Student Life

Student Life

10+%281%29 Hansen Elementary

Don't forget your winter gear!

Winter is finally here! Student's will continue to have outdoor recess unless the temperature or windchill dip below zero. When the snow flies, students will be required to wear snow pants and snow boots in order to play in the snow. Thank you for sending your child(ren) with the proper clothing to keep them warm and healthy this winter!

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Symphony Comes to Cedar Heights

On Tuesday, November 14 we had some special visitors come to Cedar Heights.  Jason Weinberger  and 8 members of the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra came to give a special performance to our 3rd-6th grade students.  We learned about Mozart, the time period he lived in, and how music was performed and enjoyed during that time period.  We also learned about the oboe, bassoon, French horn, and clarinet and how Mozart used those instruments in his compositions.  They also answered quest [...]

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Do+you+have+a+kindergarten+student Hansen Elementary

Incoming Kindergarten Students

If you or someone you know has an incoming kindergarten student for the 2018-2019 school year, we would appreciate you filling out the following form:https://goo.gl/forms/1QmNEzPv2J9W1xSE2Please feel free to share this link with family and friends who will havean incoming kindergarten student at Hansen next school year. This contact information will allow us to communicate with you about the registration process and anticipate your child in our kindergarten student numbers.

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Cedar Heights Celebrates Veteran's Day

Each month at Cedar Heights we focus on a different pillar of character. During the month of November we are focusing on the pillar of Citizenship.  One of the areas we really looked at was how we can honor our brave veterans and thank them for their service to our country.  To prepare for our special assembly to honor our veterans Mr. Hansen worked in Music to teach our students the National Anthem, and Mrs. Ahrens read the book Let's Celebrate Veteran's Day by Barbara deRubertis.  Our st [...]

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Book+fair+art Cedar Heights Elementary

Book Fair During Conferences

The book fair is back at Cedar Heights for the week of conferences!  Here's what you need to know about the book fair:All of the profits will be used to buy new books and resources for our library.The fair will only be open for purchases during conference hours.  Students will not have an opportunity to purchase books during the school day, or before or after school.The hours for the book fair: Tuesday, November 14 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.Thursday, [...]

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State+volleyball+semi+finals+2017 Peet Junior High

State Volleyball Pep Bus - CLICK HERE

Deadline to sign-up: Wednesday, November 8 by 2:30pm – grades 9-12 A minimum of 25 students must be signed up and paid by the deadline. Peet students must sign-up on the google form listed below, paid the $6.00 to the Peet office and turn in permission form to the office. Permission form needs to be filled-out by parent/guardian – Permission forms were emailed out to all 9th grade parents/guardians Information: Students will be picked [...]

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Vets+day+assembly Peet Junior High

More Info -- RSVP Here!

Peet Community -On Friday, November 10, we will have a special assembly honoring and recognizing our nation's veterans. The assembly is scheduled from 9:30 - 10:10 at Peet Junior High and will highlight the service of our veterans through music and a multi-media presentation. We welcome veterans from throughout our community and as a part of our school. A reception for veterans in attendance will follow the assembly. If you are a veteran and would like to participate and be recognized for [...]

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Fall+pt+conferences Peet Junior High

Parent-Teacher Conferences: Click Here

Parents and Guardians:You are invited to attend Parent‑Teacher Conferences on October 30 & November 2.The schedule for conferences is as follows:MONDAY, OCTOBER 30 – 3:30-7:30 PMTHURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2 – 3:30-7:30 PMThere will be NO classes for students on Friday, November 3.Report cards will be distributed in the Front Entrance Hallway.  Teachers will be located in the new gym.Please limit conference time to not more than FIVE minutes with each teacher.Note the schedule listed below [...]

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Hat+day+2017 Peet Junior High

Hat Days

We will offer “HAT DAYS” on Monday, October 30 through Thursday, November 2 for any student who donates $1.00 to the student food drive. Students will turn in their $1.00 (each day if they choose) in the front lobby and get a stamp to show they have donated to the food drive.  If you would like to make a donation to the food bank to help CFHS during their student food drive, you can donate online at: https://cedar-falls.revtrak.net/Donations-9/Food-Drive/.  The High School has set a g [...]

