New School Year 2017-18 Newsletter


FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK



Our goal at Eisenhower is to develop each student enrolled as nearly as possible academically, socially, physically and morally to their fullest potential and to promote the historical and patriotic heritage they enjoy as an American.

SCHOOL DAY: The school day starts at 8:15 AM. Breakfast will be served from 7:45 to 8:10 AM.

EARLY DISMISSAL:  On Friday, August 18, 2017, the first day of school, school will be dismissed at 1:00 P.M.  Buses will run their regular routes at this time.  The school will follow regular school hours on Monday, August 21st 2017.  There will be no breakfast served on the 18th.

STUDENTS:  School attendance is a very important part of the student’s record.  Regular and punctual attendance by all students is necessary for the proper functioning of the entire school.  One of the major causes of failure in school is absenteeism.   When you arrive at school (please not before 7:45 A. M.), report to the cafeteria if you are in grades EC-2, and to the gym if you are in grades 3-6.  Students will be dismissed to their classroom at 8:10 A.M.

PARENTS:  We hope the Parent/Student Handbook, which you received at registration, will address most of your concerns.  However, do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  The phone number is 877-5113.

ROOM PARENTS:  The teachers cordially invite you to become room parents.  If you are interested, please contact your child’s teacher.

ASSIGNMENT BOOK:  Each student, K-6, will be given an Assignment Book the FIRST DAY OF CLASS.  This book is used for written messages from the teacher as well as homework assignments.  Keeping the lines of communication open between home and school is of vital importance for school success.  Positive results will be the outcome for all!!

BREAKFAST & LUNCH:  If you are applying for the Federal Lunch Program, please return your application as soon as possible.  The breakfast program will begin on Monday, August 21st, 2017, but lunch will be served on Friday, August 18th, 2017.  Be sure your child knows whether he/she has your permission to eat breakfast.  All monies (breakfast and lunch) are paid into a single Accu-Scan student account.  All meals are then deducted from this one account.

LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PAYMENT REMINDERS WILL NOT BE SENT HOME THIS YEAR.  THE OFFICE WILL CONTACT PARENTS/GUARDIANS VIA E-MAIL OF THEIR STATUS FOR MEALS.

BEGINNING SCHOOL:  Please dress your child in cool, comfortable, modest clothing, remembering that shoes should be appropriate for both recess and P.E.   We will strive to keep the children as comfortable as possible.  As the year begins, we encourage cooperation between parents, students, staff and community to enable our children to learn and develop to their full potential.  Please feel free to offer suggestions as to how we can improve Eisenhower Elementary.  Your suggestions are most important to us.

EARLY CHILDHOOD SCREEN:  The Early Childhood Screen is scheduled for Friday, August 25th, 2017.  If you would like for your child to be screened, please call Joan Hale before Thursday, August 24th to set up an appointment.  The school number is 877-5113.

NEWSLETTERS & LUNCH MENUS:  NEWSLETTERS AND LUNCH MENUS WILL NOT BE SENT HOME AS IN THE PAST.  THEY MAY BE ACCESSED VIA INTERNET BY VISITING THE SCHOOL WEBSITE, www.usd211.org, under the EES tab.














FROM THE TRANSPORTATION OFFICE


USD #211 offers a shuttle service for walking students.  The morning shuttle is a PICK-UP at the Unified Office departing for Eisenhower at 7:55 A.M.  The afternoon shuttles are DROP-OFFS from Eisenhower to these two locations:

1.  The Unified Office
2.  The Downtown Drop located at the 100 bock of North 1st.

For safety reasons, these DROP-OFFS are designated for walking students.  If you need to pick up your child by car, we request that you do so at the Eisenhower School.  Our priority is for the safety of all students and your help in our efforts is appreciated.

Please remember riding a bus is a privilege, not a right, and students will lose that privilege of riding the bus if they do not follow the bus rules and the bus driver’s directions.


Any questions should be directed to the Transportation Director, Jim Jackson, at
877-6508, the transportation office.



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August Breakfast/Lunch Menus




IMPORTANT MEDICATION INFORMATION

IMPORTANT MEDICATION INFORMATION

There is a correction on the 5-12-17 Newsletter that went out.

All medications will need to be picked up by Wednesday, May 17th. Medication not picked up will be discarded.  State regulations do not allow the school district to keep medications over the summer months.

Any questions, please call Nurse Joan at 877-5113.

Thank You

5-12-17 Newsletter

TO: EES PARENTS
FROM: MR. ROY
@: END OF THE YEAR


THIS WILL BE THE LAST NEWSLETTER FOR THE 2016/2017 SCHOOL YEAR!


THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU: I would like to thank all the parents for a great school year. You have wonderful children.   I have enjoyed working with your students and I look forward to a great year, next year!

