Cardinal Connection Parent Copy

October 22, 2022

Welcome to Week 8!

Greetings CVE families!

Last week was definitely a good one! It was so nice to see so many of you taking advantage of the opportunity to connect with your child's teacher. It has been a long time since we could come together in-person in any capacity. I hope you were able to gain insight into what your child is doing each day and how they are acclimating to their current grade level. If you were not able to attend, please be sure to take a look at your child's progress report and benchmark testing scores. If they are in kindergarten through 3rd grade and in need of reading intervention, you would have received a document explaining the individual reading improvement plan. This document must be signed by both you and your child. This is part of the "read by third grade" law. If you have any questions, please let me know. Again, thank you for coming in and meeting with the teachers. They were happy to see so many of you and worked so hard to be ready for you.

I hope you had the chance to enjoy the weather this weekend! I know I did!

Happy Fall!

Kristin Doyle


Friday Spirit Wear Michigan Vs. Michigan State!

There is a big game this weekend! If you are into it, like many of us are, feel free to dress your child in gear that supports their team!
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Cardinal Crawl

I know everyone is so excited for the Cardinal Crawl prizes and announcments. We had to wait until the very last day of the fundraiser to calculate the number of prizes that are being awarded.

On Friday, during our Positivity Project Assembly, the winners of the Limo ride will be announced.

We have also nailed down the dates for the following events:

October 28th: Winners of limo ride and Target Gift cards revealed

November 18th: Taco lunch (this will be in addition to normal lunch)

December 16th at 2 pm: Movie and Popcorn

May (TBD): Limo ride to lunch and the moves

Goodie bags with treats will be passed out soon. Wristbands for those who earned them, will be inside of the bags. T-shirts have been ordered and will arrive as soon as they are ready for shipment.

Thank you so much for your efforts! It is much appreciated, and the proceeds will go directly towards your child's education.


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 I check my email regularly and receive upwards of 50 messages a day, but I promise to get back to you.

Come Work with Us!

Are you interested in impacting the lives of children? Do you have a passion for kids? Do you want a job where your schedule matches your child's calendar year? If so, consider checking out our open reading paraeducator job. We have a wonderful instructional coach that will train you and walk you through our streamlined curriculum. She is an amazing support. If you are interested, check out the posting below!

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!


We are excited to be able to celebrate Halloween through a fun tradition that Chippewa Valley Schools has held onto. We will be having a Halloween parade at 9:30 a.m. on October 31st.

Around this time, parents and students are also making decisions about a Halloween costume. Remember, costumes should be of a non-violent, friendly theme. Please no Scream masks, knives, weapons, blood, heavy make-up, etc. A great deal of effort is put forth at Clinton Valley and at home to teach children to deal with problems in a non-violent way and to always remember our message to be respectful, responsible, safe and kind. We do not want to see the students dressed as perpetrators or victims of violence. Please help your child plan a costume appropriate for our school. Students should wear their costumes to school as we will be parading first thing in the morning. For younger students, please remember that they will need to be able to sit in their costume and use the bathroom without assistance. If your child is participating in costume, please send them to school with it on. If there are parts of the costume that are too difficult for your child to manage in, please leave that at home. Additionally, please keep any items that are weaponlike or inappropriate for school at home.

If weather permits, the parade will be outside. Students will walk the perimeter of the building. Parents are invited to stand outside and watch your child pass by in costume. If it rains, we will move the parade inside. If the parade is indoors, parents will be able to watch from the gym. Safety is our top priority, and because of this we will only allow parents to enter through door ten, near the gym. There will be staff there to sign you in. From there, you are able to watch from the perimeter of the gym. When the parade is over, you will exit out of the same doors. If you need to return into the building for any other reason, you will be asked to go to the front office to sign back in. This way, we always know who is inside so that we can keep everyone safe and accounted for.

After the parade, classrooms are celebrating Halloween in various ways. If they are having a party, only those on the volunteer list who have passed a background check will be permitted. This is preplanned and arranged by teachers prior to the event.

Remember, Halloween is a half-day. Students are dismissed at 11:55

We LOVE having you here with us, so do not hesitate to come watch! We must follow safety protocols, so please be patient.

PEN Workshop (K-2 families)

Below is the flyer that was sent home regarding our upcoming PEN Night for kindergarten, first and second grade families! This is a wonderful opportunity for families to come in and play educational games together. There will be food, fun, and raffles! We hope to see you there! Our 3-5 PEN night will take place on November 30th...
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Info From Mrs. Laichalk in Stem Science

Science Olympiad season is almost here! Third, Fourth, and Fifth grade students received a flyer for the team interest meeting. This is an informational meeting for students and families to learn more about the program. It will be held on Wednesday, November 2nd at 6:30 P.M. in the cafeteria. If you and your student are interested in learning more, please return the bottom of the flyer to Ms. Laichalk by Friday, October 28th. Extra copies of the flyer can be printed from the “Science Olympiad” tab on Ms. Laichalk’s website.

PTO Meeting Schedule

PTO meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.


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 sure participation, 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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