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.

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2-24-17 Newsletter

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE

EES KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP:  Kindergarten Roundup is scheduled for Monday, March 6th, 2017.  This meeting is for parents only.  At 5:00 PM. there will be a meeting in the cafeteria with Mr. Roy, the school nurse, and kindergarten teachers going over what the expectations will be for the 2017/2018 school year.  There will be time to sign up for the kindergarten screening scheduled for April 21st, 2017.
If you know of a family that might have a student in this age range, would you please pass this information to them, or have them call the school for additional information at 877-5113.
SPRING BREAK:   Spring Break for USD 211 is scheduled for March 13th through March 17th. School will resume on Monday, March 20th, 2017.
3RD NINE WEEKS:  The third nine weeks is scheduled to end on Friday, March 10th, 2017.
REPORT CARDS:  Reports cards are scheduled to go home on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017.
ASSESSMENTS: Please help your child get plenty of rest this week and help them understand the importance of doing well on the State assessments.  Thank you for your time with this matter.
EARLY CHILDHOOD SCREEN:  Eisenhower Elementary, will be conducting a free Early Childhood Screen on Friday, March 24th, 2017.  If you have a concern in any of the following developmental areas: vision, hearing, speech, motor, behavior and / or reasoning, please call to schedule your child for this screening.  Those eligible are children age birth through 5.  Early Childhood screenings will take place throughout the day.  The appointments are approximately 45 minutes in length.  To schedule an appointment, please call Eisenhower Elementary at 877-5113 by March 22nd, 2017, and ask for Joan Hale.
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:  There will be summer school for students this year .  Letters will be sent out to parents, and more information will be in future newsletters.

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2-17-17 Newsletter

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK


STATE ASSESSMENTS:  Just a reminder that State Assessments will be starting in the next couple weeks. It is important for parents to send their child to school during this time to take the tests. Encourage your child to take the test serious, and do the best they can.  This is an important part of the school year and we want the students to feel refreshed, relaxed, and confident of their ability to be successful on these very important State assessments.  Thank you for your support.

SUMMER SCHOOL:   We will have Sumer School this year.  Letters will be going out to parents the end of April of students who would benefit from being in Summer School.

EES KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP:  Kindergarten Roundup is scheduled for Monday, March 6th, 2017.  This meeting is for parents only.  At 5:00 P.M. there will be a meeting in the cafeteria with Mr. Roy, the school nurse, and kindergarten teachers going over what the expectations will be for the 2017/2018 school year.  There will be time to sign up for the kindergarten screen scheduled for April 21st, 2017.

SPRING BREAK:   Spring Break for USD 211 is scheduled for March 13th through March 17th. School will resume on Monday, March 20th.

EARLY CHILDHOOD SCREEN:  Eisenhower Elementary, in conjunction with Kid Link, will be conducting a free Early Childhood Screen on Friday, March 24th, 2017.  If you have a concern in any of the following developmental areas: vision, hearing, speech, motor, behavior and / or reasoning, please call to schedule your child for this screening.  Those eligible are children age birth through 5. Early Childhood screenings will take place throughout the day, while Kid Link screenings will take place during the afternoon only.  The appointments are approximately 45 minutes in length.  To schedule an appointment, please call Eisenhower Elementary at 877-5113 by March 22nd, 2017 and ask for Joan Hale.

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.

WALKING TO AND FROM SCHOOL:  We are asking parents to remind their child(ren) the importance of safety when walking to and from school.  Please talk to your child(ren) about not talking to strangers in cars and never to approach a vehicle for any reason.  We cover this subject some in school, but for the safety of the students, we need to have parents reinforce this with their own children.  Thank you very much for this and if you have any questions, please contact the office.

LIBRARY:  The Eisenhower Library is needing empty cheese boxes (Velveeta or other brands) in the two-pound size.  Please send the boxes at your convenience.  Thank you for your help.

2-10-17 Newsletter

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK



PARENT / TEACHER CONFERENCES:  There will be no school on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, at Eisenhower Elementary.  Parent / Teacher conferences will be held this day for students in grades EC-6.  Please be sure to make child care arrangements this day.   ALL parents are invited to visit with the classroom teacher, but CONFERENCES WITH ALL PARENTS WILL NOT BE SCHEDULED.  If the teacher wishes a conference, he/she will be contacting you.  This contact may be by phone or letter.  A time which is compatible with your schedule and which will allow more time for visitation will be arranged.  If you wish a conference with the teacher, please do not hesitate to contact the teacher for an appointment.

STATE TESTING SCHEDULE:  
As soon as the teachers finalize their testing schedule, we will post it in the newsletter for parents.

It is important for parents to send their child to school during this time to take the tests.  Encourage your child to take the test serious, and do the best they can.  This is an important part of the school year and we want the students to feel refreshed, relaxed, and confident of their ability to be successful on these very important State assessments.  Thank you for your support.

BOXTOPS:  BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION is a great way to earn extra cash for our school.    If you have been saving your box tops, please send them to the library soon, so we can count them in this submission.  Thank you to everyone who collects the box tops, we appreciate your effort!  We are looking at purchasing a new water fountain strictly for water bottles from the cash earned from the box tops.  We are planning on sending them the first of March to the company to cash in.

DROP OFF:  A reminder for parents/ guardians dropping off their child(ren) in the morning to NOT use the Eisenhower Drive. The same procedure goes for picking up students in the afternoon.  Please use extreme caution around the school.  Thank you for your understanding in this situation.

WALKING TO AND FROM SCHOOL:  We are asking parents to remind their child(ren) the importance of safety when walking to and from school.  Please talk to your child(ren) about not talking to strangers in cars and never to approach a vehicle for any reason.  We cover this subject some in school, but for the safety of the students, we need to have parents reinforce this with their own children.  Thank you very much for this and if you have any questions, please contact the office.

TEXT MESSAGES:  USD 211 offers a program that parents, students, or anyone else in the community can receive, and it is made possible by the generosity of Solutions North Bank.  This service makes it possible for you to receive school alerts and emergency information as text messages on your cell phone or as e-mails on your PC.  USD 211 uses this service, (in addition to area television and radio stations) to announce late starts and closings.  In order to receive these text messages, it is necessary that you sign up to receive them.
To sign up for this service is fast and easy, but does require the use of a computer with Internet access.  Go to the USD 211 homepage at www.usd211.org, click on BLUEJAY ALERTS and then follow the onscreen instructions.  There is NO CHARGE for signing up for the service; however, you should check your cell phone plan, as there may be a charge to you for receiving a text message.
This is a spam-free application and your name and personal information are protected and will remain private.