Enjoy winter break!
Reminder - no school December 24-January 1.
Watch this Parent University episode which focuses on the programming
Pathways Behavioral Services provides Cedar Falls Schools
as well as important information for parents on vaping.
Results from an annual survey released today found that vaping among adolescent teenagers  nearly doubled  between 2017 and 2018, the largest increase in use of any drug in the past 43 years of the survey. The study, which surveyed almost 45,000 students across 392 public and private schools,  reported that  nearly 21% of high school seniors had vaped in the past 30 days, compared to 11% in 2017. Vaping,  which involves  inhaling the exhaust of an electronic cigarette, has been criticized for introducing nicotine to teenagers. The FDA announced last month it would  seek to limit  the sale of flavored vaping products in an effort to stem use among young adults. In positive news, the study found that only 3.6% of seniors smoke regular cigarettes daily - down from 22% in 1998 - and binge drinking and use of opioids declined among the same group. See more data  here   (pdf).
Learning Can't Wait Annual Giving Campaign
Karis said it well, "I appreciate knowing our donations are supporting our teachers in so many valuable ways. I give because I’m certain that every one of my gifts will be used toward a quality education for our children. Thank you Cedar Falls School Foundation donors!" Please join Karis and  become a partner  with the Cedar Falls Schools Foundation to make a difference for our students, because learning can’t wait!
Mark Your Calendars
Boys Night will be Monday, January 7, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at Cedar Falls High School in the auditorium. This is for 5th grade boys and a trusted adult to speak about puberty.

Girls Night Out will be Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the Cedar Falls High School auditorium. This is for 4th and 5th grade girls and a trusted adult.

Families should have gotten a letter in the mail,
if you have questions please contact your school nurse.
REGISTRATION FOR 2019-2020 preschool will be
Friday, January 25, 2019, at Noon.
Please watch here for link to register.
Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!
Impacting Students
We had so much fun in our schools last month, surprising our teachers with our annual Excellence Grant awards! This year we received more grant applications than ever before. Thanks to the generosity of our donors this past year, more than 65 teachers and staff will be using their awarded grants for innovative projects that create success for their students. Please  visit our website  to see pictures and learn about this year's Excellence Grant recipients. Together we are making an impact in our schools!
Cedar Falls Schools Foundation Executive Director Position
Do you know of someone that would like to join our team? Our Cedar Falls School Foundation's current executive director will be retiring this next year and we are seeking candidates for the position. Our part time executive director serves as the contact for all Foundation programs, with an emphasis on fundraising activities, and collaborates with multiple stakeholders and CFCSD administration. For more information, please  click here .
Board of Education Meeting December 10, 2018
Board meetings will now be available on the following media:
CFU (415, 15-1) (Live and Played Back)
Mediacom (15) (Live and Played Back)

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