Wednesday Reminder
December 10, 2014 

“Kids spell love T-I-M-E.”

John Crudele

INTERIMS come home today.

1ST GRADE CONCERT – Thursday, December 11 at 6:30 pm. First grade students should “dress up” for this special event and meet in their classrooms at 6:20. Parents, please hold on to your child’s coat when you drop them off at the classroom because they will be dismissed directly to you after the concert.

CHORUS CONCERT – Thursday, December 11 at 7:15 pm. Chorus members should “dress up” for this special concert and meet Mrs. Walls at the music room at 7:05. Please leave coats with your parents; we will not return to the music room after the concert.

FROM OUR ALT – The Common Core: Fact or Fantasy? Myth: The standards are just vague descriptions of skills and do not include a reading list or any other reference to content. Fact: The standards do include sample texts that demonstrate the level of text complexity appropriate for the grade level and compatible with the learning demands set out in the standards. The exemplars of high-quality texts at each grade level provide a rich set of possibilities and have been very well received. This provides a reference point for teachers when selecting their tests, along with the flexibility to make their own decisions about what texts to use.

FROM THE PTA – Congratulations to Ms. Boris’ class for winning the trophy with 629 Box Tops!! This month we earned $325.20 with Box Tops, bringing our grand total to $1,693.70!! There is a collection sheet due January 30th in the Wednesday folder. No December collection.

HOLIDAY SHOPPE – Family Shopping night is Thursday, December 11 from 5:30 – 7:15 pm in Room 114.

TARDINESS AND EARLY DISMISSALS – Prompt arrival of all students is expected. Late arrivals disrupt class and causes loss of instructional time. Any child who arrives at school after 8:20 is considered tardy and MUST be signed in by a parent/guardian. However, if possible, try to schedule appointments for after school, as students miss valuable learning time when signed out early. For early dismissals for doctor/dentist appointments, we encourage you to send a note to your child’s teacher the day of the appointment so they will be better prepared for dismissal. All students are to be signed out in the office. The school secretary/clerk will call students to the office once the parents enter the office to sign them out. Your continued support and understanding is appreciated.


Dec. 18 - MRE – Family Game Night – 6:00 pm

19 - Classroom Holiday Parties – 2:00 pm

22 – Jan. 4 - Winter Break

School Physicals
If you are a Parents/legal guardian of children that receive medical care at Dover Air Force Base Clinic click here to learn how to receive a school physical.


  • 2015-16 School Choice Open Enrollment will begin on Monday, November 3rd and end on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.  
    The applications and required information must be returned to the District Office.
    All current School Choice students in Kindergarten, 5th and 8th grade (8th gr. inter-choice only) must apply to continue on to the next grade level.  The following will be available on the district website under School Information in the School Choice folder.
    ·         New for the 2015-16 school year will be a link to complete the application process online.
    o   The link is:
    ·         Applications will also available on the district website to download and print.
    Paper copies of the application and supplemental page will be available at the District Office receptionist desk.
    This year a supplemental page is required to be completed and returned with the application along with proof of residency. Acceptable proof of residency is a current mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement, electric, gas, oil, propane, water or sewer bill with the parent’s name and address on it.
    If the student applying is currently attending a Caesar Rodney school they will be required to submit the application, supplementary page and proof of residency.  The additional information will be taken from e-school data. 
    If the student applying is not currently attending a Caesar Rodney school they will be required to submit the application, supplementary page and proof of residency and a copy of latest report card, attendance and discipline report, and a copy of a IEP or 504 program (if applicable).
    Applications returned without the required documents will be considered incomplete.
    Kindergarten School Choice applications are available until the first day of 2015-16 school year.  A copy of the birth certificate, supplemental sheet and proof of residency must be returned with the application or the application will be considered incomplete.  All Kindergarteners must be registered in their school of residency before they can register in the Caesar Rodney School District.
    If you have questions please call the School Choice Office at 698-4800 x 131 and ask for Deborah Miller.           
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    Did you miss the Weekend Call from Mr. Payne?
    If so click here to see a copy of his announcement. 
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The Caesar Rodney School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate
in employment or educational programs, services or activities based on race, color, religion, national origin, veteran or marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation or genetic information in accordance with state and federal laws. Inquiries about compliance should be made to the Title IX, District 504 and ADA Compliance Officers: Paul L. Dunbar Administration Building, 7 Front Street, Wyoming, DE 19934.
Phone (302) 698-4800.
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Meet or exceed the annual ESEA targets in all cells in the school accountability system. Maintain a safe environment in an atmosphere of caring discipline. Provide opportunities that encourage a partnership of families, district staff members, students and the community. Project revenue resources to maintain the strong financial position necessary to support the needs of the district. Coordinate the district’s resources and create a plan that aims to ensure all students enrolled in the Caesar Rodney School District for three or more consecutive years will perform at or above grade level by the end of the student’s third year of enrollment.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of the children, parents and community that we serve by: -providing an enriching and nurturing environment in which all children feel safe, lovable, and capable; -providing experiences that address individual abilities, learning styles, and emotional needs; and encourage children to treat others with respect and kindness.​

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