Panther Parent Newsletter

November 2018

EYMS Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a nurturing educational environment where students develop academic, physical, social, and emotional skills necessary for a lifetime of learning.

Principal's Message

I cannot believe it is already November! As you can tell by the calendar below, there is a lot going on this month.

Our goal this year is to ensure that every student attends school regularly.

Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and in life.

We realize some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances. But, we also know that when students miss too much school— regardless of the reason – it can cause them to fall behind academically. Your child is less likely to succeed if he or she is chronically absent—which means missing 18 or more days over the course of an entire school year.

Absences can add up quickly. A child is chronically absent if he or she misses just two days every month!!

Clearly going to school regularly matters!

We don’t want your child to fall behind in school and get discouraged. Please ensure that your child attends school every day and arrives on time. Here are a few practical tips to help support regular attendance:

  • Make sure your children keep a regular bedtime and establish a morning routine.
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
  • Ensure your children go to school every day unless they are truly sick
  • Avoid scheduling vacations or doctor’s appointments when school is in session.
  • Talk to teachers and counselors for advice if your children feel anxious about going to school.
  • Develop back up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, neighbor, or another parent to take your child to school.

Let us know how we can best support you and your children so that they can show up for school on time every day. We want your child to be successful in school! If you have any questions or need more information please contact the school at 828-682-2281.

~ Ms. Presnell

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School Calendar-Important Reminders

Monday 11/5/18~Basketball vs Bowman~5:00

Tuesday 11/6/18~No School~Election Day

Thursday 11/8/18~Flu Clinic open to all students. Contact Health Center for forms.

Thursday 11/8/18~Basketball vs Cranberry~5:00

Thursday 11/8/18~NC Check Ins Math Moved to Friday Afternoon

Friday 11/9/18~Veterans Day Program~8:45 NC Math Check Ins

Monday 11/12/18~No School~Veterans Day

Tuesday 11/13/18~8th grade Field Trip to Asheville

Tuesday 11/13/18~Basketball @ Avery~5:30

Wednesday 11/14/18~NC Check Ins Reading

Wednesday 11/14/18~Basketball @ East McDowell~4:30

Thursday 11/15/18~Basketball @ Cane River~5:00 MOVED TO 11/27/18 @ CR

Monday 11/19/18~Math Counts Afterschool Club until 4:30

Monday 11/19/18~Basketball vs Harris~5:00

Tuesday 11/20/18~7th Grade Field Trip

Tuesday 11/20/18~8th Grade Reality of Money, Burnsville Towncenter 9:00-11:00

Tuesday 11/20/18~Basketball vs Liberty~4:30

Wednesday 11/21/18~Mayland Early College to visit 8th Grade Students~10:40-11:15

Wednesday 11/21/18~Early Dismissal~12:00 Thanksgiving Break

Thursday 11/22/18~No School~Thanksgiving

Friday 11/23/18~No School~Thanksgiving

Monday 11/26/18~Basketball @ Bowman~5:00

Tuesday 11/27/18~6th Grade Play~8:00

Tuesday 11/27/18~Parent Meeting~All Things Technology~5:30

Thursday 11/29/18~Basketball @ Cranberry~5:00

Friday 11/30/18~8th Grade Sleepy Hollow

Student Email Instructional Video

There have been lots of questions about how students can access Google Classroom while at home or at a desktop. Ms. Branton has created an instructional video to help students and parents navigate this technology tool. Please check out the video below.

Panther Points To Ponder: What's up with the Health Center?

Thank you to our videographers: Abi Fox, Corrigan Bertrand, Emma Wiseman, Gabe Briggs, Jesse Ciaffone, Olivia Oliver, Xoie Silvers

Friendsgiving Dinner

Saturday, Dec. 8th, 5pm

285 Georges Fork Road

Burnsville, NC

Mark you calendars now for our Friendsgiving Dinner. This is a compliementary dinner from our East Yancey family to yours to express our gratitude for all you do to support us and the school.

RSVP by November 24 by completing the form below or calling the school at 682-2281. The RSVP form will also be available on our mobile app.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.