Craddock's Weekly Update

For the Week of January 30, 2023

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Mrs. Menta's Message

Happy Friday Families!

I cannot believe we are already at the end of the week! I think the snow day in the middle of the week threw things into fast forward! I hope your kiddo enjoyed the extra time to sleep in and play! Although the building was a little too quiet for me at Craddock, it was great to be in getting things checked off the "to do" list!

As you know, we celebrated our 100th day of school this week. There was no shortage of adorable little kids in grey wigs, mustaches and walkers. Kudos to our families for embracing the theme and running with it! The staff and students had a blast with it! Check out some of the pictures below!

We are getting excited for our 1st grade art show and Scholastic Book Fair Family Night on Wednesday, February 8th from 5:00-8:00 here at Craddock! Keep your eyes on the Weekly Update for additional information as we get closer! If you'd like to help volunteer during that week at the Book Fair, please click the link below.

Enjoy the wonderful weekend ahead and as always, if you need anything at all, don't hesitate to reach out. My contact information can be found below.

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!

Congrats Craddock!

Once again, many thanks to all of you who made the trek out to the Streetsboro Dairy Queen a few weeks ago for our dine-to-donate event. In three hours we accrued $3,155.00 in sales. Mr. Monahan, the owner, gave back 30% of those sales to Craddock and we made $947.00! Thank you again for braving the crowd and coming out to support our school!
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!

Latest ACSD Update from Mr. Roberto

Please view the Superintendent’s video update to all Aurora City School District (ACSD) families for 1/25/23 at the link below.

Video Link:

Key points in the video include:

-Update on New Potential Construction

-Parent/Teacher Conference Reminders

-Change in the School Calendar: No School 3/6/23

-Thank you to the Aurora Board of Education

Important Links

Transcript Link

PDF Transcript Link

ThenDesign Architecture (tda) Presentations

tda Primary Submission Presentation (Round 1)

tda Secondary Submission Presentation (Round 2)

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!

Mark Your Calendar

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.