Cardinal Monthly News - November 2023
Operating Referendum Information

Support CCS on Election Day - Tuesday, November 7th 

Operating Referendum Information

November CWE Calendar

Utilize SDM for absence, tardy, and leaving early

When SDM is utilized, no e-mail or phone call to the teacher or the office is required. 

Are you picking up your child early? Follow these directions:

  • Select the "date" that your student will be leaving early.
  • Select "add exception" to the student involved.
  • Scroll down for dismissal options and select "Leaving Early."
  • Answer the questions and select "Add Exception" at the bottom.

When you arrive at College Wood, please come into the office with your ID.

We will not call your student to the office until you arrive so please allow 5-10 minutes for your student to pack up and transition to the office. 

Add your mobile number

Please follow these steps to add your mobile number:

  • Go to School Dismissal Manager online. (This feature does not appear in the SDM app.)
  • Log in.
  • Select "Preferences" at the top. 
  • Add your number.
  • Select "Update" at the bottom.

Thank you for taking the time to make things easier for our front office! 

CWE Food Drive: November 6-10

Support the Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank with your nonperishable food donations. While each day will host a theme of items being collected, please send in any nonperishable food items of your choice throughout the week. The grade with the greatest weight of food donated will be rewarded with open seating one day during lunch!

CWE Food Drive: Nov. 6-10

Lost & Found

Is your child missing a sweatshirt? Can’t find their fall coat? The lost and found has MANY unclaimed sweatshirts and jackets! Items that are unclaimed by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10th will be donated to charity.

Please remember to label items with your child’s name so they can be returned easily!

Creekside Wildcat Logo

We Want You To Be A Wildcat!

All College Wood Elementary fifth graders are invited to Creekside on Monday, November 20th to talk with Creekside students and teachers, take a tour of the building, eat pizza, and cheer on the Wildcats! All fifth graders at the game will also receive a Wildcat t-shirt!

Parents should drop off their fifth grader(s) at the east activities entrance (doors 34-35) at Creekside at 4:15 PM. Pickup is at 6:30 pm. Please come in doors 34-35 and wait in the cafeteria to pick up your child.

5th Grade Activity Night Details

Cardinal Choir Concert

Join us on Thursday, November 30th for our Cardinal Choir concert at 6:30 p.m.

News from Ms. Cross

As the holiday season quickly approaches, I want to be sure that all families have what they need to make it a wonderful one! If any family is in need of Holiday Assistance, please click the link to register with Good Samaritan Network. The deadline for completing a Holiday Assistance application is the last Sunday in November. You will ONLY be able to use one "email account" when applying for Holiday Assistance. 

Holiday Assistance

Health Information from Nurse Andrea
Healthy Sleep Infographic

I would like to share this excellent resource to learn more about healthy sleep for your child. Children who get enough sleep have a healthier immune system and better school performance, behavior, memory, and mental health. Night Night!

Childhood Sleep Guidelines

Visit the World's Smallest Art Gallery!

Come visit the World's Smallest Children's Gallery and see artwork from College Wood students! We have over 60 students in grades K-5 who have their work on display. 

The gallery is located at 40 West Main Street in Carmel. Open hours are:

• Friday:5pm-7pm 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24
• Saturday: 5pm-7pm 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25
• Sunday: 2pm-4pm 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26 (final day)

See CWE Student Artwork on Display!

CEF Student Led Grants - Now Accepting Applications

The Carmel Education Foundation (CEF) is proud to support Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) students in academic achievement and lifelong learning. We recognize that students are valuable resources in our school communities and we want to inspire their innovation and passion by funding projects that begin with a great idea and have a lasting impact. 

APPLY NOW! Student-led grant applications are now open until November 30, 2023. Recipients will be announced by December 22, 2023.

Student-Led Grant Application

Fun Run Thank You

Our CWE community raised $45,560 during this year's Fall Fun Run Fundraiser!

Here are some more fun statistics:

  • 92% of students registered on
  • 68% of students had pledges in their name
  • 45% of pledges came from grandparents, family friends and business
  • Pledges from 30 different states and 5 different countries

Thanks to the incredible help of parent volunteers College Wood Elementary PTO will keep 96% of the profits raised!  We have a potential additional profit of $5,373 from company matches.  If you have not already processed information for your company match please do so today! 

Reveal Math Volunteers

With the rollout of our new Math Curriculum we need assistance putting together the math games for our children. Please consider donating a few hours. Easy to follow instructions for volunteers are provided! 

Math Games Volunteer Sign Up

Donate to Bakers!

The College Wood Bakers support our SWEET teachers and staff by providing homemade and store-bought baked goods, treats, and snacks throughout the year. Please consider donating for one of the two dates in November.

Bakers Sign Up

PTO Fashion Fundraiser @ Evereve

Please join us for a Fashion Fundraiser Friday, November 10th! If you shop at Evereve in Clay Terrace on 11/10, 15% of your sale will go to support the College Wood PTO! Please be sure to show the flyer and sign in at the register so CWE gets credit from your purchase. This promotion is NOT available for online shopping. If you are not available to go into the EVEREVE store on November 10th, you can pre-shop and ring your order up with a gift card to be run on the day of the event. Thank you for your support!

Dine to Donate @ Panera

Please join us at the Panera Bread off Rangeline Rd. in Carmel on Tuesday, November 14th from 4-8pm for our next Dine to Donate event! Busy night? Keep it simple and order for pickup with the code FUND4U or zip through the DRIVE THRU! We are thankful Panera is offering 40% of sales back to our PTO! Thank you for your support!

Penguin Patch Coming Soon!

 The PTOs Penguin Patch Shop is coming to CWE again this year from December 4th- December 8th. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information and opportunities to volunteer!

Come to the Planetarium!

Live Total Solar Eclipse Planetarium Show - 11/17/23 at 7 PM

What is a Total Solar Eclipse? Why do we have eclipses on Earth? What are we going to experience in Central IN on 4/8/24? Why do people get so excited about Total Solar Eclipses? We will answer these questions together during our live interactive planetarium show. The show will begin with a live tour of the November night sky for Central IN.

Purchase Tickets

The Carmel Planetarium is located in Carmel High School. Enter through the main entrance of the school on Main Street, walk past the Dale Graham auditorium, and turn right. Doors will open 30 minutes before show time. No one will be admitted after the program begins. Children 12 years and under should be accompanied by an adult.

CCS Join Our Team for Substitute Teachers

Carmel Clay Schools is hiring substitute teachers! 

For more information, please contact Kelli Hackett or visit the CCS website.

CCS Website - Now Hiring Substitute Teachers