Culver Elementary March 2017

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

Dear Parents,
The exams of your children will start soon. I know you are all really anxious for your child to do well. But please do remember, among the students who will be sitting for the exams.. There is an artist, who doesn't need to understand math...
There is an entrepreneur , who doesn't care about History or English literature.
There is a musician, whose chemistry marks won't matter.
There is an athlete, whose physical fitness is more important than physics...
If your child does get top marks, that's great! But if he or she doesn't...
Please don't take away their self-confidence and dignity from them. Tell them it's okay, it's just an exam. They are cut out for much bigger things in life...
Please do this and when you do, watch your children conquer the world...
One exam or low marks won't take away their dreams and talent. And please do not think doctors and engineers are the only happy people in the world...
Tell them no matter what they score, you love them and will not judge them...
With warm regards,
The Principal (As seen on Facebook)

The ISTEP+ Experience

As the year has flown by we are at that dreaded time again..... ISTEP+ Testing. Therefore, I would like to welcome you to practice a sample test with your child and family. You may choose to turn it into a game like "Are you smarter than a 3rd grader?" and have some family fun. Practicing the format and encouraging problem solving will help your child do their best.


Click HERE to begin.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Proskey or Mrs. Coldiron @ 574-842-3389.


The practice doesn't give you the answers so feel free to take a picture of each response with your computer or smart phone and then check it HERE later. DON'T PEEK! If you are interested in finding out more, please visit the Indiana Department of Education website at http://www.doe.in.gov/assessment/istep-grades-3-8

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ISTEP Testing- Round 1

February 27- March 10
  • Feb 27- 3rd thru 6th grade ISTEP Pre-test
  • Feb 28- Mar 4- 3rd thru 6th grade E/LA & Math Testing
  • Mar 7- 4th thru 6th grade Science & SS Testing
  • Mar 8- 10- 3rd thru 6th grade Make-up Tests

Standardized Tests begin again...

It is that time of year again, where standardized testing has begun...
We are all really anxious for our schools to do well.
But please remember that among the teachers who will be administering the exams...
There is a Math teacher who not only brought the love of numbers to his/her students but supplied snacks for hungry bellies.
There is an English teacher who showed his students that reading and writing can take them beyond their wildest dreams as he listened to what disturbed theirs.
There is a History teacher who taught her students the importance of learning from the past while providing a safe place for them to make a mistake.
There is a Special Ed teacher who was able to bring the curriculum to her students so they can know the feeling of success.
If our school gets high scores, that’s great, we will celebrate.
But if those scores are not as high as we would have expected or as high as that rival school, please know that those teachers take the results very personally.
Please don’t take away their passion or question their professionalism.
Tell them that you appreciate how hard they work. That you understand the struggles they face.
Tell them that these are just scores and that what they do for their students, could never be measured by numbers.
One exam or score should not measure a teacher’s/student's worth or value.
Let them know that you support them and that they are making a difference.
Please do this and watch as those teachers and students rise to heights unknown.
~Anonymous
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

Mar. 1 - Wed
PTO Meeting

Mar. 6- Monday

7:00 Board Meeting

Mar. 10- Friday
Box top collection date
3rd nine weeks R.E.A.D. Deadline


Mar. 14.-Tuesday
Student of the Month Luncheon
IREAD3 Practice Test

Mar. 15-Wednesday
Report Cards sent home
K,2&4 grade Music Program @ 6:30
IREAD3 Test

Mar. 16- Thursday
Kindergarten Round up @ 6:00 in The CES library
IREAD3 make-up tests

Mar. 17-Friday

Spring Pictures

Order your Yearbook by Mar. 17- $14 each


Mar. 20- Monday

7:00 Board Meeting


Mar. 20-24- Mon- Fri

2nd Grade Terra Nova Testing
Read Parties
Books for Babies Collection Drive
R.E.A.D. Across America Literacy Spirit Week


Mar. 22- Wednesday
Pre-K Day (For Area Pre-Schools and Newly Registered Students)


Mar. 27- April 7

Spring Break


April 3-6

Intersession 8:00-12:00 (Invitation Only)

