TABLE OF CONTENTS
After School Activities 13
Attendance Procedures 6
Bell Schedule/Noon Hour Schedule 5
Building Staff 3
Bus Transportation 10
Bicycle Riding 15
Health Information 8
Hot Lunch Program 7
Mission Statement 2
Parking lot Procedures and Map 11-12
Parent Conferences 18
Parent Contact/Friday Folder 9
Parent Visits 20
Report Cards 17
School Closing/Winter Procedures 13
SET Committee 19
Student Behavior/Expectations 15
Student Birthdays 14
Telephone Calls 7
Cleveland Elementary School
The mission of Cleveland Elementary School is to provide its
students with opportunities in a safe and positive learning
environment. Our school fosters individuality and personal growth
for students to become caring, responsible and valued members of
society. Academic, social and emotional learning is reinforced
through an enthusiastic, active partnership with family,
community and staff, inspiring our students to strive for
We believe the most promising growth plan for Cleveland
Elementary School will include:
--instruction which guarantees student progress
in all academic areas
--expanded opportunities beyond the school day
--building connections with the community
CLEVELAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Principal Deb Streblow 693-8242 email@example.com
Secretary Kathy Stolzmann 693-8241 firstname.lastname@example.org
4-year Kindergarten Hannah Bruns-Schroeder 693-8241 email@example.com
Kindergarten Dena Cooper 693-8241 firstname.lastname@example.org
First Grade Sally Dick 693-8241 email@example.com
Second Grade Jenn Eggers 693-8241 firstname.lastname@example.org
Third Grade Tanya Wesener 693-8241 email@example.com
Fourth Grade Jennifer Neils 693-8241 firstname.lastname@example.org
4/5 Grade Randy Sohn 693-8241 email@example.com
Educational Assistant Barb Kuether firstname.lastname@example.org
ELL Educational Assistant Rachel Ramos email@example.com
IMC Assistant/Building Technologist Jill Levenhagen firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational Assistant Cary Smith email@example.com
Art Ryan Hornickel firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidance Mary Calkins email@example.com
Music, Band and Strings Karen Kiehl firstname.lastname@example.org
Music, Vocal Mary Valley email@example.com
P.A.C.E Cathy Mohr firstname.lastname@example.org
Physical Education Barb McKichan email@example.com
Psychologist Andrea Walter firstname.lastname@example.org
Reading Resource Ann Rodewald email@example.com
ELL Iterant Sharon Evans firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Worker Kim Anderl email@example.com
Special Education Jennifer Domino firstname.lastname@example.org
Speech Therapist Tamara Joosse email@example.com
Head Custodian Debbie Parisek firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Custodian Dave Graumann email@example.com
District School Nurse Sharon Daun firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Server Cary Smith email@example.com
Noon Supervisors Cindy Lutze, Julie Herrmann, Mary Jo Backus-Garbe, Heather Backus,
Amanda Roeh, Vickie Frauenfeld, Stacy Vogel, Anuj Bahatia
Prigge’s School Bus 459-2961
Transportation Office 459-3569
Superintendents Office Dr. Joe Sheehan 459-3511
Recreation Department 459-3773
Calendar Dates 2011-2012 Date Time
First Day of School 9/1
No School-Labor Day 9/5
First Day of School-4-year-old Kindergarten 9/8
PTA Meeting 9/12 6PM
Walk To School Day 10/5
Picture Day 10/7
PTA Meeting 10/10 6PM
5th Grade Field Trip to Marsh 10/10 - 10/11
Halloween Potluck 10/21 5:30-8:00PM
Fall Recess/No School 10/27 - 10/28
Noon Release/Parent Teacher Conferences 11/10 1-7PM
PTA Meeting 11/14 6PM
Parent Teacher Conferences 11/15 4-7PM
Early Release 11/23 1:30PM
Thanksgiving Recess 11/24 - 11/25
Holiday Shoppe 12/2 5-6:30PM
PTA Meeting 12/12 6PM
Winter Sing 12/15 2PM
Early Release 12/22 1:30PM
Winter Recess 12/23 - 1/2
PTA Meeting 1/9 6PM
No School-Teacher Records Day 1/20
Noon Release/Parent Teacher Conferences 1/26 1-7PM
PTA Movie Night 1/27 6-8PM
Parent Teacher Conferences 1/31 4-7PM
PTA Dance 2/10 6-8PM
