Welcome to Cal El
Welcome To Caledonia Elementary
Greetings! Caledonia Elementary School is a tremendous place to learn. As educators, we strive to build excellence in our daily interactions so that our students acquire the knowledge necessary to be successful in all areas of life. One way in which we seek to do this is by honoring traditions while also providing engaging teaching strategies.
Cal El consists of grades Kindergarten through fourth grade, with a student population of approximately 315 students. Embedded within our school are many devoted and caring staff members whose mission is to make student learning interactive and engaging. Our staff is comprised of highly qualified teachers, as mandated under federal legislation, in addition to skilled support staff members. These individuals provide instruction in 14 regular education classrooms. We also provide special education and Title I services for students needing additional or more specific instruction. Moreover, special classes such as music, art, physical education and Spanish are also offered to students.
Besides our wonderful educators, one of the aspects that make the above-mentioned environments so engaging is technology. The school is fortunate to have an exceptional facility, updated with document cameras, projectors, and laptop computers.
Our website is designed to help you become familiar with Cal El, which includes its staff, educational opportunities, procedures, and routines. If you have any questions that we can answer, please call the office or stop by the school.
The Cal El Way
At Cal El, we strive to be a responsible learner each day. To this end, we actively teach students to be safe, responsible, and respectful through our PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) instruction. We are Team Cal El!
Our community is critical to what we do each day. Parents and loved ones are always encouraged to become involved in their child's schooling experience as this helps to secure academic achievement. Contributing to the PTO, or becoming a PTO Board Member, is a great way to become engaged. The PTO develops and implements a number of events throughout the year. For more information about these, please see the PTO page.
In closing, we hold to a phrase that encapsulates the past and the future, "heart and heritage." My hope is that you learn more about this phrase, or said differently, more about who we are, throughout the information on this site as well as other artifacts or conversations you may have with people representing Caledonia Elementary School. Truly, Cal El is a fantastic place to be!
Welcome to the Caledonia Elementary Library
Use Our Library Program From Home
The Caledonia schools have begun using a new web-based library program called Destiny. This program can be accessed anywhere you have internet. You can see what books your student has checked out, their cost if they are lost, and see a history of all the books they have checked out from the library. Your student can also make a personal list of books they would like to check out to use when they come to library, hold a book if it is checked out, and they can recommend a book to others or write a review. To log onto this program, click the link found here and choose Caledonia Elementary. Login in the upper right corner. The user name is your student's FirstNameLastName with no spaces. The password is their student ID number. Check out our exciting new program with them!
Parent Pick Up
Our morning drop-off practices are meant to be efficient and safe for your child(ren). In an effort to add clarity, we will begin to use cones to indicate where the “drop-off zone” is when releasing your child(ren). Dropping-off your child(ren) within the area marked by the cones will allow a quick, convenient, and safe way for your child(ren) to exit your vehicle. So, please remember these guidelines as a way to maintain your child’s safety as well as the safety of others.
- Be sure your child(ren) is/are ready to go when you are between the cones.
- Pull as close to the first cone (by the large green electrical box) as possible. This will allow more people to drop-off their child(ren) and keep the line moving quickly.
- Remain in your vehicle.
- If you need to take more time to help a child with a backpack or a coat, find a parking space and then walk your child into the building.
- Have your child exit the vehicle on the school side of the drive when you have come to a complete stop.
- If dropping-off before 8:40 am, when the first bell rings, have your child(ren) walk directly to the playground unless the temperature is 0 or below or it’s precipitating.
- Avoid using the bus parking lot or the bus entrance/exit to drop-off your child(ren).
As a way to provide clarity in the afternoon, please remember the following guidelines when picking up your child(ren).
- Leave the lane by the main entrance open for cars to pull through. (Do not park in this lane.)
- Find a space in the parking lot and come into the building. Please walk your child out to your vehicle.
- The curved turn area by the Gymnasium is to be reserved for the car pick-up system.
Your help in following these practices is greatly appreciated. Our goal is to get the children into school and dismissed from school safely as well as to keep traffic flowing. In the past, this has proven to be possible when we all work together and follow the established procedure.
School Safety Information:
View Part 1 of the 2015-16 Handbook.
If you have any questions, please call the office at 891-8181
Click on the grade to view class supply list.
The help of our parents is always appreciated. Providing the supplies below will help ensure students have what they need while working in their classroom.
School Directory Information
Our school directory is in the process of being compiled by the PTO. Should you want your son and/or daughter to be a part of the school directory, please provide the appropriate information by October 1.