Cardinal Connections

November 2, 2020

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No School

There will be no school for students on the following days:

  • Monday, November 2nd
  • Tuesday, November 3rd

CVS Board of Education Meeting - Monday, November 2, 2020 - 6:30 pm

Hybrid Learning Schedule

Halloween Celebrations at CVE 10/30/20

Mrs Strohm's 1st Grade Class

Ms. Rees & Ms. Metcalfe 2nd/3rd Grade Class

Mrs. Kowalski's 3rd Grade Class

Mrs. Phillips' 4th Grade Class

CVE MTSS Process - From CVE Para-Educators


This week at Clinton Valley, we will start our online support for MTSS. What is MTSS? MTSS is a Multi-Tiered System of Support framework that helps educators provide academic support.

Students in all grades will have on-line support on the days students are at home during hybrid learning.

Each grade level will have a designated time for ELA and Math. Students are to use Schoology accounts that each teacher provides for their classroom. Students will be grouped by Para-educators and by grade level time slots.

Mrs. Wright and the Para-educators have worked hard to ensure that learning with support can continue at home.

** This is essential to help support your child’s education.

Each student will be given material to support them with their MTSS group. Students will take home their materials and join the para-educators on their designated home school group day and time. Students are to not work on the packet independently. They are to join their MTSS Group on-line for instruction and support learning.

We hope that you take advantage of this opportunity for your students. During this time in education, we want you to know that we care about your students, and we want to provide Best Practices to help them grow academically.

We will look forward to seeing your students in their MTSS group and time slots.

Thank you for your support in ensuring that your child will attend their MTSS learning group.

Your CVE team of Para-Educators,

Mrs. Walters( Webster)

Ms. Sugameli

Mrs. Cameron

PTO Meeting on Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 7:00 - 9:00pm

PTO Meeting - Using Go-To Meeting

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What's Happening Down in ECSE with Mrs. Michlewski??

What's Happening Down in Kindergarten with Mrs. Susalla & Mrs. Tech

Reading: I think determining the meaning of unknown words in text, sight word “we” and building fluency by pausing at punctuation marks.

Grammar: Verbs in the present tense (acting out)

Writing: informational sight word sentences (We see a ——.)

Math: Reading counting stories to add one more to determine what comes next. Students will act out what happens when we add one more.

Science: finishing our unit on force and motion and putting our forces into action during recess. Determining how we move throughout the playground and pushing or pulling to play on different structures.

Mrs. Tech's Class

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Mrs. Susalla's Class

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

Today our first graders adopted reading puppies. They will read to them at home every night for 10 minutes. While the puppies are in school, they will get to learn and be read to all day!

What's Happening down in 1st Grade with Ms. Avila??

Today in first grade, we adopted reading puppy pals! Each child adopted a dog and took a pledge to read to their pal for 10 minutes a day! The dogs stay in little Ziploc “homes” when they are at school and go home on the weekends! Here are a few pictures to make you smile!

What's Happening Down in 2nd Grade with Mrs. Chimenti??

~First Unit test in math (study guide went home!)

~Discussing the election and writing about if they were president...

~Nonfiction reading traits

~Beginning turkey activities for the month

What's Happening Down in 2nd & 3rd Grade with Ms. Rees, Ms. Metcalfe, and Mrs. Kowalski

Third grade is continuing to work on text and graphic features during language arts. We will be starting a unit on forming our reasons for opinion writing. In math, we are working on building the foundational skills of multiplication using repeated addition and grouping. During social studies, we are starting to look at our great state of Michigan!

What's Happening Down in 4th Grade with Mrs. Phillips

In ELA we will be traveling to a different country that we learned about (in our minds of course!) and create a writing piece about this country and describe how books are delivered there since they do not have access to libraries.

In Math, we will be taking our first quiz on Schoology.

In Science, we will use what we learned during our sandpaper experiment this week to learn more about weathering and erosion. (Pictures from the experiment posted below)

What's Happening Down in 4th & 5th Grade with Mrs. Stark, Mrs. Roddy and Mrs. Laichalk

  • 4th Grade Science: Weathering and Erosion

  • 4th Grade Math: Math Quiz

  • 5th Grade Math: Starting Division and practicing multiplication facts by earning levels to create ice cream sundaes.

  • 5th grade ELA: Taking their first ELA test on lesson 3

  • 5th Grade Social Studies: Social Studies test.

  • 5th Grade Math: Starting division.

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What's Happening Down in Art with Ms. Apolzan?

Their artwork will be Thanksgiving/Fall themed. Students will be creating Value Trees using Tints and Shades.

Other students will be painting abstract trees

What's Happening Down in Gym with Ms. Seymour

  • Warm-up videos
  • Play hockey
  • Play kickball
  • Hot potato
  • Relay races

Service Squad Sponsors - Mrs. Walters and Mrs. Rice

Hello Parents,

This is just a reminder that we have a Recycling program here at Clinton Valley.

The Recycling Container is located near the gym parking lot.

Please no cardboard and no plastic bags.

Thank you for always supporting CVE!

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PTO Donations - Thank you to our wonderful PTO for caring enough about the needs of the students

PTO purchased items for the students' Halloween bags:

  • 360 Halloween Goodie Bags and Orange Kraft Bags
  • Assorted Jolly Rancher Candies
  • Assorted Twizzler Candies
  • Mini Charm Pops
  • Halloween Stickers
  • Obtained a donation from DiBella's Subs for a Free Kids Meal, which includes- A 5-inch sub, chocolate chip cookies, a juice box, and applesauce. (Didn't receive in enough time to get these in the students' Halloween bags. Will deliver them to teachers to pass out to the students.)

PTO also purchased 30 cases of water for our students. You received the first of a few deliveries on Friday.

Message from Monica Weaver - Sent to Parents

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It's That Easy - Virtual Meeting for Parents

Sign up for “It’s that easy” to talk to your children. Register by November 17, 2020.

Parents count on their school to provide important information about puberty and relationships through our health curriculum. Times are different right now and some of these important lessons may be shortened or even postponed due to COVID-19.

Chippewa Valley Schools invites you to a community conversation on talking to your child about sexual health and development. You can start these conversations as soon as you are ready and we are here to help you!!

Presented by:

Stephanie Lange, LMSW, Reproductive Health Supervisor for Chippewa Valley Schools

Lifetouch Coming Soon!

Lifetouch + Shutterfly Fall 2020 Photography

Picture Day Safety - What it will look like this year

Picture Day Safety | Lifetouch

Positivity Project Quotes

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SACC - Information

Hello SACC parents!

Please note that registration for the CVE SACC program is now available online. The registration fee is $20 per child and the hourly rate is now $5 per hour. Please be as specific as possible with your students SACC schedule as we will be closely monitoring ratios at this time.

There may be need for a waitlist if a section is full. Parents will be entering the building only to sign in their students at the SACC doors and student temperatures will be taken at that time. MASKS ARE REQUIRED for entry.

As always, if you have an outstanding balance from last school year, that must be paid in full in order to gain access to the program.

The SACC program will begin at CVE Monday 10/26/20. Please contact Becky Koch at with any questions or concerns.

Registration Link

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Registration Help Sheet

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CVS Back-to-School Updates for Families

Link includes access to recordings of Board Meetings

CVS Return to School Guidelines

These guidelines were developed with the guidance of the Macomb County Health Department. Our plan is based on these parameters.