Cardinal Connections Parent Copy

November 22, 2021

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Important Dates


  • Monday (22nd) and Tuesday (23rd) - School in session
  • November 24th - 26th - Thanksgiving Break - No School
  • November 29th - Students return from Thanksgiving Break

Elementary Basketball

The basketball league has returned following the covid break last year. Please use the following link to register. Camps, Clinics, & Leagues / Basketball - Chippewa Valley Schools (eleyo.com)

ESSER III Elementary Student Survey


The district has received ESSER funds to be distributed to all buildings in the district, and we would like our students to help decide where the money goes.


Would you please complete this survey with your student (recommend for grades 3 - 5) to give your opinion on how our district should spend this special funding? The survey will end on December 3, 2021.

What's Happening in Lego Robotics with Mrs. Walters?

This was our last week to meet for Lego Club for 5th grade. The students had a great couple of weeks working in collaborative groups, building Lego's, and having some fun. I am very proud of all the students that came to participate. We will now go through the application process to select our Lego Robotics team by next week.

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What's Happening in Science with Ms. Laichalk....

Meet the newest additions to the Clinton Valley Science class! While the fish have received MANY names each, official names are soon to come!
New Addition to Clinton Valley Science class - Thank you Ms. Laichalk!

What's Happening in Science with Ms. Laichalk....

Check out our science robots in action!!
Robots - part 1
Robots - part 2

Message from our Art Teacher, Mrs. Perucca....

Hello Families,


Coming home to you soon will be your child's custom catalog for the Square 1 Art fundraiser. Get a head start, and start ordering keepsakes and gifts featuring your child's art online NOW, if you like!


Simply search for your child's art using Art Search, and enter state, school name, and your student's name. Your student's art and code will appear, and you may order!


Order by: 12/2/2021


Upload additional art if you like, using Art Upload!


If you have questions for Square 1 Art, or need anything at all, contact customer care online or at 888.332.3294x1.


Thank you for supporting our school!


Olivia Perucca

Art Teacher/Square 1 Art fundraiser coordinator

Clinton Valley Elementary


square1art.com/shop

Building Subs Needed...

Non-certified subs must have 60 credit hours from a college/university to sub with a permit. They must go to EDUStaff.org and complete the application/hiring process (this includes fingerprinting) to work as a sub in our district. Once this is done, we can consider them for a building sub assignment.


If you are interested and you have these qualifications, please reach out to Ruth Wilson at the Admin. Building.

SACC Aides Needed....

The district has approved a $250 signing bonus to any aide who is hired for this year and works for at least 90 days.

Positivity Project Quotes

Gratitude Quotes



“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.” - MAYA ANGELOU


“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” - DALAI LAMA


“For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile.” - ELIE WIESEL


“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” -JOHN F. KENNEDY


“Always have an attitude for gratitude.” -Sterling K. Brown

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
  • 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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The Giving Tree

The Holiday season is upon us and we would like to do all that we can to help our families.
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November Lunch Menu

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December Lunch Menu

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Important Links