9-8-17 Newsletter



    FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK


EARLY DISMISSAL:  Just a reminder we will be dismissing school at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, September 13th.  The teachers have training that afternoon at the school.

BUS SHUTTLE: There is a pick-up spot for morning routes that will be on Horace Greeley Avenue, which is the parking lot for the Norton Manor.  The bus will arrive there daily at approximately 7:30 a.m.  The bus will depart as soon as all waiting student  have boarded and the students will be taken directly to the Eisenhower Elementary School. ---Jim Jackson, is our Transportation Director who can be reached at 871-1319.

TITLE 1 SCHOOL WIDE PROGRAMS:  Title 1 is the United States largest federal aid program for elementary schools.  Eisenhower Elementary went through a lengthy application process five years ago to become a School Wide Title 1 Program.  The purpose of a School Wide program is to improve student achievement throughout the entire school.  Every child will benefit from the added services and programs that a School Wide Title 1 program can offer.  Parents of EES students have the option to request information regarding the professional qualifications of their classroom teachers by contacting the office.  At this time all Eisenhower elementary teachers are highly qualified according to State standards.

EISENHOWER SITE COUNCIL:  Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 5:30 PM the Site Council will meet in the Eisenhower Library.  New members will be introduced and welcomed.  This and all meetings of the Site Council are open to the public.      

CBM TESTING:.  The first round of testing will be completed during the fifth week of school.  The data from the testing will be used in the MTSS process.

ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES:  Thanks to all the parents and students who are observing the procedures for dropping off students and picking them up after school.  I have had several parents talk to me about dropping their child off earlier than usual so that they can get to work on time.   This is not a problem as long as I am aware of whom the students are.  We would greatly appreciate students not arriving to school before 7:45 AM. as that is when breakfast begins.  Students are not dismissed to their classes until 8:10 AM.  Call the school office if you have any questions.

VISITORS PASS:  Just a friendly reminder for parents to stop in the office and pick up a visitor’s pass when visiting the school.

TELEPHONE CALLS: When calling the office to leave a message for your child, please try to do so before 3:00 P.M.  At the end of the school day it becomes very busy trying to ensure that all students are going where they are supposed to go, and taking messages at this time can sometimes be confusing.  Thank you for your support with this item.

DROP OFFS:  A friendly reminder when dropping off students in the morning to please drop off the students on Eisenhower Street and not the driveway.  The easiest way is to come south off Armory drive so they are on the west side of the street closest to the building.  The driveway is for buses and staff coming into school.  If you have a family member dropping off your child, please let them know of this procedure.  Thank You!