Cardinal Family Newsletter

It's A Great Day to Be a Cardinal!

October 7-11

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend. It was nice to get a break from the heat. There's lots of information in this week's newsletter and some photos of the students from The Hangout, Student of the Month, and student learning in sixth grade. You will also find some great resources that can help your child with Math.

Have a great week and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Mrs. Hiler

Mark Your Calendars

October 8- Volleyball Home (Batavia)

October 9- Picture Retakes and Make-ups ( New Date)

October 10- Volleyball at Williamsburg

October 14- No School-Teacher Professional Development

October 18- End of first quarter

October 24- Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7

Students of the Month

Selection Process:

This is the criteria that teams/teachers use for electing the student of the month candidates:

• Good academic standings in the classroom

• Displays good citizenship with both adults and peers

• Leader among their peers

• Gives their best effort daily

Each Student of the Month Winner

  • Receives a certificate and Student of the Month T-shirt

  • Is Displayed on the Student of the Month bulletin board outside the middle school office

Congratulations to the following students for being selected Student of the Month for September!

5th grade-

Ronnie Harra

Maria Daniels

6th grade-

Isaiah Hooper

Alysa Meade

7th grade-

Lucjan Grider

Ashlyn Jones

8th grade-

Madison Flora

Adam Valentine

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The Fall Hangout

The students had a great time at the first After- School Hangout. Thank you Jona Carnahan for being the DJ and handling the music.
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Sixth Grade Learning

Mrs. Lane's Language Arts

Mrs. Lane's sixth grade students reading Hatchet and working on summarizing and selecting important events in their reading.
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Mrs. Nooe's Social Studies Class

Mrs. Nooe's Social Studies class is studying Ancient Civilization of Mesopotamia. They were in the Cardinal Learning Lab building a temple and a marble run on the temple for potential and kinetic energy.
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Top Sites for Parents on Middle School Math Resources

Insights for Parents on Middle School Math Resources

  • Ask your child’s teacher what the class is studying and what’s coming up in the next few units so you can prepare ahead of time and make sure your child is ready when the unit starts.

  • Take a look at the other sections in this Web guide for more sites that may help you at home. And visit the findingDulcinea Homeschooling Web Guide for ideas about bringing math into the home classroom.

Top Sites for Parents on Middle School Math Resources has a section for parents that offers explanations of pre-algebra, algebra and geometry concepts, and information about how to teach them. It also has a Math Homework section with calculators, formulas and more.

Figure This, from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, has a “Family Corner” with challenges to do with your kids, tips for helping with homework and information about getting your child interested in math.

Homeschool Math explains how to review concepts with your child and how to teach math at home. is a bright, inviting site to use with your kids or for your own reference. The Parent-Ed section offers math tips, math lessons, math games and more to get your child motivated to learn math.

Video Tutorials for Math help

Thriving Learning Communities

Hopefully you had an opportunity to talk with your children about their survey results and to learning more about their strengths. Below you will find a link where you can take a free survey. It isn't as extensive as what the students took but it is still worth the time to take and to learn about your own strengths.
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Health Bug

A new school year has begun. Wouldn’t it be great if your child didn’t bring home every cold and stomach bug that comes along? Here are some tips that can help your child stay healthy and learn good health habits along with all the math, reading, and social studies.

1. Keep hands clean.

2. Keep hands out of the eyes, mouth and nose.

3. Don’t share water bottles, food or other personal items.

4. Keep kids current on vaccinations, including a yearly flu shot

5. Boost your whole family’s immune system.

6. Laugh out loud.

7. Give kids a brain-boosting breakfast.

8. Pack a healthy lunch.

9. Pick the right backpack.

10. Get kids to play outside after school.

Final Forms

If you and/or your child haven't had the opportunity to complete your final forms please try to update them as soon as possible.

Box Tops

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Charge the Chromebooks!

Please make sure your child gets in the habit of charging their chrome books each evening. It is important that they come to school prepared and the chrome books are as important to class as bringing paper and pencils. They will need their computers to fully participate in instruction in most classes.

2019-2020 School Calendar

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Clear Water Bottles

Students are permitted to have water bottles in the classrooms. Please make sure that the water bottles are clear.


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School starts at 7:30 am and ends at 2:30 pm. Every hour of the school day counts, so please try and have your child to school on time. If your child is absent please call 513-362-5307 by 10:00 am.

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Phone- 513-362-5382