Elida Local Schools Newsletter
October 19, 2018
SAFETY FIRST: SchoolGate Guardian Installed
SchoolGate Guardian is a new visitor management system that will be used in our three school buildings. The use of a visitor management system aligns with the “Best Practices” for school security, and SchoolGate Guardian is currently in use in more than 1,000 school districts throughout the country. This new visitor management system will require visitors to have their driver’s license or state ID scanned. Once the visitor’s ID is checked against the National Sex Offender database and a district database, visitors will receive a visitor’s badge in order to enter the building from the school lobby.
For more info. and answers to FAQ go to the school website. http://www.home.elida.k12.oh.us/Content2/404
Students of the Month attending the October Board Meeting
Local Business owner shares his knowledge with Tech Club
3rd grade Students attend Symphony Performance
THE ENCHANTED FOREST BOOK FAIR: Oct. 22-26th
We are celebrating the BOOK FAIR in a BIG WAY this year The Enchanted Forest Book Fair!
The Book fair is open all week during school hours.
Family Night is Wednesday, Oct. 24th from 4-7pm. We'll have crafts, food and beverages, raffles and a special visitor so you don’t want to miss it!
If you are unable to visit our Book Fair you can still order books online from the following link from Oct 17-30th! Scholastic Book Fair Order On-Line
Students will also get in the spirit with dress-up all next week:
Toadstool Monday - Wear red and white; Make-Believe Tuesday - your favorite character;
Whimsy Wednesday - Crazy outfit; Sleepy Thursday - Pajama’s; Forest Friday - Wear green
All of our profit from Book Fair goes back to buying books for our teachers and our library so please help our Elida Elementary!
Elida's Permanent Improvement Renewal Levy
The Elida School District is very careful with what it spends and without this permanent improvement levy we would have to pay for capital items out of the general fund. What does that mean? Less money available for the district's true purpose: educating Elida's children.
Please remember to vote on November 6th.
Levy Perspective: BUSES
- To keep up a responsible rotation, the district needs to purchase one or two buses each year. One new bus purchase is 27% of the total available funds in the permanent improvement account for the year.
- A new bus costs $92,000 and currently an old bus has a trade-in value of only $2,500. 20 years ago, the State paid 86% of the cost of a new bus. Today the State pays nothing-0%!
- An Elida bus travels an average of 200,000 miles and is in service for 18 years before it is retired. That is 3 years longer than the state average.
- Permanent Improvement Funds can help the district purchase new buses!
Remember to vote on November 6th.
High School Marching Band Concert Oct. 29
Join the Elida High School Marching Band for their end of the season concert Mon., October 29 @ 7:00 in the Elida High School Auditorium.
This concert will feature all the great music from throughout the season.
You’ll enjoy the pregame music, the exciting halftime shows including music from “Script Elida,” plus a few favorites that we play in the stands.
Plan to come and enjoy the music from our talented student musicians one more time at this FREE concert!
Band Uniforms for Sale
The Elida High School Marching Band will begin selling old uniforms on the evening of Mon., Oct. 29th outside the High School Auditorium. The sale will begin around 6:00 and end right before the Elida High School Marching Band concert @ 7:00pm. Uniforms will also be available afterward for a short time in the same location. Any remaining uniforms will be available by appointment by contacting Mr. Stetler, Mr. Reese or Mr. Bryan via their school email.
Old Black Uniform jackets will be $25.00 each. Hats will be $10.00 each. Plumes will be $5.00 each. If you purchase a COAT AND HAT set for $35.00, the plume is FREE!
All sizes will be available at the start of the sale. However, specific numbered hats and coats can’t be guaranteed.
Elida High School Theater 2018-19 Season to Begin with a Laugh
Follow the antics of a zany family of characters who freely express themselves as they pursue whatever brings contentment.
Elida students will continue their tradition of excellence in theater performances, under the direction of Theater Director Mrs. Rhonda Bargerstock.
TICKETS ON SALE SOON.
Dates to Remember
Elementary Book Fair October 22-26th
Parent Night at the Book Fair is Oct. 24th 4:00-7:00 pm
High School Marching Band Concert Mon., October 29th 7:00 HS Auditorium
Two Hour Delay Monday, October 29th Staff Professional Development
ELECTION DAY Tuesday, Nov. 6th
NO SCHOOL- ONLY in the Elementary Nov. 12th for Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:30-8:30 pm