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.
FREE 4 YEAR OLD PRESCHOOL
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!
FROM THE MUSIC STUDIO – SPRING MUSIC INFORMANCES ARE COMING UP!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
FROM MRS. MUNSON
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/
NEWS FROM THE PTA
~ 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
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