April 22-26 Updates

Invention Convention

Thursday afternoon, I toured innovative notions that Cassingham student participants in Invention Convention designed to solve real-world problems. 

These students, their smarts, and their hearts, give me great hope for where we are all heading. 

Eleven Invention Convention participants presented their design concepts and prototypes to Dr. Kuder, Mrs. Young and Mr. Pinciotti, our Invention Convention advisors.  The following three student inventors are invited to present their ideas to the state competition at this summer’s Ohio State Fair.

Third place went to Evelyn, a 2nd grader for her Eye Protector. A very helpful gadget for those of us who enjoy lemons and onions, but don’t like cutting them!

Second place went to Niles, a 3rd grader for his No Blow Trash Can. This prototype included simulated “electro”magnets underground to hold the cans in place. 

First place went to Kathryn, another 2nd grader, for her plans for H2H; an app to connect homeless people to shelters that have space.  

Internet and Social Media Safety

It was also assuring to see many Cassingham parents at Thursday evening’s presentation by Jesse Weinberg.  She provided practical information for keeping children safe online.  Check out this link to some of the information she’s gathered from students about their use of social media and what they’d like adults to know: Jesse's web page

Enrollment for 19-20

Kindergarten Orientation is this Thursday evening at 6:30pm in our library.  If you if know of families who plan to register children of any age, please send them to our district website to get the process started: https://www.bexleyschools.org/studentregistration.aspx

Additionally, if your family is planning to move and withdraw your children from our school, please give our office a call.  

Several items of note from the Cassingham library

OVERDUE BOOKS. The end of the year is fast-approaching. Please help your child check at home for any overdue or missing books from the Cassingham & Middle School library. If a book cannot be found, you are asked to replace it with an equivalent copy (title and usually hard cover format). Please contact me if you need more information.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR. The annual Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled for the week of May 6-10th.  Your child will get a chance to preview books on one day and then have a second day to buy. There also will be time before and after school to come in with your child to make purchases, as well as on the Art Hop evening. This year there is going to be a digital purchasing option in addition to the traditional cash option. A reminder and more information will be coming home soon from your child’s homeroom teacher. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kristin Harpe ([email protected]).

STEM SUPPORT. Many of you are aware that I run our popular MakerSpace during the lunch and recess hour. It has become very difficult to keep up with that on my own and I’m hoping to create a cadre of STEM parents who could help out in several ways next year. If you would like to know how you can help support STEM in Cassingham, please send me an email:[email protected]. Thanks!


News from Mr. Pinciotti & Mr. Manchester

It’s almost here….  2018-2019 Art Hop will be May 9th!!! Our flyer is attached to this message.  

5:30  - Food trucks will be out in front of the school ready to serve food

6:00 – Opening ceremony in the Cassingham Theater 

All are welcome to hear and see We Are Cassingham!

6:00-7:30 – Art Hop across the building, Musical Performances on the lawn,  and Book Fair in the library

Artwork from all students (K-5th) will be on display inside of the school. Feel free to walk around and see all of the hard work students have put in this year. Students pick their 2 favorite pieces of art they have created this year in Art and come up with a title for each piece. Student musical performances will also be featured across the evening.  We hope to see you all there for an amazing night!

We enter our final round of OST tests next week: Mathematics

  • Tuesday, April 23: Part 1, Grade 5
  • Wednesday, April 24: Part 2, Grade 5
  • Thursday, April 25: Part 1, Grade 4
  • Friday, April 26: Part 2, Grade 4
  • Monday, April 29: Part 1, Grade 3
  • Tuesday, April 30: Part 2, Grade 3

Make-Up Science and Math Tests: April 12-May 2