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Elwood Elementary School
Week of February 8, 2016

ECSC announces Contact Manager, a new method of adjusting telephone numbers or email addresses that receive alerts for school closings, delays, and other notifications.
Details here
Lunch Menus:
Monday - Crispitos, Spinach, Corn, Pineapple, Fruit, Milk

Tuesday - Bosco Sticks, Buttered Carrots, Broccoli, Applesauce, Fruit, Milk
Wednesday - Popcorn Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Peaches, Peas, Fruit, Milk
Thursday - Tenderloins, French Fries, Baked Beans, Mixed Fruit, Fruit ,Milk
Friday - Heart-Shaped Nuggets, Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans, Pears, Milk

Yearbook Pictures:
Its time to be thinking about ordering a yearbook! The cost is $12.00 and they will be delivered in May. You will want to capture those early memories!

Results of Student Council Election:

Oh my gosh! You should have heard the four students who gave speeches in the election for Student Council President!! They had quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. and the whole nine yards! I was so impressed! I LOVE working with these kids! Here are the results....

President - Isaac Capshaw

Tie - Two Vice Presidents - Amelia Daughtry & Kacie McCray

Secretary - Abbi Johnson

Historian - Jasmine Tevalan

Other Student Council Members will be trying out for directors of various clubs..(We will find a job for each of them!)

What Student Council is Up To:

Very soon you will hear about a Newspaper Club for some second graders, an Art Club, a Music Club before school, a Spelling Club and a Preschool Helpers Club! Oh, and our Panther Patrols are making a difference in the hallways!! So proud of our students!

After School Panther Cub Club:

Another WOW at EES: Mandy Loar is beginning to organize mini workshops during the After School Club. Here are Februarys workshops: (All for only $1.50/hr.)

Week 1 - The Art of Magic/Illusions

Week 2 - Gymnastics (Basic Skills) with Amber Evans

Week 3 - Dinosaurs

Week 4 - Drums/Percussion

Attendance Winning Parents for January:

Here are the names of 4 winners from our drawing (for Caseys gift cards) for parents who "get their kids to school each and every day!" Thank you!!

Parents of Carter Bernard!

Parents of Carter Brown!

Parents of Mariska Henderson!

Parents of Allison McGuire!

Chaucies Place:

Elwood Elementary is partnering again this year with Chaucies Place, a child advocacy organization in Hamilton County, to bring Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children to our Kindergarten and 2nd grade students. (First grade was a part of this program last year.) Smart Steps is a child sexual abuse prevention and education program that empowers your child to say NO! to any unwanted touches that make them uncomfortable from anyone. We invite you to attend a Chaucies Place Parent Night to learn more about the Smart Steps program. We will be hosting one on Wednesday, February 10th from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm at Elwood Elementary School. This meeting is open to all parents and/or guardians of Kindergarten and 2nd grade students. Please be advised that Parent Night is not open to children. To learn more about Chaucies Place visit: www.chauciesplace.org. Forms will be sent home next week.

Coming in February:

Galileo Testing in Reading and Math - first 2 weeks of Feb.

mClass Math Testing - begins next week

Groundhog Day - 2nd

National Wear Red Day (Womens Health) - 5th

ROCK Store Week - 8th - 12th

PTO Meeting - 9th

Parent Night for Chaucies Place - 10th

Valentines Parties - 12th

No School on Presidents Day (unless make-up day) - 15th

All Pro Dads - 16th

World Read Aloud Day - 24th


K - $81.00

1 - $83.00

2 - $84.00


If you have not used our app called Starwalk you need to check it out! On your computers or lap tops, you will sign in at www.logintoread.com and your child will have over 600 books to read or listen to! The login and password is elwood, elwood. Have fun reading!!

Elwood Community School Corporations New Vision:

Empowering our future one child at a time!

(Thats what we are doing! Thanks for your help at home!!)

Hoosier Family of Readers:

The IDOE initiative Hoosier Family of Readers is a place to get access to thousands of digital books through myON. Check out this link for more information and how to login:

Hoosier Family of Readers at http://www.doe.in.gov/hoosierreaders/myon-books

If you have not used our app called Starwalk you need to check it out! On your computers or lap tops, you will sign in at www.logintoread.com and your child will have over 600 books to read or listen to! The login and password is elwood, elwood.

