Elkins Update

A Newsletter to Keep Parents Informed

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Journey to Excellence

* We hope this newsletter helps to keep you informed of things going on at Elkins and answer any questions you may have. Feel free to call the office with any questions or email administration (Kori Werth kwerth@ems-isd.net & Bobby Jackson bjackson@ems-isd.net) if you have questions or concerns you need addressed. Our door is always open, and we want to work with partners to help your children be successful!

*All Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD parents are invited to take part in this year's District and School Climate Survey. Each year, we ask for parents’ feedback on important topics including educational programs, district and campus leadership, facilities and operations, budget and finance, communications, and safety and security. The 2017-2018 survey window will close Thursday, March 26.

Please check your email for a personal invitation and survey link. You can also participate by clicking on the following link:

http://survey.k12insight.com/Survey.aspx?k=RQsYYRXsQQTsPsPsP&Lang=0&Status=&Data=&Dir=NXT&Uid=830170660&rnd2=1&rnd=7000.262275639244

or by requesting a paper survey from the EMS ISD Communications Department. The online survey is available in both English and Spanish, and is compatible with any computer, tablet, or smartphone.

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Spring Break Next Week!

* Can you believe Spring Break is already here! All EMS campuses will be closed next week, March 12th-16th, for Spring Break. We hope you all have a safe and enjoyable break, and we will see everyone back on Monday, March 19th. Please make sure to continue reading over break and taking time to work on Moby Max to keep your skills fresh! Have fun, and enjoy the beautiful spring weather! We can't wait to hear how everyone's break was!
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EMS-ISD STEM Showcase

We are so excited about the first annual EMS-ISD STEM Showcase that is coming up on Thursday, March 22. It will be wonderful to see all the projects and student activities. We have several students from Elkins who will be participating, and we cannot wait to see what they have created. It will be a fun event for the entire family and always exciting to see what students of all ages come up with!


EMS ISD PreK-12 STEM Showcase

Thursday, March 22, 2018

5:30-7:30 Come and Go

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Taking a TRIP to Reach our Attendance Goal

Don't forget about our attendance incentive!


With flu season on the downward run (we hope), we need to work HARD to increase our attendance percentage for the next 2 six weeks periods! This past 6 weeks was a hard one with so many illnesses around. We did announce our winners for the 4th six weeks today, but the list was a lot shorter of those students who were able to have perfect attendance for this six weeks.


We are seeing more and more tardies as well. Please remember that the tardy bell rings at 7:35! If you get here at 7:35 or after, your student is considered tardy. Please help us to get all students in class and on time by arriving in plenty of time for your student to walk to class and be ready to learn by 7:35. This means they need to be here by 7:30. We appreciate your cooperation on this matter.

Just to ensure you remember our attendance incentive program, it is listed below. The students LOVE winning these awards, and the parents have been excited as well! We know that a large part of elementary attendance is dependent upon the parents, so that's why we decided to reward you all for your hard work as well. Thanks so much to those of you who continuously have your students here on time and ready to learn. You are very much appreciated.

TRIP = Taking Responsibility of the Importance of Being Present)


In order to help promote attendance, we will be doing individual incentives to show our appreciation for our students AND parents who work hard to get here EACH day ON TIME.


Each six weeks, a drawing will take place for each student who has PERFECT (no absences and no tardies) for the 6 weeks.

* students entered into drawing for Altitude jump pass

* parents entered into drawing for $25 Visa gift card


The class with the highest attendance percentage will receive a popcorn party!


At the END OF THE YEAR, each student with perfect attendance will be entered into a drawing for a bike! We will have 8 bikes, so 8 students will win!!! The grade level with the highest attendance percentage will win a pizza party for their ENTIRE GRADE LEVEL!!


Help us reach our attendance goal of 97% (as a campus) for the 2017-2018 school year! We appreciate your support as we work together to take a TRIP!

