Camanche Elementary Newsletter
May 2, 2019
SPRING MUSIC INFORMANCES – PLEASE NOTE CHANGES!
Due to unforeseen circumstances, and Miss Jen having to be gone some days in the next few weeks, the spring informances are being pushed back a week. The new dates are:
Kindergarten – Monday, May 13th – 6:00 p.m.
First Grade – Monday, May 13th – 6:45 p.m.
Second Grade – Thursday, May 16th – 6:00 p.m.
Third Grade – Thursday, May 16th – 6:45 p.m.
Fourth Grade – Thursday, May 23rd – 6:00 p.m.
They will still be held in our gym. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns, I can be reached through school, class dojo, or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your understanding. – Miss Jen
HEALTHY HABITS CALENDAR
May Healthy Habits calendars were sent home last week! Just a reminder that any students that complete at least 23 days of activities listed on the calendar AND return the calendar to school on Monday, June 3rd will receive an extra recess with Mr. D.! The May calendar is also attached if you would like to print it yourself. Let’s finish strong CES!
ATTENTION FOURTH GRADE PARENTS
Within the next couple of weeks, our school nurse, Kathy Hullinger, and physical education teacher, Mr. DeNeve, will be spending one class session with 4th grade students talking about the importance of good hygiene and general changes associated with puberty. Students will be separated by gender for this discussion. If you have any questions in regards to the program, please contact Mrs. Hullinger or Mr. DeNeve.
CONGRATULATIONS MOON SAVERS!
The Moon Savers, Camanche Elementary School’s third grade Jr. Lego League team, did a fantastic job at the World Championship! Only 60 of more than 20,000 Jr. Lego League teams were invited to compete at this event in Detroit, Michigan. The judges evaluated the teams in 8 categories. The Moon Savers earned an outstanding rating in each of the 8 categories! They were awarded the Discover and Show trophy because of their research and how they showed what they learned. Members of the Moon Savers are Beau Bigwood, Jenna Dunlap, Archer Kelly, Autumn Klahn, Mia Macke, and Kennedy Melchiori. They are coached by Sheryl Kennedy.
The Moon Savers greatly appreciated the financial support from John Deere, Clinton National Bank, Citizens First Bank, and the Camanche Elementary PTA.
REGIONAL BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
The Eastern Iowa Regional Battle of the Books will be held May 13th in Bettendorf for students in grades 3 and 4. Members of the third grade team are Kyle Cude, Jenna Dunlap, Sofia Jacobo, Autumn Klahn, Kiara Krueger, Olivia Steines, Vinny Srp, and Chloe Toler. Jayda Clements, Kady Dunnett, Olivia Harridge, Harper Hoge, Delany Homan, Sadie Johnson, Bently Nelson, and Josie Srp are members of the fourth grade team. These students earned the highest scores in the local competition. They will be competing against students from various other school districts who have read the same designated 10 books for their grade level.
CES READING GOAL
We DID it!! We surpassed our goal of 98,500 minutes in the month of April! We read 101,715 minutes. We will be celebrating with lunch outside on Monday, May 6th. 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 95.99%. 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
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 13th Regional Battle of the Books
May 13th TK & K Music Informance at 6:00 p.m. & 1st Grade Music Informance at 6:45 p.m.
May 16th 2nd Grade Music Informance at 6:00 p.m. & 3rd Grade Music Informance at 6:45 p.m.
May 23rd 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 30th 4th Grade to Maquoketa Caves
May 30th Preschool Graduation at CES at 6:00 p.m.
May 31st 3rd Grade Track & Field Day
May 31st Preschool to The Discovery Center
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)
June 4th Get Out and Play Day Activities
Yours in education,
Aimee Dohse – Principal