North Cedar News
One of the benefits of a small school district is that we can immerse ourselves in our community of learners. Get to know the movers and shakers in the North Cedar Community School District! Our News page is chock full of student and staff praise, helpful tips, and information about what’s new in the district.
On April 4 and 5, we will hold our preschool and kindergarten round-up for the 2019–2020 school year. Round-up will be at both Lowden and Mechanicsville Elementary buildings. Preschool round-up is on April 4 and kindergarten round-up is on April 5. For complete details, please see our preschool and kindergarten round-up newspaper.
The first grade has been working on making predictions by using clues in pictures and text. In math, they are learning how to subtract two-digit numbers. In science, they began a unit on pebbles, sand, and silt. They observed different rocks and discovered what happens to rocks when they rubbed them together. Please take a moment to check out the photos of learning in action!
The students built leprechaun traps and placed them in the classroom, excitedly waiting for a leprechaun to take the bait. When a leprechaun visited, however, not only did he evade the creative traps, but he played a funny trick on the teachers. He left some juice for the children, but when the teachers drank it, their feet turned green!
The Iowa Children's Museum is hosting a celebration of the young child on Saturday, April 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free all day long, plus there will be free vision and dental screenings, door prizes, and free books for the first 200 children! Please visit The Iowa Children's Museum website for more information, and consider a trip with your child to the museum.
The Mechanicsville preschool received a grant from the Indian Creek Nature Center to visit during maple syrup season. The children were shown how to collect sap from the tree and how it is heated and turned into maple syrup. They also got to try some of the delicious maple syrup on an ice cream cone. We all agreed that was the best part of the trip!
Mrs. Walker's first grade class recently traveled to Camp Read-A-Lot to escape the cold temperatures and celebrate Dr. Seuss' 115th birthday. Students read in a tent, discussed topics over the campfire, completed various tasks involving reading and math, wrote an article on how to build a campfire, and even enjoyed some s'mores (Girl Scout style) at the end of their long, hard day!
North Cedar KCO is taking orders for garden flags. Show your support for your past, present, and even future Knights by proudly displaying this flag in your yard or garden! Each flag is $20, and all orders are due by Friday, March 22. Please see our garden flag order form for more information.
Mrs. Kaefring's preschool class celebrated Wacky Wednesday by wearing their wackiest outfits, and then went on a scavenger hunt to find ten wacky, out of place items in their classroom. The children recorded the number of wacky items they found. Each child learned how to crack an egg, and made green eggs and ham to eat! Then the children made a graph, recording the class outcome, "Do You Like Green Eggs and Ham?" Every preschooler was brave enough to try them! They discovered that most everyone would definitely eat green eggs and ham here or there and everywhere! Grandparents, moms, and dad's came to read a Dr. Seuss book on pajama day. A great way to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday!
Please mark your calendars for our snow make-up days. They are March 11, April 8, April 18, and May 24. Please also make note that May 24 will be a 1:00 p.m. dismissal.
North Cedar Community School District is offering a way for you to say thank you for the outstanding customer service you received.
Do you know someone in your school or department who really "gets it" when it comes to exceptional customer service? If so, we want you to recognize them for having a positive impact on students, staff, and parents. We are looking for an employee who has made a special effort on your behalf by performing outstanding service. For more information, and to nominate someone for our Knights ARMOR award, please visit our Knights Armor Award page.