Cardinal Connection Parent Copy

November 7th, 2022

Welcome to Week 11!

Greetings Clinton Valley Families!

Last week was a wonderful week at Clinton Valley! We are really cruising in the classroom. Our instruction is sound, and our intervention groups are up and running. Teachers are really targeting your child's needs and working to address them, systematically. Routines and procedures are in place, and we are doing our very best to maintain structure and hold students accountable for their choices. We are in the longest stretch of the year without a break and fatigue may be a factor in the coming weeks. Make sure your child is as rested as possible so we can maximize our time with them. This part of the year is so important, as research shows that the first trimester is the most impactful.

There are many things that you can do at home to support your child's progress. First, ensure that they are reading 20 minutes per day. They can read independently if capable, out loud to you, or be read to. All of it helps! Also, they do have access to Lexia and Dreambox at home. All they need to do is login to Classlink and they can access either program from there. If you are unsure how to login, please ask your child's teacher. They will get you their Classlink information.

Have a wonderful week!

Kristin Doyle

PEN Night

PEN night was hit! We fully enjoyed spending the evening with our K-2 families. It looked like you all had a wonderful time! Thank you so much for joining us! We hope you enjoy the kits that were sent home. Check out our Facebook page for photos!

Our 3-5 PEN night will be on November 30th. Mark your calendars!


There is no school on Tuesday, November 8th. Teachers have professional development.

Science Olympiad Information

The Science Olympiad Qualifying Test will be taking place on Monday, November 21st in Ms. Laichalk’s room. Students who are interested in taking the test and possibly being on the team need to return the blue permission slip to Ms. Laichalk no later than Friday, November 18th. Extra copies of the form and more information can be found on the “Science Olympiad” tab of Ms. Laichalk’s website. More information about Science Olympiad can also be found at the Macomb Science Olympiad website

Please reach out to Ms. Laichalk with any questions!

Behavior Flow Chart

In order to support children who struggle behaviorally, we have outlined a behavior response flow chart. Below you will see the process that we follow so that we can ensure that we are offering consistent interventions for those who need additional support with behavior in school. We see behavior as a form of communication, and we will continue to work with children to get to the root of the problem so that it can be appropriately addressed. We believe in offering restorative support in combination with consequences that fit so that children can operate within the boundaries of a school setting. Our goal is to maintain an environment that is conducive to learning so that every child has the opportunity to achieve success. This flowchart is simply a guide and can be adjusted if necessary.


While PBIS might be the quickest form of communication with your child's teacher, it is not something that I am connected to on a daily basis. If you need to get ahold of me, please either call the office at 586-723-5200 and they will connect you to me or my voicemail or email me at I check my email regularly and receive upwards of 50 messages a day, but I promise to get back to you.

Chippewa Valley and Dakota Little League Basketball

Below is the flyer for the CVS basketball program. They have extended the deadline to Thanksgiving break for sign-up. A physical copy will be coming home.
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Lego Robotics Club

We are still in search of a coach for our Robotics Club. If you are interested in leading a super-fun club, please reach out. We need you!

PTO Meeting Schedule

PTO meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.


If your child is celebrating a birthday, or you are looking to donate to classroom parties, please send in store bought items that are sealed and come with an ingredient list. We have many students who have restrictions, and in order to be certain who can participate, it has to be documented. Unfortunately, homemade items will not be accepted for safety reasons.
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Lunch Procedures

This year, we are able to lift any Covid restrictions in the lunch room. Therefore, your child does not have an assigned seat. Their classes have assigned tables. We believe that it is important that your child is able to choose who to sit by and socialize with their friends.

We do have specific procedures that we are still working on implementing. Students must stay in their seats at all times and be at a voice level 2 or lower. This means that any form of yelling or screaming is not permitted. It can get very loud in the cafeteria, so we will continue to remind them to keep the noise levels down. There have been instances where we had to implement a level 0 (no talking) and a level 1(whispering) so that they understand the difference.

Additionally, we are working on making sure that those who go through the lunch line, get everything that they need in order to avoid going back. For safety purposes, we do not want them traveling back and forth from their seats. Therefore, soon, we will not permit it. Instead, we will have a traveling basket for those who need additional items. We have been working on this for an entire month. We also understand that the littler ones may need more practice with this, but ultimately, we would like everyone to stay seated for the entire 30 minutes.

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