Eagles' Voice Newsletter

Clayton Ridge Schools: March 2020

Where Excellence is the Tradition

Admin and School Board Message to CR Families
The Clayton Ridge website has recently been updated to gather all of the Covid-19 information and resources shared with families into one location. Be sure to check out the links on the right of the website as well. Here's the link: https://tinyurl.com/CRcovid19

Coronavirus Updates: We Are ALL in This TOGETHER

Attention All Clayton Ridge Families:

Here are three available resources to help your family get much-needed access to food.

1. The Family Resource Center will be available for all families. Call 563-252-3215 if they can help you. See attached info. Deliveries will be available if needed.

2. In addition: A DRIVE THROUGH MOBILE FOOD PANTRY WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 21ST - No need to bring boxes or baskets. Food will be loaded into your vehicle directly from the food truck. This will take place at St. John’s in Guttenberg between 9am and 11am.

3. St. Mary IC School Food Program will provide free meals to ALL children ages 18 and under starting Thursday, March 19th. A grab-n-go breakfast and lunch can be picked up at the same time between 7:30am-12:00pm. Locations will be St. Mary IC School lunchroom Guttenberg (lunchroom is in the St Mary's church basement) or at the Garnavillo Community Center. Meals will be available to pick up Monday-Friday.

See the information below. Additionally, a food pantry form is included at the bottom of the newsletter for families.

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Dealing with the Coronavirus and Your Students

Hello, Clayton Ridge Families.

We would like to share with you the following tips for parents about talking with your children to help them understand and keep safe during times of stress and illness. The linked Youtube video, "The Yucky Bug" was shared by the CDC and is a great resource for helping your kids understand recent events as they are unfolding. Thank you to our elementary school counselor Mrs. Thomas for sharing this important resource. #StaySafe #StayHealthy #EaglesCare

The Yucky Bug by Julia Cook
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Staff Videos to Students

We miss you, Clayton Ridge Students! Stay healthy! Stay safe! See you all soon!

CRES Video

CRES Corona cation


Clayton Ridge MS/HS Coronacation Video

Zoom Class Check-In

Mrs. Stannard has a Zoom Check-In with her class tonight. “It was great to see their faces and smiles. I have missed them so much!”

Students were able to talk to one another and their teacher. Ms. Scott, Ms. Sherri and Mrs. Thomas hopped on and were able to talk to students as well.

We're ALL in This TOGETHER

Clayton Ridge faculty & students helped with the Mobile Food Pantry at St. John’s on Saturday, March 21. #EaglesCare (photo credits - Mrs. Hansel)
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Websites for Enrichment

Hello CR parents and families!

As students are currently taking a break from the classroom we would like to make you aware of the many free online resources (such as ebooks, activities and more) that are available to your student, should you choose to use them at home. This list is purely OPTIONAL, but your student is probably familiar with many of them from prior use at school. Many of these websites are fun, interactive and provide feedback to guide the learning process.

Access all of these resources with this link: https://tinyurl.com/CRresources20

Note* the Keystone Online Resources are purchased by Keystone AEA 1 and provided to students and schools in the AEA1 area at no cost.

Teacher Websites (In alphabetical order)

Mrs. Cano's Suggested Websites

Spanish stories or Spanish songs daily on Google Classroom for students to practice.

Use the following websites for practice:


senorwooly.com (they have accounts)

garbanzo.io (see Google Classroom for sign up instructions)

http://iculture.emcp.com, pick the corresponding language, and enter the password ICULTURE4U

Mrs. DeGidio's Suggested Websites

Grammar and Paragraph Practice - http://guidetogrammar.org/grammar/index.htm

Grammar Practice - https://chompchomp.com/menu.htm

Vocabulary Practice - https://freerice.com/

Vocabulary Practice - https://playknoword.com/

Review of ANY concept - http://www.braineos.com/search/decks

Fun Trivia on ANY topic - https://www.sporcle.com/

Mrs. Connelly and Mrs. Palmer's 3rd Grade Suggested Websites

First in Math: https://www.firstinmath.com/

Student's user names and passwords are in the front of their planners.

Type to Learn: http://www.claytonridge.k12.ia.us/en/elementary_school/

User name: student last name + their lunch #

Password: Their lunch number

Spelling City: https://www.spellingcity.com/users/kconnelly

Mrs. Mackey's Suggested Websites

Middle School Social Studies websites for online learning:

TrueFlix - https://sdm-tfx.digital.scholastic.com/?authCtx=U.636189721

FreedomFlix - https://sdm-fflix.digital.scholastic.com/?authCtx=U.636189721

Social Studies Games - http://interactivesites.weebly.com/social-studies.html

Mr. Mueller's Suggested Websites


Khan Academy

Mr. Pfaffly's Website


Mr. Radcliffe's Suggested Websites







Ms. Streich's Suggested Websites

IXL for Math (Science and Social Studies are now free as well)

BookFlix: https://tinyurl.com/CRresources20

Mrs. Werges' Suggested Website

My Access - an online writing activity.

