In This Issue
Parent University - Watch the first episode!
Watch the premiere episode of 'Parent University' focusing on digital citizenship;
what it is, how our students are taught it and expectations that are set.

Parent University is a program of Cedar Falls Schools that includes educational programs and videos to share information and tips with parents and the community. Topics will cover what students are learning, ways to help your student(s) and give parents a better understanding what happens every day in our school buildings. We hope parents gain an understanding and confidence and become more engaged in the programs and larger community.
CF CAPS Education Strand
Learn more about CF CAPS and the Education Strand!
North Cedar Elementary Construction
All-State Music

Several students were chosen for All-State Music from orchestra, band and choir. William Sims was selected as the sole soprano sax soloist to accompany the choir on a selection.
Jingle Jam by Cedar Falls Dance Team

FIRST LEGO League Regional Qualifier at Peet Junior High

Creativity and science will come together at this weekend's FIRST LEGO League Iowa Regional Qualifier at Peet Jr. High where 35 teams of 9- to 14-year-olds will demonstrate their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play, sportsmanship, and sense of community. This event is open to the public.
Teams will have to program their LEGO MINDSTORMS® robots to solve a set of missions on an obstacle course set on a thematic playing surface. For the Hydro Dynamics Challenge, teams are working to solve problems related to human interactions and usage of water.  The competition is judged in three areas: project; robot design, and  Core Values ,  which embody aspects of teamwork and good sportsmanship. Top robot game scores are also honored.
FIRST LEGO League is an international program for 9- to 14-year-olds created in a partnership between FIRST and the LEGO Group in 1998 to get children excited about science, engineering and technology - and teach them valuable career and life skills. Using LEGO® MINDSTORMS®technologies and LEGO® Education materials, children work together to design, build, and program autonomous robots and create an innovative solution to a problem as part of their research project.  The competition season culminates at high-energy, sports-like tournaments. Like any other organized "sport," teams also fundraise, create a team identity, and go on field trips.
Iowa FIRST® LEGO® League is directed by Iowa State University College of Engineering and partners with local volunteer organizers who host regional qualifying events. Teams may advance out of this regional qualifying event to attend the State Championships on January 13 and 14, 2018 at Iowa State University.
Congrats Coach Johnson!
Congrats to CFHS Volleyball Coach, Matt Johnson, on being named 5A volleyball coach of the year!
Google Expedition
T h e s e   4 t h   g r a d e r s   a r e   s t u d y i n g   t h e   N o r t h e a s t   r e g i o n   o f   t h e   U S   a n d   w e n t   o n  
G o o g l e   E x p e d i t i o n s   t o   e x p e r i e n c e   t h e   r e g i o n .
CF CAPS celebrated their first annual CAPSGIVING.
They had a potluck and did service projects as a group.
Culture Club
Southdale's Culture Club held a Thanksgiving Feast.
Students and families shared a meal of foods from many of the different 
cultures represented at Southdale Elementry.
Playground Opens at Orchard Hill Elementary
F e l t   l i k e   a   m a g i c a l   h o l i d a y   a t   O r c h a r d   H i l l  Elementary !  
L a u g h t e r ,   g i g g l i n g   a n d   e x c i t e m e n t   o v e r   t h e   n e w   p l a y g r o u n d !
T h a n k   y o u   P O W W E R   a n d   C F   s c h o o l   d i s t r i c t   f o r   m a k i n g   t h i s   h a p p e n   f o r   o u r   k i d s!
Taste Testing
O u r   D i s t r i c t   f o o d   s e r v i c e   s t a f f   h o s t e d   a   t a s t e   t e s t i n g   f o r   s o m e   e l e m e n t a r y
s t u d e n t s   t o   g e t   t h e i r   i n p u t   a n d   f e e d b a c k   o n   m e a l   o p t i o n s .
Professional Development Day

Para Educator Positions!

Board of Education Update

Watch the November 27 meeting.

Watch the November 13 meeting.

The next Cedar Falls Schools Board of Education meeting will be December 11, 2017,  5:30 p.m. at Cedar Falls City Hall and will be shown on Cedar Falls Channel 15.   Agendas, documents and materials for all board of education meetings can be found on the Cedar Falls Schools website   . Watch previous meetings on the District's YouTube Channel Meetings will be available live at . This format works best with Internet Explorer.

Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) Report
Open Positions
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