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Newsletter #17-36
May 11, 2017


     The last day of school is May 31st! As we enter into the “home stretch” we ask that all parents encourage their children to exercise their best behavior and keep up with their assignments. It’s hard to stay focused with warmer weather and many times behavior and schoolwork become less of a priority. We’d like to ask parents to “back us up” and keep students’ priorities in the right place. The end of the school year has many special events in store such as class picnics, field trips, and track and field days, etc. Classroom behavior and work completion will play a large factor in students’ eligibility to participate in these special events.


     With the end of the year just around the corner, please strive to get your students’ bus fees, book fees, and library fees paid up. Some lunch accounts are also past due. Balances on all students’ accounts will carry over to the following school year. Balances of 4th grade students will carry over to their 5th grade accounts at middle school. All unpaid balances that carry over to the next school year will show as additional amounts owed at fall registration.


     If you have had a change of address or phone number, please remember to contact Camanche Elementary with this new information so your child’s records can be updated. If you are signed up for the Parent Notification System, it is imperative that we have your correct phone number in order to insure that you are notified in case of a school cancellation or other notifications.


      The Camanche Cub Scout Pack 621 recruiting event is tonight, Thursday May 11, at the Camanche Community Center beginning at 6:00 p.m. Please watch for information coming home with your student. Scouting is a fun activity with the goal of teaching life skills such as leadership, public speaking, work ethic, volunteerism, and character development. If you are unable to attend the recruiting event but are interested in learning more, please write to


     Congratulations to the Bee Builders, Camanche’s Jr. Lego League team! They earned the Amazing Movement trophy at the World Expo. They won this category with their excellent programming skills on multiple motors. There were 48 Jr. Lego League teams at the World Expo. Members of the Bee Builders are Ty Stone, Wes McDanel, Josh Liles, Ayden Kastel, Josh Hagemeier, and Zoey Duhme. The team is coached by Mrs. Kennedy.


     Our attendance is currently 95.64%. We as a school have set a goal of 97%. Thank you for working with us to reach that goal, EVERY DAY Matters.


     This spring our school nurse, Kathy Hullinger and physical education teacher, Brett DeNeve will be spending one class session with 4th grade students talking about the importance of good hygiene and general changes associated with puberty. Students will be separated by gender for this discussion. If you have any questions in regards to the program, please contact Mrs. Hullinger or Mr. DeNeve.


     We are starting to see some of our students arriving too early to school each morning. Please remember that outdoor supervision is not provided until 7:45 a.m. and students eating breakfast should not arrive before 7:30 a.m. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Music Notes

     Our second annual Spring Music Informances are quickly approaching! Our informances are brief evening programs that each grade level puts on to share what they’ve learned in music and movement class. They will be held in the gym and students should dress casual, a pair of jeans and a nice t-shirt or a Camanche t-shirt would be great!

      Second Grade – Thursday, May 11th – 6:00PM

      Third Grade – Thursday, May 11th – 6:45PM

      Fourth Grade – Thursday, May 18th – 6:00PM

Please enter the building through the doors located on the south side of the gym. Thank you!!


     Our fourth graders and their teachers have been hard at work researching and writing about what they are learning. We have spent some time together recently as I have been showing them the best places to find quality books and websites to help them answer their big questions. In doing so, I have found that students have a wealth of knowledge, and a strong sense of curiosity. This summer, while you work to entertain the children, you may like to visit and look at Britannica School’s database of interesting articles, games and other media designed to encourage students to wonder, ask, and find answers. I have created this video to show you around the website so that you can help your children learn more about the world around them. Enjoy!

Dates To Remember

May 11th 2nd-3rd Grade Music Informance
May 12th 2nd Grade Bike Rodeo
May 12th 4th Grade Field Trip to Chicago
May 15th, 16th, 18th, 19th 4th Grade Transition
May 18th 4th Grade Music Informance
May 19th 3rd Track and Field Day
May 22nd 3rd Grade to Buffalo Bill Museum & Lock and Dam 15
May 26th 4th Grade Track and Field Day
May 30th 2nd Grade Picnic at Platt Park
May 31st 1st Grade Picnic at Platt Park
May 31st Last Day of School (provided we have no cancellations due to weather)

Yours in education,

Aimee Dohse, Principal



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