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Red+ribbon+week+2017 Orchard Hill Elementary

Red Ribbon Week - Oct 23-27

Orchard Hill Red Ribbon Week ActivitiesOctober 23rd-27th, 2017Overall Theme: “We’re All Wonders: Kindness Matters!”Monday, October 23rd: “We’re All Wonders: Seek First to Understand”Tuesday, October 24th: Put First Things First: “Chews to Read as Readers Become Leaders” (Gum Day)Wednesday, October 25th: “Rock the Red: Orchard Hill Leaders Rock Kindness” (Wear Red)Thursday, October 26th: Begin with the End in Mind: “My Future is Bright; No drugs in Sight” (Dress in bright colors)Friday, Oct [...]

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2017+food+drive Cedar Falls High School

2017 Student Food Drive

FOOD DRIVE EVENTSOctober 29th – Trunk or Treat in the CFHS south parking lotWinners: #1 The Meat Clevers (Mr. Van Cleve's class)                #2 Angry Birds (Mrs. Griffin's class)                #3 Shrek (Drama Dept)November 6th – Pizza Ranch fundraiser – tips and a % of sales going to the food driveDonation Link: https://cedar-falls.revtrak.net/Donations-9/Food-Drive/***Nonperishable Food can also be dropped off at the high school attendance window or main office.Our Goal:  35,000 meals

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Team+spirit+day Cedar Heights Elementary

Team Up Day on October 13

Friday, October 13 will be Team Up day at Cedar Heights!!!We have a family that has been affected by a fire, so we are going to team up to help them out.Students will be able to wear favorite team hat/shirt to school that day with at least a $1 donation.We are looking forward to seeing your team spirit, and thanks so much for helping support our Cedar Heights family!!

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Picture+day Cedar Heights Elementary

Picture Retakes on October 26

Lifetouch Photography will be back at Cedar Heights to take pictures of students who missed our initial picture day in September, as well as retakes for families that would like to have new pictures taken.Students who missed picture day can bring their order envelopes that day, if you need envelopes, there are some available in the office.Families who would like retakes need to send the original pictures to school with the student to get those taken.

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Marking the Miles in Mile Club

Mile Club is off to a great start! This club is for 3rd-6th grade students who wish to run during lunch recess. The totals are in for the month of September and it appears that 4th Grade Peters' class is in the lead with 110 miles! The North Cedar School total is at 270 miles!Our current "Top Runner" for the month of September is Triven Frey. Congratulations, Triven! Students can earn mile club tokens when they turn in their cards. Remember, exercise helps to build strong minds and bodies!

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Creative+drama Cedar Heights Elementary

Creative Drama

Cedar Heights is partnering with UNI professor Gretta Berghammer and her Creative Drama students this semester.  Several Cedar Heights classes will have the opportunity to participate in activites at UNI with Professor Berghammer and her students.  Miss Mescher's class was the first class to go to UNI on Sept. 11.  The first graders were given a UNI student partner and participated in a variety of activities involving shapes.  They moved their bodies in different ways to form shapes, lette [...]

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Flag Raising Tradition Continues

Cedar Heights kicked off the 2017-18 school year with it's annual flag raising tradition.  Each year at about 9:15 on the first day of school the entire school gathers in the circle drive.  Mr. Ortman starts our time off with a greeting and introduction of new staff, followed by the raising of the flag and the Pledge of Allegiance.  Here are some photos of our flag raising this year.  Thanks so much to Mrs. Kim Pierce and Mr. Paul Lee for the pictures!

