Eaton Parent Newsletter

July 15th, 2022

Dear Eaton Families,

We had a great start to our school year! It has been wonderful seeing all of our Olympians and their families. We are looking forward to the 2022-2023 school year.

Thank you for your patience with the new lunch account system. Until families are able to upload funds, students will be allowed to charge breakfast and lunch. They will not be able to charge for extras. Parents may also send in money to put on their child's account.

All volunteers must complete the training orientation each school year, as well as complete and turn in a volunteer application form each year. Volunteer application forms were sent home with students. They are also linked in the volunteer information section of this newsletter. Level II volunteer background checks are good for three years. You can log into your account to check your expiration date, or contact Mrs. Allen.

Please see the dates for Eaton Volunteer Orientation Training:

  • Tuesday, July 19th, 9:00am (during the PTA meeting in the cafeteria @ Eaton)
  • July 29th, 7:50am- 8:20pm, in the media center @ Eaton
  • July 29th, 12:00pm- 12:30pm, on Zoom (Please use this link to login

If you participated in Volunteer Orientation Training with Mrs. Allen last year, and you are not able to attend one of the scheduled training sessions, please email her for more information regarding an online option.

PowerSchool Parent Portal access will open next week, and access letters will be sent home with students. If you already have an account you may continue to login using your current account information. For new users you will need to login initially with the information provided on the document. If you need your account reset please contact our data manager, Mrs. Hutson

2022-2023 Grade Level Supply Lists

Click on each link to see the supply list for your child's grade level.


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

Child Nutrition Update

Free and Reduced meal applications for the school year 2022/2023 will be available beginning July 1. The waivers that USDA granted for all students to eat at no cost will expire on June 30, 2022. Students that do not attend CEP (community eligibility schools) will need to complete a free & reduced application to obtain eligibility status for the 2022-2023 school year. Students who attend Eaton Elementary will need to complete the free & reduced application to obtain eligibility status for the 2022-2023 school year.

Applications may be completed online at English F/R Application or Spanish F/R Application beginning July 1. Application access links are also posted on the Child Nutrition social media pages and website. Please let us know if you nee assistance obtaining an application. I

Meal prices for the 2022-2023 school year are as follows:

Breakfast - Paid non-CEP student - $2.00, NC will cover cost of reduced breakfasts

Lunch - Paid non-CEP student - $3.50 at Elementary & Middle schools, $3.75 at High Schools; Reduced non-CEP students - $0.40 all grade levels

Families can use this website to load funds onto prepay accounts:

Please note that this is a new system. You will need to create a new account.

If you have questions please contact Child Nutrition at 910-254-4299

YMCA After-School

The YMCA will have their after-school program on our campus again next year. The program starts July 13th, 2022 and ends June 9th, 2023. Please see the YMCA Back To School Guide (PDF attachment below) if you are interested in the program.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Morning drop-off and afternoon pick up is located in the front of the school at the Gordon Road light. Please follow the flow of traffic, which lines up in front of the school and circles through the gravel lot.


The bell with ring at 7:20am. Once staff members are in place to safely monitor students, students will be invited to begin exiting cars. Please be sure that your child is ready with their backpack when they reach the sidewalk drop-off area.

The tardy bell rings at 7:45am. Students must be in their classrooms by this time to be considered on time. If students are not in their classroom when the tardy bell rings, they will need a tardy slip from the front office to enter their classroom.

Please be mindful of the time you arrive, especially if your child is eating breakfast in the cafeteria.

If you arrive after the tardy bell there will not be staff members outside. You must park and walk your child into the building to sign them in at the front desk.


If you walk your child to the side door, located off Ogden Park Road, please ensure the following:

  • Park on the grass behind the school parking lot on Ogden Park Road. Cars are not permitted to park across the street, as this is a major safety concern.
  • Parents/Guardians must walk their child through the grass (NOT through the parking lot) to the covered area leading into the school. Children must always walk with an adult.


All families are given two signs with their last name and assigned number. Please have your sign displayed on the right side of your front window/dashboard. Leave the sign visible until after your children have entered the car.

Only vehicles that have your sign will be allowed to pick up your child or children without going to the office to show identification. Please be mindful that if you give someone your sign, you are giving them permission to pick up your child.

If you need sign replacements please contact Ms. Harrison at the front desk.

Please remember to remain in your car when you are picking up your student in the afternoon. If your student needs support opening the door we are happy to help.

We encourage parents to teach students to learn to buckle their safety belts. However, if your child is not yet able to do this, please pull up past the mailbox and/or park in a spot to assist your child. This helps to keep our carpool line moving smoothly.

We do not allow parents to park at the side of the building and walk up with a sign to pick up children. You must use the pick up line. The only exception will be for families who walk from their home to pick up children and/or circumstances approved by administration.