Bus Routes Here:
Please go here to see bus assignments!

Elwood Public Library News:
Library programs at the Elwood Public Library:
Toddler Time - (18 mo.- 3 yrs.) Thursday mornings from 11-11:30 a.m.
Story Time - (3 1/2 - 5) Tuesday mornings from 11-12 p.m.
Twilight Tales - (K-5th) Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m.
Teen Hang-Out Hour - (6th - 12th) 2nd and 4th Mondays from 5-6 p.m.
Lego Block Party - (K - 12th) 1st and 3rd Fridays from 4-5 p.m.
Coming Soon.... Teen and Family Game Nights!

More Sites/Resources for YOU:

Math Sites for You:

Reading Sites for You:

Reichart Early Learning Center:
We have a few remaining spots in our three and four year old preschool classrooms. Call us for more information! Your children will be more than ready for kindergarten!!

Marsh Cards:
Dont forget to sign everyone you know up for the Marsh Fresh Ideas for Education! Our school number is 28436. You may send in your forms or sign up at www.marsh.net.

If you have not checked out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ElwoodElementarySchool, please do so! We have also begun a Twitter page @ElwoodElem so check it out as well!

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes:
Keep sending in those new or gently used shoes for Mrs. Renbarger, please!

Background Checks:
Please don't wait until it is too late to go on a field trip. You must have background checks well in advance. You may go here to sign up:

The Latest Videos for Your Viewing:
When I Grow Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjYtmqdoYxE
Our Families: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH2HcnX0Bew

Elwood Elementary: The Place to Be!
Please check out our video on Facebook or You Tube! We have highlighted some great activities going on in this school and have many more to come! Please stay in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter, and/or YouTube!




Please spread the word to have ALL three and four year olds in Elwood sign up for preschool! If we are full then try one of the following because it helps our children prepare for kindergarten:
Head Start - 649-9905
Noah's Ark - 552-7171
YMCA - 552-9808

School Messenger:
If you did not receive a phone call or text message when we had our two-hour delay, please send in a note giving us that information so we can set you up!You will love it!

Background Checks:http://www.elwood.k12.in.us/bus-information/
Dont forget to get your background check early this year if you are going on field trips, visiting classrooms, or volunteering at school.Go to http://www.elwood.k12.in.us/volunteer-page/ to sign up for a five-year plan!

Marsh Fresh Idea Cards:
Don't forget to sign up for your Marsh Fresh Idea cards and name Elwood Elementary as the place you want your points to go!We were able to earn lots of important free items for our school last year through this program!
Visit Marsh at www.marsh.net to sign up or complete the forms we sent home!

Do you need additional assistance?
Please call 765-552-4562 to speak with Trisha Sullivan, Health Access Worker at St.Vincent Mercy Hospital if you need assistance with:
Finding a doctor
Applying for health coverage (Medicaid, HIP, Medicare, HHW)
Applying for public programs (Food Stamps, TANF, Social Security, WIC, Breast and Cervical Cancer Program) or Connections to other community resources and agencies for assistance. Health Access Workers are here to help you with all your needs. When you come into the hospital or doctor's office for services, be sure to let the staff know you are working with Trisha Sullivan. That way, we can better serve you by working together as a team to help you remove any barriers to you and your familys health.

Updateon Immunizations:
Every child (K-12) must have 2 Varicella (chickenpox vaccines) by the beginning of next school year.Please check with your family doctors or Mrs. Bock if you are not sure about your childs immunizations. You may also want to check on Hepatitis A for your little ones at home.

Don't forget to sign up for your Fresh Idea Card at Marsh
and make us your school of choice!

Internet Essentials:
Internet - Some of you were asking about the Internet Essentials program that allows parents of children on the free or reduced lunch plan to qualify for this internet program for $9.95 a month.You may also take advantage of buying a low-cost computer and receive Internet training at no additional charge.The number to call is 1-855-846-8376. Hope that helps!
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