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Newsletter - December 13, 2018
Jessica Witt
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Camanche Elementary Newsletter



December 13, 2018



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



            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.



            Let’s ease our way into the New Year by wearing our pajamas to school on Monday, January 7th!  We hope you come back to school rested, relaxed, and ready to go for a great second half of the school year!  Please wear your favorite pajamas or something fun and comfortable on our first day back from Winter Break on Monday, January 7th.



            We are starting a list of upcoming kindergarten students for the 2019-2020 school year.  If you have a child who will turn five years old on or before September 15, 2019 please call our office at 259-3016 to get their name added to our round-up list.



            Congratulations to our school’s Lego League and Jr. Lego League teams.  They both won awards at the Regional event.  Our FIRST Lego League robotics team earned the Judges’ Award and third place in the robot missions.  The judges loved their enthusiasm, their presentation, and how well they supported each other especially since they were one of the youngest teams competing at the Regional event.  Members of the fourth grade team, Galaxy Orbiters, are Jayda Clements, Kady Dunnett, Olivia Harridge, Lily Horner, Sadie Johnson, Bently Nelson, Jillian Pfohl, Josie Srp, and Easton Steffes.

            The Camanche Jr. Lego League team, the Moon Savers, competed at the Quad City FIRST Lego League Jr. Expo.  The Moon Savers earned the Lil’ Einstein award for their project.  The Lil’ Einstein award is for the team which exhibited in-depth knowledge of their model and the challenge theme topic.  Members of this third grade team are Beau Bigwood, Jenna Dunlap, Archer Kelly, Autumn Klahn, Mia Macke, and Kennedy Melchiori.  Both teams are coached by Sheryl Kennedy, gifted education program teacher.



            We hope your student is having fun completing activities from the December Healthy Habits Calendar!  Just a reminder that any K - 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.!



            As a school we have set a goal of 98,500 minutes in the month of December.  So far, our school has read 10, 919 minutes.  We will have a HAT DAY on Friday, January, 11 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 96.58%. 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