10-19-17 Newsletter

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK

FLU AND COLD SEASON:  Please remind your children to drink plenty of liquids and get plenty of sleep in the next few months.  We want our children in school for effective learning.  Proper nutrition and plenty of rest will help the students stay in school, where we want them, on a daily basis.
COATS AND HATS:  Fall weather is here, with winter weather just around the corner.  When the temperature gets colder, please send your child to school with hats and gloves, along with their winter coats.  Students will need winter boots when the snow starts to land on the ground and stick.
HALLOWEEN PARTIES:  Halloween parties will begin at 2:30 on Tuesday, October 31st. Kindergarten students are the only students who dress up for Halloween.  This year the Kindergarten students will only dress up after lunch.  They will parade at the Andbe Home, Whispering Pines and then around the school prior to their homeroom parties.  Parents of Kindergarten students please send your child’s costume in their backpack and the students will  dress after lunch.
E-MAIL:  Please remember that if parents have questions, they can contact their teacher via e-mail. To email your teacher use the first letter of their first name, then their last name, add @usd 211.org.  For instance if you wanted to contact the principal, the email address would be croy@usd211.org    You can always call the school office for help, as well.
AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE:  The average daily attendance at EES for the first nine weeks of school was  94.5 %.  For effective learning, it is important to have students in class working directly with their teacher.  Thank You to the parents for your work in getting your child to school.
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE: A reminder that conferences will be held on Monday, October 23rd.  You should have received notice from your teacher on when your conference is scheduled.  If not, please contact your teacher or the office for support.
SITE COUNCIL:  The October site council meeting will be held on Monday, October 30th at 5:30 PM.
FIRE SAFETY WEEK:  Fireman from the Norton fire department came to the school last week to meet with the students and discuss some fire safety issues that can be observed at home.  We appreciate the firemen taking time off from their own paying jobs to spend time with our students. Our students look forward to this event each year.
FIDGET SPINNERS:  Just a reminder to not send these items to school.  They are a distraction to students and to staff in the classroom.
BACKPACK PROGRAM:  If there are families interested in knowing more about the program, they can contact the office for details.