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December 12-18th, 2018

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Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Champion 5th Grader, Arianna D, 2nd place went to Romina K, 3rd Grade and 3rd place went to 5th grader Sydney Hellbusch. All 3 spellers will compete in the District Bee on January 24th at Manzanita Elementary.

Placement Into Gifted Prorgamming


If you are interested in your grade K-1 or 3-5 child testing for possible placement in one of CFSD gifted programs, testing permission forms are located in the school office or online at the District Gifted Website Please download or obtain a copy, and have your child return it to his/her homeroom teacher.

K-1 Optional Testing Math and reading placement decisions are based on district measures of classroom performance and achievement; and, in line with state law, a test of abstract reasoning ability such as the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is also offered. Since classroom performance tends to be a more reliable indicator of instructional need than cognitive ability testing in the primary grades, CFSD does not require scores of abstract reasoning ability for placement in extended reading or math groups in the primary grades, K-1.

Grades 3-4-5 District administered CogAT test scores are valid for 2 years in grades 3-5, so only students who have not been previously tested this year or last year are eligible to test at this time. Placement into Extended Math and/or Extended Reading classes does not require CogAT testing scores.

Grades 3-4-5: Student must be present both mornings

Monday, January 14, 2019 AND Monday, January 28, 2019

Optional Grade K-1: Student must be present both mornings

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 AND Wednesday, January 30, 2019

District Flyers

Please download the following flyers if they are of interest to you.

CFSD Governing Board Members

Amy Bhola, President

Amy Krauss, Vice President

Doug Hadley, Board Member

Eileen Jackson, Board Member

Carole Siegler, Board Member

Mary Kamerzell, Superintendent