Camanche Elementary Newsletter
January 30, 2020
JR. LEGO LEAGUE TO WORLD EXPO
Congratulations to our school’s Jr. Lego League team, the Life Savers. This team was selected to represent the state of Iowa at the World Expo held in Michigan in April! Members of the Life Savers are Tenley Cewe, Maci Kibler, Tyler Lehmkuhl, Olivia Munson, Wyatt Ohsann, and Cameron Shaffer. The team is coached by Sheryl Kennedy. Only 60 teams out of the 28,000 teams that participated in Jr. Lego League worldwide were given this opportunity.
HEALTHY HABITS CALENDAR
We hope your student is having fun completing activities from the January Healthy Habits Calendar! Just a reminder that any student that completes at least 23 days of activities listed on the calendar AND returns the calendar to school on Monday, February 3rd will receive an extra recess with Mr. D.!
We will be having our classroom parties on Friday, February 14th from 2:30-3:00. Please follow the guidelines from the Healthy Kids Act. A list of approved snacks is available on our 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!
Lifetouch Photography will be at Camanche Elementary on Thursday, February 13th to take spring portraits. All students will have their pictures taken, with no obligation to purchase. There is no need to fill out any order forms as the same packet is printed for all students and the portrait sheets will be available for purchase. However, parents do have the option of picking a portrait background. Selection forms will be sent home with students soon. If you would like, please select the portrait look and background and return the selection form on or before picture day.
KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP
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!
100TH DAY OF SCHOOL
The 100th day of school will be Monday, February 3rd.
PRESCHOOL INFORMATION NIGHT
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.
CES READING GOAL
As a school, we set a goal of reading 109,000 minutes in the month of January. We have read 89,092 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 96.28%. As a school, we have set a goal of 96.5%. Thank you for working with us to reach that goal, EVERY DAY matters.
DATES TO REMEMBER
February 6th Preschool Information Night 5:00 PM @ CES Library
February 13th Spring Picture Day J
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