Cardinal Connection: Family Copy
September 12, 2022
We had a wonderful first week back! The students did really well! It was so nice to have them here and begin to get to know them. I spent a lot of time in the lunchroom, and inside their classrooms. It was great to see them already engaged in learning! Their teachers also had a lot of fun activities so they could get to know each other and learn how to work together.
We have a lot coming up in the next couple of weeks, so please take a moment to read carefully. Some of the things we look forward to include: the kick-off of Positivity Project, the Cardinal Crawl fundraiser, Smart Moves, picture day, and more. We are also going to be working hard to benchmark students in reading and math so that we can make decisions on where to begin instruction.
Thank you for successfully following our new arrival and dismissal procedures. We are still working out the details and creating routine with the kids. I also want to thank you for your patience with bussing. Transportation is working hard to fix issues that arise. As the year progresses, routines will tighten up. Please be sure to look out for updates through School Messenger for late busses.
Lastly, please make sure that your child has funds for lunch and breakfast if you plan to order either for them. This service is no longer free through the state of Michigan. Below is the link to add sign up, check balances, add money, or qualify a reduced cost.
Thank you and have a wonderful week!
Positivity Project Begins This Week
STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
5th Grade Smart Moves
Smart Moves is a community outreach program for fifth grade students to help them to understand the world around them in order to make good choices as they grow. It is designed to help the transition from fifth grade to middle school so that they are aware and ready to choose what is best for their health and future. It also makes them aware of the supports around them and the importance of tapping into those that care. A flyer was sent home for more information. The program begins this week. It is a wonderful opportunity!
A Message from our Parent Network
Breakfast and Lunch
Cardinal Crawl Fundraiser
PBIS: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
We are continuing to implement the PBIS Rewards Platform this year we will use across the building. We will use this Platform in many different ways. Below are the different ways:
- Communication between Families and Teachers
- Communication between Families and the Principal
- Student behaviors in the classrooms
- Rewarding Cardinal Cash points to our students
- Check-in/Check-out with selected students
- Allowing student purchases from the Cardinal Cafe
Please make sure you sign up for PBIS so that you can stay connected to school. Our goal is to have EVERY family connected by October 1st. Your teacher will continue to send you the QR code to sign up, so please make it happen soon!