Parking Lot Procedures

With over 100 cars and multiple pedestrians that use the parking lot and enter in the front of the building, the safety of our students, staff, and community members continues to be a priority.  The attached letter was handed to each car that exited the parking lot before winter break.  Please review it for guidelines that will help to make drop off effective, efficient, and safe.  Thank you for your assistance! Reminder: School BEGINS at 8:00 so all students should be entering the building by 7:50. CRE Parking Lot Procedures... Continue reading Parking Lot Procedures

District 112 Foundation

The District 112 Foundation is a non-profit organization separate from the school district with an independent board of directors. For the first time in the district’s 112 years, the foundation will sponsor a charitable giving campaign. Learn more HERE. Continue reading District 112 Foundation

“Learning with” vs. “teaching to”

If you ask individuals if they like to learn new things, the common reply is “yes!” However, if you ask the same group if they liked school, the answers may diverge and involve stories about their specific school-based experiences. Eastern Carver County Schools continue to change the paradigm of school and think about how learning experiences can be engaging and relevant for each student. “Purposeful Learning” is the pillar of personalized learning that helps ensure that learning is meaningful to the student and carries a framework for success beyond the classroom. Teachers and mentors in Eastern Carver County Schools approach learning as something we do with students, rather that something we do to them. Teachers and students often co-design learning experiences and pathways that ensure relevance and meaning. Learners have opportunities to make responsible choices to contextualize and show evidence of their learning. Given opportunities to co-design, learning... Continue reading “Learning with” vs. “teaching to”

Culture Night

We have begun preparations for our Annual Culture Night on January 25th from 5:30-7:30.  This is always a huge event that celebrates the many cultures represented in our building and community. The event includes a fashion show, food tasting, cultural gallery walk, dance and other presentations.  The culture that you choose to share about can be your own family culture or the culture of someplace that you have traveled. This event can not happen without your participation, so please consider sharing your gifts and experiences.  We are lucky to have such a diverse community and this is one way we can celebrate!  Please join us! We are looking for your help for CRE Culture Night.  Click here to learn more about CRE Culture Night. Our school Culture Night committee has started planning for this wonderful event. In addition to the programs that we will offer that night, this year we would like to invite all the students who speak a language other than English or who are from an ethnic... Continue reading Culture Night

Winter Weather & School Closing

December has certainly arrived with the snow and bitter cold. Please remember that students will be outside for recess on most days unless there is rain, a heavy snowfall or temperatures combined with a wind chill of -15 degrees below zero or more. This means that all children should have a jacket, snow pants, boots, hats and gloves. If you are having difficulty getting any of these items please contact Pam Oldenkamp, our school social worker (952-556-6912). School closings do not occur often in Minnesota but there are now two ways to find out about school closings due to inclement weather. Should weather impact school attendance, our district calling system will be used to communicate general announcements or reminders from our schools. Our District will continue to report school closings on WCCO Radio and local TV stations.  (Note: Our District is listed alphabetically under “Eastern Carver... Continue reading Winter Weather & School Closing