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Newsletter #18-12
November 16, 2017


     Keep your seatbelts fastened, the end of the race is near! Will Ms. Buckley’s 1st grade class stay in first or will Mrs. Hiher’s 4th grade class pass them for the win?? And don’t forget Mrs. Turner’s 3rd grade class, they are not too far behind in 3rd place. Ms. Buckley’s 1st grade class won the healthy snack last week! It is a close race and we may have to have a photo finish!! You have one last day to gas up and bring in your canned goods and/or donations of money to try to cross the finish line first! The Camanche Elementary Speedway is trying our hardest to drive away hunger!


     Hello Camanche Elementary Families, the fundraising season has begun! We will begin our fall fundraiser with many different food items to choose from, including: cookie dough, soups, pizzas, desserts and much more. Also included in this year's fundraiser will be: home items, candles, magazines, candies and holiday items. The fundraiser packets will be coming home with students on Monday, November 20th. The packets and money will be due back to school on Monday, December 4th. Items will be delivered and ready for pick up on Wednesday, December 20th from 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at the elementary. All funds raised will go towards new playground equipment for our students. Thank you for your continuous effort in supporting your child(ren) and Camanche Elementary!


     Camanche Troop 1011 is currently working on 2 volunteer projects – Ambulance Bags & Sweet Cases. Ambulance Bags are for children that are transported with a loved one or in need of medical care themselves. The hope is that an Ambulance Bag will keep the child’s mind off of the situation at hand. Sweet Cases are bags used for children in the foster care system. The idea is for a Sweet Case to take the place of the black plastic garbage bag usually used to transport a child’s belongings.

      Our troop would like your help! We are looking to gather new or gently used books, puzzles, dolls, toy cars, and baby items. And we are looking for new soap, shampoo, conditioner, and socks. If you would be interested in donating any of these items listed, please send them to school with your child before Winter Break. Thank you so much for all of your help! Gina Sexton & Jessica Houzenga, Troop Leaders


     School pictures are in and have been sent home with students. If you are dissatisfied with your child’s picture or if your child was absent on picture day, Lifetouch will return on Friday, November 17th to take new pictures. All pieces of the original picture packet must be returned for a student to have their picture retaken. If your student was absent on picture day, please return their picture order form and total payment due on November 17th. Picture order forms are available in the main office.


     Camanche Elementary Families: It is hard to believe, but the time of year has come where we are working on our annual winter program. The children are already doing incredible work! Below is some basic information about the program. We will be getting you more information in the coming weeks.

      Date: Tuesday, December 12th

      Location: Camanche High School Gym

     Time(s): Afternoon: 1:30 p.m. – This will be a K-4th grade program (Students will be bussed to and from this program)

      Evening: 6:00 p.m. –- K-2nd Grade

      7:00 p.m. –- 3rd-4th Grade

Families are responsible for getting their child(ren) to and from the evening program(s). If you have any questions, please contact the elementary school at 259-3016 or contact Miss Jen at

Thank you, Miss Jen, Music Teacher


     The 4th grade would like to give a HUGE thank you to all of the students, staff, and parents that made our recent bake sale such a great success! Over $450.00 was collected to help pay the way for our 4th grade students to go to the Field Museum in Chicago in May. THANK YOU!!


     Our attendance is currently 96.98%. We as a school have set a goal of 97%. Thank you for working with us to reach that goal, EVERY DAY matters.

Dates To Remember

Nov. 17th Picture Retakes
Nov. 20th PTA Fundraiser Starts
Nov. 22nd-24th NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 30th 1st Grade to St. Ambrose University
Dec. 4th PTA Fundraiser Packets and Money Due
Dec. 7th Preschool Winter Music Program at 6:30 PM.
Dec. 12th Winter Music Program for K-4 Matinee Performance at 1:30 p.m.
Dec. 12th Winter Music Program for K-2 Evening Performance at 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 12th Winter Music Program for 3-4 Matinee Performance at 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 20th PTA Fundraiser Pick-Up 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Yours in education,

Aimee Dohse, Principal



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