Craddock's Weekly Update

For the Week of October 3, 2022

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Mrs. Menta's Message

Happy weekend Craddock Families!

Friday, 9/30 = BEST.DAY.EVER!

With enormous help from our PTO Board, parent volunteers and the Craddock staff, we held the first annual "Cruisin' Craddock" event! Everyone participated on this absolutely beautiful day by either walking or running around our track as many times as they could in approximately twenty minutes. We all had so much fun and worked on our physical health as we cruised around!

Craddock sends a huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated to this special fundraiser. You raised approximately $8,000.00 and 100% of that will go directly to the kids at Craddock! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I cannot say enough about how wonderful this was, but I can promise you it is just the beginning of many wonderful years of "Cruisin' Craddock!" I hope the pictures and video below give you some insight into how truly amazing this was for all of us!

Feeling extra grateful today to be working in such an amazing place that does tremendous things for kids! Have a fantastic weekend! Go Buckeyes and Go Browns!

Kim Menta


330-562-3175 (office)

216-849-2552 (cell) Feel free to call or text this number.

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Cruisin' Craddock 22-23
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Craddock's Nurse, Mrs. Courtad

Mrs. Courtad will be starting vision and hearing screenings on all of our 1st grade students in the month of October. If you have any questions about the screenings or if you would prefer your child is not screened, please contact her directly using the information below.

Mrs. Courtad plays a HUGE part in ensuring all of our students and staff are safe and well taken care of while at Craddock each day. If you ever have any questions or comments for her, please don't hesitate to call her directly at 330-954-2147 or send her an email at

Car Rider Protocol - IMPORTANT!

Many thanks for your patience as we get things up and running. It will take us a few weeks to run at optimal speed. We will work daily to fix, modify and adapt things to be as efficient as possible. Your patience is greatly appreciated by all our staff.

Students can be dropped off at 8:40 a.m. at the earliest! Please do not allow them to exit your car until that time, as there is no staff to monitor them. Pick up will begin promptly at 3:10 each day. If everyone knows the system and cooperates, we will have all students in cars in 15-20 minutes.

Here are some things I need all car rider families to do, which will help immensely.

  • Please do not use Willard to line up for drop off or pick up. We are working with the police to get it blocked off, but in the meantime, please avoid it. Enter Hurd Road off of New Hudson and begin lining up there. Please see the map below for guidance.
  • Parents are not permitted to get out of their car when dropping off or picking up their child(ren). It is one of the main reasons the flow of traffic slows down. If you need to do that, you must pull into a marked parking spot. Again, we ask you don't do it at all. We have plenty of staff available to help your child in or out safely.
  • All students must exit their car on the passenger side of the vehicle. We understand this can be tricky with child locks and car seats, but it is in the best interest of all our car riders to have it be this way. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
  • We are not permitting people to turn left into the school from Hurd Road. You will be asked to continue down Hurd, turn around and join the end of the line.
  • We ask that you please respect the guidelines we have set up and follow them consistently. Everyone involved in the car rider process, staff and parents, thank you!
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Craddock Transportation Request 22-23

If at any time, you wish to change your child's mode of transportation for one or more days, you must fill out the Google form attached. We are no longer able to accept notes, phone calls and/or emails to do this, outside of emergencies. Thank you!

An Update from Our Superintendent, Mr. Roberto

Click the button below to view the latest Aurora City Schools update from Mr. Roberto.

Important Links

Transcript Link

PDF Transcript Link

Aurora City School District Report Card from ODE

Thanks for taking the time to review this message. Take care and GO GREENMEN!

A Message from Our School Counselor, Mrs. Ambrosia!

Hello Families!

Please click the link below to learn more about the Clothing Crusade, a local organization who can help support families.

Mrs. Lindsey Ambrosia

School Counselor

Miller Elementary

330.562.6199, ext. 5414

Craddock Elementary

330.562.3174, ext. 1260

The Giving Pump

Fuel up and help support our Elementary schools! Please help support "The Giving Pump." Now through Oct. 31st, TrueNorth (Shell gas station at 43 and 82) will be donating a portion of sales from pumps #5 and #6 to the Aurora Elementary PTO!
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Mark Your Calendar

Tuesday, 10/04 - Moebius Field Trip for Schaefer and Armbrecht

Wednesday, 10/05 - Moebius Field Trip for Goff and Acevedo

Friday, 10/07 - Moebius Field Trip for Doherty and McArthur

Tuesday, 10/11 - Moebius Field Trip for Janko

Wednesday, 10/12 - Moebius Field Trip for Heffernan and Williams

Thursday, 10/13 - Picture Retake Day

Monday, 10/31 - Fall Festival Parade and Party

Tuesday, 11/08 - Fall Conferences - Night One

Thursday, 11/10 - Fall Conferences - Night Two

Friday, 11/11 - Veteran's Day Assembly

Friday, 11/18 - End of First Trimester

Help to Support WomenSafe

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Important PTO Information

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Want to Help During the 22-23 School Year?

Click the button to find out how! You can also email with any questions.

Click Here to Join Aurora's PTO

If you'd like to join PTO, please click the link and fill out the form.