Thank you for your help to ensure safety during our arrival and dismissal times.

All transportation changes (different than how your child normally goes home) must be submitted in writing.

If you need to pick up your child early from school, you must do so by 1:45pm. Please know that you will need your drivers license to sign your child out of school.

Reminders from Nurse Rogers:

I'm so happy to be here to help keep our Eaton kids safe and healthy!

My office hours are Monday- Friday 7:00AM- 3:30PM. My phone number is 910-397-1544 option 1. Email: Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns about your child's health, safety, and well-being while here at school.

If your child has food allergies, asthma, or any other health condition please make me aware so I can be sure to support them while they are here. We can keep medications here at school for your child, with the proper documentation, if necessary. There is a list of approved over the counter medications you can check in for your child. Additionally, there is a physician authorization form for all other medications that needs to be filled out by a healthcare provider to allow your child to have that medication here in the nurse's office. Any and all medication needs to be brought in to the nurse's office by a parent/guardian and signed in with the appropriate pertinent paperwork.

All medication documents are linked here on my website:

Thank you all, and happy second week of school!

Volunteering Opportunities at Eaton

We love our volunteers at Eaton Elementary! Volunteers are needed to assist teachers with clerical work, read with students, work with small groups or one-on-one, assist in the media center, assist in the cafeteria on ice cream day, help out with Fall Festival, Field Day, and more! We also encourage our families to join our active PTA, where there are many opportunities to be involved in our school community.

Volunteer applicants may either be designated a Level I or Level II Volunteer depending on the type of services the volunteer provides and the amount of school based supervision the volunteer works under. All volunteers are required to participate in the Volunteer Orientation Training by the school site volunteer coordinator annually, as well as complete the Volunteer Application Form. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

Please see the link to the NHCS Volunteer Handbook:

Level I

Parents, family, or community members volunteering to assist students in a supervised setting are not required to undergo a background check if they are continually supervised by school personnel during the school day.

Level II

Parents, family, or community members volunteering to assist students in an unsupervised setting away from school personnel are deemed Level II Volunteers. We also ask that all chaperones become Level II volunteers, as well as those interested in assisting in our media center and cafeteria at Eaton Elementary. An applicant designated a Level II Volunteer must complete the online application and the criminal background check. Applications must be completed at least two weeks prior to the time you wish to begin volunteering.

Our volunteer coordinator at Eaton is our assistant principal, Mrs. Allen. She will hold Volunteer Orientation Training. This year we will hold training both in-person and virtually on Zoom. We are working on scheduling the dates and times for training and will share them soon. Volunteers are required to attend training annually. If you attended training last year with Mrs. Allen, there is an option to attend a self-paced training online and submit a quiz.

You can access the Volunteer Application Form using the link below. You may complete the form online, save it, and email it to Mrs. Allen at, or you may print it, complete it, and turn it into the front office.

For those interested in becoming a Level II volunteer, you can begin the process of completing the background check using this link:

Updates from the PTA

Please save the date for our first PTA meeting of the 2022-2023 school year, July 19th. We will meet in the cafeteria at 9:00, and also at Slice of Life in Porters Neck at 6:30.

Mrs. Allen will hold our the volunteer training orientation during the PTA meeting on Tuesday, July 19th, at 9:00. We hope you are able to join us.

Please consider joining the PTA:

Eaton's PTA Website:

Lunch Menu

Monday, July 18th: Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Ham & Cheese Bento Box

Tuesday, July 19th: Chicken & Waffle, Chicken Roll Up Bento Box

Wednesday, July 20th: Pasta w/ Meatballs, Turkey & Cheese Bento Box

Thursday, July 21st: Hot Dog, Buffalo Chicken Bento Box

Friday, July 22nd: Nacho Grande w/ Cheese, Yogurt & Cheese Bento Box

Important Upcoming Dates

July 19th PTA Meeting @ Eaton, 9:00am; @ Slice of Life PN, 6:30pm

July 19th Volunteer Training Orientation, 9:00am @ Eaton

July 20th BOG3 State Assessment (for all 3rd graders)

July 29th Volunteer Training Orientation, 7:50am- 8:20pm, in the media center @ Eaton

July 29th Volunteer Training Orientation, 12:00pm- 12:30pm, on Zoom (Please use this link to login

Previous Newsletters


July 8th, 2022

Our School's Why:

School Mission:

To promote academic excellence through inclusion, modeling, collaboration and challenging students to think in innovative ways.

School Vision:

We are creating a nurturing school community that prepares the whole child to be a problem solver, critical thinker, and empathetic global citizen.

Core Values:

Empowerment, Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Academic Excellence