Cherry Drive Weekly Update
November 9, 2023
Dear Cherry Drive Families,
Thanks for a great week and enjoy your long weekend!
Important Upcoming Dates:
- Friday, November 10: No School, Veteran's Day Holiday recognized
- Monday, November 13: Chipotle Dine for Dollars Fundraiser and last day to donate food for the Thanksgiving baskets
- Thursday, November 16: Thanksgiving Lunch with Families - see details below
- Week of November 20: Thanksgiving Break, No School
- Liz Jordan, Principal & Ryanne Kleingarn, Assistant Principal
Fall Fundraiser Totals
Amazing Author Visit this week!
This week 2nd and 3rd grade students were visited by author Nina LaCour and heard all about her new book The Apartment House on Poppy Hill. We have signed copies available for anyone to purchase in the library for only $12! We accept cash or check (Made out to Cherry Drive Elementary) for the books...come see Mrs. Gilbert in the library. So glad we can offer these opportunities to students.
Here is a little blurb about the book:
Welcome to 1106 Wildflower Place: It is no ordinary apartment house, but you, reader, are no ordinary visitor. So, please, come in!
Two new tenants have just arrived, and nine-year-old Ella is determined to help them settle in. Who better to teach them about the glitchy lights and the nighttime noises? After all, Ella knows all the neighbors. Well, almost all. No one has met the mysterious Robinsons who live on the top floor. Will a special neighborly celebration change all that? This bighearted chapter book by bestselling author Nina LaCour, highlighted by lively illustrations throughout, celebrates community, friendship, family, and home. It is a place of walking dogs that aren't yours, keeping surprises secret, and making everyone feel welcome.
How Sick Is Too Sick to Come to School?
When Children and Staff Should Stay Home from School or Child Care
During Colorado’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, children and staff who have been exposed to a positive case or who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 listed in this attachment, must follow the Guidance for Cases and Outbreaks in Child Care and Schools. Testing for COVID-19 is strongly recommended for anyone with symptoms or a known exposure. When the guidance for COVID-19 instructs children and staff to follow their regular return to school illness policy, this guidance may be used to determine when children and staff may return to school or child care.
Thanksgiving Food Baskets
PreK - canned cranberry sauce
Kinder - canned cream of mushroom soup
1st - canned green beans
2nd - canned pumpkin
3rd - box of stuffing
4th - bottle of oil OR canned evaporated milk
5th - boxed mashed potatoes OR gravy packet
Please send all non perishable items/gift cards no later than Monday, November 13th. Items can come to school with your child or can be dropped off in the main office. We will also accept turkeys on the 13th...During November, when you spend $100 at Safeway you get a free turkey! Thank you in advance for your generosity and for helping out our community!
Join us for Thanksgiving Lunch
We are excited to invite families in to join your child for a special Thanskgiving lunch on November 16th. Lunch is free for students and $5 for adults/visitors. Cash and check only. We ask that you limit to one adult per student. Please arrive a few minutes early so you have time to check in with the office. We hope to see many of you there!
Kinder - 10:35-10:55
1st - 10:55-11:15
5th - 11:20-11:40
4th - 12:05-12:25
2nd - 12:25-12:45
If you need items from our resource closet, please fill out this form to shop or if you prefer to shop in-person, please contact Molly Fryer, our Social Emotional Learning Specialist at 720-972-5303.
Parents Active With School is our new Parent Group that meets about once a month. Please consider coming to one of our meetings to learn about all the ways you can support our school! Like the PAWS Parent Facebook Page today.
Cherry Drive Elementary
Vision: The Cherry Drive family will provide a consistent, positive, caring and highly engaging optimal learning environment. To accomplish this we will foster supportive collaboration and hold everyone accountable to consistent high expectations. As a community of diverse learners, we will value and take pride in one another by celebrating growth and success. Together, through this hard work and dedication, we will be productive 21st century citizens and lifelong learners.