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Elwood Elementary School
Week of July 1, 2015

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 -
Tuesday -
Wednesday -
Thursday -
Friday -

Bus Routes Here: (These have not been updated yet....)
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!

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!

I will be taking the second grade parents off my email list sometime this summer. If I miss taking yours off, please email me and let me know. You wont want to continue hearing from me! Thank you for being a part of our email family!

Enrollment Day:
Find out who your teachers will be on July 14th from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.!

First Day of School:
The first day of school will be August 5th!

Back to School Night:
Our Back to School Night will be Tuesday, August 4th from 6:00 - 7:30! Come in any time between those hours to meet your teachers!

Elwood Elementary Supply Lists:
Tissues 2
Paper Towels
Folders 2 Pocket
Craft Supplies
Baby Wipes
Large Baggies
Small Baggies
Dry Erase Markers
Glue Sticks

Standard Size Backpack (folder can fit in)
4 Black Dry Erase Expo Markers
1 Box Tissues
Girls Clorox Wipes
Boys Large Hand Sanitizer
Girls Gallon Baggies
Boys Quart Baggies

First Grade
Book Bag (no wheels, please)
3 Boxes Tissues
5 Black Dry Erase Markers
2 Large Pink Erasers
24 Count Crayons
1 Package #2 Yellow Pencils
5 Glue Sticks
2 Yellow Highlighters

Second Grade
2 Boxes of Tissues
4 Dry Erase Markers
2 Large Pink Erasers
24 Count Crayons
1 Package #2 Pencils
4 Glue Sticks
1 Box Ziploc Bags
2 Highlighters
2 Pocket Folders
8 x 11 Lined Notebook Paper

Summer Reading:
Yes, we have to say it! Your children MUST continue to READ this summer! In order to be successful in all subjects, they must practice, practice, practice reading skills! Please visit the Elwood Public Library! Call us if you need books! Find stories online! Do whatever you can to make sure your child continues to gain those skills. We cant forget math facts either!! Thanks for being our partners during the summer break!

Samaritan Feet:
Dont forget to sign up for shoes if your child needs them! The shoe pick-up day will be August 1st from 2:00 4:00 p.m. at the West Main Street Family Life Center. You must pre-register!

Early Learning Center:
Please send parents in who have three and four year olds who have not registered for preschool or day care for next year. We will be calling parents this summer to confirm spots in our program. Thank you for your support to educate our youngest citizens!

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

ABC School:
Gina Jackman and Candy Mays will house their ABC School in our elementary next year. Please come to registration days to see them as well! They are accepting three and four year olds!

Noahs Ark:
We also dont want you to forget that Noahs Ark issigning upchildren for their preschool! Please call 552-7171 for more information!

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. 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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