PTA Meeting 2/13 6PM
Cleveland Presents 3/8 6 -7:30PM
PTA Meeting 3/12 6PM
Early Release 3/23 1:30PM
Spring Break 3/26 - 3/30
Easter Egg Hunt 3/31 10AM
No School 4/6
PTA Meeting 4/9 6PM
PTA Meeting 5/14 6PM
Memorial Day Recess-No School 5/25 - 5/28
Last Day of School - Early Release 6/7 1:30PM
For up to date calendar dates, changes and closures please check the school website at
8:40 a.m. M-T-W-TH-F Entry Bell
8:40 a.m. M-T-TH-F 4 year old Kindergarten starts
8:45 a.m. M-T-W-TH-F Classes Begin
10:20 a.m. M-T-W-TH-F Morning Recess
10:33 a.m. M-T-W-TH-F Line up Bell
11:45 a.m. M-T-TH-F Dismissal of 4 year old Kindergarten
11:50 p.m. M-T-W-TH-F Noon Recess (3, 4, 5)
12:15 p.m. M-T-W-TH-F Noon Recess (K, 1, 2)
12:25 p.m. M-TU-W-TH-F Line up Bell (3, 4, 5)
12:35 p.m. M-TU-W-TH-F Line up Bell (K, 1, 2)
2:15 p.m. M-TU-TH-F Afternoon Recess
2:28 p.m. M-TU-TH-F Line up Bell
2:40 p.m. W Dismissal
3:30 p.m. M-T-TH-F Dismissal
Noon Hour Schedule
11:50-12:30 p.m. Gr. 3-5
12:15-12:55 p.m. Gr. K-2
Recess before lunch
Students in grades K-2 participate in “recess before lunch.”This change in the daily
schedule has been implemented to provide a calmer transition between lunch recess and
class time for our primary students. In the past, many of our students have rushed
through lunch in order to get outside faster. We found research on the “recess before
lunch” program and decided this may be better for our primary students, especially.
The research shows the following benefits:
Less food thrown away
Children eat more of their lunch
The atmosphere in the cafeteria is calmer
Children drink more milk/fluids
Children experience fewer stomachaches
What do I do if my child will not be in school because of an illness, vacation or
Please call Kathy in the school office at 693-8241, for all absences!
Attendance Policy and Procedures – Board policy 5113.3 (R) dictates that a parent
calling the school must account for an absence for all or part of a school day. Parents
should contact the school each day their child is absent. When your child will not need
transportation to school due to illness, vacation, etc. you must call Prigge’s School
bus at 459-2961 and notify them of the change.
Truancy - An absence for all or part of a school day for which the school office has not
been notified by the parent/guardian of the student is considered an unexcused
absence. Definition of habitual truant means a student who is absent from school
without an acceptable excuse for part or all of five (5) or more days on which school is
held during a school semester.
Tardy - Children who arrive at school after the 8:45 a.m. attendance bell will be
considered tardy. All children who are tardy must report to the office upon arrival. If
your child is going to be tardy due to an appointment please notify the office and
specify if a hot lunch should be ordered for your child.
Appointments - Appointments should be scheduled during non-school time. If you must
schedule an appointment during school hours, please send a written note to school
stating when you will pick up your child. Your child should return to school after his/her
appointment. If your child will be arriving late because of an early morning appointment
please let the office know and specify if a hot lunch should be ordered for your child.
Family Vacations - We ask that families make a sincere effort to plan family vacations
to correspond with breaks during the school year.
Students who have good attendance records generally earn higher grades, enjoy school
more and are much more employable after high school graduation. The law requires daily
school attendance and this is the responsibility of both parents and students.
Can my child call home during the school day?
We allow children to call home only in case of emergencies or if the activity they were
to attend has been canceled. Children should not use the school telephone to ask
permission for non emergencies such as asking to play at a friend’s house after school.
These arrangements should be made before your child comes to school.
