February 21, 2019
JUMP ROPE FOR HEART
Our school wants to reach AS MANY students as possible and we really need your help! We need 145 more students to register on our website! If we can get 50% of our students registered online at home with a home email address, our school will receive $500 in US Games certificates! See the attached letter for more information!
2nd ANNUAL FAMILY READING NIGHT
Camanche Elementary is hosting the 2nd Annual Family Reading Night on Thursday, February 28th from 6:30-8:00 p.m.! There are more than 10 sessions of reading and activities planned for families to enjoy for FREE! Join us for a wonderful night for families to come and participate in reading-related learning adventures! ALL families MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED by Friday, February 22nd to attend! Please see the attached session descriptions and pre-registration forms. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone soon!
For an added treat, Camanche’s own Little Twirlers will entertain Reading Night families in the gym at 6:20 p.m. for a pre-event show! Come see them perform a routine before you attend your first session at 6:30 p.m.
Also, the first grade Daisy scout troop will be presenting donations they’ve collected to the Humane Society director at the end of the night! Thank you so much to everyone that donated to their cause!
GIVE KIDS A SMILE – FREE DENTAL BUS
The Mobile Dental Clinic will be coming to our district soon! There is no cost for this FREE DENTAL SCREENING. The bus will be here on Tuesday, March 12th. If you would like your child to participate, please complete the forms that have been sent home and return them by Tuesday, February 26th. Be sure to take advantage of this great opportunity for your student! Any questions, please contact Evena Wash at 309-736-6616.
Parent/Teacher Conferences are right around the corner! Conferences will be held on Wednesday, March 6th and Thursday, March 7th from 1:30 – 7:30 p.m. A notice indicating the time and place of your child’s conference will be sent home soon. Please return this notice as soon as possible to confirm your conference time. Report cards will be sent home with students the day before conferences.
DUE TO CONFERENCES, WE WILL BE HAVING AN EARLY DISMISSAL AT 1:08/1:15 ON BOTH DAYS.
DUE TO THE AMENDED SCHOOL CALENDAR, WE WILL BE HAVING SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, MARCH 8.
Spring portraits that were taken earlier this month should be here and available for viewing and purchasing at Parent/Teacher Conferences on March 6th & 7th. Pictures will NOT be sent home with students. Families will need to come to the office before or after their child’s conference to view portraits. Payment for any pictures you wish to purchase must be made before pictures can be taken home. Payments can be made online or at conferences. Our Picture Day ID is BN318034Q0 for online purchases. CHANGE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT OUR BUILDING. Payment forms accepted at conferences will be cash with exact change or checks or money orders made out to Lifetouch. Please see the attached pricing sheet.
CAMANCHE ELEMENTARY ART SHOW
Come one, come all to the Camanche Elementary Art Show! This extraordinary show will be displayed around the specials and cafeteria hallways during both conference days. There will be work featuring K-4th unit projects, as well as a “Spotlight Artist” board featuring above and beyond student effort. Please show your support and come see your child’s work and what they have accomplished in art class!
FROM THE K-8 LIBRARIAN – CHECK THIS OUT!
Our Scholastic Book Fair is right around the corner! We will host the book fair in our Elementary Media Center during our spring conferences (1:30-7:00pm) on Wednesday, March 6th and Thursday, March 7th. Watch for flyers to be sent home earlier that week for information on how you can order from home and have your order sent directly to school where we will deliver to your children. We can’t wait to see all of you, and watch the students’ faces light up with the prospect of buying books of their own!
LOST & FOUND
Parents, please stop in the hallway outside of our cafeteria to look through the abundance of lost and found items while you are in our building for parent/teacher conferences. Any items that have not been retrieved by the end of parent/teacher conferences will be donated to Goodwill. Thank you!
CES READING GOAL
As a school we have set a goal of 98,500 minutes in the month of February. So far, our school has read 48,141 minutes. We will celebrate with an extra 30 minutes of art on Friday, March 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 96.42%. We as a school have set a goal of 97%. Thank you for working with us to reach that goal, EVERY DAY matters.
DATES TO REMEMBER
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 Snow Day Make Up Day
April 18th Snow Day Make Up Day
April 19th & 22nd NO SCHOOL – Spring Break
June 3rd Snow Day Make Up Day – Last Day of School (provided we have no more cancellations)
Yours in education,
Aimee Dohse – Principal