Little Lancers Lowdown
“Where Learners are Grown with Pride!”
Dear Little Elba Lancer Families,
Thank you for being amazing partners in your child's education. I was amazed at the turnout for our parent-teacher conferences last week. Our teachers were very excited to share your child's progress so far this year. I love the partnerships you have established and how you work hard to continue to reinforce learning at home. Children never stop learning about values and relationships when they enter a classroom, nor do they cease learning academics (and attitudes about learning), when they are at home or elsewhere in their community. They constantly observe how the significant adults in their lives treat one another, how decisions are made and executed, and how problems are solved. So thank you for working so hard to develop our Little Elba Lancers into amazing humans!
As you enter the next holiday season, I hope you enjoy the traditions and time with your friends and families. This time of year also allows us to pause and reflect on what the year has brought. Thank you for welcoming me into your Lancer Family and community. I continue to be excited about all we are accomplishing together for our children and look forward to continuing to celebrate our collective success this school year. As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns!
With Lancer Pride,
November Lancer Leaders
ECS Cozy Tree
Some traditions are very special! Elba Elementary is sponsoring a COZY tree. Mittens, scarves, hats and gloves can be brought in to school and displayed on our COZY tree until December 22nd.
Please consider supporting our annual holiday project! Items collected will be donated to the Salvation Army or given to our own students who may need extra coziness and warmth.
Please reach out to Mrs. Rehwaldt with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Peek at our Month
Our littlest Elba Lancers created name turkeys this month. They also learned about being thankful. They are thankful for MANY different things, including houses, mommy and daddy, friends, school, and teachers!! Our UPK students even wrote about it! You may have also heard that our littles experienced a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.
During the month of November, UPK learned about the life cycle of a turkey: discussing what came first the turkey or the egg? They also used the attention getter: Winner, Winner - Turkey Dinner!! I was lucky enough to get to experience some pumpkin pie with them too!
Students are becoming very independent in the cafeteria, learning how to open their snacks, Lunchables, and milk. Thank you for helping them do this at home! It is sometimes very tricky to open some of the packages! Great job kindergarten!
During this month students worked hard learning to add one-digit numbers and used a number bond to show their equations! They are also working very hard to become readers!
Look at all of the ways our second graders showed random acts of kindness! Way to go second grade!
Fourth graders have been working very hard in chorus preparing for the Holiday Concert. I love hearing how much progress they have made in just a short amount of time.
Before Thanksgiving, fourth graders read the story Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade. Students then created their own balloons that were showcased in Mrs. P's very own Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade display.
Dates to Remember
12.7.22-12.8.22 - BEST Secret Santa Shop
12.10.22 - Pancakes with Santa (Class of 2023 Fundraiser)
12.13.22 - BOE meeting - 6:30pm
12.15.22 - Winter Concert
12.19.22 - BEST meeting - 4pm
12.22.22 - Cozy Tree items due
12.26.22-1.2.22 - Winter Recess - No School
From the Health Office
Please remember the following for keeping your child home from school:
- fever of 100 degrees or greater, in the past 24 hours without medications
- frequent, hard cough or chest congestion (controlled with medications)
- shortness of breath
- sore throat
- nasal Congestion
- sleepy from an illness; Fatigue
- muscle or body aches
- ear pain and/or drainage from the ear
- large amount of discolored nasal drainage, especially with facial pain, headache, or fever
- nausea, vomiting/diarrhea, in the past 24 hours
- Active scabies
- fungal infection
- strep infection/impetigo (honey crusted sores around nose/mouth, rash) not treated with antibiotics less than 24 hrs
- pink eye
- loss of taste or smell
NOTE: Your child will be sent home from school if any of these symptoms occur during the school day. This increases your child's optimum health and comfort and also protects other children from becoming infected.
If your child will be absent from school or tardy, please contact the Health Office at 585-757-9967 ext. 1240. You can leave a message any time of day or night. A written excuse must be sent when the child returns from an absence.
Parent Drop Off/Pick Up
- Please do not exit your vehicle as it holds up the line of other drop-offs.
- If you need to help your child out of the car, please park in the parking lots and walk them up.
- Do not drive around other vehicles dropping their students off.
- Please encourage your child to get out of the vehicle themselves and go right onto the sidewalk.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
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