May Breakfast/Lunch Menus




4-21-17 Newsletter

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK


6th Grade Visit: The students will travel to the Junior High on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017  at 2:15 for the visit.  They will return back to EES for dismissal at the end of the day.

JUNE BIRTHDAYS:  All students who have a birthday in June will celebrate on Monday, May 1st, 2017.

JULY BIRTHDAYS:  All students and staff who have a birthday in July will celebrate on Monday, May 8th , 2017.  

AUGUST BIRTHDAYS:  All students who have birthdays in August (up to the date of August 17th ) and the rest of May, will celebrate on Monday, May 15th, 2017.   They will receive a card, sticker, Eisenhower pencil and a cupcake from the kitchen.

SIXTH GRADE SPORTS/ACTIVITIES PHYSICALS:  The sixth grade students will obtain sports/activities physicals on Wednesday, May 3rd,  at 9:00 A.M., at the Junior High.  Physical forms will be distributed to the students.   Please have the appropriate information filled out and turned back into their 6th grade teachers before that day.

KDG VOCAL CONCERT:  The Kindergarten students will have their vocal concert on Tuesday, April 25th , 2017 at 2:30 PM. in the EES cafeteria.  

Band Concert:  The fifth and sixth grade band concert is scheduled for Monday, April 24th , starting at 7:00 PM. at the East Campus.  Students will travel to East Campus on Friday, April 21st and Monday the 24th from 8:30 AM. to 10:00 AM. for practice.

EES SITE COUNCIL:   A special thanks to all the people who have expressed an interest in running for site council.  We will be announcing our new site council members in the next couple of weeks.  Site council has been very active in the past couple of years working with the school providing support for some of the activities that we are involved in during the school year.

FUN DAY:  School is near an end and it is time to celebrate another successful year!  This year’s Eisenhower Elementary School FUN DAY is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16th.   It will run approximately 1:00 to 3:15 PM.  We are looking for volunteers to help at the different activity stations.  If you are interested in helping out with this fun filled afternoon, please let JOAN BOLT know ASAP.  Thanks for your support!

MTSS:  A combination of curriculum and instructional practices are used to support students in achieving outcomes.  It is important to distinguish between curriculum and instruction.  The curriculum is what is taught; instruction is how it is taught.  When students are learning new or difficult tasks, they are given more assistance.  As they begin to demonstrate task mastery, the assistance or support is decreased gradually in order to shift the responsibility for learning from the teacher to the student.  As the student assumes more responsibility for their learning, the teacher provides less support.

EARTH DAY:  Talk to your child(ren) about what they did for Earth Day this week.  Our school has been very busy with our science standards for recycling.

