Cardinal Connections

November 9, 2020

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Connectiveness - Message from Monica Weaver, Social Worker

Giving attention to our children is not the same as making a connection with them.

Engage your child in play. Take them outside for a walk. Fire-up their senses...what do they see, smell, hear, feel? These activities teach us to be present in our lives and are great for reducing anxiety and depression in ourselves and our children. Talk to them about what you see, hear, smell, and feel. Recognize similarities and differences. Talk about your childhood experiences and see how they differ from their own. Listen for anything that your child may indicate is a source of stress for them and talk it through. Connect with them at their level because their world is not the same world we experienced as children. See it through their eyes and your level of understanding and their level of connectiveness to you will grow.

School Improvement Surveys - Need your help!

Families & Student Survey (not including CVVA)

Dear Families and Students,

Now that your students have been involved in hybrid learning for a few weeks, we’re interested in finding out how your students in grades 3–5 (Not Including CVVA) feel about the experience. Attached, are two surveys to gather input from yourself and your student about the hybrid experience. Please help us gather this information by completing the confidential surveys. Please let us know if you have any questions. You can find the survey links below.

The surveys will be open Monday, November 9th-Friday, November 13th. - Parents/Guardians Engagement Survey - Click here to take the survey! Students Engagement Survey- Click here to take the survey!

Thank you so much for all you have been doing and continue to do to support your student's education.


Your CVE School Improvement Team

Families Survey (CVVA class only)

Dear Parents of CVVA students,

Now that students have been involved in remote learning for some time, we’re interested in finding out how your students in grades K-5 feel about the experience. We’re implementing a survey to gather input from students about the difficulty or ease of completing their assignments, whether they have everything they need, and how we might be able to help them more. Please help us gather this information by encouraging your student to complete the survey. You can explain the questions or help them think through their answers if they need help. Your child’s answers will be confidential—we’re not tracking students’ responses by name.

Please let us know if you have any questions. You can find the survey here.

Thank you so much for all you have been doing and continue to do to support your student's education.


Your CVE School Improvement Team

Second Quarter Class Begin November 9th

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New CICO Program at CVE

We are excited about a program called “Check In/Check Out (CICO).” This program helps students improve their behavior by giving them feedback throughout the day on their choices. Selected students will be assigned a mentor. Each morning, the student will “check in” with their mentor, review their behavior expectations, and set a goal of how many points the student will earn that day in order to receive a reward. As your child goes through his/her day in his/her classes, he/she will receive feedback and earn points for positive behavior on the Check-In/Check-Out point sheet. At the end of the day, your child will “check out” with his/her mentor staff member who totals the points and discusses how the day went. If your child earns his/her goal for that day, he/she earns a reward.

Veteran's Day Celebration - Arranged by Becky Hopersberger

We will be celebrating Veteran's Day on Wednesday, November 11th, and 12th.

  • Wednesday and Thursday Red White and Blue spirit days.
  • Silent Dismissal both days.
  • A video will be placed in Sharepoint for teachers to share with their students in their classrooms.

Service Squad students raising the flag for CVE!

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Safety Drill Information for the 2020-2021 School Year

Maturation Program - 4th & 5th Grade Girls

Positivity Project Quotes

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1st Virtual Assembly - 4th Grade Mrs. Phillips' Class

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Virtual Assembly Calendar

ECSE & One-on-One Paraprofessional Schedule

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Hybrid Learning Schedule

PTO Meeting on Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 7:00 - 9:00pm

PTO Meeting - Using Go-To Meeting

Click on the link to access the meeting using Go-To Meeting

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (224) 501-3412

Access Code: 349-756-757

Join from a video-conferencing room or system.
Dial in or type: or
Meeting ID: 349 756 757
Or dial directly: 349756757@ or

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

Message from Monica Weaver

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It's That Easy - Virtual Meeting for Parents

Sign up for “It’s that easy” to talk to your children. Register by November 17, 2020.

Parents count on their school to provide important information about puberty and relationships through our health curriculum. Times are different right now and some of these important lessons may be shortened or even postponed due to COVID-19.

Chippewa Valley Schools invites you to a community conversation on talking to your child about sexual health and development. You can start these conversations as soon as you are ready and we are here to help you!!

Presented by:

Stephanie Lange, LMSW, Reproductive Health Supervisor for Chippewa Valley Schools

Lifetouch Coming Soon!

Lifetouch + Shutterfly Fall 2020 Photography

Picture Day Safety - What it will look like this year

Picture Day Safety | Lifetouch


Hello SACC parents!

Please note that registration for the CVE SACC program is now available online. The registration fee is $20 per child and the hourly rate is now $5 per hour. Please be as specific as possible with your students SACC schedule as we will be closely monitoring ratios at this time.

There may be need for a waitlist if a section is full. Parents will be entering the building only to sign in their students at the SACC doors and student temperatures will be taken at that time. MASKS ARE REQUIRED for entry.

As always, if you have an outstanding balance from last school year, that must be paid in full in order to gain access to the program.

The SACC program will begin at CVE Monday 10/26/20. Please contact Becky Koch at with any questions or concerns.

Registration Link

Click on the button to register your student in our SACC program

Registration Help Sheet

Click on the button to access the Registration Help Sheet.

New Lunch Procedures Starting on November 9th - Please Share with your Families on you Social Media

  • The students will be able to order doubles during lunch for $1.50.

  • Students can also buy snacks at lunchtime. Below is a list of snacks with their prices for each item. You can load money on the account by going to . There will be a charge of a $ 1.50 processing fee for each transaction. Another option would be to send in money in a sealed envelope or a Ziploc bag with the student's and teacher’s name on it.
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Schedule of Important Dates - Updated 11/8/20

Click on the button to access the Schedule of Importance Dates

CVS Back-to-School Updates for Families

Link includes access to recordings of Board Meetings

CVS Return to School Guidelines

These guidelines were developed with the guidance of the Macomb County Health Department. Our plan is based on these parameters.