Ireland Elementary School

September 13, 2019

Soup and Sandwich FUNDRAISER - Selling Begins Today!

Your child will be bringing home their fundraiser form today! The selling will end on Friday, October 4th. We only do two fundraisers, so we are hopeful that we have your support!

New this year - the top 5 sellers in the school get to choose a song to be played in the hallway in the morning and on our outside speakers during dismissal! We will also be rewarding the top 3 sellers in each grade level.

Thanks for your support!

Chores for Charity - Who is going to kiss that pig???

Students have been working hard at home EARNING money to donate to charity. They have been thinking really hard as to who should kiss that pig! Buckets are getting full, but most of all, students are making a difference!

Don't forget.....this is a community service project to participate in the Kimball Electronics Gives 2019 Dubois County Making a Difference Program! Your child brought home a Chores for Charity paper. They are to do chores for you, grandparents, neighbors, etc. They will bring the money they earn to school and choose a staff member's bucket to put it into. The staff team's bucket that has the most money will have to KISS A PIG on Friday, September 27th in front of the student body! All donations will be donated to a local charity the students will vote on.

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Ireland Elementary

Charlotte's Web Chapter Read Alouds! by Ireland Elementary

Greater Jasper Can Food Drive Competition

Our corporation is competing against the other tri-state schools! Please help us collect thousands of pounds of food!

You can bring in your can food any day in the month of September. There will be boxes in the front by the office to put your can food donations.


Kindness Challenge of the Week

Sweep a neighbor’s, sidewalk, porch, or driveway.

Every week, your child will be receiving a kindness challenge! If they complete the challenge, they get to put up a sticker on our kindness challenge board!

Jump in on the fun at home too! Help us promote kindness to all - at school, home, and community!

First Family Fun Night - TONIGHT!

I am excited to announce that tonight we are going to have our 1st Family Fun Night for our Ireland Elementary School Community.

We are encouraging your family to attend a free, fun, family night! We will have organized activities and games - kickball, corn hole, sidewalk chalk, jenga, and much more! The whole event will be outside in our play area.

The event is for the FAMILY. It is not intended for parents to drop-off students. Please do not arrive early, as we will be setting up all the stations. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled.

New GJCS App! - Let's Launch this App!

Take out your phones and download the new GREATER JASPER CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS mobile app! We are going to see how many app downloads we can get this week!

The GJCS app is your "one-stop-shop" for all of our academic information. The App contains"

  • Daily calendars, announcements, and food menus
  • Alerts and notifications
  • Staff email, calling, and social media feeds
  • News, weather, driving directions, and more!

You can even "share the app" with friends and family right from our app's homepage screen. It is completely free and incredibility easy to use!

It is a great way to quickly access dates and other information!

Old National Tools for Schools

Old National is giving away $1000 to the school who has the most votes. You can vote daily at this link.

Every email address can vote, so you can use multiple email addresses to give us votes!

Hallway Morning Song!

Andy Grammer - Keep Your Head Up with lyrics HD

Important Reminders and Updates

  • September 13 - Family Fun Night 6:30 - 8:00pm

  • September 13 - Soup and Sandwich Sales Begin

  • September 14 - Jasper Backyard FREE movie at Jasper Football Practice Field

  • September 19 - Grade 3 & 5 Vision Screening

  • September 24 - Book Fair Begins

  • September 26 - Grade 1 & 4 Hearing Screening

  • September 25th and October 2nd - Parent-Teacher Conferences - a paper will come home next week to let you know what date and time of your child's conference.

  • October 4 - Soup and Sandwich Fundraiser Ends

  • October 16 - Soup and Sandwich Ticket Orders will come home

  • October 21 - 25 - Fall Break - No School

  • October 30 - Picture Retakes

  • Drop off in the morning - you MUST drive around the school for drop off. The front of the school is for bus traffic only. You may park and walk in your child, but by no means are you allowed to pull up and drop off in the front of the school in the morning.

  • If dropping off or picking up your child, please do not block bus exits on the county roads.

  • VERY IMPORTANT- If your child's transportation changes, please notify the office with a note or phone call.

  • If your child is sick, please call the office by 9:00am.


Anyone who would like to volunteer at school or chaperone a field trip must submit a background check. Once this is done, it is good as long as your child is a student at Ireland. If you aren't sure if you have completed one, your child's teacher can look it up for you. Background Check Link

Jasper's Backyard FREE Movie!

Jasper's Backyard FREE outdoor movie will take place Saturday Sept. 14 at the JHS Football Practice Field! Mark your calendar!

Nurse's Notes

September Newsletter below - Meet our Nurse, Brandi Stiles

Newsletter Highlights

- Recipe for Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

- Suicide Prevention Month

- Fast Health Facts

Community Support - We NEED You!

We are always looking for volunteers in our school! Your classroom teacher may send home a form for volunteers. Beyond that, we could use you in other ways too! Use the sign-up below if any of the following interest you!
  • We would love to have guest readers this year! Reading every day is very important for your child’s continued growth. Children that read for at least 1 hour a day will grow more than 2 years during the school year. Please encourage your child to read for at least 30 minutes a day.
  • We would LOVE to hear about your career!
  • Many programs and events will take place this year. If you would like to be on a school event committee, please use the sign up.
  • A teacher or the principal will be heading up each of these new initiatives, so if you sign up, you will hear from one of us.
  • Feel free to forward this to grandparents or other community members that would love to support our school!

September Lunch Menu

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Scholastic Book Orders

If your child's teacher DOES NOT send home monthly book orders, you can order books online from our school's account at this link - .