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.