Eaton Parent Newsletter

January 20th, 2022

Dear Eaton Families,

Due to forecasted icy weather conditions in the Cape Fear Region, New Hanover County Schools will have a remote learning tomorrow, Friday, January 21, 2022. The building will be closed to students and staff. Teachers sent home assignments with students today. Please email your child's teacher if you have a question about assignments.


After seeking parent input, we have decided to hold the previously scheduled morning volunteer training session tomorrow at 9:30. If you are interested and able to attend, please login using the Zoom link below tomorrow.


https://nhcs.zoom.us/j/87946714255


The 12:00 session will be rescheduled for Wednesday, January 26th, at 12:00. If you are interested and able to attend, please login using the same Zoom link. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


The 100th day of school is Monday, January 24th. Please join us in celebrating the 100th day, as we celebrate with Spirit Week.


  • Mon. 1/24 - 100th Day of School-Dress Like a 100 Year Old or Wear a Shirt With 100 Things
  • Tues. 1/25 - Crazy Hair or Hat Day-Be Creative With Your Hair or Wear a Hat
  • Wed. 1/26 - College Day-Wear Your Favorite College Gear
  • Thurs. 1/27 - Wacky Tacky Day-Dress as Tacky as You Dare
  • Fri. 1/28 - Eaton Spirit Day-Wear Your Eaton T-Shirt


Your child's learning is our number one priority. We want to keep students healthy and safe, and in school. Unfortunately, COVID cases increased in our school last week. Thank you for helping us by keeping students home who exhibit symptoms. Our school nurse and New Hanover County Health Department will continue to follow the Safe Schools Toolkit in regards to contact tracing and quarantines.

https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/media/164/open


January is School Board Appreciation month in North Carolina. https://www.ncsba.org/training/school-board-appreciation-month/

Eaton Schoolwide Book Club

Eaton Schoolwide Book Club is back! For our 2022 selection, we will be reading Alvin Ho : Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look. This book is available in many places in paperback, eBook, and audiobook formats if you would like your family to participate at home. More details will be coming soon about daily readings and questions as well as a culminating project.


From the publisher's website:

The first book in a hilarious chapter book series that tackles anxiety in a fun, kid-friendly way. Perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers, and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid!


A humorous and touching series about facing your fears and embracing new experiences—with a truly unforgettable character—from author Lenore Look and New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor winning illustrator LeUyen Pham.


Alvin, an Asian American second grader, is afraid of everything—elevators, tunnels, girls, and, most of all, school. He’s so afraid of school that, while he’s there, he never, ever, says a word. But at home, Alvin is a very loud superhero named Firecracker Man, a brother to Calvin and Anibelly, and a gentleman-in-training, just like his dad. With the help of his family, can Alvin take on the outside world without letting his fears get the best of him?

Middle School Registration

From Mrs. McCoy, Guidance Counselor:


It is the exciting time of year when parents and 5th-graders begin to anticipate the transition to middle school. Mrs. McCoy (School Counselor) will receive information from the county at a meeting on March 17, 2022 and then will be in touch to walk families through the process shortly after. I will be sure to keep students/families informed through our parent newsletters, my website, middle school counselor visits, registration forms that will go home with students, and phone calls/emails as needed.


If you are unsure of your child's middle school assignment, you can check it using this link.


I look forward to working with your family during this process in the spring!

News from Nurse Tammy

1/20/22

  1. Please notify Nurse Tammy if your child is sick, or has any symptoms. We will require documentation for their return to school after the 5-day quarantine period.
  2. If you have COVID in your home, or your child had a direct exposure to COVID, please do not send your child to school until you talk to the school nurse to determine next steps.
  3. If a student has had a direct exposure to COVID, and they are fully vaccinated (2 weeks after second vaccination), they may come to school
  4. Masks are required in NHCS school buildings by all students, staff, volunteers and visitors.


Thank you for your kindness and patience. Due to the high volume of calls, please feel free to reach out to me through email.


Please see the attachments below. These are tools to help you with these decisions regarding quarantines and booster shots.


Nurse Tammy can be reached at 910 397-1544 (option 1), Fax number is 910 530-6281 and Email: tammy.frieberg@nhcs.net


Safe Schools Toolkit:

https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/media/164/open

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! We encourage our families to participate in this fun event. The first 200 fan receive a free t-shirt!


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.

Volunteer Training

We will offer volunteer training on Friday, January 21st at 9:30 and Wednesday, January 26th at 12:00. Training will be held via Zoom. Please use the link below to join volunteer training if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.


https://nhcs.zoom.us/j/87946714255


All volunteers, Level 1 and Level 2, must:

In addition, Level 2 volunteers must complete the NHCS background check found here: https://bib.com/secure-volunteer/NHC/home

Updates from the PTA

Thank you to all who supported Spirit Night at Jersey Mike's Subs.


Please consider joining the PTA:

https://eatonwilm.memberhub.com/store


Eaton's PTA Website:

https://www.eatonpta.com/

Important Upcoming Dates

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.


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