Craddock's Weekly Update

For the Week of September 12, 2022

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Mrs. Menta's Message

Happy Saturday Craddock Families!

I hope you are able to enjoy this beautiful day with your family and have something fun planned for tomorrow. We have some soccer this weekend and that's about it! Our schedule has slowed down a bit with my son out of commission for now.

We wrapped up another great week at Craddock with our annual bus safety program. All students had the chance to learn about the important precautions and procedures that are in place to keep them safe when on and around a bus. The sun was shining and the kids had a lot of fun! Many thanks to some of our amazing bus drivers for doing this with our students. It's so important!

We are just about finished with fall benchmarking and will be ready to begin intervention programming, as well as guided reading in classrooms. While these assessments take a considerable amount of time, they are so important to ensure our instruction is both strategic and intentional. Our staff is absolutely amazing getting these done and learning all they can about their students.

Thank you for your continued patience with our dismissal expectations. Our families have done a wonderful job utilizing the transportation form to communicate changes, as well as have patience for our buses that are working hard to figure out their routes. Your efforts are greatly appreciated and noticed!

Enjoy the wonderful weekend ahead! Go Bucks and Go Browns!

Kim Menta


330-562-3175 (office)

216-849-2552 (cell) Feel free to call or text this number.

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Craddock's Nurse, Mrs. Courtad

Mrs. Courtad plays a HUGE part in ensuring all of our students and staff are safe and well taken care of while at Craddock each day. If you ever have any questions or comments for her, please don't hesitate to call her directly at 330-954-2147 or send her an email at
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Car Rider Protocol - IMPORTANT!

Many thanks for your patience as we get things up and running. It will take us a few weeks to run at optimal speed. We will work daily to fix, modify and adapt things to be as efficient as possible. Your patience is greatly appreciated by all our staff.

Students can be dropped off at 8:40 a.m. at the earliest! Please do not allow them to exit your car until that time, as there is no staff to monitor them. Pick up will begin promptly at 3:10 each day. If everyone knows the system and cooperates, we will have all students in cars in 15-20 minutes.

Here are some things I need all car rider families to do, which will help immensely.

  • Please do not use Willard to line up for drop off or pick up. We are working with the police to get it blocked off, but in the meantime, please avoid it. Enter Hurd Road off of New Hudson and begin lining up there. Please see the map below for guidance.
  • Parents are not permitted to get out of their car when dropping off or picking up their child(ren). It is one of the main reasons the flow of traffic slows down. If you need to do that, you must pull into a marked parking spot. Again, we ask you don't do it at all. We have plenty of staff available to help your child in or out safely.
  • All students must exit their car on the passenger side of the vehicle. We understand this can be tricky with child locks and car seats, but it is in the best interest of all our car riders to have it be this way. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
  • We are not permitting people to turn left into the school from Hurd Road. You will be asked to continue down Hurd, turn around and join the end of the line.
  • We ask that you please respect the guidelines we have set up and follow them consistently. Everyone involved in the car rider process, staff and parents, thank you!
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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!

An Update from Our Superintendent, Mr. Roberto

Click the button below to view the latest Aurora City Schools update from Mr. Roberto.

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Thanks for taking the time to review this message. Take care and GO GREENMEN!

A Message from Our School Counselor, Mrs. Ambrosia!

Hello Families! I hope this portion of the newsletter reaches you enjoying the beginning of a wonderful long weekend. I am so proud of all of the students transitioning so nicely into their respective classroom routines. Students are showing that they recognize our school expectations of being respectful, responsible and problem-solvers. They’re feeling comfortable in their caring and welcoming classrooms and understand the adults that can help at any moment.

Over the course of the last few weeks, I have recognized that there are needs that arise from time to time at home where students may benefit from community support outside of school in addition to the support provided during the school day, such as outside counseling. I wanted to be proactive in sharing a community resource guide here: Community Resources.

In addition, courtesy of the Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio, the following information is about the 998 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Though we wish we never have to use such a resource, it is there should we need it.

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States.

When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

The previous Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.

The Lifeline’s network of over 200 crisis centers has been in operation since 2005, and has been proven to be effective. It’s the counselors at these local crisis centers who answer the contacts the Lifeline receives every day. Numerous studies have shown that callers feel less suicidal, less depressed, less overwhelmed and more hopeful after speaking with a Lifeline counselor.

CLICK HERE to read more about 988 on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website.

As always, I am available as a school counselor to support students and families in the form of individual counseling, small group counseling and classroom guidance lessons.

Mrs. Lindsey Ambrosia

School Counselor

Miller Elementary

330.562.6199, ext. 5414

Craddock Elementary

330.562.3174, ext. 1260

The Giving Pump

Fuel up and help support our Elementary schools! Please help support "The Giving Pump." Now through Oct. 31st, TrueNorth (Shell gas station at 43 and 82) will be donating a portion of sales from pumps #3 and #4 to the Aurora Elementary PTO!

Mark Your Calendar

Friday, 9/16 - Craddock PBIS Kick-off

Saturday, 9/17 - Chipotle Give Back 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Twinsburg location (2640 Creekside Dr.)

Sunday, 9/18 - Mumkin Flower Pickup at the Board Office from 10:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, 9/22 - Burton Field Trip for Brezovec, Gonzalez and McBenttes

Tuesday, 9/27 - Burton Field Trip for Leko, Wilk and Julien

Wednesday, 9/28 - Burton Field Trip for Yaeger, Serafino and Moticak

Friday, 9/30 - Cruisin' Craddock

Monday, 10/31 - Fall Festival Parade and Party

Tuesday, 11/08 - Fall Conferences - Night One

Thursday, 11/10 - Fall Conferences - Night Two

Friday, 11/11 - Veteran's Day Assembly

Friday, 11/18 - End of First Trimester

Help to Support WomenSafe

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Mumkin Flower Pick Up

THANK YOU to all who ordered from our Mumkin fundraiser! We were able to raise $7,063, which is over $1,000 of our set goal! Any orders that had 10 or more items will receive a copy of your order slip so you can make arrangements for pick up.

  • Sunday September 18 – Your flowers arrive at The Board of Education parking lot, pick up time is from 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

    • PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to pick up your plants on this date and time, please make arrangements with friends or family to have them picked up. We are NOT responsible for any plants not picked up.

Mumkin Volunteer Sign Up

If you are able to donate some time on 9/18 to help sort and distribute plants to buyers, please click the link. Thank you!

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Important PTO Information

A Message from Our PTO Vice President

Dear Craddock Families:

Please see flyer below to join the Elementary PTO! Deadline to sign up 9/30. For those

interested in helping as Head Room Parent, you must be signed up and have paid your

membership dues. Deadline to be considered for Head Room Parent is 8/31. If you

have any questions regarding membership please reach out to Craddock VP, Samantha


Please join us at Mad Jack’s at 6:30 p.m. on September 7 for our first meeting!!!! We

look forward to seeing you there!!!!

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Want to Help During the 22-23 School Year?

Click the button to find out how! You can also email with any questions.

Click Here to Join Aurora's PTO

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