Cannon Falls Elementary School Principal News -November 2022
Hello Cannon Falls Elementary School Families-
Each month, I will be sending out a monthly newsletter that will include all of the happenings and other informational items about our building. Our goal is to stay as connected as we can with all of our families. If you ever have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us!
Thank you as well for your continued support to the CFES school community! - Mrs. Chappuis
Keep It Real Winners for the week of 10/17/2022
The REAL Deal winners this week are Ellis Davidson, Owen Austin, Cameron Bauer, Sienna Winchell, Sawyer Reberg, Briar Palodichuk and Ruby Kyrra along with 5th grade substitute teacher, Mrs. Anita Koch.
The REAL Deal classroom award went to Mrs. Alaine Nelson's kindergarten class. The No Lion award for a clean classroom went to Mrs. Melissa Biever's first grade class and Mrs. Deb Kadrlik's 3rd grade class.
Congratulations to everyone for keeping it REAL in our school!
Fall Bomber Academy Starts Oct. 25th
Staff Shortages- How can you help?
Cannon Falls Area Schools partnered with Care Solace to support the well-being of students and their family members. Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential care coordination service that can help you quickly find mental health or substance use treatment options matched to your needs, regardless of circumstance.
If you or a family member are looking for help with mental health or substance use and would like to use Care Solace to find a provider:
- Call 888-515-0595. Support is available 24/7/365 in any language.
- Visit www.caresolace.com/cfk12 and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.
CFES STEAM NIGHT- NOV. 17th
Give to the Max Day (Nov. 17th) Cannon Falls Education Foundation
The Cannon Falls Education Foundation's annual pledge drive kicks off November 1. The CFEF supports the Cannon Falls Schools by making programs available to students that are normally outside the realm of the normal school budget. No gift is too small! CFEF is a non-profit organization committed to improving education at ISD252.
Last year alone, a total of over $107,000 in teacher/staff requested grants were funded though this amazing foundation. You can donate anytime by going to the GiveMN.org site and search Cannon Falls Education Foundation OR you can support the Ed Foundation's "Give to the Max Day" fundraising campaign on November 17 at https://www.givemn.org/organization/Cfef and increase their chances of winning additional monetary prizes when you donate. Cash or check donations can be dropped off at Cannon Valley Specialties or Freeberg Insurance. Additionally, you can mail a check anytime to “Cannon Falls Education Foundation” 820 E. Minnesota St. Cannon Falls, MN 55009. Donations are tax deductible.
Volunteering at C.F.E.S
B.O.L.D Day Reminders
Parent Pick-up/Drop-off Reminders
During the first week of September an email was sent out in regards to expectations of our parent pick-up/drop-off and other parking lot helpful hints. The document for reference can be found below. I encourage you to revisit often. Please share with anyone that is going to be picking up your student.
Safety and Security
At this time of year, parents are no longer able to walk their child INTO the school building at the beginning of the day. This is only done during the first couple weeks of the school year. A students independence grows so much when they get an opportunity to walk into the building by themselves. You may walk them up to their designated door. Please drop off any items that your child needs for their day in the main office and we will get it to them.
For those of you unaware, our district uses the ALICE method in the event of a threat. We will continue to remind students of our expectations during both of these types of drills. Our ALICE drills are not intended to create anxiety for our students but rather provide a knowledge base that will help them in the event they need it. Here is a short video for more information on ALICE. Severe weather drills will take place in the Spring.
Remaining PLC Early Release Days for the 2022-2023 School Year
- Nov. 11th
- Dec. 9th
- Jan. 13th
- Feb. 10th
- Mar. 10th
- Apr. 14th
Did you know...Attendance Matters
Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school AND themselves. Start building this habit early (PK or kindergarten) so they learn that going to school on time, every day is important. Eventually good attendance will be a skill that will help them succeed
Please see the document here for more information about the importance of Attendance.
Upcoming Important Dates
- Oct. 20-21 NO SCHOOL (Education Minnesota)
- Oct. 31 PTO Family Halloween Event (5-7 PM)
- Nov. 11 Veterans Day Program
- Nov. 11 PLC Early Release - 12:50 PM
- Nov. 17 Give to the Max Day - Cannon Falls Education Foundation
- Nov. 17 STEAM Night (5:30-7:00 PM)
- Nov. 17 PTO meeting 7:00 PM (in person)
- Nov. 23-25 NO SCHOOL Fall Break
- Dec. 9 PLC Early Release - 12:50 PM