Craddock's Weekly Update

For the Week of March 6, 2023

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Mrs. Menta's Message

Happy Saturday Evening!

I hope you enjoyed the sunny Saturday we had! I am keeping my fingers crossed Mother Nature will come through for tomorrow as well!

We had another wonderful week at Craddock, which included continued learning and growing, Read Across America day and our trimester 2 PBIS Rally! We had so much fun! Congratulations to all of our Role Models and All-Stars. Both staff and students were announced and celebrated Friday! Check out some of the pictures below!

In addition to celebrating at the rally, the students learned how they can individually earn gold Inchy coins. The coins have been distributed to staff and they will be looking for students who earn poms consistently, do something absolutely spectacular and/or students who have made growth over time in any area. We have no doubt the books in our vending machine won't be there for long! The kids were so excited!

The 1st and 2nd grade students at Craddock have successfully filled our school-wide pom pom bucket for the SIXTH time and the votes are in for how they want to celebrate - A WEEK LONG HAT DAY! Please know that they are permitted to wear hats to school this entire week, Tuesday, 3/7 through Friday, 3/10! I can't wait to see what they come in with!

We are excited to see many of you at spring conferences this coming week. Please know they are not required for all students. Either the teacher and/or the parents may request one. Teachers are finalizing schedules now and are working hard to prepare to meet with you. We look forward to sharing lots of great information.

In addition, the second trimester is officially over and that means our Gather student portal will go live this Friday, 3/10. We will be sending a set of directions home with the kids to help provide access guidance if you desire it. Don't hesitate to reach out to us at Craddock with any questions at all.

Enjoy the weekend ahead and always feel free to reach out with any questions, concerns and/or feedback. Please be reminded students do not report on Monday, 3/6/23. We will see them all Tuesday!

Thank you for your continued support of all we do at Craddock. We are incredibly lucky to partner with you!

Take care,

Kim Menta

330-562-3175 - office

216-849-2552 - cell (call or text)

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!

Click Here for Craddock's Lunch Menu

It is recommended you check this link often when making decisions about whether your child is buying lunch or not. The menu has been changing more often than we anticipated. Thank you!

Mark Your Calendar

Monday, 3/06 - No School (PD Day for Staff)

Tuesday, 3/7 - Thursday, 3/09 - Gifted Testing for 2nd Grade (NGAT)

Tuesday, 3/7 - Friday, 3/10 - Hat Day All 4 Days for Students

Tuesday, 3/07 - Spring Conferences Night #1

Thursday, 3/09 - Spring Conferences Night #2

Friday, 3/10 - Trimester 2 Gather Reports Go Live for Parents

Tuesday, 3/14 - 1st Grade Donut Day from 7:45 - 8:25 in the Cafeteria/Gym

Wednesday, 3/15 - 2nd Grade Donut Day from 7:45 - 8:25 in the Cafeteria/Gym

Saturday, 3/25 - Sunday, 4/02 - Aurora Spring Break

Wednesday, 4/05 - Elementary PTO Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, 4/07 - No School (Good Friday)

Monday, 4/10 - No School (Easter Monday)

Week of April 24th - Principal Pals :)

Wednesday, 5/03 - 2nd Grade Performance at AHS Auditorium

Monday, 5/15 - K to 1st Grade Parent Orientation at 6:00 at Craddock

Friday, 5/19 - Field Day for Craddock

Thursday, 5/25 - Lunch on the Lawn for 2nd Grade

Thursday, 5/25 - Last Day of School - HAPPY SUMMER!

Donut Days are Coming March 14th and 15th!

AEPTO and the Elementary Principals are bringing back a parent and student favorite, Donut Days! We are inviting ONE parent or special adult to come in and have a donut with their student before school.

FIRST GRADE WILL BE 3/14 7:45-8:25

SECOND GRADE WILL BE 3/15 7:45-8:25

Parents AND students will be dismissed from the gym. Parents need to be out of the parking lots by 8:40 to allow for safe arrival of the busses. You will not be allowed to walk your child to their classroom.

We will be serving donuts from Mad Batter's in Bainbridge and will be providing fruit and drinks. We will be offering nut free options for those with allergies.


Please RSVP at the link below! You can also sign up to volunteer to help if you wish!

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AEPTO Spring Flower Sale

It's that time of year, AEPTO's Spring Flower Sale!!!

Next week your student will come home with a catalog and parent letter with instructions on how to set up your students shopping link.

Key Dates:

Sale Runs: 2/28 - 3/14

Flower Delivery Date: May 7th (Before Mother's Day!!!)

Any questions, please reach out to Katie Stump at or Anna Kandra at

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Craddock's Nurse, Mrs. Courtad

Hello Craddock families! I have a district cell phone I am using now that will allow me to have much more convenient access to you! Please know you may receive a text from me for minor clinic visits. Any serious issues I will address with a phone call. You are welcome to store the number and can also send me a message during school hours with any questions or concerns for your child. Feel free to email as well! My school cell number is 330-285-3714. Take care and stay healthy!

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Important PTO Information

Click Here to Join Aurora's PTO

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