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!
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.
Come Work with Us!
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)
Info From Mrs. Laichalk in Stem Science
PTO Meeting Schedule
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.