Academics

Academics

5th+gr+inaug+projects North Cedar Elementary

5th Grade Studies the Inauguration Process

The fifth graders in Mrs. Spore's class have really learned a lot about voting in America.  We have watched the candidates campaign and really paid close attention to the election in November.  We know all about the Electoral College, the Popular Vote, the two main parties,...  Since the election, we have shifted our focus to Inauguration Day.  We have done a lot of research on what exactly happens on that day.  We know when it happens (as directed by the Constitution) and the events of th [...]

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Kindergarten Roundup for Incoming Kindergarteners CLICK HERE

If you have someone or know someone that will be coming to Southdale this FALL 2017,we need the following information e-mailed to christina.christensen@cfschools.org by January 27, 2017.Parent Name(s)House addressParent Phone #sE-mail addressChild Full NameChild Date of BirthThere will be a PARENT Kindergarten Registration/Informational MeetingFOR SOUTHDALE AND NORTH CEDAR SCHOOLS ONLYTuesday, February 21, 2017@6:00 pm.(All other CF elementary schools will hold their Kindergarten Round Up [...]

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Know Your Constitution

Autymn Cantrall, Tori Ward, and Mia Dexter are finalists in The Iowa State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division “Know Your Constitution” Project.  One hundred finalists were selected from the more than 1,000 students across the State of Iowa who participated in the “Know Your Constitution” Project.  These finalists will be honored at a luncheon held in West Des Moines. From the finalists, five students and their teachers will be chosen by a random drawing to attend the all expense paid [...]

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Thanks For Attending Our Kinder Jingle and Mingle!

Thank you for attending our Kinder Jingle and Mingle! Our Kinders worked hard to prepare a song, a poem, work on their snap words (wight words) to be able to play a game with our guests and read a book. We are developing some super readers and they were excited to show their talents! Thank you to our Kinder teachers for their work this fall to help them to develop confidence in these foundational skills . We also thank our families for partnering with us to support learning at home!

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North Cedar Elementary Named One of 10 New STEM BEST Partners

North Cedar Elementary Named One of 10 New STEM BEST Partners The Iowa Governor’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Advisory Council named North Cedar Elementary one of 10 new STEM BEST (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) Partners in Iowa. STEM BEST Partners go beyond the typical K-12 classroom environments and methods to provide students with more workplace experience while they are still in school. STEM BEST Partners are awarded based on how they carve a c [...]

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Lincoln And UNI Continue Their Partnership!

We continue to be thankful for the strong partnership we share with the University Of Northern Iowa. We work closely with students participating in the second level of their education program alongside Dr. Curt Nielsen as well as students who are involved with Professional Development School with Dr. Sarah Montgomery. This connection represents a true win-win where our students and staff benefit from helping preservice teachers learn while being exposed to new methods. Below are a few pict [...]

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Our 5th and 6th Grade Choir Performed For First United Methodist Church

We enjoy an active partnership with our neighbors, First United Methodist Church. We are thankful to be given the chance for our choirs to perform each year before the holidays. Our 5th and 6th graders, under the direction of Mrs. Droe, gave an amazing performance in the perfect setting! Thanks for your partnership FUMC!

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6th Grade Students Write Personal Narratives

Both Mrs. Krejchi's and Mrs. Abbas’s 6th grade students recently wrote Personal Narratives about something that had happened in their lives. Then they gave their Personal Narratives a book cover with a title, designs, illustrations, and reflection on the back of the cover about the story. The students then placed them in the hallway to display. By Michael, 6th grade

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Farm To School Taste Testing

Lincoln students had the opportunity to taste test for a potential alternate lunch option. Thanks to our Farm To School volunteers, students had the chance to sample yogurt parfaits containing yogurt, granola and different fruits (mango and strawberry). Students were then asked to rate using one of the following ratings: tried it, liked it, loved it. We will compile our results (they were very positive) and hopefully offer this during lunch soon! If your student liked it, please encourage [...]

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Students as Teachers

This week, as I walked into numerous classrooms, there was a quiet "buzz" within the rooms. Students were spread around the room, working in pairs and working in groups. As I moved from partnership to partnership, the conversations were astonishing. Students in one classroom were working together to write a response comparing and contrasting two articles. They kept looking at their rubic, as they were underlining and highlighting pieces within the article."Well, I think we have the part ab [...]

