Cardinal Connections

May 7, 2021

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Reminders & Updates & Calendar

Reminders & Updates

  • Jane Tech will be returning on May 11th
  • Emily Gentile, sub in Jane's Room, will be staying with us a little while longer. YAY!!
  • Allison Geschwind will be the long-term sub for Alyssa Strohm when she goes on Maternity Leave.
  • FastBridge Benchmark Testing will take place Friday, May 14th, in Room 9 during MTSS. Paras will come and pick up the students. Testing will be an hour.
  • If you would like to purchase a yearbook this year. Please order it online using the following link:
  • The district will be purchasing the Lexia Core 5 program for all grades (K-5). It will be set up by the end of May.
  • Please walk your children to the door to make sure they get safely to the building. We have witnessed children running between buses to get to the building, and it is tough for our bus driver to see them.

CVVA Information:

General Reminders:

  • · The enrollment deadline for 2021-2022 CVVA will be May 9, 2021. Please remind your students/families of this information. Detailed information is provided within the Smore.
  • · Check out the end-of-year activity suggestion list within the Smore for ideas to celebrate the school year with students.
  • · Curricular Leaders have created Choice Boards to help you with M-STEP asynchronous planning. 5th Grade and 3rd Grade Choice Boards are completed and in the Smore. The 4th grade Choice Board will be completed soon.

2021-2022 Class Lists:

  • More details about creating class lists for the 2021-2022 school year will be provided shortly.
  • As a district, we will be using Class Composer. You will be asked to complete a Student Informational Card for each of your students.

Material / Laptop Drop-Off will be on June 14:

  • More details about this day will be provided shortly.
  • At this time, we will be collecting ALL student laptops, hotspots, and chargers. In addition, there will be some documents that we need to send home to families. These documents will be provided to you for material pick-up on May 24.

Calendar Updates


May 12th - No Students - Teachers Professional Planning Day

May 25th - Virtual Kindergarten Kick-Off Q&A Session 5:30 - 6:30 pm

May 31st - Memorial Day - No School for All Students and Teachers

June 11th - Kindergarten & Fifth Grade Ceremony

June 14th - Half Day - PM Schedule -

June 15th - Half Day - AM Schedule - Last Day for students

Our PTO IS the Best!

CVE PTO did an outstanding job for our teachers. We are so thankful for how much love they put into all of this week's activities! Thank you for:

- The chalk writing outside

- The Monday morning breakfast

- The Dancing delivery snack cart

- The special gifts to all the teachers

- The Jimmy Johns subs with a beautiful fruit bowl

- The Amazon Wishlist

Here are the pics of the 4th graders lined up to race Mrs. Roddy!

Mrs. Roddy Running with her 4th Grade class

While this video is slightly hard to see, I have to show you Mrs. Roddy, running with and enjoying her 4th-grade class! She is fast!!! She came in from behind and won the race! Check her out!
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PTO Meeting - May 13th - 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Thank you, Parents!!

We want to thank our wonderful parents here at CVE! We couldn't ask for anyone better. This week, teachers received special gifts from their Amazon wishlists (created by our fabulous PTO). We appreciate all that you do for us, and we are grateful to have you.

Year End Laptop Return Form

We have begun the process of returning laptops. So if you are no longer using the laptops at home, please start returning them now. Below you will find the form that needs to be filled out when returning them. Please contact Ms. Koch when you are ready at 586-723-5266.

What's Happening in Mrs. Susalla's Classroom?

We played a word game this week! If the kids were able to read the word they got to hold a piece of yarn and throw the yarn ball to the next friend that read the word. All of our friends read some words, creating a giant web!

We also received so many fun new toys for teachers' appreciation week! Thank you so much to all our families for the toys, gifts, kind words, and for raising amazing children!

