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Daily Announcements
Elwood Elementary School
September 1-5 2014


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
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Lunch Menus:
Monday - No School
Tuesday - Chicken Tenders, Steamed Carrots, Tossed Salad, Applesauce & Milk
Wednesday - Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Peas, Peaches, Fruit & Milk
Thursday - Cavatini, Corn, Green Beans, Mixed Fruit, Fresh Fruit & Milk
Friday - Nachos/Meat/Cheese, Refried Beans, Baby Carrots, Pears & Milk


Bus Routes Here:
Please go here to see bus assignments!
Parents....please add your address to your child's backpack the first week of school if he/she rides the bus because sometimes we find that you have moved and the address was not changed!

Lunch:
Our lunch menu will be online next week. Please note the times for lunches this year:
Kindergarten - 11:15
First Grade - 11:45
Second Grade - 12:15


Picture Day:
Picture Day for room 32 and 33 (Murray & Rickeys 3 year olds) will be Tuesday, September 2nd. Everyone else will have pictures taken Friday, September 5th in the gym. Bring your smiles!


Fees:
Fees have been approved for $80.00 for each grade level. Mrs. Heaton will begin collecting fee money in the office Monday. You may pay the entire amount or make payments. If you send a check in, please place it in a sealed envelope addressed Fees in your childs folder and it will be sent to the office. Remember, the state even expects those on free and reduced lunches to pay a portion of the fees later in the year. Thanks!

Walk-A-Thon:
This had to be one of the best Walks ever! Everything went smoothly and our PTO made a tremendous amount of money to cover most of the years budget! Thank you for your support and efforts Friday! The following students won the McDonalds cards for the most laps: (We will let you know when the bouncy house/ice cream party is!) Congratulations! t
Pre Abe G.
K Abigail H.
1 Kaden S.
2 Jayden M.


Preschool:
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

Math Resources:
Attached is a resource and a math blog web-site that you may be interested in with ideas for summer.Summertime is quickly approaching. We know that over the 2 - 3 month timeframe, considerable summer loss can occur.
Facebook:
Don't forget to LIKE us on FACEBOOK for news and cool pictures! (Look for Elwood Elementary School - the page with the school picture and a picture of one of our"hallway painted characters"onit!) I think there is another Elwood Elementary page that is not the one we use!
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. Barr if you are not sure about your childs immunizations. You may also want to check on Hepatitis A for your little ones at home.Two doses will be recommended for for incoming kindergarten students next year and they will be required for them for the 2014-15 school year.

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
1-855-846-8376Hope that helps!
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