Cardinal Weekly News - 8/25/23

Health Information from Nurse Andrea

Vision Screenings will be September 21st at CWE for 1st, 3rd, and 5th graders.

As your child grows, their eyes can change quickly. Your child’s pediatrician will likely screen your child’s vision as part of their regular checkups. Although both are important, a vision screening and an eye exam are not the same thing.

  • vision screening is an evaluation used to identify the children in need of additional eye care. It can be done by a family doctor, pediatrician, school nurse, or other health care professional.
  • comprehensive eye exam is a thorough exam done by an eye doctor—a specialist called an ophthalmologist or optometrist. The eye doctor can diagnose your child’s medical or vision problem and provide treatment.

Encourage Eye Health:

Eat well, Limit screen time, Get enough sleep, Spend time outdoorsWear sunglasses, Use protective eyewear, Get regular eye exams

Please email Nurse Andrea if you have questions or opt out of screening. 

News from Ms. Cross

 Body Safety Presentations will take place September 11th - 15th in each individual classroom. 

Bullying Presentations will take place September 25th - 29th in combined classrooms by grade level.

To opt out of presentations, please utilize the 2023-2024 Abuse Prevention & Safety Form in PowerSchool. If families opt-out, alternative activities will be available for their children during the presentations.

The resources below are recommended for your review. Please contact Ms. Cross with any questions.

Discussing Sensitive Topics

Digital Safety

School calendars can be found on the CWE website

CWE School Calendar

Want to also stay up-to-date with district and late start calendars? Follow the directions below to subscribe! 

Subscribe to District & Late Start Calendars

School Pictures on Aug. 24 for Grades 1-5

School pictures were taken yesterday, August 24th and pre-ordering is now closed.

Proofs will arrive in 4-6 weeks, and there will be additional opportunities to order pictures at that time. 

Lost & Found - Please label your child's items


Please label your student's items with their first and last name. This includes water bottles, sweatshirts, and coats. We will return all labeled items to students.

Spell Bowl


If you are a 4th or 5th grade student with an affinity for orthography, then the College Wood Spell Bowl team is the place for YOU!! Come tryout for the CWE Spell Bowl team and compete against area schools to show that YOU are a CWE Cardinal stellar speller!

Tryouts for the College Wood Spell Bowl team will take place with Mrs. Rohrer in the LGI after school on Wednesday, September 6, from 2:35-3:10 p.m. Students must have a dismissal change entered in school dismissal manager to stay after school for tryouts (select “Spell Bowl” as the exception), AND parents should complete the tryout intention form.

Spell Bowl Intention Form

Emails will be sent to families by September 11 with team participant results. Selected team participants will begin practices the week of September 25, with practices taking place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00-7:35 a.m. until the Spell Bowl competition on November 13. (No practices over Fall Break.)

Please note that while all members of the team will attend the Spell Bowl competition, not all team members will participate in the actual competition. It is a fantastic experience to be a part of the team, and each member’s participation, effort, and commitment throughout the season impacts the whole team’s ultimate growth and success.

Interested 4th and 5th grade students should study the Spell Bowl Word List to prepare for the tryout.

Spell Bowl Word List

Please email Mrs. Rohrer with any questions. Let the spelling commence!

Room Parent Interest Forms in MTK

Room Parents

This popular opportunity is a great way to support your child's specific teacher. Room parents plan and carry out two holiday parties, organize classroom teacher gifts and volunteer during CWE Carnival in March. Due to the high interest in this opportunity, a lottery is held to select the two parents for each classroom.

Interested parents must complete the MTK form by Friday, August 25th. All interested parents will be notified of the lottery results by Friday, September 1st. Everyone selected as a room parent must attend an orientation meeting on Thursday, September 7th from 10 am-11am, following the General PTO meeting. 

Room Parent Interest Form

Spirit Wear on Sale

Show your CWE Spirit!

Our online spirit store is open with t-shirts, long sleeve shirts and sweatshirts available in multiple designs for you to choose from. 

To view the options and pay securely, visit the store link below. Items will be delivered in mid-September. 

Spirit Wear Store

PTO General Meeting - Sept. 7th

First PTO Meeting

We would love to invite all our CWE families to attend our General PTO meeting on Thursday, September 7th from 9-10 a.m. Join other parents and learn more about our school and PTO. The guest speaker will be School Resource Officer Commodore.

Please RSVP to the PTO

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)

Math Pentathlon

CWE's Math Pentathlon team will be forming soon. Fill out the form to learn more! 

Math Pentathlon Interest Form

Calling all Bakers!

CWE is still looking for volunteers to bring in baked goods on Fridays throughout the year. Sign up in Membership Toolkit today! 

Cub Scouts Picnic Aug. 20 at 4pm at Coxhall Gardens

Your College Wood-based Cub Scout Pack is welcoming new girls and boys from Kindergarten to 5th grade! Your child will be in a group with kids their own age at CWE to have fun, make new friends, and do new things. The kids will also gain a sense of personal achievement, local/global perspective and earn badges for the new skills learned. Best of all, scouting is FUN and creates memories and skills that will last a lifetime! Cub Scouting is inclusive and welcomes all kids and families.

Please come to the College Wood cafeteria on Thursday, Aug. 31 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  You may enter the building through Door 6. For additional information, please email or call 317-476-3342.