The ESPN- November 2023
Cannon Falls Elementary School Principal News
Hello CFES Families-
Each month, I will be sending out a monthly newsletter that will include all of the happenings and other informational items about our building. Our goal is to stay as connected as we can with all of our families. If you ever have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us!
Three important reminders on arrival/dismissal:
- ALL parents/guardians/students/staff NEED to use a crosswalk when coming or going. We have repeat offenders to this and while we know this is an inconvenience, we have procedures in place for the safety of all.
- Students should never have to cross in front of a lane of traffic without a crossing guard You must be in either lane 1 or lane 2 to drop or pick up your child. Any other area is dangerous! We are seeing more of this everyday and need your help!
- Doors B and C lock at 8:00 AM therefore, if you arrive after 8:00 AM your child will need to go through the main doors to the office to get a tardy pass.
Thank you as well for your continued support to the CFES school community! - Mrs. Chappuis
The PTO Bomber Fun Run is coming soon!
Outdoor (weather permitting) Fun Run will be November 8th. If needed, we will do an indoor glow run. Schedule is below. The weather forecast will be looked at Nov. 6th and a decision will be made and communicated out. Parents are welcome to attend.
Outdoor fun Run (weather permitting)-
9:00-10:00 AM Grades 1 and 2
10:00-11:00 AM Grades PK and K
12:00-1:00 PM 5th grade
1:00-2:00 PM Grades 3 and 4OR
Indoor Fun Run if needed:
8:20-9:05 AM 3rd grade
9:05-9:50 AM Kinders
9:50-10:35 AM Preschool
10:35-11:20 5th Grade
11:20-12:05 4th Grade
12:30-1:15 PM 1st Grade
1:15-2:00 PM 2nd Grade
Holiday Help/ Holiday Sponsor
The deadline for this form will be November 17th.
WIN time: What is it???
“WIN” (which stands for “What I Need”) is a time when teachers will be personalizing instruction to further meet the unique needs of each learner in every classroom. It is a period of reinforcement, support, and/or enrichment.
Cannon Falls Elementary School is fortunate to have a multi-tiered system of support, which gives students the opportunity to improve math and literacy skills in a small group setting. This means that in addition to the literacy/math instruction your student receives in his/her classroom, he/she may receive small group instruction in the WIN classroom (or their own classroom) 20 minutes per day. Students may switch amongst the WIN teachers but the same curriculum is used throughout. Please note, this is not connected to the special education department in our school. This is an additional form of academic support for all students.
You might hear or see some different titles and acronyms such as RtI (Response to Intervention), ADSIS (Alternative Delivery of Specialized Instructional Services), and Title 1. These labels just explain the State and Federal programs where some of the funding for our WIN teachers comes from. This is why filling out the free/reduced lunch form (regardless of income status) is so important as they directly impact our WIN programming.
STEAM night is coming! November 30th (DATE CHANGE)- 5:30-7:00 PM
Thank you to the Cannon Falls Education Foundation
- Nugget Furniture (pictured) - Mrs. Rezac
- Bridges Intervention Program- Mrs. Jackson
- 5th Grade Kindness Retreat- Mrs. Molitor
- 4th Grade Flexible Seating- Mrs. Schliep
- Raz Kids Reading Program- Mrs. Larson
- Hands on Poetry Activities- Mrs. Kopp
Thank you to the CFEF for these amazing items and for supporting our district. We are so grateful for our partnership. If you would like to donate to this incredible foundation you may do so online by clicking here!
LOST and FOUND- Please help
Parent Pick-up/Drop-off Reminders
Please read the document below for expectations of our parent pick-up/drop-off and other parking lot helpful hints. One main item that needs to be addressed is that ALL parents/guardians/students/staff NEED to use a crosswalk when coming or going. Please do NOT cut across the car lane. Students are always watching and we want to model for them how to safely cross in the parking lot. The document for reference can be found below. I encourage you to revisit it often. Please share with anyone that is going to be picking up your student.
Safety and Security
As a reminder, parents/guardians will no longer be able to walk their child to their classroom. A students independence grows so much when they get an opportunity to walk into the building by themselves. You may only walk them up to their designated door. Please drop off any items that your child needs for their day in the main office and we will get it to them.
Cannon Falls Elementary school will conducted safety drills throughout the last week in Sept. and first two weeks in Oct. The drills included fire drills as well as ALICE lockdown drills. Staff and students were instructed to follow proper Fire Drill procedures for exiting the building.
For those of you unaware, our district uses the ALICE method in the event of a threat. We will continue to remind students of our expectations during both of these types of drills. Our ALICE drills are not intended to create anxiety for our students but rather provide a knowledge base that will help them in the event they need it. During the ALICE drills, staff and students will be discussing how to follow directions when given a specific set of threat scenarios. For example: An announcement will be made over the loud speaker stating for example: "There is a threat in the cafeteria, Activate ALICE now." Here is a short video for more information on ALICE. Severe weather drills will take place in the Spring.
**If you would wish that your child opt out of safety drills, please notify Mrs. Chappuis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Healthy Snacks and Beverages at CFES- We need your help
Nibbe Family Foundation Donation
The Nibbe Family Foundation aims to give back to communities by providing support in the areas of Arts & Athletics, Health & Wellness, and Education. Social work intern, Vienna Qualey, applied for the grant in hopes of expanding the scope of prizes awarded to CFES students for behavioral accomplishments.
Pictured is the Elementary School Principal, Jennifer Chappuis, and Nibbe's President, Dawn Guse.
Cannon Falls Area Schools partnered with Care Solace to support the well-being of students and their family members. Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential care coordination service that can help you quickly find mental health or substance use treatment options matched to your needs, regardless of circumstance.
If you or a family member are looking for help with mental health or substance use and would like to use Care Solace to find a provider:
- Call 888-515-0595. Support is available 24/7/365 in any language.
- Visit www.caresolace.com/cfk12 and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.
Volunteering at CFES
October PBIS Keep It Real Winners...
Remaining PLC Early Release Days for the 2023-2024 School Year
- Nov. 10th
- Dec. 8th
- Jan. 12th
- Feb. 9th
- Mar. 15th
- Apr. 12th
Did you know...Attendance Matters
Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school AND themselves. Start building this habit early (PK or kindergarten) so they learn that going to school on time, every day is important. Eventually good attendance will be a skill that will help them succeed
Please see the document here for more information about the importance of Attendance.
Upcoming Important Dates:
- Oct. 30-Nov. 8 PTO Booster-thon
- Nov. 6 No School- Teacher Workshop
- Nov. 8 PTO Booster-thon Bomber Fun Run
- Nov. 9 STEAM Night 5:30-7:00 PM
- Nov. 10 Veterans Day Program for Elem. Students
- Nov. 10 Early Release Day
- Nov. 16 PTO Meeting via Zoom 6:30 PM
- Nov. 17 Preschool Screening
- Nov. 21 ALL School Turkey Bingo
- Nov. 22, 23, 24 No School Fall Break