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November 8, 2017

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Clover Ridge Dance & Carnival Nov. 9th

PTO Meeting
Monday, Nov. 13th

1st and 2nd Grade
Hoe Down 
Nov. 17th
1st Grade - 12:50-1:15
2nd Grade - 1:50-2:20

Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 22nd - Nov. 24th

No School
Nov. 27th 

Parent Education Workshops

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Don't forget to check out Peach Jar
Carnival & Dance! Thursday, November 9th!  
Please join us for the Clover Ridge Dance and Carnival on Thursday, November 9th from 5:30-7:30.  This fun event is always a highlight for the students.  There will be carnival games and prizes in each of the clusters, carnival food for purchase in the cafeteria and a dance with a DJ in the gym.  The students really enjoy the crazy hair station and the pretend hospital, too.  Games, crazy hair and hospital services require tickets.    This event requires a lot of volunteers to run the games and other stations.  Please consider volunteering for a shift or two to make this event a huge success.  The link for the volunteer sign up is attached as well.
T he next PTO meeting will be on Monday, November 13th at 8:30am.  

PTO Volunteer Opportunities  
We are still in need of volunteers for the carnival.  This event is not possible without the support of you! Volunteers can be middle school students and older and will be directed as to their responsibilities upon arrival.  Thanks in advance for your help!
CRE Dance and Carnival - Thursday, November 9

Clover Gratitudes  
We are so fortunate to have such an outstanding staff here at Clover Ridge.  So, for the month of November, the PTO would like to sponsor Clover Gratitudes.  Parents, students and staff can submit Clover Gratitudes for staff members on the attached form.  The Clover Gratitudes will be collected in the office and each day one gratitude will be selected and read aloud during announcements.  It will be wonderful to hear all of the great ways that our staff at Clover Ridge enriches the lives of others every day.  As a bonus, the winning staff member will receive a prize.  Please take the time to write out Clover Gratitudes for teachers and staff and submit them to the school office.   Click here for Clover Gratitudes

Clover Caring Cards  
Historically, Clover Ridge has supported local families this time of year by sponsoring "Caring Connections", a toy drive for families during the holiday season.  Rather than a toy drive, this year we plan to support families in need by sponsoring "Clover Caring Cards" - a program designed to help families with some basic necessities. 

Beginning November 6th, we will be collecting gift cards to support our families at CRE.  We would like to have this service project to provide joy for both those who give and receive.  In line with our month of gratitude, our gift card collection will run from Nov.6 to Nov.17.  Distribution of gift cards will take place November 20th and 21st. Gift card ideas include restaurants, gasoline, grocery, or clothing. (Target, Walmart, Super America, Cub Foods, etc). Hopefully, by providing some assistance to families for the basic essentials, families can prioritize and have extra during the holiday season.

Families needing assistance are asked to contact Mrs. Oldenkamp, School Counselor at 556.6912 or

Thank you in advance for your support of families in need! #ECCSGratitude

This point of our star stands for better teaching
One of our pillars for personalized learning is Purposeful Instruction, Assessment and Feedback. Teaching is the core service we provide and we spend a lot of time getting it just right. Teaching is a lot like learning -- everyone learns differently, and each teacher has his/her own style of teaching. But there are fundamentals of purposeful instruction that we maintain as a district. One is active learning -- humans were not built to passively receive information. We learn best when we are curious, when we can apply a concept in a hands-on way and when we can solve problems to improve our lives. Another is continuous progress: a student's age should not determine when learning starts and ends. Learning is a continuum where a 9-year-old student might be ready content that is traditionally taught in 5th grade, and so we adjust accordingly.
Greeting parents/guardians from the Health Office!
Cold and flu season is upon us (yes, already!!). Please help to remind your children of frequent and good handwashing and to cover those coughs and sneezes with their elbow rather than a hand to help keep germs from spreading. If you would like to send in cough drops with your child, please put them in a bag with the student's name and I will keep in the health office.  Also, as a reminder please see the following district policy on when to keep your child home from school.
A student should be excluded from school according to the Minnesota Department of Health guidelines, including:  
  1. Fever of 100 degrees or more, the student needs to stay home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal, without fever reducers.
  2. Vomiting or diarrhea, the student needs to stay home until 24 hours after the last episode.
  3. Any undiagnosed rash at the nurse's discretion, the student needs to see the physician before admittance to school.
  4. Chickenpox, may return to school after the last pox have scabbed over, usually 7-10 days.
  5. Uncontrolled cough.
  6. Influenza, readmit when child feels well, and fever-free for 24 hours.
  7. Impetigo, may return to school 24 hours after treatment.
  8. Lice, may return after treatment.
  9.  Pink eye, may return after 24 hours of treatment or no pus-like drainage.
  10. Ringworm, may return 24 hours after treatment.
  11. Scabies, may return 24 hours after treatment.
  12. Strep throat, may return 24 hours after antibiotic treatment.
  13. Pinworm, may return after treatment.
  14. Hand, foot, and mouth disease, may return 24 hours after fever free.
Please call me with any questions or concerns J
Sarah Chown, RN

Chaska Turkey Trot/5k Race and Kids Fun Run
We are hoping to increase our CRE TEAM participation at the annual Chaska Turkey Trot this Saturday, November 11th. It's an easy course, the t-shirt is great and it's put on by Chaska High School DECA and they always find a wonderful cause to support with their earnings. We'll have a team picture by the turkey trot wall at 8:45, so be sure to find me there for that. Still time to sign up!