Lockdown Procedures Update

CRE Families: For nearly a year, administrators in Eastern Carver County Schools have been working on new lockdown procedures. Clover Ridge teachers and staff have been practicing our revised lockdown procedures for the past few weeks. Clover Ridge will now use “lockdown with options.” In the past, we have practiced “hide in place” lockdowns. Multiple law enforcement and safety agencies recommend this more proactive approach. Our new plan gives employees and students the options to hide, run or counter if an intruder enters a school. Rather than only hiding, we want our staff and students to run away from an emerging crisis if it is safe to do so. If not, they should hide and protect their hiding place, while keeping open the options to run or counter. Counter is the last option. It is used to distract, subdue or incapacitate an intruder if there is a direct confrontation and running is not possible. Schools are among the safest places for students. We... Continue reading Lockdown Procedures Update

Fine Arts Night

Fine Arts and Silent Auction is next Thursday, March 8th, from 5:30-8:00pm.  In preparation for the event, the PTO is gathering classroom basket donations and raffle ticket pre-purchase forms this week. Classroom Baskets: As of today, we have not received very many donations for the classroom baskets.  If you are able, please make a small donation of something for your student’s classroom basket.   If you are unsure of your student’s classroom theme, please see the attached letter. Raffle Ticket Pre-Purchase Forms: During Clover Ridge’s Fine Arts Night and Silent Auction next Thursday, there will be three great raffles that families can participate in – the opportunity to be Principal for a Day, $100 gift card to Target (generously donated by Chaska SuperTarget) and a Swagtron T580 Youth Bluetooth Hoverboard.  If you would like to save time the night of the event, you can pre-purchase raffle tickets.  A form should have come home with your student last week,... Continue reading Fine Arts Night

Silent Auction Items

All of the proceeds from the silent auction are used to support the students and staff at Clover Ridge.  Here is a sneak peak at some of the great donations that you will find in the silent auction: Birthday party packages from Laketown Gymnastics, Urban Air and KidCreate Studio Gopher football Tickets One week of summer camp at Camp Tanadoona Bat autographed by Twins center fielder Byron Buxton Restaurant gift cards – Willy McCoys, Old Chicago Pizza, Dickey’s Barbeque, Jake’s City Grille, Prairie Tap House, Pei Wei and more! Yoga gift card from Good and Twisted Yoga $50 gift cards from Target and Cub Foods Valleyfair passes Oil changes and car washes Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Theater tickets – Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Old Log Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Stages Theatre Company, and more! Junior season pass for the Chaska Par 30 golf course Golf at the Chaska Town Course Family Clay Fun with Mr. Lenzmeier Tea party with Mrs. Litschewski Pajama breakfast with the... Continue reading Silent Auction Items

Attendance is Important!

The attendance rate is important because students are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school consistently. It is difficult for the teacher and the class to build their skills and progress if a large number of students are frequently absent. In addition to falling behind in academics, students who are not in school on a regular basis are more likely to get into trouble with the law and cause problems in their communities. A 2008 study conducted by the Rodel Community Scholars at Arizona State University that tracked students from kindergarten through high school found that dropout patterns were linked with poor attendance, beginning in kindergarten. Gregory Hickman, director of the Rodel Community Scholars program and former director of the Arizona Dropout Initiative, notes they discovered that as early as kindergarten, behavioral differences are apparent between those who go on to graduate and those who drop out, with dropouts missing an average of 124 days by... Continue reading Attendance is Important!

Don’t forget to order your Yearbook!

To order and personalize your yearbook: Click here to order your year book A few important facts: *We kept the cost the same as the last few years!  $17.00. *Complete your free personalized pages by April 19. *Your 2 free personalized pages are optional, if you don’t customize you’ll receive a standard yearbook. *You can now create your custom pages through the free TreeRing app on your phone! Submit Photos! Please help make the CRE Yearbook amazing!  Please submit any photos that you’ve taken at school or during field trips.  Either email high resolution images to yearbookcre@gmail.com or upload them to the appropriate shared folder when logged into your TreeRing account online (you can even upload photos through the free TreeRing app on your Android or iPhone – just be sure to select “Share with Clover Ridge Elementary School” so that we can use the photos!) Thank... Continue reading Don’t forget to order your Yearbook!