Kindergarten Round Up

Culver Elementary School will be holding Kindergarten Round Up on Thursday, March 16th at 6:00pm in the Culver Elementary Library. Please come prepared to register your child with their birth certificate and shot records. Your child will meet their new teachers, get a tour of their new classrooms, and receive a Culver Elementary Kindergarten T-Shirt!!! We are so excited to meet our new Cavaliers!!! #CULVERPRIDE
We will also be hosting a Pre-K day (during the school day) on March 22nd. Your child will be invited if they are registered by 3/21/2017. Parents will have to provide transportation.
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Shakespeare Play Practice

Thurs. Mar 2
Thurs. Mar 9- Parts should be memorized by March 9th
Thurs. Mar 16
Thurs. Mar 23- Practice over Spring Break!
Thur. Apr 13
Thurs. Apr 20
Thurs. Apr 20
Thurs. Apr27
Thurs. May 4
Wed. May 10
Thurs. May 11
Wed. May 17- Practice until 5:00
Thurs. May 18- This BIG DAY!!! Dress rehearsal at 1:00, Evening Performance @ 6:30.

Basketball Practice 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.

March 1- 5&6th Practice 3:30-5:30
March 2- 5th grade @ Home Vs. North Liberty @ 5:00/ 6th Grade @ North Liberty @ 5:00
March 3- 5&6th Practice 2:45-4:45
March 6- 5th Grade practice @ 3:30-4:15/ 6th grade @ Home vs. Rochester @ 5:00
March 7- 5&6th Practice 3:30-5:30
March 8- 5th Grade practice @ 3:30-5:30/ 6th grade Away @ Argos @ 4:30
March 9- 6th Grade practice @ 3:30-4:30/ 5th grade @ Home Vs. Knox @ 5:30
March 10-5&6th Practice 2:45-4:45
March 11- Tippy Valley Tourney @ 9:00am
March 13- 6th Practice 3:30-5:30
March 14- 6th grade @ Bremen @ 5:00
March 15- 6th grade @ OD @ 5:30

5th and 6th Grade Girls Basketball Game Schedule

Mar. 2
5th grade @ Home @ 5:30 (North Liberty)
6th grade @ North Liberty @ 5:00
Mar. 6
6th grade @ Home @ 5:00 (Rochester)
Mar. 8
6th grade @ Argos @ 4:30
Mar. 9
5th grade @ Home @ 5:30 (Knox)
Mar. 11
6th grade @ Tippy Valley @ 9:00am
Mar. 14
6th grade @ Bremen @ 5:00
Mar. 15
6th grade @ Oregon-Davis @ 5:30

Culver Youth Soccer

If you are interested in Culver Youth Soccer, please contact Bruce Snyder or come into the Elementary and pick up a 2017 Culver registration form.

Wrestling Schedule @ the Middle School

Culver Middle School (6th grade) Wrestling
Coach: Eddie Molebash
Call or Text 574-780-1632 or 574-242-2533
or email emolbash@gmail.com

Practice in Culver Wrestling Room
-Mon-Fri @ 3:15-5:15

Game Schedule
Mar. 4 @ 9:00am @ Rochester
Mar. 8 @ 6:30 @ Home CCMHS Vs. North Judson
Mar. 10 @ 5:30 @ Laville (HNAC)

Culver Lions Club is hosting a Health Fair on Saturday, Feb. 18th @ Train Depot

WHO: Culver Lions Club
WHAT: Health Fair & Blood Drive
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 18th
TIME: 10am- 2pm E.S.T.
WHERE: Culver Train Depot

Operation KidSight is a statewide vision-screening program that works to
identify treatable or preventable causes of blindness in preschool children
(ages 18 months to 6 years).

Early Screening is Critical

The first few years of a child's life are critical in the development of
normal vision. A child with vision problems often does not realize that
the way they see the world is not the way everyone else sees it. Vision
abnormalities in a child's eyes may occur even when the eye appears to look
normal. It is estimated that 34% of children may have vision loss from
undetected amblyopia what is commonly referred to as "lazy eye." Amblyopia
results when one or both eyes send a blurry image to the brain and the
brain does not learn to see clearly. If this and other problems are not
detected early, a child's vision may deteriorate to the point of
irreversible blindness. Research indicates that 70-80% of what a child
learns is visually acquired and there is evidence to suggest that children
with undetected vision disorders are more likely to fail in school.

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. www.facebook.com/culver.elementary.school (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 snyder@culver.k12.in.us.
  • 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- $35.00 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.