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Elwood Elementary School
Week of May 2, 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
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Lunch Menus:

Monday -Cripitos, Spinach, Corn, Fruit, Milk

Tuesday - Bosco Sticks, California Blend, Green Beans, Applesauce, Milk

Wednesday - Popcorn Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Peas, Fruit, Rolls, Milk

Thursday - Tenderloins, French Fries, Baked Beans, Fruit, Milk

Friday - Pizza, Corn, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, Milk

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Yearbooks:

Please send in $12.00 if you did not purchase a yearbook and would like to have one! There are a few left and we want you to have those memories forever!

Kindergarten Enrollment:

If your child was in our four year old preschool and did not sign up for kindergarten, please let us know so we can get him/her on a list for next year! Email Mrs. Groover or come in so we know your child is returning next year!

Preschool Round-Up:

We will continue to sign students up for our four year old preschool classrooms for the new year. We are signing up three year olds as well. Come and see us if you need summer care, too!

Teacher Appreciation Week:

YAY! We appreciate our teachers every single minute of each day, and it is time to show it even more during TEACHER APPRECIATION week! Yes, this coming week we will provide nice lunches for our staff, and some of our parents are offering some pretty special things as well. A nice note, email or message to your childs teacher would be very much appreciated. We LOVE our EES teachers/staff!

Specials:

One more week of morning specials and we will be back to our normal schedule!

Visit Monday:

Some preschool teachers from Carroll Elementary School will be here Monday to visit our Early Learning Center. They are interested in starting their own preschool and the word is out that we have an incredible one right here in Elwood! That is fantastic!

Galileo Testing:

We have two more weeks available for Galileo testing. Your teachers will be sharing this testing information along with mClass data later this month. This testing occurs in kindergarten, first and second grades, and it helps let us know how much our children have grown academically.

Water:

We will be teaching our children about the importance of drinking water. Some tips will include allowing the water to run for a short period before drinking it so the settled water in the fountains or pipes are flushed out before drinking the fresh water! This is something we will tell them to do when drinking water at school, at home or anywhere. We hope you join us in teaching our kids all kinds of healthy living tips!

ROCK Store:

Debbie Stone will open the ROCK Store this week in room 32 in the second grade hall. Students will enjoy spending their ROCK bucks obtained from making good choices this nine weeks!

Digital Pilot in May:

Room 25 will be piloting the use of 1:1 iPads during the month of May. Every child in that class will have an iPad so the class can begin to learn how to use the new Learning Management System (LMS) called Its Learning. This way they can find the good things and the challenges we will face as we head into the 1:1 digital environment! Fantastic things are happening in Elwood schools!

Animal Shelter:

Please remember if you have a donation you would like to give to the Animal Shelter, we can get it to the right people for you! Lets help our Elwood fur babies!!

Chocolate/Other Goodies:

We have a few goodies from the bunny sale available for sale at the EES cart if anyone is interested! Good deals!

Coming in May:

ROCK Store - 2nd - 5th

Teacher Appreciation Week - 2nd - 6th

Mothers Day - 8th

PTO - 10th

Block Party - 12th

Second Grade Visit to Intermediate School - 12th

High School Day of Caring - 13th

All Pro Dads Breakfast - 17th

Field Day - 17th (Make-up Day - 20th)

Dental Days at EES - 17th/18th

First Grade Field Trip to Zoo - 18th

Kindergarten Field Trip to Fair Grounds - 19th

Celebration/Awards Day - 26th

Water Fun for May Perfect Attendance - 26th

Perfect Attendance for the Whole Year Party - 26th

Last Student Day - 26th

Last Teacher Day - 27th

Summer Events:

EES will be booming this summer! Our daycare will be open and children will keep learning each week they are here. Yes, children 16 months through age four will be able to carry on in our Early Learning Center and children K-6 will be able to attend Cub Camps! Breakfast and lunch will be free! Dont allow that summer loss to take place with your kids! Be sure to call 552-7381 for more information.

Starwalk:

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:

http://www.sillybooks.net/

http://www.magickeys.com/books/

http://www.storynory.com/

http://www.storylineonline.net/

http://www.justbooksreadaloud.com/

http://interactivesites.weebly.com/

Math Sites for You:

http://www.mathplayground.com/

http://www.coolmath4kids.com/

http://www.funbrain.com/

http://mrnussbaum.com/

http://hoodamath.com/

http://www.mathisfun.com/

http://www.aplusmath.com/

Reading Sites for You:

http://www.storylineonline.net/

http://readtomelv.com/

http://starfall.com

http://www.wegivebooks.org/

http://www.abcya.com/

http://www.storynory.com/

http://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html

http://www.spellingcity.com/

Elwood Elementary Videos on You Tube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Cwl9zvNBfZhXmK0yK5Q1g

Facebook:

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!

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:

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.

Update on 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!

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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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