Camanche Elementary Newsletter
February 23, 2023
SPRING PORTRAITS – TOMORROW!
Inter-State Studio will be at Camanche Elementary tomorrow, 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.
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, March 8th and Thursday, March 9th from 1:30-7:15 p.m. A notice indicating the time and place of your child’s conference will be sent home soon. Please return this note as soon as possible to confirm your conference time. Report cards will be sent home with students the day before conferences.
DUE TO CONFERENCES, WE WILL BE HAVING AN EARLY DISMISSAL AT 1:08/1:15 ON BOTH DAYS
THERE WILL BE NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, MARCH 10TH
Our 3rd and 4th grade students will be leading their conferences. They are preparing for this opportunity over the next few weeks. The students will share their strengths and areas that need growth. They are also setting goals for themselves in each class. This gives our students opportunities to engage in their growth and play an active role in planning for their own learning.
FROM THE LIBRARIAN – CHECK THIS OUT!
Our Scholastic Book Fair is right around the corner! We will host the book fair in our Elementary School Media Center during our spring conferences (1:30 – 7:00 p.m.) on Wednesday March 8th & Thursday, March 9th. Watch for flyers to be sent home soon with more information.
NO SCHOOL – SPRING BREAK
There will be NO SCHOOL March 10th-17th due to Spring Break.
FROM MRS. MUNSON
This week discuss with your student: “change takes time”. There are two types of changes; changes we can control, and changes that we cannot control. BOTH take time! When an unexpected change happens in our lives (ex. death of a loved one, parents splitting up) it can take time to adjust to it. Here are some tips that can help children and adults adjust to unexpected changes: https://www.successconsciousness.com/blog/tips-for-life/tips-for-dealing-with-surprises-and-unexpected-events/
When we think about a change that we are in control of (ex. changing a certain behavior, eating healthier, exercising more) it can take time to work it into our routine and stick with it! We recognize that we might not see successful results right away. Here is a great article on forming a habit and helpful ways to stick with your change! https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonselk/2013/04/15/habit-formation-the-21-day-myth/?sh=306f7bd0debc The key strategy for getting through any change is a positive mindset!
Here are a few books to read this week:
· The Bad Seed by Jory John
· The Good Egg by Jory John
· Who Moved My Cheese for Kids by Spencer Johnson, MD
· Bubble Gum Brain by Julia Cook
NEWS FROM THE PTA
The next field trip fundraiser is Tuesday, March 7th at Applebee’s. Applebee’s donates 50% from a select menu for the day. Field trip requests are coming in! First grade will be going to Circa 21 in April. Thank you to everyone who supports field trip fundraiser nights!
We are beginning to work on the 2022-2023 yearbook. Our 4th graders are helping us pick the theme this year. The theme will be announced shortly! In the meantime, we need your help getting pictures. Please send us the first day of school, Homecoming Week, Red Ribbon Week, 4th grade baby pictures, and any pictures you may receive through Dojo or the teacher. If you think of anything else send those also! Please send them through Camanche Elementary PTA Facebook Messenger or the PTA email listed below. Make sure to include the child’s homeroom teacher, this helps us place the picture on the correct page!
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 14th at 6pm in the CES cafeteria. We would love to see you there! We can be contacted through our Camanche Elementary PTA Facebook Messenger and firstname.lastname@example.org GO STORM!
DATES TO REMEMBER
Feb 24th Spring Picture Day
Mar 7th PTA Field Trip Fundraiser at Applebee’s
Mar 8th & 9th Parent/Teacher Conferences EARLY DISMISSAL both days @ 1:08/1:15
Mar 10th-17th NO SCHOOL – Spring Break
Mar 14th PTA Meeting at 6:00 p.m. at CES Cafeteria
Mar 31st 4th Grade to Herbert Hoover Library
Apr 7th NO SCHOOL – Good Friday
May 29th NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
Yours in education,
Aimee Dohse – Principal