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CES Newsletter - November 1, 2018
Jessica Witt
Thursday, November 01, 2018


November 1, 2018


            The food drive has begun!  The camping trip has started!  We have many class S’MORES that are moving along the campsite to the blazing bonfire!  Mrs. Clarke‘s 3rd grade class is currently in 1st place and Mrs. Munck‘s 1st grade class is not too far behind in 2nd place.  Make sure to drop off your canned goods and non-perishable items now through the 16th to stick with the other classes.  If you fall behind it could end up being a sticky mess!  The winning class at the end of each week earns an extra recess and the overall winning class gets an extra recess, a special S’MORE treat, and the traveling Food Drive trophy!



            October Healthy Habits calendars were due TODAY!!  And 1st – 4th grade students should have brought home a November calendar already this week.  If you have not seen it yet, please see the attached Healthy Habits Calendar NEW for the month of November!  1st – 4th grade students are invited to participate in this month’s activities!  Any 1st – 4th grade students that complete at least 23 days of activities listed on the calendar AND return the calendar to school on Monday, December 3rd will receive an extra recess with Mr. D.!



            Third and fourth grade students recently made posters in art class for the annual Fire Prevention Poster Contest.  The winners of the contest were chosen by the Camanche Fire Department and were displayed at their Open House.  Congratulations to this year’s winners!

                                                            3rd Grade                   4th Grade

                        FIRST PLACE              Olivia Steines              Bobby Evers

                        SECOND PLACE           Airyonna Stearns       Emma Tichler

                        THIRD PLACE             Mia Macke                  Madelynn Skoff



            The Ericksen Community Center is hosting a Wild Things Night on Saturday, November 3rd for students in grades 3-5!  The event will be 6:00-8:30 p.m. and the cost is $4 per child.  Activities will include basketball, kickball, dodgeball, face painting, music, pool, miniature golf, and more!  Join us!!



            Mrs. Kennedy and some of her students just sent more worn out/dried up markers to Crayola for recycling!  So far, our school has sent 19 POUNDS of markers just this school year!  Recycling old markers instead of throwing them away is one more way we can protect our environment.  We’d like to encourage you to send worn out/dried up markers to school.  Any brand of marker including dry erase markers are acceptable.  Mrs. Kennedy has a clearly labeled box outside of her classroom where the markers can be placed.  Let’s all do our part to help protect our environment!



            The next Field Trip Fundraiser Night will be at Back Shop Pizza on Wednesday, November 7th from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m.  Back Shop Pizza will donate 10% of all dine in, carryout, and delivery orders to the Camanche Elementary PTA to help with field trip costs!  In addition, each child in attendance at Back Shop Pizza on our fundraiser night will receive a FREE $5 game card to use in their awesome arcade!  See you there!!



            All fundraiser items will be available for pick up on Tuesday, November 6th from 3:00-6:00 p.m. in the elementary gymnasium.  Thank you so much to everyone that participated in our fall catalog fundraiser!  It was a great success!!



            Way to go Camanche Elementary!  We surpassed our reading goal of 98,500 minutes in the month of October!  We read 116,537 minutes!  We will be celebrating with a BEACH DAY on Friday, November 9th!  Students may wear and bring the following items: beach towel, beach shirts, sunglasses, and hats. 

NO SWIMMING SUITS PLEASE! 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 96.59%. We as a school have set a goal of 97%. Thank you for working with us to reach that goal, EVERY DAY matters.



November 21st-23rd                NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

November 29th                       1st Grade to St. Ambrose University

December 13th                        Winter Music Program for K-4 Matinee Performance at 1:30 p.m.

December 13th                        Winter Music Program for Grades K-2 Evening Performance at 6:00 p.m.

December 13th                        Winter Music Program for Grades 3-4 Evening Performance at 7:15 p.m.


Yours in education,

Aimee Dohse – Principal