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Elida Local Schools Newsletter

March 27, 2020

Elida Serves over 1,300 Meals in First Week

Elida Food Services Director Sara Newland said that last week was a "proud moment" as she witnessed all the staff and volunteers work together to feed the students of the Elida School District.

The cafeteria staff worked staggered shifts, (to adhere with safety measures) some starting at 7:00 am, others at 8:00 and another shift beginning at 9:30, all to prepare the food, pack the bags, then load, distribute, and return and do paperwork. Teachers and administrators volunteered to help with distribution at both locations, Lima Community Church near the Axis Bldg., and Temple Christian School/Lima Baptist Temple.

In all, on Monday and Wednesday we distributed 509 bags, (1,345 meals) to families.

" We provide for the student's well-being, and that the nutrition we provide helps keep their minds fueled." It's a reminder that yes, we are "essential workers."

Families Express Gratitude

We were humbled to receive many expressions of gratitude for the meals!

Families made cards and posters, and even brought coffee to the Elida staff.

Thank you!

Meal Distribution Continues Next Week

  • Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30- 11:30 am. Convenient Drive-Up.
  • Two locations: Parking lots of Lima Community Church near the Axis Bldg. and Temple Christian School/Lima Baptist Temple.
  • All students in grades K-12 “grab and go" breakfast and lunches for free at one of these locations. Students must be present to receive meals.
  • Students receive 2 lunches and 2 breakfasts on Mondays, and 3 lunches and 3 breakfasts on Wednesdays as available.

Elementary Construction Continues

We are excited to see the construction for the new elementary building can continue at this time! New developments and progress everyday! We are grateful to the construction workers for their work!

Students win Rotary Club's 4-Way Essay Contest

Elida's student accomplishments and recognition continue even during the quarantine! Two Elida 7th grade students placed in the top three of the Lima Rotary Club's 4-Way Essay Contest . Congratulations to Arleigh Amspoker and Carson Wright. Congratulations!

Seniors: Don't Miss Your Opportunities for Scholarships

Parents of Seniors: Please encourage seniors to take a look at the 14 local scholarships available on the scholarship tab of the high school website. SCHOLARSHIP LINK HERE. These are the scholarships that are awarded each year at senior honors night in May. Even though we are experiencing the school closure, our local scholarship folks still want to be able to distribute scholarships this year to our seniors of 2020, but we need you, the seniors, to apply and submit those applications in order to be considered.

You can print off copies of all 14 applications using the link above, complete the applications, and then submit them to Mr. Smith or Mrs. Schultz by scan or pic to one of their emails or through Schoology. Complete the information, essays, etc. that you can, and they will add in/verify the information you may not have (like class rank, GPA, etc.). Many of them typically need a letter of recommendation, but our scholarship folks will work with us on that knowing that may not be possible this year. They are very excited to be able to honor a group of kids that have had a very trying year with some much-deserved scholarship money, so we encourage you to get those applications sent in!

Musical Rehearsal Performance

Last weekend would have been the spring musical production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." The students had put in several weeks of rehearsals, volunteers helped with set construction, and all the other hundred details to put on another incredible performance that we always anticipate from Mrs. Rhonda and Randy Bargerstock. The students gave this rehearsal performance at the elementary.

We are hopeful to see the full show at some point, until then, enjoy this 3 minute clip.

Elida School "Joseph" Musical Rehearsal March 2020

OIO Cancels Free Physicals

Each year, The Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio generously hosts free physicals for area student athletes to be prepared for the fall. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19, the free physicals planned for May 4th & May 11th have been canceled.

#elidatogether Share Your Photos on Social Media

Families are coming together in special ways during this time when school is closed.

On social media, we are sharing pictures of our families doing homework together, or making dinner or getting outside for some fun in the warmer temperatures. We won't let social distancing keep Elida Bulldog Families from seeing each other!

You can use the picture of the paw print to color and post it--either on your front door or post on social media. Use the hashtag #elidatogether.

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Information Resources


Elida School Website We'll use the district social media, website and text alerts to communicate important information.

Allen County Public Health Department

Elida Counselors and Social Workers Here to Help

Our Elida Counselors and Social Workers have created an Elida Counseling and Social Work group on Schoology with resources for families, but if they need direct communication, they are available Monday-Friday 8-2:00 and can be reached through e-mail:

Stefanie Atwater satwater@elida.k12.oh.us.

Kathy Magers kmagers@elida.k12.oh.us

Stacy McAdams smcadams@elida.k12.oh.us

Jennifer Knippen jknippen@elida.k12.oh.us

Randy Woods rwoods@elida.k12.oh.us