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Photographer Orchard Hill Elementary

September 25th is School Picture Day

School picture day is coming September 25th!  We take pictures starting at 9am and finish before lunch.  We do our best to make sure students have their picture taken before they go to PE or before they have recess.  You may order your photos online at mylifetouch.com with the code GM457063Q0.If you have questions, you may call LifeTouch at 1-800-529-3039 or email gmterritory@lifetouch.com

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Welcome to the jungle Cedar Falls High School

2017 Homecoming - Welcome to the Jungle

2017 Homecoming week will  be Sept. 24th-30th.Please stay tuned as more information will be posted here as we get closer to the event.Sunday, Sept. 24thDecorate the HallwaysPowder Puff Game at 6pm - Hauser FieldMonday, Sept. 25thToga/Pajama DayTuesday, Sept. 26thTacky TouristWednesday, Sept. 27thWhat Not to WearThursday, Sept. 28thCountry Vs. Country ClubFriday, Sept. 29thSpirit Day CF vs. Cedar Rapids Washington - UNI DomeSaturday, Sept. 30Homecoming Dance - Orchard Hill ChurchGuest Dance [...]

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Nest+2 North Cedar Elementary

Students Attend "Nest" Dedication

On Thursday, August 31, North Cedar Elementary students and staff took a nature walk through the North Cedar Natural Resource Project.  Their destination was a large, heavy, steel nest.  Students and staff attended the dedication ceremony of “Nest”, a steel sculpture created by artist Tommy Riefe.  Kristina Mehmen of the Cedar Falls Public Art Committee introduced Riefe to the students.  Riefe explained his inspiration for “Nest” was from walking the same path the students had just [...]

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Safety+city North Cedar Elementary

Kindergarten to Safety City September 19th

North Cedar Kindergarten students will attend Safety City  September 19, 2017, at the Target Distribution Center. Safety City has been in existence for more than two decades and the purpose is to teach kindergarten children important safety habits: CFU personnel discuss dangerous wires & power cords Cedar Falls paramedics demonstrate emergency medical services CF Fire Dept. reviews routine fire safety & prevention CF Police Dept. demonstrates bicycle & pedestrian safety An Iowa Northern Ra [...]

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Back+to+school+night+2017 Peet Junior High

Back-to-School Night

We will hold a Back-to-School Night for all Peet families on Tuesday, August 22nd from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Peet Junior High.  The following will be distributed on this night: School IDChromebookLocker information Student schedules **to students who have completed online registration and paid fees  Students will also be able to meet teachers and staff, get to know the building and put school supplies in their school lockers prior to the first day of school. Iowa Sports Supply will also [...]

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Meningococcal Peet Junior High

Required Vaccine - 7th Grade

For the 2017-2018 school year, and all future school years, all student entering, advancing, or transferring into 7th grade and born after September 15, 2004, will need proof of one dose of meningococcal  conjugate vaccine, unless the student has a Certificate of Immunization Exemption.Each current student affected by the new law and have not yet met the requirement will be notified direct.You may contact school nurse, Kerri Clausman, at kerri.clausman@cfschools.org, medical provider, o [...]

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School+registration Hansen Elementary

Registration Information!

Hansen Families:The 2017-2018 school year is quickly approaching! This year the district is introducing on-line registration (InfoSnap), a feature of PowerSchool, which allows you to register your student(s) online for the upcoming school year. All students are required to be registered using this feature. Online registration is open in your PowerSchool Parent Portal account and is currently available through the first day of school, Thursday, August 24. You can register your student(s) at [...]

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Winners+ +bike+club+s17+ +namescroppedout Holmes Junior High

Holmes Bike Club

The Spring Session of the Holmes Bicycle Club had "check-in" days for 8 weeks in April and May.  David Butler, Will Coloff, Charis Crozier, Colin Seeks, Nick Thompson and Aleah Timm all had perfect attendance.  They each earned a $10 gift certificate to Bike Tech and had their name in the drawing for a $50 gift certificate.  Nick Thompson was the lucky winner.  Neel Shah rode his bike 7 of the 8 days and also earned a $10 gift certificate to Bike Tech.  Grace Bobeldyk and Eli Flikkema ro [...]

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Kali+%26+makayla Holmes Junior High

Recycled School Supplies

At the end of the school year, one of the traditions at Holmes Jr. High is that the students recycle their left over school supplies (if they aren't taking them home to use next year.)  Eight tightly packed boxes of supplies were donated to the Boys and Girls Club in Waterloo.  Pictured is Kali and Makayla sorting the supplies.  They volunteered two of their study halls to help with this project.

