Cardinal Connection Parent Copy
Greetings Clinton Valley families,
I hope you are staying warm! I honestly cannot believe it is already February. January was a busy month. We had a LOT going on this month. We had a visit from our literacy auditors this month, that went very well! The classrooms were buzzing with learning. Students were engaged in new routines for phonics, phonemic awareness, and vocabulary. They also have been working extremely hard in MTSS groups. Our entire school is differentiating their instruction based on the needs of every child. Some students are in intervention with vetted programs called SIPPS and Sound Partners. Some are working with write-in readers that extend the learning from the classroom, and some are reading novels and responding to literature with writing. It is wonderful to see. Additionally, our special education students are working on their goals with their provider, but also receiving instruction in their general education classroom.
Progress reports went home on Wednesday. Please let your child's teacher know if you have any questions about your child's progress.
This month, we will celebrate Black History Month in the classrooms. Some classes will also host Valentine's Day parties. Teachers will communicate this information. Lastly, we will be gearing up for Reading Month in March.
Below is information from our PTO. We have a lot of events coming up, including Reading Month in March. The popcorn fundraiser begins this week, and we have Book Bingo alongside of our Book Fair in March. We also have Sweets with Someone Sweet on February 16th right before the PTO meeting. We would LOVE to see you at these events!
February 6th: Poppin Popcorn PTO Fundraiser begins
February 8th: Count Day
February 10th: Tornado Drill
February 14th: Valentine's Day/Kinder and First Grade 100th Day of School Celebration
February 16th: Sweets with Someone Sweet/PTO Meeting
February 17th: Half-day Dismissal, Positivity Project Assembly
February 20th-24th: Winter Break
March 7th: No School/Professional Development
Poppin Popcorn Fundraiser Information
PTO will be sponsoring the Poppin Popcorn fundraiser from 2/6/23 – 2/19/23. A flyer will be sent home the first week of February.
PTO meeting is January 19th at 7 p.m. Enter through door 10. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
Cell Phones/Smart Watches
Behavior Flow Chart
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.