Eastern Heights Elementary School, December 2023
Hello Eastern Heights Families~
Here comes winter and the holiday season! We are gearing up for winter concerts, classroom parties and activities, and a few weeks of rest that will bring 2023 to a close. As the new principal at Eastern Heights Elementary this year, please know that everyday I spend with your children is a JOY! Your children come to school each morning with a smile and a hug, enthusiastic about the day and ready to learn. Thank you for sharing them with us each day.
Please be sure to read through the calendar dates below so you're aware of our special events planned for December, including a Student Council sponsored Food Drive & Spirit Week and concerts. There is also a short family survey that we're asking you to fill out. And, be on the lookout for information on Class Dojo from your child's teacher regarding upcoming classroom holiday happenings.
Thank you, Heights Elementary families, for your ongoing support. We are so grateful and appreciative of your partnership. From our staff to your family, we wish you a safe & peaceful holiday season.
It's A Great Day To Be A Pioneer!
Mrs. Brenda Wittman
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
4 - 8 ~ Student Council Sponsored Food Drive & Spirit Week
5 & 6 ~ Winter Shop sponsored by PTO
7 ~ PTO at 6pm in the Music Room
12 ~ Marco's Night
13 ~ Kindergarten, 2nd & 4th Grades in Concert (see additional information below)
15 ~ 4th Grade Field Trip to EHS PAC for Holiday Extravaganza Concert
18 ~ Kindergarten, 2nd & 4th Grades in Concert (see additional information below)
December 20 - January 2, 2024
Student Council Food Drive & Spirit Week
Monday, December 4th ~ Wear Red || donate tomato-based products
Tuesday, December 5th ~ Backwards/Inside Out Day || donate pasta or ramen noodles
Wednesday, December 6th ~ Dress Like A "Super"" Hero || donate soup or soup packets
(please remember no masks or weapons on Super Hero Day)
Thursday, December 7th ~ Pajama Day || donate breakfast items such as cereal, granola bars or oatmeal
Friday, December 8th ~ Wear the Color of Your Favorite Fruit || donate fruit based products such as applesauce, fruit snacks, jams or jellies
Winter Concert Information
We look forward to seeing your students perform in their Winter Concerts. Kindergarten 2nd and 4th grades will be performing at the Elyria High School Performing Arts Center according to the schedule below. For both events, students are encouraged to dress nicely and should report to the PAC at 6:30pm. Concerts begin at 7pm.
Wednesday, December 13th
Kindergarten: Willard and Kappa.
Second grade: Dicken, Graney, Hengst
Fourth grade: Dewitt and Preston
Monday, December 18th
Kindergarten: Mahon, Munro, Lozada
Second grade: Harding, Burnside
Fourth grade: Adelsberg, Dupree, Quarm
ARRIVAL PROCEDURES FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER
It seems that winter has arrived! We want you to be aware of our plans for the mornings when we are having inclement weather. On days that the REAL FEEL temperature is 25 degrees or below, students will be brought into the building at 8:50. If there is significant precipitation ~ heavy snowfall, wet snow and/or rain ~ we will take this into consideration and if necessary, bring students inside at 8:50.
Please remember that adult supervision of students begins at 8:50am.
THE COUNSELOR'S CORNER
- Please take time to read Mrs. Becka's December 2023 update.
EHES FAMILY SURVEY
Please fill out the family survey below if you haven't already. As always, we welcome and appreciate your feedback!
EASTERN HEIGHTS CAMPUS TRAFFIC
Thank you for following our campus traffic rules and helping us keep our students & staff at arrival and dismissal. A few reminders:
- Please use crosswalks when walking your children to & from the building
- Please do not park in the pickup lane during drop off or dismissal; this will help the flow of traffic move smoothly
- Cars should make only 1 lane of traffic on the campus (inside lane closest to the building); do not pull out and pass cars that are in the pick-up lane
- Drop-off & pickup your student using the spaces between the 2 orange cones directly in front of the building
Thank you for helping us make drop-off & pickup safety the #1 priority!
APPROVED SNACK LIST
Sending a special snack into your child's classroom? Please use the list below to help you. This our 23-24 Approved Snack List. We thank you in advance for selecting snacks from the list. This ensures the health & safety of our students and staff.
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