Cardinal Connections Parent Copy

March 7, 2022

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Important Dates


  • March 1 - 25 - NWEA Window Open
  • March 8 - No School for students
  • March 8 - GSRP Virtual Parent-Teacher Conference
  • March 9 - GSRP Virtual Parent-Teacher Conference
  • March 10 - GSRP Virtual Parent-Teacher Conference
  • March 11 - No ECSE - Teacher Planning Day
  • March 11 - End of Second Trimester
  • March 14 - Beginning of Third Trimester
  • March 15 - Spring Pictures
  • March 18 - Report Cards sent home
  • March 23 - Virtual Parent-Teacher Conf. - Evening only (by request)
  • March 23 - ECSE in AM only - No PM session - Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • March 23 - Virtual Parent-Teacher Conf. - Evening only (by request)
  • March 24 - ECSE Parent-Teacher Conference
  • March 25 - Students and Teachers attend AM only
  • April 1 - Students and Teachers attend AM only
  • April 4 - 10 - Spring Break - No School
Greetings, CVE Families!


I hope all is well with you and your families. Back in November, an accident took place on Mulberry St. where a student was hit by a car. We have asked that no one drop their student off by parking across the street from the school. Since this accident, I have asked my staff to park in the back to give families space to park in the lot while dropping off. We are still seeing parents parking on the other side and walking students over or letting the students out to cross over on their own. Please use the parking lot to drop your student off and reframe from parking across from the school. While I understand that the accident didn't happen while that parent was dropping off the students for school, we want to be proactive in avoiding any danger that could occur in the future. Please use the parking lot. There are plenty of spaces available.


I also asked that you not pull up between the buses or the signs out front indicating "Bus Only." I understand that many of you are rushing to get to work, but we want to avoid any accidents. We want to ensure the safety of our students, and this is the only way to do so.


I appreciate your understanding!


~ Mrs. Wright

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1st Place Winners in our annual Lego Robotics Competition

CVE took home the first place trophy overall on Friday night! The students were super excited, and so were the coaches. We also placed second in two competitions and first in one of the competitions! Thank you, parents, for allowing your students to participate in such a great event. We want to extend another thank you and congratulations to our marvelous coaches - Coach Karen and Joe Walters. I appreciate your dedication to the CVE Lego Robotics club and your passion and love for our students.


Here are the names of the students who rocked this competition:


Yusun Chang

Maris Benson

Keagan Rosso

Christian Wilson

Ava White

Tayla Henley

Madison Moody

Elijah Bunk

John Goss

Chloe Kelley

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Sumo
CVE Maze Competition
CVE Competition
CVE Lego Competition

What's Happening in 4th Grade with Mrs. Phillips...

Mrs. Phillips 4th graders started a novel study this week where they got to choose a book from 5 different options and will read it with their classmates throughout the month of March. On Thursday they read by flashlight in the classroom. So fun!

What's Happening in Science with Ms. Laichalk's Class...

Students went back to the Science Room this week. They designed Lego mazes, had friends test them, and then made improvements to their designs based on test results. We had some awesome mazes with all kinds of details!

Kindergarten and New Student Enrollment

Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences

Spring Parent-Teacher conferences will be virtual this year. Spring conferences are on an as-needed basis. The parameters for conferences are below:


· 12-15 minute time slots for elementary conferences

· 1 conference slot per student

· Teachers will conduct conferences via Teams

NWEA Testing

We have already begun testing for our Grades 3-5. W are seeing some great results in both Reading and Math. Many students are making tremendous academic gains.


Please be mindful that this assessment is critical. For the students to be successful when taking assessments, we have first to ensure they have a healthy breakfast on the day of the assessment. You can provide them with breakfast at home or have the student request a breakfast from our Breakfast Program.


Below you will find the schedule for our Upper Elementary students. Remember Grades K-2 are not taking the NWEA this year.

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Kids Heart Challenge Kick Off Flyer - Starts Monday, March 7th

March is Reading Month - In School Activities Calendar

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March is Reading Month - At Home Activities

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Positivity Project

Social Intelligence Quotes


“The single most important lesson I learned in 25 years of talking every single day to people, was that there’s a common denominator in our human experience. The common denominator I found in every single interview is we want to be validated. We want to be understood.” - OPRAH WINFREY


“When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say.” - ABRAHAM LINCOLN


“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” - ERNEST HEMINGWAY


“There is no separation of mind and emotion; emotions, thinking, and learning are all linked.” -ERIC JENSEN


“When awareness is brought to an emotion, power is brought to your life.” -TARA MEYER ROBSON

Elementary Assessment Schedule

NWEA - Fall Testing


  • Testing Window - September 13 to October 1
  • 3rd - 5th Grade
  • Reading and Math (There is no particular order to test)


NWEA - Winter Testing


  • Testing Window - December 1 to December 22
  • 1st Grade
  • 3rd - 5th Grade
  • Reading and Math (There is no particular order to test)


NWEA - Spring Testing


  • Testing Window - March 1 to March 25
  • 3rd - 5th Grade
  • Reading and Math (There is no particular order to test)


FastBridge - Fall Diagnostic Benchmark Window


  • Testing Window - September 13 to October 1
  • K - 2nd Grade
  • Reading and Math (FastBridge Math in 2nd Grade ONLY)


FastBridge - Mid-Year Diagnostic Benchmark Window


  • Testing Window - January 4 to January 25
  • K - 2nd Grade
  • Reading and Math (FastBridge Math in 2nd Grade ONLY)


FastBridge - Spring Diagnostic Benchmark Window


  • Testing Window - May 1 to May 25
  • K - 2nd Grade
  • Reading and Math (FastBridge Math in 2nd Grade ONLY)


Progress Monitor (Tier 2 bi-weekly, Tier 3 weekly)

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Important Links