Albion Elementary Family Newsletter

November 2016

Thank you for caring!

Families of Albion Elementary,

Thank you for coming out to your student's parent/teacher conference. If you were unable to attend please be sure that you have a phone conversation with your student's teacher. The turnout for conferences was incredible and helps to illustrate why we have so many successful students in our school. It's no secret that family involvement in the education of a child makes a huge difference for their future. Keep helping with homework, reading, and having conversations with your children. Just because conference time is over please keep in mind that Albion Elementary's doors are open for family involvement. Be sure to email or call your son or daughter's teacher if you have any questions or concerns. We have an outstanding staff that is willing to discuss student achievement and learning any time. I hope to see all of you soon. Have a great November and Happy Thanksgiving!


Jeff Harper, Principal

Direct school phone line: 260-636-1418


Twitter: @cnaeprincipal

Grandparents Day Photos

School Fundraiser

Students will soon receive information about our first school fundraiser of the year. We will be selling Gold Canyon candles. This is 100% optional and students do not have to participate. The fundraiser will begin on Monday, November 14 when students bring home order sheets and all of the details. The fundraiser will end on Monday, November 28. This time frame will allow students to offer their candle orders to friends and family at Thanksgiving with a candle delivery before Christmas. These candles will make great gifts and offer our school a very nice portion of funds from each sale. This fundraiser will help to supplement curriculum supplies and other activities for students at Albion Elementary.

Family Christmas Night

Come join us at Albion Elementary on Thursday, December 8 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. There will be lots of fun activities for families to enjoy together along with a special visitor ready to meet everyone. Keep your eyes open for more information about this fun event hosted by the Albion Elementary PTO. Teachers will be sending a paper flier home soon.

A Note From Nurse Eash

Our annual flu vaccine clinic will be held on Monday, November 7th for those students who have turned in a signed consent form. The Centers for Disease Control found that flu shots reduced a child’s risk of ending up at the doctor’s office sick with influenza by more than 60% last season. Thank you for protecting your student and others by getting a flu shot!

School Library Notes From Mrs. Knox

We will be reviewing how to use the online card catalog with grades 3-5 this month in the library. This can be accessed anywhere you have internet. Several of the benefits include:

* The ability to search for books by Lexile

* Searching all 4 CN schools for available titles

* Checking for Titles in a Series, by Author or Subject

Another Online reading resource available to all Albion Elementary families is Our Username is albionin with the Password books.

Important School Dates

November 14-18 3rd grade swimming at YMCA during the school day

November 14 School candle sales fundraiser begins

November 18 Progress reports will be sent home

November 23-25 No school-Thanksgiving Break

November 28 School fundraiser end date. All forms and money are due.

December 5 Kindergarten music program 6:00 pm in the CN Jr/Sr High Auditorium

December 8 Family Christmas Night at Albion Elementary from 5-7 pm