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Eastridge Elementary School November 24, 2019

New School Times

School Day - 8:05AM - 3:05PM

Doors Open - 7:55AM

Tardy Bell - 8:05AM

Morning Car Rider Reminders

Please note that in the mornings you and your student must be in line and unloaded by 8:03 am at door #13. The door will lock automatically at 8:03 am and you will then need to bring your student to the front office for drop off. Any students dropped off at the front office after 8:05 am are considered tardy and must be signed in by an adult.

Upcoming Events...

November 27th - November 29th --> THANKSGIVING Holiday (No School for Students)

December 2nd - December 20th --> Think First and Stay Safe Lessons

December 6th -->Parents Night Out 2019 from 6PM-8PM

December 10th --> PTA Meeting from 6PM-7PM (All Welcome)

December 14th --> Breakfast with Santa from 9AM-11AM

Greetings Eastridge Families,

We wish our, students, and community a very Happy Thanksgiving Holiday next week! As you gather with family and friends for food and fellowship, please take a moment to reflect on the many things we have to be thankful for.


Hats off to our 4th Grade Spell Bowl Team! They worked hard and did a great job at the competition this past Monday. We are very proud of their hard work and effort!! A special thanks to Mrs.Ryan and Ms. Bumb for sponsoring our Spell Bowl Team!!


On December 6th, we have an exciting event for our students planned. Our PTA is hosting Parents Night Out. Students will rotate through different stations, have pizza, decorate a cookie, and enjoy a movie. It’s a guaranteed good time for all! . Flyers are being sent home with students tomorrow and can be found in this newsletter. Please RSVP by Monday, December 2nd.


Just a reminder that school is in session next Monday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 26. There will be NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, November 27 through Friday, November 29 so that families may enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. School will resume on Monday, December 2. We hope that you and your family enjoy your time together!

4th Grade Spell Bowl Team

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Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa returns this year! Please save the date! Santa will be at Eastridge on Saturday December 14th from 9 am to 11 am. $3.00 for pancakes, sausage, and photo.

Read and Rise

Indianapolis Urban League - Read and Rise!


The Indianapolis Urban League is partnering with Warren Township to offer a program, Read and Rise, to our parent community. The foundation of the program is aimed at promoting reading and literacy development in the home. Their mission is to reinforce that parents are a child's first and most important teacher.

Warren will host three family literacy workshops as outlined below:

  • Tuesday, December 3; 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Lakeside; Focus on Kindergarten and 1st Grade, up to age 7

  • Tuesday, January 7; 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Lakeside; Focus on 2nd Grade and 3rd Grade, up to age 9

IUL teaches the workshops, provides how-to guides for parents and reading materials for children.

New Visitor Management System

Warren Township Schools is pleased to announce we will begin using the Raptor Visitor Management System in all of our schools to strengthen our program of campus safety for students and staff. Part of keeping students and faculty safe is knowing who is in our buildings at all times, and the Raptor System will allow us to do that. The Raptor System will better allow us to screen visitors, contractors, and volunteers in our schools and provide us with a safer environment for our students and staff. Our goal is to keep a balance of being a welcoming school district as well as maintaining the safety of our students and staff.

Beginning November 11, 2019, every visitor who enters our school will be asked to present a state of federal ID, such as a Driver’s License, that will be scanned into the Raptor System. Once the visitor has been approved, the office staff will enter the reason, destination of the visit and the Raptor System will print a photo ID visitor badge. If for any reason a parent or guardian does not have a U.S. government-issued ID, the staff member can use any form of ID and manually enter the person’s name into the Raptor System.

A photo ID visitor badge is not required for those who visit our schools to drop off an item or pick-up paperwork at the front desk. Further, they may drop off their items(s) or remain in the waiting area until their student is available. Please be aware that current practices established in each building will remain in effect.

The safety of our students is our highest priority. The Raptor Visitor Management System will provide us with a consistent process of knowing who is in our buildings at all times as well as a tool to identify those individuals who may present a danger to our students and staff.


Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support towards enhancing school safety protocols in our district. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Eastridge Elementary School at (317) 532-3150.


Sincerely,


Mrs. Johnson

Principal

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Attendance Matters, Facts Matters, Information Matters

Why attendance matters?


Fact: Missing just 2 days a month means a child misses 10% of the school year.


RESEARCH SHOWS THAT ATTENDANCE IS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT.

Students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance. Every school day counts in a child's academic life...A missed school day is a lost opportunity for students to learn. The effects of lost school days build up one absence at a time on individual students. Please ensure that your child understands the importance of good school attendance and is at school every day. Every day matters! Every day provides important learning opportunities! Set your child up for success by developing these good habits now!


MSD of Warren Township Attendance Policy Reminder

Students with 7 or more absences will provide a doctor's excusal for each absence. Parents should send medical excusals to the classroom teachers when the student returns to school. Medical excusals will be counted as excused absences. Our goal is to ensure that your child's attendance is accurate.


Attend today. Achieve tomorrow.

