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CES Newsletter - March 12, 2019
CES Newsletter - March 12, 2019
Alecia Goldbeck
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Camanche Elementary Newsletter





March 14, 2019



            A big THANK YOU to the many families that attended Parent/Teacher Conferences last week! If you were unable to make your child’s conferences, we urge you to contact your child’s teacher to try to reschedule. Our goal is 100% participation!

            Another big THANK YOU to the members of the PTA for providing a meal for our staff during conferences and to all those that brought in snacks and treats!



            Our school has just sent another 365 markers to Crayola to be recycled. More than 1650 markers have been recycled instead of being dumped into the landfill! We are proud of everyone working together to help our environment! If you have any markers that are dried out, please send them to school. Mrs. Kennedy has a specially marked box for all the dried up markers. We will send another box of markers to Crayola near the end of the school year. Keep up the great work CES!



            Would you like to learn more about other countries? Would you like to see interesting projects complete with eye catching display boards? If so, please attend the Culture Fair Open Houses coming up! The 4th grade Culture Fair Open House will be held on Thursday, March 28th from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. and the 3rd grade Culture Fair Open House will be held on Thursday, April 4th from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Both will be in the elementary school gym and will provide many learning opportunities about other countries.



            Come join the fun! All students are invited to participate in our school’s Culture Fair parade. Any student can bring an item from another country or wear some clothing from another country and be in the Culture Fair parade. The parade is April 2nd and begins at 2:15 p.m. Our parade is mostly within the building. Families are invited to watch the parade.



            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.


            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 plan to attend, please contact us at 259-3016.



            As a school we have set a goal of 98,500 minutes in the month of March. So far, we have read 27,702 minutes. 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 95.9%. We as a school have set a goal of 97%. Thank you for working with us to reach that goal, EVERY DAY matters.




March 15th                               2nd Grade to Putnam Museum

March 28th                              Culture Fair Open House Featuring 4th Grade Participants

April 2nd                                   International Parade at 2:15 p.m.

April 4th                                   Culture Fair Open House Featuring 3rd Grade Participants

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 6th                                   TK & K Music Informance at 6:00 p.m. & 1st Grade Music Informance at 6:45 p.m.

May 9th                                   2nd Grade Music Informance at 6:00 p.m. & 3rd Grade Music Informance at 6:45 p.m.

May 16th                                   4th Grade Music Informance at 6:00 p.m.

May 13th                                   Regional Battle of the Books

May 23rd                                 Kindergarten to Bettendorf Family Museum

May 27th                                 NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day

June 3rd                                  Snow Day Make Up Day

June 3rd                                  3rd Grade to Rock Creek

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


Yours in education,

Aimee Dohse – Principal