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Tiger Pride Garden

Looking for something to do this summer?Come to Messy Mornings in the Tiger Pride Garden! Tuesdays 10‐11 am at Tiger Pride GardenstarƟng June 6th Join UNI students in learning gardening basics suchas planƟng, weeding & harvesƟng Enjoy taste tasƟng fresh produceBring your friends and come see how fungardening can be!

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Cedar Heights Gets a New Principal (For a Day)!

This year Cedar Heights students has a little extra incentive to sell tickets for the raffle at our Fun Fair.  The prize for the student who sold the most tickets got to be principal for a day.  There was some pretty heavy competition, but at the end of Fun Fair, we had a clear winner:  1st grader Kenny B.!Mr. Ortman took a step down to assistant principal as Mr. B. became principal on Thursday, May 18, and he had a big job ahead of him.  He had to greet students in the morning, introduce [...]

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Lincoln+playground+picture Lincoln Elementary

Pocket Change For The Playground!

Next week we will continue to raise funds for our playground installation with Pocket Change For The Playground. Our goal is to have our students donate pocket change to help with the costs of this project. Each classroom will have a collection bucket with totals being posted on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The top class will earn a picnic lunch! Our school goal is to raise $1000, which we will celebrate with a pajama day!

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Gold+star+teacher+sarah+carlson Peet Junior High

Gold Star Teacher Award - Congratulations Mrs. Carlson!

We are pleased to announce that we have a Gold Star Teacher among us at Peet! Congratulations to Sarah Carlson, US History teacher at Peet Junior High! Mrs. Carlson was suprised with the award in her classroom with her students, husband, Peet staff and administrators, and KWWL! Gold Star teachers are honored through nomination, and we are pleased to have had many deserving nominations at our school. Mrs. Carlson will be honored on Tuesday, May 23rd at 7 PM at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Perform [...]

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18th+annual+mayors%e2%80%99+top+teen+award Peet Junior High

18th Annual Mayor's Top Teen Award - Hunter Peterson

The 18th Annual Mayors’ Top Teen Awards and Mother Moon Service Scholarships were presented by the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. The awards program, which recognizes outstanding youth volunteers in the Cedar Valley, included an evening reception for teens, their parents and friends. Award criteria included demonstrating excellence in volunteerism in the Cedar Valley and a setting a good example as a role model for others. Teens ages 13-18 [...]

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Visit+the+hill Peet Junior High

Visit the Hill

Visit the Hill is an annual advocacy experience for those who assist students in the college admission process at both the postsecondary and secondary levels. Students, from both levels, attend this event as an excellent learning opportunity in how government works.During Visit the Hill, participants are provided the necessary training and information to help lobby for issues critical to the interests of students transitioning from high school to college. After lunch with other attendees a [...]

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Fun+fair Cedar Heights Elementary

Fun Fair Volunteers Needed!

Our Cedar Heights Fun Fair will be held on Friday, May 5 2017.  This event is sponsored by our PTA, and the money that is raised through our Fun Fair helps fund technology, teacher grants. and other projects around our school.  This is a really fun event, but we need lots of volunteers in order to be successful.There are 2 shifts for the evening:  5:00-6:30 and 6:30-8:00.  If you are able to volunteer, you can sign up here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0844abab2ba4fb6-funfairThank yo [...]

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Holmes Students Advocate for Afterschool Program

The Holmes delegation of Jakobi Davis, Zoe Edgington, Lillie Fitzgerald, Jacob Smothers, Lily Watson, Noah Weigel, Dan Bower and David Welter meet with Representatives Bob Kressig and Timi Brown-Powers in the House Chambers. Six Holmes students joined their ECHOES After School program coordinator Dan Bower and recently retired Holmes Principal David Welter as they traveled to the State Capitol in Des Moines on February 14 and 15. The trip was part of a STEM awareness initiative hosted by t [...]

