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Character Education word of the month: SPORTSMANSHIP
May is Healthy Vision Month, Better Hearing and Speech Month, American Bike Month, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and “Get Caught Reading!” Month. There are also special fun dates to celebrate: May Day on the 1st, Cinco de Mayo on the 5th, Mothers’ Day on the 10th, Kite Day on the 12th, National Chocolate Chip Day on the 15th, and National Backyard Games Week starting May 18.
All interested parents should come attend the next PTO meeting on Monday, May 4, at 5:45 p.m. in the high school library. Parent involvement needed!
Come to our Kindergarten Spring Performance on Tuesday, May 5, at 7:00 p.m. at the high school gym.
We will celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week on May 4-8, and National School Nurses’ Day on May 6.
The primary school library will host a Scholastic Book Fair May 11-25 with Family Night on May 13, 4:30-7:00 p.m.
Look for our Summer Reading Challenge information coming home with students! Check out what is being offered through the Cass County Public Library!
Park Days, for staff and students:
Kdg - May 12
1st. grade - May 18
2nd. grade - May 13
Field Day for all grades: May 19
Students may bring water bottles, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats and should wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes on these dates.
Other important dates include:
Last day for early childhood students -- May 14
Lunch with Mrs. Haight for students who have read 100 books – May 11
2nd. grade visit to the elementary school – May 13
Summer school starts May 26!
Kindergarten Round-Up, for students entering kindergarten in 2015-16, is Monday, May 11, from 6:00-7:00. Students will meet their teachers for next year. Call Brenda Koval with Parents as Teachers at 987-9200 if you aren’t registered!
Parents, keep in mind that regular school attendance is important for instructional and social purposes through the end of the school year. Research shows that children who are in school most of the time do better on standardized tests, and that attendance is the single most important factor in school success (see www.parent-institute.com). Children can make up assignments, but they can never relive the most important parts of classroom learning: discussions, questions, explanations, and active problem-solving.
As the weather gets warmer, please dress your child appropriately for outside play. Flip flops and high heels are discouraged. Children in flip-flops are not allowed on playground equipment. As always, athletic shoes are required for participation in PE classes. Please review the following dress code guidelines from the student handbook:
1. For health reasons, shoes must always be worn.
2. Except for special designated events, hats and head coverings must be removed in the building between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
3. Tank tops, T-shirts and sweatshirts are acceptable as long as they are neat and clean. All shirts must be buttoned.
4. The length of skirts, dresses or shorts for boys and girls must be appropriate and provide adequate coverage.
5. Shorts must be hemmed, and have a waistband.
1. Short or cut-off tops, bare backs and midriffs.
2. Unusual writings that might be offensive.
3. Any display of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs.
4. Mesh or see-through clothing unless worn as an over-garment to an acceptable item.
5. Holes or tears in clothing above the level of the fingertips.
6. Chains of any kind except for jewelry designed for the neck or arm.
7. Baggy pants that hang below the shoes or touch the floor.
8. Flip-flops or sandals without a back strap and heels more than 1” in height are discouraged for safety reasons. Students that don’t wear appropriate shoes will not participate in PE classes and will not be allowed on playground equipment.
PTO SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS will be on sale soon. These will be offered as a service to parents, not as a fundraiser. Watch for order information to be sent home with students.
Our last day of school will be Wednesday, May 20. We will dismiss three hours early. Sack lunches will be served on the last day. STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CHARGE MEALS IN OUR CAFETERIA AFTER MAY 8! Please make sure your child has enough funds in his/her account for breakfasts and/or lunches through May 20.
Our LOST AND FOUND box is full! Please come look for any jackets, coats, mittens, etc. that your child may have left at school.
Families, thank you for all your support this school year, especially with our fundraising and community service events.
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY SUMMER,
FULL OF FAMILY ACTIVITIES
May 20: 3 hour early dismissal, last day of school
May 26 - June 19: Summer School
2015-2016 Kindergarten class lists
2015-2016 1st Grade class lists
2015-2016 2nd Grade class lists
Report to Parents
Students who are involved in extracurricular activities - from chess club to cheerleading to chorus - tend to have higher self-esteem and stronger connections to school. But an overloaded schedule with too many activities can have the opposite effect, leaving your child, and you, stressed. Keep these tips in mind for managing your child's activity load.
For detailed locations & times, please visit online Primary School calendar below
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm
AM Drop Off
Parent pick up
Bulletin Board Flyers
Labels for Education
PTO Trash Bags
PTO trash bags will be available to purchase through the Intermediate school office, Elementary school office, as well as the Primary school office this year. As always, they are $11 a roll and are available in 3 different sizes and colors!
If you drop your child off in the morning or pick him/her up after school, remember that the line of vehicles is on Myrtle St. to allow for easier access to the front of the building. Please do not try to enter the line by turning from Country Club Drive onto Eklund. If you enter the building to get your child at the end of the day, please exit the school through the north doors by the cafeteria in order not to interfere with the parent pick-up lines.
REGULAR AND PROMPT ATTENDANCE IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING! Students are counted tardy if they are not in their classrooms when teachers take attendance at 8:30 a.m. Parents must sign their children in through the office if they arrive after 8:30! Children that arrive late are not allowed to interrupt Rooster Reading Time and will wait in the front hall until 9:05.
Dress your children appropriately for outside recess during these last few weeks of winter. We promote healthy exercise outside unless weather is extremely cold or inclement. Should your child need to stay inside due to medical reasons, please provide a note from a physician.
Please contact Durham Transportation Services at 540-4610 to request bus changes for your child. All changes in bus numbers must be approved through the transportation office.
Students are not allowed to charge more than 3 meals. If you owe money for meal charges, please send payment to the primary school office or to your child’s teacher. Students that accrue more than 3 charges will be served cheese sandwiches for lunch. If parents think they may be eligible for free or reduced-cost meals, please contact the central office at 540-3161 in order to apply. Students are allowed to purchase extra milk or juice for $.45 each. Students are not allowed to charge extra milk or juice.