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Announcements - Elwood Elementary

Week of September 18, 2017


K-2     7:50 -2:20

Preschool AM - 8:00 - 11:00 

Preschool PM - 8:45 - 2:45

Daycare will be open during normal hours - 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.                                                         

Our lunch menu will be on the website and will be sent home monthly.
Please note the times for lunches this year: (Recess will be after lunch.)
Kindergarten: 11:00 – 11:30
Full Day Preschool & Daycare: 11:15 – 11:45
First Grade: 11:30 – 12:00
Second Grade: 12:05 – 12:35
Lunch Prices: $2.60
Reminder: All preschool children must eat school lunch due to licensing.

Parents, don’t forget to contact Ginger in the office if your child is going to be absent. The number is 552-7381 or her email is gbrown@elwood.k12.in.us. She inputs the excused or unexcused absences in the computer program. Also, make sure to sign your children in if they arrive after the start of class and sign them out if they leave early for appointments. Finally, tardy letters and attendance letters are being sent home. We are working very hard to improve in these areas and your help is needed!

Grandparents’ Night:
We told you we would have a packed house and we did! Our grandparents are spectacular people! We enjoyed having them here and we see just how lucky our kids are to have them in their lives! Please tell them we appreciate them so much!

What a beautiful day for a walk! The kids did a remarkable job! The PTO raised $7003.68 so far! Thank you for your support! We have a few parents sending money in Monday also!

Classroom Winners for Parties September 21st:
Mr. Harrison's class $667
Mrs. Shudick's class $470
Mrs. Stout's class $467
Mrs. Pearse's AM class $260

The following students will stay all night at EES and attend the Homecoming game with Mrs. Groover and her helpers the 22nd!
Brock Wells
Bailey Wells
Olivia Davis
Calvin Detherage
Benson Matheson
Camren Davis
Peyton Wisehart
Connor Dockrey
Jerricka Robinson
Sophie Miracle
Damien Black

Top Lap Winners Who Received Gift Cards:
Preschool - To be determined
Kindergarten - Gabriel Twiford
First - Kase Powell
Second - Nolan Robison (third year in a row!)
There are many students who were able to choose from the Treasure Box yesterday and those who will enjoy Happy Burger with some of our police officers the 22nd as well! It was a huge success! Thank you, PTO members!

We NEED WAGONS! We are going to dress in RED & BLUE and pull our kiddos in wagons during the Homecoming Parade! Join us behind the First United Methodist Church this Sunday at 3:45 p.m.! Bring your wagons and your children! Let’s show Elwood our EES SPIRIT!

All Pro Dads’ Breakfast:
Our first All Pro Dads’ Breakfast will be Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00 a.m. in the gym! Join us!

New Therapist:
We will have a new Aspire therapist named Jenny who will be coming to our school one day a week starting next week. She will join Christie! Thank you for your support, Aspire!

Book Fair:
Mrs. Tracy will be in the library before and after school Monday and Tuesday this week for children and parents who would like to continue to purchase items from the Book Fair!

Congratulations, Mrs. Knapp!
Elwood Elementary School special education resource teacher Jenna Knapp has been nominated for the 2017-2018 national "LifeChanger of the Year" award. Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, LifeChanger of the Year recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 educators and school district employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership. We are so very PROUD of Mrs. Knapp!

Red Gold’s Run to Crush Hunger:
HOW MANY STUDENTS FROM EES CAN WE GATHER FOR THIS EVENT? Join us Saturday, October 14th for the 10K, 5K and 1 mile Walk/Run sponsored by Red Gold! Every race entry provides roughly 120 meals to feed local families in need! We will send home more information soon so that we may gather our families to have fun with this very important event! Let’s SUPPORT RED GOLD and their Chili Cook-Off that day, too!

Homecoming Parade - 17th
All Pro Dads' Breakfast - 19th
Parties for Classroom Walk Winners - 21st
Walk Sleepover - 22nd
Lions Club Hearing Testing in Daycare - 26th
Pool Parties for Walk - 26th/27th
Fire Prevention Week/Firemen Here - 29th
Duck Mixer/Truck Show - 29th
End of Grading Period - 29th
Fall Break - Week of October 2nd and Week of October 9th

Drop Off:
Morning Car Drop Off: Front door (door 1) or the small cafeteria door that goes directly into the cafeteria (North J - only after buses leave)
Buses will drop off at Door 5 - North J

Pick Up After School:
PK Bus Riders: Door 5 - North J
PK Car Riders: Gym Door at corner of North J - Door 7
K-2 Bus Riders: Door 5 - North J
Kindergarten Car Riders: Door 1 by the Office
First Grade Car Riders: South Playground Parking Lot by Playground
Second Grade Car Riders: Door 4 - West entrance by the alley
Multiple Siblings: Please use the door of the youngest child

Before School Care Drop Off:
Enter Classroom Doors 1 & 3 at the corner of North J and 19th Streets

After School Care Pick Up:
Rooms 1, 2, 3 & 4 - Classroom Doors
All Others - See Jimmy in the front office at Door 1

The cart is officially open each morning from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. We have pencils, notebooks, folders, headphones and fun items for the kids to purchase and take home. Some parents are using the cart as a reward system for their children. Stop by and see what we have! All proceeds go back to the school for our staff and students. Thanks for your support!

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!

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. Bock 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.

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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    • Central Office

      Elwood CSC
      1306 North Anderson St.
      Elwood, IN 46036

      Chris Daughtry, Superintendent
      Tel: 765-552-9861
      Fax: 765-552-8088
      Hours: 7:30AM-4:30PM

      High School

      Elwood Jr.-Sr. HS
      1137 N 19th St.
      Elwood, IN 46036

      David Retherford, Prin.
      Tel: 765-552-9854
      Fax: 765-552-1044
    • Intermediate

      Elwood Intermediate
      1207 N 19th St.
      Elwood, IN 46036

      Teresa Boucher, Prin.
      Tel: 765-552-7378
      Fax: 765-552-2017


      Elwood Elementary
      940 N 19th St.
      Elwood, IN 46036

      Bev Groover, Prin.
      Tel: 765-552-7381
      Fax: 765-552-2826

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