Cardinal Connections

May 28, 2021

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Reminders & Updates & Calendar

Reminders & Updates


  • The 5th Grade Recognition Ceremony will start at 6:00 on Tuesday, June 1st at Algonquin Middle School.

  • If you would like to purchase a yearbook this year. Please order it online using the following link: ybpay.lifetouch.com.


Calendar Updates


May/June


May 31st - Memorial Day - No School All Students and Teachers

June 1st - 5th Grade Recognition Ceremony - 6:00 - 7:00

June 3rd - GSRP last day

June 11th - Kindergarten Ceremony

June 14th - Half Day - PM Schedule

June 15th - Half Day - AM Schedule - Last Day for students - Teacher attends entire day

Mask Update: Outdoor School Celebrations

Dear Chippewa Valley Parents and Students,


As we approach our end-of-the-school-year celebrations, we want to share an important update on masks.


In accordance with CDC and MDHHS guidelines, masks WILL NOT be required for parents or students attending high school graduation, 8th-grade awards ceremonies, 5th-grade completion ceremonies, and other school events taking place outdoors. While some may still want to wear a mask at these school gatherings, it will be strictly optional for our families.


We ask that parents and students adhere to social distancing wherever possible while attending these celebrations.


We look forward to sharing these events and recognizing these important milestones in your child’s academic career. It has been a long time since we have been able to gather as a school community to recognize the achievements of our students.


We look forward to celebrating with you!

What's Happening in 1st Grade with Ms. Avila?

Crazy hat and headband day in 1st Grade

What's Happening in 2nd Grade with Mrs. Chimenti

Fractions are more fun when made with Play-Doh!
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What's Happening in 4th Grade with Mrs. Phillips

4th Grade had a fun time on Thursday bringing their math lesson to life outside! We have been learning about elapsed time in class and the students were able to engage in a race around the track to find out their time in minutes and seconds. Afterward, they enjoyed some pink lemonade while converting the amounts in their drinks from liters to milliliters!

What's Happening in Science with Ms. Samuel?

These talented kids are getting a headstart in today's computer-oriented world by learning coding through the Hour of Code. These students learned how to code and wrote their own programs to earn a certificate marking their proficiency in coding. Coding is an important skill for everyone to learn in today's digital world and it teaches many important skills such as problem-solving, sequencing, and many mathematical concepts.
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Clinton Macomb Public Library Resources for EL families

Clinton Macomb Public Library has resources that we can share with our EL families. They had great information! Here is a brief summary for our students and parents for the summer to keep them engaged in reading!



  1. Easy Digital Resources (document attached). This digital shelf (with links) connects families to books in their native language! As well as the Easy English Newspaper and books to help them learn English.
  2. Easy English Newspaper: Monthly Subscription that is free at all of their locations (Main, South, & North).
  3. CMPL Online Newsletter w/ events over the summer, including the Summer Reading program (both for students and adults) which begins June 12th: http://cmpl.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Summer-2021.pdf
  4. English Conversation Group - where adults can practice their speaking skills registration: http://cmpl.libnet.info/event/5015771 Participants can register using a library card, a Virtual Library card (a student’s ID number, and the last 4 digits of one’s phone number as the PIN) or by calling 586-226-5040.
  5. English Made Easy for Kids http://ow.ly/eea250zMzjV Arabic Material http://ow.ly/ZER450zMzjW – All other language materials are also available on OverDrive and Hoopla.
  6. CMPL Databases http://ow.ly/5OWr50zMzjU In this list, look for Pronunciator, which is a language-learning database. A library card (or student ID) is needed to access this Database.



Below you will find links to the resources

CVE Families ~ District Laptop Return Information

Student Laptop Return Procedure

All district-provided student laptops AND their power cords are due back to Clinton Valley by Thursday, June 10th. Please send them in with your student(s) on their regularly scheduled library day, following the schedule posted below. If for some reason you cannot send the equipment in with your student on the specified day, you are more than welcome to bring the equipment into the main office yourself on a day of your choice. If you do not want to wait for your scheduled day, you may also send it in or drop it off earlier. The important thing is that ALL laptops, power cords, Hot Spots, and completed CVS Computer Return Forms be returned to CVE by June 10th. Please contact Becky Koch with any questions or concerns.



Library Schedule:


Monday - Roddy, Avila, Rees, Tech, Susalla


Tuesday - Strohm


Wednesday - Rice (Laichalk), Kowalski


Thursday - Chimenti, Phillips

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Clinton Macomb Public Library Book Sale

Clinton Macomb Public Library on Canal has an ongoing book sale of used library books. Hardcover books are $1.00, and Softcover books are 2/$1.00. There are books of all kinds for all ages. They have donated several boxes of books to our school for our students. Please check them out!! Kids can never have too many books!!
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5th Graders Only - Are you interested in joining Chippewa Youth Football Camp?

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Important Links