2015 April - Cleveland Elementary School

Cleveland Elementary School
558-2463
MAY CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
May 1................................................... Hoover Library and Museum 4th grade
May 1..................................................................... Kernels Night at the Ballpark
May 5...................................................................... PTA Meeting 6:30 Art Room
May 5............................................................................................. Scrip Orders Due
May 5................................................................................................... Jog Club 8:05
May 6................................................................................................... Jog Club 8:05
May 8............................................................. NO SCHOOL-Staff Learning Day
May 11................................................................................................. Jog Club 8:05
May 11................................................................................................ Popcorn Sales
May 11............................................................................. K/1 Music Concert 2:30
May 11............................................................................. 2/3 Music Concert 6:00
May 12................................................................................................. Jog Club 8:05
May 14................................................................................................. Jog Club 8:05
May 14........................................................ 4/5 Music Program 2:30 and 6:00
May 15................................................................................................. Jog Club 8:05
May 15.................................................................................... Fifth Grade Fun Run
May 15...................................................................................... PTA Year End Event
May 19................................................................................................. Jog Club 8:05
May 20................................................................................................ Jog Club 8:05
May 20......................................................................... Early Dismissal Day 1:30
May 22................................................................................................ Jog Club 8:05
May 25................................................................................ NO SCHOOL-Holiday
May 29..................................................... Preschool Trip to Cedar Valley Park
May 30................................................ PTA Bowling May City Bowl 2:00-4:00
June 2............................................... Preschool End of Year Celebration 5:30
June 4................................................................................ Last Day for Preschool
June 5.............................................. Last Day of School Early Dismissal 1:30
CLASS PLACEMENTS
APRIL 30, 2015
Sometime between now and the end of May, the Cleveland staff
and I will be meeting to go over class placements for the next year’s
classrooms. A great deal of time and thought will be given to ensure
that we have balanced classrooms in the areas of student ability, ethnicity, gender, learning styles, and social maturity. If you feel the need
to make a placement request, I ask that you do not ask for a specific
teacher but instead share your child’s needs. We often have staffing
changes and a specific teacher you
request may no longer be at that
grade level. Classroom placement requests should be submitted in writing
to the main office by May 22, 2015.
The goal is to form heterogeneous
groups and that will take priority
over any requests. A request does
not guarantee that your child will
receive the placement.
JUMP ROPE FOR HEART
Jump Rope for Heart was a huge success. We raised $6,828.75 for the American Heart Association. Our school also earned $300 from the American Heart Association to spend on PE equipment.
In addition, Jump Rope for Heart gave the Cleveland students an opportunity to perform community
service. Thank you Cleveland families for your support. Cleveland families helped save a lot of lives.
I would also like to thank the Cleveland PTA for donating money to make the event a fun place
for all students. They helped provide the games and prizes. Thank you to Hy-Vee for supplying our
lemonade and cups. Another thank you to John Bateman, Allison Groff, and Renee Boubin who
helped serve the refreshments all day, take pictures, and help set up/take down. Once again, thank
you for all of your support Cleveland families. This was our best year ever!
PBIS
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March Data 2015 Grade K PRIDE Postcards Blue Tickets Office Referrals N Referrals 1 389 9 0 st
1 38 405 9 1 2nd 20 569 11 33 3rd 64 495 5 3 th
4 1 277 0 4 th
3 364 6 2 127 2499 40 43 5 Totals The Cleveland kids did it again! They earned another 5000 blue PRIDE tickets by demonstrating positive behaviors during the school day. To celebrate this accomplishment our
students enjoyed an EXTRA recess right after their lunch. When asked, “What is the best
thing about recess?” Our students say, “Running the track, playing with friends, running and
screaming, feeling fun and free, jumping rope, playing soccer and exercising.” The Cleveland PBIS is extremely proud of our student and staff accomplishments this year. We look
forward to more success and celebrations this year!
HY-VEE
ONE-STEP KIDS’ GARDEN PROGRAM
An exciting, engaging summer-break gardening/nutrition program designed by Hy-Vee dietitians for elementary-age children.
Classes meet for 10 weekly sessions at Christ
Church Presbyterian:
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. starting Wednesday, June
10 and Thursday, June 11 First - 2nd graders:
Wednesdays 3rd through 5th graders: Thursdays
Fee: $10 for 10 sessions. Scholarships available.
