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1 little jay news October is Fire Prevention Month Cambridge Elementary School Dear Parent and Caregivers: October 2018 Volume, Issue Inside this issue: Principal Notes 1 Homecoming 2 Fire Prevention 3 Chef in the Classroom 5 Recipe 6 Bluejay Backpacks 8 Wellness week 9 Community News 10 IMC News 11 Greif Group 12 Koats for Kids 13 Subaru loves learning Dates to Remember 10/11/17 3rd Grade Fire Prevention 10/12/17 Homecoming 10/15/18 Brighter Smiles 10/24/18 Early Release 10/25/17 No School 10/26/17 No School 14 Community Fun 15 Brighter Smiles 16 October Menu 20 The school year has begun and Cambridge Elementary has exciting plans and high expectations for your child s learning. I know that you also have many hopes and dreams for your child s success in school and beyond. To make sure those hopes and dreams are realized, I want to ask for your commitment to making sure your child attends school every day possible this year. The evidence is clear: children with good attendance are more likely to be successful in school. High attendance rates are linked to high student achievement. This is true for every grade elementary, middle and high school students. A recent review of student attendance data by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction shows that regular school attendance from Kindergarten on is essential to successful learning: Every day counts. Missing school even 10% of the time has a significant impact on reading and math achievement as children progress through school. Students with good attendance performed better in math and reading. Children who had good attendance in Kindergarten through Grade 2 were more than twice as likely to score proficient on state math tests by the time they reached Grade 8 as their peers who missed more school. In reading, there were similar results. Good attendance starts early. Research has shown that the attendance habits established Kindergarten through Grade 2 have lasting effects on students throughout their education: Children with high attendance in the early grades continue to have good attendance; and students with low attendance in the early grades are more likely to have low attendance and lower academic performance throughout their elementary and middle school years. As your child s most influential teacher, I am asking for your support in helping your child get to school on time every day this year. Your child needs to be in school and engaged in learning to reach his or her full potential. We realize that every family faces challenges illness, transportation, child care, or scheduling demands. Please let me or your child s teacher know if your family needs help dealing with these challenges to your child s good school attendance. My contact information is below. We will do our best to help your family ensure that your child s school attendance stays on track. More information on what families and schools can do together to support good student attendance can be found at:: Please know that our school day starts at 8:00 a.m. We need your help insuring students are seated, in their desk by 8:00 a.m. as that is when instruction will start. Thank you for all you do to support your child s school success and well-being, as well as our school. I look forward to working with you this year and to having your child learn and grow at Cambridge Elementary! Best wishes for a safe and successful school year. Sincerely, Chris Holt, Principal

2 Next week is homecoming here in Cambridge!! We like to have some dress up themes here are the Elementary School. Our student council has decided upon the following themes: Monday October 8: Color Day 4K Pink, 5K Orange, 1st grade Green, 2nd Grade Yellow, 3rd Grade Purple, 4th Grade Red, 5th Grade Black Tuesday October 9: Career Day Dress Like you will for the job you want Wednesday October 10: Twin Day Pick a partner and dress alike Thursday October 11: Super Hero Day Friday October 12: Blue Jay Spirit Day Dress in blue and white to cheer on our CHS Blue Jay friends and teams!

3 Each month, CES focuses on different character traits. After each month a student from each class is presented with a special Blue Jay Award for exemplifying that trait. Our September trait is The 3 Bs. Students worked on Being safe, Being responsible, and Being respectful. The Blue Jay Award winners for the month of September are: Leigha Brower, Dresden Richter, Annabel Fleck, Alayna Nelson, Makenna Rehr, Tess Marchant, Sabrina McGee, Sami Davis, Kayln Ley, Jordyn Nottestad, Emmy Morfey, Nevaeh Becker, Elena Prawiti, Kate Moe, Kate Knudson, Riley Mancheski, Kinsley Johnson, Addison Shechter, Drake Thompson, CharlieSonnentag, Addy Weeks, Finley Tuscic, and Noah Rice.







10 IMC NEWS -SEPT The IMC is off to a good start of reading. We have been open 3 weeks and already 1,729 items have been checked out. Ask your students what books they are interested in. New books have been ordered and are being processed and added to our collection on a daily basis. Let s all keep reading! Just a reminder that if you have books overdue from last year, we are still gladly accepting them. Also, please keep your books protected from water bottles as you transport them back and forth to school. Thanks so much. The IMC Staff




14 CES would like to thank Subaru Loves Learning, and Don Miller Subaru for their donation of over 200 books to our school. We would also like to thank John Duell for helping us coordinate all efforts of this generous grant.. We are excited to read our new books geared toward understanding and appreciating science, engineering, and innovation. Here are some shots of some of our 5th grade helpers (Daniel Swain, Owain Nelles, Addy Weeks, Cally Travis, and Sawyer Lawson), Ms. Brickson (Reading Interventionist), Mr. Duell, and Principal Holt carrying, opening and displaying a few of our new books.






20 Second Choice Offerings: Week 1: Breaded Chicken Patty Week 2: Grilled Cheese Sandwich Week 3: Cheese MaxStix Week 4: Hamburger Week 5: Hot Dog Cambridge School District Hot Dog on Whole Grain Bun Baked Beans Mandarin Oranges French Dip Sandwich Fresh Garden Salad Peaches Goldfish Grahams *Indiv. Cheese Pizza Corn Banana Asian Crispy Chicken Bowl Seasoned Broccoli Cantaloupe *Mac & Cheese Green beans Apple Slices News Main Entrees with an asterisk * by them contain no meat. Turkey Sub Sandwich Peas Pears Pepperoni Calzone Seasoned Broccoli Applesauce Breaded Chicken Patty on a Whole Grain Roll Fresh Garden Salad Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry Brown Rice Seasoned Broccoli Mandarin Oranges Swedish Meatballs Brown Rice Applesauce Mixed Veggies Salisbury Steak with gravy Rotini Pasta Green Beans Banana *Loaded Baked Potato Peas Applesauce *Bean & Cheese Burrito Spanish Rice Fresh Garden Salad Pears Build Your Own Burger Peas & Carrots Pineapple Grilled Chicken Patty On Whole Grain Bun Garden Salad Pears Early Release No lunch served Deli Boardwalk Sandwich Whole Grain Chips Fresh Garden Salad Apple Slices Stromboli *Garden Vegetable Soup Garden Salad Peaches *Spaghetti & Marinara Meatballs Breadsticks Corn Peaches No School *Cheese Quesadilla *Seasoned Black Beans Mandarin Oranges *Gooey Grilled Cheese *Tomato Soup Fresh Garden Salad Grapes No School Second Helpings All students will be charged for second helpings regardless of free or reduced eligibility. You may turn this option off in Skyward. Second Entrée: $2.00 Second Fruit/Veg.: Free Second Specialty Item: $0.50 (juice box, strawberry cup, string cheese, etc) Please contact us at any time if you have a question or concern Janice Murray Food Service & Nutrition Director x.1116 Betsy Bamlett Food Service Secretary x Enter Other Information Here