Culver Elementary JANUARY 2017

---------------From the Desk of Mrs. Proskey--------------

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Happy New Year!!!

I would like to wish all of our wonderful and supportive parents, families, and guardians a happy, healthy and blessed new year!!! As we wait anxiously for last year's ISTEP+ grade, already knowing what our individual students accomplished on this...AGAIN...newly piloted test... I want to assure you that all of our excellent teachers continue to differentiate their instructional strategies based upon the needs of every one of their students. They work very hard each and every day making sure they are using student data to create rigorous standards-based lessons. We want you to know that we do not believe that this test is a true representation of what your child is capable of. In saying this, your child WILL NEVER be defined by this standardized test that the state mandates we give, or the score that they receive. Your child is a little human that learns at their own pace, in their own way and has social, emotional, and academic needs that still have to be met while they are growing and learning here at Culver Elementary School. We promise that we will do our best, with your help, to facilitate your child's overall growth and well being, while they are here. Our goal is to guide them in becoming wonderful, caring and intelligent little citizens. Thank you so much for your understanding and overall support!! If you have any questions, please contact me. :)
~Mrs. Proskey
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DIBELS Testing

January 9th thru 20th
  • Kindergarten-Monday through Friday
  • First Grade-Monday through Friday
  • Second Grade-Monday through Friday
Link to the Culver Elementary School WebPage

By pressing this button, you can view the official Culver Elementary School Webpage, where you can view official documents (the breakfast & lunch menu) and links to the Middle School and High School.

Special Meetings/ Activities/ Dates

Jan. 3- Tuesday
12:30-1:30- 2nd Grade Ice Cream Party
2:00-3:00- 4th Grade Ice Cream Party

Jan. 4- Wednesday

8:30-9:30- 4th Grade NWEA LA

10:15-11:15- 6th Grade NWEA LA

2:00-3:00- 6th Grade Ice Cream Party

4:30- PTO Meeting

Jan. 5-Thursday

8:30-9:30- 4th Grade NWEA Math

10:15-11:15- 6th Grade NWEA Math
1:00 Box Top Drumming Party (Mrs. Bonine's Class won)

2:00-3:00- Kindergarten Ice Cream Party

Jan. 6-Friday

8:30-9:30- 4th Grade NWEA Reading

10:00- 6th grade Movie HS

1:00-2:00- 5th Grade Ice Cream Party

Jan. 9- Monday
8:30-9:30- 3th Grade NWEA LA
10:15-11:15- 5th Grade NWEA LA

2:00-3:00- 1st Grade Ice Cream Party

7:00- Board Meeting

Jan. 10- Tuesday
8:30-9:30- 3th Grade NWEA Math
10:15-11:15- 5th Grade NWEA Math

Jan. 11- Wednesday
8:30-9:30- 3th Grade NWEA Reading
10:15-11:15- 5th Grade NWEA Reading

Jan. 12-Thursday

10:15-11:15- 6th Grade NWEA Reading

Jan. 13- Friday

1:00- PTO Fundraiser Dance

Jan. 16- Monday
MLK Day No School (Possible Make-Up Day)

Jan. 19-Tuesday
6:00-7:30 Literacy Night with John Wolf (Parents and Children Welcome)

Jan. 23- Monday
7:00- Board Meeting

Jan. 24- Tuesday
1:00- 3rd Grade Box Top Drumming Party (Ms. Claxon's Class won)

6:00- 5th grade Girls Basketball game at Caston. Girls leave at 3:30 from CES.

Jan. 26- Thursday
6:00- Bad Weather Make Up Day for Literacy Night (if needed)

Jan. 27- Friday
PTO Fundraiser to the Lifeplex

This Month's Sport INFO/ Practices at CES

K-6th Grade Girls Basketball INFO:

5th and 6th grade girls basketball will be starting January 2nd. 5th and 6th grade girls who participate will need a physical on file with the school before practicing. If you played 5th or 6th grade volleyball, that physical will work for basketball. If you have any questions call Heather Overmyer at 574-952-1113.

K-4 Girls Basketball Coach: Andrea Berndt 574-842-3389

  • 3:30-5:30 5th & 6th Girls BBall (First Practice Jan. 2nd)
  • 3:00-4:15 K-2 Girls BBall (First Practice Jan. 3rd)
  • 4:15-5:15 3-4 Girls BBall (First Practice Jan. 3rd)
  • 5:20-7:00 5 & 6 Girls BBall
  • 3:30-5:30 5 & 6 Girls BBall
  • 3:00-4:15 K-2 Girls BBall
  • 4:15-5:15 3-4 Girls BBall
  • 5:20-7:00 5 & 6 Girls BBall
  • 2:50-4:50 5 & 6 Girls BBall
  • 9:00-9:45am K Girls BBall
  • 10:00-11:00 1-3 Girls BBall
  • 11:00-12:00 4 Girls BBall

Wrestling Schedule @ the High School

Culver Youth (K-6) Wrestling Club
Coach: Eddie Molebash
Call or Text 574-780-1632 or 574-242-2533
or email

Adv. Practice in Culver Wrestling Room
-Mon/Wed/Fri @ 6:15-7:15

Beginner's Practice in Culver Wrestling Room
-Tues & Thurs @ 6:15-7:15

Tournaments TBA
-Sundays- 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29

Weather Alerts and Notifications/ Notifying the Office when your Child is Sick

As the weather starts to really get chilly and students are beginning to catch the flu bug, there are a few things that we need you to remember:
  • Please make sure that your child leaves the house appropriately dressed for the weather. We still go outside for recess even when it is pretty chilly outside.
  • Do not drop your children off at the front door prior to 7:30. The doors do not get unlocked until the assistant gets there at 7:30.
  • If the weather looks like it may be too treacherous for school, please check WNDU, WSBT, or FOX22 for closings or school delays. WROI and WXVI will also be informed of closings and delays. You may also check Culver Elementary's Facebook Page. (go to the link on this page and "like" our page).
  • If your child is absent please call Karen Sndyer at 574-842-3389 or email her at
  • Also remember if your child has a fever, they have to be 24 hours fever free before they come back to school. You never know when that fever may spike back up!

Culver Boys and Girls Club

Director- Mrs. Jessye Gilley
Asst. Director- Mrs. Criston Zehner
Phone Number- 574-250-0103
Fee- $25.00 Per Year (After School) / Field Trips Extra / Daily Rate
Open- 3:00-7:00 after school / Summer (Other days as determined by Director)

Culver Communtity Schools Corporation Mission Statement

All stakeholders will prepare students to become contributing members of society and lifelong learners.

Culver Community Schools Corporation Vision Statement

All CCSC students will become respectful leaders encouraging social and moral excellence.

Culver Community Schools Corporation Belief Statements

  • We believe students, with support from community, family, and educators, will rise to the level of expectations.
  • We believe a well-rounded education at CCSC will foster emotional and intellectual development along with respectful, pro-active communication, in a positive, nurturing, learning environment.
  • We believe that every student at CCSC is a potential leader given proper mentoring.
  • We believe the definition of success is unique to every student.