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CES Newsletter - January 16, 2020
CES Newsletter - January 16, 2020
Jessica Witt
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Camanche Elementary Newsletter



January 16, 2020



            There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.



            Kindergarten Round Up will be held on Thursday, February 20th from 5:00-6:00PM & Friday, February 21st from 8:30-9:30AM & 10:00-11:00AM. If you have a child that will turn 5 years old on or before September 15, 2020, please call our office to add them to our Round Up list. We can’t wait to meet all of our future kindergarteners!



            We wish the best of luck to our school’s Lego League team in the upcoming State competition at Iowa State University. They are one of sixty teams invited to compete on Saturday. Our school’s Lego League team, The Great Eight, is composed of Beau Bigwood, Jenna Dunlap, Octavain Harrington, Archer Kelly, Autumn Klahn, Mia Macke, Kennedy Melchiori, and Jacoby Sampson. The team is coached by Sheryl Kennedy.



            The 100th day of school will be Monday, February 3rd.


            Children who live in Iowa and will turn 4 on or before September 15th qualify for FREE preschool. We’d like to invite you to an informational meeting on Thursday, February 6th at 5:00 p.m. in the elementary school library. We will give you some insights regarding our district’s free preschool program and hand out applications for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are unable to attend, please contact us at 259-3016.



            We would like to remind parents and students that our school policy states that ALL children go outside for recess unless they have a note from their family physician stating a need for them to remain indoors, or if the temperature (actual or wind chill) is less than ten degrees.

            Students should come to school each day dressed for that day’s weather. Please take a moment to make sure that your child’s name is written on all of their outerwear. Students are required to have snow boots and snow pants in order to go off the blacktop area if we get any snow. If you are unable to provide your child(ren) with the needed outerwear, please contact Carrie Graves, the district Family Resource Coordinator at 259-3016.

            With the cold and snowy weather comes possible late starts, early outs, and school cancellations. Please make sure to notify the main office if there is any change to your phone number(s) so that you can ensure that you receive any text messages or phone calls sent out by our district-wide alert system.



            As a school, we set a goal of reading 109,000 minutes in the month of January. We have read 28,528 minutes. We will earn a ½ hour board game time in February 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 96.56%. As a school, we have set a goal of 96.5%. Thank you for working with us to reach that goal, EVERY DAY matters.



January 20th                          NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 6th                         Preschool Information Night 6:00 PM @ CES Library

February 13th                           Spring Picture Day 

February 14th                           Valentine’s Day Classroom Parties

February 17th                           NO SCHOOL – President’s Day

February 20th                         Kindergarten Round Up 5:00-6:00PM

February 21st                           Kindergarten Round Up 8:30-9:30AM & 10:00-11:00AM

March 4th & 5th                       Parent/Teacher Conferences EARLY DISMISSAL both days @ 1:08/1:15

March 6th                                NO SCHOOL


Yours in Education,

Aimee Dohse, Principal