Hot Lunch Program
When I was a kid I had lunch tickets, do they still have lunch tickets at Cleveland?
No, All students have been issued a bar-coded card, which will be held by the teacher
and distributed each day the child takes hot lunch or needs milk for cold lunch. Each
time the child uses the card money is automatically deducted from their account.
When your child’s account balance is less than $6.15 (the cost for 3 days of hot lunch) a
message and deposit envelope will be sent home in your child’s Friday Folder.
When the account reaches a negative balance, your child may be denied hot lunch
Remember - you may send hot lunch money to school anytime.
Can I come to school and have lunch with my child?
You are welcome to join your child for lunch anytime! If you are interested in having a
hot lunch please call the office before 9:00 am, so a lunch can be ordered for you. You
will need to stop at the office to pay for the lunch and pick up your guest lunch card. If
you are bringing your own cold lunch, we ask that you stop in the office to let us know
you are here. It’s that easy!
A copy of the monthly hot lunch menu will be sent home with students each month.
Students will select their daily meal choice at the beginning of each school day. The
daily lunch menu is also available on the SASD website: www.sheboygan.k12.wi.us.
The cost of hot/cold lunch is as follows:
2.05 hot lunch with milk
3.75 student extra lunch*
3.75 adult hot lunch with milk
.50 adult milk
*Please note that if a student requests a second hot lunch for the day, the cost for the
second lunch is $3.75 per lunch. If you do not wish for your child to receive a second
lunch or additional milk (one comes with the hot lunch), you must send your wishes in
writing to the school office and it will be forwarded to the lunch room staff.
Free/Reduced Lunch or Milk - Free/reduced lunches are available to families who
qualify. Sheboygan Area School District serves meals under the National School Lunch
Program. To apply for the free or reduced price meals, households must fill out an
eligibility application and return it to the school. Copies are available at the principal's
office in each school. The information provided on the application will be used for the
purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year
by school or other officials. Applications may be submitted at any time during the school
Individual Hot Lunch Cards - All students will be allowed up to three replacement hot
lunch cards for lost, stolen or damaged cards at the school district's expense per school
year. Additional replacement cards will be at the family's expense.
My child is allergic to ……, how does the school help him/or?
Student Food Allergy Action Plans must be submitted to the school office complete with
physician signature before school begins so substitutions can be made immediately.
Because of the large number of people who are allergic to nuts, no desserts containing
nuts are served to elementary school students.
Immunizations - Wisconsin Law requires that students have the following immunizations
before the start of the 2011-12 school year. We need complete information, including
the month/day/year of immunization.
2-4 Yrs. 4 DTP/DT/Td 3 Polio 1 MMR1 1 Var5 3 Hep B
K –3 4 DTP/DT/Td3 4 Polio4 2 MMR1 2 Var5 3 Hep B
Grade 4 - 5 4 DTP/DT/Td3 4 Polio4 2 MMR1 1 Var5 3 Hep B
1-Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR): The first dose of MMR vaccine must have been
received on or after the first birthday.
2-DTP/Dta/DT vaccine for children entering kindergarten: Your child must have
received one dose after the 4th birthday.
3-DTP/Dta/DT/Td vaccine for students entering grades 1 through 12: Four doses are
required. However, if your child received the 3rd dose after the 4th birthday, further
doses are not required
4-Polio vaccine for students entering grades kindergarten through 12: Four doses are
required. However, if your child received the 3rd dose after the 4th birthday, further
doses are not required.
5-Var means Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine. . .Chicken pox disease history is also
Students may be exempt from immunization requirements if:
1) A statement, signed by a licensed physician is on file at the school office stating that
immunizations may be detrimental to the student’s health
2) A statement, signed by the parent, is on file at the school office stating
immunizations are contrary to the religious or personal convictions of the family.
The school district has written policies for giving children needed medication during the
What if my child has to take prescription medication during the school day?
Prescription Medication must be in its original container.
The label on container must state the student’s name, name of drug, dosage, name and
phone number of pharmacy and name of doctor.
A completed medication form signed by the physician and the parent must be on file in
Can I send over the counter medication to school with my child?
Non-prescription medication must be in its original container and properly labeled. A
completed authorization form, signed by the parent, must be on file in the school office.