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Community image upload flyer3+%281%29 Holmes Junior High

COMMUNITY YEARBOOK UPLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

COMMUNITY YEARBOOK UPLOAD INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARENTS & Students Please follow the below instructions and rules in order to upload pictures to the Holmes JHS Yearbook Access the community yearbook by copying or pasting the link to your browserwww.Community.lifetouch.com Create your own account by entering the access code VJZHMN  in the green “new users” box and then click “get started”.   **Remember to save access code as it will ask you each time you log in. The next step will be to c [...]

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950.00 Cedar Heights Elementary

Pennies for Puppies and Dollars for Dogs a Success!

Our focus for Character Counts for the month of February was on Caring, with a specific focus on the idea of caring for our country.Mrs. Beisner, one of our kindergarten teachers is a puppy foster for Retrieving Freedom, Inc., in Waverly.  They train future service dogs that will help disabled veterans, children with autism, and children with diabetes.  Mrs. Beisner has fostered 3 dogs with Retrieving Freedom, Inc.:  Jake, Turner, and Victor.  Victor has been doing some of his training at [...]

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March+madness+%234+%283%29 Peet Junior High

March Madness

MARCH MADNESS 2017: Thursday, March 2 - 5:30-8:00pm Peet Jr HighFAMILY FUN EVENT: March Madness 2017Silent Auction in the front lobbyFree-Throw Contest in the back gymTrivia Contest in the libraryNEW: Book Fair in the libraryNEW: Dodgeball Tournament in the front gym!!!Student who participate in an event, will get 1 raffle prize per event participated in, to enter into a drawing to win one of 3 AWESOME prizes!Participation Raffle Prize #1: 2 free 60 minutes passes to Sky Zone in Cedar Rapi [...]

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Math+counts Peet Junior High

Math Counts

On February 10th, eleven students from Peet went to the Regional MathCounts Competition at Hawkeye.  The Peet Team placed 4th out of over 15 schools and Cory Roth and Alexandra Somodi individually earned spots in the top 10 out of over 100 students.  In the final countdown round, the top ten students compete head to head to decide who will advance to the state competition.  Cory finished second overall and Alexandra finished 6th.  Both, Cory and Alexandra will advance to the State MathCoun [...]

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Cabaret+blog+post Peet Junior High

Cabaret 2017

Cabaret 2017 Trailer Cabaret 2017: Friday, February 24 - 7:30pm                          Saturday, February 25 - 2:00pm & 7:30pmTickets: $6.00 - on sale before school and in the office until 3:30pm

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Lincoln+playground+picture Lincoln Elementary

Wacky Winterfest Fundraising Will Expand Our Playground Equipment!

We are happy to share our plan for the money we raise during Wacky Winterfest!  Starting in the fall, a playground committee worked to develop plans to add equipment to our west playground. Yes, that's right, add additional equipment! After receiving options from three different companies and seeking student feedback, we are pleased to share the design plans with our students and families. Using money raised during Winterfest, it is our goal to complete installation in the spring. In order [...]

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Carter+%26+mason Holmes Junior High

Math Peer Tutors @ Holmes Jr. High

Students that need help with their math - either due to being absent or finding a concept difficult can get one-on-one help during Tiger Time from another student through the Math Peer Tutor program. The 36 Math Peer Tutors (grades 7th, 8th, 9th) are students that excel in math and find doing math problems to be fun. This is the second year for the Math Peer Tutors program. Luke Becker and Blair Hudson are the sponsoring math teachers. A big thank-you goes out to the Cedar Falls [...]

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Cedar Heights Safety Patrol Welcomes Special Guests

The Cedar Heights Safety Patrol welcomed some special guests over the last couple of months.  Each speaker talked to our Patrol members about important issues that they face as members of our Safety Patrol.Cedar Falls Schools Superintendent Dr. Andy Pattee spoke about leadership:                   Officer Zach Ladage our school resource officer from the Cedar Falls Police Department spoke to the students about safety:                   Cedar Falls Mayor Jim Brown spoke to the students abou [...]

