Elliott Express

1/16/2023

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Elliott Parents,


As a friendly reminder about outdoor play at recess, we try hard to take our students outside every day. However, below 20 degrees and inclement weather (or wind chill) would prevent this from happening. Please be sure to send warm coats, hats and gloves to school with your child.


School Closure Procedures
Changes in the school schedules are communicated in the following ways:
-District/Building phone message
-District/Building email message
-District webpage (www.munster.us)

Make sure your contact information is updated correctly in PowerSchool to receive notices.



Delayed Start
School is in session but starts at a later time (generally a 2 hour delay).
Adventure Club is available on delayed start days. Starts at regular time.
Lunches will be served on delayed start days.
Dismissal is at the regular time.



Ms. Guernsey and Mrs. Jez

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 17th PTO Meeting 6:00


Wednesday, February 8th 1/2 Day Professional Development ( no students in PM)


CoGat

Students in Grades K, 2, and 5 will be taking CogAT, a Cognitive Abilities Test beginning January 17th until February 1st. The testing data from CogAT is used by the School Town of Munster as an identification pathway for Monitor Status (Grades K-1) or High Ability Placement (Grades 2-8). The measures of CogAT include Verbal, Quantitative, and Nonverbal reasoning. Test results are provided to teachers and parents in the spring.

Fun Fair

Elliott's Fun Fair is less than two months away and it's coming back with a bang! After three years on pause, we can't wait to host this super fun event for Elliott students and their community!


Classroom baskets will be raffled off the night of Fun Fair and we need your help to make them awesome! Students can bring in donations based on their grade and place them in a collection basket in their classrooms. Volunteers will compile the donations and create amazing, fun baskets to be raffled off on March 3rd!


Visit our website at www.elliottelementarypto.com/funfair for all the details as they come and save the date for this awesome night!

Pick Up/Drop Off

For the safety of all student, lease make sure that you are following procedures at drop off and pick up. There are parents that are dropping students off in the middle of White Oak. Please refrain from doing this.

Munster Education Foundation Fundraiser - Feb. 3! Jeans & Jerseys Takeover of Byway Brewing


The Munster Education Foundation is taking over all of Byway Brewing for this year’s event! You can purchase tickets to this special opportunity to enjoy Byway Brewing's fantastic food, beer, and atmosphere on Feb. 3! Jeans & Jerseys is a unique, casual, sports-themed event supporting innovative and experiential opportunities within all five Munster schools. The super fun band Morning Glories, led by an MHS alum, will also be jamming at the event. Plus, this is your only chance to enjoy a Mustang Stout, an exclusive beer brewed by Byway Brewing just for this event.


Three different ticket options ranging from VIP to food only, are available.
https://munstereducationfoundation.org/events/
Get Jeans and Jerseys Tickets

Munster High School Portrait of a Graduate Meeting for Elementary Parents

What do “we” as a community want/expect students to know, be able to do when they cross the stage at graduation?


What are our hopes, dreams, and aspirations for our students?

What traits, skills, and mindsets do students need to be successful, regardless of what they choose to pursue after high school? Enrolled, Employed, or Enlisted….



Mr. Heller, our Superintendent, will be hosting an elementary parent input meeting.

If you are interested in being on the Elliott Team, please call Ms. Guernsey 219-838-5250

Incoming 6th Grade Parents To Wilbur Wright

Incoming 6th Grade parents are invited to WWMS for a scheduling presentation led by our wonderful WWMS School Counselors!

Location: WWMS Cafeteria (Enter through Door A or Door E)

Date: January 31st, 2023

Time: 6-7PM

Staff Spotlight

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One Book is here!

One Book is coming to Elliott on Tuesday, January 17! Every Elliott student will receive a copy of "The Nature club -Taking Flight" and will have the chance to participate in fun activities over the next four weeks!


The school rotunda is set and ready to welcome Izzy, Miguel and Senor Wilson next week!

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January 17 PTO Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, January 17, in the Elliott Elementary cafeteria, for our next PTO membership meeting.


School Town of Munster Superintendent, Bret Heller, will join us to share a little bit about his role and new programs and projects taking place in Munster schools, Munster School Board members Kristen Smith and Kyle Dempsey will be in attendance to introduce themselves and their newly elected positions, and we’ll hear from Ms. Guernsey and the PTO board about upcoming events and things happening at Elliott school!


Find the upcoming agenda, meeting details and financial reports on our website at: https://www.elliottelementarypto.com/meeting-minutes

Fun Fair is back - Friday, March 3!

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January Staff Luncheon

It is a bit gloomy outside but we cannot let that get us down. Let's create our own sunshine by giving our staff an amazing luncheon to bring some smiles and laughter to their day!


January's staff luncheon will take place on 1/19 - you can contribute to this great day by signing up below!

Vision:

School Town of Munster – A District of National Distinction

Purpose Statement:

Our mission is to help students demonstrate academic growth and social responsibility in a supportive and intellectually challenging learning environment.