Cardington Elementary School

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Principal's Notes

Hello Pirate Family!

We made it!! Working through the fall benchmark assessments is always a challenging time, but it is one of great importance for student growth! Now that we have completed our assessments, the teaching teams will begin the very important process of looking at the data to develop plans to help your little pirate grow! Following our processing of the data points, each classroom teacher will pattern small group instructional practices as well as whole group lessons to help your child build upon skills they have.

I can not express enough how important it is to have the family supporting the teaching that takes place at school. Please carve out time each evening to help your little pirate with their homework. In addition to homework, please practice those important math facts and enjoy a good book before bed time! The more practice students receive with basic math computation and reading, the more successful they will be when they face new learning while here at school. If you have any questions about what to read, or need math / reading resources, please touch base with your classroom teacher and we will do everything we can to help!

Counselor's Corner

Phone: (419)-864-2691 ext. 2004


This year is officially in full swing!

Following our Zones of Regulation lesson, this week our students discussed topics on Resiliency (1st & 2nd grade), Teamwork and Cooperation (3rd), and Stress (4th). We learned that no matter what zone we are in, there are always going to be challenges. In our first and second grade classes we learned what it looks like to "bounce back" to our awesome selves, even when problems come our way. In our 3rd grade class we learned about teamwork and what that looks like, even when we have to cooperate with people we may not always get along with. And finally, in our 3rd grade class, we talked about stress and how as we get older, oftentimes our stress gets bigger. In each grade we discussed coping skills and strategies we can use to deal with problems, hardships, and tough situations.

Our Pirate Shop and Pirate Bucks are one of the most exciting parts of Cardington Elementary. We had our last Pirate Shop on September 16th and plan on having our next one on September 30th. Also at the end of this week, we will announce our monthly challenge winners! Every class has had the opportunity to show their Cardington pride by operating from a place of Responsibility, Respect, and Readiness. During our students specials' block, they have been earning BLUE RIBBONS. At the end of this week, we will be counting up the blue ribbons that our classes have earned throughout this month. Each grade level that wins will get to participate in our monthly challenge. This month students are working to win a movie day during their recess period. Stay tuned to see who wins our September challenge!

Our Bountiful Backpacks resource is still available to you as parents. Information about Bountiful Backpacks was shared in last week's newsletter. Enrollment for this program is still open. If you would like to learn more, please see the attachment below.

The Mt. Gilead Clothes Closet is also still available to you as well. If you have a child who is in need of clothes items this year, please let me know and I can connect you with this resource accordingly. Below is an attachment with more details.

Again, if there is any way I can better serve you and your family or if you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out! Happy Fall, y'all!

Ms. Riebel

Elementary Guidance

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