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August+website+calendar North Cedar Elementary

August Calendar

8.18- Class Assignments are sent to families via email8.22 - Backpack Night 5:00-6:30 PM8.24 - Dismissal at 1:50 PM8.25 - Dismissal at 1:50 PM8.28 - Input Conferences 2:15-6:15 PM; 1:50 PM student dismissal8.29 - Input Conferences 2:15-6:15 PM; 1:50 PM student dismissal8.30 - 1:50 PM student dismissal8.31 - Begin regular dismissal time, 3:45 PM

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Winter+break+book+challenge Orchard Hill Elementary

Winter Break to Read

The Orchard Hill library is holding a “winter break to read” contest again this year.  Each student should have gotten a blue bookmark to take home for Winter Break. If they read 5 books (or for older students every 100 pages counts as a "book") and have it signed by a parent, they are entered into a drawing for a prize.  Some of the prizes include lunch in the library, an extra book checkout, reading time with Mrs. Rausch, Mrs. Smith, or Mrs. Newgard, and lots of other great prizes.  Not [...]

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The secret life of pets poster Lincoln Elementary

PALS Family Movie Night on December 9th!

Please join us for PALS Family Movie Night on Friday, December 9th beginning at 6 PM. We will enjoy The Secret Life Of Pets in our cafeteria. We encourage families to bring blankets and sleeping bags to enjoy the movie together. We will soon announce some additional fun for the evening! See you there!

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Kindness in Chalk Day

On Oct 11th Cedar Heights celebrated 'Kindness in Chalk' day.  Student council sponsored this day to promote kindness and remind students of our expectations at Cedar Heights.  We decorated the front sidewalks with many uplifting and positive messages to greet the students as they came in.  We also provided chalk for each grade level so students could add their own messages to the rest of the sidewalks during recess time.  

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Happy Mondays!

"Happy Monday" and "Good morning" were words that our students heard on Monday morning as they walked in our front doors.  We have started a student greeter  team on Mondays.  Their job is simply to wish students a good morning and help them get the week off to a good start.  Here is our first group of student greeters, holding doors and spreading positive messages. 

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Publication1 Orchard Hill Elementary

Orchard Hill Book Fair

The Orchard Hill Elementary School Book Fair is here, November 14th-November 17th. Students will have the opportunity to preview the fair and create their own wish list during class on Monday, November 14th. The Book Fair will be open for purchases according to the following schedule:Tuesday, November 15th:         4pm-8:00pm (during conferences)Wednesday, November 16th: 2pm-3:30pmThursday, November 17th:      12:00pm-8:00pm (during conferences)Can't make it? Order online and have it ship [...]

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Bike+club+winners+ +f16 Holmes Junior High

Bike Club Winners

Holmes Bicycle ClubAdvisors:  Sue Green & Lauren BauerSponsors:  Bike Tech & Iowa Bicycle CoalitionFall 2016 – Attendance Winners                 8/8 Fridays                               7/8 Fridays               6/8 FridaysEmma Bonjour           Makayla Kinder          Katie Butler               David AslamovGrace Bobeldyk         Mason Niu                 Antoine Cuhat            Joey PhillipsDavid Butler              Jordan Rundel           Isaiah JenningsWill Coloff               [...]

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State+volleyball Peet Junior High

State Volleyball - Pep Bus Sign-Up

State Volleyball Pep Bus Information/Sign-up - 9th grade onlySteps to sign-up for State Volleyball Tournament Pep Bus:1. Sign-up Via Google Form: State Volleyball Pep Bus Sign-up 2. Pay $16.00 to the Peet Office (cash or checks made out to CFHS)3. Turn in Permission Form - permission form has all information regarding the specifics of the Pep Bus.http://www.cfschools.org/schools/peet/athletics

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Halloween Orchard Hill Elementary

Halloween Activities

Orchard Hill will celebrate Halloween on Monday, October 31.  The parade will start at 2:45 on the blacktop (weather permitting).  K-3 students will march in the parade and 4-6 students will be spectators.  Parties will follow in the classroom.  Students should bring their costumes to change into on that day.  We ask that costumes be appropriate for school. That means if toy weapons are a part of the costume, the weapon part of the costume needs to stay home. You can use it for trick or tr [...]