Username is first name last name, no capital letters. EX: john smith Password is lunch code.

All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders have used this and know how to use it for improving writing skills. Mrs. Werges has assigned a prompt to work on for extra practice

Mrs. Connelly Reads "When Will It Be Spring?"

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Iowa Immunization Law Requirements

Mrs. Renae Kraus, District Nurse
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Social Media Challenges - Info for Parents

Mrs. Deb Henkes, District Technology Coach

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2020-2021 District Calendar

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Stop-Motion Animation and Augmented Reality in Computer Applications II

Students in Mrs. Crum's Computer Applications II course experimented with using stop-motion animation with Google Slides and creating augmented reality experiences with Metaverse. Mrs. DeGidio worked with students on Hyperdocs that led to the creation of several really cool projects. Watch the stop-motion videos below and try some of the augmented reality tools with your phone or tablet and the Metaverse app.

Augmented Reality Experiences:

Clayton Ridge Trivia #1 - Created by Landon LeGrand

Clayton Ridge Trivia #2 - Created by Cisco Gomez

Clayton Ridge Trivia #3 - Created by Trinten Troester

Elephant Saves the Day - Stop Motion Animation with Google Slides
The Battle of Okhotsk

Mr. Sperfslage Teaches Students about CPR, First Aid, and AEDs

Sperslage CPR, Choking, and AED

Mr. Kolbet Celebrates Pi Day with Pie and Ice Cream

Mr. Kolbet treated his students to an assortment of pies and ice cream for National Pi Day, which is March 14. What a treat on Friday the 13th! Thank you, Suellen Kolbet, Mr. Kolbet’s mom, who made all of the pies for the celebration. #PiDay #CRHS #MathRocks
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CRMS Studies The War of 1812

Mrs. Carole Mackey, MS Social Studies & HS English

Mrs. Mackey's social studies class recently produced newscasts recreating legendary conflicts from the War of 1812. Researching historical figures, writing anchor and on-site reporter scripts, and recording and editing final broadcasts using green screen technology for background battle scenes, all brought America's "second revolution" to life. Clayton Ridge 8th grade students who produced the attached video are Teagan Palmer, Obreth Lopez-Hernandez, Logan Cano, and Aiden Christiansen.

War of 1812 Version 2
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Social Studies with A Purpose

Mrs. Mackey's social studies class recently welcomed Clayton Ridge exchange student, Ella Vihanto, who shared details of her life in Finland to conclude their study of Europe. Ella shared photos of a high school formal dance, common foods, outdoor recreation, and home life. Students learned that Finland has the most official lakes of any country in the world and nearly every home has a sauna. Clayton Ridge 7th grade students getting to know Ella (far right) are (from left) Amyra Millard, Sophia Hansen, and Ella Oberbreckling. #LearningAroundTheWorld #AlwaysLearning #CRMS #CRPride
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Passport to Learning

Mrs. Mackey's social studies class is currently studying the roots of immigrants to Northeast Iowa from various countries in Europe. To explore the cultures of that diverse continent, students are researching information and creating artwork and text about countries of their choice on pages of "passport" booklets. Clayton Ridge 7th grade students whose "passports" were voted "Best in Class" this week are (l to r) Owen Ludovissy, Caleb Lawrence, Hailey Gaul, Olivia Baker, Serena Sandoval, and Ella Oberbreckling.
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Social Studies Alive

Mrs. Mackey's social studies class rehearses their readers theater production of German and Scandinavian folktales on the stage in the Multi-Purpose Room in Guttenberg. The students plan to record their production with "green screen" technology, adding animated backgrounds, music, and special effects, and share the recording with residents of the Care Center.

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CRES Celebrates Dr. Seuss Week

Happy Birthday, Dr Seuss 2020
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5th graders participated in an Osborne presentation called “Earth Rules.” Ms. Abbey from Osborne presented facts and information on the planets in our solar system. Then students completed several different stations on the similarities and differences between the planets and Earth.

Students learned that 4 “Earths” fit across Neptune and 11 “Earths” fit across Jupiter! They also learned that Venus is the closet in size to Earth.

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Some CRES 5th-grade students went to Calmar for a Science Fair at NICC on March 10. They presented their project, research paper and display to the judges. They toured the NICC campus and interacted with 6-8 grade students and their projects from other schools. What a fun day of learning! #AlwaysLearning #EaglePride
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Words on Wellness

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About Clayton Ridge Community Schools

Clayton Ridge Community School District has both a north and south campus. The northern campus is located in the midst of the rolling prairie of Garnavillo, Iowa and currently serves students in grades PK-5. The southern campus is situated among the picturesque Mississippi River bluffs and boasts a magnificent view of the mighty river and Lock & Dam 10 in Guttenberg, Iowa. The south campus serves middle school (6-8), and high school (9-12).