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CES Newsletter - November 21, 2019
CES Newsletter - November 21, 2019
Jessica Witt
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Camanche Elementary Newsletter



November 21, 2019



            On your left. The Avengers can do this all day. Thanos has been defeated. The infinity stones are safe. And Mrs. Low’s 4th grade class Avenger came out ahead and defeated him first! Congratulations to them! How did they win? If you ask Dr. Strange he would say: “Study and practice. Years of it.” They won an extra recess, a special hero treat, and the Food Drive Traveling Trophy. We also have to mention that Ms. McMinimy’s 3rd grade class came in second and Mrs. Hiher’s 3rd grade class came in third.

            Camanche Elementary is a group of awesome Avengers and they have helped in the Endgame of Hunger! Camanche Elementary School as a whole donated over 2,375 non-perishable items and $146.00. Great job Avengers! Ain’t no thing like you, ‘cept you. Long live CES! Camanche forever!



            Camanche Elementary Families: It is hard to believe, but the time of year has come where we are working on our annual winter program. The children are already doing incredible work! Below is some basic information about the program. We will be getting you more information in coming weeks.


                        Date: Thursday, December 12th

                        Location: Camanche High School Gym

Time(s):           Afternoon: 1:30 p.m. – This will be a K-4th grade program (Students will be bussed to and from this program)

                                                Evening: 6:00 p.m. –- K-2nd Grade

                                                             7:00 p.m. – 3rd-4th Grade

            Families are responsible for getting their child(ren) to and from the evening program(s). If you have any questions, please contact the elementary school at 259-3016 or contact Miss Jen at



            Just a reminder that non-bus riding students that eat breakfast at school are encouraged to come to school by 7:45 a.m. to allow enough time for them to have a healthy school breakfast before school starts.



            Winter is here!  We are so happy to see so many students wearing warm boots to and from school, but we’d like to remind parents to also send tennis shoes for your student to change in to once they are in the building. This is particularly necessary for gym class!  Thank you!



            Thank you to those parents who have given your child’s permission to be on our school website for art class, Artsonia. With this website, Mrs. Wallace takes pictures of your child’s artwork, and then parents can buy products with their child’s artwork on those products, such as t-shirts, coffee mugs, key chains, and much more!

            Then, a portion of the proceeds purchased items goes back to the art classroom. Most recently, Mrs. Wallace was able to buy brand new markers with that money! Thank you for your support, and if more parents would like their child to be part of Artsonia, please email Mrs. Wallace at Thank you!



            We hope your student is having fun completing activities from the November Healthy Habits Calendar! Just a reminder that any student that completes at least 23 activities listed on the calendar AND returns their calendar to Mr. D on December 2nd will receive an extra recess with Mr. D.!



            Cold weather is here! If you or your child(ren) are in need of a winter coat, please contact Carrie Graves at 563-259-3016 or We have new to gently used coats (children through men’s/women’s sizes) that we are able to give to anyone in need. Remember that all information is kept strictly confidential. Also, if you would like to donate a new or gently used coat and/or clothing, you can drop it off in the main office during business hours. Thank you!



            As a school, we set a goal of reading 109,000 minutes in the month of November. We have read 59,942 minutes. We will have a Luau in the Lunchroom on December 9th 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 96.86%. As a school, we have set a goal of 96.5%. Thank you for working with us to reach that goal, EVERY DAY matters.



November 25th                       4th Grade Science Fair 3:30-5:00 p.m. in their classrooms

November 27th–29th               NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

December 3rd                         Preschool Winter Concert at 6:00 p.m. in the CMS Gym

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 7:00 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