Circle Towanda Elementary

Parent Newsletter ~ January 2022

Mrs. Dawn Dodd, Principal ~

Towanda Primary ~ Early Childhood - 2nd grade


Towanda Intermediate ~ 3rd - 6th grade


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2022! Wow! That seems unreal to say. I am hopeful that everyone enjoyed time away from school for the past couple of weeks. We all missed you and the kids very much and look forward to seeing them. I can’t wait to hear about all of the things kids enjoyed while at home with you. In addition to a new year, we also have officially started winter weather. Please make sure your child(ren) has a coat, hat and gloves to keep them warm when they are outside.


1/1 ~ No School - New Years Day!

1/3 ~ No School/Staff Development

1/4 ~ Classes Resume for all students

1/10 ~ PTO/Site Council Meeting - CTP Library at 4:15pm

1/10 ~ Spelling Bee @CTI ~ 1pm

1/10 ~ Board of Education Meeting at 6pm

1/17 ~ No School/Staff Development

1/29 ~ MOM's Pantry Food Distribution - CTP gym


  • PTO Meeting 1/10 @ 4:15 Primary Library

  • Pizza Hut Night- Tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 20th from 10:30am-10:00pm.

  • Freddy’s Night!- Thank you to all that participated in our December Freddy’s Night!

  • Amazon Teacher Wish Lists: Want to help provide things for the classrooms but don’t know what teachers need? We have set up a wish list for each of our teachers to fill out as they have needs through Amazon. If you are interested, please see our PTO Facebook page.

  • BOXTOPS!! Since the Boxtop company has switched from clipping BoxTops to scanning your receipt through their app, we have seen a drastic decrease in participation. PLEASE consider downloading the APP and taking the time to scan your receipt when you shop! It’s super simple and helps our schools a lot!

Thank you for all your support! It really does MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


4th Grade Classroom Winners:

Brysen Kon

Chalmers Sarkett

Knox Kessler

Alice Leatherwood

4th Grade Classroom Alternates:

Emelia Davis

Duke Jacobson

5th Grade Classroom Winners:

Trystan Moyer

Victoria Gonzalaz

Audri Peterson

Alicia Gibson

5th Grade Classroom Alternates:

Teddy Martin

Lily Oliver

6th Grade Classroom Winners:

Abree Smith

Jesse Beck

Jaydra Gibson

Truett Patty

6th Grade Classroom Alternates:

Phoenix Riggle

Aryia Barker


Holiday fun abounded in the library in December (see the pics!), along with the usual mad rush to reach 2nd nine weeks AR goals. As always, Gambino’s of Towanda is providing free pizza coupons to students who accomplished that task. The following students achieved the honor of being the top point earners in their grade level:

3rd Grade:

1st - Jayce Allen

2nd - Max Nelson

3rd - Rylen Kon

4th Grade:

1st - Knox Kessler

2nd - Brysen Kon

3rd - Chalmers Sarkett

5th Grade:

1st - Henry Koehn

2nd - Teddy Martin

3rd - Rosa Grace

6th Grade:

1st - Aryia Barker

2nd - Jaydra Gibson

3rd - Abree Smith

Aryia Barker, Jaydra Gibson, and Knox Kessler earned the distinction of “Beating My Total”--meaning they racked up more points than the 66.3 that I collected taking AR tests and earned a can of pop for their efforts! Awards ceremonies will take place the first week after the break.

Also during that first week back, both libraries will have a discarded book sale. Students may shop during the school day, January 4-7. At the primary library, used books will be sold for a quarter a piece. At the intermediate library, the going rate will be everything you can fit in a grocery bag for $1!

Happy New Year!

Lynne Smith

CTE Librarian


December Student of the Month ~ JOY

Cullen Davis, Brenlee Turner, Shane Courson, Olivia Huntzinger, Jaxon Cross, Liza Wohlgemuth, Kathryn Kessler, ALecya Morrow, Charles Storm, Jaxson McPherson, Brody McQueen, Grady Fowler, Tegan Mathias, Corey Karst, Kasyn McGlothin, Aubrey Aitchison, Koda Marez, Madison Spence, Alice Leatherwood, Noah Weishaar, Kennedy Strecker, Stella Brown, Brayceson Emond, Victoria Gonzalez, Lilyahna Pla, Teddy Martin, Ashlynne Holden, Kyra Geiger, Ella Davis, Alisyn Ludlow, Aubrey Marley