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CES Newsletter - October 22, 2020
CES Newsletter - October 22, 2020
Jessica Witt
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Camanche Elementary Newsletter


October 22, 2020


            Camanche Elementary will celebrate Red Ribbon Week October 26-30. Please show your support for a bully and drug free lifestyle by wearing appropriate clothing on these special days.

            Monday, October 26 – Live like you’re dreaming! ~ Dress in your pajamas

            Tuesday, October 27 – Live life bully free! ~ Dress in BLUE to support being bully free

            Wednesday, October 28 – Live life on the wild side! ~ Wear crazy socks

            Thursday, October 29 – Live a BRIGHT life! ~ Dress in bright colors

            Friday, October 30 – 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.


            Camanche Elementary classes will be celebrating fall with a Fall Fest on Friday, October 30th from 1:40-2:10 p.m. Classroom pods have already had snacks and drinks purchased for them from the Camanche CSD Food Service department. Thank you for keeping our students safe!


            It’s that time of year again! We are warming up and stretching for our annual food drive for the Camanche Food Pantry! This year it will be the CES TURKEY TROT! Our annual food drive will start on Monday, November 2nd and it will end on Friday, November 20th. Each classroom will be a Trottin’ Turkey decked out in running shoes and a sweatband.  Each turkey is going to be racing (aka trotting) down the bulletin board to get to the platter on the Thanksgiving table first! The winning class at the end of the food drive receives a special Thanksgiving 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 Trottin’ Turkey will be on the bulletin board by the cafeteria. There is always something to be thankful for, and this year we are thankful for our group of students here at CES to come together to help the Camanche Food Pantry.


            We’d like to remind everyone that face coverings are REQUIRED for ALL students and staff during the school day.  Please make sure to send your child with at least one face covering every day.  We have had a lot of forgotten face coverings in the last couple of weeks and are running low on our supply of extras.  If you are able to send two for your student, that’s even better!  If one gets wet or dirty or isn’t fitting properly, it would be great to have an extra in their bookbag or classroom cubby to use as a replacement.  Thank you so much for helping to keep everyone healthy and safe!


            Please make sure your child(ren) are dressed appropriately for weather conditions each day. School policy states that ALL children go outside for recess unless the temperature is less than ten degrees. Please take a moment to make sure that your child’s name is written on all of their outerwear.

            If you are unable to provide your child(ren) with the required outerwear, please contact our district’s Family Resource Coordinator, Carrie Graves, at 563-259-3016.  She can help and all information is kept strictly confidential.  Thank you!


            A BIG thank you to the many families that attended Parent/Teacher Conferences! If you were unable to make your student’s conference, we urge you to contact your child’s teacher to try and reschedule. Our goal is 100% participation!

            Another BIG thank you to the Camanche Elementary PTA for providing a meal for our staff during Parent/Teacher Conferences!


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


            Keeping You Sewing’s “Quilt the Town” features a variety of quilts and textiles created by local artists of all ages and abilities. The quilts on display include work from students and staff of Keeping You Sewing, antique quilts, members of River Cities Quilting Guild, Material Girlz Quilt Group, as well as from students from other local schools.

            Kindergarten through 4th grade students from Camanche Elementary participated in “Quilt the Town” and designed their own quilt squares during one of their art classes! We have 10+ quilts on display around Clinton (mostly 5th Ave South).

            The quilts will be on display from: Oct 7 – Nov 22 at River Arts Center, open Wed-Sun 1-4pm. & Oct 1-Oct 31 in area businesses and attractions. Stroll the streets and visit the local businesses and attractions to see beautiful works of textile art. Join us as we “Quilt the Town”. 


            We are starting our reading challenge again this year. As a school, we have set a goal of 89,400 minutes each month. So far, we have read 38,467 minutes in the month of October. If/when we make our goal in October we will have a pajama party on Monday, November 9th.



October 26th–30th                   Red Ribbon Week

October 30th                          Fall Fest Classroom Parties

November 25th- 27th              NO SCHOOL –Thanksgiving Break

December 23rd-Jan 1st           NO SCHOOL – Winter Break

January 4th                            Classes Resume – Pajama Day!

Yours in education,

Aimee Dohse – Principal