CES Newsletter December 2017

From the Desk of Mrs. Proskey...

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Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, Guardians and Friends,
As December comes to a close, I would like to reflect on the many wonderful things that the students have experienced this year at Culver Elementary. I am not only reflecting on what they have accomplished academically but also on those moments that have helped them gain confidence, build character and/or have left them with a memory that will last a life time. For example: playing in their first basketball game, receiving a bee for good character, having a heart with their name on it hung on the Tree of Kindness, pledging to be drug free and/or receiving a letter back from our balloon launch, etc. Those are the moments that are so very special and will forever live near and dear to their hearts and to ours. As the winter holidays fast approach, I would like to extend a special thank you to our parents, teachers, students, staff and the many volunteers for their involvement in and support of Culver Elementary School. You are all so greatly appreciated!!! I can not express it enough!!! On behalf of myself and my staff, we would like to wish all you a safe, happy and blessed holiday season!!!
~ Mrs. Proskey


Link to Culver Elementary's Web Page

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.


Decmeber Dates to Remember.......

  • 12/4- 7:00pm CCSC Board Meeting @ the Admin Building
  • 12/6- 6:30pm Band/Choir Concert in the gym
  • 12/7- 6:00 PTO Meeting @ Admin Building
  • 12/8- 3-5 PTO Fun & Fit BINGO @ 9:00 / K-2 PTO Fun & Fit BINGO @ 12:30
  • 12/11-12/15- Santa Shop in the DLL
  • 12/15- 5:00pm Lion's Club Christmas Party in Elementary Cafeteria
  • 12/18- 4th/5th field trip to Miller's Merry Manor
  • 12/18- 7:00pm CCSC Board Meeting @ the Admin Building
  • 12/20- Kindergarten field trip to Miller's Merry Manor (Caroling)
  • 12/22- End of First Semester
  • 12/22-1/5- Christmas Break
  • 1/08- Teacher Work Day- NO STUDENTS
  • 1/10- Report Cards sent home DIGITALLY



This Month's BASKETBALL Sports Schedules

Coach- JOEL FISHER (2nd thru 4th Grade)

(574) 930-6331

Practice Schedule

2nd Grade-
Mondays 5:30-6:45 (12/4,11)
3rd Grade-
Tuesdays 5:30-6:45 (12/5,12)
4th Grade-
Wednesdays 5:30-6:45 (12/13)

2nd & 3rd
11:00-12:00 (12/9,16)
12:15-1:15 (12/9,16)

Coach-JUSTIN CROY (5th Grade)

(574) 952-2711

Practice Schedule
5th Grade-

Dec. 1- 4:30-6:00
Dec. 5,7- 5:00-6:30
Dec. 8- 4:30-6:00

Basketball Game Schedule
Grade 5-
Dec. 2 @ 9:00/ Saturday Tourney TBA @ Pioneer
Dec. 4 @ 5:00 @ N.Miami
Dec. 11 @ 5:00 @ Walkerton
Dec. 12 @ 5:30 @ CES vs. Argos


5th Grade Girls Basketball Information

Important Info:

*Practices will most likely be everyday after school until 5:00. Schedules will be handed out before Christmas Break.

*A physical must be on file to practice and play. NO EXCEPTIONS! Turn physicals in to Mrs. Hermanson (our school nurse).

*Our 1st practice will be January 8th.

*Our 1st game is January 23rd.


*To be at every practice (consequences for missing could apply)

*Have hair up, athletic attire, basketball/tennis shoes

*Ready to learn and have fun

*Have a black pair of shorts for games

*Ride the bus to the games

If you have any questions you may contact Andrea Berndt at berndta@culver.k12.in.us or 574-835-2295

Thank you,

Andrea Berndt


Parent Volunteers Needed for Basketball Concessions!!!!

Please email Mrs. Proskey if you are interested in volunteering your time to work concessions at a 5th grade basketball game!!!!



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Shop With A Cop

We have wonderful news! As a corporation, our staff and students raised a total of $863.25 to donate to Shop with a Cop the Christmas season!!! This donation will definitely help some children have a wonderful Christmas!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


This Month's ZONE Volleyball Schedule

Phone- (574) 835-2295

Saturday Practices... @ CCHMS
Dec 2nd, & Dec 9th
4th & 5th 1:00-2:30
6th thru 8th 2:30-4:00

Games... @ The Zone (Plymouth)
Wednesdays- Time TBA
Nov.8th, Nov. 15th, Nov 29th, Dec. 6th, & Dec. 13th



Get Your Culver Apparel HERE!!!

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NWEA Testing

During the week of December 4th, your child will take 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 a computer or 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, your child will spend 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 truly excited to watch your student’s individual progression of academic growth over the their years here at Culver Elementary School.

For more information on resources for parents, download the Parent Toolkit and/ or the Parents Guide to MAP- NWEA.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Proskey at 574-842-3389.



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. www.facebook.com/culver.elementary.school (go to the link on this page and "like" our page).
  • --If your child is absent please call Yvonne Shepherd at 574-842-3389 or email her at shepherd@culver.k12.in.us.
  • --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!


    Santa Shop

    Our Santa Shop will run from December 11th through December 15th and will take place in the DLL in the Elementary. Please be on the look out for information regarding this event
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    Culver Boys and Girls Club

    Director- Mrs. Jessye Gilley
    Asst. Director- Mrs. Criston Zehner
    Phone Number- 574-250-0103
    Fee- $30.00 Per Year (After School) / Field Trips Extra / Daily Rate
    Open- 3:00-7:00 after school / Summer (Other days as determined by Director)

    CBGC- Christmas Break- KIDSTOP

    Christmas Break is quickly approaching and CBGC is now taking sign-ups for Kidstop. We are POSSIBLY open 6:30am-6:30pm Wed 12/27-Fri 12/29, Wed 1/3-Fri 1/5

    , and Monday 1/8; HOWEVER, we have to have at least 20 kids signed up to be able to be open for Kidstop. If we do not have 20 kids signed up, we will not be able to be open. Registration will begin Monday December 4. You may e-mail me at czehner@bgcpoco.org, text or call the club phone at 574-250-0103, or stop in at CBGC and sign up at the front desk. We will notify parents who have signed their children up for Christmas Kidstop whether we will be open by Monday December 18 in case we are not open parents can find alternate child care. Thank you so much! Please don’t hesitate to call with questions!

    Criston Zehner

    Culver Boys & Girls Club

    Assistant Director

    Have a wonderful day!


    CES Community Volunteer Program

    CES Loves it's Volunteers!!!!

    If you are interested in volunteering at the Elementary and donating your time to listen to students read, work with students in small groups under the direction of the teacher, work in the library, or supervise during lunch or recess, please contact Amy Bonine, the CES Volunteer Coordinator at 842-3389.


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    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.

    Culver Community 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.