Cardinal Connection Parent Copy
November 14th, 2022
Welcome to Week 12
Greetings Clinton Valley Families,
This week is a busy week for us! We have our literacy auditors back in the building on Monday and Tuesday. They are fantastic people and have helped us streamline our intervention practices. Literacy is an ever-evolving concept and as our children change, we must work hard to change with them. They are here to help ensure that our practices align with research which is an amazing opportunity for us at Chippewa Valley.
Additionally, we have a Cyber Safety assembly for our second- fifth graders that helps bring awareness to internet safety. We also have a PTO meeting on Thursday at 7 pm. Please consider attending if you have the time!
As we get closer to Thanksgiving break, the topic of gratitude is on many of our minds. I wanted to take a moment and express my gratitude for the opportunity to serve Clinton Valley's students and families. I want to also thank YOU for your support and involvement in your child's journey through school. It is not always easy, and there will be bumps in the road, but your involvement is paramount to their success. So, thank YOU for all you do to support what we are doing here at school.
P.E.N- Parent Education Network Event Grades 3-5
Square 1 Art received our students' artwork, and you may begin ordering online! They are still sending catalogs this year, and once those arrive in the mail, I will be sending them home with students. Every student will also receive a free sticker of their artwork with the catalog, even if you do not plan on ordering from Square 1.
To order online, go to http://square1art.com/shop and select "Find or Add Your Child's Art." There you can look up your student's work and start shopping! Orders are due by Thursday, December 1st to be counted toward our fundraiser.
We are using the Square 1 Art fundraiser to increase our Art class budget, so we can purchase new and/or updated supplies for students. This year, I am hoping to replace our paint brushes so all students can create their best work (instead of having to settle for whatever brushes are left in the hodge podge).
Thank you for your support! Let me know if you have any questions.
This is just a quick message to save the date for our winter concert for grades first, third, and fifth! The Winter Concert will be on Tuesday, December 13th at 6pm in the Clinton Valley Gym! More information and a formal invitation will be sent home with your student very soon. I hope you are as excited as I am!
Science Olympiad Information
The Science Olympiad Qualifying Test will be taking place on Monday, November 21st in Ms. Laichalk’s room. Students who are interested in taking the test and possibly being on the team need to return the blue permission slip to Ms. Laichalk no later than Friday, November 18th. Extra copies of the form and more information can be found on the “Science Olympiad” tab of Ms. Laichalk’s website. https://mlaichalk.wixsite.com/cvestem More information about Science Olympiad can also be found at the Macomb Science Olympiad website www.macombso.org
Please reach out to Ms. Laichalk with any questions!
Behavior Flow Chart
Chippewa Valley and Dakota Little League Basketball
PTO Meeting Schedule
We do have specific procedures that we are still working on implementing. Students must stay in their seats at all times and be at a voice level 2 or lower. This means that any form of yelling or screaming is not permitted. It can get very loud in the cafeteria, so we will continue to remind them to keep the noise levels down. There have been instances where we had to implement a level 0 (no talking) and a level 1(whispering) so that they understand the difference.
Additionally, we are working on making sure that those who go through the lunch line, get everything that they need in order to avoid going back. For safety purposes, we do not want them traveling back and forth from their seats. Therefore, soon, we will not permit it. Instead, we will have a traveling basket for those who need additional items. We have been working on this for an entire month. We also understand that the littler ones may need more practice with this, but ultimately, we would like everyone to stay seated for the entire 30 minutes.