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5th Grade Reading Workshop

Mrs. Spore’s 5th Grade students take a post-assessment of their first reading workshop session. They read the great book Home of the Brave to partner the first reading workshop session, learned how to write and THINK about their reading in a better way this unit.-by Shawn, 5th grade

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Book Fair Information CLICK HERE

For MORE Book Fair Information CLICK HEREThe Scholastic Book Fair is on its way.The Southdale Student Council sponsored Book Fair will be here from December 5 – December 9.   Students will have the opportunity to purchase books Monday - Friday 8:20 – 8:45 am (except on Monday) 11:20-12:30 pm 3:45 – 4:15 pm (except on Wednesday)A special time for families to view and select books will be on Thursday, December 8, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

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Congrats To Our OPUS Singers! You Were Amazing!

Eight Lincoln Tigers performed Thursday at OPUS at CY Stephens Auditorium in Ames. They spent the day on the Iowa State Campus practicing, taking pictures and enjoying lunch at the dining center. Their performance was amazing! A huge thanks to these students as well as those who auditioned. We are lucky to have Mrs. Droe to lead them to such amazing opportunities!

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Exercising our right to vote in Kindergarten

We are a part of history in the making!  In Kindergarten we learned about how everyone has a right to their opinion and we respect each other no matter what!  We learned how old you really need to be to vote and to become the President of the United States of America.  We wrote about what we would do if we were the President and then we got to take our turn and vote for this year's candidates.  Do you want to know who won?  You will have to ask your child!  (Hint: They think we need a fema [...]

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Amazing Performance 6th Grade Vocalists!

Our Sixth Grade students and chorus participants shared their learning with us Monday night! We enjoyed an amazing performance complete with swords! In addition, our chorus students shared their work with us in the middle of the performance. We appreciate the support of our families. Last, we especially appreciate Mrs. Droe for her work with our vocalists and helping them to shine!

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Parent-Teacher Conferences November 15 & 17

Parent-Teacher Conferences are just around the corner!Conferences will be held at Cedar Heights on Tuesday, November 15 from 4:00-8:00 p.m., and on Thursday, November 17 from 1:00-8:00 p.m.If you were unable to schedule a conference using the online scheduler, please contact Ingrid or Mariela in the main office at 319-553-2863 to schedule your child's conference.The book fair will be going on during conferences.Just a reminder: Monday will be a regular school dayTuesday will be a regular s [...]

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Our Fall Conference Scheduler is Open

The online school conference scheduler is currently open for our November Parent-Teacher conferences. The scheduler will close on November 7.  Please visit https://www.canyoncreeksoftware.com/scheduler/ia/cedarfalls/ to schedule your conferences today! The password is lincolntigersYou can find the parent instruction link in our weekly PowerSchool message as well in our previous blog post http://www.cfschools.org/schools/lincoln/blog/2016/10/21/389-canyon-creek-online-schedulerIf you need h [...]

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A Kindergarten Celebration!

I love a parade!  Mrs. Klein's kindergarten class held a Favorite Storybook parade today as a celebration of the hard work they have been doing in Reader's Workshop!  We remembered the strategies we have learned and practiced to get to this point and boy do we have a lot of posters to refer to!  I have told them how proud of them I am so many times, they are telling me, "here she goes again!"  Keep up the great work Super Readers!

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CLICK HERE for Upcoming Important Dates

Monday, January 9th  @ 6:00pmIMPACT Meeting(parent-teacher group)Monday, January 16th  NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King Jr. DayThursday, January 26th  2nd Grade Music Informances@ 5:30pmRothweiler, Tieskoetter, Williams@6:30pmBergman & WithersFriday, January 27th  @12:00 noonPreschool Online RegistrationThursday, February 2nd   5:00pmParent Meeting at Peet Jr. HighFor Incoming 7th gradersRemainder of January  Read to Succeed with the Waterloo Blackhawks

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Online Conference Scheduler Open October 26-November 6

The online school conference scheduler will be open for our November Parent-Teacher conferences starting October 26.  The scheduler will close on November 6.  Here are the instructions for accessing our online conference scheduler:Go to:  https://www.canyoncreeksoftware.com/scheduler/ia/cedarfalls/Choose your student’s school from the drop down list and click “GO” Enter the school password (orchardhill)Enter your student’s “Student ID”.  If you do not know their Student ID, use the LOOKUP [...]

