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CES Newsletter - April 11, 2019
CES Newsletter - April 11, 2019
Jessica Witt
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Camanche Elementary Newsletter

 

NEWSLETTER #19-31

April 11, 2019

 

NO SCHOOL

            Just a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Friday, April 19th and Monday, April 22nd due to Spring Break.

 

EARLY ARRIVALS

            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

            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!

 

CULTURE FAIR

            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!

 

ATTENDANCE

            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