-the-whole-child/
As part of a tradition that grows every year, students at Buckner Preparatory shared holiday carols during the 4th Annual PreK Holiday Sing Along. Students and staff wore cheerful holiday props and bells during the program. Performances, included songs in English and Spanish, such as Navidad “Ozuna”, Muñeco de Nieve, Santa Claus Llegó a la Ciudad, You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch, Christmas Don’t Be Late, the traditional Jingle Bell Rocks and many other songs. As part of the festivities for the week, students also had an opportunity to engage in activities such as wearing holiday sweaters, pajama day and watching holiday movies such as The Polar Express and A Christmas Carol.
Cityscape’s goal to impact a child’s life in offering peace and hope is met during this holiday season with its first ever Angel Tree. Board members, administration, teachers, and staff members came together to spread awareness to this great cause allowing investment in the life of students by going beyond academics and offering families additional support they may need through the holiday season. “We desire to be a light in our community and align with the mission of Cityscape Schools by leading and contributing to our community and society,” said Natica Jones, Counselor at East Grand Preparatory. Across the three campuses – East Grand Preparatory, Buckner Preparatory, and the Early Childhood Center – Cityscape was able to sponsor 28 students from 13 families. All who will receive their presents the week before leaving for their holiday break. Students were able to write to an angel what they wished for Christmas, and then matched with a Cityscape staff member. There was a 100% Angel-to-student match. Angel Tree at Cityscape Schools administration office This program is successful by creating a great impact in the lives of the students by leading by example and building character and morale through the acts of giving. The gratefulness the families have already shown only inspires Cityscape to keep helping out the community. “Many times, students read about acts of kindness, but rarely see it done,” said Felecia Lopez, Counselor at Buckner Preparatory. “The angel tree gives students this opportunity and an experience that they can carry with them throughout their life.” This program will stay to be an annual tradition at Cityscape after seeing the successful turnout from both parties – the helpful staff and families.…
Students at the Early Childhood Center celebrate “12 days before Christmas plus 1” right before the Winter Break! This year, the ECC started the Twelve days by wearing antlers or an elf hat and will end with students and staff wearing their favorite pajamas! A tradition that started about only two years ago and has become an annual celebration thanks to Mr. Lopez, principal at Cityscape’s Early Childhood Center. The students really look forward to the holidays because of all the activities that the teachers and staff offer. The idea first came from Jingle Jangle, which was celebrated in conjunction with East Grand Prep. The center decided to modify this tradition once they moved into the new Early Childhood Center building. “We made it so that the younger students could participate and facilitated the days,” said Mr. Lopez “The jingle jangle was great but there were some activities that the little ones couldn’t participate in.” One of the favorite days for the students is ugly sweater day, where the students wear a Christmas sweater. “I think the kids really like arriving at school in the morning and seeing their teachers and classmates in the holiday spirit. I see that they are excited to see what everyone is wearing,” said Mr. Lopez. Throughout the year, the staff creates different activities that both the students and parents enjoy, allowing for more parent involvement. “We’re creating moments that are influenced by this one activity in school and it expands to also create a closer bond between parent and child,” said Mr. Lopez. “They are bonding and getting excited to pick out what to dress up as for that day together.”Students from the other Cityscape…
Cityscape Schools and Head Start of Greater Dallas are partnering to provide high-quality child-development services to families of 3 and 4-year old students, enrolled at Cityscape’s Early Childhood Center. Cityscape is one of the few charter schools currently partnering with Head Start. As part of the collaboration, Head Start provides income eligible families with resources that empowers them to better engage in the education of their children. This enables parents to partner with educators so that together they can develop a foundation that will lead students through success not only in school, but in life. “We are honored and thankful to unite forces with Head Start, to together change one child at a time,” said Elda Rojas, Cityscape Schools Deputy Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer. Our vision at Cityscape is to work in partnerships with families to prepare children and young people to fulfill productive leadership roles in society. Collaborating with an organization like Head Start, who’s mission aligns with our commitment to families, will give our students a stronger foundation and will open a world of opportunities.” Some of the services provided through the partnership by Head Start’s qualified staff include preventative health and nutrition, social and educational services, among many other resources, all for free. In addition to development resources provided to families, students have the opportunity to participate in interactive activities such as field trips. Interested in becoming part of Cityscape’s family? Enroll your child today, contact us at www.cityscapeschools.org/apply or call us at (469) 905-0336.
Mark Your Calendars Foresight Summer Camp 2023 is in the planning! We are excited because planning is already underway for Foresight Summer Camp 2023! We are preparing 25 days of interactive, fun, and enrichment learning. The camp provides us an opportunity to continue strengthening students’ academics. We are excited to see some of the results from last year’s camp, such as an improvement in math and reading among 86% of the students who attended the camp. We are committed to continuing to drive students toward successful academic achievement. Foresight Summer Camp 2023 is scheduled from June 7 through July 13. Be on the lookout for more information on how and when to enroll your child.
Do you know someone who wants to make an impact in students’ lives? We are expanding our Cityscape family. To view our open positions, visit: https://www.cityscapeschools.org/about/careers/
It’s simple, refer new families to Cityscape Schools and receive a $150 VISA gift card for every new student enrolled. Program’s terms and conditions must be met in order to receive the incentive. Submit your recommendation online or in-person at your campus. More details and the form can be found at: www.cityscapeschools.org/referral
Cityscape Schools and offices will be closed starting Monday, Nov. 21 through Friday, Nov. 25, for Thanksgiving break. Classes will resume Monday, Nov. 28.With gratitude for their commitment to Cityscape Schools, we wish a great and safe break to all our teachers, students and parents. For upcoming breaks and holidays, please view our academic year calendar: https://www.cityscapeschools.org/parents/resources-for-the-school-year/.
From photo displays, to coffee and donuts, among other activities, were hosted at Cityscape campuses by students and staff to honor the veterans in our community. We thank all veterans for their service to this country.