The form is attached at the back of this handbook. Contact the office if you are in
need of additional forms.
When I ask my child what they did in school today, all they have to say is “I don’t
know.” How can I find out what is happening in school?
Friday Folder - At the end of each week your child will bring home a “Friday Folder”.
This is our way of communicating with you on a regular basis. The Friday Folder may
contain homework, notes from the teacher, forms to be signed, etc. Any communication
from the school office will be in your Friday Folder. It is important that you review the
information, complete and sign items if necessary, and return the folder to school each
Newsletter - The newsletter will be sent home the first week of each month. Please be
sure to review the calendar for future events.
Notes /Phone Calls - School staff can be contacted by phone, by email or by sending a
written message to school with your child. Email addresses can be found in the front of
this booklet or on the school website at www.sheboygan.k12.wi.us/cleveland.
School Website – Check out the website. You can view the calendar, newsletter, lunch
menu, PTA information and a listing of staff on the Cleveland School website at
Bus Routes - Bus transportation is provided for all students attending Cleveland
Elementary School. It is important that students observe basic rules:
Ride on assigned buses. Riding on a different bus is permitted only with written
permission. Written notes should be turned into the office to be signed and given
back to the student. The student must then give the signed note to the bus
Be on time at the designated school bus stop.
Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before attempting to approach or
enter the school bus.
When crossing the road before entering and after leaving the bus, cross at least
10 feet in front of the bus and wait for the driver’s signal to cross.
If so directed, sit in a seat assigned by the bus driver or principal.
Stay seated while the bus is in motion.
Do not open bus windows unless authorized by the bus driver. Heads hand and
arms must be kept inside the bus at all times.
Refrain from throwing anything on the bus or out of the bus.
Refrain from eating or drinking while on the bus.
Refrain from loud singing, talking, laughing, yelling, cheering and from scuffling
that could divert the bus driver’s attention.
Keep legs, feet, books and other objects out of the aisle.
Respect the rights and property of others.
Cooperate with the driver at all times.
Please review the bus safety rules with your child. Students are expected to follow the
rules of their bus driver.
Unsatisfactory Bus Conduct - The bus driver will document student misbehavior using
the “Unsatisfactory Bus Conduct Report Form”. All conduct forms are forwarded to the
principal. Upon receiving a conduct form, the principal will meet with the student to
discuss the driver’s concerns. Discipline of students is consistent and progressive and
the following guidelines are employed:
1st Offense - Principal speaks with student.
2nd Offense - Principal contacts parent, discusses offense with student and
3rd Offense - Suspension of bus privileges for 1-3 days.
Additional Offenses - Progressively longer suspensions.
Parents are required to provide alternative transportation to school for students whose
bus privileges have been suspended due to misconduct.
Special Requests - A written request, signed by a parent, is required any time a child
needs to get off anywhere other than their designated stop. The request must be
brought into the school office the day before the change is needed so that it can be
approved. If there is a change in morning pick up and your child will not need
transportation to school due to illness, vacation, etc. you must call Prigge’s School bus at
459-2961 and notify them of the change. Parents- Please send a new note, each time
to avoid any confusion.
I know the busses are in front of school. Where do I pick up or drop off my
The safety and well being of the children who attend Cleveland Elementary School is our
top priority. Please refer to the map on the next page that shows, in detail, the parking
lot traffic patterns, the student drop off/pick up location, as well as the location where
students will line up each morning before entering school.
In referring to the map, please take note:
The Washington Avenue driveway is entrance only.
Between 8:00 am – 4:00 p.m. daily, the Washington Avenue entrance will be restricted
to bus traffic only. The only exception to this will be vehicles transporting
handicapped children and/or adults. These individuals may continue to enter the
parking lot using the Washington Avenue entrance and park in the designated handicap
stalls in front of the building.
The north driveway on Birch Street (LS) is exit only.
The south driveway on Birch Street (LS) is entrance only.
For student drop off, cars must enter the parking lot using the south Birch Street
(LS) and park in one of the stalls along the east side of the building. Once the children
have exited from the vehicle, they must immediately walk along the sidewalk in front
of the building to the playground. To exit the parking lot, vehicles must use the north
Birch Street (LS) driveway.
