Walker News February 4-8, 2019

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Highlights from the Week of January 28 - February 1, 2019

Our Walker Wildcats have been busy this week.
  • Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grades have completed the interim assessments for ACT Aspire.
  • The 2019 Walker EAST Conference Team has been announced. The following EAST students will be going to conference with their projects: Reese Cavitt, Anthony Franco, Will Wilson, Brody Reynolds, Emmie Reisinger, Taylor Ray, Isabel Sanders, and Jayden Manley. Our two alternates are Allie Gale and Sadie McClain. We are so proud of the work of all of our EAST students and the projects that each group developed and worked on throughout the school year. We can't wait to see this group of students share their EAST projects with the state.

Here's what's happening this week at Walker Elementary:

February 4-8 National School Counseling Week

February 4 G.T. and EAST Night Out (3rd Grade-5:30, 4th Grade, 5:50, and 5th Grade 6:10 p.m.)

February 7 & 8 Lunch with dads (during regular grade level lunch times)

February 8 KKids meeting 7:30 a.m.

February 8 Daddy Daughter Dance 6:00-7:30 p.m.

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National School Counseling Week 2019

This week (February 4-8, 2019) is National School Counseling Week. This week is sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) to highlight the unique contribution of school counselors within the U.S. school systems and recognize the tremendous impact they can have in helping students achieve school success. We would like to thank our school counselor at Walker Elementary, Mrs. Erin Waterman, for the work she does each and every day to make our students successful. Mrs. Waterman organizes our character education program. Mrs. Waterman teaches monthly guidance lessons that teach our character word of the month and offers students support in acquiring social and emotional skills. Mrs. Waterman sponsors our student ambassador program where she works with this group to teach leadership and service. Supporting student attendance is something that Mrs. Waterman is always working on behind the scenes. Mrs. Waterman also coordinates the snack pack program with Samaritan Community Center to provide weekend food for Walker students in need.


Two outside agencies provide school-based therapy at Walker Elementary. Ozark Guidance and Youth Bridge both provide counselors and behavioral therapists to work with students during the school day at Walker. If you have questions about your child's social and emotional well being and are interested in starting school-based services, please call the school office and ask to speak to an administrator.


To learn more about National School Counseling Week, visit www.sschoolcounselor.org

Safety Reminders for Parents and Visitors

All visitors to the school must check in at the office and present a driver’s license or state issued ID to obtain a Visitor’s Badge at all times. All guests must check in at the front office and this does include if a parent walks a child to the classroom before the start of the school day. These procedures are for the safety of all of our students and we appreciate your support in following them.


Our doors open for students at 7:20 a.m. Please do not drop your child off and leave them unattended on the front porch before this time. Our school day begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. If you are dropping off at 7:59 a.m., you will need to come into the school and check your child in as tardy.


To keep the flow of traffic moving, we ask that all parents use the car line to drop off students. We work to move our car line as quickly as possible and if everyone will go through the line, we can keep it moving and get everyone out faster.

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Reminder to all EAST or G.T. Parents

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Kindergarten Registration is on March 11th from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Parents of kindergarten students residing in the Springdale School District with a student five (5) years of age on or before August 1st, 2019, mark your calendars for kindergarten registration. Parents may register a child for kindergarten on March 11th from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. You will need to bring the following documents: 1) Birth Certificate 2) Social security card 3) Immunization record 4) Kindergarten Physical and 5) Proof of residency. You can pick up the enrollment packet early and return with these documents on March 11th.

Inclement Weather and Snow Day Procedures

In the event of inclement weather that affects our roadways, district officials work to make a decision by 6:00 am. School cancellation will immediately be announced on the district Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SpringdaleSchools. Local news outlets will also be notified. In the event of a school closing, all extra-curricular activities, meetings, etc. are canceled for that day as well.

Lost & Found

Our lost and found is full of student items (coats, sweatshirts, hats, etc.) If you are missing items, please have your child check the lost and found area in the front hallway. Please write your child's name on all personal items that they bring to school.

Other ways to connect to Walker Elementary

Walker Elementary has a Facebook page for the school, EAST, KKids, and PTA. Like all these pages to keep up with the latest school information. Click on the links below to get to each page. Then click on the like button to follow our pages. Once you like our pages, you will see our posts in your Facebook newsfeed. Our G.T. facilitator has a website containing all Walker G.T. information. Walker also has a school page on Twitter and Instagram. The links can be found below.
Walker Elementary School Facebook Page

Please follow our Walker Facebook page for important information about upcoming events and to learn about what is happening at Walker Elementary school.

Walker Elementary EAST Facebook Page

Walker Elementary EAST is an educational program that combines self-direction, teamwork, service and cutting-edge technology in a manner that helps students to develop their own interests and aptitudes in a positive environment.

Walker Elementary PTA Facebook Page

Please like our Walker PTA Facebook page to stay updated on upcoming PTA events and volunteer opportunities.

Walker Elementary KKids Facebook Page

KKids is open to all 3rd-5th-grade students. KKids students are leaders who strive to do amazing things for our school, the community, and the world.

Click here to access your child's lunch account

Create an account to manage your child's lunch account or fill out for FREE/REDUCED LUNCH.

Walker Elementary School Web-page

The school webpage has many important links including our parent involvement plan in English & in Spanish, our lunch menu, staff contact information, and website links for students to use at home to practice academic skills.

Stay Connected to all school events from now until May 2019 by downloading this PDF file.