8-26-16 Newsletter

MULTI-TIER SYSTEM OF SUPPORT:  MTSS is designed as a framework based on prevention, early intervention, and support for all students.  The process of creating MTSS is neither a quick fix nor the adoption of new rhetoric.  It is a thoughtful and intentional redesign of educational practices and supports provided by general education and entitlement programs such as At-Risk, Title 1, and Special Education.  Classified staff in these programs will also be involved to ensure that the individual needs of all students are being met in the most effective and efficient way possible.
One of the major components of MTSS is the development of the CORE BELIEFS.  The following four statements created by the staff at Eisenhower define our CORE BELIEFS.
  • The teaching and learning process is coherent, intentional, and dynamic.
  • Learning includes academic, behavioral, and social skills.
  • Every child learns and achieves to his/her highest potential.
  • All school personnel are responsible for every child.
PLAYGROUND:  This past weekend, there were many volunteers from Norton and the Norton Lions Club that spent many hours assembling new playground equipment for the students.  The playground is about 60% done.  The rest of the playground will be assembled and put in place on Saturday, October 8th.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact the office or call Diana Baughman 202-1882 who is organizing the workers for the day.  Thanks for your help!
TRANSPORTATION:  The first week or two of school can be challenging to school personnel ensuring that students leave school in accordance with what parents want.  Please communicate to your child’s teacher through the assignment book or a phone call to the secretary on what they are to do after school if there is a change in their normal plans.  Thank you for your help in this matter.
PHONE CALLS:  If you have a change of plans for your child during the day, a phone call before 3:00 PM. would be greatly appreciated.  Announcements are given to classrooms starting at 3:10 PM.   We want to do the best we can to get the appropriate information to your child in a timely fashion.
AFTER SCHOOL PICKUP:  Once again we ask that parents wait outside the school when picking up their child.  This is a very busy time of the day preparing students to go home and we want to make sure the teacher and each child have this time alone before the end of the day.  Thanks for your understanding.
LUNCH:  If you would like to eat lunch with your child, the office needs to know by 9:30 AM.  This allows the kitchen staff enough time to prepare the appropriate number of meals for students and adults.  
BREAKFAST:  This is the fourth year of the Healthy Hungry Food Kids Act (HHFKA) from  2012 for the breakfast program.  The cooks have spent many hours this summer meeting the new requirements implemented by the program.  
MILK PRICES:  The price for a milk this year is .40 cents.  If your child is eating a sack lunch , but wanting to drink meal, please send .40 cents.
BUS SHUTTLE: There is an additional  pick-up spot at Horace Greely Avenue, which is the parking lot for the Norton Manor.  The bus will arrive there daily at approximately 7:30 a.m.  The bus will depart as soon as all waiting students have boarded and the students will be taken directly to the Eisenhower Elementary School.  If you plan to have your child(ren) use this new  bus stop, they need to be signed up at school, or you can contact Jim Jackson, Transportation Director.  Other afternoon shuttle buses and locations are unchanged.