Cardinal Weekly News 11/15/19


Carmel Clay Schools will be closed Wednesday, November 27 - Friday, November 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.  School will resume on Monday, December 2. Enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday.


College Wood is fortunate to have the support of various agencies and organizations that provide goods and services to our families in need.  If you are in need of assistance through the holidays, or with food, clothing, medical/dental care, eyeglasses, etc. please complete the referral form below.  Replies to this form will be sent directly to Sarah Brubaker, our School Social Worker, and will be kept confidential.  If you would like to speak to Mrs. Brubaker directly about your situation, you can contact her at or by phone at (317) 733-6430 ext. 2058. 

Student and Family Assistance Referral Form Link:


As colder temperatures settle in, please be reminded to dress your students accordingly.  Students continue to go outdoors for recess unless the actual temperature or wind chill factor at recess time dips to 20 degrees or colder.  Coats, hats & mittens/gloves should all be clearly labeled with your child’s name. 


Online statements for textbook rental are available to pay on your PowerSchool Parent Portal under Resources.  Payment is due this Sunday, November 17th.  Carmel Clay Schools works with Statewide Credit Association to assist with collection of book rental fees that are not received.


The clinic is in need of new or gently used boys pants in size 7/8.


Parents, now that flu and cold season is upon us, please make sure you are following school policy regarding student illness. Please do not send your student to school if they are contagious and/or have a fever. This is the best way to prevent staff and students from getting sick. Below is our school policy, which is also located on the school website.

A child with a contagious illness or fever should not be sent to school. Any student whose temperature is above 100F will be sent home from school. However, a student may also be sent home when his/her temperature is below 100F should other symptoms warrant it. Any student with a fever should be kept home until the student has been fever free for 24 hours without medication (temperature below 100F).

Students may return to school:

  • strep infections – after antibiotics and temperature below 100 degrees for 24 hours
  • pink eye – after prescribed medication for 24 hours and improved condition
  • skin lesions – any student with an open wound must keep it covered during the school day and during athletic events
  • scabies – the next day after treatment
  • vomiting and/or diarrhea – will be handled on a case by case basis after consultation with the school nurse


Please join us for our first dine-out night of the school year on Tuesday, November 19th from 4pm-close at the new Puccini’s in the Village of West Clay!  Show the flyer (printed or on your phone) for CWE PTO to receive 20% of the total amount you spend.  Dine-in or carryout available.  Sorry, delivery is not available at this location.   

Link for flyer:


The PTO is looking for volunteers to join our Bingo Night Committee and help us plan Bingo Night, coming on January 24th! The committee will be responsible for organizing food, Bingo and any additional activities for the evening, purchasing prizes, etc. In addition, because this event is for CWE students and their dads, grandpas, uncles, etc., we are looking for ideas to tailor our event for this occasion. If you have ideas or would like to help, please e-mail as soon as possible!


With Black Friday and holiday deals right around the corner, please be sure to support the PTO through AmazonSmile Charity.  The Amazon program sends a portion of sales back to CWE when you shop at  To join use the following Amazon link and select College Wood PTO as your charity!


January 9 Game Link - CWE - Pacers_Jan2.pdf

February 8 Game Link - CWE - Pacers_Feb8.pdf


Visit CWE PTO on all social media outlets for a chance to win a $25 Kroger Gift Card!  Simply comment on the Kroger post stating that you added CWE as your community rewards recipient OR that you already have CWE saved as your community rewards recipient for a chance to win.



• $2.6 billion will be spent on candy in 2019, and Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween.
• The nature of candy wrappers (small, special type of plastic) makes them hard to recycle. Candy wrappers cannot be recycled at home!

TerraCycle and Rubicon Global have partnered together to launch a campaign to collect candy wrappers from elementary and middle schools...and keep those wrappers out of landfills! 

Join College Wood Elementary in collecting candy wrappers through November 26th.  We have a specially designed box in the lobby to collect wrappers. Please note, only candy wrappers can go into the “Trick or Trash” recycling box!