Craddock's Weekly Update

For the Week of March 13, 2023

Mrs. Menta's Message

Happy Friday Craddock Families!

I hope you had a wonderful week! It was an extra busy one for Craddock with Trimester 2 going live in Gather and spring conferences! We are very appreciative of everyone who spent time meeting with their child's teacher for an evening. We value this time to sit down and celebrate all that's happening at school. It's also a time to continue working together and problem solving when things need adjusting. That partnership is crucial to figuring it all out! Thank you for being a part of it!

Please take a moment to access your child's trimester two narratives in Gather. I sent the hard copy of a letter home today to remind you of the steps. I am also asking all families to initial and send this back to us so we can collect some information on how many families are getting in and how we can continue to support our families in doing so. Thank you for taking the time to fill this out for us.

I am so thankful to PTO for helping to make Donut Days happen once again. It's a very special event and there is nothing better than inviting families into the school to do things like this. Please read below for more specifics on when the event begins and ends. Please know we are not allowing guests to walk their child to the classroom when done. Students will be gathered in the gym as guests say goodbye and leave. Volunteers will release them to class at 8:35.

I want to apologize in advance, as I have to miss the 1st grade Donut Day for certain. My mom is having surgery that morning and I will be with her ensuring all goes smoothly. If she is doing okay, I am hoping to come to school for the 2nd grade event. I hate to miss something so special for our kids and their guest, but family has to come first. Thank you so much for understanding.

Have a wonderful weekend, albeit cold and snowy! Take care and PLEASE reach out with any questions, concerns or feedback! I welcome it all!


Kim Menta

330-562-3175 - office

216-849-2552 - cell (call or text)

Craddock Transportation Request 22-23

If at any time, you wish to change your child's mode of transportation for one or more days, you must fill out the Google form attached. We are no longer able to accept notes, phone calls and/or emails to do this, outside of emergencies. Thank you!

Click Here for Craddock's Lunch Menu

It is recommended you check this link often when making decisions about whether your child is buying lunch or not. The menu has been changing more often than we anticipated. Thank you!

Congratulations Inchy Gold Coin All-Stars!

The staff decided that one way to earn an Inchy gold coin for the book vending machine was to be entered into a drawing if you earned being an All-Star in trimester one or two. So, we took all of our All-Stars so far and randomly drew ten of them to earn gold coins. They were the first individual students to get them and to say they were excited is an understatement! I was so proud to give them the coin!

Congratulations to the following gold coin winners!

Trimester 1: Evelyn B, Braxton H, Sydney L, Isabella A and Elle J

Trimester 2: Thanish D, Sophia K, Jenna D, Daisy P and Aiden F

Mark Your Calendar

Friday, 3/10 - Trimester 2 Gather Reports Go Live for Parents

Tuesday, 3/14 - 1st Grade Donut Day from 7:45 - 8:25 in the Cafeteria/Gym

Wednesday, 3/15 - 2nd Grade Donut Day from 7:45 - 8:25 in the Cafeteria/Gym

Saturday, 3/25 - Sunday, 4/02 - Aurora Spring Break

Wednesday, 4/05 - Elementary PTO Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, 4/07 - No School (Good Friday)

Monday, 4/10 - No School (Easter Monday)

Week of April 24th - Principal Pals :)

Wednesday, 5/03 - 2nd Grade Performance at AHS Auditorium

Monday, 5/15 - K to 1st Grade Parent Orientation at 6:00 at Craddock

Friday, 5/19 - Field Day for Craddock

Thursday, 5/25 - Lunch on the Lawn for 2nd Grade

Thursday, 5/25 - Last Day of School - HAPPY SUMMER!

Gather Portal Access for Your Child

This brief letter gives you all the information you need to access your child's Gather narratives for the second trimester. They went live on Friday, 3/10/23. Please reach out with any questions. We are here to help you! Thank you!

Donut Days Are This Week on March 14th and 15th!

AEPTO and the Elementary Principals are bringing back a parent and student favorite, Donut Days! We are inviting ONE parent or special adult to come in and have a donut with their student before school.

FIRST GRADE WILL BE 3/14 7:45-8:25

SECOND GRADE WILL BE 3/15 7:45-8:25

Parents AND students will be dismissed from the gym. Parents need to be out of the parking lots by 8:40 to allow for safe arrival of the busses. You will not be allowed to walk your child to their classroom.

We will be serving donuts from Mad Batter's in Bainbridge and will be providing fruit and drinks. We will be offering nut free options for those with allergies.

Volunteers still needed! Sign up below.

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AEPTO Spring Flower Sale

It's that time of year, AEPTO's Spring Flower Sale!!!

Next week your student will come home with a catalog and parent letter with instructions on how to set up your students shopping link.

Key Dates:

Sale Runs: 2/28 - 3/14

Flower Delivery Date: May 7th (Before Mother's Day!!!)

Any questions, please reach out to Katie Stump at or Anna Kandra at

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Craddock's Nurse, Mrs. Courtad

Hello Craddock families! I have a district cell phone I am using now that will allow me to have much more convenient access to you! Please know you may receive a text from me for minor clinic visits. Any serious issues I will address with a phone call. You are welcome to store the number and can also send me a message during school hours with any questions or concerns for your child. Feel free to email as well! My school cell number is 330-285-3714. Take care and stay healthy!

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Important PTO Information

Click Here to Join Aurora's PTO

If you'd like to join PTO, please click the link and fill out the form.