Clover Leaf Newsletter Archives

Art Adventure Needs your HELP!

If you love art and would like to explore works of art from the Minneapolis Institute of Art with kids at Clover Ridge, consider becoming an Art Adventure volunteer for your child’s classroom! Art Adventure brings reproductions of museum art pieces into the classroom to discuss with students. The program runs throughout February and March and the schedule is flexible. No prior experience or art history knowledge is needed and training is provided by MIA in January.

Here is a short video from MIA about the program. Please contact Katie Lenius at if you are interested in becoming an Art Adventure Volunteer.

Special Person’s Day – Friday, Oct.6

Your child is invited to show off their school by inviting a special person on Friday, October 6th from 7:00a.m. – 8:15a.m. A light breakfast including donuts, coffee and juice will be available in the cafeteria.  All students must be accompanied by an adult. ...

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Schedule Changes

With the addition of 125 new students to the building, we developed a new schedule that was designed to meet the multiple demands of academic programming, specialist time, lunch/recess, etc which was no small task.  As we have been monitoring traffic flow in the...

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MAP Testing

Over the next few weeks, students will be completing the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress Assessment (MAP). These are achievement tests that are given in the fall and the spring which assist our staff both in measuring growth and assessing progress.  Staff will be...

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Cultural Competency

Our district has been working on Cultural Compentency for several years and this is the next step in the journey.  Naada Hassen and Elizabeth Johnson have agreed to represent Clover Ridge.  As you know, our demographics have changed considerably and this is an...

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Pizza and Bingo Night

Pizza and Bingo Night Pizza and Bingo Night! Join Us for Pizza & Bingo Night!  This will be a great event for the whole family! Friday, September 29th from 5:30pm-7pm Pizza Dinner Served 5:30-6:30 in the Cafeteria Bingo 6-7 in the Gym (FREE FOR ALL!) Meal includes...

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School Start Time

With the change to our school start time from 9:20 to 8:00, we have been noticing a delay in arrival times. We understand that new norms take time to adjust. Our 8:00 start time means that students should be in their room, prepared for the day by that time.  Buses...

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Our new-look elementary gradebooks/Parent Portal

If something looks different when you check grades in Parent Portal (aka Infinite Campus), it’s by design. As part of our focus on personalized learning, we modified Parent Portal to match a grading system that measures learning — the concepts a student knows...

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Picture Retake Day

Lifetouch Retake Picture Day – Thursday, Oct. 26.  Don’t forget to bring your picture envelope with your choice of picture marked and money included.  A package must be chosen before you can choose an...

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Curriculum Night

Please join us for Curriculum Night on Thursday, September 14th at the times listed below.  This is a great opportunity to meet the teachers and learn more about the curriculum and delivery model at Clover Ridge Elementary. A brief overview of your child’s day...

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