The Elkster Examiner

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 3:43pm

The Elkster Examiner - November 3, 2016

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Friday, November 4 ~ 2nd Grade Assembly 9:45
                                     End of 1st Quarter
 
Monday, November 7 ~ Professional Work Day (No school for students)
 
Tuesday, November 8 ~ Election Day ~ No School
 
Friday, November 11 ~ Flu Shots 
 
November 14 - 18  AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK 
 
Monday, November 14 ~ Picture Retakes
                                          5th Grade Musical Rehearsal 4pm
 
Tuesday, November 15 ~ Report Cards Issued
 
Wednesday, November 16 ~ Kindergarten Special Person's Day 9:30 - 10:45
                                                4th Grade Special Person's Day 2:30 - 3:30
                                                5th Grade Musical 6pm
 
Thursday, November 17 ~ 3rd Grade Special Person's Day 9:30 - 10:30
                                             2nd Grade Special Person's Day 10:00 - 11:15
                                             1st Grade Special Person's Day 10:30 - 11:45
                                             5th Grade Musical 6pm
 
Friday November 18 ~ 5th Grade Special Person's Day 9:45 - 10:45
 
Monday, November 21 ~ Parent / Teacher Conferences ½ Day for Students
                                          EES Turkey Trot
 
Tuesday, November 22 ~ Parent / Teacher Conferences ½ Day for Students
 
Wednesday, November 23 ~ Parent/Teacher Conferences NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS        
       
November 24 & 25 ~ Thanksgiving Break Schools Closed
 
Friday, December 2 ~ PTA Holiday Shoppe & Book Fair
 
 

FROM THE DESK OF THE PRINCIPAL

This month provides a variety of opportunities for families to be involved here at school.  This includes American Education Week from November 14-18. The origins of this annual tradition extends to the early 1900’s. According to the website of the National Education Association (NEA), “In 1921, the NEA Representative Assembly in Des Moines, Iowa, called for designation of one week each year to spotlight education. In its resolution, the NEA called for: ‘An educational week ... observed in all communities annually for the purpose of informing the public of the accomplishments and needs of the public schools and to secure the cooperation and support of the public in meeting those needs.’ The first observance of American Education Week occurred December 4-10, 1921, with the NEA and American Legion as the cosponsors. A year later, the then U.S. Office of Education joined the effort as a cosponsor, and the PTA followed in 1938.”
 
Michael Caldwell, Principal
 
 

News and Upcoming Events

 
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for November 21, 22, and 23.  In order to schedule conferences, we will utilize the conference-scheduling program through HCPSS Connect.  HCPSS Connect opened to parents November 1.   Parents will be able schedule conferences using this system through Friday, November 11 ending at 4pm.   ConnectDirections.pdf 
 
AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK
The week of November 14 is American Education Week. That week is an excellent opportunity for parents to visit classrooms
 and see what students are doing on a daily basis in school.  READ MORE
 
TURKEY TROT 
Elkridge Elementary School’s annual Turkey Trot is scheduled for Monday, November 21, 2016. The Turkey Trot is a fun activity for families, students, and staff to exercise together.  More information and schedule
 
Flu Shot Clinic, November 11
We will be in need of parent volunteers to help with the school’s Flu Shot Clinic on Friday, November 11.  We will need volunteers to help walk students from their classroom to the exam and back.  To read more
 
Picture Retakes/November 14
If your student missed picture day or you’d like to retake your student’s picture, Strawbridge Photography will be at EES on Monday, November 14 for retakes. 
 
5th GRADE MUSICAL
Our 5th grade will be performing "Dear Edwina Jr." on November 16 & 17 at 6pm. All are welcome to attend.  5th grade students received information about purchasing show t-shirts this week.  Please keep an eye out for that form and return it as soon as possible.  Contact Ms. Loughry with any questions.  We hope to see you there!  
 
Student Lunch Accounts
Please remember to check the lunch account(s) for your child(ren) periodically to make sure you have money on the account for them to purchase lunch. The program is set up to extend for a few lunches but you must pay back by putting money on the account as well as add enough money to continue purchasing lunch. The school no longer loans money to students to purchase lunch. Parents are responsible for providing a lunch or lunch money on their student account. Access My School Bucks account. 
 
Changing Weather
These cooler nights and days have clearly let us know that fall is here!  At this time of year, it is often difficult to decide how to dress for the weather.  We will be going out to recess as much as possible, so please help us by having your child dress for the weather each day.  A coat/jacket can help make recess more comfortable for our students.  PLEASE LABEL YOUR STUDENT’S CLOTHING.  Thank you for your help.
 
FROM THE HEALTH ROOM 
As we enter into flu season, this is a reminder that good hand washing and covering sneezes and coughs with tissues and sleeves are essential steps to preventing the spread of "germs." For more information
 
PTA NEWS
 
Upcoming Events:
November 9: Elkridge History Night  6:30 PM
November 21: Teacher Conference DInner
December 2: Holiday Shoppe & Book Fair
 
Community News for Parents
Please visit the Community News and Programs page at http://www.hcpss.org/community-news-and-programs/ for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.