Craddock's Weekly Update
For the Week of August 22, 2022
Mrs. Menta's Message
Welcome Back Craddock Families!
It has been an absolutely fantastic first three days at Craddock and we owe a huge THANKS to our staff, the students and YOU for making that happen. It takes time to learn routines and build comfort and relationships, but those are happening quickly and I could not be more proud of our 1st and 2nd grade friends. Their teachers are working non-stop to help them grow comfort in the school day and new routines! They have already shown an amazing amount of resilience in these first few days! I have a feeling the staff and the students will sleep well tonight. I know I will!
Thank you for your patience as we get our dismissal processes smoothed out. It takes about 2-3 weeks for that to fully happen. If you drop and/or pick up your child at school, please take time to read the reminders below. You will help our line move much more quickly and keep our kids safe at all times if you are knowledgeable of what we are asking. Thank you! Everything will quicken in time, as we know these are new routines for many of you and your child.
Please be reminded that Friday, 8/26 and Monday, 8/29 are our Autumn Assessment Days. These are critical days for our staff to complete many of the fall benchmarking assessments with the students one on one. We gain an incredible amount of information about them all as learners to help guide our instruction and intervention. To help us do this, we ask students to attend only on certain days. Please follow the schedule below...
- Students whose last names begin with the letters A-L attend on Friday, 8/26 and NOT on 8/29.
- Students whose last names begin with the letters M-Z attend on Monday, 8/29 and NOT on 8/26.
Thank you for being flexible and allowing us to do all that's needed on these critical days.
Once again, welcome back and thank you for sharing your amazing kids with us! The staff and I feel incredibly lucky each and every day to get to work alongside these wonderful kiddos. Enjoy the weekend ahead and know we can't wait to welcome everyone back on Monday!
Take care and reach out with any questions or concerns!
216-849-2552 (cell) Feel free to call or text this number.
Grabbing lunch in Craddock's servery! Mrs. Daff and Mrs. Duffy are there to help!
Ms. Stacie and Ms. Connie help in the cafeteria while the students eat. They are there to keep them safe and make sure they are having an enjoyable lunch.
Buyers stop at the condiment table to pick up needed items!
Car Rider Protocol - IMPORTANT!
Students can be dropped off at 8:40 a.m. at the earliest! Please do not allow them to exit your car until that time, as there is no staff to monitor them. Pick up will begin promptly at 3:10 each day. If everyone knows the system and cooperates, we will have all students in cars in 15-20 minutes.
Here are some things I need all car rider families to do, which will help immensely.
- Please do not use Willard to line up for drop off or pick up. We are working with the police to get it blocked off, but in the meantime, please avoid it. Enter Hurd Road off of New Hudson and begin lining up there. Please see the map below for guidance.
- Parents are not permitted to get out of their car when dropping off or picking up their child(ren). It is one of the main reasons the flow of traffic slows down. If you need to do that, you must pull into a marked parking spot. Again, we ask you don't do it at all. We have plenty of staff available to help your child in or out safely.
- All students must exit their car on the passenger side of the vehicle. We understand this can be tricky with child locks and car seats, but it is in the best interest of all our car riders to have it be this way. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
- We are not permitting people to turn left into the school from Hurd Road. You will be asked to continue down Hurd, turn around and join the end of the line.
- We ask that you please respect the guidelines we have set up and follow them consistently. Everyone involved in the car rider process, staff and parents, thank you!
If at any time, you wish to change your child's mode of transportation for one or more days, you must fill out the Google form attached. We are no longer able to accept notes, phone calls and/or emails to do this, outside of emergencies. Thank you!
Car Rider Tags Needed for Student Pick Up
Please make sure to review the car rider protocol listed below. In order to keep our kids safe and move the line as efficiently as we can, everyone needs to understand our process. Thank you in advance!!!
Fall Picture Day is August 24th!
You can also call Ripcho's Customer Service Department at (216) 631-0664 Ext 28 or Toll Free (800) 686-7427 Ext. 28 if you have any questions.
Your Online Ordering Code is: 1588cradd
A Message from Our School Counselor, Mrs. Ambrosia!
Hello Craddock! I am honored to be your child’s school counselor for the 2022-2023 school year. I am available to support students, families and staff with any social-emotional, academic and believe it or not- career exploration which at Craddock may be focusing on student strengths! There is no question too small to contact me about. I encourage and welcome open-communication as we all have the same goal: school success for your students!
During the school day, I will provide individual counseling, small group counseling and classroom guidance lessons. Initially, I will ensure that all students transition from summer break to their school day with ease. My first visit to classrooms will allow the students to become more familiar with me and explain how I can help them during the day.
The 2022-2023 school year will be my eighteenth year in education. I have spent the previous years working as a classroom teacher, middle school counselor and an elementary school counselor. Helping students is what I love to do!
When I am not at school, you can usually find me at a sporting event for one of my three children: Dominic (11), Daniel (9) and Elle (9). We live around the corner in Hudson with my husband, Brian and miniature goldendoodle, Louie. If there is anything you need, I am here to help! Please reach out via email to email@example.com or 330.562.3175, extension 1260.
School Nurse and Medication at School
If your child needs to take medication at school, please fill out the forms shown below and bring the medication to Craddock. Your child is not permitted to carry the medication in him/herself. An adult must transport it.
If you have any questions at all, please call our main office at 330-562-3175.
The login information is as follows:
User name = jane.smith (That is the students first name period last name with no spaces) Password = students date of birth 01012021 with no characters or spaces between mmdayyear
Once you are in, go to "Work with students" then "View my students" and you should see all of your students to choose from.
Please be reminded we now have GPS on all of the school buses. You can see when the bus is to arrive at your home. Download the app "versatrans my stop" from the app store and sign in the same as above. If you have any questions or concerns with transportation, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Note, we are never sure how many students will be riding the buses. Once schools open we will make necessary adjustments for buses that may be full. If you did not respond to our survey and your students will not need transportation, please notify us via email.
Thank you and have a safe school year!
Please return your Summer Literacy Passport to school ASAP! We are celebrating all of our summer readers soon!
Important PTO Information
We are starting Aurora Elementary PTO’s Fall Mumkin Sale! Our goal is to raise $6,000 to help benefit our school. The PTO sponsors wonderful programs for our students, school, and community, including Field Trips, Teacher Appreciation lunches, Donut Days, Kona Ice, Field Days, teacher requests, and more!
We have chosen Foertmeyer & Sons Greenhouse to help us raise our funds this year. Your child is coming home with a catalog, but we are asking that this year you please order ONLINE! Go to fundraiseit.org, click on ONLINE SHOPPING and enter the code on the sticker that is associated with your child’s name.
Our Fall Mumkin Sale dates are as follows:
Friday August 18 – Online store goes LIVE! Flyers sent home
Thursday September 1 – Online store closes at midnight
Sunday September 18 – Your flowers arrive at The Board of Education parking lot, pick up time is from 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to pick up your plants on this date and time, please make arrangements with friends or family to have them picked up. We are NOT responsible for any plants not picked up.
Have questions about the plants? Check out a brief description of each plant, as well as how to care for them! Visit www.youtube.com/foertmeyerplanttips
Thank you for taking the time to help us reach our goal!
Katie Stump - email@example.com
Anna Kandra - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kayt Binns - email@example.com
PTO Fall Mumkin Sale Chairpersons
Click the button to find out how! You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
If you'd like to join PTO, please click the link and fill out the form.