10-06-17 Newsletter

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK



NO SCHOOL:  On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017, there will be no school for the students.  Faculty and staff have training all day.

TEACHER WORK DAY:  On Friday, October 20th, 2017, there will be no school for the students. This is the end of the first nine weeks.  No school allows teachers to work on grades and prepare for Parent/Teacher conferences. 

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE:  The first parent/teacher conference of the year will be held on Monday, October 23rd, 2017.  There will be no schedule on that day for students.  School will resume for students on Tuesday, October 24th at the regular time.  You will be receiving information from your teacher when your child’s conference has been scheduled.  Conferences are scheduled for 15 minutes.  If parents do not feel this is enough time for conference, then a request to the teacher for a longer conference time can be made.

THIRD & FOURTH GRADE VOCAL CONCERT:  This is just a reminder that the third and fourth grade vocal concert will be held on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017, at the East Campus Auditorium. It will start at 7:00 PM. 

FIRE DEPARTMENT PRESENTATIONS:  The Fire Department will give presentations to the students on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 starting at 1:00.  Every year during FIRE PREVENTION WEEK, our fire department has made a point of visiting the school, presenting a program of fire safety to our students, and (weather permitting) letting the students view a fire engine with a hands on approach.  We take this time to thank them for their efforts in helping educate our children regarding fire prevention and safety procedures.   

PHONE CALLS AND MESSAGES:  We are asking that when you call to leave a message for your child, to please do so before 3:00 PM if possible.  The last 30 minutes of the day are very busy ensuring that our students are following proper instructions from parents, and phone calls at that time add to a very busy time.  Thank you for working with us on this matter. 

CROSSWALKS:  A reminder that we ask students to use crosswalks at all times coming to school and walking home after school.  USD 211 provides adult crossing guards on Highway 36 near Dairy Queen.  An adult crossing guard is also posted East of Eisenhower on Highway  283.  For students who shuttle to the USD 211 district office, there is an adult crossing guard located at State street.  Closer to school we have 6th grade students serve as crossing guards for the other students in two locations.  This information is provided to parents who may not have children normally walk to school.

BOX TOPS:  The EES Library collects Box Tops for Education from items you purchase in stores.  These Box Tops earn ten cents each for our school.  We will be mailing a batch of Box Tops in redemption on October 31st, 2017.  If you have been collecting Box tops, please send them to the library before October 23, 2017, so we can submit them.  Thank you for all the Box Tops you send.

SIGNS:  Please observe the traffic signs on the East side of the school along Eisenhower Drive when dropping off students in the morning.  There have been cars pulling in the driveway in the mornings dropping off students in front of the school, interfering with staff coming to school in the mornings.