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CES Newsletter - December 10, 2020
CES Newsletter - December 10, 2020
Jessica Witt
Thursday, December 10, 2020

Camanche Elementary Newsletter



December 10, 2020



            Camanche Elementary classes will be celebrating with a Winter Party on Friday, December 18thfrom 1:40-2:10 p.m. Due to current circumstances, we ask that any family wishing to purchase a snack and drink for their student’s pod, to make their purchase through the Camanche CSD Food Service department. Snacks and drinks can be purchased and will be sent to your student’s classroom on the day of the party for just $.70 per student. For example, a classroom pod that has 10 students could have snacks and drinks purchased by a parent for $7.00. All orders are due by WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16th. One snack and drink will be allowed per classroom pod and will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. Please watch Class Dojo for confirmation that your student’s classroom has received a snack and drink order. Thank you for keeping our students safe!



            Camanche Elementary is currently accepting donations of any new or gently used leggings or athletic pants in sizes 3T- 10.  If you have any you’d like to donate, please send them to school with your student or bring them to CES between 7:30-3:30 on any school day and we will be happy to meet you at the front door.  Thank you so much for your help!



            Just a reminder that non-bus riding students that eat breakfast at school are encouraged to come to school at 7:45 a.m. to allow enough time for them to have a healthy school breakfast before the school day starts.  Also, a reminder that ALL school BREAKFASTS and LUNCHES are currently FREE for ALL students!



            We wish the best of luck to members of the Camanche Elementary School FLL Explore/Jr. Lego League team! Members of the third grade team, The Mask Masters, are Addison Coffey, Emery Davis, Claire Dunlay, Lily Laurion, Sophia Morrow, and Lawson Sullivan. In FLL Explore, the students were tasked with the challenge of developing a model of an obstacle course that would encourage people to be more active. The students had to learn how to code Lego WeDo 2.0 motors so they could incorporate the motors into a model of their solution. The students will be competing virtually in a Regional event on Saturday.



            Good luck to our school Sumdog teams! Our two school teams start their competition this Friday. Each team member has to solve 1000 math problems at their skill level. They have one week to attempt all those math problems. Most of their work is done outside of the school day. The students are scored based on their accuracy, and if there is a tie, their fluency. We are so proud of these students for seeking this opportunity for an additional challenge in math!

            Members of the blue team are: Michaela Gendreau, Maci Hammond, Brayden Phillips, Quinten Toppert, Miranda Tucker, Carsten Toler, Kade Varner, Emery Davis, Luke Gravert, Lakin Springer, Gabby Sampson, and Katelynn Burken.

            Red team members are: Owen Thomson, Wyatt Ohsann, Cameron Shaffer, Claire Dunlay, Sophia Johnson, Lily Laurion, Landon Green, Addison Totten, Hayleigh Lorenzen, Cody Gravert, Elyna Clements, and Madison Goff.

            The students are coached by Sheryl Kennedy. There are 38 teams in the contest. The teams are from schools throughout Eastern Iowa.



            The cornucopia has been filled!  The race has ended. All the turkeys are all trotted out! And Mrs. Reed’s 4th grade class turkey made a huge push at the end and came out ahead to make it to the platter on the Thanksgiving table first! Congratulations to them! They won a special Thanksgiving treat and the Food Drive Traveling Trophy. We also have to mention that Mrs. Hiher’s 3rd grade class came in second and Miss Cassie’s preschool class came in third. Camanche Elementary is a group of awesome turkeys that trotted as fast as they could to help our local Camanche Food Pantry! Camanche Elementary School as a whole donated HUNDREDS of non-perishable food items and a total of $304.55 in cash! Great job CES! I guess it’s all turkey now!



            As a school, we have set a goal of 89,400 minutes each month. We have read 16,592 minutes so far. Let’s work super hard to make our reading goal for the month of December. If we make our goal we will have a Neon Day on Monday, January 11th. Everyone can dress up in his/her favorite bright colors. I think we could all definitely use some bright colors in January!! Throughout the month of December Mrs. Dohse will read to the class weekly that has the most reading minutes above their goal. The first week out Mrs. Knight’s class read the most minutes over their reading goal. Mrs. Dohse will be visiting Mrs. Knight’s pods and reading to them this week. WAY TO GO Mrs. Knight’s students!!! Who will get to be read to next week?



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

January 4th                            Classes Resume – Pajama Day!


Yours in education,

Aimee Dohse – Principal