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CES Newsletter - December 6, 2018
Jessica Witt
Thursday, December 06, 2018

Camanche Elementary Newsletter



December 6, 2018



            Classroom Winter Parties will be Friday, December 21st from 1:30-2:00.  Please follow the guidelines from the Healthy Kids Act.  A list of approved snacks is available on our school website.  Due to food allergies, any items that do not come pre-packaged will be sent back home with the family that brought them.  Thank you for keeping our students safe!



            The Camanche School District will have a one-hour early dismissal on Friday, December 21st.  Camanche Elementary will be dismissing at 2:08/2:15.



            On Saturday afternoon our school Jr. Lego League team, The Moon Savers, will represent Camanche Elementary at the Jr. Lego League Expo at the Putnam Museum in Davenport.  Members of The Moon Savers are Beau Bigwood, Jenna Dunlap, Archer Kelly, Autumn Klahn, Mia Macke, and Kennedy Melchiori.  They studied the challenges faced by astronauts who spend time on the moon.

            On Sunday, our Lego League team, Galaxy Orbiters, will be sharing their project and robot missions at the Putnam in a series of 6 competitions.  Members of the Galaxy Orbiters are Jayda Clements, Kady Dunnett, Olivia Harridge, Lily Horner, Sadie Johnson, Bently Nelson, Jillian Pfohl, Josie Srp, and Easton Steffes.  The Galaxy Orbiters studied the challenges faced by astronauts who are in space for at least a year and the Lego Leaguers had to create a workable solution to make life better for the astronauts.  The also programmed an EV3 robot to complete various timed missions. 

Both of these events are free and open to the public.  The Moon Savers and Galaxy Orbiters would love a cheering section.  Both teams are coached by Sheryl Kennedy.  If you have any questions about these programs or the competition at the Putnam, please contact Sheryl Kennedy.



            December Healthy Habits calendars were handed out last week!  Any 1st - 4th grade students that complete at least 23 days of activities listed on the calendar AND return the calendar to school on our first day back after Winter Break will receive an extra recess with Mr. D.!



            Way to go Camanche Elementary!  We surpassed our reading goal of 98,500 minutes in the month of November!  We read 122,326 minutes.  We will be celebrating with a PAJAMA PARTY TOMORROW!  Thank you for helping support this work!  Keep reading and stay tuned for the next upcoming reward opportunity!



When:  Thursday, December 13, 2018

Where:  High School Gym

Afternoon Program:  1:30 p.m.

                         Students are transported from the elementary school and back.

Evening Programs:  6:00 p.m. start time (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.) Students should arrive to the

                                    High school by 5:45 p.m.

                                       7:15 p.m. start time.  Students should arrive to HS by 7:00 p.m.

                                                Library:       TK & Kindergarten for 6:00 p.m. program

                                                      4th Grade for 7:15 p.m. program

                                    Room 626:   Mink & Munck for 6:00 p.m. program

                                    Room 629:   Buckley for 6:00 p.m. program

                                    Room 670:   Witt for 6:00 p.m. program

                                                      McMinimy for 7:15 p.m. program

                                    Room 671:     Knight & Gifford for 6:00 p.m. program

                                                      Meggers & Clarke for 7:15 p.m. program

o  This is where you will drop off your child before the program and pick up your child when the program is done.

o  There will be signs up and people there to help you find the classroom.

There is no admission fee to the program, but a donation jar will be available.  All donations go directly to the music department. We are looking forward to sharing a great program with you! – Miss Jen, Music Teacher



            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 96.57%. We as a school have set a goal of 97%. Thank you for working with us to reach that goal, EVERY DAY matters.




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 6th         NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

January 7th                            Classes Resume – Pajama Day!

January 21st                            NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Yours in education, 

Aimee Dohse – Principal