March 17, 2023
EBELING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Location: 15970 Haverhill Drive, Macomb, MI, USA
MARCH IS READING MONTH...LOOK FOR ACTIVITIES IN MARCH CALENDAR BELOW!
MARCH 22 - Grade 2 & 3 Field Trip to HFII High School "Cinderella"
Mother and Son Arcade Event (by registration)
MARCH 24 - Half Day of School. Third Quarter Marking Period Ends. Dismissal @ 11:44 AM.
MARCH 27 - 31 - Scholastic Spring Book Fair
MARCH 29 - Third grade field trip to CSI for COMICON
APRIL 3-7 - No School. Spring Break
APRIL 7 - Family Movie Event @ MJR: Mario Brothers. PTA flyer below
APRIL & MAY - MSTEP State Testing for grade 3-6 students
APRIL 19 - PTA Meeting @7:00 PM in Media Center
APRIL 20 - School wide Art Show & 5th Grade Uke Concert.6:00-8:00 PM
APRIL 21 - Schoolwide assembly "The NED Show" & yo-yo sale
APRIL 25 - 6th Grade Band Cluster Concert @ HFII HS
MAY 5 - Sweetheart Dance (see flyer below)
MAY 17 - PTA Meeting @ 7:00 PM in Media Center
MAY 29 - No School. Memorial Day Holiday
JUNE 2 - Field Day
JUNE 8 - Half Day of School. Dismissal @ 11:44 AM
JUNE 8 - Sixth Grade Celebration @ 9:00 AM
JUNE 9 - Half Day/Last Day of School. Dismissal @ 11:44 AM
CELL PHONES AND SMART WATCHES ARE NOT PERMITTED AT SCHOOL
Students are to keep these items at home. If you would like approval for your child to carry a cell phone (for use after school while walking home, for example) please contact their teacher who can make an allowance for such items to be: 1.) stored out of sight in backpack, and 2.) turned OFF/powered down (not just switched to silent).
Special note regarding ‘Smart’ watches: many of the newer devices have features that provide access to the internet, phone calling or texting , and picture-taking capabilities. It is almost impossible to monitor each accessory on each student’s wrist therefore devices of this sort will not be permitted to be worn at school.
If cell phones or smart watches are seen or heard in the classroom, teachers will collect the item and send it to the office for retrieval by a parent. Upon a second offense, suspension time may be issued.
Possession or use of cell phones or other electronic communications devices (ECDs) by elementary students is prohibited at any time while in school or in a district vehicle unless permission has been given by an administrator – this includes text messaging and camera usage.
CONCERTS, CARNIVAL GAMES, AND A READING MONTH ASSEMBLY MADE IT AN AWESOME WEEK!
SCHOOLASTIC BOOK FAIR MARCH 27th - 31st DURING MEDIA CENTER TIME
There are two links below for upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. If you'd like to volunteer to help during the fair, be sure you have an up-to-date volunteer form for this year, then visit the Sign Up Genius link. There are a variety of days, times, and tasks to choose from. Also attached is the link to our Book Fair homepage where you have access to the eWallet if you choose, but it is NOT required.
March Book Fair
March is Reading Month and what better way to celebrate the gift of reading than to host a Scholastic Book Fair. Our last fair was a huge success and the student excitement for the event was priceless. A great portion of our success was and is due to the countless number of volunteers who make this event run smoothly.
UCS BOND ELECTION INFORMATION...
For the past year and a half, Utica Community Schools has been collaborating with our community, students and staff to work through our strategic planning process. As a result of this work, UCS is pursuing a bond proposal on the May 2, 2023 ballot. This No Tax-Rate Increase Bond Proposal will help UCS instill excellence in every part of our school district by focusing on two key areas: SAFETY and SUCCESS.
YEARBOOK ORDERS ONLINE THROUGH MARCH 24TH
BRING THIS FLYER TO FIVE BELOW FOR 10% BACK TO OUR SCHOOL.
(flyers will also be sent home with students next week)
REGISTRATION/TICKET PURCASE FLYERS WERE SENT HOME ON MONDAY
REMINDERS AND REPEATS FROM PREVIOUS ISSUES OF THE EAGLE NEWS:
If your child is going to be absent call 586-797-4799 and leave a message on the 24-hour automated absence line. Any absences not called in to the office will be marked as 'unexcused' on student attendance records.
Your child will be excused from class for illness, bereavement, recognized religious holidays and medical or dental treatment that cannot be scheduled after school or on weekends.
Your child is responsible for makeup work. Homework requests may be made for an absence of two or more days in the case of both excused and pre-excused absences. Homework requests require 24 hours to process.
Absence for family travel during scheduled school days is discouraged.
However, should family travel be necessary, parents must submit a written request to the Ebeling office for Principal approval of a pre-excused absence at least one week in advance. Vacation days in excess of 10 days per school year will not be approved.
Arrangements to complete classroom assignments can be made with the teacher.
You can arrange for home study through the school principal should your child be absent from school for an extended period due to physical disability or illness.
If a student arrives late to school, the parent must accompany the student into the office, and the student must be signed in before he or she can go to class.
Truancy officials will be contacted in the event of a student having excessive tardies or absences.
SCHOOL PROPERTY REMINDERS:
PARKING AND PICKUP AT DISMISSAL
Overall, our parking lot runs smoothly thanks to all of you! Safety is the number one priority when accounting for the flow of traffic (buses and cars) that rotates through the parking lot daily. In addition to pedestrian and vehicular safety, we strive to facilitate a smooth and steady flow of traffic. If you enter the parking lot for pick up at dismissal time and find no spots available, you must exit the parking lot and park on the street. This year, we have instituted a queue that begins once our parking lot crossing guard is on duty. The queue should be used by vehicles wanting to enter the lot well before dismissal time to park for pick up , but no spots are available. The queue starts at the driveway entering the lot, up to the crosswalk and onto the apron of the entrance driveway. The crossing guard on duty will direct the first in the queue into the appropriate area and notify cars once a spot becomes available. If you arrive to pick up your child for an early dismissal, notify the crossing guard who will radio the office of your arrival and provide direction on a waiting spot.
Keep in mind that the parking lot can only accommodate a finite number of vehicles. If the queue line is too long, vehicles at the end of the line run the risk of not getting into a parking spot in the lot before dismissal. In these cases, it is best to park down the street and walk in, or meet your child at a prearranged rendezvous spot.
We are asking for your assistance to ensure that our security procedures during the school day are effective. As many of you know, our school has a security camera, intercom, and buzzer at the front main entrance for use during the school day. To help us assist you when you would like to enter the school:
1. Please press the buzzer to speak with someone in the office
2. You will be asked to state your name and reason for visiting
3. You will be asked to show your photo ID into the security camera above the outside door
4. Office staff will then be able to buzz you inside
5. All visitors must immediately register in the office
In addition, we are asking you to not let any visitors in the door as you enter (and they come up behind you) or as you exit the building.
The teachers and staff are committed to student safety and security and we would like to thank you for your assistance in helping keep the students of Ebeling safe.
PREVIOUS ISSUES OF THE EAGLE NEWS:
It's time to remind families that cell phones and ECD's (smart watches, etc) are not permitted at the elementary school level, per the UCS Board of Education Policy. Recently we have had incidents involving students wearing or bringing these items to school and causing a problem with their use.