November 1, 2023
A Note from Mrs. Wilder
Norsemen of the Month
Olyvia Goldsmith, Alex Fisher, Olivia Overholt, Benji Penrod, Blakelee Flowers, Kinsley Young, Millie Lawrence, Kynleigh McCown, Dae Deckman, Avery Overholt, Kyler Holler, Amelia Ashcraft, and Nikolai Riley.
Spirit Wear Sales
Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week took place October 23-27 at Eaton Elementary. Each day, we had a theme that helped us focus on being healthy and drug free. Mrs. Clark focused on these topics in her classroom lessons this week and shared information during announcements. We were visited by the Delaware County PRIDE Team, who performed skits and led us in songs to focus on being healthy and drug free. We were all impressed by their dance moves!
These conversations are so important in helping our students learn to make decisions that will keep them healthy and safe as they grow.
National Bullying Prevention Month
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Earlier this month students participated in lessons geared toward defining bullying and actions to take if they find themselves in a bullying situation, as well as what to do if they are a witness to a bullying situation. Bullying behavior must encompass 3 parts in order to meet the definition outlined in Indiana Code: 1 - Bullying is REPEATED behavior, 2 - Bullying is INTENTIONAL, 3 - Bullying is 1-SIDED and there is an imbalance of power (the targeted student is in reasonable fear). Students discussed safe adults at home and at school to talk to in the event of a bullying situation, and also other strategies to try in the moment. Please take a few minutes to review these with your child and come up with 5-10 things he/she can do to stand up for themselves and others.
For the month of October, Student Council organized a "Socktober" event. They collected NEW socks of all colors and sizes to donate to Emili's Closet. As a school, we collected 912 pairs of socks! A huge shout-out to Mrs. Lampton's class as they collected 219 pairs of socks themselves. What an amazing blessing these will be to those in need this winter. Thank you for your generosity!
In November, Student Council will be heading up our yearly food drive from November 13-17. Look for more information to come.
We had a wonderful turnout at the PTO Carnival on October 27! Thank you so much to our marvelous PTO who put so much time and effort into making this event possible. Also, thank you to all who donated items for this event. Special thank you to Officers Blankenship and McCoin for volunteering to be pied! That was a hit with the kids!
The next PTO event is this Thursday, November 2. There is a skating party at Gibson's Rink from 6-8 p.m.
Mark your calendars for November 16...it's Pie Pick Up Day! If you sold pies for our Wick's fundraiser, you will need to pick those up at school between 3 and 6 p.m. that day.
Also, Santa Shop will be coming soon! More details to come.
The PTO is always looking for volunteers, so just reach out if you are interested. The next PTO meeting will be November 9, at 5:30 p.m. in the library. We'd love to see you there!
Veterans Day Program
Volleyball and Basketball Opportunities
Daily attendance is crucial for your child's learning experience. Our dedicated teachers are moving your child forward each day with new learning, and it is important for our students to be in class each day. We know sickness arises, and students must be out for 24 hours if they have fever or are vomiting.
If a student is absent for a doctor's appointment, please remember that a doctor's excuse must be presented within two days of returning from the absence for it to be an excused absence. Please make every effort to schedule appointments for after school times or during school breaks. Thank you for your help with this!
Please make every effort to avoid transportation changes past 12:30 p.m. If students are leaving early for appointments, please contact the teacher (send a note or message on the class app the day before) and the office as well. Communicating with the office and the teacher helps us stay on the same page.
If you plan to volunteer or chaperone any events for the 2023-2024 school year, I would encourage you to get your background check completed early. In the event that a more detailed background check is required, it will take additional time to be completed. We appreciate your cooperation as we work to keep our students safe.
Calendar of Events
Nov. 2- PTO Skating Party at Gibson's Rink, 6-8 p.m.
Nov. 10- Veteran's Day Program, 9:00 a.m. in EES gym
Nov. 12- Spirit Wear Order Due by midnight
Nov. 13-17- Student Council Canned Food Drive
Nov. 16- Wick's Pies Pick-up, 3:00-6:00 p.m. in EES gym
Nov. 21- Student Council Hat Day
Nov. 22-24- Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 14- Christmas Program at Delta High School; Grades K-2- 5:30-6:15 p.m.; Grades 3-5- 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Dec. 16- Eaton's Home for Christmas event, 4-8 p.m.
Dec. 21-Jan. 3- Christmas Break for students (Staff Work Day on Jan. 3)