EBE Home Connections

August 31, 2020

School Items Drive Through Distribution Days


The Elger Bay School Items Drive Through Distribution Days will be held on the following two days:

Monday, August 31, 9:00-4:00

Tuesday, September 1, 9:00-4:00

On that day, parents are asked to drive to school and to the back of the school (following the normal end of day pickup line route). Staff will be present to bring you the items that have been prepared for your students.

It looks like we will need another smaller pickup on another day when the math books arrive. I will let you know when that is. Meanwhile, teachers will be able to work around with photos and PDFs of certain pages needed.


- Student Teacher Placement Letter

- Basic School Supplies

- Math Expressions workbook (for applicable grades)

- Reading "Journeys" Basal (for applicable grades)

- Copies of valuable literacy materials (K-1)

- CLEVER portal QR Badges and Login Information

- A few special items from some teachers

For those picking up tech, you will need to loop into another lineup along the NORTH curb of the building (trailside). We will have a sign posted.

- Chromebook (if needed)

- Internet Hotspots (that have been arranged for w/ Mr. Blom) and signing up for one if you do not have internet.

Student Placement Letters

A letter informing you of which teacher your child is included in the bag of items that you may pick up during the distribution on Monday and Tuesday. I know this is a change from what I wrote last week, but it is the quickest we can get that information passed out to all three hundred student families.

If you cannot pick up your items by end of business Tuesday and you have not received your child's placement letter, please give our office a call.

Kindergarten Family Connection Meetings (Still To Be Scheduled)

Thank you in advance to our kindergarten families for your patience. A staff member will be contacting you by phone this week to let you know the time for you virtual Family Connection MEET.

Please be ready for that call on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week.

This will be an important meeting during which you will have the chance to speak directly to the teacher and acquaint yourself and your child with her.

Basic School Supplies Provided

With everything as unsettled as it is, and with the support of the Elger Bay PTA, we are hoping to make school supplies much easier for the time being. Basic initial supplies, including such items as composition books and a white board w/ marker, are being purchased and provided for every student.

For now, unless you have the specific desire to supplement what is provided, please do not feel the pressure to go out and buy other supplies. If/when we return to to a hybrid or even full model later in the year and need to enhance what students have, we will communicate with you at that time.

(see the article: School Items Distribution Days)

Elger Bay Elementary Kindergarten Parent ZOOM (REVIEW)

Attached is the LINK for the Kindergarten Zoom slide deck that was shown on Thursday evening. We hope this will help answer some of your key questions as we prepare for the children.

Kindergarten Family Zoom (slides), 8.27

Elger Bay Elementary Parent K-5 Parent ZOOM (REVIEW)

Attached is the LINK for the ELGER BAY FAMILY Zoom slide deck that was shown on Friday evening. We hope this will help answer some of your key questions as we prepare for the children.

ELGER BAY FAMILY K-5 Zoom (slides), 8.28


Building Tour for Kindergarten and New Families

I sent out this video last spring to give our new kindergarten and new students along with you a glimpse of our school building interior. Needless to say, some of these spaces will be used and others not right now for safety, but I hope this gives you a feel and flavor for the beautiful facility that is our pride, Elger Bay Elementary. Stick to the end and you will have a look at the kindergarten rooms.
Elger Bay Elementary Virtual Tour for New Kindergarten Students