Culver Elementary September 2017

---------From the Desk of Mrs. Proskey---------

Welcome Back to a New School Year!!!

I would like to welcome you and your child to Culver Elementary School. Our school is full of knowledge, enthusiasm, creativity, rigor, support and encouragement. Our dedicated teaching staff and support personnel strive to provide for each student’s individual needs. We encourage your support and assistance throughout the school year so that your child will have a successful and rewarding experience here at CES.

We always encourage parents to be a positive partner in their children’s education. Make it known to your child that you value education. Let your child see you supporting his or her endeavors here at school by attending programs, volunteering to be a chaperone on field trips, helping out with classroom activities, or most importantly, talking to your child about school and the importance of it.

It is a pleasure to have you as a member of our Culver family. We are looking forward to working with each and every one of you, as we embrace the new school year. We strive to continue to build on the tradition of academic excellence and provide each child with a positive learning experience.

This upcoming year brings some new and exciting changes to Culver Elementary School:

Mrs. James is our new High Ability Teacher.

Mrs. Krause is our new 3rd Grade Teacher.

Mr. Maes is our new 5th Grade Teacher.

Miss Bailey will is our new Kindergarten Teacher.

Ms. Diaz is our new daytime Custodian.

If you have any questions, please contact me. :)
~Mrs. Proskey

NWEA Assessment Parent Information

Dear Parent-

As a district, CCSC has transitioned to a new computer based formative assessment called NWEA. NWEA provides the students, parents and teachers with some meaningful information on K-5 student learning.

During the last couple of weeks, your child took tests called Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). We give students MAP tests to determine their instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of Reading, Language Arts and Mathematics. Your child will take the tests on an iPad.

MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. And with MAP tests, we can administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed accurate information about your child’s growth. Over the testing period, you child spent a total of about 2- 2 ½ hours completing these tests over two days.

Each school year, students in grades K-5 will take the tests in the Fall, Winter and Spring. Following each testing period you will receive a report showing your child’s growth.

We are excited to use this new assessment tool that will track every student’s individual growth and achievement over the years to come.

For more information on resources for parents, please click on the Parent Toolkit below.

Link to the Culver Elementary School WebPage

By pressing this button, you can view the official Culver Elementary School Webpage, where you can view official documents (the breakfast & lunch menu) and links to the Middle School and High School.

Special Meetings/ Activities/ Dates

Monday, September 4th
  • Labor Day- No School
Thursday, September 7th
  • 6:00pm PTO Meeting @ Admin Building
Friday, September 8th
  • 4th Grade Field Trip to Black Gold Potato Farm
  • 9:00 Pep Rally @ the HS
Wednesday, September 12th
  • Picture Day
Thursday, September 14th
  • 3rd grade to Plymouth for AG Day
Friday, September 15th
  • No Students (Teacher Professional Development)

Saturday, September 16th

  • John R. Nelson Annual Golf Outing (See HS for more information)
Monday, September 18th
  • 7:00pm Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 19th

  • 11:00 Student of the Month Luncheon @ Cafe Max
Wednesday, September 20st
  • Vision Exams 3rd/5th grade
Thursday, September 21nd
  • 1st Grade Trip to Apple Orchard
  • 6:00 Title I Meeting @ CES Library
Friday, September 22rd
  • 1st grade trip to Ancilla "Walk into My Future"
Friday, September 29th
  • Kindergarten trip to Ancilla "Walk into My Future"


9.11-Monday - Class Color

K/6th - Green

1st/7th - Purple

2nd/8th - Grey

3rd/9th - White

4th/10th - Red

5th/11th - Black

12th - Blue

Staff - Orange

9.12-Tuesday - 90's Day

9.13-Wednesday - Tie Dye

9.14-Thursday - All out Orange and Black

9.15- Friday- (No School) Homecoming Parade @ 4:00/Homecoming Football Game @ HS @ 7:00

Kindergarten - 5th Grade Volleyball Practice

Coach: Andrea Berndt

Where: CES Gym

Practice Dates:

9/09 K-1 from 10:00-11:00/2-3 from 11:00-12:00

9/16 K-1 from 10:00-11:00/2-3 from 11:00-12:00

9/18 The girls will be recognized at the JV/V Game at the High School that evening.

9/23 K-1 from 10:00-11:00/2-3 from 11:00-12:00

9/30 K-1 from 10:00-11:00/2-3 from 11:00-12:00

10/7 Afternoon...TBA!

Elementary Cheer Practice

Coach: Sherry Davis

Where: CES

When: Mon,& Wed (Thru September)

Time: 5:30-7:00

August Students of the Month

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Link to Harmony Family Access WebPage

Click on this button if you wish to access your Family Access Harmony Page to view your child's grades/ lunch account/ book rental fees, etc.

Culver Boys and Girls Club

Director- Mrs. Jessye Gilley
Asst. Director- Mrs. Criston Zehner
Phone Number- 574-250-0103
Fee- $35.00 Per Year (After School) / Field Trips Extra / Daily Rate
Open- 3:00-7:00 after school / Summer (Other days as determined by Director)
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Weather Alerts and Notifications/ Notifying the Office when your Child is Sick

As the weather starts to really get chilly and students are beginning to catch the flu bug, there are a few things that we need you to remember:
  • Please make sure that your child leaves the house appropriately dressed for the weather. We still go outside for recess even when it is pretty chilly outside.
  • Do not drop your children off at the front door prior to 7:30. The doors do not get unlocked until the assistant gets there at 7:30.
  • If the weather looks like it may be too treacherous for school, please check WNDU, WSBT, or FOX22 for closings or school delays. WROI and WXVI will also be informed of closings and delays. You may also check Culver Elementary's Facebook Page. (go to the link on this page and "like" our page).
  • If your child is absent please call Karen Sndyer at 574-842-3389 or email her at
  • Also remember if your child has a fever, they have to be 24 hours fever free before they come back to school. You never know when that fever may spike back up!
Hoosier Family of Readers - Free Online Books

During the summer of 2016, families and children read 1,000,000 books using myON. This year, the Department is encouraging students to use myON to read 2,000,000 books to celebrate Indiana's 200th birthday in 2016!

Culver Communtity Schools Corporation Mission Statement

All stakeholders will prepare students to become contributing members of society and lifelong learners.

Culver Community Schools Corporation Vision Statement

All CCSC students will become respectful leaders encouraging social and moral excellence.

Culver Community Schools Corporation Belief Statements

  • We believe students, with support from community, family, and educators, will rise to the level of expectations.
  • We believe a well-rounded education at CCSC will foster emotional and intellectual development along with respectful, pro-active communication, in a positive, nurturing, learning environment.
  • We believe that every student at CCSC is a potential leader given proper mentoring.
  • We believe the definition of success is unique to every student.