Cardinal Elementary News

January 27, 2023

Weekly Calendar

Monday, January 30th:

Early Release at 2:00

Tuesday, January 31st:

3:15-4:30 After School Reading

Wednesday, February 1st:

3:15-4:30 After School Reading

Thursday, February 2nd:

3:15-4:30 After School Reading

Friday, February 3rd:

PTO Treat: 50 cents each/ $2.00 Limit

2:30 PBIS Assembly

Upcoming Dates to Remember

February 17-20 Mid Winter Break

February 21 No School for Students. Professional Development Day for Staff

March 2, 5:30-6:30 March Is Reading Month Kick-off Party

March 13th-16 Conference Week. Early Release Monday-Thursday.

March 17th No School for Students. Professional Development Day for Staff

March 31st No School for Students or Staff

April 3rd-7th Spring Break

Report Cards Available on Powerschool!

This year, we have made the transition to online Report Cards. Families will be receiving an envelope with instructions on accessing report cards in Powerschool and i-Ready mid-year scores.

If you have questions on scores, you can refer to our website curriculum page to access the Essential Standards and Rubrics for reading and math or contact your child's teacher.

If you have difficulties accessing your child's report card, please contact the Cardinal Elementary office at 231-760-1700.

Family Math Night!

January 5th Grade Students of the Month

Important Info for Cardinal Parents

Candy Grams!

Cardinal PTO will be selling Valentine’s Day candy-grams again this year! Students may purchase to send to classmates, friends, staff! These sheets will be coming home on Monday! Must be turned in by Feb. 10th! $1 for each candy-gram and they will be delivered to classes on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14th!
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Recent Issues to Discuss With Your Student

Cardinal Families,

We have a few issues at school right now that are leading to some disciplinary issues that could lead to serious repercussions for students engaging in these behaviors.

We are sharing this information with our families in hopes that families can have these discussions with their students.

The first issue is related to students "pretending" to have guns or making shooting noises. This is happening frequently on the playgrounds and occasionally in hallways or classrooms. This type of play or even talk is not allowed at school under any circumstances. Gun violence is scary; especially in schools. This behavior will not be tolerated in school and will result in serious consequences; including suspensions and threat assessments.

Another issue is horseplay and play fighting. Horseplay and play fighting are not allowed at school. It frequently leads to real fights. At no time should a child be physical with another child. If they are having an issue with another student, they need to get help from an adult. We want our students to be and feel safe at school and are here to help in any way.

Finally, we have been beginning to hear from students about a Netflix movie called "Death Note" that is apparently related to anime. This movie is not appropriate for children and is rated for Mature Audiences Only.

These days, school safety is always top of mind and we as educators and parents need to work together to protect our children and their innocence.


Cardinal Elementary Administrators

Website Updates- Important!

Please check out our Cardinal Elementary Website. We have been making tons of updates; including the addition of our Daily Cardinal News Network featuring our fabulous students!

The weekly newsletter is also included each week on the News Page and in the Smore circle on the Homepage.

Be sure to check out the Title I Parent Page for important Information and Videos from Mrs. O.

We will be continuing to update our website and our Curriculum Page is Under Construction at this time.

Finally, we are continuing to add to our Meet the Staff Page.

Girls on the Run!

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Winter Weather and Winter Safety

Please send students dressed appropriately for winter weather. As we are experiencing cold, snowy weather, it is important that students are properly dressed for outdoor temperatures, snow, and slush. Boots, snowpants, hats and mittens are helpful. Students will not be permitted to stay indoors unless the temperature "feels like" less than 10 degrees.

We recommend labeling all winter wear so it is easy to identify when lost or when items get mixed up between students.

Finally, please use extra caution in the drop off and pick up lanes. Icy conditions can lead to accidents and we don't want students, parents, or staff to be hurt!

Important Message from our Superintendent

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Use Your Boxtops to Support Cardinal's PTO!


Join us in earning cash for our school PTO by using the Box Tops app. It’s an easy way to make a difference. All you have to do is buy Box Tops participating products (like Cheerios!) and scan your grocery receipt. Box Tops are worth $.10 each and they add up fast! Twice a year, our school receives a check to help pay for whatever we need - equipment, supplies or experiences the kids love!

Use this referral code BIQ06E75 when you sign up and you’ll get 20 Bonus Box Tops when you scan your first receipt now through 05/29/2022, while supplies last! Download the Box Tops for Education app here:
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