Coralville Central Newsletter

March 25, 2022

A Note From Mr. Gahan

Dear Families and Friends,

Next week (the week of 3/28), Coralville Central/ISSCD 3rd-6th grade students will be starting the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP). These assessments will consist of Reading, Language Arts, Writing, and Math. Fifth grade students will also be assessed in Science. Testing will take place in the morning for 1-2 hour time periods. Most testing should be completed by Thursday. If a student is absent there will be make-up time opportunities.

We ask that students get a restful night's sleep the evenings before testing, eat a good breakfast at home or school, and be on time to school. These simple things will help lessen any anxieties that a student may have.

The ISASP is only one measure to show student achievement. These are very important for the school and teachers to look at but are not the only assessment students are evaluated on.

Thank you. Please contact your student’s teacher if you have any questions.

-- Andy Gahan

Principal, Coralville Central Elementary

Message on Vaccines

Our District strongly encourages eligible individuals to get the COVID-19 vaccine. For individuals 5 years of age and older who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine, this vaccine locator may be used to find a provider near you.


Picture packets were sent home earlier this week.

Or, you can fill out an online order form -

The online ordering will ONLY be opened until the night BEFORE pictures are taken.

Only students who bring in completed picture packets will get their photos taken.

YEARBOOK SALES - going on now!

Yearbook sales information went home earlier this week. They will need to be ordered by April 3, 2022. Correct change (or check) can be sent back to school or orders can be done online.

For the month of March we will be focusing on Optimism and Positivity.

So much Optimism has been happening at Coralville Central!

And this isn't always easy, right?

Even as adults being optimistic can be SO hard.

I found this article and thought it might be a good way to start talking about optimism at home.

How to Raise an Optimistic Child

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Something from Ms. Becca...

Have you checked out the Live Animal Cameras?

They are SOOOOO relaxing and cute!!

The Sea Otters are my favorite!

Live Animal Camera Link

Library News!

Each year the 100 Grannies buys a book for the public school libraries. It always has to do with the environment as their mission statement says, “To educate, advocate and agitate for renewable energy, pure water, clean air and a healthy environment for future generations.”⁣

This year we were lucky enough to receive Have You Seen a Flower by Shawn Harris, which was a Caldecott Honor book (impressive illustrations!). In past years, the book has been nonfiction, but this year it’s a picture book about really looking at a flower. A BEAUTIFUL picture book that felt especially gorgeous on these first days of spring. ⁣

Thank you, 100 Grannies! ⁣

Another thank you to the Friends of the Coralville Public Library who purchased a book for each and every preschooler at Coralville Central. The kids love Sally Sutton’s Dig, Dump, Roll! Books make the best gifts.

Devin Redmond (she/hers)

Teacher Librarian

Coralville Central Elementary : ICCSD
Google Voice (text) : 319.435.8220

Instagram @cclibrary

Facebook @coralvillecentral

Twitter @devinred

Follow @cclibrary on Instagram for BN recommendations from CC Staff AND CC Students!

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Hello Coralville Central families,

We are running low on extra clothing to give out when students have an accident, spill on themselves, or get wet/muddy during recess. If you would like to help us out by donating new or gently used clothing, the following items are needed:

Girls underwear, sizes 6 -10

Boys underwear, sizes 6-10

Sweatpants or leggings for girls and boys, sizes 5-12

Thank you,

Kelly Joseph, BSN, RN-BC


ICCSD School Nurse

Coralville Central (319.688.1100) + Mann (319.688.1145)

Google Voice: 319.535.2261 - You may call or text me at this number.

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Midwest One Bank Art Show

MidWestOne Bank Kids' Art Exhibit and Reception

Kids’ Art Exhibit and Reception

Thursday, April 7 from 5:30-7:30 PM

MidWestOne Bank, 102 S. Clinton Street, Iowa City

Open to the public and refreshments will be served

*All artwork that has been submitted is on display and open for viewing during bank hours until April 7th.

Hope to see you there! Ms. Lasansky & Mrs. Kreinbring

Blick of Iowa City is a proud supporter of the MidWestOne Bank Kids' Art Exhibit and provides the framing and matting of the winning artwork every year.

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West High presents - Anastastia!


West High School--Arganbright Auditorium

2901 Melrose Ave

Iowa City, IA 52246


Thursday, April 7th @ 7pm

Friday, April 8th @ 7pm

Saturday, April 9th @ 1pm and 7pm


Adults $16.50

Students $11.50

Seniors $11.50

ICCSD $6.50

Labeling Items

Please remember to label winter items (coats, especially) so there is a better chance for the coat to find his/her owner if lost!

Also, please remember to label lunchboxes that are sent to school. We get many dropped off in the office when they get left behind. If they are labeled, we can easily find who they belong to!! Thank you!

Nurse News

If your child has come home with a change of clothes from the school, please wash the items and return them to the school as soon as possible. We have been seeing multiple accidents per day, and it is much worse with the Spring weather and the muddy playground.

We need changes of clothes returned to continue to accommodate students. It is also extremely helpful if you can send a full change of clothing with your student in their backpack.

Safety is Important at Coralville Central!

In recognition of Severe Weather Awareness Week, all students at Coralville Central practiced what to do in case of a tornado. As you can see - the situation was taken very seriously and students did a great job demonstrating "turtle" positions (protect their heads)!!
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Important Information

School Hours are Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri from 7:55 - 2:55, Thursdays are 7:55 - 1:55.

If your student isn't going to be able to attend school, please call the office (319.688.1100) to report their absence. Thank you!

Snacks & Celebrations

The ICCSD is committed to providing a safe and healthy learning environment for our students. In line with that goal, changes are being made to the district’s Wellness Policy regarding classroom snacks birthday treats, and classroom celebrations.


In line with the district’s Wellness Policy, student birthdays will be celebrated in the classrooms with a special acknowledgment. Each grade level team has determined a special recognition for students who wish to celebrate their birthdays at school. Please note these birthday celebrations will not involve food. If food is sent to school for birthdays the food items will be returned home.


When food is served to students in the classroom as a snack or during a classroom celebration, the following rules apply (ICCSD Wellness Policy 507.9):

  • allow only fresh fruits/vegetables or purchased foods with the ingredients listed (no homemade foods).
  • allow only foods that meet the Healthy Food Guidelines/ Smart Snacks. (the only exception to this would be food-tasting related to district-approved curriculum lessons)
  • not allow foods with peanuts or peanut butter or foods that were made in a factory where cross-contamination may occur.
  • food that does not meet the guidelines will be sent home.
  • a list of acceptable foods (Healthy Food Guidelines/ Smart Snacks) will be made available to parents and teachers at the beginning of the school year.

The ICCSD Wellness Policy Classroom Snacks and Celebrations is a complete list of approved foods including where the approved food items can be purchased.

For individuals that have received the Covid-19 vaccine, we strongly encourage you to get the booster. Boosters are now available for those ages 12 and older. For individuals five years of age and older who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine, this vaccine locator may be used to find a provider near you.

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Non-discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the Iowa City Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact Eric Howard, Director of Equity and Employee Relations, 1725 N Dodge St, Iowa City, IA 52245, 319-688-1000,