9-25-15 Newsletter

HOMECOMING DISMISSAL: ALL schools will be dismissed at 2:00 PM for the Homecoming Parade. This is different than in the past. All students will be dismissed and buses will run at this time. They will run their routes at this time only.
NO SCHOOL: On Friday, October 16th, 2015 there will be no school for students. This is the end of the first nine weeks of school. It is a workday for teachers. On Monday, October 19th, we have Parent/Teacher conferences, so there will be no school that day.
THIRD & FOURTH GRADE VOCAL CONCERT The third and fourth grade concert has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 at 7:00 PM. It will be at the East Campus auditorium.
BLUE JAY BULLETIN BOARD: On Thursday mornings, the Blue Jay Bulletin Board is broadcast over KQNK by Superintendent Phil Wilson. If you miss the broadcast, it is available on the USD 211 website. Go to www.usd211.org and select Blue Jay Bulletin Board from the menu on the right. Make sure computer speakers are turned on or headphones are plugged in.
PHONE CALLS AND MESSAGES: We are asking that when you call to leave a message for your child, to please do so before 3:00 PM if possible. The last 30 minutes of the day are very busy ensuring that our students are following proper instructions from parents, and phone calls at that time add to a very busy time. Thank you for working with us on this matter.
THANKS: I would like to thank all parents for your support and assistance at school activities and athletic events. When students are not supervised, accidents are more likely to occur. They can and do occur even under supervision, but not as often. Parents who supervise their children at school activities and athletic events not only help keep their children and the other spectators safe, but also help the people around them enjoy the event even more. Thank you for your continued support and continued effort.
LUNCH: A reminder that if you are wanting to eat lunch with your child, please notify the office before 9:30 AM. The cooks need to have an accurate number of people eating to assure that all students and visitors have enough to eat. Eisenhower Elementary is fortunate to have some outstanding cooks! They are Ruby Cook, Marilyn Dicks, Barb Smith, Kathy Richard and Jack McLallen.
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK: The week Of October 5-9 is Fire Prevention Week. Our local firefighters will come to the school on Tuesday, October 6th to present a program of fire safety to the students at Eisenhower. There will be two programs, one for the ECD -3rd grade at 1:00 and 4th thru 6th at 2:00 Pm. Both programs are in the cafeteria. Parents are invited to sit in and listen if they would like.
TITLE MATH/READING: Reading: When you are reading a magazine or newsletter, ask your child to look on the pages for pictures that start with a certain sound. For example; Do you see a picture of some thing that starts with the letter ‘p’? Math: When helping your child with homework or school assignments, ask him or her to explain how he or she got the answer.
SCHOOL BUS GUIDELINES FOR SAFE RIDING: Riding a school bus can be a fun time for students, however, it is a privilege to ride a bus and not a right. We have a great bunch of bus drivers in our community who spend countless hours transporting children safely to and from school, and school activities. We need to do all we can to help make their job easier during the school session, so the students are safer on the buses.