Registration forms are available in the Cleveland Elementary school office, at the Johnson
Ave. Hy-Vee Customer Service desk or by contacting Judy Fitzgibbons, [email protected]
com<mailto:[email protected]>, 319365-0477.
LEAGUE OF DREAMS
The Cedar Rapids Kernels Foundation and
Perfect Game USA will be offering our second
and third grade students (boys and girls) the opportunity to play baseball again this summer. This
is non-competitive and coach-pitched. It stresses
sportsmanship and fun. This is a free program
provided through a grant. Each participant will
get a free t-shirt and ball cap. Students may use
equipment provided by the team. Perfect Game
provides the coaches. There will be three practices after school on May 19, May 26, and June
2nd. Games will start on June 9th at Jones Park.
Registration forms will be coming soon. They are
asking that registrations be turned in by May 12th.
NEW TREES ON CLEVELAND’S CAMPUS
Have you noticed anything new on Cleveland’s campus lately?
Saturday, April 11th, eleven new trees were planted and mulched. As
an Eagle project for Boy Scouts, Cleveland Elementary alumni, Brandon
Egger chose to replace trees that were destroyed in the storms last
summer. He was able to get the job done with help from a small army
of 33 volunteers, (scouts from Troop 5200, Troop 33 and Pack 33), the
CRCSD grounds foreman and a grant from Trees Forever. Brandon
hopes the new trees will become beautiful shade trees for students for years to come.
VIRTUAL
BACKPACK
PTA CHILD CARE FOR PTA MEETINGS
The PTA would like to thank Page McDaniel
and Dana Hanson for providing child care during
the April PTA meeting!
The District offers an online Virtual Backpack
site to support the efforts of community organizations wanting to share information about
educationally-based programming.
Individuals or organizations wishing to post
material on the Virtual Backpack submit items
electronically and approved materials will appear online for families to access.
Organizations will find a link to submit flyers
for consideration on the District homepage at
www.cr.k12.ia.us . Families can access the
Virtual Backpack from their school Web site.
Follow the District on
and
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@crschools,
Non-Discrimination Policy
It is the policy of the Cedar Rapids Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (employment only),
marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic status (students/program only) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure
for processing complaints of discrimination. District employees with questions or a grievance related to this policy should contact Jill Cirivello, Director of Human Resources, 319-558-2421;
[email protected] Students and others should contact Ken Morris, Manager of Student Equity, 319-558-1504; [email protected] The District mailing address is 2500 Edgewood Rd
NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405-1015.
Special Diets
If your student has a special diet
form on file from a previous year
and something has changed,
please contact the
Food and Nutrition Office
at 558-2305.
WELLNESS POLICY
Policy 610
The Cedar Rapids Community School District supports a healthy
environment in which students learn and participate in positive dietary
and lifestyle practices. By facilitating learning through the support and
promotion of good nutrition and physical activity, schools contribute to
the basic health, academic achievement and quality of life of students.
The District:
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2015-2016 Iowa Department of Education
Open Enrollment applications (district to district)
• Grades 1-12 DEADLINE: March 1, 2015
• Incoming Kindergarten deadline:
September 1, 2015
2015-2016 In-District Permit Application
This is a request for a student who resides in the
Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD)
to attend another CRCSD school that is not in the
attendance area where the family resides. Please refer
to Procedure 602.4a and check with your building
counselor to determine if a permit is allowed or
required.
• January 5, 2015 Permit application and guidelines
available from resident school
• March 1, 2015
• April 2015
DEADLINE: Submit application
to a students attending building
Parent/legal guardian will be
notified in writing of decision on
permit
Johnson Elementary will become a STEAM school
starting in 2015-2016. The enrollment procedure
for new students asking to attend will be by lottery
process that will take place later this spring. No
new students will be allowed to permit to Johnson
Elementary during the 15-16 school year. All
students who are currently enrolled may continue to
attend if they so choose. There will be a process for
students who are currently attending and do not wish
to continue in the STEAM school. These procedures
will be explained in detail later this spring.
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Will provide nutrition education and engage in nutrition
promotion. Will develop a wellness approach to physical
activities that meet applicable federal and state guidelines.
Promotes activities and policies that support staff
members’ efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Supports parents’ efforts to provide a healthy diet and
daily physical activity for their children.
Will base menus on Dietary Guidelines for Americans,
National School Lunch and Breakfast meal pattern
requirements, and the Recommended Dietary Allowances.
