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CES Newsletter - November 21, 2018
Jessica Witt
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Camanche Elementary Newsletter


November 21, 2018


            School pictures are in and have been sent home.  If you are dissatisfied with your child’s picture or if your child was absent on picture day, Lifetouch will return on Thursday, November 29th to take new pictures.  All pieces of the original picture packet must be returned for a student to have their picture retaken.  If your student was absent on picture day, please return their picture order form and total payment due on November 29th.  Picture order forms are available in the main office.



            Camanche Elementary Families:  It is hard to believe, but the time of year has come where we are working on our annual winter program.  The children are already doing incredible work!  Below is some basic information about the program.  We will be getting you more information in the coming weeks.

                        Date: Thursday, December 13th

                        Location: Camanche High School Gym

Time(s): Afternoon: 1:30 p.m. – This will be a K-4th grade program (Students will be bussed to and from this program)

              Evening: 6:00 p.m. –- K-2nd Grade

                           7:15 p.m. –- 3rd-4th Grade

            Families are responsible for getting their child(ren) to and from the evening program(s).  If you have any questions, please contact the elementary school at 259-3016 or contact Miss Jen at


Thank you, Miss Jen, Music Teacher



            We hope your student is having fun completing activities from the November Healthy Habits Calendar!  Just a reminder that 1st – 4th grade students that complete at least 23 activities listed on the calendar AND return their calendars to school on December 3rd will receive an extra recess with Mr. D.!



            Winter is here! We are so happy to see so many students wearing warm boots to and from school, but we’d like to remind parents to also send tennis shoes for your student to change in to once they are in the building.  This is particularly necessary for gym class!



            The Camanche Committee of the Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Camanche Public Library on December 1st from 2:00-3:00.  This is a free event for children in kindergarten through 3rd grade and any younger siblings as well.  Santa will be handing out candy canes and there will also be other holiday fun!



            Cold weather is here!  If you or your child(ren) are in need of a winter coat, please contact Carrie Graves at 563-259-3050 or  We have new to gently used coats (children through men’s/women’s sizes) that we are able to give to anyone in need.  Please remember that all information is kept strictly confidential.  Also, if you would like to donate a new or gently used coat and/or clothing, you can drop it off in the main office during business hours.  Thank you!



            The camping trip is over!  The bonfire has been put out!  And Mrs. Clarke’s 3rd grade class came out ahead and got their S’MORE to the blazing bonfire first!  Congratulations to them for sticking together and not crumbling under the pressure!  They won an extra recess, a special S’MORES treat, and the Food Drive Traveling Trophy.  We also have to mention that Mrs. Witt’s 2nd grade class came in second and Ms. Gifford’s 2nd grade class came in third.

            Camanche Elementary has a bunch of happy campers and they have helped S’MORE than they know!  Camanche Elementary School has a whole donation of 1,582 canned goods/non-perishable items and $211.25.  Great job CES!  You all should be very proud of yourselves!  CES students had one happy ending to their camping adventure!



            As a school we have set a goal of 98,500 minutes in the month of November.  So far, our school has read 59,988 minutes.  We will have a PAJAMA PARTY on Friday, December 7th 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 96.64%. 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

November 29th                       Picture Retakes J

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.

December 21st                        Winter Parties 1:30-2:00

December 21st                        Early Dismissal 2:08/2:15

December 21st – Jan 7th         NO SCHOOL - Winter Break


Yours in education, 

Aimee Dohse – Principal