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CFHS Parent-Teacher Conferences

Please join us for Parent-Teacher Conferences!  Conferences will be held in the gymnasium at Cedar Falls High School the nights of Tuesday, November 1st and Thursday, November 3rd from 3:30-7:30 PM.   Report cards will be distributed in the front of the gymnasium. There will be no classes for students on Friday, November 4th (conference compensation day).Below is a schedule of traveling teachers!   Conference schedule - Fall 2016

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Sign up for conferences!

Parent portal opens Wednesday, October 26 and closes at midnight on Tuesday, November 8.   Conferences will be held Tuesday, November 15, 4 - 8 p.m. and Thursday, November 17, 1 - 8pm. Thursday will be a Noon dismissal for all and no school Friday, November 18.Step-By-Step Parent/Guardian InstructionsConference Sign-Up Dates – Oct. 26 – Nov. 8Go to https://www.canyoncreeksoftware.com/scheduler/ia/cedarfalls/From the Online Scheduler Home PageChoose your student’s school from t [...]

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Conferences Peet Junior High

PT Conferences

Please join us for Parent-Teacher Conferences!   Conferences will be held in Peet's Back Gym the nights of Tuesday, November 1st and Thursday, November 3rd from 3:30-7:30 PM.   No appointments are made for junior high conferences. Report cards will be distributed in the front entrance. There will be no classes for students on Friday, November 4th (conference compensation day).Below is a map of where teachers can be found and a schedule of traveling teachers!   Conference - gym map Fall 201 [...]

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Red Ribbon Week 2016

Orchard Hill Red Ribbon Week ActivitiesOctober 24th-28th, 2016 Overall Theme:  “Leaders Rock the Red: Believe in yourself; Be Drug Free!” Monday: Synergize: “Let’s Rock the Red” (Crazy Hair day / Red and Black Clothing)Students and staff are invited to wear red and black to show our unity and symbolize our commitment to work together to create a healthy life and to “Black Out Bad Choices.”  This is also crazy hair day!Each student will receive a bookmark with a positive message that reinfo [...]

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Canyon Creek Online Scheduler

The online school conference scheduler will be open for our November Parent-Teacher conferences starting October 22.  The scheduler will close on November 7.  Here are the instructions for accessing our online conference scheduler:Step-By-Step Parent/Guardian Instructions    1. Visit the Canyon Creek’s website https://www.canyoncreeksoftware.com/scheduler/ia/cedarfalls/2. From the Online Scheduler Home Page:a. Choose your student’s school from the drop down list and click “GO”b. Enter the [...]

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Online Conference Scheduler Open October 24-November 3

The online school conference scheduler will be open for our November Parent-Teacher conferences starting October 24.  The scheduler will close on November 3.  Here are the instructions for accessing our online conference scheduler:Go to:  https://www.canyoncreeksoftware.com/scheduler/ia/cedarfalls/Choose your student’s school from the drop down list and click “GO” Enter the school password (chtigers)Enter your student’s “Student ID”.  If you do not know their Student ID, use the LOOKUP STU [...]

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Outstanding Show 5th Grade Singers!

Our fifth grade students and chorus participants displayed their learning tonight during their concert! They sang several songs and featured their skills playing multiple instruments! In addition, our 5th grade chorus treated us to a few songs during the middle of the performance. Thanks to our students and families for their support! A special thanks for Mrs. Droe for her work with the students and even involving our audience!

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Thank You For Attending Literacy Night!

Thank you for attending Literacy Night! We focused our sessions on the Workshop approach to Literacy as well as offering sessions on digital books, fluency and a book swap. We appreciate your support and look forward to partnering with you for our Readers! We apologize for difficulty you may have had with our survey, if you were unable to complete last night, would you please do so using this link? https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9QXZQ57

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You Are Invited To Lincoln's Literacy Night!

Lincoln Students and Parents - you are invited to join us for Literacy Night on Thursday, September 13th from 6:00-7:00 PM. We encourage you to pick two sessions, including one in your child's classroom, where you will learn about work in Reader's Workshop, as well as learn about Digital Books in our Cafeteria and supporting fluency in our Art Room. If you have more than one child, you will be able to go to two classrooms. We will see you there!

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Our Collaboration With UNI's Professional Development School

We are very lucky to collaborate with UNI students frequently, especially students who participate in the Professional Development School class led by Dr. Sarah Montgomery. This Fall, our second grade students and staff will have the opportunity to work on the Next Generation Science Standards through work with ramps and pathways, plant and animal life cycles and matter. Ramps and Pathways is a STEM related activity. This collaboration is led by UNI Teacher Education students who have appl [...]

