Wildcat Weekly

September 17, 2021

Mission Statement

Dutton Elementary empowers students to achieve their best in ensuring high quality learning that has a positive impact on the world!

Info for Parents:

  • Parents please remember for the safety of our children that when dropping off your child during the school day, please find a parking spot and walk your child into the building. Please do not use the bus lane to park your car during the school day.

  • Parents, you are always welcome to see the qualifications of your child’s teacher or paraprofessional here at Dutton. If you would like more information, please contact Mr. Veitch.

  • If your child/ren will be late or are out for the day. Please call 616-698-8982 or e-mail pickardh@calschools.org and spragginsa@calschools.org by 9:00 a.m.

  • Start of the day- 8:45 a.m. (Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast, 8:35 a.m. for all others. Parent drop off NO earlier than 8:30 a.m.) End of the day- 3:40 p.m. (Doors open at 3:40 p.m. for parent pick up.) Half Day dismissal is at 12:00 (Lunch will not be served on half days, you may pre-order a sack lunch)

  • If your child/ren arrives after 8:45 please walk them into the office and sign them in using your cell phone and the QR code located next to the call box. Our doors at the parent drop off area are locked at 8:45 a.m.


September 22, Half Day, Dismissal at 12:00 pm

Half Day Lunch Form

September 20 - September 24, Spirit Week at Dutton (see below for important information)

Spirit Week at Dutton Elementary

Dear Dutton Families,

Next week is spirit week for Caledonia to celebrate homecoming. Please join us in a week of school spirit.

Monday-Comfy Cozy Day

Tuesday-Sports Team Day

Wednesday-Classroom Color Day

Thursday-American Spirit Day

Friday-Purple & Gold Day GO SCOTS!!!

Please join us for the BIGGEST party of the year at Calapalooza!

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A note from Mr. Oostdyke

Hello 3rd and 4th grade parents! This is Ryan Oostdyk, music teacher at Dutton. I am emailing to communicate information about the 3rd and 4th grade music concert this year.

The concert is a musical called "Bring On The Snow!"

Our concert date is Tuesday, November 30 at 7pm in the High School auditorium. (FAC)

Please keep in mind, while we are currently planning on the concert as scheduled, COVID guidelines as we approach will ultimately dictate whether the concert will be able to continue as planned.

In the coming weeks as we prepare the concert, students who want to try out for a speaking part or a solo will take a tryout form, practice the lines from it, and return it the following music class for their entry slip to try out. I will also send another email soon for opportunities to help with props, costumes, and decorations.

To view all of the scripts, the tryout paper (coming soon!), and the mp3 tracks for the songs, please visit my website at dutton.org and click on the concert tab.

If you have any questions, you may email me at oostdykr@calschools.org.

Looking forward to it!

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Building and district-level free and reduced lunch numbers are used by the federal government to determine funding which ultimately impacts staffing. All families are encouraged to complete the Free/Reduced lunch application (linked below) to see if they qualify. If you prefer a paper application, please contact the office and one will be sent home with your child.

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Medication Administraton at School

Guidelines for Medication Administration

All medications require an Authorization Form signed by parent and Physician.

All OTC medications will be supplied by parent and require instructions and parent signature.

All medications need to be brought to school by a parent.

All medications need to be in original labeled container and cannot be expired.

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smile.amazon.com - Dutton PTO

Use this QR code when ordering through Amazon and Dutton Elementary receives 0.5% of your eligible purchases - at no cost to you.
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Caledonia Education Foundation

Covid 19 has created increased budgetary demands for our district. The Caledonia Education Foundation is asking you to show that you care by helping us fill in the gap. CAL CARES is a campaign to bring together organizations like the Caledonia Education Foundation, PTOs, teams, local businesses, families, alumni, and other groups to raise $300,000 for the most pressing needs of the Caledonia district.

We are asking the Caledonia community to rally together to support our students, teachers and administrators. We want to be known as a community that stood by our district when the need was great. The future is uncertain, but you can come alongside our families, teachers, and students to help navigate learning for today. Show you care with a gift today! Thank-you!

Give online

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Caledonia Harvest Festival

Join the Caledonia Area Chamber of Commerce for the Annual Caledonia Harvest Festival, Saturday, Sept. 25th, 10am to 2pm. Fun for the entire family including hayrides, free pumpkins, vendor booths, kids games, coloring contest, and more. Located at 92nd and Dobber-Wenger (in front of the library). Bring the attached coloring sheet to the Chamber booth for a chance to win a gift certificate to Celebration Cinema. Rain or shine come join the fun! NEW THIS YEAR! CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT. REGISTER AT www.caledoniachamber.com
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