Circle Towanda Elementary

Parent Newsletter ~ February 2022

Mrs. Dawn Dodd, Principal ~

Towanda Primary ~ Early Childhood - 2nd grade


Towanda Intermediate ~ 3rd - 6th grade


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2/2 ~ 100th Day of School!!

2/7 ~ PTO/Site Council Meeting @4:15pm - CTP Library

2/11 ~ NO SCHOOL - Staff Development

2/14 ~ USD 375 Board Meeting @6:00 pm

2/14 ~ Elementary Classroom Valentines Parties @2:30pm

2/21 ~ NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day

2/25 ~ End of the 3rd Nine Weeks

2/28 ~ NO SCHOOL - Staff Development

Library News

Teachers in grades K-6 have been busy selecting beautiful works of student art and bringing them to me to prepare and deliver to the Coutts Museum of Art in El Dorado for the annual Butler County Student Art Exhibit. The exhibit will run from Feb.12-Mar. 24. If your child is one of the students whose artwork has been selected, you will receive an invitation to the show with more details sometime next week. Here is the list of Towanda students whose artwork will be on display:

Kindergarten: Trey Buchanan

Penelope Krahn

Talon Johnson

Brenlee Turner

Rhett Volavka

1st Grade: Elizabeth Fellows

ALecya Morrow

Nathan Sage

Remington Smith

2nd Grade: Skylar Bennefeld

Adelyn Marley

Charles Storm

Camryn Swilley

3rd Grade: Aubrey Aitchison

Riley Hocker

Cole Medlin

Max Nelson

Tucker Vogts

Haeleigh Winters

4th Grade: Jamie Grace

Duke Jacobson

Jossalyn Moore

Lily Stephens

Colten Weaver

5th Grade: Kyra Geiger

Teddy Martin

Kyah Miller

Lily Oliver

Peyton Reed

6th Grade: Paradyse DeLoach

Lyla Richards

Spencer Simpson

Abree Smith

Kylie Ward

Counselor's Corner from Mr. LaMunyon

January Student of the Month - Patience

Lee Nelson, Cecelia Wolke, Eden Morrison, Rhett Mattke, Kellyn Lechien, Jeffrey Sandoval, Jareth Moser, Annabelle O'Connor, Aria Sandoval, Emma Glock, Sylvir Bills, Jase Volavka, Star Bills, Nikolai Moreno, Cole Medlin, Avery Felton, Max Nelson, Charlee McAdoo, Kira Wennersten, Theo Frack, Dani Aitchison, Connor Gandee, Ella Smith, Jett Stackdale, Kyson West, Kylie Ward, Cambria Langstaff, Bella Farner

Title 1 School Information

Did you know that Circle Towanda Elementary is a Title 1 School? This simply means we qualify for federal assistance that will pay for a Title 1 Teacher and Title 1 Para-professionals to work with children in small groups or even one-on-one. Your child may have the opportunity to receive services from a Title 1 teacher or Title 1 Paraprofessional during the day. The following list details ways that we may work with your child:

*Reading groups based upon students' individual needs

*Small group tutoring in math for skills covered in the classroom

*One-on-one pull out for intensive intervention in reading or math

*Services for kindergarten students needing support in letter and number recognition

*Reading group support as needed

As a Title 1 School, you have certain rights as a parent. Did you know that you may request the Title 1 teacher's credentials at any time? You may also request information regarding your child's performance on the state assessments. These results are usually available during the fall semester of the following school year.

As a Title 1 School, we need all parents to be aware there may come a time when we will work with your child during the school day. If you have any questions about this information, please contact Mrs. Dodd, Mrs. Gandee or Mrs. Mosier at 316-536-2728 or 316-536-2281. Thank You!


  • PTO Meeting 2/7 @ 4:15 Primary Library

  • Smencil Sales! February 14th -18th, we will be selling Smencils at both schools! Each smelly pencil is just $1. A reminder will be sent home the week before. Bring your money early in the week, because once they are gone, they’re gone! Primary sales will be open from 3:00-3:20, and Intermediate sales will be open as students arrive in the gym and also from 3:00-3:20. Thank you in advance for the Student Council helping with sales!

  • SHOUT OUT TO OUR AWESOME PARENTS! Thank you SO much for the awesome parents that surprised our teachers and staff with lunch and Panera bagels! We are so appreciative for your thoughtfulness and support!

  • Amazon Teacher Wish Lists: Want to help provide things for the classrooms but don’t know what teachers need? We have set up a wish list for each of our teachers to fill out as they have needs through Amazon. If you are interested, please see our PTO Facebook page.

  • BOXTOPS!! Since the Boxtop company has switched from clipping BoxTops to scanning your receipt through their app, we have seen a drastic decrease in participation. PLEASE consider downloading the APP and taking the time to scan your receipt when you shop! It’s super simple and helps our schools a lot!

Thank you for all your support! It really does MAKE A DIFFERENCE!