Cardinal Connections Parent Copy

October 25th

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Important Dates

  • October 28 - 5th Grade Smart Moves Presentation
  • October 29 - Halloween Parade/Parties
  • October 29 - Half Day - Dismissal at 11:55
  • October 29 - No School for ECSE AM Students
  • November 2 - No School for ALL Students
  • November 8 - Picture Re-Take Day

Halloween at Clinton Valley Elementary!

Hello CVE Families!

We will be celebrating Halloween on Friday, October 29th, which is also a half-day of school with dismissal at 11:55 am. Our Halloween parade will begin at 10:30 am, with classroom parties to follow right after the parade. The parade will be held outside on the track (weather permitting). If it rains, we will have to cancel the event. All family and friends are invited outside for the parade.

Unfortunately, no volunteers are allowed in the building at this time. The teachers will lead the classroom party fun, and PTO will provide a treat/drink. Families are allowed to contribute individually wrapped and bagged candy for their class if they so choose. Please be mindful of allergies, etc.

Please remember, costumes should not be non-violent. Please no "Scream" type masks, knives, weapons, blood, heavy make-up, etc. A great deal of effort is put forth at Clinton Valley to teach children to deal with problems in a non-violent way and remember what it takes to be a Cardinal (you must be Respectful, Responsible, Safe and Kind). We are also asking that students not bring props (i.e., skateboards, volleyballs, etc.)

Students should wear their costumes to school because it is a half-day of school, the parade begins outside at 10:30 am, and school is dismissed at 11:55 pm. We are asking parents to show up at 10:00 am

Thank you for your continued support, cooperation, and love for our students and staff.

Mrs. Wright


Halloween Survey

If you have not already completed the survey, please take a couple of minutes to do so, so that we can get a headcount for the event.

Halloween Parties

All schools will have an outdoor parade if weather permits.

  • Parents can be invited to that but the parade cannot take place if it rains.
  • We are not able to move the parade indoors.
  • Classrooms can have a party indoors with students and teachers, but unfortunately, there will be no guests allowed.
  • Costumes are allowed

ECSE - Halloween

ECSE will be celebrating Halloween with an in-class party on October 28th. Students may wear their costumes to school and we will celebrate with fun Halloween-themed activities. AM students do not have school on October 29th. PM students will come to school in the AM from 9-11:55. Transportation will be available.

Message about the Clinton Valley LEGO Club for 5th Graders

News from Mrs. Walters

Clinton Valley LEGO Club for 5th Graders

Hello students! Here is a chance for you to do one of your favorite activities and learn at the same time! In LEGO Club, we use LEGOs to create vehicles, planes, and other types of LEGO things. Are you interested? If you are, You will be getting an application from Mrs. Walters in the building next week! LEGO Club helps build our Lego Robotics Team for the school year. The Lego Robotics team meets twice a week over a period of weeks learning coding and building a Lego Robot. These robots compete in a district event. The Lego Robotic team will be selected after the Lego Club completes its meetings. Applications and information will be passed out at the Lego Club for the Lego Robotic Team.

LEGO Club Information:

  • There is NO registration fee to join LEGO Club. However, membership will be limited to the 25 students from 5th grade only.
  • Forms will be passed out in the building the Week of Oct 25th.
  • Lego Club Meetings will be held on Wednesday November 3,10,17
  • From 3:55p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Pick up will be at the main entrance of the school
  • Parents will be responsible for transportation at the end of each meeting.
  • A letter will come home telling you your student is invited to attend the club.
  • If you are interested in LEGO Club, your parent or guardian must sign the form and you must return it to Mrs. Walters!
  • You must return your completed form by October 29, 2021.

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The Giving Tree

The Holiday season is upon us and we would like to do all that we can to help our families.
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Just Around the Corner....for Girls

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SACC Aides Needed!

The district has approved a $250 signing bonus to any aide who is hired for this year and works for at least 90 days.

Positivity Project Quotes

Creativity Quotes

“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.” -PABLO PICASSO

“There is no innovation and creativity without failure.” -BRENE BROWN

“It’s not about becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change.” -MILES DAVIS

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” -MAYA ANGELOU

“Creativity is contagious, pass it on.” –ALBERT EINSTEIN

Elementary Assessment Schedule

NWEA - Fall Testing

  • Testing Window - September 13 to October 1
  • 3rd - 5th Grade
  • Reading and Math (There is no particular order to test)

NWEA - Winter Testing

  • Testing Window - December 1 to December 22
  • 3rd - 5th Grade
  • Reading and Math (There is no particular order to test)

NWEA - Spring Testing

  • Testing Window - March 1 to March 25
  • 3rd - 5th Grade
  • Reading and Math (There is no particular order to test)

FastBridge - Fall Diagnostic Benchmark Window

  • Testing Window - September 13 to October 1
  • K - 2nd Grade
  • Reading and Math (FastBridge Math in 2nd Grade ONLY)

FastBridge - Mid-Year Diagnostic Benchmark Window

  • Testing Window - January 4 to January 25
  • K - 2nd Grade
  • Reading and Math (FastBridge Math in 2nd Grade ONLY)

FastBridge - Spring Diagnostic Benchmark Window

  • Testing Window - May 1 to May 25
  • K - 2nd Grade
  • Reading and Math (FastBridge Math in 2nd Grade ONLY)

Progress Monitor (Tier 2 bi-weekly, Tier 3 weekly)

October Lunch Menu

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November Lunch Menu

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Important Links