Home and School Communication December 5, 2013
Cleveland Elementary School
Elkhart Community Schools
School Mission Statement
The Cleveland School Community will academically prepare students to be lifelong learners and productive, responsible citizens.
Every Child. Every Day. Excellence.
Communication Folder: It is amazing how much we miss by not sending the Courier home one week! I apologize for the mix up, and I thank the parents who came in and helped in order for us to have the communication folders out on time. Due to the fact I was still in discussion with transportation over the front door pick up and changes were being recommended, I decided to wait until everything had been worked out and thus needed more time. The information that was printed was incorrect. So thank you for your patience. I trust everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.
State Accountability Report Card: It is with pleasure that I announce that Cleveland Elementary School has been recognized for the second year in a row as an “A” school by the Indiana Department of Education.
Ø We received our points from our 2013 ISTEP grades
Ø We also received points for the percentage of students in the top 75%
Ø We scored higher in math than language arts
Ø We did not receive any points in either language arts or math for students in the bottom 25%~ an important area to address
Ø Report Card grade: 2012: 4.00
“ 2013: 3.75
As always, our goal is continuous improvement. In an effort to reach this goal, we continue to analyze our school data, focus on what we do well and identify what we need to improve upon. Our instructional program, Success Block periods, and implementation of new programs/interventions all emphasize our need for demonstrating growth with all students.
Every Child. Every Day. Excellence.
I MOMS: The first I MOMS is scheduled for next Tuesday, December 10th, at 7:30 a.m. in the school cafeteria. Mrs. Karen Gunter is going to be present to talk about our sister school in Tanzania. If you have not yet turned in your reservation form, please do so no later than tomorrow, December 6th. Due to the need to order food, plan for parking, and to set up in the cafeteria, we must have reservations by the end of the day Friday, December 6th. We will not be accepting walk-ins at the door.
Winter Programs: Cleveland’s first grade students are performing their Winter Program on Tuesday, December 10th, at 7:00 p.m. in the school gym. Fifth grade students are presenting their Winter Program on Thursday, December 12th, at 7:00 p.m. Please mark your calendars and plan on attending! The students are rehearsing and getting anxious to show off their musical talents.
Science Fair Information Night: Although Cleveland’s Science Fair is scheduled for February 4th, it is never too early to start planning and working on experiments for projects, especially with Winter Recess only a few weeks away…what a good time for experiments! This year we are holding two parent/student nights: an informational evening and a work evening. The informational evening is scheduled for next Wednesday, December 11, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., in the school cafeteria. Science Fair projects are required for students in grades 3-6 and are optional for students in grades K-2. If you are interested in attending, please complete the registration form in today’s communication folder to help us plan for the evening. Thank you.
Dismissal: Although it may not seem like it, the front door dismissal procedures are starting to run a bit better. The two lanes formed in the parking area are working well and the last car is usually out between 4:08 and 4:10. The problem we are now facing is the long line of traffic down CR 1 to CR 10. We ask that two lanes are not formed until you enter the school parking lot. It is imperative that we do not form two lanes along CR 1; this is illegal. Please be considerate when at the Tulain entrance and leave an opening for cars needing to pull in and out. Thank you for your continued support.
Cleveland Food Drive: Attention Cleveland parents and students! Tomorrow is the last day to bring in food items for Cleveland’s annual food drive. Our goal is to have everyone bring in at least 5 non-perishable food items. Together we can make a BIG difference just by giving a little. Food items are being given to Church Community Services to be distributed to families in Elkhart. Please help us to make this the most successful food drive ever!
MHS Sixth Man: Memorial High School is having spirit themes for each of the boys basket-
ball games this year. They want to include all the Cleveland students and families who attend the games as well. Enclosed in today’s communication folder is a spirit wear schedule for December through February. Show your spirit for the boys…GO CHARGERS!!
“Touch the Stars:” Students for Diversity and Unity will be sponsoring its 4th Annual Talent Show entitled “Touch the Stars” on February 7th, at 6:00 p.m., in the Elkhart Central High School Auditorium. Auditions for the talent show will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, January 15 and 16, at 4:30 p.m. for elementary students. Enclosed in today’s communication folder is a flyer with details about the event and a registration form.
Corrections: Following are corrections to information shared in the previous Courier. Please note the correction for the address and contact information provided for the Elkhart County Division of Family Resources: 1120 North Main Street, Suite 201, Elkhart, IN 46514. Telephone: 1-800-403-0864.
Inserts: School Nurse Information Sheets
Science Fair Registration Flyer for Information Night
PTO Thank You for Fundraiser
Elkhart Memorial High School “Sixth Man” B-Ball Game Themes
Elkhart Central High School Talent Show Flyer and Registration Form
We are making learning a priority!