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Eastridge Elementary School November 10, 2019

New School Times

School Day - 8:05AM - 3:05PM

Doors Open - 7:55AM

Tardy Bell - 8:05AM

Morning Car Rider Reminders

Please note that in the mornings you and your student must be in line and unloaded by 8:03 am at door #13. The door will lock automatically at 8:03 am and you will then need to bring your student to the front office for drop off. Any students dropped off at the front office after 8:05 am are considered tardy and must be signed in by an adult.

Upcoming Events...

November 1st -November 26th --> Canned Food Drive Begins

  • All food will be donated to our local food pantry (Sonny Day)
  • If we collect 500 cans we will have an all school party

November 13th - 2nd Quarter Progress Reports go home

November 14th - Skating Party (6:00PM - 8:00PM)

November 14th - National Block it Out Day (Take a stand against bullying)

November 18th - 4th Grade Spell Bowl Competition @ LP

November 19th - NO SCHOOL

November 20th - PTA Meeting (6:00PM- 7:00PM) ---> Date Change

November 22nd - Literacy Night (5:30PM - 7:00PM)

November 27th - November 29th --> THANKSGIVING Holiday (No School for Students)

Greetings Eastridge Families,

On Tuesday, November 19, teachers and staff from around the state will be participating in the Red For Ed Action Day at the Indiana Statehouse. In support of this event, the MSD of Warren Township Board of Education approved the recommendation to cancel school on this day. As a part of this process, they also approved the use of our flex day on Friday, May 22, 2020 as the make-up day. We are letting you know these dates so that our families can make appropriate plans for childcare, etc. The district will be providing lunch to all MSD Warren Twp. students at no charge at our 3 intermediate middle schools (Raymond Park Intermediate, Stonybrook Intermediate and Creston Intermediate) from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. on that day. Your child should have received a letter from our Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Hanson explaining this decision. If you have any questions, please call the school office at 317-532-315

Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis

***MEDIA ALERT*** Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis to Open Clubs During School Hours on Red for Ed Action Day (Nov. 19) Five facility-based Clubs to host members during day of cancelled classes for local schools

WHO: Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis

WHAT: To support Club members and their families affected by school systems’ cancelling classes on Tuesday, Nov. 19 for Red for Ed Action Day, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis will open from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and provide meals and snacks at their five facility-based Clubs as a contingency plan for parents.

Clubs will be open to Club members only. Youth who are not current members are invited to fill out a registration form here. Membership is $15 and will cover participation for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

WHERE: Finish Line Boys & Girls Club

3870 N. Post Road, Indianapolis

Keenan-Stahl Boys & Girls Club

1949 E. Troy Avenue, Indianapolis

LeGore Boys & Girls Club 5228 W. Minnesota Street, Indianapolis

Lilly Boys & Girls Club 801 S. State Avenue, Indianapolis

Wheeler-Dowe Boys & Girls Club 2310 30th St, Indianapolis

*School site members should attend the facility-based Club closest to them. If they need assistance finding a Club, they can speak to their Site Director or visit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis website at www.bgcindy.org.

CONTACT: Jennifer Chan, Porch Light, jennifer@porchlightpr.com; 317.490.3770

### About Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis Since 1893, Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis have served the Indianapolis community. With five facility-based Clubs and five school-based sites, BGCI serves nearly 6,000 youth annually in the areas of career exploration and educational enhancement, citizenship and leadership, the arts, and health and fitness. For additional information, please call (317) 920- 4700 or visit www.BGCINDY.org. Follow Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis @BGCINDY and “Like” us on Facebook at Facebook.com/bgcindy.

New Visitor Management System

Warren Township Schools is pleased to announce we will begin using the Raptor Visitor Management System in all of our schools to strengthen our program of campus safety for students and staff. Part of keeping students and faculty safe is knowing who is in our buildings at all times, and the Raptor System will allow us to do that. The Raptor System will better allow us to screen visitors, contractors, and volunteers in our schools and provide us with a safer environment for our students and staff. Our goal is to keep a balance of being a welcoming school district as well as maintaining the safety of our students and staff.