LUNCH ACCOUNTS, TEXTBOOK RENTAL, LIBRARY FINES, BAND RENTAL:  Please check to see if your child owes for meals.  If your child has money in their account, this account will be transferred to next year.  If your child owes for meals, please send the money to school as soon as possible in order for us to close the books.  If you owe for textbook rental, please send this money to school with your child.  Remember, book rental, meal money and library fines for the 2016/2017 school year must be paid before the student receives his/her report card.  THANK YOU for your cooperation in this matter.

FUN DAY:  Fun day is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16, 2017
AWARDS DAY:  The awards day is scheduled for Wednesday, the last day of the school year.  We will begin at 8:30 AM.
BAND DISPLAY:  The band display is set up for Tuesday, May 16th 2017 starting at 4:00 PM.

GRADE CARDS:  Grade cards can be picked up in the school OFFICE beginning                       Monday, May 22nd, 2017.   
                                 Grade cards are not sent out in the mail!

PAAE & PAAA AWARDS:  The President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence and the President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement will be presented to 20 students in the sixth grade on WEDNESDAY, May 17th, 2017.  This award signifies a culminating activity presented to students leaving elementary school.  The criteria for qualification of an Outstanding Academic Excellence Award is an A- or above grade point average for the past three years and an 85% or higher score on standardized achievement tests in reading or math.  The President’s Outstanding Academic Achievement Award has as its criteria a B+ grade point average for the past three years and an 80 percentile rankings on standardized achievement tests.  CONGRATULATIONS TO ONE AND ALL!

SACK LUNCH:  The sack lunch served on TUESDAY May 16th, 2017 is prepared for the students by the kitchen.  On this day we ask that parents NOT eat with their children.    THANK YOU!!   There will be NO breakfast served on the last day of school, WEDNESDAY, May 17th 2017.

READ, READ, READ!!!!  Many special and fun activities, storytelling, and music are being planned for children of all ages at the Norton Public Library this summer.  Summer schedules and more information are available at the Norton Public Library or call 877-2481.  We encourage all who can to participate and continue reading throughout the summer.

NEW ADDRESS OR PHONE?  We need to know if your address has changed or if you have moved or plan to move this summer.  Please call the school office with this information.  We don’t want to miss anyone!   THANK YOU!

SUMMER SCHOOL:  Please turn in summer school letters to the office.  Thank You.

IMPORTANT MEDICATION INFORMATION:  For safety reasons, only cough drops will be sent home with children on the last day of school.  All other medications will need to be picked up by parents.  This may be done any time during the last week of school or when report cards are picked up at the school office.  After May 24th, all medication not picked up, WILL BE DISCARDED.


HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!



Summer School Schedule


5-5-17 Newsletter

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK


NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY:  THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL BE HOSTING THE 2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM “Build A Better World”.  SIGN UP FOR SUMMER READING BEGINS AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY ON TUESDAY, MAY 16. SCHEDULES OF THE SPECIAL PROGRAMS/EVENTS FOR THE SUMMER ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH MRS. BURTON, THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, AND ON THE WEBSITE www.nortonpubliclibrary.org

FUN DAY:  Eisenhower will hold its Annual FUN DAY to celebrate this school year on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017.  The activities will run from 1:00 to 3:15 in the afternoon.  Joan Bolt is still looking for volunteers to run the various activity stations.  If you are interested, please let the school know.  Thanks!

EES AWARDS DAY:  The final day of school is Wednesday, May 17th, 2017, which is also when EES has their Awards Day in the morning.

INSTRUMENT DISPLAY:  Fourth grade students planning on joining band next year have available an instrument display on Tuesday May 16th, 2017,  from 4:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. and 6:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M., in the band room and school cafeteria.  This is a “come and go event”, and there is no obligation. If 4th grade parents are interested in knowing more about band for the 5th grade, there will be a question and answer meeting with Mr. Mordecai on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 from 7:00-8:00 PM in the EES band room.

MOVING??????? We need to know if your address has changed or if you have moved or plan to move this summer.  Postcards will be sent to families indicating the time and place to pick up the school packet for the 2017-2018 school year.  Please call the office with this information. We don’t want to miss anyone!!!  THANK YOU!!!

AR PROGRAM:  A special thanks to all the friends of Eisenhower who have donated items for AR since February.  

SITE COUNCIL:  Eisenhower is still in need of one parent to serve on Site council for the next two years.  If you are interested in knowing more about site council, please contact the office and we can explain more in detail what is involved.  Meetings are once a month for an hour long.  Thanks for your interest.

BOXTOPS:  If you have any box tops at home, Mrs. Burton is planning on one more shipment in the next couple of weeks.  Thanks!




DON’T FORGET MOTHER’S DAY - SUNDAY MAY 14th, 2017!

May Nutrition Nugget



4-28-17 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.  They will receive a card, sticker, Eisenhower pencil and a cupcake from the kitchen.

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 in to their 6th grade teachers before that day.

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.

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.