Summer Art Camps

Clover Ridge Elementary Summer Art Camp Spend sometime this summer with Mr. Lenzmeier (CRE Art Teacher) at CRE creating!  Mr. Lenzmeier is offering several summer art sessions that will explore clay and sculpture.  All you need is to bring your imagination and love of art.  This is open to students who have completed 1st grade thru this year’s 5th graders.  Class size is limited to 10 and we must have a minimum of 3 students to make the class. Clay Camp:  Do you love creating, do you Love getting your hands dirty? Then Clay Camp is for you.  Students will make several items in clay camp and be able to explore your own ideas as well.  We will make a bowl, a mug, and a box.  Students will create all week and then have to come back on a scheduled date to glaze their work.  Information about glaze dates will be available when class begins. Sculpture Camp: Build, build, build. If this describes you then Sculpture Camp is the place for you.   Get a chance to work with a variety of... Continue reading Summer Art Camps

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!