Eccles Wednesday News

Below are some school highlights & reminders for the week...

Join Us!

While parent volunteering continues to be on hold until further notice, we do have employment opportunities in our schools for part-time positions like instructional assistants, nutrition services, custodians and more. We are also seeking on-call substitutes for those positions, which would provide even greater flexibility. English and Spanish speakers are welcome to apply. Visit our employment website to view all current opportunities.

Earthquake & Evacuation Drill

We want you to know that your students will take part in The Great Oregon ShakeOut along with 500,000 other registered participants across the state. The ShakeOut is a drill that teaches us how to stay safe during an earthquake with three easy steps: Drop! Cover! Hold on! After the drill, students will practice evacuating the building.

We do not want students to experience worry or fear because of the drill. If you have younger children, it might be helpful to practice together ahead of time. You can find more information on The Great Oregon ShakeOut here. Thank you, as always, for your partnership.

Pumpkin Carving Night

We are excited to share that the Eccles PTA will be hosting our annual Pumpkin Carving Night this coming THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28th from 4:00-6:00 PM. Choose “Grab & Go” style and come get a pumpkin with a carving kit to take home -or- stay to carve your pumpkin outside under our big tent. We can’t wait to have you join us!

Pie Fundraiser

This is the *final week* to gather and turn in your Pumpkin Pie Fundraiser order forms - they are DUE MONDAY, OCTOBER 25th. Please make sure your student returns their form and any payment in the provided envelope, to their teacher or the front office.

Pies can be picked up by Eccles families on Wednesday, November 10th from 4:00-6:00 PM in the Eccles parking lot. Students/Families will be responsible for delivering pies to those who’ve ordered through them.

Playground is Open!

With great excitement, our students (and staff) helped break-in the new playground on Monday, as it was finally complete and opened up for play! They are still getting used to the safety rules, but enjoying every minute of time they get outside on the new equipment.

Library Update

Students have been coming to the Library and checking out books weekly since September. Depending on a student’s grade level, they can check out a different number of books. Students in Kindergarten and 1st grade check out 1 book each week. Students in 2nd and 3rd grade may check out 2 books each week. Students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades have the option to check out up to 3 books each week.

With all these books out and about, it’s no surprise that some books are overdue (late to be returned to school). There are probably some lost or injured books out there somewhere, too!

Starting Monday, November 1st, reminder emails will be sent to families of students who have overdue and/or missing books from prior years. There is no charge for a late/overdue book. However, if a book has been lost (or never returned), then a replacement fee is charged to the student’s account. The reminder email will list the cost to replace the book. A lost book fee can be paid by sending in a check made out to Eccles Elementary with ‘lost book’ on the memo line.

Questions? Email Mrs. Adams in the Library: