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Weekly Update 12/7/18

At Eastridge Elementary our mission is to develop a community of lifelong learners who will positively impact society.

HEALTHY CELEBRATIONS

While we love to celebrate , please remember that there is a “no birthday treats “ guideline. To access fun and helpful resources for healthy celebration ideas please visit the district wellness policy by clicking on this link. Also note that no birthday invitations are allowed to be distributed at school. It is school policy.

Fast Food

Please refrain from bring fast food into the building during student lunch times. We encourage you to eat a school lunch or pack a lunch from home.

Winter weather made an abrupt and early appearance here in Indiana and, we recognize that with winter weather often comes transportation concerns and increased illness. Some basic things that you can do to ensure that your child is able to attend school daily throughout the winter are:

* encourage good hand washing- use warm water and soap and have kids wash their hands as they sing through the ABC song

* encourage your child to cough and sneeze into his/her elbow

* be sure that your child stays well hydrated and gets plenty of rest to decrease stress on their immune system

* Be sure that your child is dressed for the weather- please reach out to Mrs. Wilson if you need help ensuring that your child has weather appropriate attire

* If your child is a car rider in the morning, please be sure to have a back up plan in place. Being prepared in the case of car trouble will ensure that your child is at school everyday.


School attendance is vital to your child's school success and is required by law. It is expected that all students maintain an attendance rate of 97% or better. If your child has missed more than three days of school thus far this year, he or she is not meeting this expectation. If you are experiencing difficulty getting your child to school and on time for any reason, please reach out to Mrs. Wilson, Dean of Student Services at 532-3152.

Attendance

Kindergarten:93.47% %

First Grade: 91.92%

Second Grade: 94.69%

Third Grade: 93.53%

Fourth Grade: 94.42%

School Average: 93.45%

District Average: 97%


Classroom Spotlight:

Ms. Campbell 100%

Burdine 98.95%

Mrs. Cole 98.75%

Ms. Knapp 100%

Ms. May 97.50%

Senate Bill 355

December 2018


Dear Warren Family,

During the 2017-18 Legislative Session, State Lawmakers passed Senate Bill 355, which required all public schools to provide age appropriate research, evidence-based instruction, and child abuse education and policies on child abuse and child sexual abuse to students in kindergarten through grade 12.

Beginning on December 17, 2018 your child’s school will be using the Think First & Stay Safe child personal safety program. Think First & Stay Safe teaches students skills to help them stay safe. Presentations will be given by the Indiana University School of Social Work, Marion County Department of Child Services, and Warren staff and administration. Our learners will be taught the importance of treating one another with kindness and respect. They will also learn about personal boundaries and their right to have their boundaries respected by others. The program’s interactive lessons help children differentiate between healthy and unhealthy behaviors. The program gives students regular reminders that trusted adults are available to help with their safety, and are available to talk to any time.

If you have any questions about the Think First & Stay Safe curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact your building principal.

Working together, we can all help to ensure the health and personal safety of our children.

Sincerely,


James Taylor, MSW

Director of Student Services




Diciembre 2018

Estimada familia de Warren,

Durante la Sesión Legislativa 2017-18, los legisladores estatales aprobaron el Proyecto de Ley Senatorial 355, que exige que todas las escuelas públicas proporcionen a los estudiantes de kínder al grado 12 información apropiada para la edad de cada estudiante acerca de educación de abuso infantil.

A partir de 17 de diciembre de 2018, la escuela de su hijo utilizará el programa de seguridad infantil Think First & Stay Safe child. Think First & Stay Safe enseña a los estudiantes habilidades para ayudarlos a mantenerse seguros. Las presentaciones serán dadas por las personas de la Escuela de Trabajo Social de la Universidad IUPUI (Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis), el Departamento de Servicios de Protección al Menor del Condado de Marion, y los administradores y personal de Warren. A nuestros alumnos se les enseñará la importancia de tratar a los demás con amabilidad y respecto. También, aprenderán sobre los límites personales y su derecho a que otros respeten sus límites. La lecciones interactivas del programa ayudan a los niños a diferenciar entre comportamientos saludables y no saludables, El programa les Brinda a los estudiantes recordatorios regulares de que hay adultos de confianza disponibles para ayudarlos con su seguridad, y están disponibles para habla en cualquier momento.

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre el programa de estudios Think First & Stay Safe, no dude en ponerse en contacto con el director de la escuela de su hijo/a.

Al trabajar juntos, todos podemos ayudar a garantizar la salud y la seguridad personal de los niños.

Sinceramente,


James Taylor, MSW

Director de Student Services

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Late Start

December 12, 2018 is a late start for all Warren Township students. Please note that school buses will be operating on a 1hr delay. For example if your child catches the bus at 8:15AM he/she will be picke up at 9:15AM. Please contact the front office at (317) 532-3150 with questions.

Breakfast with Santa

Eastridge’s Annual Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 9:00AM—11:00AM. Join us for a great time with Santa Claus in the Eastridge cafeteria. Enjoy yummy pancakes and sausage prepared by Eastridge's elves. All are Welcome. The cost will be $2.00 for breackfast, $1.00 for a craft, and $1.00 for a picture with Santa.

Elfis and the Sleigh Riders

Noteables present Elfis and the Sleigh Riders on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 10:00AM in the Eastridge Gym. Please come out and support our third and fourth grade students as they perform for students in grades K-2.

CORE CELEBRATION

CORE Celebration will take place on December 20, 2018. This is a time where we get celebrate our Rockets for displaying CORE behaviors. More information to come.

Help for the Holidays

The holidays are quickly approaching. If you and your family find yourselves in need of some extra support this season, please contact Mrs. Noel Wilson at 532-3152. Assistance is not guaranteed, but we will do our best to match as many families as possible with the resources available.



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Lost and Found

We currently have many personal items in the Lost and Found bins located in the school cafe'. Please check with your child and if they are missing any clothing, jackets, books, lunchboxes, or other personal items, please have them check our bins.

PTA

It's never to late to join our PTA. Joining the PTA allows you and your family to get into all PTA sponsored events free. $7 is all it takes to become a member. Please see the front office for more information.

Chartwells Survey

Chartwells wants your feedback completing a survey to make your child's lunch experience more enjoyable! Please use this link, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CBPG8F3, on a computer, smart phone, or tablet to answer the survey questions and give us your responses by December 9, 2018. Thank you!

Post Road Christian Church Basketball and Cheerleading league

Our League focuses on teaching character , good sportsmanship, teamwork, basic basketball skills and just having fun. Everyone participates!


Basketball( boys and girls in grades K-8)- $65// League starts January 12th,2019

Cheerleading( girls in grades K-8)- $65 and includes cheerleading uniform ( Cheerleading practice starts 12/4/18)


Register Online at prcconline.com/Sports Page

1112 N. Post Rd, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46229

317-898-4945

Outside Recess

It’s that time of year when we need to remind student to make sure they have appropriate clothing for recess. The district policy states students will be going outside for recess if the temperature and the wind chill are above 20 degrees. We have extra coats, hats, and gloves for students in need. Please contact the front office if you need assistance.


Students must go outside unless we have a doctor statement.