Craddock's Weekly Update

For the Weeks of March 20th and April 3rd, 2023

Mrs. Menta's Message

Happy Sunday Craddock Families!

I hope this last week was a good one for you and that your family is healthy! We have had quite a few bugs going around. Thank goodness the first day of spring is tomorrow! I hope the change of seasons brings some milder temperatures and more sunshine!

We are down to our final five days before Spring Break. This week includes gifted testing for our 2nd graders, a statewide tornado drill and a magic show assembly to end the week! Thank you to PTO for bringing this in! We are also VERY CLOSE to filling our school-wide pom pom bucket for the 7th time! We need another few jars dumped in there from the classrooms to make that happen! The kids are working so hard and we couldn't be more proud!

Thank you for the time you took to gain access to your child's Gather portal and send back the Gather form letting us know you did or didn't. It's been great data for us to determine what changes need to be made moving forward. Miller will begin using Gather soon, so we want to make sure our parents are comfortable with the portal and getting all they need from it.

We are in full swing with transition meetings as we begin to plan for the 23-24 school year. I am so excited to meet with the families of all our incoming 1st grade students on Monday, May 15th at 6:00 in the Craddock gym. I will also be sending out a Student Placement Parent Feedback form to gather input you may have regarding where your child is placed for the 23-24 school year. Your input is valued and important. That Google form link will come out after Spring Break! Be watching the Weekly Update!

Have a great week and safe travels to all our families who are taking off for Spring Break via car, train or plane! We look forward to seeing all of our 1st and 2nd grade friends back on Monday, April 3rd!

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments or feedback! The next Weekly Update will be out to prepare you for the week of April 10th!


Kim Menta

330-562-3175 - office

216-849-2552 - cell (call or text)

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Craddock Transportation Request 22-23

If at any time, you wish to change your child's mode of transportation for one or more days, you must fill out the Google form attached. We are no longer able to accept notes, phone calls and/or emails to do this, outside of emergencies. Thank you!

Click Here for Craddock's Lunch Menu

It is recommended you check this link often when making decisions about whether your child is buying lunch or not. The menu has been changing more often than we anticipated. Thank you!

Our Craddock students have begun earning Inchy gold coins for the book vending machine by themselves! It is so exciting!

Mark Your Calendar

Monday, 3/20 - Wednesday, 3/22 - 2nd Grade Gifted Testing (CogAT)

Saturday, 3/25 - Sunday, 4/02 - Aurora Spring Break

Tuesday, 4/4 - Wednesday, 4/5 - 2nd Grade Gifted Testing (Iowa)

Wednesday, 4/05 - Elementary PTO Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, 4/07 - No School (Good Friday)

Monday, 4/10 - No School (Easter Monday)

Week of April 24th - Principal Pals :)

Wednesday, 5/03 - 2nd Grade Performance at AHS Auditorium

Monday, 5/08 - Moebius Field Trip for McBenttes and Julien

Tuesday, 5/09 - Moebius Field Trip for Gonzalez and Brezovec

Wednesday, 5/10 - Moebius Field Trip for Wilk and Yaeger

Monday, 5/15 - Moebius Field Trip for Serafino and Leko

Monday, 5/15 - K to 1st Grade Parent Orientation at 6:00 at Craddock

Tuesday, 5/16 - Moebius Field Trip for Moticak

Friday, 5/19 - Field Day for Craddock

Thursday, 5/25 - Lunch on the Lawn for 2nd Grade

Thursday, 5/25 - Last Day of School - HAPPY SUMMER!

Gather Portal Access for Your Child

This brief letter gives you all the information you need to access your child's Gather narratives for the second trimester. They went live on Friday, 3/10/23. Please reach out with any questions. We are here to help you! Thank you!

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Craddock's Nurse, Mrs. Courtad

Hello Craddock families! I have a district cell phone I am using now that will allow me to have much more convenient access to you! Please know you may receive a text from me for minor clinic visits. Any serious issues I will address with a phone call. You are welcome to store the number and can also send me a message during school hours with any questions or concerns for your child. Feel free to email as well! My school cell number is 330-285-3714. Take care and stay healthy!

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Important PTO Information

Click Here to Join Aurora's PTO

If you'd like to join PTO, please click the link and fill out the form.