The ESPN- October 2023
Cannon Falls Elementary School Principal News
Hello CFES Families-
Each month, I will be sending out a monthly newsletter that will include all of the happenings and other informational items about our building. Our goal is to stay as connected as we can with all of our families. If you ever have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us!
One important reminder: Doors B and C lock at 8:00 AM therefore, if you arrive after 8:00 AM your child will need to go through the main doors to the office to get a tardy pass.
Thank you as well for your continued support to the CFES school community! - Mrs. Chappuis
Walk & Roll to school Day is Oct. 4th, 2023
Cannon Falls Area Schools is participating in the Walk & Roll to school Day on October 4th.Walk & Roll to School Day is an annual event that involves communities from across the country (and globe!) walking and rolling to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Today, thousands of schools across America—from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico—participate every October. Over time, this celebration has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school. Join children and adults around the world to celebrate the benefits of walking and bicycling.
We will meet in the city parking lot near the gazebo at 7:15 AM and will begin walking/riding to school at 7:20 AM. Parents can drop their students off to join in the walk but are encouraged to walk along.
1) Out of the city parking lot left on W Main
2) Left on 4th Street
3) Right on W Mill Street
4) Left on 2nd Street
5) Right on Minnesota Street
Everyone: Please be alert for our young walkers and bikers if you are driving to work at that time. Thank you!
PTO Boosterthon is coming soon!
- Booster Fun Run daily events will begin on October 30th.
- Outdoor (weather permitting) Fun Run will be November 8th
Fall- Parent/Teacher Conferences
***The scholastic book fair put on by our PTO will be running during conferences!
Parent Pick-up/Drop-off Reminders
Please read the document below for expectations of our parent pick-up/drop-off and other parking lot helpful hints. One main item that needs to be addressed is that ALL parents/guardians/students/staff NEED to use a crosswalk when coming or going. Please do NOT cut across the car lane. Students are always watching and we want to model for them how to safely cross in the parking lot. The document for reference can be found below. I encourage you to revisit it often. Please share with anyone that is going to be picking up your student.
Safety and Security
As a reminder, parents/guardians will no longer be able to walk their child to their classroom. A students independence grows so much when they get an opportunity to walk into the building by themselves. You may only walk them up to their designated door. Please drop off any items that your child needs for their day in the main office and we will get it to them.
Cannon Falls Elementary school will conduct safety drills throughout the week of 9/18-9/22 and 10/2-10/5. The drills will include fire drills as well as ALICE lockdown drills. Staff and students will be instructed to follow proper Fire Drill procedures for exiting the building.
For those of you unaware, our district uses the ALICE method in the event of a threat. We will continue to remind students of our expectations during both of these types of drills. Our ALICE drills are not intended to create anxiety for our students but rather provide a knowledge base that will help them in the event they need it. During the ALICE drills, staff and students will be discussing how to follow directions when given a specific set of threat scenarios. For example: An announcement will be made over the loud speaker stating for example: "There is a threat in the cafeteria, Activate ALICE now." Here is a short video for more information on ALICE. Severe weather drills will take place in the Spring.
**If you would wish that your child opt out of safety drills, please notify Mrs. Chappuis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Healthy Snacks and Beverages at CFES- We need your help
Cannon Falls Area Schools partnered with Care Solace to support the well-being of students and their family members. Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential care coordination service that can help you quickly find mental health or substance use treatment options matched to your needs, regardless of circumstance.
If you or a family member are looking for help with mental health or substance use and would like to use Care Solace to find a provider:
- Call 888-515-0595. Support is available 24/7/365 in any language.
- Visit www.caresolace.com/cfk12 and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.
Fall Bomber Academy
Volunteering at CFES
PBIS Keep It Real Winners so far....
Did you know...Attendance Matters
Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school AND themselves. Start building this habit early (PK or kindergarten) so they learn that going to school on time, every day is important. Eventually good attendance will be a skill that will help them succeed
Please see the document here for more information about the importance of Attendance.
Remaining PLC Early Release Days for the 2023-2024 School Year
- Oct. 13th
- Nov. 10th
- Dec. 8th
- Jan. 12th
- Feb. 9th
- Mar. 15th
- Apr. 12th
Upcoming Important Dates
- Oct. 4th Walk & Roll to School Day
- Oct. 13 Early Release Day
- Oct. 16 & 17 Conferences (and scholastic book fair)
- Oct. 19-20 NO SCHOOL (Education Minnesota)
- Oct. 24 Jostens Picture Retake Day -- Event Code: FE98423
- Oct. 27 PTO Family Halloween Event
- Oct. 30-Nov. 8 PTO Booster-thon
- Nov. 6 No School- Teacher Workshop
- Nov. 8 PTO Booster-thon Fun Run