Cardinal Connections Parent Copy

March 28, 2022

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Important Dates


  • April 1 - Students and Teachers attend AM only
  • April 4 - 10 - Spring Break - No School
  • April 11 - School Resumes
  • April 12 - PTO Meeting @ 7:00
  • April 15 - Good Friday - No School
  • April 29 - Cardinal Crawl Fundraiser Field Trip
  • May 2 - Progress Reports Sent Home
  • May 10 - No School for Students
  • May 17 - 5th Grade Orientation at Algonquin
  • May 20 - Greenfield Village Field Trip for 4th & 5th Grade
  • May 24 - Kindergarten Kickoff
  • May 30 - Memorial Day Break - No School
  • June 3 - Spring Fine Arts Night
  • June 13 - Kindergarten Ceremony
  • June 13 - 5th Grade Ceremony
  • June 14 - ECSE Ceremony
  • June 14 - Students attend AM only
  • June 15 - Last day of school - Students attend AM only
Greetings, CVE Families!


I hope all is well with you and your families. Back in November, an accident took place on Mulberry St. where a student was hit by a car. We have asked that no one drop their student off by parking across the street from the school. Since this accident, I have asked my staff to park in the back to give families space to park in the lot while dropping off. We are still seeing parents parking on the other side and walking students over or letting the students out to cross over on their own. Please use the parking lot to drop your student off and reframe from parking across from the school. While I understand that the accident didn't happen while that parent was dropping off the students for school, we want to be proactive in avoiding any danger that could occur in the future. Please use the parking lot. There are plenty of spaces available.


I also asked that you not pull up between the buses or the signs out front indicating "Bus Only." I understand that many of you are rushing to get to work, but we want to avoid any accidents. We want to ensure the safety of our students, and this is the only way to do so.


I appreciate your understanding!


~ Mrs. Wright

Chippewa Valley Literacy Night

The district has provided a multitude of principals reading books for our kids to celebrate March's Reading Month. Please click on the image below and you will get access to the S'more.

6th Grade Middle School Orientation

As our fifth graders begin their last trimester in elementary school, it is time to introduce them to Middle School. 😁 Please find below information regarding our 2021-2022 6th Grade Middle School Orientation Schedule. This year's orientation will be in-person, and students will ride a bus or walk with their teachers to their designated Middle School.


This year's orientation date is Tuesday, May 17th. Teachers will be providing more information soon. They will be sending home permission slips, and parent letters.

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What's Happening in 5th Grade with Ms. Ford...

For St. Patrick's Day 5th grade did a science experiment to see which color or how many drops of food coloring would change the white carnation the fastest. The picture with the shamrocks are their predictions. The students also did St. Patrick's Day STEM activities. One station was to build a bridge using gold coins that was 3 cm high. Another station students had to build a catapult using only a plastic spoon, straws, popsicle sticks, tape and a plastic cup. The final station students had to build a rainbow using Froot Loops, pipe cleaners and play dough. The students had a great time!

What's Happening in 1st Grade with Mrs. Strohm....

Enjoying the nice weather and reading outside! 😊

Kindergarten and New Student Enrollment

From Mr. Sunje....

Hi CV Staff,


Our amazing kids donated $2,775.65 and our goal was $1500.

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M-STEP Testing Dates for 3rd through 5th Grade

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PTO Meeting

PTO Meeting

Tuesday April 12th at 7pm

CVE Cafeteria

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March is Reading Month - In School Activities Calendar

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March is Reading Month - At Home Activities

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Positivity Project

Humor Quotes


“Humor is laughing at what you haven’t got when you ought to have it.” -LANGSTON HUGHES


“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills.” -AUDREY HEPBURN


“Humor is one of the best ingredients of survival." -AUNG SAN SUU KYI


“Comedy can be a cathartic way to deal with personal trauma.” -ROBIN WILLIAMS


“Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing.” -MARK TWAIN

Elementary Assessment Schedule

NWEA - Fall Testing


  • Testing Window - September 13 to October 1
  • 3rd - 5th Grade
  • Reading and Math (There is no particular order to test)


NWEA - Winter Testing


  • Testing Window - December 1 to December 22
  • 1st Grade
  • 3rd - 5th Grade
  • Reading and Math (There is no particular order to test)


NWEA - Spring Testing


  • Testing Window - March 1 to March 25
  • 3rd - 5th Grade
  • Reading and Math (There is no particular order to test)


FastBridge - Fall Diagnostic Benchmark Window


  • Testing Window - September 13 to October 1
  • K - 2nd Grade
  • Reading and Math (FastBridge Math in 2nd Grade ONLY)


FastBridge - Mid-Year Diagnostic Benchmark Window


  • Testing Window - January 4 to January 25
  • K - 2nd Grade
  • Reading and Math (FastBridge Math in 2nd Grade ONLY)


FastBridge - Spring Diagnostic Benchmark Window


  • Testing Window - May 1 to May 25
  • K - 2nd Grade
  • Reading and Math (FastBridge Math in 2nd Grade ONLY)


Progress Monitor (Tier 2 bi-weekly, Tier 3 weekly)

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Important Links