For student pick up, cars must enter the parking lot using the south Birch Street
(LS) driveway. Once their vehicle is parked, the individual who is picking up a child
must come into entrance “E” on the east side of the building to meet them. Vehicles
must then exit the parking lot using the north Birch Street (LS) driveway.
Before school, student play will be restricted to the school playground on the west
side of the building. Color coded triangles are painted on the pavement to designate
where each grade level will line up when it is time to come into the building.
During other times of the day, (i.e. when parents are visiting the school or when
children are being picked up for an appointment) please park in one of the stalls in front
of the building. Remember those individuals who are picking children up for
appointments are required to come into the school office to meet the child.
School Procedures During Winter
How do I know if school is canceled or delayed because of poor weather conditions?
The transportation personnel along with the highway department and law enforcement
agencies will make early morning road checks. The decision to close or delay the start of
school will be made by the Superintendents of Schools as early as 6:00 a.m.
*The notice of school closures or delays will be broadcast on:
WHBL-AM 1330 WKTS-AM 950 WCUB-AM 980 LAKE-FM 98.1
WTMJ-TV, Ch. 4 WLUK-TV, Ch. 11 WBAY-TV, Ch. 2 WFRV-TV, Ch. 5
Internet: www.sheboygan.k12.wi.us/ and click on Storm team alert icon.
Or go to the Cleveland School website for up to date information
*If a snowstorm develops during the day, the above procedures will also be followed. If
school is released early due to declining weather conditions we will refer to the
emergency procedure form that each parent filled out at the start of the school year.
Please remember to contact the office with any changes to the emergency early release
procedure during the school year.
What determines if the kids go outside for recess in the winter?
During the winter, students spend time outside during the scheduled recesses, unless
the wind chill factor is -5 degrees or below. We check radio stations before sending
the students out. It is imperative that your child come dressed complete with boots,
scarves, cap, mittens, etc. An extra change of clothes during the winter months is an
excellent idea. All students are encouraged to wear boots and snow pants when there is
snow on the ground. Children will be required to remain on the black top area of the
playground if not dressed in snow pants and boots when there is snow on the playground.
After School Activities
Students are encouraged to participate in after school activities, including Athletic Club
programs, PTA programs and Scout activities. We are requesting that those who are
responsible for providing transportation at the end of these activities please be prompt
in picking up the children. When participating in these activities the following rules
must be observed:
Teacher must be notified of any changes in bus transportation arrangements. This must
include written permission from a parent/ guardian.
After dismissal, your child is to report to the designated room in which the activity is
After the activity is completed, the students need to leave the building and return
home. Additional supervision is not available to keep your child safe past the designated
Please arrange for transportation home before the day of the activity.
Proper behavior is expected of all those involved.
Student Birthdays and Holidays
How is my child’s birthday celebrated at school?
Each week the school has an assembly that includes the presentation of the Birthday
Book Club put on through our PTA and the school sings “Happy Birthday” to all the kids
that have a birthday that week. Summer birthdays are celebrated starting in January.
Can I send birthday treats to school?
Please check with the teachers before sending birthday or holiday treats to school.
Some students may have allergies or other health issues. Also many parents try to limit
their child’s consumption of sugar. We encourage parents to provide healthy treats and
snacks, and to send paper plates or napkins if they are needed for serving. We ask you
to support healthy treats, so we discourage frosting laden cupcakes, candy and other
sugary treats. Examples of healthy treats are carrot cake, muffins, fruit smoothies,
fruit pizza, frozen bananas, yogurt or fruit granola sundaes, or fruit salad.
Can the school handout birthday invitations for my child’s birthday party?
The school will not handle birthday party invitations. We would prefer that you send
them via mail or deliver them outside of the school day. We do this because very often
not every child is invited to the party and they often feel left out when they do not get
the invitation. In addition, teachers are busy with other matters and sometimes forget
to handout the invitations.
Can I send balloons or gifts to my children at school on his/her birthday?
Yes you can, however, please be aware that we will keep them in the office until the end
of the day. This ensures that your gift will remain safe throughout the school day and
will not be a disruption in the classroom. Also, remember, many students and adults are
allergic to latex, so please send only non-latex balloons.
