November 18th, 2021
Dear Eaton Families,
Thank you for a great week at Eaton! We will not send a newsletter next week since it is a short week for students, as they are off for Thanksgiving holiday break on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! If you are traveling, we wish you safe travels.
Thank you for helping us celebrate kindness this month! We enjoyed our Kindness Sprit Week, and our Soups & Stews Food Drive was successful.
Our 5th Graders are the winners of the last week of our Soups & Stews Food Drive. 5th Grade collected 226 cans this week. WOW!!
As a school, we were able to collect 828 cans over the past 3 weeks!! Thank you to our parents and families for all of your support. Our Eaton Olympians are the kindest kids around. We are so proud of them and their hard work to support Nourish NC.
Important Upcoming Dates
November 24th, 25th & 26th: Thanksgiving Holiday Break
November 29th - December 14th: Reading & Math Middle of the Year (MOY) Benchmark Window (K-3rd)
December 14th: Half Day for Students
December 15th- January 5th: Winter Intersession
January 6th: Students return to school- 1st Day of Quarter 3
NHCS Year-Round Calendar:
Updates from the PTA
Please see information sent from classroom teachers about PTA's Holiday Tour of Lights.
NCPTA Reflections Contest
If your child enjoys art, music and dance or has an interest in writing, producing films or taking photos, then join us and have fun unleashing their inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “I Will Change the World By...,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Find submission guidelines and an entry form here https://ncpta.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/packet.pdf
and return to Heather Olski at Leotte75@hotmail.com by November 23rd.
For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at PTA.org/Reflections/Awards
Please consider joining the PTA:
Eaton's PTA Website:
News from Nurse Tammy
Phone: 910 397-1544 Fax: 910 530-6281 Email: email@example.com
Cold & Flu Season: As the weather turns, we are faced with cold and flu season. The average elementary student will have 6-7 viral illnesses/year. With Covid restrictions(mask wearing/ hand washing) and limited school last year, we saw a large decrease in reported viral illnesses. Early indication is this year we will see a much more “normal” amount of colds/viruses. Unfortunately, we still will also be contending with Covid this fall/winter.
All COLD symptoms are also possibly Covid19( including stomach virus symptoms).
In order to keep students safe at our school, please follow these steps:
Any sign of an illness in your child ( Cough, Congestion, Runny Nose, Sore throat, Headache, Fatigue, Body Aches, Nausea, Vomiting or Diarrhea).
KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME
DO NOT GIVE THEM MEDICATION AND SEND THEM TO SCHOOL
CONSULT WITH A PHYSICIAN ( or) GET A COVID TEST
OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS ( not ill) CAN CONTINUE WITH SCHOOL
NOTIFY THE SCHOOL OF THE CHILD”S ILLNESS AND TEST/DOCTOR RESULTS WHEN AVAILABLE.
NOTE: Students with fever, vomiting or diarrhea will need to also follow the 24 hr no symptoms without the use of fever reducing medication BEFORE returning to school.
Sleep: We all need to sleep nightly, not only to feel better and stay healthy but for our brain’s to learn and concentrate. While kids are growing and learning, their bodies will grow while their brain absorbs all they learned during the day. That is one reason why children need more sleepy than adults. Elementary students need 10-11 hours of sleep EVERY NIGHT. If they are ill, that number should increase by 1-2 hrs. Ensuring bedtime routines that allow for a full night sleep will work wonders for their health and academic growth. Here is a great resource with games and activities if you have sleep concerns with your child and sleep. If you don’t snooze, you lose! Most kids need 10 to 11 hours of sleep each night to help them do their best at school.
What’s Going Around? We have a stomach virus that seems to have a sudden onset but quickly passes. Nausea and vomiting or diarrhea or all of the above are the symptoms. Unfortunately, this can also be Covid, therefore, students will need not only a 24hr without symptoms before returning but also a Doctor’s note or a Negative Covid test.
Covid 19 Vaccine for 5-11year olds: Vaccines are safe, effective, free and our best protection against Covid19. If you are fully vaccinated, unless you display symptoms of Covid19 you will not miss school or work. FIND A PLACE TO GET A COVID VACCINE HERE! TakemyShotNC
Masks: The school board voted this week to continue with mandatory mask wearing in our school buildings. Please remember to send your child DAILY to school with a Mask. If you drop your child off late or pick them up early, you will need to enter the building to sign them in/out. PLEASE make sure YOU are wearing a mask as you enter the school building. We do have extra masks for students ( or parents) who forget them.
Peak a Nose: If your child does not wear a mask properly ( Covering both the nose and mouth at all times), they are at risk for being sent home in quarantine should someone near them at school test positive for Covid-19. It only takes 15 minutes without a mask covering both the nose and mouth to be considered a close contact. Please help teach your child how to properly wear a mask. Modeling and practicing at other times outside of school will help them learn. Thank you for your help with masks at school.
Thanksgiving Tips: Gatherings with family and friends is what Holidays are all about. Unfortunately, this brings added risk during a pandemic. More of us are vaccinated, but we are not OVER the hump and even vaccines are not 100% guaranteed you won’t get Covid-19. Here are some safety suggestions for you to consider. Have a healthy and safe Thanksgiving!
NEW RESOURCE! Literacy at Home (Digital Children’s Reading Initiative):
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Office of Early Learning is pleased to announce the newest resource to support young readers in North Carolina, “Literacy at Home.” As part of current legislation, Senate Bill 387 directs NC DPI to develop and share a digital children’s reading initiative designed to support the continued growth of North Carolina’s youngest readers. The site is home to easily accessible resources in the foundational areas of reading supported by the science of reading. Developed for each grade level, pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, resources are available to support phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and oral language.
UNCW Seahawks Tomorrow Game on 1/23/22
UNCW Athletics has invited Eaton Elementary to Trask Coliseum on 1/23/22 at 2pm to watch the Seahawks take on Towson University in women’s basketball!
Parents who purchase a ticket for the designated Seahawks Tomorrow game on 1/23 can use the promo code: UNCWST4 to receive a FREE youth ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket. The ticket deal will also be available on gameday at the main gate. Eaton Elementary students and educators will be recognized on our video board, along with the opportunity for select students to participate in exciting gameday entertainment!
Our School's Why:
To promote academic excellence through inclusion, modeling, collaboration and challenging students to think in innovative ways.
We are creating a nurturing school community that prepares the whole child to be a problem solver, critical thinker, and empathetic global citizen.
Empowerment, Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Academic Excellence