Camanche Elementary Newsletter



April 21, 2022



            Congratulations to the preschool teachers, first grade teachers, and Sheryl Kennedy! Their application for the WaterWorks: Engineering and Investigating the Properties of Water was selected by the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council for funding for the 2022-2023 school year. This program will offer one more hands-on science learning opportunity for our CES students.



            Children who will turn 4 on or before September 15th qualify for FREE preschool. Enrollment forms are now being mailed out and accepted at CES for preschool for the 2022-2023 school year. Please call us at 563-259-3016 to get your student’s name added to our list for next school year!



            These are short, casual, grade level, “informances” held in our gym. I am excited these are back, and the kids are excited to share with you what music class day to day looks like and, “inform you” what they have learned. Here is the schedule:

Kindergarten - Tuesday, May 3rd – 6:00 p.m.

First Grade – Tuesday, May 3rd – 6:45 p.m.

Second Grade – Thursday, May 5th – 6:00 p.m.

Third Grade – Thursday, May 5th – 6:45 p.m.

Fourth Grade – Tuesday, May 10th – 6:00 p.m.


            Plan on arriving only about 10 minutes before we begin. (We will start promptly.) You will come into the school by the gym.

            More details coming – and information will be on Class Dojo as well. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.                                  Thank you! – Miss Jen (jmeyer@camanchecsd.org)



             This week discuss with your student: “I can focus”. Learning to focus is a skill that needs a lot of practice. Even as adults we can struggle to stay focused on the task at hand, when there are so many things around us that can draw our attention away. Teaching students this skill at a young age can help them learn to clock out life’s distractions when they have a task to complete.

            Practice these steps below with your students to help them learn how to focus, even when things around them may be a distraction.

1.       Take three deep breaths and/or count to five

2.     Say to ourselves, “I won’t look. I’ll keep on working.”

3.     Continue to work

4.     Say to ourselves, “Good for me. I did it!”


For more information check out this article: https://www.additudemag.com/slideshows/why-cant-i-focus-adhd-strategies/


Mrs. Munson



            ~ 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 stormpta@yahoo.com or the Camanche Elementary PTA Facebook page. We are looking forward to a fun year of activities and events! Go CES Storm!



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                                 Kindergarten to Platt Park

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                                   1st Grade to Platt Park

June 1st                                   Last Day of School



Yours in education,

Aimee Dohse – Principal