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Kindergarten Visits Safety City!

Our Kinder students visited Safety City on Wednesday, September 21st. This annual event allows our Kinders to learn from many different groups about safety. Presenters included learning about train safety, from both our Police and Fire Departments, Paramedics from Sartori, Cedar Falls Utilities and 911 Dispatch. Each station is designed to involve the students and allow them to learn about how many helpers we have in our community! A huge thanks to the supporters of this event and to Targe [...]

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Online Lunch payments are NOW ACTIVE

Make Meal Account Payments Online The option to make online payments into your Family Meal Account is now live and working! Instructions are below: Go to: https://cedar-falls.revtrak.net/tek9.asp 1. Click on Meal Account Payment to the left under Browse2. Enter the Deposit Amount3. Enter your Student ID number. If you do not know your Student ID number, this can be found on the Powerschool Parent Portal on the Balance Page, nex [...]

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Congrats On Publishing A Breakout, Mr. Henrichs!

Mr. Henrichs has published a Breakout EDU game! You may be wondering, what is a Breakout? From the Breakout EDU website: "Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Games (Breakouts) teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve.Breakouts are perfect for classrooms, staff trainings, dinner parties, and at home with the family! At the end of a [...]

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Workshop Wizards

We have officially kicked off the year by diving into our new reading curriculum that the district has adopted this year. It is a reading workshop method where students are taught a mini-lesson based on a reading strategy or concept, given independent time to read and apply the strategies and concepts they are taught, and then share with their peers what they learned and read about. Students were given time and the opportunity to organize our classroom library. They voted and decided to or [...]

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Farm To School Is A Win-Win!

Our Farm To School program is an excellent example of a win-win! This program provides servings of locally sourced fresh fruits and vegetables to our students. We focus on serving to each grade twice in the Fall and again in the Spring. This Fall will include a serving of tomatoes, carrots, bell peppers and kale. We have also partnered with the UNI Public Health Department over the past two years to work with UNI students. They help present education by creating newsletters we share with o [...]

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Mr. Strub - Associate Principal

My name is Mr. Strub and I'm the new Associate Principal at both Southdale and Cedar Heights Elementary.  I will be at Southdale Elementary every day of the week except for Tuesday, when I will be at Cedar Heights Elementary.  The past two years I was an administrator for the Gladbrook-Reinbeck School District as the Dean of Students the first year and Elementary Principal last year.  Prior to working at Gladbrook-Reinbeck, I was a classroom teacher and Athletic Director for the Janesville [...]

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3rd Day of 3rd Grade

It was an awesome 3rd day of 3rd grade!  We did lots of "3" things today including comparing two different stories of the 3 Little Pigs, wrote 3 goals for this year, and celebrated by having bomb pops (3 colors!) at the end of the day!  This group of kiddos is so fun and so ready to learn, it's going to be a great year in 3rd grade!

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Please Welcome Mrs. Johnston!

We are pleased to announce that Katie Johnston will join Lincoln and Hansen as our shared Associate Principal! Mrs. Johnston replaces Mr. Hlas, who accepted a role as the Principal at Neil Armstrong Elementary in Bettendorf. Mrs. Johnston previously served for 9 years in Waverly-Shell Rock as both a 1st grade teacher and Instructional Coach. Mrs. Johnston is married to a teacher and has a daughter who is close to celebrating her 2nd birthday. Welcome to Cedar Falls and Lincoln, Mrs. Johnston!

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Elementary Registration

Families:  I hope this finds you enjoying your summer! As a reminder school registration is set for Tuesday, August 2nd from 9AM-1PM & 4PM-7PM at Lincoln. If you are unable to register on August 2nd you are welcome to come in on Aug 8th from 9-12 and 1-2:30 for a make-up registration. If you are unable to attend either day please call or email Jessica to set an appointment during the week of school starting.To help expedite the registration process, you may print and fill out forms prior t [...]

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READ, READ, READ!

On the last day of school, our students made a pledge to READ over the summer.  They promised to read several times a week, even if it's only 10 minutes at a time.  We know that when students read over the summer and outside of school, students do better academically in school.  Not just small improvements; HUGE improvements!  Please remind your kids to read as much as possible this summer--magazines, newspapers, websites, books, comic books, etc.  It's all important in building your child [...]

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