Cardinal Connection Parent Copy

November 28th, 2022

Welcome to Week 14

Greetings Clinton Valley Families,


I hope you had a restful weekend full of things you love. It was a nice break and went by so fast as it always does! These next few weeks are packed with lots of learning and fun! This week, we have Santa Shop during school, PEN night for grades 3-5, and the end of trimester one on Friday. I do have to circle back and mention that we had fun last week celebrating Cardinal Crawl donations by sending home the t-shirts and having a taco lunch. The kids really enjoyed it, and the shirts are SO cute! We also had our monthly Positivity Project assembly before break, which is always a great way to bring the school together for the common good.


I would also like to share that we have partnered with McClaren Macomb Hospital and many of our classes will be designing cards to send to those who will be spending the holidays in the hospital. It is always good to partner with the community and it pairs nicely with our Positivity Project focus of "caring for those who struggle."


Have a wonderful week!


Kristin Doyle

Holiday Cheer! Spirit Days at CVE!

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Arrival Reminder

For those who are dropping off at the back of the school, near the circle drive, please do not park or stop in the bus loop. The busses that drop off there need all of that space. In order to maintain safety for the students who are helped off of those busses by teachers, there cannot be any cars in that loop at any time. Please, park in the lot by the church and walk your child up to the school.

P.E.N- Parent Education Network Event Grades 3-5

PEN Night for 3-5 families is scheduled for November 30th. Doors open at 5:45 pm. It is a fantastic way to connect with your child at school and play educational games with them. There will be dinner, raffles, and activities planned. Come join in on the fun! A flyer will be coming home, if it hasn't already!

Santa Shop

Santa shop is going on all of this week! Information was sent home with your child. We will also be adding an additional night during PEN night on Wednesday that will be open to all families, regardless of if you are attending PEN night or not. PTO will be sending home the specifics for our added night of shopping!

End of Trimester Information

The end of the trimester is on Friday, December 2nd. Teachers will be working on finalizing grades and assessment information. Report cards will go home with every child on December 7th.

Music Concert

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Art Announcement

Hello Families,


Square 1 Art received our students' artwork, and you may begin ordering online! They are still sending catalogs this year, and once those arrive in the mail, I will be sending them home with students. Every student will also receive a free sticker of their artwork with the catalog, even if you do not plan on ordering from Square 1.


To order online, go to http://square1art.com/shop and select "Find or Add Your Child's Art." There you can look up your student's work and start shopping! Orders are due by Thursday, December 1st to be counted toward our fundraiser.


We are using the Square 1 Art fundraiser to increase our Art class budget, so we can purchase new and/or updated supplies for students. This year, I am hoping to replace our paint brushes so all students can create their best work (instead of having to settle for whatever brushes are left in the hodge podge).


Thank you for your support! Let me know if you have any questions.


Mrs. Perucca

Behavior Flow Chart

In order to support children who struggle behaviorally, we have outlined a behavior response flow chart. Below you will see the process that we follow so that we can ensure that we are offering consistent interventions for those who need additional support with behavior in school. We see behavior as a form of communication, and we will continue to work with children to get to the root of the problem so that it can be appropriately addressed. We believe in offering restorative support in combination with consequences that fit so that children can operate within the boundaries of a school setting. Our goal is to maintain an environment that is conducive to learning so that every child has the opportunity to achieve success. This flowchart is simply a guide and can be adjusted if necessary.

Communication

While PBIS might be the quickest form of communication with your child's teacher, it is not something that I am connected to on a daily basis. If you need to get ahold of me, please either call the office at 586-723-5200 and they will connect you to me or my voicemail or email me at kdoyle@cvs.k12.mi.us. I check my email regularly and receive upwards of 50 messages a day, but I promise to get back to you.

Lego Robotics Club

We are still in search of a coach for our Robotics Club. If you are interested in leading a super-fun club, please reach out. We need you!

PTO Meeting Schedule

The next meeting is on December 15th in the cafeteria at 7:00 p.m. ALL parents are welcome to attend!

Treats

If your child is celebrating a birthday, or you are looking to donate to classroom parties, please send in store bought items that are sealed and come with an ingredient list. We have many students who have restrictions, and in order to be certain who can participate, it has to be documented. Unfortunately, homemade items will not be accepted for safety reasons.
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Lunch Procedures

This year, we are able to lift any Covid restrictions in the lunch room. Therefore, your child does not have an assigned seat. Their classes have assigned tables. We believe that it is important that your child is able to choose who to sit by and socialize with their friends.


We do have specific procedures that we are still working on implementing. Students must stay in their seats at all times and be at a voice level 2 or lower. This means that any form of yelling or screaming is not permitted. It can get very loud in the cafeteria, so we will continue to remind them to keep the noise levels down. There have been instances where we had to implement a level 0 (no talking) and a level 1(whispering) so that they understand the difference.


Additionally, we are working on making sure that those who go through the lunch line, get everything that they need in order to avoid going back. For safety purposes, we do not want them traveling back and forth from their seats. Therefore, soon, we will not permit it. Instead, we will have a traveling basket for those who need additional items. We have been working on this for an entire month. We also understand that the littler ones may need more practice with this, but ultimately, we would like everyone to stay seated for the entire 30 minutes.

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