Cardinal Connection Parent Copy
Greetings Clinton Valley Families!
Welcome to March, one of my favorite months of the year! March is READING MONTH! Reading is the foundation for all things learning and it is one of my favorite things to celebrate as a school. We have so many fun events going on including Reading Month Calendar of Activities, Scholastic Book Fair and give aways, Book Bingo Family Night, and special visitors to share in the spirit of reading. More detailed information will be coming home soon.
This month we also have parent-teacher conferences. Typically, spring conferences are by invitation or request only. Your child's teacher will reach out to you with more specific information. If a meeting is not requested, you still have the option to request a conference for any reason.
The next couple of months are critical. It is the last stretch before spring testing and ultimately the end of the year. With your support, we plan to maximize this time and ensure that each minute is purposeful and focused. If you have any questions or needs of any kind, please don't hesitate to reach out. As mentioned, I can be reached by phone or email. I do not use PBIS for communication as I am not connected to a specific classroom.
Thank you for all that you do! It is truly a partnership!
All Month Long: Celebrating Reading Month
March 4th: Science Olympiad Competition
March 7th: No School/Professional Development
March 10th: End of Trimester 2
March 14th 5:30-8:00: Clinton Valley Book Bingo Family Event/Scholastic Book Fair
March 14th: Lifetouch Spring Pictures
March 15th: Half day for students/Parent-teacher Conferences/Report cards sent home for students not having a conference/Scholastic Book Fair
March 16th Parent-teacher Conferences 5:30 p.m. Scholastic Book Fair/PTO meeting at 7 p.m.
March 17th: Half day/Scholastic Book Fair
Coming Soon! Kids Heart Challenge
Cell Phones/Smart Watches
Behavior Flow Chart
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.