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2nd Annual Color Blast

We hope you can make it to one of our favorite events of the year!! We had SO much fun last year, so we decided to do it again this year. We are hoping to make it even bigger and better than before! Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 15th for our 2nd annual Color Blast run! The $15 entry fee will get you registered and includes a t-shirt. We also have a lot of other fun items for sale! Kona Ice will be there along with concessions! We have raffle tickets for purchase, lots of great prizes, and great activities for the whole family! We hope to see you there! Spread the word and invite your neighbors, community members, church members, etc.! We want the entire community to participate!
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Kindergarten Roundup

Monday, April 30th, 3-5pm

Elkins Elementary

Calling all incoming Kindergartners! We will have Kindergarten Roundup for the 2018-19 school year on Monday, April 30th from 3:00-5:00pm. Please bring all required items for registration when you come on April 30th. Items needed for registration are as follows:

Birth Certificate

Social Security Card

Proof of Residence (water or electric bill OR copy mortgage/lease statements/build contracts)

Parent ID

Immunization Records

Registration for Kindergarten students will open ON April 30th and can be completed online at http://www.emsisd.com/Domain/93

We will have the computer lab open if you wish to register your child while you are at Kg Roundup, or you can do it prior to visiting. You can bring your student with you, and they will meet the teachers, have a quick assessment, and tour the school.


If your student is currently enrolled at Pre-K at Hafley Development Center, you will register under RETURNING STUDENTS (not new students), as your child is already in the district system and will be listed as a returning student.


If you have any questions, please call the front office at 817 237 0805

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School News

  • Spring Break is next week (March 12-16)
  • 6th Grade Parent night (current 5th graders) will be Tuesday, March 20th at 6:00 pm at the middle schools.
  • We will have our Lion King performance on Wednesday, March 21st at 6:00pm. These are our 3rd-5th graders who have been working SO hard on this wonderful production! We hope you can join us for this amazing event! We can't wait to see how hard they have worked to put on this performance.
  • Friday, March 30th is bad weather day. We will not have school on this day, since we did not use any snow days this school year. Enjoy your 3 day weekend.
  • Tuesday, April 3rd will be spring individual pictures!
  • Spring is here, and that means testing season has arrived. On state testing days, we ask that visitors refrain from coming to campus. STAAR dates for this year are: April 10th & 11th, and May 14th, 15th, & 16th. Thank you for your assistance, and we will keep you posted if any other dates are added due to makeup testing, etc.
  • Make sure to sign up for Skyward Family Access! You can do this by visiting the district website at www.emsisd.com. Click on "Parents," then click on "Skyward Access." This will allow you to view your students' grades, sign up for bus transportation, adjust personal information such as phone numbers, email addresses, etc. This is the best way to stay connected to everything going on with your students!
  • Elkins Remind is a way we use to communicate important events, send reminders, and communicate to our families. If you have not signed up, please follow this link in order to sign up. We send important reminders such as picture day, special events, early releases, etc.! This is a great way to stay connected!

https://www.remind.com/join/elkinspar

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Counselor's Corner

Guidance lessons continue to take place regularly, along with various student groups ranging from peer mediation, confidence building, social skills, and regular lunch bunch social meetings.

Please also remember, you may fill out a counseling request form (link also below) any time you would like your child to speak to the counselor. Thanks for your continued support of our counseling program!

Counselor Request form link:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=aLcezEZ_NketRFil2pZnYM2znVFFJ0tIh_pDQR9iCq1URE5KM0xHTFM1Q0hBMzU5MzM1Njc4SEo3My4u

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Dates to Remember

Spring Break:

March 12-16


Tuesday, March 20th:

6th Grade Parent Night @ 6:00 (middle school campuses)


Wednesday, March 21st:

Lion King Performance @ 6:00 pm


Friday, March 30th:

Bad Weather Day (No School)


Tuesday, April 3rd:

Spring Individual Pictures


Friday, April 6th:

Clubs Today!


Tuesday, April 10th-Wednesday, April 11th:

STAAR Testing: Campus Closed to Visitors


Thursday, April 19th:

Kindergarten Pictures


Friday, April 20th:

Kindergarten Transportation Parade @ 2:00pm


Tuesday, April 24th:

UIL @ Saginaw High School


Friday, April 27th:

Clubs Today!


Saturday, April 28th:

UIL @ Saginaw High School


Monday, April 30th:

Kindergarten Roundup 3:00-5:00


Friday, May 1st:

Moms with Muffins @ 7:10 am


Thursday, May 10th:

KG & 1st Grade Performance/PTA Meeting


Friday, May 11th:

KG & 1st Grade Field Day


May 14th-16th:
STAAR Testing: Campus Closed to Visitors


Friday, May 18th:

Clubs Today!


Tuesday, May 22nd:

NRH2O trip/concert for Hoofbeats


Wednesday, May 23rd:

Career Day


Thursday, May 24th:

2nd-5th Field Day


Friday, May 25th:

Bad Weather Day (No School)