4-13-17 Newsletter

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK


5/6 VOLLEYBALL:  The 5th and 6th grade After School Volleyball teams will be having scrimmage days on April 21st and 24th.  The 5th grade girls will scrimmage on Friday the 21st  at Eisenhower Elementary.  The 6th grade will scrimmage on Monday the 24th at Eisenhower.  They have been working hard and are very excited to show off their improved skills.  The exhibitions begin at 4:00 PM.
PUBERTY CLASSES:  The fifth graders will be viewing the puberty/personal hygiene DVD on Tuesday, April 25th , (Girls) and Thursday, April 27th (Boys).  The girls will view the “Always Changing – for Girls” DVD with Nurse Streck.  The boys will view the “Always Changing – Boys DVD with Nurse Streck.  The girls and boys will also have separate time on that day with Joan Bolt for worksheets, vocabulary, and basic facts.  On Monday, April 24th, parents/guardians may preview either DVD with Nurse Joan at 12:00 – 12:20 (boys DVD) or 12:30 - 12:50 (girls DVD) in the Art Room.  Each preview time will include an opportunity for Q and A with Nurse Streck.  Please complete the permission form and return to your student’s teacher by Tuesday, April 25th .
TRANSITION TO JUNIOR HIGH:  The sixth grade students at Eisenhower are going to be involved in activities over the month that will help them become more familiar with the Junior High.  Parents will be involved in some of these activities.  One of the first activities will be the parent meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 20th, 2017, starting at 6:30 PM in the music room at the Junior High.  On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017,  the sixth grade students will travel to the Junior High at 2:45 PM for a visit.  During the visit, the students will tour the classrooms, learn about the numerous activities available and visit with the principal.  The sixth graders will come back to the Eisenhower for dismissal of school.
SUMMER BIRTHDAYS:  If your child celebrates his/her birthday during the summer, arrangements have been made for a specific day to celebrate the months of June, July and August birthdays.  June birthdays will be held on Monday, May 1st, 2017.  July birthdays on Monday, May 8th, 2017, and   birthdays in August (up to the date of August 18th ) and the rest of May birthdays on Monday, May 15th, 2017. The student will receive a card, sticker, pencil, and a cupcake from the kitchen.
SITE COUNCIL:  EES will be looking for parents who are interested in serving on Site Council for the next two years. If you are interested, please contact a local site council member or the office for more details.  There will be four meetings each year.  Each meeting will last close to an hour.  Thanks for your interest in this matter.
EES FUN DAY:  Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 is the scheduled Fun Day at EES.  Mrs. Bolt is looking for volunteers for that afternoon to supervise games in the afternoon.  If interested, please contact Mrs. Bolt at school.  Fun Day begins at 1:00 and ends a little after 3:00.  Thanks for your interest in helping.  
KINDERGARTEN SCREEN:  Just a reminder there is NO school for kindergarten students on Friday, April, 21, 2017.  Eisenhower is conducting  their annual KDG screen for next year’s students.
MTSS:  While we continue to work towards implementing MTSS in our school this  year for our students and staff, a vital component to the success of the program is the support of parents in this process. If parents want more information about how we are implementing MTSS in our school, feel free to contact the office for the necessary information.

4-7-17 Newsletter

FROM THE PRINCIPALS DESK

EISENHOWER SECURITY:  We are putting into place new procedures for entering Eisenhower Elementary during the school day.  Visitors to the school will need to be buzzed into the office after entering the front door and standing in the vestibule area.  We are just starting this process so we ask for patience in this new procedure, but when we get everything worked out, it is our hope that the school will be more secure during the day.  Please remember that once the school day starts, all visitors to the building need to come through the front doors to sign in and receive their visitors badge if they continue into the building.   Thanks for your support in this development.  The doors by the new parking lot/bus area, and the doors by the cafeteria will be replaced in the near future as part of the construction going on at Eisenhower.
EASTER BREAK:  Just a reminder that there will be NO SCHOOL on Friday the 14th and there will be NO SCHOOL on Monday the 17th to observe the Easter holiday.
EISENHOWER SITE COUNCIL MEETING:  The April meeting of the EES Site Council will be on Monday, April 24th at 5:30 pm in the library.  We will discuss the process for the election of new board members.  This meeting is open to the public.
SUMMER BIRTHDAYS:  If your child celebrates his/her birthday during the summer, arrangements have been made for a specific day to celebrate the months of June, July and August birthdays.  June birthdays will be held on Monday, May 1st, 2017.  July birthdays on Monday, May 8th, 2017.  Birthdays in the rest of May and in August (up to the date of August 17th) will be held on Monday, May 15th, 2017.  The student will receive a card, sticker, pencil, and a cupcake from the kitchen.
BAND RECITIAL:  The 6th graders will have their band recital on Thursday, April 20th, 2017, at 1:40 in the band room.  Parents and friends are welcome to come and enjoy this activity.
SUMMER PLANS:  Even though summer is a couple of months away, if a family is planning on moving from Norton during the summer, please contact the office.  Schedules, class lists and other school related issues are being worked on now in preparation for the 2017/2018 school year.
SUMMER SCHOOL:  Letters will be going out in two weeks for students who are being referred for summer school.  Summer school will be two different session for two weeks, for a total of four weeks.  The first day will start Monday, May 22nd, and end on Friday, June 2nd, 2017.  The second session will begin July 31st, and end on August 11th, 2017.  School begins on Friday, August 18th, 2017.

