Cardinal Connection Parent Copy

December 12, 2022

Welcome to Week 16

Greetings Clinton Valley Families,

Welcome to the last full week before break! We have a LOT going on this week! We are in the process of testing the growth that your child has made so far this year in reading so that we can make sure that they placed in the correct intervention groups. We are also celebrating winter and the holidays in different ways around the school. Please let your child's teacher know if they are not able to participate in holiday related activities.

The twelve days of Holiday Spirit continues this week! Our winter concert for grades, one, three, and four is this Tuesday, and we are so excited to watch the students perform. Doors open at 5:45. Enter through DOOR 10 by the gym. Students will report to the cafeteria to get ready to perform at 6. Space may be tight so please make room for everyone by not saving empty seats in between families. This is our first time performing in a LONG time, so please be patient! Students will need to be signed out from classrooms after the performance. I will communicate the locations at the end of the show. Please come and stay for the whole show, as we will have all grade levels together to perform the final song!

Lastly, we will be celebrating the Cardinal Crawl fundraiser again by having the movie, popcorn, sweet treat party this Friday at 2:00. The list of students will be sent to their teachers so that they know whether to attend. This party is for those students who raised at least $30 in donations. We have 119 students attending!

We look forward to all of the fun!


Kristin Doyle

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PTO Meeting Schedule

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

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.

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!


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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