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New 2nd Grade Teacher

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Hello! My name is Arianna Knutson and I just recently accepted the 2 nd grade position here at CAL Elementary. I am very excited to begin this journey and be apart of the CAL community. I grew up in Decorah, Iowa and spent most of my life there with my family. I decided to continue my education at University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher and UNI is known for being the “teacher . . .

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TeachingBooks Resources

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TeachingBooks.net (PreK-12) One-stop resources for books you are reading and teaching, including author and illustrator interviews, lesson plans, and other enrichment content.                 Need help from TeachingBooks.net? See our support page . 800-596-0710 | accounts@TeachingBooks.net

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New 4th Grade Teacher

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My name is Maddie Henry, and I will be a first year teacher this coming fall at CAL Elementary School. I graduated from Simpson College in May of 2019. My majors included Elementary Education and Liberal Studies, and I have endorsements in reading and math.   My hobbies include traveling, hiking, dancing, cooking, watching movies, and spending . . .

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New 3rd Grade Teacher

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Please read about our NEW 3rd Grade Teacher Sarah!  She will start with us at CAL in August!  We are thrilled to have Sarah as part of our CAL family! My name is Sarah Wennes, and I have been in education for the last 24 years.  My first 6 years of teaching, were spent in California with 3rd graders.  The last 18 years have been spent in Mankato, MN with both 1st and 2nd graders. My hobbies include reading, . . .

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National Park Fair

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The 4th grade class hosted a National Park Day today in the school library. Each student selected a National Park to research and then today acted as a 'Park Ranger' by telling other students, staff and visitors about their National Park as they visited their research displays. This was apart of a nationwide "Every Kid in a Park" initiative that allows 4th graders and their families to visit National Parks for . . .

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National Library Week

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April 7 -13

  CAL students and staff will celebrate National Library Week April 7 – 13.  The theme this year is “Libraries = Strong Communities.” Visits to the CAL library this week will be special as each student will be given a bookmark.  Presenters will be coming to CAL on Tuesday, April 9 to read to students grades Pre-K – 3 rd grade.    Free access to books and online resources for . . .

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CAL Grade 5 "Night of the Notables"

April 16th

On Tuesday, April 16th at 7:00 pm, the annual 5th Grade  Night of the Notables  will take place at CAL. On this historic night, our class will portray themselves as notables who have made a positive impact on American history or culture. After selecting and researching a notable, each student wrote a biographical informational paper about the life of their notable. Using this knowledge they were then able to create a Google . . .

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Parents and supporters of CAL, now you can keep up with what'™s happening at our school anywhere, anytime, right from your smart phone . . .

Aug 21, 2013

CAL School Board Members

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It is the policy of the CAL Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator, Jen Koenen, Curriculum Director, 1441 Gull Ave., Latimer, Iowa, 50452, (641) 579-6087, koenenj@cal.k12.ia.us.


Póliza No-discriminación:

Es la póliza del Distrito Escolar Comunitario de CAL de no discriminar basados en la raza, color, nacionalidad original, sexo, discapacidad, religión, credo, edad (para el empleo), estado civil (para programas), orientación sexual, identidad de género y el nivel socioeconómico (para programas) en sus programas educativos y sus prácticas de empleo. Existe un procedimiento de quejas para procesar las quejas de discriminación. Si usted tiene preguntas o una queja relacionada con esta póliza, por favor comuníquese con el Coordinador de Equidad del distrito, Jen Koenen, Directora de Curriculum, 1441 Gull Ave., Latimer, Iowa, 50452, (641) 579-6087, koenenj@cal.k12.ia.us.

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