Cardinal Connections Parent Copy

November 8, 2021

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Important Dates


  • November 8 - Picture Re-Take Day (please remind students to bring their original picture packet with them to give to the photographer)

  • November 24 - 26 - Thanksgiving Break - No School

Dismissal Time

Dismissal time is 3:44 pm. Please make sure to arrive on time to pick up your student. Teachers and Office Staff should not be in the building beyond 3:53 pm.

Safety Drill Completed

Today we had our Avoid Drill. Teachers were instructed to go over the "I'm Not Scared...I'm prepared! Because I know all about ALICE" book with the students. This is another one of the safety drills that we do every year. All the students and teachers did a great job.

Thank you!

Thank you goes to our wonderful PTO for the donation of the Wireless Speaker/Microphone.

Message from Mrs. Perucca, CVE Art Teacher.....

PTO Meeting-Nov. 16th - 7:00-8:00 pm

Click on the image to join the meeting.

Picture Retake Day - Nov. 8th

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Clinton Valley Science Olympiad

Families of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, is your child interested in possibly joining this year’s Science Olympiad team? Green information sheets went home Friday, October 29th with students. Please return the bottom part of the form to Ms. Laichalk by Friday, November 5th if your child is interested. There will be a virtual information meeting on Teams on Wednesday, November 10th at 7 P.M. for all interested students and their adults. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Laichalk for more information! mlaichalk@cvs.k12.mi.us

Clinton Valley LEGO Club for 5th Graders

News from Mrs. Walters

Clinton Valley LEGO Club for 5th Graders


Hello students! Here is a chance for you to do one of your favorite activities and learn at the same time! In LEGO Club, we use LEGOs to create vehicles, planes, and other types of LEGO things. Are you interested? If you are, You will be getting an application from Mrs. Walters in the building next week! LEGO Club helps build our Lego Robotics Team for the school year. The Lego Robotics team meets twice a week over a period of weeks learning coding and building a Lego Robot. These robots compete in a district event. The Lego Robotic team will be selected after the Lego Club completes its meetings. Applications and information will be passed out at the Lego Club for the Lego Robotic Team.

LEGO Club Information:

  • There is NO registration fee to join LEGO Club. However, membership will be limited to the 25 students from 5th grade only.
  • Forms will be passed out in the building the Week of Oct 25th.
  • Lego Club Meetings will be held on Wednesday November 3,10,17
  • From 3:55p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Pick up will be at the main entrance of the school
  • Parents will be responsible for transportation at the end of each meeting.
  • A letter will come home telling you your student is invited to attend the club.
  • If you are interested in LEGO Club, your parent or guardian must sign the form and you must return it to Mrs. Walters!
  • You must return your completed form by October 29, 2021.

What's Happening in Second Grade with Mrs. Chimenti?

This week we started measuring with unifix cubes!
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The Giving Tree

The Holiday season is upon us and we would like to do all that we can to help our families.
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Just Around the Corner....for Girls

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SACC Aides Needed!

The district has approved a $250 signing bonus to any aide who is hired for this year and works for at least 90 days.

Positivity Project Quotes

Bravery Quotes


“I learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

-NELSON MANDELA


“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.” -MARK TWAIN


“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” -ROSA PARKS


“It is not the critic who counts...The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena…who at worst, if he fails, at least fails by daring greatly.” THEODORE ROOSEVELT

Elementary Assessment Schedule

NWEA - Fall Testing


  • Testing Window - September 13 to October 1
  • 3rd - 5th Grade
  • Reading and Math (There is no particular order to test)


NWEA - Winter Testing


  • Testing Window - December 1 to December 22
  • 3rd - 5th Grade
  • Reading and Math (There is no particular order to test)


NWEA - Spring Testing


  • Testing Window - March 1 to March 25
  • 3rd - 5th Grade
  • Reading and Math (There is no particular order to test)


FastBridge - Fall Diagnostic Benchmark Window


  • Testing Window - September 13 to October 1
  • K - 2nd Grade
  • Reading and Math (FastBridge Math in 2nd Grade ONLY)


FastBridge - Mid-Year Diagnostic Benchmark Window


  • Testing Window - January 4 to January 25
  • K - 2nd Grade
  • Reading and Math (FastBridge Math in 2nd Grade ONLY)


FastBridge - Spring Diagnostic Benchmark Window


  • Testing Window - May 1 to May 25
  • K - 2nd Grade
  • Reading and Math (FastBridge Math in 2nd Grade ONLY)


Progress Monitor (Tier 2 bi-weekly, Tier 3 weekly)

November Lunch Menu

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Important Links