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Elida Local Schools Newsletter

AUGUST 21, 2020

SCHOOL WILL BE IN SESSION ON MONDAY, AUGUST 24.

The Staff PD Day that was previously scheduled for Mon., August 24 was held on August 11, so school will be in session on Monday, August 24th.

Mask Maker Makes Our Day!

Shirley Moser is a long time Elida resident and a dedicated community supporter. She went from quilting to making masks when she found out there was a need. Shirley has made over 1,000 masks for the Elida community and donated some to the Elida Elementary. We are so thankful for her donation. The masks were used for those students who did not have one. Thank you, Shirley!

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Cafeteria "Touchless" Scanners -Faster/Cleaner

The Food Services Department is happy to announce new "Orbital Scanners" that are installed in the middle and high school cafeterias. These scanners are helping to make student check-out much faster and cleaner.

Each student received a scan card to use, or they can download their personal digital ID from PaySchool to simply scan their phone. The students are encouraged to take a photo of their card and use it on their phone. By using the scanner, going through the cafeteria line check-out process is now totally "touchless."

Food Services Director Sara Newland says that using this new system is not only quicker and cleaner, but that student identification is verified in the sytem keeping accounts totally private.

Parent Reminder: Sign up for Schoology

Information from teachers and administration is sent to parents through Schoology. It is important that parents create their own account so that they receive these messages. You will also be able to view your children's school work and receive weekly reports.

If you haven't created your account yet, use this link to do so and not miss any information.

Elida Excellence Awards

Each year, we take a moment to recognize individuals in the district for the Elida Excellence Awards! Teachers, staff & transportation employees are nominated and spotlighted for the work they do in the district for our students and for fellow colleagues. Congratulations to the recipients from the 2019-20 school year! Pictured with Superintendent Mengerink:

Elementary: Cindy Hight, Middle: Angela Ramsdail, High: Rhonda Bargerstock, Staff: Sara Newland, Transportation: Carol Roth & Cheryl Peters.

Thank you and congratulations!

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Annual Mum Sale to Support Elida Bands

It's time for the Annual Elida Bands Mum Sale!

$8 per mum 9"pot w/21-22" bloom spread! From Amherst Greenhouse so you KNOW they are gorgeous! Pickup Day is Thurs., September 10 at the Fieldhouse from 3-7. You pull up-they load them! Contact an Elida band member to order or contact dbryan@elida.k12.oh.us for more info.

CALENDAR


SEPT.

7 NO SCHOOL LABOR DAY

15 School Board Meeting 7:00 HS Community Room

15 Picture Day- K & 1st grade

16 Picture Day 2, 3 & 4th grade

17 Picture day-MIDDLE SCHOOL

22 Picture day-HIGH SCHOOL

27 Homecoming Parade

28 NO SCHOOL Teacher Work Day

OCTOBER

2 Homecoming Game

16 End of Quarter

20 Two-Hour Delay Staff PD

Donation in Honor of Coach Gary Evans

Several members of the 1966-69 Defiance College football teams recently made a stop at Elida High School. In memory of Gary Evans a 1969 Defiance grad and longtime Elida coach, a donation was made to the Elida Athletic Department to be used for football and track expenses. Coach Evans was member of the 1966 and 1969 undefeated teams.

Gary and many of his teammates have gotten together on the farm of Paul Yon in Bowling Green each year for over 40 years. They would spend time golfing, reminiscing along with some grilling. These teammates decided they wanted to do something in Gary’s honor. Coach Evans had coached track for over 40 years at Elida High School including up to the time of his unfortunate death.

Elida is sincerely grateful for the time and effort Gary gave our athletes especially in the area of his true love, the pole vault. We are also thankful for the generosity of his teammates who obviously loved him very much.

Pictured are Coach Evans' teammates, Elida athletes, Athletic Director and Rich Evans, Gary’s brother.

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New Elementary Weekly Update

This week's elementary construction update is available on the "New Elementary Building" webpage with details and great photos. CLICK HERE.

Check out the aerial photo below which includes location labels.

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Golf Scramble to Support Student Scholarships

Each year, the Elida Educational Foundation holds a golf scramble as a fundraiser for student scholarships. Last year, the Foundation raised $6,300 in scholarships for graduating Elida Seniors. The golf scramble is a big part of that, so, get your team together and contact Treasurer Joel Parker joel@elida.k12.oh.us today! $60 individual, $100 Hole Sponsorship. Prizes and meal included. September 13 8:30 am at Springbrook Golf Club.
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Don't Golf? Donate Directly From the District Website

Golf isn't your thing? That's okay, because you can still support the Elida Educational Foundation with a few easy clicks. Use the donation button on the Treasurer's page of the district website.

Use your Paypal account or credit card.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING ELIDA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS!