Cannon Falls Elementary School Principal News

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Hello Cannon Falls Elementary School Families-

We did it! We almost have the first 4 weeks of the 2022-2023 school year under our belts! It truly has been so great having students back in our classrooms. It is going to be a fantastic year at CFES. I am so proud of our staff and students. They put forth so much effort for learning and it shows.

Each month, I will be sending out a monthly newsletter that will include all of the happenings and other informational items about our building. Our goal is to stay as connected as we can with all of our families. If you ever have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us!

Thank you as well for your continued support to the CFES school community! - Mrs. Chappuis

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Keep It Real Winners for the week of 9/12/22

The REAL Deal winners this week are Clark Nobach, Nash Murphy, Aubree Bulson, Gus Olund, Oliver Flodeen, Kyra Crospy and Kayla Kiffmeyer. Not pictured Mrs. Stephanie Bowen, 5th grade teacher.

The REAL Deal classroom award went to Mrs. Sam Niemann's 4th grade class. The No Lion award for a clean classroom went to Mrs. Amber Borgen's 3rd grade class (Dyson) and Mrs. Laura Albers' 2nd grade class.

Parent Pick-up/Drop-off Reminders

During the first week of September an email was sent out in regards to expectations of our parent pick-up/drop-off and other parking lot helpful hints. The document for reference can be found below. I encourage you to revisit often. Please share with anyone that is going to be picking up your student.

Safety and Security

At this time of year, parents are no longer able to walk their child INTO the school building at the beginning of the day. This is only done during the first couple weeks of the school year. A students independence grows so much when they get an opportunity to walk into the building by themselves. You may walk them up to their designated door. Please drop off any items that your child needs for their day in the main office and we will get it to them.

Emergency Drills

We spent the last two weeks completing our fire drills as well as our ALICE lockdown drills. Our students and staff did incredible! For those of you unaware, our district uses the ALICE method in the event of a threat. We will continue to remind students of our expectations during both of these types of drills. Our ALICE drills are not intended to create anxiety for our students but rather provide a knowledge base that will help them in the event they need it. Here is a short video for more information on ALICE. Severe weather drills will take place in the Spring.

PLC Early Release Days for the 2022-2023 School Year

Students are released at 12:50 PM on the following Friday's:

  • Sept. 16th
  • Oct. 14th
  • Nov. 11th
  • Dec. 9th
  • Jan. 13th
  • Feb. 10th
  • Mar. 10th
  • Apr. 14th

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming up on Oct. 17 and 18. This is a great opportunity to meet with the teacher(s) and your children to discuss how things are going. I strongly encourage everyone to attend. Our building attendance goal for conferences is always 100%. We again are using PTCfast (just like bomber day conferences) for our conference sign-up. The link will be live on Monday, October 3rd at 9:00 AM.

***The scholastic book fair put on by our PTO will be running during conferences!

Fall Bomber Academy

We will be having a Fall Bomber Academy session this year that will tentatively be starting after our Fall break. Students are recommended by their classroom teacher using district assessments. This will run on Tuesday's and Thursday's from 3:00-4:15 PM. Please look for registration paperwork to come home if your child's teacher believes it to be a good fit for him/her. The amount of students we will be able to service will be pending our teacher availability.

Did you know...Attendance Matters

Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school AND themselves. Start building this habit early (PK or kindergarten) so they learn that going to school on time, every day is important. Eventually good attendance will be a skill that will help them succeed

Please see the document here for more information about the importance of Attendance.

District Transportation

If you have district transportation questions please contact Alison Godfrey at

Upcoming Important Dates

  • Sept. 16 Early Release Day
  • Oct. 5 Jostens Picture Retake Day -- Event Code: FE9722
  • Oct. 10-14 Homecoming Week (Pep fest for students on 10/13 at 2:00 PM)
  • Oct. 14 Early Release Day
  • Oct. 17 & 18 Conferences (and scholastic book fair)
  • Oct. 20-21 NO SCHOOL (Education Minnesota)
  • Oct. 31 PTO Family Halloween Event