Elsie Rogers Express

January 27, 2023

Points of #PHMExcellence

n case you haven't heard, Senior Point Guard for the Kingsmen Boys Basketball Team Markus Burton is the new All-Time Scoring record holder for Penn High School! Markus broke the record at last Friday night's game against Marian, who the Kingsmen beat! The Palace was packed and it was standing room only. If you missed all the excitement, click here for videos, pictures, team stats and all the details.
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KIndergarten Registration

Please note that we are currently enrolling incoming kindergarten students for the 2023-24 school year. If you need to register a student or know someone who does, please click on the button below as regitration is online. Should you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Maureen Donat mdonat@phm.k12.in.us as she can provide any guidance you may have. If you have supporting documentation that needs to be shared with our front office staff, our front office will remain open through June 9 from 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM, you can drop them off at Elsie Rogers. We will offer access to the breezeway for drop off.

We are super excited to meet our newest roadrunners!

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Science Open House

We are excited to share an opportunity for our P-H-M community to review K-12 science resources. The Indiana Department of Education has updated our science standards to include the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). In order to provide quality resources to our teachers, we are reviewing several programs that are aligned to the updated standards. This open house provides an opportunity for teachers and families to review the resources and to provide feedback for consideration. We welcome you to visit the open house at the Learning Center at Schmucker Middle School (Door D) on Thursday, February 9th between 3:30-5:30 PM.
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Scholastic Book Fair Coming to Elsie Rogers

The Scholastic Book Fair will be open the week of Monday, February 13th. Students will have the opportunity to shop during their Tech Time and Library. The Book Fair will be open for parents to shop on Tuesday, February 14 from 4-5:30 during our “Sweets For Sweets” event (More to come on this!). We accept cash or checks (made out to Elsie Rogers). You may also order books online at: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/elsierogerselementaryschool1

Happy Shopping - Mrs. Fairbotham

It's Coming... One Book, One School

Take a look at the picture TEASER! Any ideas what we will be reading as a school this year? The school wide community read is coming soon - February 13 to be exact! Be on the lookout for some family literacy FUN headed our way!

Winter Weather

Cold weather is here...

Please remember to send children with adequate outerwear for recess. Outside recess generally occurs if the outside temperature (wind chill included) is above 0 degrees. Because children are on the playground for approximately 20-25 minutes after lunch, it is important that your child is dressed appropriately during the cold weather months: coat, hat, mittens, boots, and snow pants. Please remember to label your child's items!!

If the playground area is snow-covered and your child does not have snow pants and boots, they will have to remain on the shoveled pavement during recess.

Lost and Found

Is your child saying they can't find their winter coat, missing that new sweatshirt or gloves? Our Lost and Found is overflowing with items. If your child is missing an item, please have them check for it in the Cafeteria Lost and Found. If you would like to come in and look for your child's missing items, please call the office during school hours and let them know you'd like to stop by! Anything left after February 10th will be washed and donated.

P-H-M Young Author's Opportunity

Be sure to save the date for P-H-M's annual Young Authors' Conference for elementary students grades K-5. This year's event registration is FREE thanks to Superintendent Dr. Jerry Thacker & other generous #GivingTuesday donors to the P-H-M Education Foundation! Registration opens Monday, Jan. 30 so be sure to register early. Details at phmschools.org/YAC2023.

P-H-M Social Media Guidelines

Knowing that social media is a quickly changing landscape, PHM put together some suggestions for teachers related to best practices when it comes to posting information. We are sharing these with you in case you may find them helpful for your family/children.

Save the Dates

January 23 - DIBELS Window Opens (K-2)

January 31 - Picture Retake Day

February 12 - PTO Sponsored ice skating event

February 13th Week - Scholastic Book Fair

February 14 - Book Fair is Open from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

February 20 - No School, President's Day

March 6 - IREAD3 Window Opens (2nd and 3rd grade)

March 21 - 2nd Grade Weather Program

March 28 - 3rd Grade Folk Dance Night

April 17 - ILEARN Window Opens

May 4 - 5th Grade Music Program

May 23 - 4th Grade Music Program

May 30 - Kindergarten Graduation (Time to be announced)

June 1 - Field Day