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CPS Self Screener

To keep our students and staff safe and healthy, families and staff should run through the list of questions before leaving home each day.

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CPS COVID-19 Resources

Accessible resources and transparent timely data are essential to mitigating COVID-19’s impact on our district. Find critical information on vaccinations, testing, case data, and more. We all play a role in keeping schools safe.

Upcoming Events

1-31 May, 2022

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI Heritage Month) is an annual celebration that recognizes the historical and cultural contributions of individuals and groups of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to the United States. The AAPI umbrella term includes cultures from the entire Asian continent—including East, Southeast and South Asia—and the Pacific Islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. As of 2019, there were about 22.9 million people of Asian or Pacific Islander descent in the United States. According to the Pew Research Center, AAPI people are a diverse and growing population that make up about 7 percent of the total U.S. population. AAPI Heritage Month 2022 will take place from Sunday, May 1 to Tuesday, May 31.

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1-31 May, 2022

Jewish American Heritage Month

May is Jewish American Heritage Month The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Jewish Americans who helped form the fabric of American history, culture and society.

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1-31 May, 2022

Mental Health Awareness Month

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, National Alliance on Mental Illness joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.

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27 May, 2022

Bilingual Advisory Committee (BAC) Bullying and Conflict Resolution Workshop

Taller de acoso y resolución de conflictos Viernes 27 de Mayo a las 8:30am
Virtual: meet.google.com/ffu-deug-drn

Bullying and Conflict Resolution Workshop Friday May 27th at 8:30am
Virtual: meet.google.com/ffu-deug-drn

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 912-712-4184‬

PIN: ‪486 408 861‬#

30 May, 2022

Memorial Day- NO SCHOOL

Feature a Teacher

 Our Featured Teacher is Maureen Calbert

Grade/Focus: 5th/6th Social Science

How long have you been at Cleveland Elementary? I have been at Cleveland for 8 years.

What do you love most about teaching? I enjoy knowing that I will be a part of my student’s lives forever. I especially enjoy the excitement on a student’s face when they have an “Ah Hah” moment.

What is your favorite thing about Cleveland elementary? My favorite part of Cleveland is being a part of an awesome team of educators, parents, students and administrative team. There would not be a Cleveland with these integral

If you weren’t a teacher, what other profession would you enjoy? I love the elderly. I would love to take care of them and make sure they have the things they need to be independent.

Do you have any pets? I do not have any pets; however, I love dogs.

What is your most favorite place you have visited? Why? My favorite place happens to be my son’s favorite place which is Wisconsin Dells. My son has Autism and this is the one place when he was young that he was happy.

If you had 1 superpower, what would it be? The superpower I would want to have is to duplicate myself so that I could be in several different places at a time. There is never enough time in a day.

How many laps did you run in the last Red Bird Hustle? How many do you think you will run in the next one? I did not run in the last Red Bird Hustle; I am dealing with a health issue and could not participate. Depending on the outcome of my health issue, I may not run next time as well.

New at Cleveland! 

Thank You Friends of Cleveland!

FOC is SO excited to debut the most recent addition to the school!

With funds from recent donation efforts, they were able to install a large soccer goal back net along the school side of the soccer field.

The net was installed to both protect the schools windows and eliminate the extremely loud (and often times startling) bang it caused in the lunch room when balls hit windows/doors.

We look forward to hopefully getting another one installed along the back of the Albany street net sometime in the future.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible!

Read the New Issues of Cleveland Corner! 

Grover Cleveland Elementary’s Preeminent School Newspaper!

Our newspaper will be a place where we share current events happening in society and at Cleveland. We’ll be announcing upcoming events, interviewing students, showcasing artwork made by students, shouting out students and staff of Cleveland, and so much more! Without further ado, here is Cleveland Corner!

Crossing Guard Opportunity

CPS has identified a vacant crossing guard position near Cleveland and is looking quickly staff this vacancy. 



  • 7:15 AM to 8:15 AM

  • 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Do you know someone interested in supporting the Cleveland school community as a Crossing Guard? Please share this information with them.

Here are some key highlights about this opportunity:

1.  The starting pay rate for a Crossing Guard is $15.46/hr and the positions are currently posted on the CPS website.

2.  Crossing Guards are eligible for CPS employee benefits.

See these links for additional information: English  |  Spanish

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are thrilled to be back at school, in person, after the months spent learning virtually. In an effort to reacclimate students’ behavior back into the classroom, we courteously ask that you please take the time to review the following expectations and have a discussion with your child/children. These expectations focus on being responsive, responsible and reflective. It is helpful to establish clear expectations in order to maintain safety, build relationships, achieve academic growth, and become independent and self aware.

To support students at school, teachers practice Calm Classroom, focus on SEL (Social Emotional Learning), and create a structured routine with norms and expectations. When these behaviors are practiced at home, better decisions are made at school. By working together, we hope to ensure all students are equipped with the skills to become successful, both emotionally and academically, at home and school.

Thank you for your help with this matter.

Cleveland Staff


Respect People (includes self respect)

  • Treat others the way you want to be treated
  • Keep hands to yourself
  • Constructive criticism Only
  • Follow safety procedures
  • Self management of behavior/self reflection
  • Regulation of emotion
  • Communicate your concerns
  • The “Magic words” are Excuse me, Please and Thank you!
  • Take turns (slide, monkey bars, or using the playground equipment)


Respect Learning

  • Ask questions
  • Be creative
  • Think of solutions
  • Listen to others
  • Use your agenda
  • Effort on classwork and homework
  • Complete your assignments
  • If you need help, communicate this to your teacher


Respect Property

  • Use materials wisely (don’t be wasteful)
  • Trash needs to go inside the trash bin
  • Keep your area (including the floor) clean
  • Take found items to the lost and found box (by the main office)
  • If it doesn’t belong to you, leave it
  • Return borrowed items and be thankful


Read more about Cleveland Rules


Calming Activities

Are you using Calm Classroom?
Try using your calm classroom techniques at home if you need help relaxing.  Teach others in your house how to calm down and refocus. 

Here is another calming and refocusing technique:
5,4,3,2,1 Exercise
Look around where you are and find:
5  things you see
4 things you can touch
3 things you can hear
2 things you can smell
1 thing you can taste


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