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Originally delivered on 5/1/2023 10:24 am

SUBJECT: CANS PTO May 2023 Newsletter

CANS PTO Newsletter | May 2023

PTO News & Events
PTO/LSDMC Meeting Tonight 5:30-7:30pm

Final PTO/LSDMC meeting of the year! May 1st, 5:30-7:30pm. Childcare at CRC provided. Help us celebrate all the accomplishments of the year & vote in LSDMC and PTO board members. 

New Tutoring Resources webpage

The PTO has added a page for tutoring resources on the CANS website. Right now we don’t have a lot of resources listed, so we are asking you, the CANS community, for suggestions. If you have a quality tutoring resource you would like to recommend, please email it to

Field Day! Wed. May 24

Field Day is coming up on Wednesday, May 24th! This is one of the students’ favorite days of the year, and we will need a lot of volunteers to make it successful. Signups will be posted on soon!

Volunteers of the Month - April

Like most members of the CANS community, our April honorees lead BUSY professional and personal lives. Cherie Benedict and Justin Bolduc have consistently set aside a few hours each month to help out at CANS, providing much-needed assistance to students and staff on the playground, in the classroom, and at after-hours events. Thank you both for your dedication! Do you have an hour or two to spare? Go to and log in to your account (or create an account in just a few minutes!) to view current volunteer opportunities. You can also contact Volunteer Coordinator, Bree Shaftel, at for other options that fit your schedule

Final Dewey’s CANS Giveback Night Meet Up!

This school year’s last Giveback Night: Tuesday, May 16 (4:00pm - 9:00pm). All supporters, family and friends are invited to eat pizza and raise funds! Mention CANS when ordering and up to 20% of all food purchases will be donated to Clifton Area Neighborhood Schools (CANS).The offer is valid with Dine in, Online Orders and Carryout. Make sure you mention CANS giveback night when dining in! Order online: {mention "GBN" in Order Notes}.

If you’re able to join, please pick up your Dewey’s pizza and let’s all meet at Mt.Storm playscape at 5:30 pm, 700 Lafayette Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220.

Dewey's Pizza Clifton is at 265 Hosea  Ave (513-221-0400).

Community Events
What’s Happening at CCAC?


Every Tuesday from 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. through May 23

Specially designed for preschoolers, we will read and explore a different picture book each week, then make our own art inspired by the story. Dress to allow for a mess! Books this month include The Alphabet Tree and Where the Wild Things Are. Space is limited: registration is required to reserve your seat!



Sign your camper up for one of CCAC's week-long visual arts camps this summer. Sessions have already begun selling out, so register soon to guarantee your camper a spot. Our camps are led by certified teaching artists with decades of experience. They will give your child a chance to get creative by exploring different art forms while meeting new friends in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Visit or call (513) 497-2860 to sign up and learn more.



You have two opportunities every week this summer to catch live music with CCAC in a Cincinnati Park!

  • Meet CCAC at the Burnet Woods Bandstand starting on May 31 for the fifteenth annual Wednesdays in the Woods concert series. Concerts run from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and feature a variety of local bands, food trucks serving both sweet and savory treats each night, beer for purchase from HighGrain Brewing, and a Kids Art Corner sponsored by The Scripps Howard Fund where children can work on a free project overseen by a certified teaching artist.
  • Saturdays in the Park celebrates art, music, community, and connection at Inwood Park, kicking off on June 3 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Gather up friends and family, BYO Brunch or pick up breakfast from our on-site food vendor, then settle in next to the park shelter at Inwood Park (or head over to the PNC Grow Up Great Playground!) for a musical morning!
Upcoming Events
Monday, May 1
Teacher Appreciation Week
5:30p PTO / LSDMC Meeting
Tuesday, May 2
Teacher Appreciation Week
Wednesday, May 3
Teacher Appreciation Week
Thursday, May 4
Teacher Appreciation Week
Friday, May 5
Teacher Appreciation Week
Tuesday, May 16
4:00p Dewey's Give Back Night
Wednesday, May 24
Field Day
Thursday, May 25
Last Day for Students
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