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CES Newsletter - October 18, 2018
Jessica Witt
Thursday, October 18, 2018


October 18, 2018



            The Camanche Elementary fall apparel sale is ONLINE ONLY this year.  We have a great selection of items for you to purchase!  Our web store opens TOMORROW at 9 AM and will run through Sunday, October 28th.  Here is the link:


            Congratulations to both school Sumdog math teams!  They earned top scores in the Eastern Iowa Sumdog Math contest.  In this competition, the students had to answer 1000 math questions at their level within one week.  Generally the work was done outside of school and it took hours of concentration by the participants!  The students were assessed on their accuracy and their fluency.  The fourth grade team earned FIRST PLACE and the third grade team earned SECOND PLACE out of 37 teams! 

            Members of the fourth grade team are: Cooper Beasinger, Elliot Boonstra, Noah Carney, Bobby Evers, Ayden Gendreau, Thelma Henriksen, Chase Kennedy, Chase Peterson, Josie Srp, and Starla Starbuck.

            Members of the third grade team are: Ben Burken, Grace Dorsey, Jenna Dunlap, Drew Graves, Kaleb Lehmkuhl, Emma Ricklefs, Vinnie Srp, Keagan Starbuck, Olivia Steines, and Cailee Sullivan.

            There were 773 students in the contest.  Camanche Elementary School had 7 students who earned a top 10 score.  Those students were:

Bobby Evers – 1st Place

Josie Srp – 3rd Place

Grace Dorsey – 4th Place

Olivia Steines – 5th Place

Cooper Beasinger – 7th Place

Jenna Dunlap – 8th Place

Elliot Boonstra – 9th Place

            Bobby set a new Camanche Elementary School record by answering 996 questions correctly.  We are so proud of your accomplishments and impressed by your perseverance!


            If you happen to be saving Box Tops for Education and Milk Moola, please check their expiration date, as some will expire 11/1/18.  If you have any that will expire soon, please send them to school with your child next week.  We would like to get them all counted and submitted by 11/1/18.  Forms to submit Box Tops are available in the Camanche Elementary main office or online at:  Thank you!!


            Camanche Elementary will celebrate Red Ribbon Week October 22-26.  Please show your support for a bully and drug free lifestyle by wearing appropriate clothing on these special days:           

            Monday, October 22 – Live like you’re dreaming! ~ Dress in your pajamas

            Tuesday, October 23 – Live life bully free! ~ Dress in BLUE to support being bully free

            Wednesday, October 24 – Live life on the wild side! ~ Crazy sock day

            Thursday, October 25 – Live a BRIGHT life! ~ Dress in bright colors

            Friday, October 26 – 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 and no toy weapons.


            Camanche Elementary classes will be celebrating fall with a Fall Fest on Friday, October 26th from 2:30-3:00.  Please see the attached letter regarding the party.  Please follow the guidelines from the Healthy Kids Act.  A list of approved snacks is available on our school 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!


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


            As a school we have set a goal of 98,500 minutes in the month of October.  So far, our school has read 48,536 minutes.  We will have a BEACH DAY at the beginning of November 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 96.58%. We as a school have set a goal of 97%. Thank you for working with us to reach that goal, EVERY DAY matters.


October 18th                            PICTURE DAY! 

October 19th                            4th Grade to Rock Creek

October 22nd-26th                  Red Ribbon Week

October 26th                          Fall Fest Classroom Parties

October 28th                          Haunted School at Camanche Middle School

October 31st                            City of Camanche Trick or Treating 6:00-8:00

Yours in education,

Aimee Dohse – Principal