Cardinal Connections Parent Copy

February 28, 2022

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Important Dates

  • February 21 - 27 - Mid-Winter Break - No School
  • February 28 - WIDA Testing - Makeups
  • March 1 - 25 - NWEA Window Open
  • March 2 - WIDA Testing - Makeups
  • March 2 - NAEP Assessment (4th Grade)
  • March 4 - Lego Robotics Competition
  • March 5 - Science Olympiad Competition
  • March 8 - No School for students
  • March 11 - No ECSE - Teacher Planning Day
  • March 11 - End of Second Trimester
  • March 15 - Spring Pictures
  • March 18 - Report Cards sent home
  • March 23 - ECSE in AM only - No PM session - Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • March 24 - ECSE Parent-Teacher Conference
Greetings, CVE Families!

I hope all is well with you and your families. Back in November, an accident took place on Mulberry St. where a student was hit by a car. We have asked that no one drop their student off by parking across the street from the school. Since this accident, I have asked my staff to park in the back to give families space to park in the lot while dropping off. We are still seeing parents parking on the other side and walking students over or letting the students out to cross over on their own. Please use the parking lot to drop your student off and reframe from parking across from the school. While I understand that the accident didn't happen while that parent was dropping off the students for school, we want to be proactive in avoiding any danger that could occur in the future. Please use the parking lot. There are plenty of spaces available.

I also asked that you not pull up between the buses or the signs out front indicating "Bus Only." I understand that many of you are rushing to get to work, but we want to avoid any accidents. We want to ensure the safety of our students, and this is the only way to do so.

I appreciate your understanding!

~ Mrs. Wright

March is Reading Month - In School Activities Calendar

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March is Reading Month - At Home Activities

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New Science Olympiad T-Shirts! - Thank you, Ms. Laichalk & Mrs. McDermott

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Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences

Spring Parent-Teacher conferences will be virtual this year. Spring conferences are on an as-needed basis. The parameters for conferences are below:

· 12-15 minute time slots for elementary conferences

· 1 conference slot per student

· Teachers will conduct conferences via Teams

What's Happening in 4th Grade with Mrs. Phillips

Mrs. Phillips' class had tons of fun on Monday making 3-D Math hearts and bringing in homemade boxes to collect and pass out their Valentines to their classmates! They also enjoyed a wonderful ice cream party that parents helped by donating all of the delicious items to make this possible! In addition, we had a competition for the best decorated boxes and the 3 winners were: Thomas Robins, Richard Jorah, and Alexis John. What a FUN day!
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What's Happening in class with Ms. Ford

The students worked on Valentine's Day STEM activities. Some students had to build a tower with candy hearts. Other students watched the disappearing hearts in different types of liquids.
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What's Happening in Science with Ms. Laichalk

This week students finished up their first set of technology lessons. Students will still have access to their lessons and activities even though we are done! Students can access them through my Schoology course in their accounts. When in Schoology, click on the cartoon version of me to access my course with all of the content. Once in Schoology, they may click on any of the pictures or folders available.

NWEA Testing Window - March 1 - 25

Positivity Project

Love Quotes

“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only what you are expecting to give – which is everything.” - KATHARINE HEPBRUN

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” - MAYA ANGELOU

“Think of love as a state of grace; not the means to anything but the alpha and omega, an end in itself.” - GABRIEL GARCIA MARQU EZ

“7x7 + love = An amount Infinitely above 7x7 - love.” - LANGSTON HUGHES

“Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.” -H. JACKSON BROWN JR.

Elementary Assessment Schedule

NWEA - Fall Testing

  • Testing Window - September 13 to October 1
  • 3rd - 5th Grade
  • Reading and Math (There is no particular order to test)

NWEA - Winter Testing

  • Testing Window - December 1 to December 22
  • 1st Grade
  • 3rd - 5th Grade
  • Reading and Math (There is no particular order to test)

NWEA - Spring Testing

  • Testing Window - March 1 to March 25
  • 3rd - 5th Grade
  • Reading and Math (There is no particular order to test)

FastBridge - Fall Diagnostic Benchmark Window

  • Testing Window - September 13 to October 1
  • K - 2nd Grade
  • Reading and Math (FastBridge Math in 2nd Grade ONLY)

FastBridge - Mid-Year Diagnostic Benchmark Window

  • Testing Window - January 4 to January 25
  • K - 2nd Grade
  • Reading and Math (FastBridge Math in 2nd Grade ONLY)

FastBridge - Spring Diagnostic Benchmark Window

  • Testing Window - May 1 to May 25
  • K - 2nd Grade
  • Reading and Math (FastBridge Math in 2nd Grade ONLY)

Progress Monitor (Tier 2 bi-weekly, Tier 3 weekly)

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Important Links