Craddock's Weekly Update

For the Week of January 23, 2023

Thank you Aurora Board of Education! You are appreciated every single day as we learn and grow at Craddock!

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Mrs. Menta's Message

Happy snowy Sunday Craddock families!

Finally...some January-like weather! It is been like soggy spring these last few weeks, so the white snow falling this morning was a welcome sight! Make sure your child is prepared to go play outside on snowy days with all the important gear! As you can see below, it doesn't take much snow for them to get excited and want to build a snowman!

Thank you to all of our families for continuing to utilize our transportation request form. It has completely streamlined the organization and communication portions of our dismissal. Taking a few minutes to fill out the link for us does wonders to ensure all of our students get where they need to be safely at the end of each day! Thank you!

January is Board Appreciation Month and I wanted to take this opportunity to let our Board know just how appreciated they are each and every day! They are closely connected with the schools and work hard to partner with all of us to support the continual growth of all our students, as well as staff! We couldn't ask for a better group of people to represent Aurora City Schools. Some of our 1st and 2nd graders created a message for these 5 very special people. Check out the link below to see what we will be presenting them at the Board meeting tomorrow evening. The kids stole the show!

Have a wonderful Sunday! We are resting up and already getting excited to welcome our adorable 1st and 2nd grade friends tomorrow. As always, please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Take care,

Kim Menta

330-562-3175 - office

216-849-2552 - cell (call or text)

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Craddock Transportation Request 22-23

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!

Click Here for Craddock's Lunch Menu

It is recommended you check this link often when making decisions about whether your child is buying lunch or not. The menu has been changing more often than we anticipated. Thank you!

The Scholastic Book Fair at Craddock February 6th-10th

We are so excited to bring the Scholastic Book Fair to Craddock! All of our students will be able to peruse the inventory early in the week and then each class has been assigned a day and time to shop! Many thanks to our PTO for getting things up and running and organizing volunteers! We couldn't do this without them!

We will also have a Scholastic Family Night on Wednesday, February 8th. More information to come on times! For now, clink the link below to read more about the book fair and to set up your child's account to shop. Let us know if you have any questions or need any help!

Scholastic Book Fair

Click here to view the books and set up your child's account to shop!

Think Pink Event Coming February 25th

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News from Mrs. Ambrosia, Craddock's School Counselor

Greetings Families! Over the course of the year, I meet with students in small groups. These groups include students in first and second grades and can include as few as two students or as many as six. Beginning in January, I am starting a new group to focus on Changing Families. Students that may benefit from this group may have a change in their family including separation, divorce, or death of an immediate family member. This group will meet once weekly for twenty to twenty-five minutes for six to eight weeks. Group activities will focus on meeting peers in a similar situation, identifying the change, learning about adult v. kid responsibilities, naming adults that are their support system, reaffirming their identities, and problem-solving scenarios with the group members. If you think your child would benefit from this group, please reach out to me at or 330.562.3175 ext. 1260.

A resource of interest is this awesome site shared with me by our Director of Special Services, Mike Maglionico:

This site is a simple way to gather community resources, contacts, talking points and activities to benefit your family’s well-being and mental health over the holidays. I found the How-To articles super helpful because as a counselor and a parent, I know how I want my students and children to think of themselves, but am often refining the process in which I use to correct their thinking in a more positive way. I hope you find this resource helpful!

Mrs. Lindsey Ambrosia

School Counselor

Craddock Elementary School

330.562.3175, ext. 1260

Craddock's Nurse, Mrs. Courtad

Hello Craddock families! I have a district cell phone I am using now that will allow me to have much more convenient access to you! Please know you may receive a text from me for minor clinic visits. Any serious issues I will address with a phone call. You are welcome to store the number and can also send me a message during school hours with any questions or concerns for your child. Feel free to email as well! My school cell number is 330-285-3714. Take care and stay healthy!

The Princess Prom Returns!

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Mark Your Calendar

Monday, 1/23 - Aurora City Schools Board Meeting at 7:00 in the Conference Center

Wednesday, 2/01 - Elementary PTO Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Monday, 2/06 - Friday, 2/10 - Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday, 2/08 - Scholastic Book Fair Family Night at Craddock

Tuesday, 2/14 - Valentine's Party from 2:15 - 3:00

Friday, 2/17 - No School (PD Day for Staff)

Monday, 2//20 - No School (President's Day)

Wednesday, 3/01 - Elementary PTO Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Monday, 3/06 - No School (PD Day for Staff) **Recent board-approved change to the district calendar.

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Important PTO Information

Click Here to Join Aurora's PTO

If you'd like to join PTO, please click the link and fill out the form.