Cardinal Monthly News - October 2023
Use SDM to report leaving early

Parents may now utilize SDM to report that a student is leaving early. When picking up your student early from school, no e-mail to teachers or the office is necessary. Simply report your early pick up in School Dismissal Manager by following these steps:

  • Go to School Dismissal Manager online or use the SDM App.
  • 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! 

News from Ms. Cross

 Please continue to remind your child to follow Safety Rule #4: Talk It Up to a Safe Adult when they know someone is being bullied or if they happen to be the one being bullied.

Remind them the importance of being an Upstander who takes action by telling the bully to stop, helping the victim, and most importantly, telling an adult who can help. Our goal is that no one would be a Bystander who witnesses bullying and cyberbullying in action, but who stands by and watches, and who does and says nothing.

Please utilize the information sheet below to review with your child how to identify and report bullying.

Information Sheet: Identifying & Reporting Bullying

Custodian Appreciation Week - Oct. 2 - 6

We are celebrating Custodian Appreciation Week!  We'd certainly be a mess without our CWE Custodians!  Have your kid(s) take a moment this week to show our amazing Custodians some love by making them a card or giving them a great BIG "thank you"! Mr. Ryan, Mr. Adel, Mr. Jerry, & Ms. Laisha work EXTRA hard to make sure that our school shines and is a safe place to learn and play!🧼 We are very thankful ❤️for all their hard work!❤️ We hope they enjoyed their gifts from the CWE PTO!

Spirit Wear Day - Wed., Oct. 4

Show your school spirit on Wednesday, October 4th by wearing your CWE spirit wear OR the school colors (red, black & white)! 

Walk to School Day - October 4

Walk to School Day - Wednesday, October 4th

Parents, please accompany your student on the Walk to School and utilize neighborhood sidewalks along the way as there are not sidewalks to College Wood on Shelborne Road. Families are encouraged to cross on 126th street near Creekside where there are crossing guards.

No School on October 9-13


NO SCHOOL on Monday, October 9 - Friday, October 13.

Bus Driver Appreciation Week Oct 16-20

Thank your driver during BUS DRIVER APPRECIATON WEEK, October 16-20!

Picture Retake Day on Wed., Oct. 18

Picture Retake Day will be on Wednesday, October 18th.

RETAKES: If you need a retake of your original image, you MUST turn in your packet with all contents to the photographer even if you did not place an order. If a packet is not turned in, we will NOT be able to do a retake. No longer have your packet? Please email us here: Customer Service Contact Form

MAKEUP PICTURES: If you missed the original photo day, ordering for College Wood Elementary makeup/retake day is now open! To order with a debit or credit card, please follow the link below. Make sure you are ordering under the RETAKE button. You do not need to turn in any receipt or form for an online order. If you need to pay by cash or check, the office will have an order form available.

Order Pictures from Cripe

If you have any questions or concerns please fill out our Customer Service Contact Form.

Health Information from Nurse Andrea
Spread Kindness Not Germs

A reminder from Nurse Andrea:  Covid and Influenza vaccines are recommended for the 6-month and older pediatric population. Contact your provider to schedule a vaccine appointment to prevent illness for your child.

Congrats to our Pup Running 4th and 5th grade team on an amazing season!

Pup Running with Dr B

We had an impressive 65 runners across the finish line at the final meet this week. Over half of those set a new personal record for themselves! In addition, the  5th grade girls pulled off a first place team finish and the 5th grade boys finished 2nd place overall! WOW! We are so incredibly proud of these runners and the determination they have shown! 

Ghosts & Goblins Run/Walk

This fun family event takes place Saturday, Oct. 21st at 9:00AM at Carmel High School. Registration closes Friday, October 20th. Participants can dress in costume (optional) and walk or run together to show school spirit. This event is presented by the Carmel Education Foundation, which provides scholarships and education grants to students and teachers throughout our district.

Register for Ghosts & Goblins Run/Walk 

On Friday, October 20th you can pick up your BIB from 11am - 7pm at the Carmel Life & Learning Center (CLLC) (directly across from CHS - enter Door #1).

Operating Referendum Information

Questions about our Operating Referendum? Please search 'Referendum' on the Carmel Clay Schools website to learn more.

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 

Book Fair is October 23-27

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to College Wood!

Families can browse the Book Fair at International Night on Friday October 20th. Students will shop the book fair with their class from October 23 - 27th.

We would love your help! Follow the link below to sign up to volunteer at the book fair.  

Volunteer at the Book Fair

International Night - Friday, October 20

College Wood will be hosting its first-ever International Night on October 20th from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

We are hoping to represent all the unique countries and cultures that make up the College Wood Family. Please consider sharing your country and culture with us and creating a booth! To make it more fun, join other College Wood families with similar cultures to do a booth together. Please consider how you could participate and share your family's culture and complete the following interest form: 

International Night Interest Form 

Portillo's Dine to Donate on October 17th

Portillo's Fundraiser: SAVE THE DATE! 

Please join us for our Dine to Donate event at Portillo’s on Tuesday, October, 17th from 11am-8pm!  CWE will get 20% back from everyone who brings in the flyer, shows it on their phone, mentions the organization prior to checkout, or places an advance pickup order using the digital code (PORTILLOS68) before checkout in the “Apply Offer” field. Everyone going through the drive-thru must inform the first order-taker for it to count.

*To qualify for the fundraiser, online orders must be placed for pickup only, from the specific participating Portillo’s restaurant, on the scheduled fundraiser date and during the listed fundraising hours. Gift card purchases, delivery orders, and orders placed on third-party websites (DoorDash, UberEats, PostMates, etc.) are EXCLUDED from the fundraiser.

Portillo's Dine to Donate on October 17th

Bin Scrub Give Back

 CWE PTO is teaming up with Bin Scrub to steam clean, sanitize, and make your garbage bins smell great, all while raising much needed funds for the school. Bin Scrub will be contributing 10% back to CWE for each household that signs up for garbage bin cleaning service. WIN/WIN!

BinScrub Sign Up (Enter the give back code: COLLEGEWOOD)