Recommends that foods and beverages offered on campus
and for school activities meet applicable federal and state
guidelines.
The “Wellness Policy Committee” will plan for, monitor, and evaluate
the implementation of wellness initiatives as guided by the Board Policy
and Procedures and inform and update the public about the content and
implementation of the policy.
Live
WELL NESS
DISTRICT WELLNESS GOALS
v Implement elementary health education
curriculum, including nutrition.
v Discontinue using unhealthy foods
for fundraisers.
v Ensure all snacks meet District Nutritional
Guidelines for foods and beverages for schools,
including vending, a la carte, snack lines,
school stores, celebrations and fundraisers.
ü v Discontinue using food/food coupons as
rewards or incentives.
ü v Require that students are physically active
during the majority of time in physical
education class.
ü v Ensure physical activity is not used for
or withheld as a punishment.
ü v Celebrate birthdays and other events
Cedar Rapids Community School District
takes your safety seriously and welcomes
your input. Please contact your building
principal/administrator and report any safety concerns that you may have. Thank you
for helping us keep staff and students safe.
involving food once a month only.
üSchools will be implementing during 2014-15 school year.
2ND TRIMESTER PERFECT ATTENDANCE
Landon:
Nashua Scott
Shumaker:
Sophia Jacobsen
Jeefbeni Ngoy
Haars:
Leo Hawkins
Jacquelyn Martin
Benaia Ngenzirabona
Mugisha Nkulabayaga
Leah Schepers
Leis:
Vernon Benda
Suthers:
Angel Glass
John Grafton
Presley Kluth
Corver:
Skyler Moody
Madeline Pavelka
Brodrick Seeman
Maiers:
Kalib Martin
Rachel Webster
Jaiden Wiggins
Waters:
Erika Hawkins
Leon Daniel Mbata
Naveah Smestad
Furry:
Anna Tuyisenge
James:
Braiden Groff
Zachary Roberts
Kilberger:
Chloe Anderson
Christina Egger
Hayley Hamann
Boeckenstedt:
David Alex
Natalie Bauer
Timothy Darrow
Rachelle Kagoma
James Le
Logan Swift
Wolf:
Jackson DeForest
Savannah Jackson
Elizabeth Lowder
Irakoze Sonyorine
Kopecky:
Natalie Anderson
Chris Canas
Zachary Egger
Angel Johnson
Madeline McQuiston
Akira Sorenson
Lafrenz:
Noel Cedillo
Madeline Davidson
Fenias Habonimana
Matthew Le
EVERYBODY, EVERY DAY, GOOD ATTENDANCE MATTERS
During our last PRIDE assembly the Attendance Fairy made an appearance to recognize and
celebrate twenty Cleveland students who have had PERFECT attendance 1st and 2nd trimester this
year. This means they have been at school every day and arrived on time.
Shumaker:
Sophia Jacobsen
Jeffbeni Ngoy
GREAT JOB students and parents/guardians.
Good attendance matters and our students can’t
do it alone. They need their parents/guardians
to help get them up, feed them and get them to
school. So congratulations to all of these families
who team up to ensure their Cleveland students
get to school every day and on time!
Haars:
Leo Hawkins
Leis:
Vernon Benda
Suthers:
John Grafton
Corver:
Skyler Moody
Maiers:
Kalib Martin
Waters:
Ericka Hawkins
Leon Daniel Mbata
Navaeh Smestad
James:
Braiden Groff
Kilberger:
Christina Egger
Boeckenstedt:
Timothy Darrow
James Le
Wolf:
Savannah Jackson
Elizabeth Lowder
Kopecky:
Zachary Egger
Madeline McQuiston
Lafrenz:
Fenias Habonimana
Matthew Le
Everybody,
Every Day!
Good Attendance
Matters
Cleveland Fun Run/Walk Club
Purpose: Fight childhood obesity, teaching
lifelong healthy habits/connect with the
community, learn proper running techniques,
encourage families to exercise together,
increase aerobic capacity, build community in
our school, and to have fun while getting in shape together
Where: Cleveland Track (In front of school)
When: May 5,6,11,12,14,15,19,20,22
Time: 8:05AM-8:45AM
Who Participates: Preschool-5th, Teachers, Parents, Relatives, &
Friends
IF RAIN: We will cancel
Prizes: Students that participate will earn feet charms for every
3 miles they run/walk and their name will go into a drawing to win
a bicycle