Craddock's Weekly Update

For the Week of April 11, 2022

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Mark Your Calendar

  • Tuesday, 4/12 - Elementary PTO Meeting at 7:00 at Heinens Cafe
  • Friday, 4/15 - Monday, 4/18 - NO SCHOOL (Easter Break)
  • Monday, 5/09 - 2nd to 3rd Leighton Parent Orientation (more information to come)
  • Monday, 5/16 - K to 1st Craddock Parent Orientation at 6:30 (more information to come)
  • Friday, 5/20 - Field Day
  • Monday, 5/23 - Board of Education Meeting at 7:00 at AHS
  • Friday, 5/27 - Lunch on the Lawn for all 2nd graders! (more information to come)
  • Friday, 5/27 - Last Day of School for Students

UPDATE - We have received permission to run Lunch on the Lawn similarly to how it used to be prior to COVID! This is great news and will allow us to invite all 2nd grade families in on Friday, May 27th instead of breaking it up over multiple days. The teachers and I are planning diligently now and will have more details to share with you asap. Please keep a close eye on the newsletter!

A Note from our School Counselor, Mrs. Ambrosia!

I hope your student had fun enjoying the Empathy SEL Room in the newsletter last week! By definition, empathy is the power to understand perspectives other than your own; the ability to recognize and share the emotions of another person. Essentially it is, “walking a mile in someone else’s shoes.” Experts say empathy is an essential life skill that all youth should be taught to master, and that those youth who are more empathetic tend to perform better in school and have healthier relationships. Check out How to Build Empathy and Strengthen Your School Community — Making Caring Common for a few common points on why we teach empathy at school. As a parent, I found this article, Key Strategies to Teach Children Empathy (Sorted by Age), useful, too!

In the spirit of thinking of others and recognizing their needs, we’d like to thank The Preserve of Beljon Farms residents for taking the time to gather and arrange Easter baskets for Aurora families. From time to time, we have needs that arise that require support from our “village” here in Aurora, and we can’t thank them enough for their time, kindness and generosity. Special thanks to TW Bargains Outlet at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets® - A Shopping Center in Aurora, OH - A Simon Property for supplying what seemed like an endless amount of goodies for the baskets.

Mrs. Lindsey Ambrosia

Craddock Elementary

330.562.3175, ext. 1260

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Gather Information

Mr. Roberto's Latest ACSD Update

Please view the Superintendent’s video update to all Aurora City School District (ACSD) families for 4/3/22 at the link below.

Key points in the video include:

-Sharing of dates for state testing that starts this week.

-Emphasizes that our goal is to focus on learning, not testing.

-A reminder of this weekend’s AHS Musical Transcript Link

PDF Transcript Link

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

A Note from Our Nurse, Mrs. Courtad

If you have any medical and/or COVID-related questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me directly by phone at 330-954-2147.

You can also email me at

If you just wish to report an absence for your child, please call our attendance line 24/7 at 330-562-3175.

Take care and stay well!

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Car Rider information - IMPORTANT!

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.
  • Please pull all the way up when possible while dropping off or picking up.
  • 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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Important PTO Information

Spring Fundraiser Update

THANK YOU to all who ordered from our spring Foertmyer & Sons fundraiser!!! We were able to raise $5,976.00!

PICK UP for the flowers will be Sunday May 15th in the Leighton parking lot. Times will come closer to the date.

Princess and Pins Upcoming Event

If she have not already, your daughter will be bringing home a form for our upcoming bowling event for your daughters and their one special grownup.

This event will take place 4/29 at Roseland Bowling Alley. This is not replacing Princess Prom, but just an event we thought would be fun!

SAVE the DATE - Family Night at Ravenna's Midway Drive-In on May 21st!

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.

Join the PTO Board for 22-23

It's a wonderful way to volunteer in your child's school! Please consider joining the PTO board and helping to plan fun and meaningful events for our elementary schools!!! If you have any questions, or would like to talk to a current board member, see the emails below:

PTO President: Katie Stump
Craddock Vice President: Lindsey Twarogowski

Miller Vice President: Erin Toler

Leighton Vice President: Natasha Rodriguez-Olah

Treasurer: Ashley Keating

Secretary: Bridget Sable

Head Room Parent Communication

Click here and fill out the form if you'd like to receive communication from your child's head room parent.