Badger Parents Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 7

Welcome, Parents!

First, let me thank you for your constant support of Ed Willkie. We truly love your child and appreciate you trusting us with them each day. We were blown away by the amount of canned food items you sent to school with your child to donate to our community. Wow, thank you!

Getting your child to school on-time, every day, unless they are sick, is something that you can do to ensure your child has a chance to succeed in school. While others can help, you are the bottom line. You can promote good attendance when you:

Establish and stick to the basic routines (going to bed early, waking up on time, etc.) that will help your child develop the habit of on-time attendance.

Talk to your child about why going to school every day is critical and important unless they are sick. if your child seems reluctant to go to school, find out why and work with the teacher, counselor, or administrator to get them excited about going to school.

Come up with back up plans for who to turn to (another family member, a neighbor or fellow parents) to help you get your child to school if something comes up (e.g. another child gets sick, your car breaks down, etc.).

Reach out for help if you are experiencing though times (e.g. transportation, unstable housing, loss of a job, health problems) that make it difficult to get your child to school. Other parents, your child's teacher, social worker, school nurse, counselor, principal, or community agencies can help you problem solve or connect you to a needed resource.

Source: www.attendanceworks.org

Thank you for your partnership! We value each and every one of you.

Have an amazing weekend!
~Mrs. McDonald

Veteran's Day Celebration

Thank you to all of our Veterans that came to enjoy breakfast with us. We appreciate your service.
Good news!! The Badger Store is now open during lunches on Wednesdays!! Badger bucks are used for our incentive program. The bucks are paper money that is given to students for random acts of kindness, responsibility, and many other positive behaviors.

Builder's Club

EWMS Builder's Club kicked off their 2015-2016 community service by volunteering at the Kiwanis of Saginaw Veterans Day Memorial Service. The students greeted veterans, active military, and guests as they handed out buttons, programs, and flags. After the ceremony, they helped serve each guest a BBQ sandwich dinner with all the fixings. We concluded our night with cleaning up. The Builder's Club students were joined by EMSISD Key Clubs from SHS and BHS. Prior to the ceremony, students wrapped boxes of donations for Community Link and the holiday help. It was a day filled with helping others. As one student put it, "This was fun to help those who have given so we can be students today."
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OUR WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday (11/16)
  • 3rd 6 weeks begins
Thursday (11/19)
  • Boys Basketball vs. CMS @ HOME C 4:30, B 5:30, A 6:30
  • Girls Basketball vs. CMS @ CMS C 4:30, B 5:30, A 6:30

Friday (11/20)

  • Report Cards Sent Home With Students
  • Girls Basketball Tournament @ Springtown HS
Saturday (11/21)
  • Girls Basketball Tournament @ Springtown HS

11/23- 11/27- Thanksgiving Break
HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!
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Proud to have this Badger!

Did you know we have a published author on our campus? Nayelle Milligan (8th grade), has been working with an author on a story she wrote. It has been included in a collection of stories called Dreams Come True: Stories for the Campfire. If you look it up on Amazon, her name is listed. Thought that was super cool and you might want to know. I'll be adding my picture with her on my Author Window and looking into ordering the book for our library.

Upcoming Important Dates:

  • 11/14 - AVID Field Trip to Dallas Stars Game
  • 11/16 - 3rd 6 Weeks Begins
  • 11/20 - Report Cards Sent Home
  • 11/23 - 11/27 - Thanksgiving Break
  • 12/3 - First Basketball Game vs. Springtown
  • 12/9- EWMS 8th Graders touring HCTC & Lockheed presentation
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District Mission

The mission of Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District is
to foster a culture of excellence that instills a passion for a lifetime of

continuous achievement in every student.
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