Camanche Elementary Newsletter
April 11, 2019
Just a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Friday, April 19th and Monday, April 22nd due to Spring Break.
We are starting to see some of our students arriving too early to school each morning. Please remember that outdoor supervision is not provided until 7:45 a.m. Students that would like to eat breakfast before school should come at 7:30 a.m. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Congratulations to Mrs. Bielenberg, Ms. Buckley, Mrs. Darling, Mrs. Keeney, Mrs. Kennedy, Mrs. Klahn, Ms. Mink, Mrs. Munck, and Mrs. Simmons for being awarded a grant from Iowa STEM! They wrote a grant to obtain materials for conducting more hands on science lessons. Iowa STEM received more than 120 applications for funding and only a portion of those applications were funded. They will receive more than $18,000 worth of materials and training!
Thank you for your wonderful support of our two weeks of International Studies!! It was terrific to see so many of the children participate in the schoolwide parade. This year we had two Culture Fair Open Houses. Both were well attended! This was an engaging educational experience for the participants in our Culture Fair learning opportunities. We appreciate your support!
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
As a school we have set a goal of 98.500 minutes in the month of April. So far, our school has read 21,801 minutes. We will have our school lunch outside on Monday, May 6th if/when we reach our goal. Thank you for helping support this work!
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 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 25th–27th Jr. Lego League to World Expo in Detroit, MI
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