What's Happening in Music with Mrs. Hoperberger

Music with Mrs. Hopersberger

Testing Updates for M-Step

5th Grade:

  • April 19: Grade 5 - ELA
  • April 21: Grade 5 - SS
  • April 26: Grade 5 - Math
  • April 28: Grade 5 - Sci
  • Make-Up: April 23; April 30; May 17-21

3rd Grade:

  • May 3: Grade 4 - ELA
  • May 5: Grade 4 - Math
  • Make-Up: May 6; May 7; May 17-21

4th Grade:

  • May 10: Grade 3 - ELA
  • May 13: Grade 3 - Math
  • Make-Up: May 11; May 14; May 17-21
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Parent Information

CVS vaccine clinic for staff, parents, and students 16 and over

Appointments are filling up fast. Reserve your spot today!

Chippewa Valley Schools COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Wednesday, May 12
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD)
44001 Garfield Road (South of Hall Rd.)
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Park in the south parking lot, enter through the main doors
South entrance - Main conference room/atrium

The COVID vaccine is now available for all Michiganders aged 16 and up.

In partnership with Rite Aid pharmacy and the Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD), Chippewa Valley Schools will be hosting a vaccine clinic for our staff (and their family members), district parents, and students that are 16 years of age and older. The clinic will be held on May 12 at the MISD on Garfield Road. Participants will receive the Pfizer vaccine with the second dose being administered on June 2, 2021, at the same location. Your appointment time will be the same for your second dose.

What do you need for your appointment?

Make an appointment by clicking on the scheduling link below.

You will need a valid driver’s license or ID.

Bring your insurance card, if you have one. (You DO NOT need to have insurance to get the COVID vaccine).

Complete the consent form and bring it with you. Consent Form

Students under the age of 18 must have a consent form signed by their parent and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If someone other than a parent is bringing the student please download a consent form and have it signed in advance.

Students 18 and over do not need a parent.

All vaccines are free of charge.

Please don’t wait to sign up for this limited opportunity to receive your COVID vaccine.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 586-723-2240.
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Enroll in the CVVA today!

Attention: Chippewa Valley Virtual Academy Parents

The COVID-19 pandemic brought many challenges to K-12 education this school year. One of the ways CVS met that challenge was the creation of the Chippewa Valley Virtual Academy (CVVA).

Our plan is to continue the virtual academy as long as the need and demand are there. One of the ways we do that is to have sufficient enrollment to be able to offer a wide range of classes. Limited enrollment will limit the courses potentially offered.

If you know you want your child to learn remotely next year, we encourage you to sign up by the May 9th deadline. Otherwise, our plan for the next school year is to have all students in school, participating in face-to-face learning. If you do not sign your child up for the CVVA, they will automatically be scheduled for in-person learning.

We understand that making this decision in May for the fall may seem a bit daunting as a parent. However, it is necessary for the district to plan which classes will be available, recruit the number of CVS instructors needed to teach each course, and build appropriate schedules based on the needs of our students. This scheduling process is extremely complex and time-consuming, and cannot be done in a short period of time. This process has already begun for the 2021-22 school year.

Deciding whether your child should attend school in-person or virtually is a highly personal decision. As you prepare to make this enrollment decision, we are available to answer any questions you may have. To assist you, we have developed a Q&A document and information regarding enrollment on our website. Please visit the CV Virtual Academy page for more information. Keep in mind that enrollment in the CVVA is a year-long commitment.

Please consider the initial reasons why you chose the CVVA for your child, and if those same conditions exist, you may want to re-enroll in the CVVA for the 2021-2022 school year. It is also important to reflect on whether or not your child was able to keep up with their academics and experienced success in the CVVA this school year.

We do not want you to miss out on this high-quality, online education opportunity. Other virtual education programs do not offer the same highly qualified, district teachers and personalized instruction that the CVVA offers. The deadline for enrollment is May 9th.

We want to thank you for being a part of our first-ever virtual academy program for CVS students this year. Together, we think we have laid the groundwork for many exciting things to come.

Thank you.

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PTO - Open Positions

5th Grade Survey - Parents please Fill Out the Survey from Teachers

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"What is a Leader?"
Purpose and Leandership video 1

Virtual Assembly Calendar

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Top 10 tools number #2 - Oral language - Academic terms

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Important Links