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CES Newsletter - October 17, 2019
Jessica Witt
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Camanche Elementary Newsletter



October 17, 2019



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            Camanche Elementary will celebrate Red Ribbon Week October 21-25.  Please show your support for a bully and drug free lifestyle by wearing appropriate clothing on these special days:


            Monday, October 21 – Live like you’re dreaming! ~ Dress in your pajamas

            Tuesday, October 22 – Live life bully free! ~ Dress in BLUE to support being bully free

            Wednesday, October 23 – Live life on the wild side! ~ Wear crazy socks

            Thursday, October 24 – Live a BRIGHT life! ~ Dress in bright colors

            Friday, October 25 – Live like your favorite character! ~ Dress like a children’s book character


Please remember that all outfits need to be age appropriate. No gory outfits, no masks and no toy weapons.


            CONGRATULATIONS & THANK YOU to the 2019-2020 Conflict Managers as we enter our 27th year of this program. Conflict Managers have to work hard to complete the training, and they donate a few recesses each week to help our school be a more peaceful place.


Nolan Butt

Riley Dalton

Wyatt Ohsann

Brayden Phillips

Olivia Munson

Michaela Gendreau

Isabella Bogle

Cameron Shaffer

Kenzie Barrette

Tenley Cewe


Jenna Dunlap

Kiara Krueger

Kennedy Melchiori

Ella Shepard

Brielle Bitler

Grace Dorsey

Autumn Klahn

Mia Macke

Cailee Sullivan

Archer Kelly


            Camanche Elementary classes will be celebrating fall with a Fall Fest on Friday, October 25th from 2:30-3:00 p.m. Please follow the guidelines from the Healthy Kids Act. A list of approved snacks is available on our school website. Due to food allergies, any items that do not come pre-packaged will be sent back home with the family that brought them. Thank you for keeping our students safe!



            Congratulations to the following third grade students on their selection to our school Sumdog teams: Collin VanZuiden, Ben Overberg, Tyler Lehmkuhl, Quinten Toppert, Jackson Loch, Wyatt Ohsann, Brayden Phillips, Miranda Tucker, Michaela Gendreau, Owen Thomson, and Maci Kibler.

            Congratulations to the following fourth graders for qualifying to be on our school Sumdog teams: Kiara Krueger, Grace Dorsey, Jenna Dunlap, Vinnie Srp, Jacoby Sampson, Autumn Klahn, Cailee Sullivan, Drew Graves, Brielle Bitler, Caleb Graham, Ben Burken, Olivia Steines, and Vinnie Duran.

            These students will try to answer 1000 math questions within one week’s time.



            Nick Fury once said: “There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people to see if we could become something more.” He was referring to the Avengers. I however, am referring to our Camanche Elementary students! We need our group of remarkable students to come together to help the Camanche Food Pantry! Our annual food drive will start on Monday, October 28th and it will end on Friday, November 15th. Each classroom will be an Avenger trying to get to the end of the bulletin board to take the Infinity Gauntlet with all of the infinity stones away from Thanos! The winning class at the end of each week will earn an extra recess and the winning class at the end of the food drive receives an extra recess, a special hero treat, and the Food Drive traveling trophy! The number of non-perishable items and/or amount of money donated ($.50 equals one non-perishable item) will be counted daily and each classroom’s Avenger will be on the bulletin board by the cafeteria. You can’t fight Thanos alone, that’s why the CES Avengers must come together to end hunger. Avengers assemble!



            Nurse Kathy and Miss Kerry in the health office would like to give a big shout out to CES parents, staff, PTA, and community volunteers for making this year’s Genesis Flu Clinic a huge success! Without everyone pulling together as a team and pitching in the way they did, we could not have accomplished all that we were able to do. Thank you again for all of the hard work!



            The NEW date for the PTA’s Day of Awesomeness here at CES is Monday, October 21st. There will be an epic Step It Up obstacle course, a DJ dance party, and other prizes! Please send your child with an extra pair of socks on this day!



            As a school, we set a goal of reading 109,000 minutes in the month of October. So far, we have read 46,500 minutes. We will wear hats on November 11th if/when we reach our goal. If we do not reach our entire school goal the class that exceeds their goal the most will get to wear hats. 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 97.11%. As a school, we have set a goal of 96.5%. Thank you for working with us to reach that goal, EVERY DAY matters.



October 21st                            Day of Awesomeness

October 21st – 25th                  Red Ribbon Week

October 25th                          Fall Fest Classroom Parties

November 27th–29th               NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

December 3rd                        Preschool Winter Concert at 6:00 p.m.

December 5th                        1st Grade to St. Ambrose University

December 12th                        Winter Music Program for TK-4 Matinee Performance at 1:30 p.m.

December 12th                        Winter Music Program for Grades TK-2 Evening Performance at 6:00 p.m.

December 12th                        Winter Music Program for Grades 3-4 Evening Performance at 7:15 p.m.

December 20th                       Early Dismissal 2:08/2:15 p.m.

December 20th–Jan 5th          NO SCHOOL – Winter Break

January 6th                            Classes Resume – Pajama Day!


Yours in Education,

Aimee Dohse, Principal