News from Our School

Friday, September 4, 2015

No School - Monday, September 7, 2015

Enjoy the long weekend and we will see you on Tuesday!

Cell Phones on Campus

For safety reason and out of concern for the students, we ask you to please refrain from using your cell phone while driving on our campus and in the carpool line. There are many small children moving about and cell phones are very distracting. Please hang up your phone upon arrival on campus and you are welcome, of course, to resume your call after you leave campus.
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School T-Shirts - Orders Due Friday, September 18

Order forms for 2015-16 school shirts will go home today with your child. There are two options - long or short sleeved. Please note that long sleeve is only available in one color.

Please note that we failed to list prices on the order form! Short-sleeve shirts are $15/each and long-sleeve are $22.

Please contact the school office if you have any questions.

Hunger Action Month - Upcoming Events

Your child should have brought home a copy of the 30 Days of Action calendar for Hunger Action Month. If you did not receive a copy, please let us know and we will be happy to email one to you. It is also posted on our Facebook page.

The "Hunger Monster" is back! Due to multiple requests from the students, the Hunger Monster has returned for the month of September. If your child would like to "feed" the monster and bring quarters for the food bank, they are welcome to do so.

Please note the upcoming events (some of which we need volunteers):

  • Tuesday, September 8: Canned Food Drive for senior citizens (we will take these items with us to Antioch for Youth & Family to be given away) - please bring canned food that is appropriate for a senior citizen.
  • Wednesday, September 9: Upper Elementary will package food at Antioch for Youth & Family for the seniors at Coleman Commons (an assisted living complex for senior citizens)
  • Thursday, September 10: Upper Elementary will travel to Coleman Commons to distribute groceries.
  • Friday, September 11: the River Valley Roller Derby Girls will join us on campus for a roller-skating demonstration and talk about insecurity and confidence. We'll let you know the time and parents will be welcome to join us!
  • Saturday, September 12/19/26: We have been asked to set up a booth at CVs grocery stores to help promote the Great American Milk Drive. But, we need volunteers. Shifts can be from 1 - 2 hours and Hiland Dairy has offered to donate pints of milk for us to give away. Please let Ms. Clamser know if you can volunteer and what time.

Ten Facts About Senior Hunger

1. 4.8 million seniors in the United States are food insecure

2. Arkansas has the highest percentage of seniors at risk of food insecurity

3. In Sebastian County, 11% of seniors live in poverty

4. An elderly person is more likely to be food insecure if they live in the south, are between 60 and 64, are African-American or Hispanic, and live alone

5. Senior food insecurity is primarily caused by: financial hardship; lack of transportation; living where there are few stores; have mobility limitations

6. Not eating properly affects the health of seniors

7. They often must choose between food and other important items - medication, medical care; utilities or rent

8. 8 out of 10 food insecure seniors are NOT homebound

9. Many seniors do not know about or choose to not participate in government food assistance programs or other programs in their area

10. Increasing the awareness of this epidemic is the best way to stop hunger.