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CES Newsletter - January 24, 2019
Jessica Witt
Thursday, January 24, 2019


January 24, 2019



            If there are no other snow days, the 100th day of school will be Tuesday, February 5th.  If we do have a snow day between now and then, we will adjust our 100th day of school celebration accordingly.


            Thank you to all of the families that wore red and sent donations to school for Lieutenant Eric Hosette’s family and Adam Cain’s family.  Camanche Elementary staff and students donated over $375 to the two families last week.  Thank you for your generosity!



            Congratulations to the Moon Savers, our 3rd grade Jr. Lego League team!  They were chosen to represent the state of Iowa at the World Expo in Detroit, MI this spring!  There are more than 20,000 Jr. Lego League teams in the world.  Only 60 were selected to participate in the World Expo.  Members of the Moon Savers are: Beau Bigwood, Jenna Dunlap, Archer Kelly, Autumn Klahn, Mia Macke, and Kennedy Melchiori.  The team is coached by Mrs. Kennedy.

            The Moon Savers greatly appreciate John Deere’s support of Camanche Elementary School robotics.  John Deere has paid the Moon Saver’s registration fee for the World Expo this year!



            The Camanche Elementary PTA is excited to be hosting the 2nd Annual Family Valentine Bingo night on Friday, February 8th from 5:30-7:30pm!  Admission is $4 per person and will include a meal, dessert, drink and bingo card!  Each time there is a bingo, a child will be able to pick out a book that has been donated for the event!  Please join us for this family oriented night of bingo in the Camanche Elementary School gym!



            Our Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser will run February 13th through February 27th!  Please make sure to check out the attached flyer!  Students who collect $150 online using our school’s Kids Heart Challenge website or App will receive a promo code for BOGO Free tickets to the March 23, 2019 Chicago Bulls game!  We’re excited to get started and will send fundraiser packets home in a few short weeks!  Until then, feel free to visit this website for more information:



            Kindergarten Round Up will be held on Thursday, February 21st from 5:00-6:00PM & Friday, February 22nd from 8:30-9:30AM & 10:00-11:00AM.  If you have a child that will turn 5 years old on or before September 15, 2019, please call our office to add them to our Round Up list.  We can’t wait to meet all of our future kindergartners!



            Wal-Mart has once again donated $500 so we can purchase books especially designed for beginning readers and struggling readers.  We greatly appreciate their continued support!



            Great job recycling markers Camanche Elementary!  We sent in 346 dried out markers last month.  That is nearly 10 pounds of markers!  So far this year, we have sent 1146 markers to be recycled.  We have saved a lot of space in the landfill by recycling!  That is great news for our environment!  Please deposit your dried out markers in the specially marked box outside of Mrs. Kennedy’s room!



            We hope your student is having fun completing activities from the January 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 Friday, February 1st will receive an extra recess with Mr. D.!



            As a school we have set a goal of 98,500 minutes in the month of January.  So far, our school has read 43,829 minutes.  Students can bring a stuffed reading buddy and blanket to school on Friday, February 8th 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.




February 14th                           Spring Picture Day J

February 15th                           Valentine’s Day Classroom Parties

February 18th                           NO SCHOOL – President’s Day

February 21st                           Kindergarten Round Up 5:00-6:00p.m.

February 22nd                         Kindergarten Round Up 8:30-9:30a.m. & 10:00-11:00a.m.

February 28th                         Family Reading Night 6:30p.m.-8:00p.m.

March 6th & 7th                       Parent/Teacher Conferences EARLY DISMISSAL both days @ 1:08/1:15

March 8th                                NO SCHOOL


Yours in education,



Aimee Dohse – Principal