Amana Elementary

Newsletter

Friday, February 7, 2020

100s Day! Where does the time go?

We passed the 100th day of the 2019.2020 school year! Where does the time go? One piece of parenting insight reminded me that, “regarding our kids, the days crawl and the years fly.” Yep, that about describes the school years too. Thankfully we have survived January and it looks like February is cruising along without a lot of weather related issues (who among us can forget about last year at this time!)


Reflecting back to last week, my (our) most sincere appreciation to everyone who made Family Fun Night another amazing success! Our next PTO sponsored event is the First Annual Amana Elementary Trivia Night! February 29th (leap day!), 6:00 at the Brau Haus! Teams of six, $10 a person. This will be a blast! See LINK if you are interested.


As we head into March, April and May (and a little bit of June) please keep school and academic/social aspects a continued conversation at home. We have our PLPs coming up, our kindergarten round-up, in a few weeks, we are hyper-focused on the work our students are doing and refining our approaches to maximize learning. Quick shout-out to Mrs. Sandersfeld and Mrs. Prusha! Talk about milking the learning out of every minute of the day!


Keep an eye on the CCA Backpack for all things related to student activities! So much to offer our young people and families.


Have a wonderful weekend.


We are Amana!

Ben Macumber, Principal

Upcoming Events


  • February 18 - 20 * PLP's
  • February 20 and 21st * No School
  • March 16 - 20 * Spring Break
  • April 17 * Snow Make Up Day
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The 2020-2021 Preschool Registration is Open

Please follow the link below for instructions and very important information that goes along with the registration and preschool program. Read all information thoroughly before filling out the form.

If you know of anyone that does not have children in the school district yet but would be interested in Pre-school, please share this information. All information and the form can be found on our CCA District website.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FhXRPCU6H2iTu8hWTevjwTGkHB1dQtUSl0KCJTnmAoY/edit

Kindergarten Roundup Scheduled for February 26

Clear Creek Amana Community Schools announce 2020 Kindergarten Roundup for February 26, 2020 at 2:00PM

For more information, please visit this link

https://www.ccaschools.org/Page/5232

Clippers With Courage

Clear Creek Amana elementary physical education is teaming up with Courage League Sports-Iowa City to create awareness and promote opportunities to play for students with special needs. Courage League Sports is a non-profit adaptive sports and recreation organization that offers year-round programming for children who aren’t able to go full speed due to a physical, cognitive, or emotional disability.


Find out more about Courage League Sports by visiting: www.courageleaguesports.com/programs/iowa-city/


Questions? Contact the PE teacher Margaret Trumpold margarettrumpold@ccaschools.org


All students will participate in inclusive opportunities for movement during physical education class regardless if they are raising money or not.


Please make checks payable to Clear Creek Amana Schools Due Date: Wednesday, February 12 Donate online by going to this site

https://ia-clearcreekamana-lite.intouchreceipting.com/

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You are invited to the Amana Community Blood Drive on February 20. Support the winter blood supply and prepare for spring all in one day! All donors will get a voucher for a St. Patrick’s Day themed shirt! (Pictured above)

Amana Community Blood Drive

Thursday, February 20th

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Amana Elementary Cafeteria

To sign up online, click here!

You may also email amanalibrary@ccaschools.org

Or call 319-622-3192

Blood donations typically drop by about 20% during the winter months. Help us replenish the shelves so that we can start off the new year strong!

Your donation will also help the Amana Library to earn grant money from the Life Savings program! Every donation will increase the amount that we earn!

Dropping Off Students

Students who do not ride the bus should not be dropped off prior to 7:45 AM. We prefer to have students dropped off by the doors next to the cafeteria. Students should go directly to the cafeteria. This is an attempt to keep our students safe and supervised. At no time should students PreK through 3rd grade be heading to their locker unless accompanied by an adult.

Do not leave your car unless you are parked in a designated parking spot. Buses need to be able to pull through both the loop in the front of the building by the flag pole and the area near the caferteria. If cars are parked in these areas the buses are not able to pull through and stay on schedule.

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the drop off areas clear and safe when students are coming to school in the morning.

CCA Illness Policy

Please report your child's illness and please review the following guidelines about student illnesses:

    • Please notify the school if your child is going to be absent or tardy for any reason.
    • If the absence is due to an illness, please let us know your child’s symptoms (i.e. nausea, vomiting, fever, headache, sore throat, cough, rash, body aches, etc.).
    • If your child sees their healthcare provider for the illness, please let us know the outcome of that visit and if your child was diagnosed with a contagious disease. This will help us track illnesses, identify outbreaks, and allow us to notify the health department if a reportable communicable disease is identified.
    • If your child is ill and has a fever (100 or higher), they should not return to school until they are fever-free for 24 consecutive hours without the aid of fever-reducing medications.
    • If your child is vomiting, they should not return until they have not vomited for 24 hours.
    • If your child is being treated for a contagious bacterial infection (i.e strep throat), they should not return to school until 24 hours after antibiotics are started and until they are fever-free for 24 consecutive hours without the aid fever-reducing medications.

    The school nurse or office personnel will evaluate students who become ill at school. If it is determined that the child is too sick to remain in school, a parent/guardian will be called and asked to come and pick the child up.

    Thanks for your help in adhering to these guidelines that will help keep our school healthy and decrease the risks of spreading contagious diseases.

The BackPack Program

We participate in a program called The BackPack Program. This is a partnership between HACAP and the CCA Community Schools. The BackPack Program provides a food pack of kid-friendly, non-perishable food for children on the weekends and during school breaks. This is a FREE program, without cost to families. It is also kept completely confidential – only the counselor will be aware of participating families. If this would be helpful for you and your children, please contact Kelsey Koffend by phone at (319) 622-3255 or by email at kelseykoffend@ccaschools.org. There is a limited number of spots available, so it is important that you call or email to get your child’s name on the list.

Shoes That Fit

Shoes That Fit is a program that provides shoes to children in need. If your child needs new shoes this year and this program would be helpful to you, please contact Kelsey Koffend by phone at (319) 622-3255 or by email at kelseykoffend@ccaschools.org.

Help Support Our School

Please keep collecting, cutting and turning in….. Box Tops for Education and Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House and Register Tapes from the Big G dated 9/1/19 - 3/31/20!

Register Tapes for Education

We are excited to inform you that we are participating in an incredible program that allows us to earn FREE classroom equipment and supplies! Here’s How You Can Help! • Shop at Big G Foods, Marengo from September 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020 • Save your receipts and send them to school with your child • Your receipts will earn us points for free classroom equipment, donated by the store!
InTouch

Click above to make payments to Lunch accounts and other payments.

Volunteering

We appreciate volunteers, please go this volunteer link for more information.

Digital Backpack

Your connection to CCA and community events, camps, fundraisers and more.

Non-discrimination Statement

It is the policy of the Clear Creek Amana Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator, Lori Robertson, 327 S. Augusta Avenue, Oxford, IA 52322, 319-828-4510.