Cardinal Connections Parent Copy

March 14, 2022

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Important Dates


  • March 1 - 25 - NWEA Window Open
  • March 14 - Beginning of Third Trimester
  • March 14 - Breakfast will start at 8:30 - Students are welcomed into the building to have breakfast in the cafeteria
  • March 15 - Spring Pictures
  • March 18 - Report Cards sent home
  • March 23 - Virtual Parent-Teacher Conf. - Evening only (by request)
  • March 23 - ECSE in AM only - No PM session - Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • March 23 - Virtual Parent-Teacher Conf. - Evening only (by request)
  • March 24 - ECSE Parent-Teacher Conference
  • March 25 - Students and Teachers attend AM only
  • April 1 - Students and Teachers attend AM only
  • April 4 - 10 - Spring Break - No School
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

Breakfast Starts at 8:30am

Hello CVE Families!


Now that we are moving towards opening up a little more, we decided to begin doing our current breakfast program the way we have done it in the past. Doors will open up at 8:30 am, allowing students to come in and go directly to the cafeteria to have breakfast. They will be released from the cafeteria at 9:00 to go to class. Breakfast students who ride the bus will get off the bus, come into the building, and go directly to the cafeteria. Students are expected to go into the cafeteria, eat their breakfast, and go to class. Any students who have not completed their breakfast are free to take it back to class to finish it. Any students arriving late that want breakfast are welcomed to go to the cafeteria, pick up breakfast, and head to their classroom.

CVE Science Olympiad Competition - Congratulations CVE!


Last Saturday, March 5th, our Science Olympiad team competed in the Chippewa Valley District competition at Chippewa Valley High School. We competed against the 11 other elementary schools within our district. All the students on the team worked so hard these past few months preparing and had so much fun!


Thank you to all the parents that helped coach and dedicated their time to our team. We can't wait for the county tournament in May!


Waterbottle Rockets-2nd place

Joshua Davis

Keagan Rosso


Crash Car Eggspert- 2nd place

Kailey Margerison

Joshua Davis


Grasp-A-Graph -3rd place


Keagan Rosso

Kailey Margerison
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CVE Science Olympiad Competition
CVE Science Olympiad Competition
CVE Science Olympiad Competition

Kindergarten and New Student Enrollment

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

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What's Happening in 4/5 with Mrs. McDermott & 1st Grade with Mrs. Silver.....

Our classes met to have the 5th graders read to the 1st graders. It was so sweet, here are some pictures!

What's Happening in 4th Grade with Mrs. Phillips and in 1st Grade with Mrs. Strohm....

Mrs. Phillips 4th graders read Curious George books to Mrs. Strohm's 1st graders this past Friday. So much fun!

NWEA Testing

We have already begun testing for our Grades 3-5. W are seeing some great results in both Reading and Math. Many students are making tremendous academic gains.


Please be mindful that this assessment is critical. For the students to be successful when taking assessments, we have first to ensure they have a healthy breakfast on the day of the assessment. You can provide them with breakfast at home or have the student request a breakfast from our Breakfast Program.


Below you will find the schedule for our Upper Elementary students. Remember Grades K-2 are not taking the NWEA this year.

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PTO Meeting

We have a PTO Meeting on March 15th from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Please join us!

Kids Heart Challenge Kick Off Flyer - Starts Monday, March 7th

March is Reading Month - In School Activities Calendar

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March is Reading Month - At Home Activities

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Positivity Project

Love of Learning Quotes

“I just learned things gradually, figuring out how to put electronic devices together without so much as cracking a book.” -STEVE WOZNIAK


“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.”

-NEIL deGRASSE TYSON


“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -DR. SEUSS


“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” -MAHATMA GHANDI

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