MTSS:  The purpose of an MTSS program is to ensure healthy behavioral development and academic success of all students by expanding awareness of, access to, and use of a multi-tier system of supports for all students.

April Nutrition Nugget



3-31-17 Newsletter

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK


SPEED LIMIT:  The speed limit on Armory Drive is now 20 MPH.  The change was made this past week.

SPRING TIME:  We are asking parents to help remind their child that when walking to and from school to be cautious about any animals they might encounter on the route.  Springtime brings out little critters that may have been hibernating over the winter and are now out on the move.  

PLAYGROUND:  The playground is often used after school and on weekends by the public.  Often times at recess, students find droppings from dogs that come to the playground.  We ask that if you bring your dog to the playground, or to the school, to please clean up after them.

TRANSITION TO JUNIOR HIGH:  The sixth grade students at Eisenhower are going to be involved in activities over the month that will help them become more familiar with the Junior High.  Parents will be involved in some of these activities.  One of the first activities will be the parent meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 20th, 2017 starting at 6:30 PM in the music room at the Junior High.

DRESS CODE:  On page 15 of the parent/student handbook there is information about appropriate dress for students.  This is the time of year that some students may inadvertently wear shorts or other clothing that may be too short or inappropriate for school.  If a student wears clothing that may be deemed inappropriate by a teacher, staff member or the administration, you will receive a phone call for a change of clothing.  The school is asking that you monitor what your child is wearing to school.

CROSSWALKS:  Please encourage your children to use the crosswalks at all times.  At dismissal time, there are some students, along with their parents, not using the crosswalks, by walking between the cars that are parked in the school parking lot.  This is not a safe practice.  The teachers and I talk to students about this safety issue, but it helps to have parents support this as well.

PUBERTY CLASSES:  The fifth graders will be viewing the puberty/personal hygiene DVD on Tuesday, April 25th, (Girls) and Thursday, April 27th (Boys).  The girls will view the “Always Changing – for Girls” DVD with Nurse Streck.  The boys will view the “Always Changing – Boys DVD with Nurse Streck.  The girls and boys will also have separate time on that day with Joan Bolt for worksheets, vocabulary, and basic facts.  On Monday, April 24th, parents/guardians may preview either DVD with Nurse Joan at 12:00 – 12:20 (boys DVD) or 12:30 - 12:50 (girls DVD) in the Art Room.  Each preview time will include an opportunity for Q and A with Nurse Streck.  Please complete the permission form and return to your student’s teacher by Tuesday, April 25th.

SUMMER BIRTHDAYS:  If your child celebrates his/her birthday during the summer, arrangements have been made for a specific day to celebrate the months of June, July and August birthdays.  June birthdays will be held on Monday, May 1st, 2017.  July birthdays on Monday, May 8th, 2017.  Birthdays in early August (up to the date of August 17th) and the rest of the May Birthdays will be on Monday, May 15th, 2017. The student will receive a card, sticker, pencil, and a cupcake from the kitchen.

April Breakfast/Lunch Menus



3-24-17 Newsletter


FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK


SPEED LIMIT CHANGE:  The school has been notified that Armory Road, north of the Eisenhower School will be changing the speed limit from 30 mph to 20 mph in the very near future.  Please watch for signs of the change in future newsletters and/or signs on the road.

STATE ASSESSMENTS:  The Kansas State Assessments will continue for students in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6.  State assessments will continue until the end of April.  It always helps performance if the students get plenty of rest and are encouraged to do their best on the tests.
So far results on the early testing have been pretty good.  Keep supporting your student during this important time of the school year.

