THE PRIDE PRESS

Essex Elementary School Newsletter

December 20, 2019

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PRINCIPAL NEWS

The lead up to any holiday or vacation is always a time of great excitement in any school. However, it all pales in comparison to the level of energy and distraction that the December break brings to a pre-kindergarten through second grade school like ours. If we could figure out a way to harness the energy of our 400+ children we could probably meet the power needs of a small nation!

It is with this in mind that I want to thank and commend the amazing faculty and staff here at Essex Elementary School. Keeping all these children focused, calm and learning during the past two weeks has been no easy endeavor, but the folks here at EES have, as always, proven themselves to be up to the task.

I would like to wish everyone a fun-filled and joyous holiday, and I especially want to wish our staff a relaxing and refreshing break. They have all earned every moment of it!

HOUR OF CODE

Many of the classes participated in the Hour of Code this week and next week: www.hourofcode.com


The Hour of Code is an introduction to computer science, designed to introduce students to Computer Science and coding. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science. Schools all over the world participated in the Hour of Code.

HEALTH OFFICE NEWS

When to keep your child home from school


A child must be fever free without fever reducing medications for 24 hours (a full school day) prior to returning to school. A fever is defined as 100 F or above.

Children should also stay home if they have diarrhea or vomiting within the past 24 hours, an undiagnosed rash, or reddened, itchy eyes with purulent drainage.

If at all possible, please avoid coming to school to drop off or pick up your child if you are ill, or bring any siblings into school who are ill.


We realize it may be difficult to take time off of work to pick up or care for your sick child. It is helpful to have a plan in place. Some resources are family, friends, and/or neighbors. Talk with them ahead of time so if your child is sick you are prepared.

If you need help setting up a plan please give me a call and we can work on it together.

Our goal is to keep our students here healthy and learning. I appreciate your help in doing so.


Kimberly Bullock, BSN, RN

EES Nurse

LOST & FOUND

Missing Items?

Please check our lost and found! It is already overflowing with sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets, coats, water bottles and other miscellaneous items!

The lost and found is located in the front lobby near the gymnasium door.

UPCOMING EVENTS


  • 12/23 - 1/1 - Early Winter Break
  • 1/20/20 - MLK Day - Half day - Dismissal @11:45
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