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Daily Announcements
Elwood Elementary School
For the Week of April 14-18, 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
Monday - Corn Dogs, Macaroni & Cheese, Peas, Tomatoes, Fresh Fruit & Milk
Tuesday - Tacos, Oranges, Refired Beans, Salsa, Fresh Fruit & Milk
Wednesday - Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Bread/Butter, Peaches, Fruit & Milk
Thursday - Chicken Patty, French Fries, Corn, Mixed Fruit, Orange Surprise & Milk
Friday - Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup, Apples, Pears, Veggie Sticks & Milk

Students of the Week: 
Kantner - Audree G.
Savage - Averi S.
Kelly - Isaiah W.
Hussong -
Beaman - Kaydence P.
Wetz - Asher P.
Gobble - Karson P.
Patton - Hayley B.
Meade - Emilee P.
Jones - Jayden M.
Bowman - Kira D.
Salazar - Carson F.
Nabb -
Wright - Elijah S.
Mason - Dontrez G.
Savage -
Sapp - Dakin M.
Shudick - Gavin T.
York - Alex R.
Saathoff - Gage B.
Leon - Gabriel R.
Hellman - Sydney W.

Bock - Dawson S. and Jeremiah S.

Thank you so much for joining us last evening for the Carnival! We love having you in the building and the kids love games and cakes and toys and bouncing and laughing, and winning! Thank you, Jaime and David Townsend!

Kindergarten Round Up:
We will be screening our 5 year olds (5 by Aug. 1) for kindergarten classes next year Wednesday and Thursday of this week from noon to 7:00 p.m.  Please bring their birth certificates, immunization records and proof of residency. 
Preschool Round Up:
We would like to screen 3, 4 and 5 year olds April 29-30 from noon to 7:00 p.m.

All Pro Dads’ Breakfast:
Join us for the All Pro Dads’ Breakfast Tuesday, April 15th from 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.
Spring Pictures:
Pictures will be taken in the gym Tuesday, April 15th. This is optional.
The Eagles will meet for two more Wednesdays (until 5:00 p.m.).
Movie Night:
There will be a “movie night” at the Alexandria Theatre Thursday, April 17th at 6:30 p.m. The movie is “Rio 2.” 
Market Day Pick Up:
Market Day items will be ready for pick up Wednesday, April 16th from 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. at the middle school. 
There was a very lovely donation given to us in memory of Jack Miller. It is to be used to purchase display cases or other items for our school. We will walk by those cases and always remember smiling Jackie Joe! We are very appreciative of this gift and miss seeing him in our school. 
New PTO Officers:
We have new PTO officers and would like to congratulate them and welcome them on board!!  Thank you past officers Koby Saffron, Tammy Lane and Patti Murray.
President – Amanda Capshaw
Vice President – Jessica Tevalan
Treasurer – Tamie Gobble
Assistant Treasurer – Cheryl Oldham
Recording Secretary – Trisha Shuler
Third Grade Skills Next Week:
Reading:  suffixes, author's purpose, context clues
Math: graphs
Fresh Produce Giveaway:
Are you aware that there are “fresh produce” giveaways two times each month? Yes, pick up your produce bags (one per family) at the Elwood City Hall Lobby from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on the following dates: February 11 & 25, March 11 & 25, and April 8 & 22

Third Grade Pencil Cart:
The third grade students are selling many items at the cart each morning. If you need pencils, notebooks, folders, or other fun items, please see them! The prices are very reasonable!

Math Facts:
We are really struggling with our math facts! Third grade parents, please help your children with multiplication (especially the facts for 4, 6, 7 and 8). K – 2 need to work on addition and subtraction! Thanks!

Phone Numbers:

Please let us know when you change phone numbers or addresses (and make sure we have more than one phone number, please). We need this information in case of emergencies especially! 
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:
Don’t 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 family’s 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. Barr if you are not sure about your child’s 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!

Look What You Can Make With Your Own Personal Pictures!

You can use your own pictures and make mouse pads, mugs, books, collages, posters and much more!  Our school will earn 20% from the orders from this great Inter-State Studio opportunity!  Click on and go to the website below and create memories that will last forever!!  Thanks for your support!

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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