EISENHOWER SITE COUNCIL ELECTIONS:  The Eisenhower Site Council will begin taking nominations for positions being vacated by present members.  Nominations will be accepted from parents of kindergarten through fifth grade students until Friday, May 5th, 2017.  You may nominate by phone or in writing to the school office (877-5113).  The positions open are:

Position 3 Parent Two years 2017/2018 & 2018/2019

Eisenhower Site Council will meet eight times over the course of the school year.  Each meeting will last one hour and focus on school improvement.  If you are interested in knowing more about this group, please contact the office for additional information.  Thank you for your interest!

PICKING UP STUDENTS:  After school it has been observed that some people are blocking the driveways of our neighbors to the East.  Please consider this being an issue for our neighbors in case they had to leave in an emergency.
Please encourage your students to use crosswalks at all times, before and after school.

6th GRADE TRANSITION:   During the next few weeks, Eisenhower Elementary will be working with the Junior High in developing a transition process for the 6th grade students to the Junior High.  One of the first activities will be a parent meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 20th, 2017 starting at 6:30 PM. in  the music room at the Junior High. During the week of April 24th 2017, Mrs. Hauser, school counselor, will be handing out enrollment forms to the students to take home and fill out with the parents.  They will be due back to their homeroom teacher by Friday, April 28th, 2017.

STUDENT SICKNESS:  A child needs to be fever free for 24 hours without having Tylenol or Ibuprofen reducing the fever, before they can come back to school.  Students still contagious during that 24 hour period are exposing their classmates if they come back to school too soon.  If you have a question about this, please contact school nurse Joan Streck.

KINDERGARTEN SCREENING:  There will be no school for kindergarten students on Friday, April 21st  due to kindergarten screens for new kindergarten students  next year.

MTSS:  More than 30 years of research exists indicating how children learn to read, why some children fail at reading, and what components and practices are necessary to provide effective instruction in reading. A multi-tiered reading model has been designed to implement these research findings and meet instructional needs of all readers.  MTSS is a prevention model aimed at providing early supports to students before they become disengaged from school because of advanced learning needs or falling behind. Considerable research supports the importance of using systematic and explicit instruction when teaching the five essential areas of reading—namely: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.


3-10-17 Newsletter



FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK


HEALTH CLASS:   Students in grades 1-6 will soon begin the health curriculum with units on Human Sexuality.  The 1st graders will review the names of the basic body parts.  They will also be able to identify male and female.  The 2nd graders will learn the proper names for all the body parts and complete a health program called “Its Your Body:  You’re in Charge”.  The 3rd graders will review the basic body parts and be introduced to the disease AIDS.  The 4th graders will get a better understanding of what AIDS does to the immune system and are introduced to puberty and body changes.   The 5th graders will learn the stages of human growth and be introduced to the vocabulary used in the human reproductive system.  They will also recognize that some diseases such as AIDS are caused by high-risk behaviors.  The 6th graders will review the disease AIDS and review the vocabulary associated with the reproductive system.  They will also discuss adolescence and puberty and its relationship to physical and emotional changes.  Joan Streck and Joan Bolt will team teach the 5th and 6th grade puberty lessons.  If you have any questions about the Human Sexuality Curriculum, please feel free to contact Joan Bolt.

PUBERTY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM:  The fifth graders will be viewing the puberty / personal hygiene film once again this year.  The boys will view the film “Always Changing – for Boys” with Nurse Streck.  The girls will view the film, “Always Changing – For Girls - with Nurse Streck.  The boys and girls will also have separate time that day with Joan Bolt for worksheets, vocabulary, and basic facts.  Parents / Guardians can preview either film followed by a Q&A discussion time with Nurse Streck prior to the students watching the videos.  This will be done in April, so more information will be available as the date approaches.

SPRING BREAK:  Spring Break will begin on March 13th, 2017 and last the entire week.  School will resume at the normal time on Monday, March 20th, 2017.