How are holidays celebrated?
Our children come from many backgrounds, and we try to be respectful of different
ways of viewing holidays. If your child does not celebrate certain holidays, please let us
Children do enjoy learning about holidays and celebrations, and the study of holidays is
included in our lessons on history and culture. Children and parents are encouraged to
demonstrate and share their family traditions with our students.
When can my child start riding their bike to and from school?
Student safety and well being are always top concerns. With this in mind, the following
bicycle safety rules have been established at Cleveland school.
Students who desire to ride their bicycles to school must:
Be in grades 3, 4 or 5 (or have completed the bike safety program at school)
Wear a bicycle helmet
Follow all of the bicycle/traffic laws
Park their bicycles in the bicycle rack as soon as they arrive on school grounds
Wait until the school busses leave until departing for home
What will be expected of my child and the other children at Cleveland School?
To ensure a safe and orderly environment, the Cleveland staff has expectations for all
students during structured and unstructured times.
While under the direct supervision of the classroom teacher, students will be expected
to follow the individual classroom expectations developed by each teacher. Classroom
teachers will provide students and parents copies of the classroom expectations, as well
as, the consequence students will face when they choose not to follow the expectations.
During less structured times, including the time before school, recess times, and during
the noon hour, students will be expected to observe the following school-wide
Students will respect property - Students will not willfully damage/destroy school
property or property belonging to other students. Willful damage will result in
retribution to the school and/or other students.
Students will respect others - Students will not be involved in fighting, use of vulgar
language or other activities that could result in physical or emotional damage to another.
Infractions of this will result in disciplinary action and parent notification. Repeat
offenses will require a parent conference.
Students will respect self – Students will do this by working on good character traits
stressed through our Character Education Program. These are Honesty, Integrity,
Respect, Equality, Responsibility, Caring and Self Control.
Is there a dress code?
Appropriate school attire is expected. Children love to be creative with their outfits,
but please be sure the outfit is in the parameters of good taste. (too short skirts and
shorts, shirts and blouses exposing too much skin, etc.)
Jackets intended for outside wear should not be worn in school. Please bring a sweater
or sweatshirt to keep in your locker to use.
Hats are to be removed upon entering the building. This goes for both boys and girls.
Can my child bring electronic items to school?
Electronic devices (MP3 players, Ipods, Cell phones, CD walkmans, video games) are not
allowed out of backpacks/ locked lockers during the school day. If you do not have your
own lock for your locker, these items must be given to your teacher for safekeeping
during the school day. If students are exhibiting or using these items during the school
day, the item(s) will be confiscated by school staff, turned into the office and parents
will need to pick them up.
How are students supervised before school and during their recess and lunch time?
Before school – Two staff members are responsible for before school supervision. It
begins at 8:30 a.m., so students should not arrive at school before that time. Students
will line up by grades before entering the building.
Recess - During recess times there are two staff members supervising the students.
When students choose not to follow the school expectations, they will receive a warning
or, when appropriate, written discipline notice. The notice will be given to the teacher
of the student and a copy of the slip will be given to the principal and one sent home for
Noon Hour Supervision - Noon hour supervision begins in the lunchroom. It is supervised
by 4 staff members. Students are expected to demonstrate good manners and use quiet
voices during the time they are eating. Once outside, it is expected that students
follow all recess expectations that are posted in the cafeteria.
When do the report cards come home?
At the end of each quarter your child will receive a report card showing his/her
progress/effort in school.
Tips at Report Card Time - Sit down with your child and look over the report card.
Praise your child for whatever positive aspects there are in the report card. Inquire in
a nonjudgmental manner about any less satisfactory aspects of the report card and
listen to your child’s explanation. The time you spend encouraging, praising and
supporting your child is an investment that will pay dividends throughout life.
What kinds of tests are given and what can I do to help my child to do well on
At Cleveland we use a variety of district and classroom based assessments to gauge your
child's achievement. Children who are well rested and have started the day with a
healthy breakfast have been known to be more successful in school. Please be sure your
child has had a good night's rest, a healthy breakfast and comes to school ready for the
day, every day.
