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CES Newsletter - March 7, 2019
CES Newsletter - March 7, 2019
Jessica Witt
Thursday, March 07, 2019

Camanche Elementary Newsletter



March 7, 2019



            Just a reminder that we DO have school TOMORROW, Friday, March 8th, to make up one of our snow days from earlier in the school year.


            This Sunday, March 10th, it will be time to SPRING FORWARD to Daylight Savings Time. Be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday. Just a reminder that school starts each morning at 7:58 and the tardy bell is at 8:03.



            Thank you so much to everyone that made our second annual Family Reading Night a big success! We are thrilled that so many families attended this event! We especially want to thank all of our speakers and room hosts for all of their time and commitment.  We also want to thank Mrs. Stephan and Mrs. Kennedy for all of the time and hard work they put in to creating and organizing this event.


            Spring pictures are here! Families can view/purchase them in the main office. Just a reminder that payment for any pictures you wish to purchase must be made BEFORE pictures can be taken home. CHANGE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE IN OUR BUILDING. You can pay with cash with exact change or check or money order made out to LIFETOUCH. You can also pay online using Picture Day ID: BN318034Q0 and bring a copy of your receipt to pick up your purchase.



            Congratulations to these students who were chosen as a “Spotlight Artist” during conferences! These students show above and beyond craftsmanship and good work ethic in art class.


4TH GRADE – 1st Sadie Johnson – 2nd Jenae Matyasse – 3rd Chase Peterson

3RD GRADE – Their next project will be displayed and places will be determined

2ND GRADE – 1st Isabelle Hirsch – 2nd Tyler Lehmkuhl – 3rd Annabelle Graves

1ST GRADE – 1st Makinley Duritza – 2nd Blake Hasenmiller – 3rd Jakob Tucker

KINDERGARTEN – 1st Taedyn Cewe – 2nd Ellery Glahn – 3rd Benjamin Srp



            Children who will turn 4 on or before September 15th qualify for FREE preschool.  We’d like to invite you to an informational meeting on Thursday, March 21st at 5:00 p.m. in the elementary school library. We will give you some insights regarding our district’s free preschool program and hand out applications for the 2019-2020 school year. If you are unable to attend, please contact us at 259-3016.



            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!



            THANK YOU to all of our future kindergarteners and parents that were able to attend Kindergarten Round Up! If you were not able to attend, please be sure to complete the paperwork that was mailed to you prior to Round Up and return it to our office along with a copy of your child’s birth certificate and immunization record.



            Our school’s Sumdog teams swept the Eastern Iowa Sumdog Contest! The Blue team earned first place out of 67 teams! The White team earned 2nd place and the Red team finished in third. Josie Srp earned first place out of the 754 students participating. She correctly answered 999 math questions out of 1000. Bobby Evers was a close second. He correctly answered 998 questions. Rounding out the top 10 highest scores were Olivia Steines, Grace Dorsey, Jayda Clements, Olivia Harridge, and Jenna Dunlap. Fourteen of the Camanche students correctly answered more than 950 of their 1000 math questions. Another ten students correctly answered more than 900 of their 1000 math questions.

Members of the Camanche Blue team were Josie Srp, Grace Dorsey, Jenna Dunlap, Chloe Toler, Owen Thomson, Presley Rumler, Easton Steffes, Wyatt Ohsann, Archer Kelly, Bobby Hundley, Vinnie Srp, and Adrien Kane. Camanche White team members were Olivia Steines, Olivia Harridge, Kady Dunnett, Jackson Loch, Cooper Beasinger, Brayden Phillips, Cameron Shaffer, Mason Hilgendorf, Miranda Tucker, and Elliot Boonstra. Bobby Evers, Jayda Clements, Beau Bigwood, Daitoniah Ebensberger, Grace Alderman, Ben Burken, Reid Jacobs, Drew Graves, Cailee Sullivan, Jeremy Overberg, and Caleb Graham were on the Red team.

Camanche Elementary is SO PROUD of all of the Eastern Iowa Sumdog participants! The students were coached by Sheryl Kennedy.



            March calendars were sent home last week!  We hope that your student is having fun completing the activities!  Just a reminder that students that complete at least 23 days of activities listed on the calendar AND return the calendar to school on Monday, April 4th will receive an extra recess with Mr. D.!



            As a school we have set a goal of 98,500 minutes in the month of February. We were so close to our reading goal!  We read 96,178 minutes. Let’s work extra hard in March to earn our celebration!  We will celebrate with an extra 30 minutes of art on Friday, April 5th 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 96.15%. We as a school have set a goal of 97%. Thank you for working with us to reach that goal, EVERY DAY matters.



March 7th                                Parent/Teacher Conferences EARLY DISMISSAL @ 1:08/1:15

March 8th                                Snow Day Make Up Day

March 12th                               4th Grade to Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum

April 18th                                  Snow Day Make Up Day

April 19th & 22nd                       NO SCHOOL – Spring Break

April 25th                                 3rd Grade to National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

May 13th                                   Regional Battle of the Books

May 23rd                                 Kindergarten to Bettendorf Family Museum

June 3rd                                  Snow Day Make Up Day

June 4th                                  Snow Day Make Up Day – Last Day of School (provided we have no more    cancellations)


Yours in education, 

Aimee Dohse – Principal