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Red+ribbon+week Peet Junior High

Red Ribbon Week

Theme: Rock the RedActivities:  Monday- Decorate your Tiger Time Door with Rock the Red Be Drug Free themes. Students will hang ribbons on classroom doors.Tuesday- Continue with door decorating, lunch presentation in the gym, "This is your Brain on Drugs"     Wednesday- Rock Star Photo Booth during lunch and before school, students may have their pictures done in the Rock the Red Photo Booth.         Thursday- Red Pride Day- Wear your Tiger Gear and Rock the Red!Friday- Students may bring [...]

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Cedar Heights Elementary

Gold Badge Award

Congratulations to Gavin Steege. He received the Gold Badge Award for his commitment to the Cedar Heights Safety Patrol. He has done an outstanding job of keeping his fellow students safe as they arrive at school each morning and depart in the afternoons. He has volunteered numerous times to take on extra duties too. Thanks for your hard work, Gavin!

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Ignite+the+fight Cedar Falls High School

Hunger ... It's NOT a Game

The annual NE Iowa Food Bank Student Food Drive is a student organized competition among area schools that promotes both leadership and volunteerism, while also collecting nonperishable food items for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.  The food drive lasts six weeks, beginning October 3rd and concluding November 14th.  Click here to learn more.Cedar Falls Student Food Goal: 20,000 lbs of foodUpcoming Events for Cedar Falls High School:Thursday, Nov. 3 - Selling Popcorn & Collecting at Pare [...]

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Expectations Peet Junior High

Homecoming Game Expectations

Here are the expectations for all junior high schools who plan to attend the homecoming football game at the UNI-Dome:All Jr. High Students attending the football game tonight will need to be seated in the North West corner of the UNI-Dome. Students will not be allowed to walk to the visitors side of the dome. If you go to the concession stand or bathroom, you will need to return to your seat to watch the game. We want you to come and cheer for the tigers, but only come to the dome if you [...]

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Food+drive+2 Peet Junior High

Food Drive

Northeast Iowa Food Drive is beginning MONDAY, October 10th!  This is the Food Bank's largest food drive of the year, so they are really counting on us to help the many struggling families in the Cedar Valley.  This year the Food Drive is from October 10th until November 4th.  Thanks again for your support! OUR CURRENT GOAL is 20,000 lbs of food from our district donation. THANK YOU for any help! 

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Copy+of+%23peetpride+award+peterson Peet Junior High

#PeetPride Award - Hunter Peterson

#PeetPride Award: Hunter Peterson nominated by Mrs. HendricksonHunter was a tremendous help with getting all of the Chromebooks ready for the students this summer. Hunter also volunteered his time to help with 7th graders at Boost this summer! Hunter's optimism and enthusiasm are contagious. Thanks for your help, Hunter!

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%23peetpride+award+brokenshire Peet Junior High

#PeetPride Award - Rachel Brokenshire

#PeetPride Award: Rachel Brokenshire nominated by Mrs. LinsRachel took initiative with an idea she had this summer and spent her own time in making it happen! She was passionate about students walking through the doors of Peet Junior High and feeling welcomed, celebrating that we are all a part of a team! She organized a group of students, came up with the design, and purchased decorations to make the front entry way and the front sidewalks colorful and unforgettable! Her idea came to life [...]

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Hat+day. Peet Junior High

Hat Day

Here is another way Peet Families can help with the North Cedar Flood Relief:UPS is teaming with Cedar Falls High School to help provide flood relief for residents of Cedar Falls.UPS is delivering a truck to Division Street in front of Cedar Falls High School. We can stock that truck with needed supplies to help our flood victims here in Cedar Falls. Help show your support to the many Cedar Falls students and families that are going through a tough time.Here are items that are needed. Plea [...]

