Camanche Elementary Newsletter
April 7, 2022
Good luck to the CES Battle of the Books teams! The participating students will be competing against third and fourth grade students from other area schools who have read the same 10 books. In addition to answering questions about the books, the students will also zoom with Claudia Mills, an author of one of the 4th grade books. Members of the fourth grade team are Addy Coffey, Emery Davis, Sophia Johnson, and Lily Laurion. Members of the third grade teams are Katelynn Burken, Elyna Clements, Cody Gravert, Luke Gravert, Landon Green, Hayleigh Lorenzen, Lakin Springer, and Addi Totten. The teams are coached by Sheryl Kennedy.
FROM THE CONFLICT MANAGERS
Thank you to everyone who donated to support the Humane Society Fundraiser. We had a great response and support school wide and will be able to give a lot of items tomorrow, April 8th! Look for pictures coming soon to Class Dojo!
The spring conflict managers, Ms. Meggers, Mrs. Munson, and Mr. Peppers
Just a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Friday, April 15th due to Good Friday.
IOWA ASSESSMENTS TEST PREPARATION
SAVE THE DATE! APRIL 19TH – APRIL 21ST – APRIL 26TH – APRIL 28TH
3rd and 4th grade students will be taking the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress or ISASP, on April 19th, 21st, 26th, and 28th. Both grades have already had guidance lessons on preparation, test anxiety, and motivation. Your encouragement of your students is greatly appreciated!
ISASP TEST TAKING TIPS:
1. Get enough sleep.
2. Eat a healthy breakfast.
3. Read the directions carefully.
4. Read the questions carefully.
5. Always check your answers.
6. Stay focused.
7. Take your time.
8. Most importantly – Do your BEST!
Thank you to ADM for funding a grant to Camanche Elementary Robotics program. ADM will be providing funds to purchase specific STEM materials to further develop participating students’ skills in coding, creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. The items being purchased include a littleBits class set, SPIKE PRIME expansion sets, and SPIKE PRIME essentials. We greatly appreciate ADM’s support of our robotics program.
FROM MRS. MUNSON
This week discuss with your student what it means to be a team player. Learning to work with others and be a member of a team is a valuable life skill. The ability to be a team player is one of the top 10 qualities employers look for in an employee. It is important that we work together to develop this skill so our students can be successful throughout their life. Check out these articles to help with teaching kids to be a team player at home:
NEWS FROM THE PTA
~ Candy bar sales are still going on! The money for these is due by April 11th to the CES Office. – If additional boxes are needed, please contact the CES PTA through email as we do have some boxes left to sell.
~ If you are interested in joining the PTA, feel free to come to the meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. You can also contact us via the PTA email at email@example.com or the Camanche Elementary PTA Facebook page. We are looking forward to a fun year of activities and events! Go CES Storm!
DATES TO REMEMBER
March 25th–April 8th PTA Candy Bar Sales
April 8th Battle of the Books Regional Competition
April 11th PTA Candy Bar Money Due
April 12th 4th Grade Science Classes to Clinton Recycling Center
April 14th 2nd Grade to Putnam Museum
April 15th NO SCHOOL – Good Friday
April 19th, 21st, 26th & 28th ISASP Testing for 3rd & 4th Grade Students
April 26th 1st Grade to Circa 21
April 29th & May 2nd & 3rd 4th Grade Transition Days at Camanche Middle School
May 3rd K Music Informance at 6:00 p.m. & 1st Grade Music Informance at 6:45 p.m.
May 5th 2nd Grade Music Informance at 6:00 p.m. & 3rd Grade Informance at 6:45 p.m.
May 6th 3rd & 4th Grade to Heritage Canyon
May 10th 4th Grade Music Informance at 6:00 p.m.
May 16th 2nd Grade to Rock Creek
May 24th Kindergarten to Bettendorf Family Museum
May 26th 4th Grade to Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
May 27th 2nd Grade to Platt Park
May 30th NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
May 31st 3rd & 4th Grade to Platt Park
June 1st Last Day of School
Yours in education,
Aimee Dohse – Principal