Cardinal Connections Parent Copy

December 6, 2021

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Important Dates

  • NWEA Testing - Kowalski/Radoicic - ELA - December 7 Math - December 9
  • NWEA Testing - Roddy - ELA - December 13 Math - December 14
  • NWEA Testing - Ford/McDermott/Phillips - ELA - December 13 Math - December 15
  • December 8 - Report Cards sent home
  • December 23 - January 3 - Holiday Break - No school
  • January 17 - Martin Luther King Day - No school

Square 1 Art

Our Square 1 Art fundraiser was a huge success!

Based on the number of students at Clinton Valley, Square 1 set our fundraising goal at $1,500. We blew right past the goal and raised $2,215.48!!! Although we only receive a portion of profits, it is still over $450 for our Art program! We can explore so many more mediums, such as clay and weaving, because of this fundraiser.

Thank you all for your support of the Arts. I cannot wait for you to see what your students are creating in the Clinton Valley Art Studio.

Lego Robotics News

Lego Robotic News from Mrs. Walters

Congratulations to the following students who were selected for the

Lego Robotics Team for the 2021-2022 School Year.

Yusun Chang, Maris Benson, Keagan Rosso, Christian Wilson, Ava White, Tayla Henley, Madison Moody, Elijah Bunk, John Goss, and Chloe Kelley.

Our Lego Team will start meeting weekly, to build our robots and begin programming.

Congratulations to these Fifth Graders. We are excited to start working with you as a team!

Warm Regards,

Coach Walters and Coach Walters

Parent Survey

Hello Parents!

Transportation is looking for feedback on the Versatrans My Stop Program that we have been piloting. Please take a moment to fill out the survey to let us know your thoughts.

What's Happening in 2nd Grade with Mrs. Chimenti....(from last week)

Mrs. Chimenti’s class had a blast disguising their turkeys! After sharing their turkeys, students wrote descriptions of the disguise they used and how it will keep their Turkey hidden on Thanksgiving. These are all very creative disguises. Could you tell these were turkeys?

What's Happening in 4th Grade with Mrs. Phillips...(from last week)

The attached picture is 31 reasons I am grateful this year. 🙂

Mrs. Phillips

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Mrs. Phillips 4th graders made a kindness board filled with sayings for their classmates to take what they need. It came out awesome!

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Message from PTO....

Hi Families-

Thank you all for shopping at this year's Santa Shop.

Here are the final important dates:

Monday, December 6th- Students will have the option to pick up an order form. The order form will be due Tuesday, December 7th.

Tuesday, December 7th- Final orders will be delivered. All orders should be delivered by this day.

Any incomplete or order forms/payments that do not match will be given back to the student and we will not be able to fill these orders. We apologize for this, however, we do need to send all remaining items back to Fun Services in a timely manner.

This year's Santa Shop has been a huge success and we would like to thank you all again for shopping with us and we hope you have an amazing holiday season.


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Building Subs Needed...

Non-certified subs must have 60 credit hours from a college/university to sub with a permit. They must go to and complete the application/hiring process (this includes fingerprinting) to work as a sub in our district. Once this is done, we can consider them for a building sub assignment.

If you are interested and you have these qualifications, please reach out to Ruth Wilson at the Admin. Building.

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

Kindness Quotes from last week


“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”


“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”


“No kind action ever stops with itself. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up to make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.”


“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return but because of who you are.” -Harold S. Kushner

Knowing my Words and Actions Affect Others Quotes

Knowing my Words and Actions Affect Others Quotes

“One of the most important things I have learned in life is to ignore most of what people say. I watch what they do instead.” -Amanda Patterson

“People need to learn that their actions do affect other people. So be careful what you say and do, it’s not always just about you!” -Anonymous

“Don’t ever underestimate the impact that you may have on someone else’s life.” -Anonymous

“Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out.” -Anonymous

“Be careful what you say. You can say something hurtful in ten seconds, but ten years later the wounds are still there.” -Joel Osteen

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)

December Lunch Menu

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Important Links