Elsie Rogers Express

January 2023

Points of #PHMExcellence

Be sure to save the date for P-H-M's annual Young Authors' Conference for elementary students grades K-5. This year's event registration is FREE thanks to Superintendent Dr. Jerry Thacker & other generous #GivingTuesday donors to the P-H-M Education Foundation! Registration opens Monday, Jan. 30 so be sure to register early. Details at phmschools.org/YAC2023.
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KIndergarten Registration

Please note that we are currently enrolling incoming kindergarten students for the 2023-24 school year. If you need to register a student or know someone who does, please click on the button below as regitration is online. Should you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Maureen Donat mdonat@phm.k12.in.us as she can provide any guidance you may have. If you have supporting documentation that needs to be shared with our front office staff, our front office will remain open through June 9 from 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM, you can drop them off at Elsie Rogers. We will offer access to the breezeway for drop off.

We are super excited to meet our newest roadrunners!

End of the Grading Period - Progress Report Available

Parents will be able to access student progress reports in Skyward on Friday, January

20. Remember you will need to go to the Family Access tab. Because the district will be

uploading for 15 schools the process could be slow at first. If you experience problems, we

ask that you be patient and try back at another time. If parents continue to have issues

accessing Family Access, you may contact FamilyAccess@phm.k12.in.us

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It's Coming... One Book, One School

Take a look at the picture TEASER! Any ideas what we will be reading as a school this year? The school wide community read is coming soon - February 13 to be exact! Be on the lookout for some family literacy FUN headed our way!

Winter Weather

Cold weather is here...

Please remember to send children with adequate outerwear for recess. Outside recess generally occurs if the outside temperature (wind chill included) is above 0 degrees. Because children are on the playground for approximately 20-25 minutes after lunch, it is important that your child is dressed appropriately during the cold weather months: coat, hat, mittens, boots, and snow pants. Please remember to label your child's items!!

If the playground area is snow-covered and your child does not have snow pants and boots, they will have to remain on the shoveled pavement during recess.

Community Events

Please be sure to check out the Community Events page on the P-H-M website. It includes a listing of non-school activities and events made available to P-H-M students and families by area organizations. It includes events like Girls on the Run, Upward Sports Soccer League, Potawatomi Zoo Events and many more.

Save the Dates

January 16 - No School, MLK

January 2o - Report cards posted to Family Access

January 23 - DIBELS Window Opens (K-2)

February 12 - PTO Sponsored ice skating event

February 13th Week - Scholastic Book Fair

February 14 - Book Fair is Open from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

February 20 - No School, President's Day

March 6 - IREAD3 Window Opens (2nd and 3rd grade)

March 21 - 2nd Grade Weather Program

March 28 - 3rd Grade Folk Dance Night

April 17 - ILEARN Window Opens

May 4 - 5th Grade Music Program

May 23 - 4th Grade Music Program

May 30 - Kindergarten Graduation (Time to be announced)

June 1 - Field Day