Norsemen News

November 1, 2023

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A Note from Mrs. Wilder

Wow! October sure flew by quickly! We have crammed a lot of wonderful things into this month- field trips, in-class experiments and activities, sock donations for Emili's Closet, Parent/Teacher Conferences, Grandparent's Day, our PTO Carnival...the list could go on and on. It is such a treat to watch our students, staff, and families get to engage in these special activities and hopefully make memories to last a lifetime. We are so grateful for your partnership in these events. Eaton Elementary is such a great place to be!

Recess Reminder

The weather is quickly changing, and we need to be sure our students are dressed properly for recess. We will be heading outside for some period of time as long as the windchill is above 20 degrees. Please make sure your child has their heavy coats, gloves, and hats on these chilly days. If you are in need of any of these items, please call the office for assistance.

Norsemen of the Month

We are so excited to celebrate our students who are making a positive impact in their classrooms each day. The following students were nominated by their teachers for the month of October. Each student received a certificate and a special treat. Congratulations, Norsemen!

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.

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Spirit Wear Sales

We are excited to have Eaton Norsemen Spirit Wear for sale! Click here to order from our online store. Orders are due on November 12. Eaton gear makes great Christmas presents! Thank you for supporting our school!
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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.

Student Council

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.

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PTO Information

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'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

See the following flyer about our Veterans Day Program. If you have a family member, friend, or a community member that you would like to have included in our slide show, please send a digital picture along with information (name, branch of military, years of service, relationship to an Eaton student or staff member, etc.) to Megan Stroble at Please have pictures and information turned in by Wednesday, November 8. If you have included a picture in the slide show in the past, we still have that picture and information, so no need to resubmit them.
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Volleyball and Basketball Opportunities

Forms are available in the office for the following opportunities:
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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!
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Transportation Notes

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.

Extracurricular Activities

Students involved in extracurricular activities will be expected to stay after school each time the activity meets. We know that things come up, so please send a note if you need your child to go home instead of attending their activity.

Arrival/Dismissal Reminder

If you are bringing your child to school or picking them up, we need you to use the car drop off line. This is important for us to keep everyone safe! Also, if you are in line, please stay in line and wait for the cars in front of you to move. Do not drive out of the line as we have a few students who exit from the driver's side of the vehicle. Thank you for your help in this!

Volunteer Forms

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.

Bus Conduct

The bus drivers at Eaton Elementary are amazing at getting your child to and from school safely. Behavior on the school bus is something that we take very seriously. Below, you will find the expectations for all bus riders at Eaton Elementary. These expectations help ensure safe, problem-free bus rides.
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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)

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