EARLY CHILDHOOD SCREEN:  The Early Childhood Screen is scheduled for Friday, March 24th, 2017.  If you have any questions, please contact the school at 877-5113 and ask for Joan Hale.

STUDENT SICKNESS:  A child needs to be fever free for 24 hours without having Tylenol or Ibuprofen reducing the fever, before they can come back to school.  Students still contagious during that 24-hour period are exposing their classmates if they come back to school too soon.  If you have a question about this, please contact school nurse Joan Streck.

MTSS:  More than 30 years of research exists indicating how children learn to read, why some children fail at reading, and what components and practices are necessary to provide effective instruction in reading. A multi-tiered reading model has been designed to implement these research findings and meet instructional needs of all readers.  MTSS is a prevention model aimed at providing early supports to students before they become disengaged from school because of advanced learning needs or falling behind. Considerable research supports the importance of using systematic and explicit instruction when teaching the five essential areas of reading—namely: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.


3-3-17 Newsletter

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK

REPORT CARDS:  Report cards will be going home on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017.

SPRING BREAK:  Spring Break will begin on March 13th and last the entire week.  School will resume at the normal time on Monday, March 20th, 2017.

EARLY CHILDHOOD SCREEN:  The Early Childhood Screen is scheduled for Friday, March 24th, 2017.  If you have any questions, please contact the school at 877-5113 and ask for Joan Hale.

HEALTH CLASS:  The 1-6 grade students will soon begin the health curriculum with units on Human Sexuality.  The 1st graderswill review the names of the basic body parts.  They will also be able to identify male and female.  The 2ndgraders will learn the proper names for all the body parts and complete a health program called “Its Your Body:  You’re in Charge”.  The 3rd graders will review the basic body parts and be introduced to the disease AIDS.  The 4thgraders will get a better understanding of what AIDS does to the immune system and are introduced to puberty and body changes.  The 5thgraders will learn the stages of human growth and be introduced to the vocabulary used in the human reproductive system.  They will also recognize that some diseases such as AIDS are caused by high-risk behaviors.  The 6th graderswill review the disease AIDS and review the vocabulary associated with the reproductive system.  They will also discuss adolescence and puberty and it’s relationship to physical and emotional changes.  Joan Streck and Joan Bolt will team teach the 5th and 6th grade puberty lessons.  If you have any questions about the Human Sexuality Curriculum, please feel free to contact Joan Bolt.

PUBERTY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM:  The fifth graders will be viewing the puberty/personal hygiene film once again this year.  The boys will view the film “Always Changing-For Boys” with Nurse Streck.  The girls will view the film, “Always Changing-For Girls” with Nurse Streck.  The boys and girls will also have separate time that day with Joan Bolt for worksheets, vocabulary, and basic facts.  All students will receive a Hygiene Kit with booklet and samples.  Please review contents of the kit with your child.  Parents/Guardians can preview either film followed by a Q&A discussion time with Nurse Streck prior to the students watching the videos.  This will be done in April so more information will come out when it gets closer to the actual dates.

CONSTRUCTION:  Construction is winding down at the EES.  It is anticipated that after Spring Break, most all of the construction will be done at school.  It is our hope that the ECD classroom will be able to move into their new room during the Spring Break.  We would like to thank the students and families for their support during construction.  Even though we tried to minimize the disruption, we know at times it was busy and loud during the school hours.  The kids did a great job working through the construction.

SUMMER SCHOOL:  There will be summer school beginning at the conclusion of this school year.  More information will be sent out in newsletters over the next couple of months.


MTSS:  The process of creating an MTSS program is a thoughtful and intentional redesign of educational practices and supports, provided by general education and entitlement programs, such as Title 1, At-Risk, and special education, to ensure that the individual needs of all students are being met in the most effective and efficient way possible.  For effective implementation, building teams create structures to collect data.  The structures support the use of data to guide instructional decisions and refine instruction.  The data collected on the students by assessments drive the implementation of the instruction.