Cherry Drive Weekly Update

October 5, 2023

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Dear Cherry Drive Families,

I hope you had a nice week. Our Just Change Fundraiser is off to a great start! Here are the grade level totals as of Monday.

1st place: 4th grade $213.85

2nd place: 5th grade $176.91

3rd place: 1st grade $167.59

4th place: 2nd grade $152.04

5th place: PreK $40.95

6th place: Kindergarten $15.66

Total: $924.06

Thank you for generous contributions so far. Students have 1 more week to continue bringing in change and dollar bills! As a reminder, tomorrow is a teacher workday and there is no school for students.

Have a wonderful long weekend!

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Friday, October 6: Teacher Workday, No school for students
  • Week of October 9: Scholastic Book Fair
  • Tuesday, October 10: Donuts with Grownups
  • Wednesday-Thursday, October 11-12: Parent Teacher Conferences (3-6pm)
  • Friday, October 13: Pumpkin Run - Schedule below and more details coming soon!
  • Week of October 16-20: Fall Break, No School
  • Tuesday, October 24: Picture Make Up
  • Friday, October 27: Fall Festival Carnival & Trunk or Treat, 4-6pm (Wristband sales will start on October 9). All Pumpkin Run fundraiser money on this day.

Warm Regards,

- Liz Jordan, Principal & Ryanne Kleingarn, Assistant Principal

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Carnival Wristbands for Sale Next Week

Wristbands will be available for purchase in the main office on Monday, Oct. 9th. Cash or check only (please bring exact cash as the office is unable to break bills).

What will a wristband get you? Carnival games and prizes, trunk or treat and a raffle ticket to the silent auction with special themed gift baskets!!

Wristbands are $10 each or 4 for $30. They will also be available for purchase at the event. We look forward to celebrating with you and your family!

Sign up to Decorate your car for Trunk or Treat

Have fun and get creative decorating your car for our Trunk or Treat at the Fall Fest Carnival! Anyone can sign up, not just CDE families! If you are in need of Trunk-or-Treat ideas, you can check out some creative ideas here. SIGN UP HERE.

Pumpkin Run Schedule

Our fall fundraiser is underway! Wanna learn more, laugh and watch students and staff shenanigans, check out this video created by Mrs. Lecumberry with EVERYTHING you need to know about our fall fundraiser.

Please mark your calendars to come cheer on students for the culmination of this event on October 13th, a Pumpkin Run around our school! You do not need to check in the office because the event is outside. Just look for the giant red arch near the playground for the start and finish line.

Pre-K (AM) - 8:40-9:00 AM

K-2nd - 9:15-9:45 AM

Pre-K (PM) - 1:10-1:30 PM

3rd-5th - 1:45-2:15 PM

Each grade level will wear a tie-dyed bandana and will wear a color specific to their grade level.

PreK: Pink

K: Blue

1: Red

2: Green

3: Purple

4: Orange

5: Yellow

We can't wait to see everyone there!

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Donuts with Grownups Link

Here is a link you can also click on to RSVP for our event!
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Conference Sign Up

Conferences will be held over two evenings in October (11th & 12th) from 3-6pm. Sign up here for a 15 minute time slot.

Our teachers could use some snacks to get through two long days/evenings of conferences. Sign up to donate a snack or drink here. Please turn snacks into the main office by Tuesday, 10/10.

After School Clubs - Sign Up Today For All Clubs

We are excited to host 16 after school clubs this year! We offer clubs 1st and 2nd semester as well as a few year long. Some clubs have small fees to help with supplies. Check out the club description catalog to learn about what clubs are offered at each grade level. (En Espanol)

Please fill out this Google Form if you want your child to join one or more of our clubs. The Google form was originally going to close on 9/15; however we have many clubs with low enrollment so we are leaving it open a few more weeks. You can pay for clubs, if there is a fee, through the PayForIt app. This fee will only show up if you have signed up on the Google form above. You can also send in cash or checks made out to Cherry Drive. If you send in/drop off cash or check please place it in a labeled envelope with your child's name. (Click here for PayforIt instructions)

Please sign up NOW for all clubs, even if they are not until next semester. In order to compensate staff for sponsoring clubs, we have to submit the club information in October for the whole year. If clubs do not have students signed up, we will not be able to offer them. We will close the Google form on October 20th.

Here is a calendar with all the club dates to help parents keep track of when clubs are meeting throughout the year. We recommend you saving or printing this document. We look forward to offering lots of enrichment opportunities for our students!

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Cherry Drive Elementary

Vision: The Cherry Drive family will provide a consistent, positive, caring and highly engaging optimal learning environment. To accomplish this we will foster supportive collaboration and hold everyone accountable to consistent high expectations. As a community of diverse learners, we will value and take pride in one another by celebrating growth and success. Together, through this hard work and dedication, we will be productive 21st century citizens and lifelong learners.