2/19/16 Newsletter

STATE ASSESSMENTS: Just a reminder that State Assessments will be starting in the next couple weeks. It is important for parents to send their child to school during this time to take the tests. Encourage your child to take the test serious, and do the best they can. This is an important part of the school year and we want the students to feel refreshed, relaxed, and confident of their ability to be successful on these very important State assessments. Thank you for your support.
SUMMER SCHOOL: There will be NO summer school this year due to construction that will be happening at Eisenhower Elementary.
CAMPBELL SOUP LABELS: This will be the last year the school will be collecting Campbell Soup Labels. The school will continue to collect BoxTops.
EES KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP: Kindergarten Roundup is scheduled for Monday, March 7th, 2016. This meeting is for parents only. At 5:00 P.M. there will be a meeting in the cafeteria with Mr. Roy, the school nurse, and kindergarten teachers going over what the expectations will be for the 2016/2017 school year. There will be time to sign up for the kindergarten screen scheduled for April 22nd, 2016.
SPRING BREAK: Spring Break for USD 211 is scheduled for March 21st through March 28th. School will resume on Tuesday, March 29th.
EARLY CHILDHOOD SCREEN: Eisenhower Elementary, in conjunction with Kid Link, will be conducting a free Early Childhood Screen on Friday, March 18th, 2016. If you have a concern in any of the following developmental areas: vision, hearing, speech, motor, behavior and / or reasoning, please call to schedule your child for this screening. Those eligible are children age birth through 5. Early Childhood screenings will take place throughout the day, while Kid Link screenings will take place during the afternoon only. The appointments are approximately 45 minutes in length. To schedule an appointment, please call Eisenhower Elementary at 877-5113 by March 11th2016 and ask for Joan Hale.
SUMMER PLANS: Even though summer is a couple of months away, if a family is planning on moving from Norton during the summer, please contact the office. Schedules, class lists and other school related issues are being worked on now in preparation for the 2016/2017 school year.
WALKING TO AND FROM SCHOOL: We are asking parents to remind their child(ren) the importance of safety when walking to and from school. Please talk to your child(ren) about not talking to strangers in cars and never to approach a vehicle for any reason. We cover this subject some in school, but for the safety of the students, we need to have parents reinforce this with their own children. Thank you very much for this and if you have any questions, please contact the office.