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CES Newsletter - December 20, 2018
Taryn Determan
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Camanche Elementary Newsletter
December 20, 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


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 .


A big thank you for everyone’s support for a wonderful winter music program! I am
so proud of all of our students. Thank you and have a wonderful break!


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 roundup 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 42,241 minutes. Please encourage your children to read extra over the
break, let’s set a new record high!!! 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 96.60%. We as a school have set a goal of 97%. Thank you for
working with us to reach that goal, EVERY DAY matters.


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 L. Dohse – Principal