Beginning November 11, 2019, every visitor who enters our school will be asked to present a state of federal ID, such as a Driver’s License, that will be scanned into the Raptor System. Once the visitor has been approved, the office staff will enter the reason, destination of the visit and the Raptor System will print a photo ID visitor badge. If for any reason a parent or guardian does not have a U.S. government-issued ID, the staff member can use any form of ID and manually enter the person’s name into the Raptor System.

A photo ID visitor badge is not required for those who visit our schools to drop off an item or pick-up paperwork at the front desk. Further, they may drop off their items(s) or remain in the waiting area until their student is available. Please be aware that current practices established in each building will remain in effect.

The safety of our students is our highest priority. The Raptor Visitor Management System will provide us with a consistent process of knowing who is in our buildings at all times as well as a tool to identify those individuals who may present a danger to our students and staff.


Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support towards enhancing school safety protocols in our district. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Eastridge Elementary School at (317) 532-3150.


Sincerely,


Mrs. Johnson

Principal

Town Hall Meetings


The purpose of the Town Hall meetings is to provide our community, including our staff, the opportunity to interact with the district to provide input on the future of Warren Schools for our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. It is our goal to develop a comprehensive plan that will ensure all students and staff have the conditions necessary to develop and apply the Journey of a Graduate skills and dispositions. The Journey of a Graduate skills are a set of 6 skills and dispositions that have been identified by our community needed for success in and out of school.



Below are the dates and times of the upcoming Town Hall Meetings. I have also included the survey we are providing as another way to collect our community's input. If you have not completed the survey, I would greatly appreciate your input.


Strategic Planning Survey (English)

Strategic Planning Survey (Spanish)


Remaining Town Hall Meeting Dates:

Thursday, November 14th, 6:00 p.m. at Hawthorne Elementary

Thursday, November 14th, 6:00 p.m. at Liberty Park Elementary

Monday, November 18th, 6:00 p.m. at Warren Central High School (WCC) - Students are

encouraged to attend!

Tuesday, December 10th, 6:00 p.m. at Lowell Elementary

Strategic Planning Survey

In order to gain additional feedback for strategic planning we have made the decision to send home paper copies of the survey with all students on Monday, November 11th. We will collect surveys through Friday, November 15th.


The classroom with the most surveys received by Friday, November 15th will be rewarded with a cookie decorating party.

Block it Out Day

Thursday, November 14th is National Block it Out Day. Our anti-bullying club (United Students) would like all students and staff to wear black in an effort to spread awareness and take a stand to END ONLINE BULLYING (cyber bullying). Show your support by wearing BLACK on Thursday, November 14th!


Thank you for your support!


Mr. Phillips, club sponsor.

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Attendance Matters, Facts Matters, Information Matters

Why attendance matters?


Fact: Missing just 2 days a month means a child misses 10% of the school year.


RESEARCH SHOWS THAT ATTENDANCE IS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT.

Students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance. Every school day counts in a child's academic life...A missed school day is a lost opportunity for students to learn. The effects of lost school days build up one absence at a time on individual students. Please ensure that your child understands the importance of good school attendance and is at school every day. Every day matters! Every day provides important learning opportunities! Set your child up for success by developing these good habits now!


MSD of Warren Township Attendance Policy Reminder

Students with 7 or more absences will provide a doctor's excusal for each absence. Parents should send medical excusals to the classroom teachers when the student returns to school. Medical excusals will be counted as excused absences. Our goal is to ensure that your child's attendance is accurate.



Attend today. Achieve tomorrow.


The week ending on November 1st, the following classrooms had 96% or higher attendance and earned a special prize:

K1 -> dance party lunch with the principal

K2 -> snack (Doritos)

1D -> snack (Fruit Roll-up)

2A -> snack (Fruit Roll-up)

4B -> lunch with the principal + snack

SP4 -> snack (Rice Crispy Treat)

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Free Girls Lacrosse League at Warren Central H.S.

