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.

4-13-17 Newsletter

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK


5/6 VOLLEYBALL:  The 5th and 6th grade After School Volleyball teams will be having scrimmage days on April 21st and 24th.  The 5th grade girls will scrimmage on Friday the 21st  at Eisenhower Elementary.  The 6th grade will scrimmage on Monday the 24th at Eisenhower.  They have been working hard and are very excited to show off their improved skills.  The exhibitions begin at 4:00 PM.
PUBERTY CLASSES:  The fifth graders will be viewing the puberty/personal hygiene DVD on Tuesday, April 25th , (Girls) and Thursday, April 27th (Boys).  The girls will view the “Always Changing – for Girls” DVD with Nurse Streck.  The boys will view the “Always Changing – Boys DVD with Nurse Streck.  The girls and boys will also have separate time on that day with Joan Bolt for worksheets, vocabulary, and basic facts.  On Monday, April 24th, parents/guardians may preview either DVD with Nurse Joan at 12:00 – 12:20 (boys DVD) or 12:30 - 12:50 (girls DVD) in the Art Room.  Each preview time will include an opportunity for Q and A with Nurse Streck.  Please complete the permission form and return to your student’s teacher by Tuesday, April 25th .
TRANSITION TO JUNIOR HIGH:  The sixth grade students at Eisenhower are going to be involved in activities over the month that will help them become more familiar with the Junior High.  Parents will be involved in some of these activities.  One of the first activities will be the parent meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 20th, 2017, starting at 6:30 PM in the music room at the Junior High.  On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017,  the sixth grade students will travel to the Junior High at 2:45 PM for a visit.  During the visit, the students will tour the classrooms, learn about the numerous activities available and visit with the principal.  The sixth graders will come back to the Eisenhower for dismissal of school.
SUMMER BIRTHDAYS:  If your child celebrates his/her birthday during the summer, arrangements have been made for a specific day to celebrate the months of June, July and August birthdays.  June birthdays will be held on Monday, May 1st, 2017.  July birthdays on Monday, May 8th, 2017, and   birthdays in August (up to the date of August 18th ) and the rest of May birthdays on Monday, May 15th, 2017. The student will receive a card, sticker, pencil, and a cupcake from the kitchen.
SITE COUNCIL:  EES will be looking for parents who are interested in serving on Site Council for the next two years. If you are interested, please contact a local site council member or the office for more details.  There will be four meetings each year.  Each meeting will last close to an hour.  Thanks for your interest in this matter.
EES FUN DAY:  Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 is the scheduled Fun Day at EES.  Mrs. Bolt is looking for volunteers for that afternoon to supervise games in the afternoon.  If interested, please contact Mrs. Bolt at school.  Fun Day begins at 1:00 and ends a little after 3:00.  Thanks for your interest in helping.  
KINDERGARTEN SCREEN:  Just a reminder there is NO school for kindergarten students on Friday, April, 21, 2017.  Eisenhower is conducting  their annual KDG screen for next year’s students.
MTSS:  While we continue to work towards implementing MTSS in our school this  year for our students and staff, a vital component to the success of the program is the support of parents in this process. If parents want more information about how we are implementing MTSS in our school, feel free to contact the office for the necessary information.

4-7-17 Newsletter

FROM THE PRINCIPALS DESK

EISENHOWER SECURITY:  We are putting into place new procedures for entering Eisenhower Elementary during the school day.  Visitors to the school will need to be buzzed into the office after entering the front door and standing in the vestibule area.  We are just starting this process so we ask for patience in this new procedure, but when we get everything worked out, it is our hope that the school will be more secure during the day.  Please remember that once the school day starts, all visitors to the building need to come through the front doors to sign in and receive their visitors badge if they continue into the building.   Thanks for your support in this development.  The doors by the new parking lot/bus area, and the doors by the cafeteria will be replaced in the near future as part of the construction going on at Eisenhower.
EASTER BREAK:  Just a reminder that there will be NO SCHOOL on Friday the 14th and there will be NO SCHOOL on Monday the 17th to observe the Easter holiday.
EISENHOWER SITE COUNCIL MEETING:  The April meeting of the EES Site Council will be on Monday, April 24th at 5:30 pm in the library.  We will discuss the process for the election of new board members.  This meeting is open to the public.
SUMMER BIRTHDAYS:  If your child celebrates his/her birthday during the summer, arrangements have been made for a specific day to celebrate the months of June, July and August birthdays.  June birthdays will be held on Monday, May 1st, 2017.  July birthdays on Monday, May 8th, 2017.  Birthdays in the rest of May and in August (up to the date of August 17th) will be held on Monday, May 15th, 2017.  The student will receive a card, sticker, pencil, and a cupcake from the kitchen.
BAND RECITIAL:  The 6th graders will have their band recital on Thursday, April 20th, 2017, at 1:40 in the band room.  Parents and friends are welcome to come and enjoy this activity.
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:  Letters will be going out in two weeks for students who are being referred for summer school.  Summer school will be two different session for two weeks, for a total of four weeks.  The first day will start Monday, May 22nd, and end on Friday, June 2nd, 2017.  The second session will begin July 31st, and end on August 11th, 2017.  School begins on Friday, August 18th, 2017.

MTSS:  The purpose of an MTSS program is to ensure healthy behavioral development and academic success of all students by expanding awareness of, access to, and use of a multi-tier system of supports for all students.