Cardinal Elementary News

September 26, 2022

Miss Endres' 3rd Grade Class: Playground Fun!

Weekly Calendar

This week:

Homecoming Week!

Monday, September 26th:

Make yourself at HOME in comfy clothes or PJs!

Early Release at 2:00

Tuesday, September 27th:

Wear your HOME color! 2nd: Yellow 3rd: Purple 4th: Green 5th: Orange

900-12:45: Mrs. Lewis' and Mr. Gomez's 5th Graders visit Kids' Food Basket

3:15-4:45 Cardinal TTQ Practice

Wednesday, September 28th:

Wear your favorite Sports Team Gear!

Fire Inspector Wydeck visits Cardinal for Fire Safety

Thursday, September 29th:

Wear your USA Apparel or Red, White, and Blue!

2:30- Homecoming Pep Assembly in the gym

3:15-4:45 Cardinal TTQ Practice

Friday, September 30th:

HOME of the Cardinals! Wear your favorite Cardinal Gear or School Colors!

PTO Friday Treat: 50 cents each, max $2.00 per student.

5:00 Homecoming Parage and Carnival

7:00 Homecoming Game

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Week of October 3rd- Early Release Monday-Thursday. No School Friday. Conference Week.

No School October 7th-October 10th

October 13th and 14th: Mobile Dentist

October 22nd: PTO Color Run

October 27th: Cardinal El. Harvest Night

Homecoming and Spirit Week!

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Important Bus Information

Cardinal Families,

We have had a lot of behaviors on the buses resulting in bus behavior referrals. We have had incidents of inappropriate language, eating, disrespect to drivers and bus aides, students not staying in their seats, and kids not keeping their hands and feet to themselves.

Bus referrals will result in suspension of bus riding privileges for the student after the first verbal warning, per Orchard View Transportation Policy.

Please discuss the importance of safe, appropriate behavior on the school bus with your students to prevent loss of the privilege to ride the bus and to ensure that all students get to and from school safely.

Thank you for your partnership,

Mrs. MacDonald and Mrs. Benson

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Fun Family Events Coming Soon!

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Important Info for Cardinal Parents

Smile Mobile Dentist

Smile Michigan Mobil Dentists will be at Cardinal Elementary on October 13th and 14th, 2022. Parents/guardians may sign up online at this link

Important Message for Parents of Middle or High Schoolers

Middle School and High School students are not allowed to be on the Cardinal Elementary Campus until our school day ends at 3:15. (2:00 on Mondays).

We understand that older siblings may be coming to pick up our elementary aged students; however we have had several issues with inappropriate language and behavior on school grounds. We have also had issues with older students entering the playgrounds or talking to younger students while they are out for recess. While we know that not every student engages in these behaviors, it has been our policy for many years that they cannot hang out at Cardinal Elementary while school is in session.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Important Parent Pick Up and Drop Off Reminders!

Cardinal Elementary Parents and Guardians,

We need your help to ensure that all students get to and from school safely! It is important that everyone follow the parking lot procedures. Please review the policy below.

Beginning Monday, October 11th, 4th and 5th Graders will enter and exit through Door 2 on the west end of the building. We will continue to use the front circle lot, and are hopeful this will encourage cars to pull all the way forward preventing back ups on Marquette. The front doors will be locked and students will be directed to enter at Door 2. As always, we only allow pick up and drop off in the right lane and encourage students to enter/exit the vehicle on the passenger side.

2nd and 3rd graders should continue to be dropped off in the west lot and enter through the doors to their hallways (Door 4 for 3rd graders and Door 5 for 2nd graders).

Families who wish to park and walk children to the building are asked to use the west lot and cross at the crossing guard. There is no crossing in the front lot for safety reasons. There are many families who continue to park in the front lot and cross. Our children learn the importance of following rules and directions when we, as the adults, model this behavior for them. Out of respect and for the safety of all, please use the west lot if you wish to park, use safe speeds in the parking lot, use appropriate language, and refrain from smoking on school property.

We have recently had issues with people cutting into the front of the line. Please enter the line in the right lane and wait your turn.

Students MAY NOT be dropped off in the left lane under any circumstance.

Students who are tardy will need to be signed in by a parent or guardian at the window near the front entrance after 8:20 (9:35 on late starts).

Together, we can ensure that our Cardinal kids get to school safely each day and minimize frustration for families.


The Cardinal Elementary Staff

Use Your Boxtops to Support Cardinal's PTO!


Join us in earning cash for our school PTO by using the Box Tops app. It’s an easy way to make a difference. All you have to do is buy Box Tops participating products (like Cheerios!) and scan your grocery receipt. Box Tops are worth $.10 each and they add up fast! Twice a year, our school receives a check to help pay for whatever we need - equipment, supplies or experiences the kids love!

Use this referral code BIQ06E75 when you sign up and you’ll get 20 Bonus Box Tops when you scan your first receipt now through 05/29/2022, while supplies last! Download the Box Tops for Education app here:
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OV Teacher Book Study "Building Thinking Classrooms"

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