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Stars+%26+stripes Cedar Falls High School

2016 Homecoming Information

The 2016 CFHS Homecoming is October 3-7.  Please check here for information updates throughout the weekEvents:Friday, October 7Spirit Day: Red, White, and Black  DayFootball Game / CoronationCedar Falls vs. West Waterloo7:30 pm UNI DomeWe will crown the homecoming king and queen during halftime of the football game. Saturday, October 8Homecoming Dance8:00-11:00 pm at Orchard Hill Church 

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Rock+the+word Peet Junior High

Rock the Word

On September 14, five award-winning authors will be visiting for Rock the Word, a program from the Never Counted Out foundation. These authors are committed to empowerment through artistic expression, a Creative Revolution, where every student is a writer and every voice counts. They will be at Peet on Wednesday, September 14, and Holmes on Thursday, September 15.

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You Are Invited To Popsicles On the Playground!

You are invited to Popsicles On The Playground! This event is intended to help our Kinder families begin to get to know each other, we will add that all are welcome! The fun begins at 6:15 on our east playground. Immediately following this event, we will hold our first PALS meeting of the school year at 7:00 PM in our Media Center. Free child care will be provided! See you there!

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Our Fundraiser is Underway!

Our Fundraiser is underway! Last Friday, students came home with a packet. We are encouraging each student to sell 10 items safely. This money will be used by PALS as we consider upgrades and improvements to our playgrounds, especially our West playground. We appreciate parent support!

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Magazine Sales Kick-Off

If your family plans to order magazines, please order through:Great American at www.gaschoolstore.com using the Peet code of: 2623916You can renew and order new magazines and Peet will receive 40% of the purchase price.

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Interested In Starting Or Continuing A Lego League Team?

The Cedar Falls Schools will hold a training and orientation session for new coaches of FIRST Lego League or FIRST Lego League Jr. teams.  Returning coaches are also welcome to attend.  The session will be held from 8:30-11:00 AM, Saturday morning, September 10 at Cedar Falls High School.  Parents who are considering starting new teams yet this fall should contact Kenton Swartley (kenton.swartley@cfschools.org).

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Introducing the Lincoln Safety Patrol!

We have a great group of students leading our Safety Patrol leaders this year at Lincoln! They have volunteered to help our students and families cross the streets safely each morning and afternoon. They are supported by Mrs. Kowalski as well as many other staff who help out each day. Thank you Safety Patrol team for putting first things first with student safety!

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CFHS Picture Day - Monday, Aug. 29

Picture day is Monday, August 29 beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the auditorium.Sophomores will take pictures during their study hall, PE, or Health classes.   Juniors will be asked to take their pictures before school between 7:30 a.m. and 9:20 a.m., during their study hall, release, or during Power Hour.Lifetouch Picture Order Form

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Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

Lincoln Families - As we begin a new school year, we would like to share our arrival and dismissal plans to support safety and to maintain a focused learning environment. In the morning: We will maintain our drop off routines. Cars may continue to use the 8th Street loop to drop off students. We will continue to have our Safety Patrol students support crossing around the school. Buses will continue to drop off using the 7th Street loop. We welcome students to our playgrounds after 8:30 whe [...]

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Lincoln Gardens Donate to the Food Bank!

Our Lincoln gardens have been productive this summer! Due to a combination of warm weather and daily watering, we are seeing a large yield. Our green beans were ready to be picked and one of our valued Lincoln families volunteered to help pick them. As we didn't want to waste this fresh produce with our students enjoying summer break, these helpers donated 18 pounds of green beans to the Food Bank! Wow! This is a true win-win for our community and school!

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Summer Lunch Opportunities

New program for Summer 2016Holmes Junior High School will be offering a free meal service to your students and families this summer.  No Registration will be required.  This service is available to all youth 18 and under and adult chaperones may eat too.  Please let students and their families know about this service so that the can benefit.  Free Summer Lunches for Kids and TeensDates:  July 11th - August 11thTimes:  11:45-12:15 pm Meal Service & 12:20-1:00 Youth ActivitiesLocation:  Holm [...]

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Lending Library

As you know we are committed to inspiring a love of reading.  This summer we will be hosting a lending library in the front lobby of Orchard Hill.  Please feel free to stop in during the hours of 9-12pm M-F and either take a book or leave one.  Also remember there are some great opportunities for readers through our Waterloo Bucks program, Barnes and Noble, and our local public library.

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