Albion Elementary Family Newsletter

December 2016

The Holidays Are (almost) Here

Greetings Albion Elementary Families!

We are in the thick of the Christmas season. As you can imagine, students are very excited in anticipation for Christmas break. We have many activities planned for students during this fun time of year, but we are also very busy working on reaching academic goals each and every day. It's very important to keep kids as focused as possible and on a regular schedule for sleep right up until break begins. We have had a fantastic first semester of school at Albion Elementary! You will soon receive information about your child's progress for NWEA testing and classroom report cards. Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns about academic progress. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season!


Jeff Harper, Principal

Albion Elementary

202 Cougar Court

Albion, IN 46701


Direct phone: 260-636-1418
Twitter: @cnaeprincipal

Important Dates

Click here for a complete 2016-17 CN school calendar

December 12 Fundraiser candle pick up begins (details below)

December 20 5:30 PTO meeting at Albion Elementary

December 21 Last student day before break

December 22-January 3 Christmas break

January 4 Students return to school

January 6 Report cards sent home

January 17 5:30 PTO meeting at Albion Elementary

February 17 McMillen Health will be here for grade-level lessons. Be sure to ask your child about the information they learn about living a healthy life.

February 21 5:30 PTO meeting at Albion Elementary

Feb. 27-March 3 Region 8 Digitarium (Previously Star Lab)

March 19-25 Severe Weather Preparedness Week

March 21 Statewide tornado drill

March 21 5:30 PTO meeting at Albion Elementary

April 10-13 National Library Week

April 18 5:30 PTO meeting at Albion Elementary

May 8-12 Fourth grade swimming at YMCA

May 16 5:30 PTO meeting at Albion Elementary

Cold Weather Preparedness

Temperatures took a steep drop this week. Our students will go outside for recess every day unless the windchill is at zero or below. Please send a hat, gloves, and a warm coat to school with your child. Boots and snow pants are a big plus too! If you need any of these items please contact the school, we have many resources to help out if you need it.

Candle Fundraiser Pick Up

If you have candles to pick up from our recent fundraiser they will be available beginning next Monday, December 12 until 4:00 pm. After Monday, you may pick up candles any day during regular school hours until 4:00 pm. Come to the front office for directions to the pick up room. If you have a large order we will give you instructions for parking your car closer to the building. If you need to make different time arrangements for pick up please call the school and we can help you with that.

Albion Elementary Photo Gallery

I recently created a photo gallery on our school website. Here's a link:

Family Christmas Event Success!

Our first Family Christmas Night was a major success! The PTO had a $500 donation from Busche and a $250 donation from Community State Bank for food and prize expenses to be covered. The freewill donation jar ended up with just over $300 at the end of the night. This money will be used for OUR students and THEIR classrooms. Our PTO rocks! Please consider attending the next monthly PTO meeting on December 20 at 5:30 in the lounge at Albion Elementary (come in the front door). Many parents donate time, materials, or volunteer at different events. The PTO is a very easy-going group of parents and teachers that work together to provide classroom support through materials and activities and events for our families to enjoy. We are always looking to add new members and fresh ideas, so come join us!

Follow our school PTO on Facebook. Just click here: Team C.A.R.E., PTO - Albion Elementary School or type this information in your Facebook search bar.

Noble County Public Library Donation

Thanks to the Noble County Public Library, Albion Elementary students and staff were treated to a special visit and show from an elf named Courtney Christmas and many of her arctic animal friends.