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News for March, 2017

Kindergarten information night for parents – April 4

Are you prepared for your first child to attend kindergarten?

All first-time kindergarten parents are invited to learn what kindergarten is like in the Council Bluffs Community School District. If your child will be 5 years old on or before September 15, please join us for an informational presentation about kindergarten entrance requirements, what your child will learn, and the routines your child will encounter with the school experience.

Tuesday, April 4
6 to 7 p.m.
Council Bluffs Schools Educational Service Center
in the Omni Business Centre
300 West Broadway, Suite 1600

Also, save the date for kindergarten roundup on Thursday, April 20. This is when you’ll visit your child’s school, meet the kindergarten teachers, and register your child for next school year.

Questions can be directed to 712-328-6446.

 

Are you prepared for your first child to attend kindergarten? All first-time kindergarten parents are invited to learn what kindergarten is like in the Council Bluffs Community School District. If your child will be 5 years old on or before September 15, please join us for an informational presentation about kindergarten entrance requirements, what your […]

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College Crossroads set for March 27

All Southwest Iowa 8th through 11th grade students and parents are invited to join Council Bluffs Schools on March 27 at 5 p.m. as we host more than 60 colleges, universities and military representatives at our biggest college planning event of the year. College Crossroads 2017 at Thomas Jefferson High School will bring to life the possibilities students can pursue following high school. It’s not too soon to visit college representatives or attend a few sessions to learn about scholarships and financial aid, plus much more. There will be a chance for prizes and giveaways! We don’t want you to miss this!

Please view this FLYER for more information about the events from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Click here to preregister. Even if you are not sure you can attend, register now.

You can view the College Crossroads information booklet here.

All Southwest Iowa 8th through 11th grade students and parents are invited to join Council Bluffs Schools on March 27 at 5 p.m. as we host more than 60 colleges, universities and military representatives at our biggest college planning event of the year. College Crossroads 2017 at Thomas Jefferson High School will bring to life the […]

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District-wide Preschool Screening for 2017-18 school year set for April 3

A district-wide preschool screening will be held at the Council Bluffs elementary schools listed below on Monday, April 3, for the 2017-18 school year. The screenings will take place from 12 to 6 p.m. at each location. No appointments are necessary for the April 3 screening. This screening is ONLY for children who will be 4-years-old by September 15, 2017.

Please bring the following to the screening:

  • Your child for assessment
  • Your child’s birth certificate with a raised seal
  • A copy of your child’s immunization record
  • Your income verification for 2016, which could be your Federal Income Tax form (form 1040), that must list your child and reflect the adjusted growth income OR verification of Family Investment Program (FIP) assistance OR a food stamps card

What to expect at the screening:

  • Educators will have each child participate in activities to assess the child’s social skills, language skills, and large and small motor skills. The screening should take approximately one hour. The information gathered during the screening will be reviewed for eligibility.

Locations for Screenings:

  • Bloomer Elementary*
  • Carter Lake Elementary*
  • College View Elementary
  • Edison Elementary*
  • Franklin Elementary
  • Hoover Elementary
  • Lewis & Clark Elementary
  • Longfellow Elementary*
  • Roosevelt Elementary*
  • Rue Elementary*

*Interpreter will be present from 3 to 6 p.m.

The Council Bluffs Community School District makes every effort to provide as many opportunities as possible for children in our preschool programs. Please keep in mind that the Council Bluffs Community School District must follow certain eligibility criteria for students. Space in the preschool program is limited.

Please call the Preschool Department at 712-227-0098 with questions.

A district-wide preschool screening will be held at the Council Bluffs elementary schools listed below on Monday, April 3, for the 2017-18 school year. The screenings will take place from 12 to 6 p.m. at each location. No appointments are necessary for the April 3 screening. This screening is ONLY for children who will be 4-years-old […]

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Specialized Programs for Students with Special Needs Patron Tour Scheduled for March 17

The public is invited to learn more about the Council Bluffs Community School District during a Patron Tour on Friday, March 17. The event, which includes a multi-stop tour, will focus on the District’s programs and community partnerships to serve students with special needs.

Attendees will begin the tour at 9 a.m. at the District’s Educational Service Center (300 West Broadway, Suite 1600, Council Bluffs) with a continental breakfast. Following a brief introduction, the tour will continue with visits by school bus to Heartland Family Service Therapeutic School, Wilson Middle School and CHI Mercy Hospital. The event will conclude at the Educational Service Center at 12 p.m., with a sack lunch.

The patron tour is free to attendees, and those interested are asked to RSVP to Melissa Chalupnik by Tuesday, March 14 (mchalupnik@cb-schools.org or 712-328-6489 x. 6).

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The public is invited to learn more about the Council Bluffs Community School District during a Patron Tour on Friday, March 17. The event, which includes a multi-stop tour, will focus on the District’s programs and community partnerships to serve students with special needs. Attendees will begin the tour at 9 a.m. at the District’s Educational […]

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