11-06-15 Newsletter

THANKSGIVING DINNER: Just a friendly reminder that on Friday, November 20th is the Eisenhower Thanksgiving Dinner for the students. Because of the time and expense of this lunch we are asking parents not to call in and eat with their child that day. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM: We have received word from the KSDE (Kansas State Department of Education) consultant concerning the purchasing of milk at lunch time. If a student brings a sack lunch, but wants a school milk, they need to pay for the milk even if they are on the free and reduced program.
GLASSES: If your child(ren) wears glasses, please help them remember to wear them to school. If your child is in need of glasses, but for some reason does not have them, please contact me and I can see if I can help with getting glasses for your child. It makes the process of learning that much better for the child.
VETERAN’S DAY PARADE: The students will be dismissed at 1:00 PM for the Veteran’s Day Parade on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015.
THINKING CAP QUIZ BOWL: The 5th grade Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl is scheduled for Tuesday, November 17that 3:00 PM. in Mrs. Sebelius’s room. The 6thgrade will do their Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl on Wednesday, the 18th of November, at 3:00 PM.
ADDRESS CHANGE / PHONE NUMBERS: Lately we have had to try and contact parents, but were unable to because phone numbers have been changed and we were not notified. If you have moved to a new address, or have changed phone numbers, please get that updated information to the school. It is important that we have a number to contact, in case of an emergency.
WINTER WEATHER: Even though it is the beginning of Fall weather, we want to remind parents that when the temperatures drop, please send your child to school with coats, gloves and hats. When there is snow on the ground, it would be nice to have boots for the students so they can go outside and play during recess. Again, we ask that you encourage your child to get plenty of rest and drink plenty of fluids during this season. It is important to keep kids in school as much as possible.
DID YOU KNOW: Children have about 6 to 10 colds a year.
Cold and flu viruses are a leading cause of doctor’s visits and children missing school.
22 million school days are lost each year due to the common cold.
The flu virus can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours.
During the flu season, 59% of surfaces in homes can be contaminated with flu viruses.
The flu virus can travel up to twelve feet through the air at 100 mph.
In the course of a year, people in the United States suffer one billion colds.

BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS: Our district is starting an exciting new program-the Matthew Thomas Mentoring program, a program of Big Brothers/Big Sisters. This program will match an elementary child with a High School Big. Matches will meet once a week at the elementary school for either lunch, breakfast or possibly recess. We currently have 20 high school students ready to start meeting with a student and making great memories. More information will be coming in future newsletters on how to sign up your child for this program.