Coralville Central Newsletter
May 28th, 2021
A Note from Mr. Gahan
Even though it has been what seems like a long year, it really has gone fast. I am so proud of everyone, especially the children for persevering throughout the school year. I know it was very hard as an adult. I cannot even imagine what it was like for a child. Thank you families for all you have done for your children and us here at Coralville Central. I hope that you all are able to get some time this summer to unwind and recharge all the batteries. I will be in and out of the office throughout the summer, please call and leave a message if you need anything. Have a safe and relaxing summer. We cannot wait to see you all in August. Congratulations to all the students for making through the year, a well-deserved round of applause to you!!!
Hopefully Summer Reading Programs are on you and your students’ agenda this summer (along with lots of playing outside!). Each fall I get a list of Coralville Central finishers in the Coralville Public Library Program. There will be a drawing for a BN gift card in August or September. If your kid’s name is on that list, they could win!
Coralville Public Library information here: https://tinyurl.com/readcpl
ICPL information here: srp.icpl.org
North Liberty Public Library information here: https://northlibertylibrary.org/summer-reading-program/
This is an important email re: new Chromebooks. Please read carefully.
Your students’ current Chromebook devices and chargers are being collected soon. Students will receive new devices and chargers after returning old ones.
Fill out this form, https://forms.gle/Ryad8uorGgjVm4WY7, to let us know if you would like the device sent home or kept at school over the summer. By not filling out the form, we will assume you want the device left here at school over the summer. Your student will get their new device back when they return in the fall.
Preschool families have spoken with Miss Angie.
6th graders will keep their new devices over the summer.
These are expectations for families and students. Please read through them with your student and discuss. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_YwU01Q8R_iCEdd4jMYyS4yH7pGgUHwofwtDJxKdK1I/edit?usp=sharing
You can drop off materials any time starting June 3 (music, Art, science, textbooks, old Chromebooks AND chargers, visuals are found here) and pick up your new Chromebook then to keep over the summer.
I hope you all have a really fantastic summer!
Coralville Central Elementary : ICCSD
Information from Ms. Becca
As we gear up for summer there are a number of different camps and programs around the area. Although I do not have them in one concise list, feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319.688.1104 for additional information on camps and programs.
If you are looking for additional food resources over the summer please check out our local food pantry.
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Don’t forget about a new program the USDA will be implementing which provides increased pandemic P-EBT benefits for qualifying families. While the District does not facilitate this program, we have been informed that families must complete a 2020-2021 Free and Reduced Lunch Eligibility Form to qualify for benefits. Additional information is available for families through the Iowa Department of Education’s Pandemic P-EBT page. If you have questions regarding these benefits over the summer I encourage you to call (515) 281-5294 at the state level for more information!
And lastly, thank you so much for letting me be a part of your child's life. It was a joy to see students, parents and staff overcome the adversity of this 20-21 school year. I will miss all of you over the summer and can't wait to see you in the fall. Enjoy your time off and don't hesitate to reach out over the summer if something comes up. I will check my email and phone periodically! -Miss Becca
Lost & Found
Some Attendance Reminders
School Hours are Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri from 7:55 - 2:55, Wednesdays are 7:55 - 1:55.
If your student isn't going to be able to attend in person school or their required zooms, please call the office (319.688.1100) to report their absence. Thank you!
A Note from the School Nurse--Kelly Joseph, BSN, RN-BC
Parents of students entering 7th grade in the fall:
Immunizations: Please check your child’s immunization record to find out if they had the TDaP booster and Meningitis shots. TDaP and meningococcal are both required before entry into 7th grade. If your child has not had any vaccines after age 10, they have not received these vaccines. Please turn in the documentation to school if the shots were received. Students may not be able to start school on the first day of the 2021-22 school year if parents have not provided documentation that their child received the meningococcal shot.
Athletic physicals: If your child wishes to participate in sports in Jr. High, the school must have a sports physical on file. Forms are available on the district website under Health Services. If your child has not had a physical within the 13 months prior to the start of the school year, please schedule an appointment for a physical and turn this into the school prior to either the start of the sports season or the start of the school year.
Parents should call their child’s health care provider now to make appointments for these immunizations and physicals.
Parents of students entering Kindergarten in the fall:
Please remember to turn the following items into the school as soon as possible:
Immunization Certificate with up-to-date immunizations (Per Iowa law, children must have had at least one of each required vaccination before entering kindergarten or they may be excluded from school)
Dental Screen Form
Vision Screen Form
Please turn in any Medication consent forms, Asthma/Allergy Action Plans, and Dietary Modification forms at the start of the 2021-22 school year.
It is recommended that all children entering Kindergarten have a health physical and a lead screening.
Please reach out to me at email@example.com if your child has health needs you would like me to be aware of.
Kelly Joseph, BSN, RN-BC
Iowa City Area Resources
Interested in additional resources and supports? The following resources are available to assist students and families with academic achievement, mental health, and emotional well-being. Additional information on Covid-19 and School Age Child Care assistance are also available. Iowa City Area Resources for Students and Families
M.A. School Counseling Candidate
Obermann Spelman-Rockefeller Public Scholar
University of Iowa
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Nurturing Parent Program Information
There is a program now available for Johnson County Parents.
Johnson County DECAT has provided funds for Families, Inc. to provide the Nurturing Parent Program to families within Johnson County, at no cost to the family. We also have a separate set of funds specifically for those in North Liberty as well. Our counselors focus on using curriculum developed by Dr. Stephen J. Bavolek that has a proven record. Each family is provided 10 free sessions of curriculum tailored to fit their individual needs. Lessons include understanding feelings, alternatives to spanking, communicating with respect, building self-worth in children, praising children and their behavior, ages and stage of growth, learning positive ways to deal with stress and anger, understanding and developing family morals, values, and rules, and ways to enhance positive brain development in children and teens.
During the pandemic these services are offered in person or via telehealth, depending on client needs.
If this is something you and your family would be interested in, click on the link below. There is currently no wait list and services can start immediately.
Green Iowa AmeriCorps
The Iowa City Community School District began partnering with Green Iowa AmeriCorps (GIA) in the fall of 2019. This school year, two full-time GIA members, Lisa Stark and Meg SmolikHagen, will be working with the District on sustainability-related projects such as developing a model composting and recycling program, supporting school gardens, increasing prairie habitat, environmental/sustainability-related education outreach, as well as a monthly newsletter.
Please check out this month’s issue of their sustainability newsletter The Green School House Effect here: https://www.smore.com/3cvuk. We encourage you to subscribe to the newsletter to follow their work and find ways to get involved!