SCHOOL NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

    Free Parenting Classes    

Syntero, a mental health agency in central Ohio, currently provides treatment and prevention programming to our students at Cardington Elementary.  In addition, their team of specialized therapists and outreach clinicians provide seminars for parents, teachers, and administrators in area school districts and the community.

 

They are offering 4 FREE classes for parents of children in Pre-K through 2nd grades:

Wednesday, June 5th : Dealing with Disobedience

Get tips on how to get kids to listen and follow directions- and what to do when they don’t.

Wednesday, June 12th: Developing Good Bedtime Routines

Get advice on getting your kid to go to bed- and staying there.

Wednesday, June 19th: Managing Fighting and Aggression

Learn strategies for teaching kids to solve problems and get along with others.

Wednesday, June 26th: Hassle-Free Shopping with Children

See how to plan for easy, calm trips out in public and how to deal when kids act up.

 

All classes will be held from 6-8p.m. at Morrow County Hospital, Room A- 651 West Marion Road Mt. Gilead, OH 43338.  This aroe supportive, small group programs to connect with other parents about raising young children.  You can attend any or all of the classes for FREE!

Free workbooks – Snacks – $10 gift card – FREE CHILDCARE – 5 Baby Bucks from Heartbeat

**2 CE’s for foster parents per class

 

To Register: Click https://forms.gle/T4JdcFRPyVMVbEda8 or Email dcombs@syntero.org with the sessions you will attend.

For  more information, contact Debbie Combs at dcombs@syntero.org or 740-428-0428, ext. 423.



May Students of the Month

Way to go, Pirates!!

Back Row Left to Right:
Grade 4: Douglas McKay, Sophia Reitmire, Silas Beall, Caleb Reynolds.
Grade 3: Madison Toombs, Kierra Wilson, Landon Strong, and Ky Barlow.
Grade 2: Maddie Miller, Olivia Frank, Brandon Patterson, Soul Williamson and Wesley Mieth.
Grade 1: Maia Saylor, Landyn Hicks, Sophia Lambert and Parker Hess.
Grade K: Isaac Simon, Charlotte VanHoose, Jazmina Bahloul-Bates and McKinlee Holt.


Summer Small Group Opportunities Presented by Syntero

All Groups are FREE to any student in Cardington School District.  Groups will be held at Cardington Middle School and will be offered Monday- Thursday the weeks of June 17th or June 24th.

3rd & 4th Grade Girls: Be your B.E.S.T.

  • Girls group promoting positive self-image, being yourself, healthy relationships and focusing on Being your B.E.S. T (Beating Every Stereotype Together).

1st & 2nd Graders: Social Skills

  • This groups focuses on key components to developing socially acceptable behavior, and offers an environment where students can learn to be a good friend. In this group we will work on skills such as, listening, self control, and having a positive attitude.

For more information and to register, click on the link: https://www.syntero.org/syntero-summer-groups-in-cardington-school-district/



April Students of the Month

Back Row: Grade 4 –Kaylee Casteel, Makenzie Keifer, Gabrielle Lee and Jacob Adams

Grade 3–Rylan Fiant, Mason Berman, Sydney Butler and Alexis Carpenter

Grade 2–Kalef Spencer, Tessa Eastep, Jessie Shearrow-Hough, Johnathon Beaver and Faith Gewitsch.

Grade 1–CJ Burch, Brooklyn Denney, Addison Heacook and Carley Whitehead.

Kindergarten–Londyn Shirey, Jaxson Donkin, Nicholas Branham and Cecilia Goers.



March Students of the Month

Starting with the back row left to right:
4th Grade-  Alex Gray, Mariah Heacock, Dezzeray Mooney and Brendan Spurlock.
3rd Grade- Chessa Redman, Ava Blaszyk, Lleytin Henthorn and Scarlett Arnold
2nd Grade- Dawson Kovacs, Aiden Sanders and Tanndyn Andrick.  Not Pictured: Olivia Hartley.
1st Grade- Cora Sherman, Brayden Witzel, and Dylan Saft.  Not Pictured: Robert Thompson
Kindergarten- Zane Wise, Lillian Wilt, Donald Coykendall, Caily Sherman, and Keegan Chito.


