October Cavendish Corner
Fall Breeze and Autumn Leaves!
Dear Parents and Cavendish Community,
Cavendish Elementary School Principal
“I love Vermont because of her hills and valleys, her scenery and invigorating climate, but most of all because of her indomitable people. They are a race of pioneers who have almost beggared themselves to serve others. If the spirit of liberty should vanish in other parts of the union and support of our institutions should languish, it could all be replenished from the generous store held by the people of this brave little state of Vermont.” – Calvin Coolidge
What's Happening This Fall?
Please join us for our next PTG meeting October 19th on Zoom from 6:00-7:30pm: https://trsu.zoom.us/j/8022287925
Want to stay updated on what's happening every week at Cavendish Elementary? Join our School Facebook Page Friends of Cavendish: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FriendsofCavendishTownElementary
New Cavendish Elementary CUSTODIAN NEEDED. Please help spread the word! https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=4062668
Family Literacy Night - Thursday, November 10, 2022, 6:30 - 7:30.
Help! The school supplies have come to life and are threatening to take over!! Complete the five tasks to save yourself, your teacher, and the school! The tasks include literacy and math puzzles and are for kids K - 4th grades and their families. Cookies and juice will be served and all participants will receive free books. For more information and to register, please email Amy McMullen at email@example.com or Beth Salisbury at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In a World Where You Can Be Anything, Be KIND!
CTES prides itself in creating a learning environment for all students that feels safe and where students know they have a caring adult available to help them navigate both academic and socio-emotional challenges. Did you know that we have an anti-bullying coordinator? Our coordinator is our school counselor, Maureen Stevens. She works closely with Mrs. Bohren to ensure state and federal policies and recommended protocols are followed regarding the reporting of bullying at school or on social media.
Resources for Parents
Communicating With Schools
GreatSchool's "Making Your Child’s School Safe and Supportive" details specific questions parents can ask principals or other school leaders about how a school handles issues like social and emotional learning; teaching respect; and preventing bullying, harassment, and exclusion. The "10 Facts Parents, Educators, and Students Need to Know" from Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center contains "Notifying the School About Bullying — Using a Template Letter" for parents needing to communicate with schools about bullying incidents, including templates for parents of children with special needs.
What are some ways you can initiate conversations with your children about cyberbullying?
Common Sense Media's Cyberbullying Topic Center provides comprehensive parent guides on everything parents need to know, organized developmentally by age and stage. If you are a parent of a teen, you may also want to review their "17 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to After Facebook," newly updated for 2016. In addition, the downloadable tip sheet, "Technology and Youth: Protecting Your Child From Electronic Aggression," from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the "Prevent Cyberbullying" page from StopBullying.gov include advice on specific actions parents and caregivers can take.
For more ways to take action against cyberbullying, take a look at these resources from Edutopia:
- Online Pressures and Unhappy Children, by Amy Williams (2016)
- 4 Digital Safety Tips for Summer Break, by Josh Work (2015)
- What Bullying Looks Like in the Digital Age and How to Prevent It, by Amy Williams (2014)
🐿 Theme of the Month: Autumn
Trunk or Treat at Greven Field!👻
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022, 06:00 PM
Greven Field, Vermont 103, Proctorsville, VT, USA
We need your help: Spooky CORPSE BRIDE PARADE at Trunk or Treat!
people to support the bride, or be in the bridal party
adults, or responsible parties to be funny aliens in costumes (hazmat suit with goggles, funny headwear)
folks to sit in staged areas (no walking necessary), stir dry ice pots and help with monster buckets
long exterior extension cords
this week from home
help putting together funny alien zombie costumes (have hazmat suits, hats and goggles need some detailing)
tasks immediately before the walk
setting up path (a couple of hours)
putting up spider webbing (have some, but could use more)
setting up spooky curtains (have them, just need help)
setting up blind pots full of monster guts (5 gallon buckets with pasta and grapes)
tasks during the walk minding existing equipment:
low impact strobe light
Ice Cream Fridays!
Notes from the Nurse...
Hearing and Vision Screening for Students
The Lion’s club will be coming on Thursday 11/3/22 to do Vision screening for all students. I will be doing hearing screenings for all of the students throughout the school year as I am able. You will only receive information from me if the screening is abnormal and follow up is needed. Feel free to contact me if you have specific concerns about your child’s hearing or vision.
Upcoming Flu/COVID bivalent booster clinics provided by Rescue Inc mobile unit
GMUHS will be hosting a clinic on Tuesday, October 25th. The clinic will be open to school staff and students from 2:00- 3:30 and then open to the public 3:30-6.
There will be a clinic at Ludlow Elementary school on Tuesday 11/1/22 that will be open to the public from 4-6pm. There will also be a clinic for ONLY staff and students at CTES on Friday 11/4 from 12-2p. You are welcome to accompany your child. You will need to complete the attached consent form for them to receive the vaccines.
***Please fill out this survey if interested in getting a vaccine for yourself or your child at these locations so Rescue Inc. knows how much vaccine supply to bring***
See attached links for vaccine clinic forms. Feel free to call or email if you have any questions.
Andria Donohue, RN (802-875-7703)
Green Mountain Vaccine Clinic
Ludlow Elementary School Clinic
Cavendish Elementary Vaccine Clinic
Pfizer Statement (age 12 and older)
Pfizer Statement (age 5-11)
🙌 Weekly Shout-Outs
4th/5th Grade Field trip to Castleton!
Open House and Ice Cream Social Night!
Fast Fair Flyers/History Detectives!
Students are using special magnifiers to look closely at old maps to determine what each map is about and what the cartographer had intended the use of the map to be. Students engage in a lot of inference work as these history detectives share their thinking with their partner!