May KWC Newsletter

May 2022

Monthly Principal Updates

Have Lunch with Your Child!

We are going to open up our cafeteria to visitors for lunch, beginning on Tuesday, May 3. If you would like to have lunch with your child, you may. Please sign-in in the front office as a visitor, and you will be directed to the cafeteria. You can bring outside food to your child for lunch.

Parent Input for Class Placement

Parent Input for Class Placement for the 2022-23 school year is open through Wednesday, May 11. We are very open to all input from parents to be taken into consideration in the placement processes.

The letter explaining the process is linked here. The Google Form to submit input is linked here.

Teacher Appreciation Week!

Our Culbert staff is amazing! Help say THANK YOU to your child's teacher by participating in planned events from the PTO, linked on the flier below. If you would like your child to send in a note one day or every day next week, you can print cards provided by the PTO.

In addition, I provide lunch for all the teachers on Friday, along with the gift of time throughout the week. Thank you for your support of our teachers this week and all school year!

Teacher Appreciation Week flier linked here.

The link for the sign-up genius for Tuesday donations is linked here.
Cards for your teacher can be printed from this link

Upcoming Events

May 3-6

National Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2

NO SCHOOL - Student/Staff Holiday

May 5

5th Panoramic Picture Day

May 6

School Lunch Hero Day

Teacher Coffee Cart

5:30-8:00 PM - PTO Spring Event

May 9-13
Scholastic Book Fair

May 9
PTO Sponsored Assembly - Pop Quiz: The Math & Science Game Show

8:15 am Grade 3-5
9:15 am Grades K-2

May 10
Extended Hours for Book Fair from 3:00-6:00 pm

May 11

School Nurse Day

9:30 AM - PTO Meeting; in-person or virtual
Parent Input for Class Placement form closes

May 12


May 17
SOLs begin for students in grades 3-5 - Information linked here

May 30

NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

Counselor's Corner

In April Kindergartener’s explored the importance of honesty and sporting behavior. 1st graders learned about peaceful ways to manage interpersonal conflict and discussed the importance of honesty. 2nd graders completed their career unit. 3rd graders learned about peaceful ways to manage interpersonal conflict – you may have seen their problem solving “fortune teller” come home! 4th graders developed a deeper understanding of perspective and are learning about the role of perspective in interpersonal conflict resolution. They too made a problem solving “fortune teller”. 5th graders completed their career unit and also learned about a growth vs a fixed mindset—and their “inner positive friend” and “inner negative meanie”; encouraging vs discouraging thoughts.

In May all grade levels will dive deeper into understanding of emotions. Grades 2 and 5 will have a mini unit on the emotion of anxiety – the causes; effects on the body; and ways to manage it. Transition will be a theme throughout all grade levels with topics of courage and self-regulation intertwined.

We are working on the final round of lunch groups. A permission will be sent home if your student was invited to participate in one of these. Please feel free to email Jeananne with any questions—or call the main office and ask for Jeananne Shultz or Deb Smith.

Quote reflective of May lessons:

Change brings opportunity.

– Nido Qubein

From the PTO....

Update from the PTO ... When it rains, it pours!!! We have SO MANY fun activities planned for our Crocs!

ALL THIS WEEK - May 2-6 - TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK (see attached flyer).
Monday (no school) - Come CHALK the WALK!
Tuesday - Let's Stock the Teacher's Lounge! Bring in a treat for your teacher and something else for the lounge. Check out the Sign Up Genius - Please visit this link to learn more.
Wednesday - Bring in a flower (or two!) for your teacher(s) to enjoy

Thursday - Have your Croc bring in a card/picture/letter for a teacher (or two!) explaining why they are the best!

Friday - Dress Like Your Favorite Teacher!

We have a SignUp for anyone willing and able to help us stock the teacher's lounge. Please visit this link to learn more.

* A few notes ... The PTO is providing a BBQ lunch on Tuesday and an Omelet breakfast on Thursday. For the card/picture/letter for teachers, our Crocs made ONE submission during art class with Mr. Bender. Our Kinder Crocs and 1st grade Crocs are encouraged to bring in something for their assistant teachers.

BASKET RAFFLES!!! A time-honored Culbert Croc tradition!!! Please see the linked information regarding how to purchase tickets for the Basket Raffle. From May 3-May 6 (including onsite at the Spring Festival!), students can put purchased tickets in the baskets they would like to possibly win in the raffle. Winners will be announced at the Spring Festival, and you do not need to be present to win. Included below are also informational fliers about the Basket Raffle. Questions can be directed to Kim Marrin with the PTO at

Ticket Sales for the Basket Raffle

May 2 - Feed Our First Responders

If you haven't yet participated in our monthly Feed Our First Responders, now is your chance! We're doing a Mexican theme in honor of Cinco de Mayo and Taco Tuesday. Click here to participate.

May 6 - Coffee Cart AND First Annual SPRING FESTIVAL!

For anyone wanting to contribute to our Coffee Cart, please visit this link. We are trying to make it extra special this month in honor of TAW!

We hope everyone has the SPRING FESTIVAL on your calendars! 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Games, Inflatables, Bingo, Kickball, Raffle Baskets, Food Trucks, and MORE! It's going to be CROCTASTIC! If you haven't already, please click here to let us know how many in your family will be in attendance. We are also still looking for a few more volunteers, shifts are in 30-minute increments to allow families to volunteer and still enjoy the event with their families. If you (or anyone in your family) would like to volunteer, please click here!

Our Spring Scholastic Book Fair is May 9-13. The PTO is giving every Croc $5 to spend at the Fair. You may take a look at the book list before your Croc shops the fair, and on May 10th from 3-6pm is Family Night! Please consider donating some of your time to help setup, tidy up, help with vouchers, or break down by signing up here!

School supply kit sales are ongoing ( - account #25716). Don't miss the opportunity to shop for school supplies from the comfort of your home. You buy the kit, and we deliver it to your Croc's classroom in time for school!


- Katie