**Important LIFT Dates**

There will be NO LIFT before school or after school, on the following dates:

  • Any days that there is a 2 Hr Delay or Cancellations due to weather!
  • April 10: NO LIFT ( Tentative: Field Trip to Capital Theater)
  • April 19: NO LIFT (Comp Day/Good Friday)
  • April 25: Last LIFT Day for the year


Free Parenting/Caregiver Workshops

Classes will run Wednesday evenings starting March 27th from 6-8pm and will cover:

  • The power of positive parenting techniques
  • What causes kids’ behaviors
  • Setting goals for change
  • Tips on how to reconnect with your child and build your positive relationship
  • Giving directions kids are likely to follow
  • Recognizing progress and planning for the future

For more information, please click the link below.

Spring Parenting Workshops



The Great Kindness Challenge

Students and staff participated in The Great Kindness Challenge during the week of February 18-22.  On Monday morning, students were greeted by staff and community members who offered words of kindness and encouragement as they moved through a kindness tunnel on their way to class.  During the week students also wrote thank you letters to our local businesses that were delivered with cookies, thanks to both our staff members and the Pals of Pirates. Additionally, students also participated in a spirit week, wrote kind messages to each other on one of the bulletin boards in the hallway, and conducted many other kind acts.

Kindness Tunnel                                                                                                                                    Crazy Hair Day

Superhero Day



February Students of the Month

Well done, Pirates!!

Back Row 4th Grade – Rylee Jones,Aliya Ramoneda, Kaumana Prine and Nakyah Biggs.
Next Row 3rd Grade – Journey Belt, Bailey Bault, Evy Richardson and Madison Garrabrant.
Next Row 2nd Grade – Paul Harper, Dillion Donkin, Eli Damron and Annabelle Lackey.
Next Row 1st Grade – Ian Furr, Sofia Ritter, Lily Moodispaugh and Avery Rammelsburg.

Front Row Kindergarten – Shyla Belknap, Skylar Hubley, Myla Goughenour, Skyler Helman and Elijah Smith.



January Monthly Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the following classes who earned the most snowmen and earned a cupcake party for exhibiting outstanding Respectful, Responsible, and Ready behavior in their specials classes and during their lunches in the month of January:

Kindergarten: Mrs. Volk             1st Grade: Mrs. Tucker

                        

2nd Grade: 3-way Tie

Mrs. Robinson                                                                                         Mrs. Weaston

          

Ms. Adams

3rd Grade: Mrs. Sedlacek                                                                4th Grade: Mrs. Hughes

          



2019-2020 Preschool Screenings & Enrollment

Cardington-Lincoln is now enrolling preschool students for the 2019-20 school year.  If your child will be at least 3 years old by August 1st, 2019, you live in Cardington’s school district, and you are interested in sending your child to preschool, please call the school office at 419-864-6692 to set up a screening appointment.  Screenings are currently being scheduled for March 15th and April 12th.  Appointments will take approximately thirty minutes, and will allow you to learn about preschool options.  Preschool is Monday-Thursday, either morning or afternoon.  We look forward to meeting you soon!



2019-2020 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION AND SCREENING

Registration and screenings for kindergarten students entering school for the 2019-2020 school year will take place April 23 and April 25 9am-5pm by appointment only. Please contact the Elementary office at 419-864-6692 to schedule your appointment.

 

Kindergarten admission requirements and documents to bring to registration:

  • Must be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2019
  • Custodial parent or legal guardian must be present at registration/screening
  • Original birth certificate must be presented at registration along with any appropriate court or custody documents
  • Parent or legal guardian should bring their current drivers license and or government issued ID
  • State immunization requirements must be completed and documentation (shot record) is required
  • Bring completed registration, emergency medical and all other required forms (these will be mailed to the parent once an      appointment has been scheduled)
  • Proof of residency: a utility bill such as water or electric (not a cable or cell phone bill), lease agreement or mortgage statement

 

All required documents must be presented at time of the appointment, if not provided we are unable to screen your child and you will be rescheduled for another date.



January Students of the Month

Way to go, Little Pirates!!

Back Row:  4th Grade –  Celia Hall, Fisher Schuman, Mercedes Garrabrant and Jacob Webb

Grade 3- Tyler Kendrick, Mason Wilt, Lydia Levering, Natalie Foltz and Haley Price

Grade 2- Ellie Brandum, Nevaeh Higgins, Rykar Simpson and Mickenzie White

Grade 1- Adilynn Truax, Sierra Reed, Jeremy Joiner and Gabriel Webb

Kindergarten- Rhylie Farabee, Isabelle Osborne, Hayze Hardwick and Khloe Mustard



December Monthly Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the following classes who earned the most mittens and earned a doughnut party for exhibiting outstanding Respectful, Responsible, and Ready behavior in their specials classes and during their lunches in the month of December:

 

