ERES PROUD Headlines...
January 23, 2015
Few thoughts from the principal...
We have a friendly request...we understand after your child has been home sick (strep, flu, etc.), there are times that playing outside after they return is not good for him/her. Know that when you request he/she stay inside, we are happy to accommodate. But also know that when you do this, it takes a teacher off of the playground and there are less available teachers to monitor the others outside.
If your child has not been sick at home but has the sniffles, please try not to ask for them to stay inside unless you feel it's a very serious concern for him/her. Send him/her to school with adequate clothing so that he/she can go outside. This allows us to offer the best monitoring of all children on the playground.
The district also has a regulation that students must be appropriately dressed to go outside on cool/cold weather days. If your child is not covered completely, (long pants, coat, jacket, etc.) he/she may not go outside. Again we lose a recess monitor because someone must monitor the child(ren) inside.
Even though we share these requests, we do want to do what's best for your child. We will gladly oblige your requests. Thank you for understanding the big picture of ERES.
Tardy to school
Sure hope we have some of our students and teachers participate this year!! Click above for information about it. Just received this from the district... • This is the seventh year of the Film Festival, and we are currently accepting online entires
Sale of bond information from KISD
Sale of Voter Approved Bonds 2014
During the spring and summer of 2014, while KISD was planning for the bond election, they were projecting an interest rate of 5% to be paid during the amortization of the new bonds.
Due to a market imbalance as well as strong demand in January, KISD received $500 Million in orders for our offering of $154 Million. That strong demand pushes down interest rates.
Interest Expense to the District
Originally planned 5% = $176 Million
December Board Mtg. 4.4% = $160 Million
Actual Jan 6, 2015 3.488% = $125 Million
KISD is pleased to report that our interest expense over the life of our bonds has gone down from an estimated $176 Million to $125 Million – a savings to the District of $51 Million over the life of the bonds. Great news for us and our KIDS!
- Turning right out of the front parking lot at arrival and dismissal times - this helps empty the parking lots quicker.
- Please respect the crossing guard and crossing zones by following the laws. These people are here to help keep our students safe.
- Using your cell phone while driving in front of or driving on school property is against the law. Please stay off of your phone for our students' safety sake. Thanks!
Jan 30 - Report cards will be sent home
Feb 2-6 - National Counselor's Week
Feb 9-12 - Kindness Grams sold by StuCo (1 canned good per gram)
Feb 9-13 - Book Fair (ERES library)
Feb 11 - Area Spelling Bee (NWISD)
Feb 13 - Valentine's Parties (students and teachers only)
Feb 16 - School Holiday (bad weather make-up day)
Feb 19 - CEIC meeting @ 3:20 (conference room)
Feb 24 - 1st grade choir program @ 5:30 and 6:30
Feb 26 - Lockdown drill practice
March 3 - 4th grade theater arts program @ 5:30 and 6:30
March 5 - ERES Open House @ 6:00
March 6 - Early Release @ 12:00
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