Camanche Elementary Newsletter
April 4, 2019
CULTURE FAIR – TONIGHT!
We had such a terrific Culture Fair last Thursday that we are having another Culture Fair today, Thursday, April 4th from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.! Tonight’s Culture Fair features the work of our third grade students. Participating third graders are Beau Bigwood, Jenna Dunlap, Daitoniah Ebensberger, Octavain Harrington, Sofia Jacobo, Archer Kelly, Autumn Klahn, Mia Macke, Kennedy Melchiori, Maya Pendleton, Jacoby Sampson, Vinnie Srp, Paxton Steffes, Olivia Steines, and Chloe Toler. The Culture Fair is an Open House. It is a terrific opportunity to learn about 15 different countries and see the wonderful learning centers our third graders have made.
HEALTHY HABITS CALENDAR
April Health Habits calendars were sent home last week! The April calendar is also attached if you would like to print it yourself. Any students that complete at least 23 days of activities listed on the calendar AND return the calendar to school on Wednesday, May 1st will receive an extra recess with Mr. D.! Let’s finish the year strong CES!
IOWA ASSESSMENTS TEST PREPARATION
SAVE THE DATE! APRIL 11TH – APRIL 16TH – APRIL 18TH
3rd and 4th grade students will be taking the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress, or ISASP, on April 11th, 16th, and 18th. Both grades have already had guidance lessons on preparation, test anxiety, and motivation. Your encouragement of your students is greatly appreciated!
ISASP TEST TAKING TIPS:
- Get enough sleep.
- Eat a healthy breakfast.
- Read the directions carefully.
- Read the questions carefully.
- Always check your answers.
- Stay focused.
- Take your time.
- Most importantly — Do your BEST!
FROM THE MUSIC STUDIO
Families – we have our spring music informances coming up next month! These are casual performances in our gym by grade level. Please mark your calendars; more information will be coming in the next couple of weeks!
Monday, May 6th – Kindergarten at 6:00 p.m. & 1st Grade at 6:45 p.m.
Thursday, May 9th – 2nd Grade 6:00 p.m. & 3rd Grade at 6:45 p.m.
Thursday, May 16th – 4th Grade 6:00 p.m.
3RD GRADE SPOTLIGHT ARTISTS
Congratulations to these students who were showcased for their creativity, ability, and craftsmanship in art class!
1st Place: Sophia Housenga
2nd Place: Chloe Toler
3rd Place: Mason Hilgendorf
CES READING GOAL
We DID it!! We surpassed our goal of 98,500 minutes in the month of March! We read 112,254 minutes. We will be celebrating with an extra 30 minutes of art TOMORROW! Thank you for helping support this work! Keep reading and stay tuned for the next upcoming reward opportunity!
If your student is going to be absent, will arrive late, or needs to leave early, please make sure to call the main office no later than 9 a.m. on the day of the absence, tardy or early dismissal.
Our attendance is currently 95.73%. We as a school have set a goal of 97%. Thank you for working with us to reach that goal, EVERY DAY matters.
DATES TO REMEMBER
April 4th Culture Fair Open House Featuring 3rd Grade Participants
April 11th, 16th & 18th ISASP Testing for 3rd and 4th Grade Students
April 18th Snow Day Make Up Day
April 19th & 22nd NO SCHOOL – Spring Break
April 25th 3rd Grade to National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
April 29th 1st Grade to Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 6th TK & K Music Informance at 6:00 p.m. & 1st Grade Music Informance at 6:45 p.m.
May 7th Mrs. Klahn’s and Mrs.. Bielenberg’s Classes to the Arboretum
May 9th Mrs. Keeney’s and Mrs. Simmons’s Classes to the Arboretum
May 9th 2nd Grade Music Informance at 6:00 p.m. & 3rd Grade Music Informance at 6:45 p.m.
May 13th Regional Battle of the Books
May 16th 4th Grade Music Informance at 6:00 p.m.
May 23rd Kindergarten to Bettendorf Family Museum
May 23rd 4th Grade Track & Field Day
May 27th NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
May 31st 3rd Grade Track & Field Day
June 3rd Snow Day Make Up Day
June 3rd 2nd Grade Bike Rodeo
June 3rd 3rd Grade to Rock Creek
June 4th Snow Day Make Up Day – Last Day of School (provided we have no more cancellations)
Yours in education,
Aimee Dohse – Principal