Circle Towanda Elementary

Parent Newsletter ~ March 2022

Mrs. Dawn Dodd, Principal ~ ddodd@usd375.org

Towanda Primary ~ Early Childhood - 2nd grade

316-536-2728

Towanda Intermediate ~ 3rd - 6th grade

316-536-2281

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We couldn’t be more excited about the month of March! We have some awesome activities planned for this month and construction is starting. As you have seen, the construction will start on the north side of the primary building very soon. Also, we have spring break this month and hope all of you have something fun to do that week.

Upcoming Events

March 3 - Kdg - 4th grades will attend a play at BCC @1:30pm

March 7 - Class Pictures - No individual spring pictures will be taken

March 7 - PTO Mtg./Site Council @4:15pm - CTP Library

March 7 - BOE meeting @6pm

March 9 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:30-8pm (in person at the Primary building for all grades)

March 10 - NO SCHOOL ~ Parent/Teacher Conferences (in person at the Primary building for all grades)

March 11 - NO SCHOOL

March 13 - Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 14-18 ~ SPRING BREAK ~ NO SCHOOL

March 26 - MOM'S Pantry - CTP @8:30am

PTO NEWS

  • PTO Meeting 3/7 @ 4:15 Primary Library

  • Parent Teacher Conferences Staff Dinner: PTO will be providing Hog Wild Pit BBQ for our staff on Wednesday, March 9th. Please watch your email for a Sign Up Genius to donate some desserts or drinks. Thank you!

  • Spring Book Fair Dinner: Watch for more information to come about volunteering to help with our Spring Book Fair Dinner on the evening of Monday, March 28th.

  • 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!


KINDERGARTENERS FOR 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR

We are looking for kindergarten students for the 2022-2023 school year. If you have a child or know of a child who will turn 5 before September 1, 2021, please contact Jennifer at CTP 316-536-2728, for information on kindergarten screening.

Library News from Mrs. Smith

In February, love was in the air in the “libräre” (3rd grade’s “fancy” word for the library)! Check out these fun snapshots from kindergarten and pre-K lessons…


Kindergartners heard the story Love Monster and then Pre-K made lions out of hearts after listening to the story

made the main character. My Heart Is Like a Zoo.


Now it’s time to turn our attention to March and with March comes March Book Madness–a fun reading/voting event involving students from all over the United States and even as far away as Saudi Arabia. The event is an online, bracket-style tournament modeled after the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament. Books go head-to-head in match-ups decided by students’ votes. I have been introducing the books to our students for the past several weeks and the first round of voting will begin next week! Our 3rd graders will be voting on the picture book bracket and our 4th-6th graders will be voting on the middle grade novels.


March will also see the return of the SPRING BOOK FAIR!!! It will be held at both schools the week of March 28th-April 1st. Be on the lookout for more information to come home sometime after spring break, but go ahead and mark your calendars for Book Fair Family Night on Monday, March 28th!


Happy Reading!

Music News from Mrs. Goldsmith

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! We don't want you to miss our Spring Music Programs!

The Primary (Kdg, 1st & 2nd grades) will perform on Thursday, April 28 at 6:30pm.

The Intermediate (3rd-6th grades, and our bands) will perform on Tuesday, May 3 at 6:30pm.

Both programs will be outside at the High School Amphitheatre (weather permitting).

Plan to bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the evening outdoors!

More information later, including rainout dates and other pertinent details.

Questions? Email Mrs. Goldsmith at wgoldsmith@usd375.org.

COUNSELOR'S CORNER FROM MR. LAMUNYON

February Student of the Month - Problem Solving

Tannler Patty, Hunter Rich, Myles Masters, Braxton Peterson-Leyman, Chesney Sarkett, Remington Smith, Kate Page, Henree Pierce, Sam Sabala, Ryker Meisch, Madison Ludlow, Emma Nieznay, Sky Wiens, Kaitlyn Christy, Trinidee Ruttenberg, Zane Hise, Riley Hocker, Christian Grace, Aubrey Hornseth, RJ Inman, Stormey Courson, Esther Crawford, Jossalyn Moore, Natalia Gutierrez, Isobel Moser, Maxwell Olson, Tucker Janzen, Macy Waldorf, Jesse Back, Abree Smith, Paradyse DeLoach