Kindergarten: Mrs. Volk                                                          1st Grade: Mrs. Tucker

2nd Grade: Ms. Adams                                                             3rd Grade: Mrs. Sedlacek

4th Grade: Mrs. Williams

 



Spelling Bee

Congratulations to the following fourth graders who competed in the Spelling Bee:

Back Row: Morgan Galilei, Ryleigh Ames, Alaina Jones, Sophia Reitmire, Kayden Wells, and Hunter Marteney

Front Row: Cohen Johnson, Lundyn Blevins, Gabby Braddock, Connor Morgan, and Gavin Watkins

 

**Special congratulations to Cohen Johnson for advancing to the Morrow County Spelling Bee! Way to go!!!**



December Students of the Month

 

Back Row: Grade 4–  Alexis Longsdorf, Kayden Wells and Zach Pickens.  (Absent Gabby Ratliff)

Row 4: Grade 3- Josh Goers, Cohen Rammelsburg, Alayna Seavolt and Michael Miller

Row 3: Grade 2-Preston Brandum, Victoria Curren, Landin Holt and Alexis Ekleberry

Row 2: Grade 1- Abram Lancaster, Lonnie Downer, Brooklyn Tobin (Absent Paxton Morris-Montgomery)

Row 1: Kindergarten- Vanessa Radel, Jace Barlow, Caleb Littlemeyer,  Isaac Knight and James Evans -Grade 4


November Monthly Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the following classes who earned the most turkeys and exhibited outstanding Respectful, Responsible, and Ready behavior in their specials classes and during their lunches in the month of November:

Kindergarten: Mrs. Volk

1st Grade: Mrs. Deems

  

2nd Grade: Mrs. Adams & Mrs. Weaston

3rd Grade: Mrs. Sedlacek

4th Grade: Miss Kaufman



November Students of the Month

Way to go, Little Pirates!!

 

Front row: Kindergarten- Addison Long, Madelyn Claus and Becca Foltz and  (Absent-Sedasia Harper)

Row 2: Grade 1- Makenzie Boggs, Taegan Beach, Olyvia Dever and Rolly Brown

Row 3: Grade 2- Charlotte Westbrook, Blake Cronin, Vanessa Hammons, Earl Eckleberry and Wesley Mieth

Row 4: Grade 3- Victoria Kovacs, Riley Beirl, Wyatt Rucker and Jill Bertke

Row 5: Grade 4- Kaiden Foor, Carter Sherman, Morgan Galilei and Kayden Bailey

 



LIFT

Our LIFT program has really taken off!  If you’re interested in learning more about LIFT or signing your student up for the before or after school program, please click on the links below.

LIFT Program Information

LIFT Program Application

 

Check out some of the cool learning activities our LIFT students have done!

                                                                                    



November Happenings

November was a busy month at Cardington Elementary!!

October Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the following classes on earning the most turkeys in their grade levels: Mrs. Volk, Mrs. Deems, Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Weaston, and Miss Kaufman.  Students enjoyed a popcorn party with all kinds of delicious toppings.

          

 

Fall Harvest

We kicked off November with our yearly Fall Harvest celebration.  Students were treated to a day of fun fall activities, including putt-putt in the gym, the reading of a fall story and leaf rubbing activity, and pressing apples to make cider.  A special thank you to Ms. Wollett, the FFA students, Pals of Pirates, and our friends from the Cardington Public Library for making this day a huge success!

 

1st Grade Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

 

Food Drive

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated items for our food drive.  We had many filled boxes to donate to our local food pantry!



October Students of the Month

Way to go, Pirates! We’re so proud of you!!

Front row: Kindergarten- Lilly Bishop, Blake Goble and Barrett Adkins.  Not pictured is Phoebe Phelps

Row 2: Grade 1- Logan Adkins, Levi Nippert, Levi Globe and McKenzie West.  Not pictured Ivan Mattix

Row 3: Grade 2- Matthias Wilson, Ashton Cooper, Kaiden Reed and Rikki Harris.

Row 4: Grade 3- Jayden Simon, Kaden Higgins, Cadence Fleming and Jill Bertke.

Row 5: Grade 4- Connor Morgan, Sara Greenawalt, Zach Saft, and Steven Damron.



    Free Parenting Classes    

Syntero, a mental health agency in central Ohio, currently provides treatment and prevention programming to our students at Cardington Elementary.  In addition, their team of specialized therapists and outreach clinicians provide seminars for parents, teachers, and administrators in area school districts and the community.

