Eagle News

June 3, 2022

Ebeling Elementary School

Our mission is to provide a nurturing environment committed to achieving excellence. All students are challenged to reach their maximum potential by gaining a solid foundation of skills, knowledge, and values. This foundation enables each student to become a resourceful thinker and successful lifelong learner.

IMPORTANT DATES

JUNE 9 - Student Half Day. Dismissal at 11:44.

JUNE 9 - SIXTH GRADE GRADUATION @ 9:00 AM

JUNE 10 - Student Half Day - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - dismissal at 11:44.

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FIELD DAY 2022 WAS A SUCCESS!

Sending out a great big thank you to Mrs. Laban, the teachers, and all the parent volunteers who helped make our first Field Day in three years a HUGE success:) Everyone had a fantastic time, and even the weather couldn't have been more perfect. It was so fantastic to see the students in action today - so much camaraderie and good will towards their classmates was demonstrated as they maneuvered through the tasks at each station.

STUDENT DEVICE COLLECTION

First grade iPads will be collected next week. Help your 1st grade child prepare for the collection by cleaning off any stickers or other items they may have placed on the laptop or iPad. Devices will be collected and individually inspected for damage; charging cords must also be returned to avoid the $38 charge. Listed below are typical repair costs for some common damage reports (for those who did not purchase device insurance).
VA students who are exiting First or Sixth Grade: iPad or Laptop must be returned to Ebeling on Friday, June 10, between 1:15-3:15 PM.


In addition, any student who is moving should plan to return their District-loaned device on or before the last day of school , Friday, June 10. This will help ensure the registration process at a new school goes smoothly.

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‘Family Portal’ Replacing ‘Send Money to School’

Attention all families: Sendmoneytoschool.com, the site used to deposit funds to your student’s meal account, has been replaced. Please begin using https://utica.familyportal.cloud to deposit funds. If you currently have an account with sendmoneytoschool.com your children will be moved over to the new account after completing registration.

Please view this video showing how to create an account on the new website: https://utica.familyportal.cloud/tutorials.

This site also contains the link to apply for free and reduced price meals. As a reminder, the USDA subsidized free meal program is ending June 30, 2022. Families without an approved free or reduced price meal application will be charged the full meal price next school year. You can apply for the 2022-2023 school year as early as July 1.

END OF YEAR REPORT CARDS

During June, Ebeling will distribute reports cards electronically. The fourth marking period grades will be sent electronically to families at the end of the day on Monday, June 20, 2022.

To receive the report cards, parents will need to have a secure PowerSchool account. Parents who do not have access to a PowerSchool account will need to register for one prior to Tuesday, June 14, 2022. The report cards will then be automatically e-mailed to the address that is used to register the PowerSchool account. If you already have a PowerSchool account, you do not need to take any further action. The report card will be automatically sent to you.

Clinton River Watershed Council (CRWC) Summer 2022 Events

The Clinton River Watershed Council (CRWC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing and celebrating the Clinton River, its watershed and Lake St. Clair. They provide residents, schools, governments, businesses and other community groups with wide-ranging programs and events to ensure a healthy Clinton River Watershed for us all. Please see attached flyer for summer events information

ICYMI/REPEATED NEWS FROM PREVIOUS NEWSLETTERS:

Clinton Macomb Public Library Summer Reading Program:

Participate in the CMPL Summer Reading program and earn prizes!

Visit the library (or their website) for details about the program.

A 'keep track' calendar is linked below, to help you keep track of days you have read.

Read whatever you want ad at your own pace. Each time you finish reading for 15 days, stop in to the library to get a prize.


To track your reading online, visit www.cmpl.org and click on the Summer Reading button.

P-EBT BENEFITS

The Department of Health and Human Services has provided notice to families qualifying for P-EBT benefits. Families that have not received notice but believe they qualify can complete a reconsideration form.

Students eligible for free and reduced meals or those attending a CEP building who were absent due to COVID, may qualify for P-EBT benefits.

Please refer to the attached notice regarding eligibility for the Pandemic EBT program. Families that believe they should be reconsidered for benefits can complete the reconsideration form located at www.michigan.gov/pebt. Parents/guardians are responsible for completing sections 1, 2 and 4. Completed forms can be sent to your school’s main office or the office of Food and Nutrition Services.

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CELEBRATING EBELING GRADUATING SENIORS:

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FREE SCHOOL MEALS ARE COMING TO AN END JUNE 30!

  • If you would still like to get free and reduced meals, you must fill out an application after July 1
  • If you are not approved for free or reduced meals, you will be required to pay for all meals for the 2022-2023 school year
  • Apply online at Utica Family Portal or https://utica.familyportal.cloud
    Enter “Utica Community Schools” and follow the prompts.
  • Most applications are processed within two (2) working days
  • Quicker than paper!

Apply using a paper application

  • Paper applications & Household Income Forms for CEP sites are distributed to all student households or are available at your child’s school.
  • Complete the application and return it to your child’s school or mail to Utica Community Schools, Food & Nutrition Services, 11303 Greendale, Sterling Heights, MI 48312
  • Processing may take 7-10 working days

class assignments for next school year

Dear Parents:


With the last marking period of the school year upon us, it is important for students and their families to stay focused on learning. Feel free, as always, to call the school office or your child’s teacher with questions/concerns about your child’s progress. One thing sure to be on everyone’s minds is the placement of students into next year’s classrooms. As we enter the final marking period, the teachers and I begin to plan for the following school year’s class assignments. The classroom teachers, learning center teachers, and I will collaborate to place your child in the most cohesive classroom. They know their students, and together we will design a stable classroom. As students are placed together into classroom groups, we look at many factors such as general academics, gender, reading abilities, sociability, and disciplinary situations to create a well-balanced classroom. Once classroom groups are designed, that is when a teacher is assigned to that group of students. If teacher requests are made, your child would have to be removed from that well-balanced classroom and placed into another (causing factors to become unbalanced); furthermore, another student would have to be removed from that class and moved out into a different grouping for no other reason than a request by another family.


Staffing changes and grade level assignments also play a role in expectations for your child. Quite often in the Spring, parents (with their child at their side) will say to me, “their brother had Mrs. XYZ, and we loved her. He is really looking forward to having Mrs. XYZ next year!” This sets up the unrealistic expectation that teachers will be assigned based on previous siblings’ teachers, and results in initial disappointment for your child when things do not go according to your plan.


Classroom placement is an extremely long and arduous process each year that is well thought out by your child’s current teacher and other staff. I am asking you not to request a particular teacher for your child as I feel every teacher in the building is as equal as his/her cohort. I am not able to honor specific teacher requests, as it is extremely difficult to keep the balance needed throughout each grade level. Thank you in advance for your support and trust in this area.


Mrs. Bailey

Pet Policy Reminder

With the warm weather we have had a few families bring their pet up to school when picking up their child. Please remember that for health and safety reasons, no pets are allowed on school grounds. Thank you!

STUDENT HANDBOOK GUIDELINES FOR CELL PHONES AND ECD'S:

Possession or use of cell phones or other electronic communications devices (ECDs) by elementary students is prohibited at any time while in school or in a district vehicle unless permission has been given by an administrator – this includes text messaging and camera usage.