Camanche Elementary Newsletter
February 16, 2023
NO SCHOOL – PRESIDENT’S DAY
There will be NO SCHOOL next MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20th in observance of President’s Day.
SPRING PORTRAITS – NEXT WEEK!
Inter-State Studio will be at Camanche Elementary on Friday, February 24th to take spring portraits. All orders must be placed online at https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/76650SF Our school order code is 76650SF. All students will have their portrait taken.
KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP – NEXT WEEK!
Kindergarten Round Up will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd at 2:15 p.m. & Thursday, February 23rd at 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. If you have a child that will turn 5 years old on or before September 15, 2023, please call our office to add them to our Round Up list. We can’t wait to meet all of our future kindergarteners!
Congratulations to Cody Gravert for winning our CES Spelling Bee! Brantley Weller earned third place. These three boys were the winners of the spelling bee for their grade level. That is how they qualified to compete in the school championship. We are proud of all the students who spent considerable time learning how to spell challenging words.
Second Grade Spellers
Third Grade Spellers
Fourth Grade Spellers
Cody will compete in a regional spelling contest at Augustana College in a few weeks. This spelling bee is part of the Scripps National Spelling Bee program.
Congratulations to our school Sumdog team! The team earned first place out of 29 teams in the Winter Sumdog contest. Lakin Springer earned first place out of 368 participants! Landon Green earned second place. Addi Totten was in third. Luke Gravert was fourth. Owen Steines was fifth. Hattie Noble, Elyna Clements, Greta Thomson, and Kennedy Schwandt finished in the top 10! The students had to complete 1000 math problems for the competition. The math problems were at the students’ math level according to a diagnostic test they took before the competition so some of the students were completing math problems beyond their grade level. We are so proud of the dedication and determination shown by the members of the CES Winter Sumdog math team. The teams are coached by Sheryl Kennedy.
Third Grade Sumdog Team Members
Fourth Grade Sumdog Team Members
FROM MRS. MUNSON
We all make mistakes – some big, some little. No matter what the mistake is, we can learn something from it! “Mistakes help me learn and grow” is language that encourages our students to have a growth mindset, which is a topic they learn about here at CES. Here are some tips on how to learn from our mistakes: https://www.mindtools.com/a27yhpa/how-to-learn-from-your-mistakes
Here are a few books on growth mindset:
· The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein
· The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do by Ashley Spires
· The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
· Too Perfect by Trudy Ludwig
· A Perfectly Messed Up Story by Patrick McDonnell
· After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat
DATES TO REMEMBER
Feb 20th NO SCHOOL – President’s Day
Feb 22nd Kindergarten Round Up 2:15 p.m. in the CES Library
Feb 23rd Kindergarten Round Up 4:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. in the CES Library
Feb 24th Spring Picture Day
Mar 8th & 9th Parent/Teacher Conferences EARLY DISMISSAL both days @ 1:08/1:15
Mar 10th-17th NO SCHOOL – Spring Break
Yours in education,
Aimee Dohse – Principal