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Free Girls Lacrosse League at Warren Central H.S.

Try something new this winter. Girls lacrosse, one of the fastest growing sports in America, is a varsity sport at Warren Central. This winter there will be an indoor recreational league for girls in grades 3-8. We plan to have two divisions, one for grades 3, 4, and 5, and one for grades 6, 7 and 8.

This program is absolutely free. Times, dates and other information can be found on the registration page by following this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexFM8gyoCqu_s3qSg-xaIfnxLFJA6U7t4vs1pSKnD6Q9VDTQ/viewform


Contact Coach Gary Roberts with questions at groberts@warren.k12.in.us

Think First and Stay Safe

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School Safety

In an effort to make sure our students and staff understand and know what to do in the case of emergencies, we plan practice drills throughout the school year. Some of these drills include procedures we practice monthly, like fire drills, and some we practice only a few times during the year, like wind/tornado drills.

We wanted you to be aware of the types of drills that we practice together in the event of a school safety concern so that you can talk with your students about these situations if they should come home with questions.

  • Fire Drills – Students and staff evacuate their classrooms and exit the building. All classrooms report to a designated location outside of the school building. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.

  • Wind/Tornado Drills – Students and staff report to designated locations in the building away from large windows and doors with windows. During this drill, our exterior doors will be locked so that all office staff can participate as well.

  • Lockdown Drills – Our buildings are secured internally and externally. Students remain with staff and wait for directions. During these drills, if you visit campus, you may see law enforcement agencies like Warren Police, parked on our campus supporting this practice.

  • Bus Evacuation Drills – Students practice exiting the bus using emergency exits upon arriving to school. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.

It is important to note that your student’s focus and cooperation during our drills is paramount. When drills are conducted, all individuals on our campus must participate, and that number can be upwards of 500 people. Paying attention, being alert and following directions allows for the best learning experience during the drills. Please reinforce this at home. Also, please know that if you are in the building when these drills are being practiced, you will be asked to practice with our school.

I appreciate your support and ask that you reach out with any questions.

High Ability Program

Warren's High Ability Program is designed to meet the unique academic needs of gifted and talented students. The curriculum in these classes is differentiated and faster paced and students will be working above grade level if they qualify. As a district, we look at all students in grades 1, 4, 6 and 8 to see if they qualify for the following school year based on eligibility criteria. Parent recommendations are considered along with achievement scores when determining placement in high ability. More detailed identification information can be found here. If you would like to complete a recommendation for the broad based planning committee to consider you can do so here 2020-2021 High Ability Parent Recommendation Form The parent recommendation form will be open until January 31, 2020.

SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLICATIONS/NEWS MEDIA USE

The occasion may arise when the school district wants to recognize your child or your child's school. This may include your child's photo, your child's name or your child's work in district publications, newsletters, on school district websites, and in electronic/ social media or in staff training videos. We may also want to tell the media (including newspapers, television, and radio) about your child's achievements. We never knowingly release information about a student to anyone who wants to use it for commercial/ political purposes. However, we will honor your request to not include your child in these types of recognitions if you notify your child's school office in writing that you do not want this type of information released.

Notes from the Nurse

The school clinic needs pants desperately. SIZES 5-12 in both female/ male. The accidents have taken all my supply in shorts/skorts/pants. Please consider donating any clothing that is not being used. Also, if your child has had one or several accidents this year from spills to restroom it might be best to pack an extra set of clothes for your child in their book bag. Let your child and your teacher know about the extra clothes.It would be greatly appreciated and I wouldn't have to call parents at work telling them I don't have pants for their child.. Thank you so much!

Lost and Found

There is a continuous Lost & Found table set up in the cafeteria. All clothing items and lunch boxes left outside during recess are sent to the table. Please encourage your child to check the table for their items during lunch. Lost jewelry, glasses and other miscellaneous items will be in the office. Identify them and they are yours again! .

Healthy Celebrations

While we love to celebrate, please remember that there is a “no birthday treats “ guideline. To access fun and helpful resources for healthy celebration ideas please visit the district wellness policy by clicking on this link. Also, note that no birthday invitations are allowed to be distributed at school. It is school policy.

Box Tops

Thank you for supporting Eastridge Elementary. Please continue to send in your box tops!!

Box Tops App

No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. With the Box Tops for Education app, you can turn your everyday receipts into cash for your school.

PTA

Join the PTA for $7 and receive a discount card.

Our next PTA meeting will be held on November 20th @ Eastridge Elementary School (enter through door 1). PTA meetings begin at 6 pm and end at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend!

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New Warren App and Website

Warren Township School District has a new app and website! The purpose of the app and website is to provide regular updates through the live feed, district news, and

district events sections as well as other important district information. The app includes easy access to the weekly breakfast and lunch menu, staff contacts, district documents, bullying and safety reporting form, and much much more. The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store. Stay informed and download the app today. The district website is www.warren.k12.in.us.

Eastridge Elementary School

At Eastridge Elementary our mission is to develop a community of lifelong learners who will positively impact society.