Try something new this winter. Girls lacrosse, one of the fastest growing sports in America, is a varsity sport at Warren Central. This winter there will be an indoor recreational league for girls in grades 3-8. We plan to have two divisions, one for grades 3, 4, and 5, and one for grades 6, 7 and 8.

This program is absolutely free. Times, dates and other information can be found on the registration page by following this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexFM8gyoCqu_s3qSg-xaIfnxLFJA6U7t4vs1pSKnD6Q9VDTQ/viewform


Contact Coach Gary Roberts with questions at groberts@warren.k12.in.us

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High Ability Program

Warren's High Ability Program is designed to meet the unique academic needs of gifted and talented students. The curriculum in these classes is differentiated and faster paced and students will be working above grade level if they qualify. As a district, we look at all students in grades 1, 4, 6 and 8 to see if they qualify for the following school year based on eligibility criteria. Parent recommendations are considered along with achievement scores when determining placement in high ability. More detailed identification information can be found here. If you would like to complete a recommendation for the broad based planning committee to consider you can do so here 2020-2021 High Ability Parent Recommendation Form The parent recommendation form will be open until January 31, 2020.
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ELF THE MUSICAL

The Warren Central High School Drama Department is producing Elf: The Musical for fall 2019, and we would like to invite all Warren Township elementary and middle school students to a free kids' showing on Saturday, November 16, at 2:00PM in the main auditorium of the Warren Performing Arts Center. Each child who presents a flier (See below and print and bring it) will receive free admission for him or herself to the Saturday matinee. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Adult tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. If you are interested in attending please contact the front office for a flier.

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Outdoor Recess

It will soon be that time of the year again when we need to make sure our children have appropriate clothing for recess. We will be going outside for recess if the temperature and the wind chill are above 20 degrees unless your child has an illness that requires them to stay inside (doctor notes required).

Notes from the Nurse

The school clinic needs pants desperately. SIZES 5-12 in both female/ male. The accidents have taken all my supply in shorts/skorts/pants. Please consider donating any clothing that is not being used. Also, if your child has had one or several accidents this year from spills to restroom it might be best to pack an extra set of clothes for your child in their book bag. Let your child and your teacher know about the extra clothes.It would be greatly appreciated and I wouldn't have to call parents at work telling them I don't have pants for their child.. Thank you so much!

Lost and Found

There is a continuous Lost & Found table set up in the cafeteria. All clothing items and lunch boxes left outside during recess are sent to the table. Please encourage your child to check the table for their items during lunch. Lost jewelry, glasses and other miscellaneous items will be in the office. Identify them and they are yours again! .

Healthy Celebrations

While we love to celebrate, please remember that there is a “no birthday treats “ guideline. To access fun and helpful resources for healthy celebration ideas please visit the district wellness policy by clicking on this link. Also, note that no birthday invitations are allowed to be distributed at school. It is school policy.

Box Tops

Thank you for supporting Eastridge Elementary. Please continue to send in your box tops!!

Box Tops App

No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. With the Box Tops for Education app, you can turn your everyday receipts into cash for your school.

PTA

Join the PTA for $7 and receive a discount card.

Our next PTA meeting will be held on November 20th @ Eastridge Elementary School (enter through door 1). PTA meetings begin at 6 pm and end at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend!

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New Warren App and Website

Warren Township School District has a new app and website! The purpose of the app and website is to provide regular updates through the live feed, district news, and

district events sections as well as other important district information. The app includes easy access to the weekly breakfast and lunch menu, staff contacts, district documents, bullying and safety reporting form, and much much more. The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store. Stay informed and download the app today. The district website is www.warren.k12.in.us.

Eastridge Elementary School

At Eastridge Elementary our mission is to develop a community of lifelong learners who will positively impact society.
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