ETES WEEKLY DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
Good evening everyone!
This week is Pawsome School Store. Students can turn in their tickets for prizes during lunch this week.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 24th is our Cereal Collection Day. Please consider donating a box of cereal to help our community outreach to a local food pantry.
We are also looking for donations of boxes of spaghetti and bags of mini marshmallows for our upcoming Bulldog Engineering Lab as part of our One Book One School event!
Just a reminder that the Summer Reading Ice Cream Social Event, RSVP forms went home a few weeks ago with students. If you would like to attend this event be sure to RSVP online or send in your form by Friday, May 26th. A copy of this form is in the news and announcements section below.
Our Buy One Get One Free - Scholastic Book Fair will begin next week. Tuesday, May 30- Monday, June 5th. Attached in the News and Announcements section below is a schedule of when classrooms will be visiting the fair. If you would like your child to purchase books from the fair, please send them to school prepared to shop with money or visit the Book Fair Homepage and set up an Ewallet account so your child can shop using a credit allowance of your choice. You can find this information in the news and announcement section below too. Lasty, If you could volunteer your time to help run our Book Fair, our PTO would greatly appreciate your support. Sign up using the link in our news and announcements section as well!
HAPPENING THIS WEEK: May 22-26
- May is Mental Health Awareness Month
- Bulldog Community Connections Clubs-This is the LAST WEEK of clubs.
- Pawsome School Store- May 22-26
- Spirit Day- Friday, May 26 wear your Bulldog Blue
- NO SCHOOL Memorial Day- Monday May 29th
- NO SCHOOL Memorial Day- Monday May 29th
- 4th Grade Chorus Concert: Tuesday, May 30th @ 2:15pm
- Scholastic Book Fair- Begins Tuesday, May 30th and ends June 5th Teachers will share their schedule once their times have been scheduled.
- Summer Reading Social Event Hosted by Title 1 & PTO- Wednesday May 31st- RSVPs only. Grades Prek, K and 1 from 4:30-5:30 pm and Grades 2, 3, and 4 from 6:00- 7:00 pm. Please respond by May 26th
- 4th Grade Nature and Me- June 7th
- Last Day of School for Preschool and Kindergarten- Monday, June 12th. This will be a full Day.
- 4th Grade Send Off- Friday, June 16- details to follow.
- NO SCHOOL- Juneteenth- Monday June 19th
- Last Day of School for students in Grades 1-4- Tuesday, June 20th. This will be an early release day.
Each grade level will be hosting their own field days over the next few weeks. Field Days are typically held outdoors and students rotate through outdoor field games and activities. Teachers will share more specific details regarding their field day dates and expectations but we want to remind families to apply sunblock to your students and dress appropriately with sneakers and comfortable athletic attire. Dates are as follows:
Grade 2- Friday, May 26
PreK/Kindergarten- Monday, June 5
Grade 3- Friday, June 9
Grade 1- Wednesday, June 14
Grade 4- Thursday, June 15
STUDENT OF THE MONTH CHARACTER TRAIT
For the month of May we have been learning about RESPONSIBILITY. Students demonstrate the trait of responsibility by taking ownership of their lives and acknowledging their power to choose what they think (including their attitudes and mindsets), say and do, and their accountability for the consequences of their choices.
We will be celebrating these students on Monday, June 12, 2023. More information will be shared with these families by classroom teachers.
This year we have been closing our parent drop off gate at 9am and will continue to do so as courtesy to our families for the remainder of the year. Next year, however, our gate will close at 8:55am daily. Our student handbook clearly states that students should arrive between 8:45 and 8:55 in the morning and that any students arriving to classrooms after 9am are late for school. Please see the excerpt below from the handbook.
ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL TIME Tier Three Schools
Tier Three Students should arrive at school between 8:45 am and 8:55 am. Students who arrive at their classroom after 9:00 A.M. and are not transported by our bus company are late for school. Repeated tardiness is regarded as a serious problem that may affect a child's work habits and success at school. At the elementary grades parents are expected to ensure that their child arrives at school on time.
Please avoid any change of dismissal from occurring after 2:45pm. If you know that your student's dismissal plan will change on any given day or time of day, be sure to contact the office well before 2:45. Dismissal changes should be sent in writing to a classroom teacher if at all possible. We can not dismiss students from the office after 2:45pm. We appreciate your understanding.
We would also like to remind everyone that students should not be bringing toys to school. This includes Pokemon Cards. As stated in the past, we are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Toys are often the cause of many peer conflicts that disrupt student learning. We would appreciate your support in ensuring that students are not bringing toys to school.
Important Reminders from our Nurses
This is a reminder to all parents and guardians. Medications should be brought in by an adult and never by a student. No student should be in possession of any type of medication without prior approval. All medications, including over-the-counter, cannot be administered without an order from the doctor. Medications can be brought in by an adult to the main office, where a nurse will be called to retrieve medications. Information regarding the administration of medications has been attached to our News and Announcements section below.
Also another reminder to all parents and guardians that an extra set of clothes should be kept in each student's bag for accidents, falls, spills, etc. Things happen and the nurse's office is very limited in clothing. If a change of clothes is not provided or available to students, guardians will be called to bring change of clothes for their student which takes away from class time and interrupts busy schedules. We hope you understand and can help make these instances easier.
There will be a PTO meeting, Wednesday, June 14 at 6:30 in our school library. We hope you can join us!
Mrs. Nichols, Principal
Mrs. Dalessio, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Emard, Assistant Principal