Amana Elementary

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Friday, March 26, 2021

IMPORTANT CALENDAR CHANGES

Wednesday, March 31 will be a full day of school (no early dismissal) Students will be swimming for PE on Wednesday, March 31


Friday, April 2 Students will be dismissed Two Hours Early. AM Preschool only

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, March 31 - No Early Dismissal - no preschool

Friday, April 2 - Two Hour Early Dismissal - AM preschool only

Friday, April 16 - No School

Thursday, May 27 - Last Day of School - two hour early dismissal

NEW CCA Partnership for the Before and After School program

NEW CCA Partnership for the Before and After School program starting for the 2021-2022 school year and a summer camp program starting summer of 2021. The summer camp will be located at Tiffin Elementary.

Program locations are: Amana Elementary, Clear Creek Elementary, North Bend Elementary, Oak Hill Elementary and Tiffin Elementary.

Students can choose daily learning adventures, play active games, get help with homework, eat healthy snacks and make new friends! They get everything they need to start the school day energized and engaged and at the end of the day, we make sure they’re ready to go home for quality family time. You can feel confident knowing Champions has been recognized as a high-quality. Provider by AdvancED, earning us corporation accreditation.

To learn more and enroll, visit https://www.discoverchampions.com/



Champions Summer Program is Located at Tiffin Elementary.

Contact Information:
Mona Williams, Area Manager
Phone: 319-504-3408
Email: monwilliams@discoverchampions.com

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Preschool Registration Open February 18 - March 26, 2021

The Clear Creek Amana school district is committed to providing a high-quality preschool experience. We offer morning or afternoon classes at 4 elementary sites on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (no Wednesdays). Students enrolled in morning classes will be in school from 8:15 - 11:15 AM and students enrolled in afternoon classes will be in class from 12:15 - 3:15 PM. Due to space constraints, there are no guarantees of preferred morning placement. Requests for a specific building and AM/PM sessions will be reviewed by building administrators and families should hear back by the end of April. Please watch the CCA website and your email for information about announcements and back-to-school activities.

Program: Both AM and PM classes will offer the same curriculum complete with assessment protocols, snacks, and large and small motor development.

Fees: There will be no charge to qualifying students. To qualify for FREE preschool, a student must be age 4 on or before September 15th. Preschool is free through Iowa's Voluntary Preschool Grant and there are no requirements for residency or income. Curriculum guidelines and assessment procedures will be the same for both morning and for afternoon classes. Students who are eligible for kindergarten but who wish to enroll into preschool, please contact your building principal for prior approval and fee information.

Transportation: Students have the option for bus transportation to and from designated neighborhood stops, homes and to the best of our ability, to currently licensed daycares operating within our district. Per state requirements, CCA schools are not permitted to bus outside of our school boundaries. Bus stops and routes will be determined closer to the beginning of the school year.

For more information on preschool https://www.ccaschools.org/Page/3709

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Children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 15, 2021, are eligible for enrollment in kindergarten. Please watch the CCA website and your email for additional information on back to school activities. Due to current safety and health protocols, there are no plans for a spring Kindergarten round-up. For questions about registration, please contact 319-828-4510. For more information on Kindergarten enrollment to to https://www.ccaschools.org/Page/5232

Classroom Snacks/Birthday Treats

Classroom Snacks must follow the Healthy Snack guidelines to meet the Smart Snack Requirements as set by USDA. No soda, candy and other such items are allowed.


Daily student snacks in the classroom will be brought in by the individual student for their own consumption. While we have no control over what that snack item may be, we ask that you help to provide a healthy snack option for your child.


Due to COVID19 restrictions, we are not allowing classroom snacks for special days such as birthdays, holidays, etc. be brought from home by the parent that do not meet the following standards:


  • 1. Item must be individually packaged for each student to open
  • 2. Item must meet Smart Snack Guidelines
  • 3. Item must not require refrigeration
  • 4. If Item is brought in from another source other than the school purchasing, it must be in its original bulk purchase box.**example if purchasing individual bags of popcorn from Costco that come packaged in a box or bag, the bag or box cannot be opened before coming into the school. It must come in as purchased. This includes a purchase made from any other store or source.


Items produced or made at home and then individually wrapped are not acceptable.


A parent or teacher or PTG group may purchase items from the CCA School Food Service Department via the attached Order Guide which was updated 9/2/2020. We understand that a classroom size is much smaller than the case count of most of these products. We cannot purchase partial cases from our Distributor. Suggestions are for the classrooms to combine orders and split the case. Or a parent may purchase a case and take the rest home for what is not needed that day and allow their family to consume.


Some things to remember:


  • Snacks orders need to be emailed or faxed to Debbie Klein, Food Service Director at debbieklein@ccaschools.org or 319-828-4743 (FAX)
  • Snack orders need to be pre-paid before they are ordered, please write checks to "Clear Creek Amana Food Service"
  • Orders are due Mondays and delivered to appropriate school on Thursdays



Click here for a link to the Snack List/Snack Order Form

BackPack Program

Through a partnership between HACAP and the CCA Community School District we are able to offer families a weekend food BackPack Program. The BackPack Program provides a small food bag of kid-friendly, non-perishable snacks for children each Friday and during school breaks. This is a FREE program, with no specific requirements that families must meet. It is also kept completely confidential – only the counselor will be aware of participating families. If the BackPack Program would be helpful for you and your children, please contact your building counselor or social worker.


Kelsey Koffend, Amana Elementary Counselor

kelseykoffend@ccaschools.org

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Non-discrimination Statement

It is the policy of the Clear Creek Amana Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator, Lori Robertson, 327 S. Augusta Avenue, Oxford, IA 52322, 319-828-4510.