FOC: Friends Of Cleveland 10.21.21

McDonalds Dine Out, Halloween on the Green and More

Friends of Cleveland Update:

Thank you for all the Cleveland parents, teachers and community members who have signed up so far to host a table and be part of the upcoming Halloween on the Green! We look forward to having this be a fun event for all! If you would still like to sign up to host a table, email HERE!

Everthing Friends of Cleveland does to support the Cleveland students and staff requires volunteers. We are excited to welcome new faces and new talents- along with veteran volunteers this school year! If you would like to get involved with Friends of Cleveland email us HERE.

We would also like to give a big THANKYOU to our friend, Ed at Specialty Closures for donating 20 gym mats for Cleveland's gymnasium! We can't thank them enough for their generosity and look forward to having them up soon. Check Specialty Closures out at:

It's National Principal Appreciation Month- be sure to tell Principal Ward how much you appreciate all of her hard work and everything that she does for the kids at Celveland!


Thursday, October 21

*PPLC Meeting 3:15pm

*LSC Meeting 5:30pm in the Cleveland caffeteria

Tuesday, October 26:

*Dine Out & Give Back at McDonalds from 4:30-7:30pm

Wednesday, October 27:
Affy Tappe Delivery at Door 6

Friday, October 29:

*Cleveland Halloween Parade at 1:30pm (grades pre-k through 4)

*Halloween on the Green from 3-4:30pm (whole school)

*No Uniform Day

Satruday, October 30:

PAC presents- Spooky Fit at 9am on the Cleveland Soccer Field

Tuesday, November 9:
* PAC Meeting 5:30pm. ZOOM LINK HERE

Thursday, November 11:

*No School- Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 17:

*Parent Teacher Conference Day (report card pickup)

FOC presents our first 2021-2022 Dine Out for Cleveland!

Where: McDonalds - 2608 W. Addison Street

When: Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 from 4:30-7:30pm

What: 15% of purchases + cash from apple pie tip jar will go direct to Friends of Cleveland!

Remember to bring extra cash for Apple Pie purchases! See you on the 26th

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Halloween on the Green - Event Details!

When: Friday, October 29th from 3-4:30pm

Where: Cleveland Soccer Field

What: Trick or Treating for students along with games, bounce house obsticle course, and a whole lot of fun!

*Students and parent volunteers can rock their school appropriate costumes!

*We are still looking for vololunteers to help at the event. Email Erin HERE to see how you can help make this a fun evebt for the kids!!

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Shop on Amazon Smile and Amazon gives back to Cleveland

Cleveland will receive .5% of the purchase price of eligible Amazon products from the Amazon Smile Foundation.

Set up is simple and every bit helps:

  • Amazon site - Set your bookmark for and designate Friends of Cleveland as your charity.
  • Amazon app - Open the app, access app settings, tap on Amazon Smile and follow on-screen instructions to complete activation with Friends of Cleveland as your charity.

Clerk Spotlight

Our AMAZING clerk Esperanza Aguad-Leon has been nominated to be featured in the Clerk Spotlight for September. Esperanza is someone that is making a difference in our network, and making an impact at Cleveland. You can see her featured in our September Clerk Chronicles.

When choosing a clerk to be starred in the Clerk Spotlight, they look for a Clerk that has shown an extraordinary commitment in helping in their school community, the clerk community, and their network. She has provided a wealth of information regarding clerk roles and systems that are vital to their success;she demonstrates extreme eagerness to take on detailed (matriculant), or might I add provide a fresh perspective on(organizing) reforming clerk administrative resources.

Thank you for celebrating with us; we’re excited to share her success with our Clerk Community and administrators!

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Feature a Teacher

Our Featured Teacher is Sandra Slattery

Grade/Focus: Technology Teacher/Coordinator

How long have you been at Cleveland Elementary? 20 years – starting year 21

What do you love most about teaching? I love when students have their “aha moment.” Suddenly, they figure something out with your assistance and it is an amazing experience for both teacher and student.

What is your favorite thing about Cleveland Elementary? I am lucky to be able to interact with all of our amazing staff and students!

If you weren’t a teacher, what other profession would you enjoy? I would either work in hotel management or own my own bed and breakfast.

Do you have any pets? Yes- Spunky my tiny dog who thinks he is a giant (He weighs 5lbs).

What is your most favorite place you have visited? Why? I have been lucky enough to visit Dublin, Ireland with my dad, I love the castles and the history that I experience when I am there. I also love Phoenix, AZ because of the mountains, which I love to hike!

If you could have 1 superpower, what would it be? I would be able to read my son’s mind since he isn’t talking yet and can’t tell me what he wants or needs.

How many laps did you run in the last Red Bird Hustle? How many do you think you will run in the next one? I wasn’t able to run in the last Red Bird Hustle because of my schedule but I look forward to running this year and hopefully completing 10 laps

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Translation Available in 50+ languages/ Traducciones disponible en 50 + idiomas:

In order to access the Translation Feature, you will need to open your newsletter on the Smore website by clicking on the link provided at the top of the email or anywhere on the screenshot provided in the emailed newsletter. Once you've clicked on the emailed newsletter, a new tab will automatically open on your browser and you will be able to find the Translation feature on the right side of the newsletter. This is where you will see the "Translate" option in the black bar.

La manera de acceder a la información de traducción : Necesitas abrir el boletín de la página web de Smore haciendo el click en el enlace o en el captura de pantalla enviado en tu correo electrónico. Una vez que haces el clic en el boletín enviado una nueva etiqueta automáticamente se abrirá en tu navegador y podrás encontrar la característica a tu mano derecha. La opción de traducción se encuentra en la barra negra.

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