Camanche Elementary Newsletter



August 26, 2021



            Welcome back to the 2021-2022 school year!  The staff at Camanche Elementary is looking forward to an exciting school year with all of our students and their families. We invite you to LIKE our Camanche Elementary School Facebook page where we will be posting our weekly newsletter, along with other reminders and information.   



There will be NO SCHOOL on MONDAY, September 6th in observation of the Labor Day holiday.



            Please remember that 6th Avenue, located on the west side of the playground, is treated as a ONE-WAY every morning and afternoon to accommodate the traffic flow of parents dropping off and picking up students.



            In an effort to be environmentally friendly, we will no longer print off weekly newsletters, but post them electronically instead.  Please make sure we have the correct email on file for you, as that is how we will send the newsletters each week.  They will also be posted on our Facebook page, and on our district website at: https://www.camanche.k12.ia.us/o/camanchecsd/news?filter=39513


            We will also send our breakfast and lunch menus electronically.  They will be emailed, be posted on our school Facebook page, and are available on our district website at: https://camanche.nutrislice.com/menu


MUSIC NOTES         

All Camanche Elementary Families: Please see that your child wears their gym shoes on the days they have music class. If you have any questions or concerns, I can be contacted through the school, class dojo, or by email at: jmeyer@camanchecsd.org.  

Thank you! - Miss Jen, Music Teacher



            Mr. Peppers would like to remind all our families that gym shoes are required for his students to participate in PE class.  Please see that your child wears their gym shoes on the days they have PE.  You are also welcome to leave a pair of gym shoes at school so that your student is always prepared J

With that in mind, if you happen to have any used shoes that are in good condition, and you are willing to donate to his program, Mr. Peppers would be happy to take them off your hands to share with students that forget to wear their gym shoes to his class. 



Dear Camanche Elementary Families,

            For those of you who are new to Camanche Elementary School, “Welcome to your new school”! If you are returning, “Welcome back”! My name is Michele Munson and I am the new school counselor.

            As a school counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote the academic, career, and social/emotional development of all students. I will be meeting with students individually and in small groups, conducting classroom counseling lessons, meeting with parents, collaborating with teachers and staff, and consulting with community organizations to benefit and meet the needs of all Camanche Elementary students.

            You may have noticed above that I put in bold and underlined the work “all” students. Sometimes when the term “counselor” is heard, some may perceive that a counselor may only work with a select few students in a 1:1 counseling capacity, but that is not the case. School counseling programs reach and meet the needs of all students in a school through many various ways, including those listed above. Parent conferences and consultations are an important part of my job. So, if you ever have any questions or concerns, please to not hesitate to contact me by phone (563) 259-3000 or email mmunson@camanchecsd.org at any time.

            I am so excited to work with your children and get to know you throughout the school year!


All the best, Michele Munson ~ School Counselor ~ Camanche Elementary School



            The Camanche Lego League – Challenge (formerly known as the Lego League) team and the Camanche Lego League – Explore (formerly known as the Jr. Lego League) team thank John Deere for sponsoring their teams. John Deere paid for their registration and materials, which totals more than $500. We greatly appreciate their support!



            In an effort to help families, the USDA is continuing to provide temporary funding so that Camanche Schools can offer our students FREE breakfast and lunch for the 2021-2022 school year.

            Please continue to fill out Free and Reduced lunch applications if you feel your family may qualify. These applications are used to reduce other fees and in providing P-EBT cards.



September 6th                       NO SCHOOL – Labor Day

October 6th & 7th                   Parent/Teacher Conferences EARLY DISMISSAL both days @ 1:08/1:15

October 8th                            NO SCHOOL

October 4th                            PICTURE DAY! 


Yours in education, 

Aimee Dohse – Principal