Cardington Elementary School

Home of the Pirates!

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Principal's Notes

What a great first week of school!

If the first week of school was any indication of the type of year we will have, we are in store for a wonderful year at Cardington Elementary School! The students and staff members were working hard and we have had wonderful parent communication and support as we transition back into another school year! Thank you!

With transitioning back into a new school year, we begin our benchmark assessments during the month of September. The benchmark assessments are going to be a combination of NWEA, Acadience, and the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment for our little pirates. These assessments provide a snapshot for the strengths and weaknesses for each of our learners. We use these results to help mold instructional blocks for our students to help them grow academically. For more information on these very important assessments, please refer to the links below:

As your child's testing dates come about, please help them prepare by resting well the night before and offer encouragement for your little pirate to do their best on test day! As always, should you have any questions about our benchmark assessments, please touch base with your classroom teacher or give me a call and we would love to discuss the tests and results further!

Let The FUN Begin!!!!

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Counselor's Corner

Phone: (419)-864-2691 ext. 2004


What a wonderful first week we have had!

During Guidance Lesson last week, our students learned about the School Counselor's role: who I am, what I do, and what my job is at school. We talked about how I can help, support, and advocate for students, and also how they can utilize my resource throughout the school year.

This week in Guidance Lesson we learned about The Zones of Regulation. These Zones will help our students regulate their emotions while also helping them to identify the emotions they are feeling. If you would like to learn more about these zones and talk about them with your child, please follow this link:

Another exciting event that happened this week was our implementation of PIRATE BUCKS & BLUE RIBBONS following our first Pirate Shop which took place on Friday, September 16th. Cardington's motto is centered around our three Rs: Respectful, Responsible, and Ready. Teachers, special teachers, and other school staff will be on the lookout this year for students and classes who are upholding these school expectations. Both Pirate Bucks and Blue Ribbons are ways that we as educators reward our students for being the best students they can be and for upholding our Cardington standards. Twice a month, our students have the opportunity to shop at our Pirate Shop with their earned Pirate Bucks. At the end of each month, our students will tally up their Blue Ribbons to see who won the monthly challenge and participate in a fun activity.

Our Bountiful Backpacks resource is still available to you as parents. Information about Bountiful Backpacks was shared in last week's newsletter. Enrollment for this program is still open. If you would like to learn more, please see the attachment below.

Another resource you have the opportunity to utilize this year is the Mt. Gilead Clothes Closet. If you have a child who is in need of clothes items this year, please let me know and I can connect you with this resource accordingly. Below is an attachment with more details.

Lastly, if there is any way I can better serve you and your family or if you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out! Have a wonderful day!

Ms. Riebel

Elementary Guidance

In The Know

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