Circle Towanda Elementary

Parent Newsletter ~ April 2022

Mrs. Dawn Dodd, Principal ~

Towanda Primary ~ Early Childhood - 2nd grade


Towanda Intermediate ~ 3rd - 6th grade


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April is a busy month! Our 3rd-6th grade are busy this month taking state assessments for reading, math, science, and social studies. We also have other assessments for students in all of our grades this time of year. Attendance is very important so students are able to complete testing and finish learning all of the essential skills to prepare them for next school year. We have started construction at the primary building. You can see progress already with the dirt work happening on the northside of our building. We look forward to see more progress with students in learning and our construction!


4/1 ~ Last day for the book fair

4/4 ~ PTO/Site Council Mtg. 4:15pm - CTP Library

4/8 ~ Yearbook orders are due

4/11 ~ BOE Meeting @6pm

4/15 ~ NO SCHOOL - Good Friday

4/17 ~ Happy Easter

4/18 ~ NO SCHOOL—Staff Development

4/21 ~ Spangles Night 5-8pm

4/23 ~ MOM's Pantry at CTP 8:30-9:30am

4/28 ~ Spring Music Program for CTP students only ~ 6:30pm @CHS Outdoor Amphitheater


We're sorry to announce that there will be NO Family Fun Night this year. It is on the school calendar for April 29th, as we were hoping to have it, but last fall when planning would have started, it was still uncertain due to covid restrictions whether we would be able to have it. So PTO opted to cancel it this year but hope to have a Fun Night again next spring!! That said, Fun Night takes a LOTS of planning and preparation so we'd LOVE to have your help next fall!!!

Counselor's Corner from Mr. LaMunyon

March Student of the Month - Compassion

Lukah Rickels, Ana Weyer, Colton Carlson, Bella Russell, Ruby Winters, Mia Watkins, Jaxleigh Pla, Nathan Sage, Karter Schupp, Elliott Couey, Tallen Cleveland, Tennyson Snowbarger, Freya Morrison, Payton Gladfelter, Eli Dorey, Bently Roybal, Aubrey Hise, Tucker Vogts, Ivan Gutierrez, Jensen Rose, Cayden Counter, Kayde Clayton, Ihsan Al Hilali, Kasen Lane, Rylee Taylor, AJ Faulkner, Ryan Kelly, Corey Merrick, Rachael Christy, Lyla Richards, Hayden Short

Character Trait for April ~ HOPE

Library News

I was absolutely overwhelmed by the FABULOUS turnout at Book Fair Family Night Monday evening! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who came to eat at the Book Fair Dinner and/or shop the fair!!! Your generosity will help fund the purchase of lots of books and other materials used to promote reading!

With March came the end of the third quarter of AR. As always, Gambino’s of Towanda provided free mini pizza coupons for the 125 students in grades 2-6 who reached their 3rd nine weeks AR Goals. The following students were awarded medals for being the top point earners in their grade levels:

2nd Grade:

1st - Aria Sandoval

2nd - Payson Flitz

3rd - Emma Glock

3rd Grade:

1st - Jayce Allen

2nd - Rylen Kon

3rd - Brooks Lechien

4th Grade:

1st - Knox Kessler

2nd - Brysen Kon

3rd - Alice Leatherwood

5th Grade:

1st - Henry Koehn

2nd - Trystan Moyer

3rd - Alicia Gibson

6th Grade:

1st - Aryia Barker

2nd - Abree Smith

3rd - Spencer Simpson

Five students earned more than the 35 points that I collected this nine weeks: Aryia Barker, Abree Smith, Henry Koehn, Brysen Kon, and Knox Kessler. These “Beat My Total” winners earned a can of pop.

Happy Reading!

Lynne Smith

CTE Librarian

Yearbook Orders

Order your yearbook today!

Here's How:

  1. Visit

  2. Enter school code 214665

  3. Click "Go to your school account log in"

  4. Register as a "new user"

  5. Purchase a yearbook for $15

Online ordering is available through April 8th, 2022!

Music Note

The spring music program for the primary students only is on Thursday, April 28th @6:30pm. It will be held at the CHS outdoor amphitheater. Plan to bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of music and fun! The theme is Superheroes, so students can wear their favorite superhero costume or shirt. If you have questions or concerns please feel free to email Mrs. Goldsmith -

PTO News

  • PTO Meeting 4/4 @ 4:15 Primary Library

  • Spangles Night- April 21st will be our last Spangles Night for the school year! Mention you are with CTE and our school will get a percentage of the sales for the evening, 5:00-8:00 pm.

  • Teacher Appreciation Week is coming in May! Watch your email for the Sign Up Genius for donations, coming out at the end of April.

  • THANK YOU’s- We want to say a big thank you for all the people who helped provide food for the Parent Teacher Conferences Staff Dinner. Everyone really enjoyed it! Also a big thank you for all that came out for the Spring Family Book Fair Dinner. It was a huge success and we loved seeing everyone!

  • Amazon Teacher Wish Lists: Want to help provide things for the classrooms but don’t know what teachers need? We have set up a wish list for each of our teachers to fill out as they have needs through Amazon. If you are interested, please see our PTO Facebook page.

  • BOXTOPS!! Since the Boxtop company has switched from clipping BoxTops to scanning your receipt through their app, we have seen a drastic decrease in participation. PLEASE consider downloading the APP and taking the time to scan your receipt when you shop! It’s super simple and helps our schools a lot!

Thank you for all your support! It really does MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

NO Healy Shoes at School

Healy shoes will not be allowed to be wore at school. Please help us with this by not allowing your child to wear them. We appreciate your support and understanding with this matter!