We are excited to offer 3 of their classes for parents of children in Pre-K through 2nd grades:

 

Monday, November 5th : Dealing with Disobedience

Get tips on how to get kids to listen and follow directions- and what to do when they don’t.

Monday, November 12th: Managing Fighting and Aggression

Learn strategies for teaching kids to solve problems and get along with others.

Monday, November 19th: Developing Good Bedtime Routines

Get advice on getting your kid to go to bed- and staying there.

 

All classes will be held from 6-8p.m. at Cardington Elementary, and childcare and dinner will be provided.

Class size is limited; RSVP is required.  The first 10 people to sign up will receive a free gift card!!

 

To Register: Click https://goo.gl/forms/LsDYBGxlgcb7I1yF3 or Email dcombs@syntero.org with the sessions you will attend.

For  more information, contact Debbie Combs at dcombs@syntero.org or 740-428-0428, ext. 423.

 



September Students of the Month

Front Row: Kindergarten- Aaliah Leasure, Blake Davis, Marcella Hess and Alice Haag

Row 2: Grade 1- Cali Creech, Cole Newsome, Kendall Cronin, Ivan Mattix, not pictured Nevaeh Goligoski

Row 3: Grade 2- Cami Smith, Lana Littlemeyer, Justine Prine, not pictured Logan Potter

Row 4: Grade 3- Kaylee Teets, Scarlett Davis, Tanner Parsons, Keegan Lawler

Row5: Grade 4- Autumn Marcum, Makenzie Keifer, Ryleigh, Ames and Lundyn Blevins



Congratulations to our

September Challenge Winners!

 

For the month of September, classes had the opportunity to earn a blue ribbon each time they were respectful, responsible, and ready during their specials.  The following classes earned the most blue ribbons in their grade level and won a popsicle party:

 

Kindergarten: Mrs. Hess & Mrs. Volk- 6 blue ribbons

Mrs. Hess
Mrs. Volk

 

1st Grade: Mrs. Deems & Mrs. Gardner- 5 blue ribbons

Mrs. Deems
Mrs. Gardner

 

2nd Grade: Ms. Adams- 11 blue ribbons

 

 

3rd Grade: Mrs. Sedlacek- 14 blue ribbons

 

 

4th Grade: Mrs. Williams- 10 blue ribbons

 



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Monday, October 8th: Teacher Work Day, No School for Students

 

Tuesday, October 9th: Breakfast with the Parents

 

Wednesday, October 10th: 2 Hour Late Start

 

Friday, October 12th: Grandparents Breakfast

 



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Join your child for breakfast at school! Breakfast is served daily in your child’s school cafeteria for only $1.00. Parents can eat free when your child eats a school breakfast on October 9, 2018, Grandparents on October 12th! Breakfast is served starting at 8:10 am to 8:55 am.

Come celebrate Breakfast with Parent’s and Grandparent’s Day at school with your child!

 



 

Welcome Back!!

 

 

The teachers and staff are excited to begin the 2018-2019 school year as many opportunities lie ahead for our little Pirates.

 

As we begin the year, we are pleased to announce the addition of several new teachers and staff:

 

Nicholas Dewalt                Elementary Music

Jennifer Etgen                   Elementary Art

Morgan Newsome             Intervention Aide

Katlyn Schafer                   1-2 Intervention Specialist

Sarah Smith                        School Counselor

 

Please help us welcome our new team members!

 

As you know our AIR Test results are in, but what you may not know is that they are our highest scores yet! We are excited to see the academic growth of our students and look forward to continuing our success this year.

 

The PBIS program has served our building well and will again be in place this year. The theme of positivity will continue as we look to build each other up and make good choices.

 

There will be some new safety protocols in various places building and district-wide. These include a school resource officer, new locking mechanisms on all exterior doors, and modifications to our morning drop-off routine. More information to come!

 

Don’t forget that Open House is Thursday, August 23rd from 5:00-7:00pm. Come meet your new teachers and see what this year is all about! A big THANK YOU to several local organizations, business, and churches who donated many school supplies that families will not have to purchase. These items will be distributed during open house, and are listed, as well as those that are still needed, on the 2018-2019 school supply list.

 

Finally, we can’t wait to see the places our little Pirates will go and the things they will do as they continue making and developing new friendships this year. Dr. Seuss once said, “You’re off to great PLACES! Today is YOUR Day! Your MOUNTAIN is waiting, So…Get On Your WAY!”

 

Here’s to the start of another exciting journey! We look forward to working together in building our community of Respectful, Responsible, and Ready learners.

 

Serving you,

The Cardington-Lincoln Elementary Staff