During the first couple of weeks in November, all third, fourth and fifth grade children
in the state of Wisconsin will be taking the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts
Examination (WKCE). This test is administered in Wisconsin and attempts to measure a
child's progress toward State Academic Standards in Reading/Language Arts,
Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. 3rd and 5th grade students are tested on
Reading and Math only, while 4th grade students take the full battery of tests.
Kindergarten testing includes:
Letter and Sound Identification- The purpose of this testing is to determine the child’s
ability to identify upper and lower case letters and identify the sound of lower case
Print understanding- The children are told that the teacher will read a story out loud
but that they need his or her help. The child is then asked a variety of questions about
the general set up of the book.
Phonic Awareness testing includes,
Rhyming- the child is asked to produce a word that rhymes with the two words
Sound Isolation- the child is asked to produce the initial, final, or medial sound of
a given word.
Blending- the child will blend the separate sounds given to produce the word.
Segmenting Sounds- the child is asked to separate all of the sounds of a given
First grade students are also tested on Letter and Sound Identification at the
beginning of the year.
Sentence dictation- to determine the child’s ability to go from analysis of sounds in
spoken words to written forms for representing these sounds.
Running records-The process of keeping running records is a system of observing,
recording, and analyzing the words a child says in the process of reading aloud a
connected text. Running records are used for instructional purposes to evaluate the
child’s reading behaviors and set directions for teaching and to monitor progress.
Writing assessments-The purpose of this assessment is to measure a student’s
development in writing.
Second grade students will also be tested on running records and writing assessment.
All 3rd, 4th and 5th graders in the Sheboygan Area School District take the MAPPS test
in the spring. This test is an aid for teachers in choosing how best to meet each
student’s needs. Teachers are able to identify strengths and weaknesses and help
student set goals for learning. The results of these tests are shared at parent
I would like to be involved but I am very busy already.
There are ways to be involved, even if you don’t have a lot of time to give!
What and when are parent conferences?
Parent conferences are designed to provide an update of your child’s academic and social
development and provide an opportunity for parents to share concerns about their
children. Conferences also give the parents and teacher a chance to cooperatively
develop plans for your child’s continued growth.
Conferences are held twice during the school year. Parents may request additional
conference with teachers at any time. The conference schedule for the 2010-11 school
year is as follows:
Nov 10 1:00 - 7:00 pm January 26 1:00 - 7:00 pm
Nov 15 4:00 - 7:00 pm January 31 4:00 - 7:00 pm
It is important for parents to attend conferences. If for any reason you cannot, we ask
that you contact the school office. Another time can be scheduled at your request.
Cleveland Elementary PTA
Cleveland PTA works hand in hand with many other Cleveland organizations to bring
about a strength in our community focused on enhancing educational opportunities for
We have general membership meetings once per month throughout the school year. We
hold our Board meetings during the general membership meetings. To make our program
successful, we need the involvement of as many parents as possible. You will find that as
you become involved in PTA, you will learn more about your child and his/her school life
and friends. We hope you join us in this effort.
In the past, PTA has sponsored or volunteered for:
Class field trips All school programs
Student photograph sessions Annual school yearbook
Boxtops for Education School equipment
DARE graduation Treats for teachers
Ice cream for students Playground equipment
Soccer/ Basketball/ Wrestling clinics Fundraisers
Holiday shop Book fair
Vision/hearing screening Winter Dance
Computer lab assistance Spring Egg Hunt
These are just a few of the areas in which PTA has proven to be an essential part of the
school environment. Please join us, we’re a fun group, and every one is welcome! If you
have areas of special interest, contact a PTA officer or the Cleveland School office.
We’d love to have you become a part of Cleveland PTA.
President Vice President
Stacy Vogel 693-3379 Diane Hoffman 693-2942
Richelle Hess 693-3374 Tanya Wesener 693-2931
You are always welcome to come and visit your child at Cleveland Elementary School.
Teachers often need the help of parents for field trips and classroom projects and your
help is greatly appreciated. Please work through your child’s classroom teachers on
In the event that you would like to observe either your child you’re your child’s
classroom we ask that you call the office at 693-8241 and schedule a time.
Please check in at the office any time you visit our school and sign in and get a