Cardinal Connection Parent Copy

December 6, 2022

Welcome to Week 15

Greetings Clinton Valley Families,

The holidays are quickly approaching, and we have a lot of good stuff going on at Clinton Valley. First, I would like to thank the PTO and all of the volunteers that made the Santa Shop such a HIT. We had to restock our gifts multiple times because the turnout was fantastic. Thank you to all of you that participated. We hope you receive some special prizes from your kiddos!

We also have a program called, "The Giving Tree" that is put on by our social worker, Monica Weaver. This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to those in need, as well as to get a little help this holiday season. Look below for the information.

We also have our winter holiday concert performance put on by our music teacher Autumn Jarrett. This show will feature our1st, 3rd, and 4th graders. It is next week; December 13th at 6:00 p.m. and we hope to see you there!

Lastly, we have 12 days of holiday spirit starting today! We hope it spreads some cheer!

Thank you to all of the families who came out to celebrate PEN night for grades 3-5. It was so much fun to hang with all of you. The teachers had a lot of fun watching the families together!

Have a wonderful week!

Kristin Doyle

Message from Science

Below is a link to all things STEM! Come check out what’s going on in Ms. Laichalk’s class!

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Holiday Cheer! Spirit Days at CVE!

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Arrival Reminder

For those who are dropping off at the back of the school, near the circle drive, please do not park or stop in the bus loop. The busses that drop off there need all of that space. In order to maintain safety for the students who are helped off of those busses by teachers, there cannot be any cars in that loop at any time. Please, park in the lot by the church and walk your child up to the school.

End of Trimester Information

The end of the trimester is on Friday, December 2nd. Teachers will be working on finalizing grades and assessment information. Report cards will go home with every child on December 7th.

Music Concert

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Art Announcement

Thank you all so much for participating in the Square 1 Art fundraiser this year. We were able to raise $1968.55! That means we'll be receiving a little over $300 for our Art program, and we'll be able to purchase all new paintbrushes for our students. Again, thank you and we can't wait to see what our artists create with these new supplies!

Behavior Flow Chart

In order to support children who struggle behaviorally, we have outlined a behavior response flow chart. Below you will see the process that we follow so that we can ensure that we are offering consistent interventions for those who need additional support with behavior in school. We see behavior as a form of communication, and we will continue to work with children to get to the root of the problem so that it can be appropriately addressed. We believe in offering restorative support in combination with consequences that fit so that children can operate within the boundaries of a school setting. Our goal is to maintain an environment that is conducive to learning so that every child has the opportunity to achieve success. This flowchart is simply a guide and can be adjusted if necessary.


While PBIS might be the quickest form of communication with your child's teacher, it is not something that I am connected to on a daily basis. If you need to get ahold of me, please either call the office at 586-723-5200 and they will connect you to me or my voicemail or email me at I check my email regularly and receive upwards of 50 messages a day, but I promise to get back to you.

Lego Robotics Club

We are still in search of a coach for our Robotics Club. If you are interested in leading a super-fun club, please reach out. We need you!

PTO Meeting Schedule

The next meeting is on December 15th in the cafeteria at 7:00 p.m. ALL parents are welcome to attend!


If your child is celebrating a birthday, or you are looking to donate to classroom parties, please send in store bought items that are sealed and come with an ingredient list. We have many students who have restrictions, and in order to be certain who can participate, it has to be documented. Unfortunately, homemade items will not be accepted for safety reasons.
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Lunch Procedures

This year, we are able to lift any Covid restrictions in the lunch room. Therefore, your child does not have an assigned seat. Their classes have assigned tables. We believe that it is important that your child is able to choose who to sit by and socialize with their friends.

We do have specific procedures that we are still working on implementing. Students must stay in their seats at all times and be at a voice level 2 or lower. This means that any form of yelling or screaming is not permitted. It can get very loud in the cafeteria, so we will continue to remind them to keep the noise levels down. There have been instances where we had to implement a level 0 (no talking) and a level 1(whispering) so that they understand the difference.

Additionally, we are working on making sure that those who go through the lunch line, get everything that they need in order to avoid going back. For safety purposes, we do not want them traveling back and forth from their seats. Therefore, soon, we will not permit it. Instead, we will have a traveling basket for those who need additional items. We have been working on this for an entire month. We also understand that the littler ones may need more practice with this, but ultimately, we would like everyone to stay seated for the entire 30 minutes.

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