Craddock's Weekly Update

For the Week of January 16, 2023

Mrs. Menta's Message

Happy long weekend Craddock families!

I hope this message finds you warm and enjoying a relaxing Saturday. I have one working today and my son and I are getting ready to turn on some football in a little bit. It's the perfect weather to be bundled up inside, unless you love to ski or snowboard!

We had a busy week at Craddock with winter benchmarking continuing and our fun Dairy Queen family event. Many thanks to Randy Monahan, who owns the Streetsboro DQ and his fabulous team! They were incredibly patient, kind and helpful as the Craddock staff invaded to serve delicious treats to Craddock families. Thank you to everyone who took time out of their evening to stop in! It took an incredible amount of patience and we were so grateful to have so many of you there. I am still waiting to see what kind of money will be kicked back to Craddock. I will share that when I know. Thank you again! I also would be remiss if I didn't send out a huge THANK YOU the staff members who attended. The kids loved seeing familiar faces! I had a cutie come up to me Thursday to tell me that I got her order wrong and after I apologized profusely, I had to chuckle. If she was the only one that got a wrong order, that would be a miracle! It was insanity for awhile! So much fun! Once again, thank you for coming!

Please keep a close eye on the weather and make sure to send your kids to school dressed accordingly. We take them out as much as we can, even in the cold and snow. Also, it's not a bad idea to have an extra set of clothes in your child's book bag either. These can be stored at school during the winter months, but it helps us get them back to class quickly if the clothes are available to make a quick change into.

Again, enjoy the long weekend. We look forward to seeing our adorable 1st and 2nd grade friends back on Tuesday, January 17th! Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions, concerns or feedback.

Take care,

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!

The Scholastic Book Fair at Craddock February 6th-10th

We are so excited to bring the Scholastic Book Fair to Craddock! All of our students will be able to peruse the inventory early in the week and then each class has been assigned a day and time to shop! Many thanks to our PTO for getting things up and running and organizing volunteers! We couldn't do this without them!

We will also have a Scholastic Family Night on Wednesday, February 8th. More information to come on times! For now, clink the link below to read more about the book fair and to set up your child's account to shop. Let us know if you have any questions or need any help!

Scholastic Book Fair

Click here to view the books and set up your child's account to shop!

Think Pink Event Coming February 25th

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News from Mrs. Ambrosia, Craddock's School Counselor

Greetings Families! Over the course of the year, I meet with students in small groups. These groups include students in first and second grades and can include as few as two students or as many as six. Beginning in January, I am starting a new group to focus on Changing Families. Students that may benefit from this group may have a change in their family including separation, divorce, or death of an immediate family member. This group will meet once weekly for twenty to twenty-five minutes for six to eight weeks. Group activities will focus on meeting peers in a similar situation, identifying the change, learning about adult v. kid responsibilities, naming adults that are their support system, reaffirming their identities, and problem-solving scenarios with the group members. If you think your child would benefit from this group, please reach out to me at or 330.562.3175 ext. 1260.

A resource of interest is this awesome site shared with me by our Director of Special Services, Mike Maglionico:

This site is a simple way to gather community resources, contacts, talking points and activities to benefit your family’s well-being and mental health over the holidays. I found the How-To articles super helpful because as a counselor and a parent, I know how I want my students and children to think of themselves, but am often refining the process in which I use to correct their thinking in a more positive way. I hope you find this resource helpful!

Mrs. Lindsey Ambrosia

School Counselor

Craddock Elementary School

330.562.3175, ext. 1260

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!

The Princess Prom Returns!

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Mark Your Calendar

Monday, 1/16 - No School (MLK Jr. Day)

Wednesday, 2/01 - Elementary PTO Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Monday, 2/06 - Friday, 2/10 - Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday, 2/08 - Scholastic Book Fair Family Night at Craddock

Tuesday, 2/14 - Valentine's Party from 2:15 - 3:00

Friday, 2/17 - No School (PD Day for Staff)

Monday, 2//20 - No School (President's Day)

Wednesday, 3/01 - Elementary PTO Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Monday, 3/06 - No School (PD Day for Staff) **Recent board-approved change to the district calendar.

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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.