Elkton Elementary School Memo

September 30- October 4

General Announcements

Count on Kids

EES will be recognizing students who are always doing the right thing. These students will be nominated by their teacher and Mrs. Palmer/Mrs. Harper will be calling parents to let them know. We will be accepting nominations later this week.

Race for Education - October 18, 2019

On Friday, October 18, 2019, EES will participate in our annual Race for Education! We invite family and friends to join us in helping to raise funds for iPad Minis, field trips, classroom needs, and PTA sponsored events. Each participant will raise funds by asking sponsors to contribute a tax deductible donation to the PTA. The past five years for Race for Education have been successful. With your help this year, we are sure to raise lots of money for our students.


Students will walk or jog around Stonewall park as many times as they are able in one hour's time. Students and classes will also have an opportunity to receive a number of prizes based on their participation in Race for Education.


Specific instructions are contained in the material that will come home with your child. Please join us at the park for this special event.


Race Times- October 18, 2019


Pre-school/Kindergarten/First Grade- 9:00-10:00

2nd/3rd- 10:15-11:15

4th/5th- 1:30-2:30

School and Home Connection

Here is a great article on lots of ways to support your child.


https://www.familylives.org.uk/advice/primary/learning-school/supporting-your-child-at-school/

PTA News

EES has a very active PTA. All parents are a part of the PTA. We encourage you to get involved in the events at EES. These events can't happen without your support. It "Takes a Village" to educate our children.


Complete the form below to get involved at EES. Your support is appreciated. As of today, only three people have signed up. Please consider volunteering.


https://forms.gle/gK3AeJxmJs51wQ6Y6

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WatchDOG Program

EES is looking for Dads/Grandads to volunteer as WatchDogs. Click on the link to learn more about this program. If interested, call the school or email Mrs. Palmer at bpalmer@rockingham.k12.va.us or call the school office at 298-1511.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o2mJFj9Cku7Rj-62eKawXIdPoks-gFvi0tR1V-qZqD8/edit?usp=sharing

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EES Night at Mamma Mia's every Wednesday!

Eat anytime on Wednesdays at Mamma Mia's and our school receives 10% donation if you mention EES at checkout. This is for take out, delivery, and dine-in. Support your school and get a wonderful meal at the same time.


Mamma Mia's in Shenandoah! 540-652-6062

Teaching Kitchen Items Needed

Use the sign-up genius link to donate a small item for our new teaching kitchen at EES. Sign-up, buy the item, and send in with your child. It can be brought to the office with "teaching kitchen" note on it. Thanks for supporting our new learning space for our students.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0549A8AE22A2F58-items

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Responsiblity

For the next six weeks, we are focusing on being responsible. This pillar of character is very important. We are looking for students who control their own actions, decide for their actions to be positive, and always tries their best. These students will be nominated by their teacher and get their picture on the "Character" Bulletin Board outside the library.

Great EES Citizens were treated to a Sundae Party last week.

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October is Celebrating Differences Month

During the month of October, EES will welcome guests with various disabilities to learn about their experiences and deepen our understanding and respect for those who may be different from ourselves. Each week during the month of October, we will gather in an assembly to learn more about them.


October 4th- We welcome Bruce Dellinger. He is a local artist that had an accident that left him quadriplegic. He is able to create pencil drawings by holding his pencil with his teeth. His artwork features nature and agricultural scenes, the Shenandoah valley, local wildlife, patriotic images, and more. Mr. Dellinger will be sharing his story and showcasing his art to our students.

Day of Caring at EES on Wednesday, Sept. 25th

Mrs. Shifflett's second graders hung conservation posters in the halls that they made after discussing the protecting and saving of the Earth's habitats during their field trip to SNP and during their science unit on Habitats. The students also picked up trash around the school building to show they care about their school habitat. They also made "Happy Fall Y'all" cards with Fall jokes and riddles in them to send to the nice folks at Journey's Crossing to let them know they care about all the citizens in the community.


Mrs. Wallace and Mrs. Cox's classes working collaboratively to discuss how they could help their world. They read books and had a discussion about how to be good stewards of the earth.


Third graders did a community clean-up at the park.


Ms. Phillips's and Ms. Ridder's classes took a trailmix treat around to staff.


Mrs. Shifflett's first graders along with Ms. Raynes' class brought positive notes around to the staff.


Volunteers from Brown Edwards included Sabrina Shifflett, Hailey Storm, Stacey Burzumato, Jeremy Heizer and Katie Jenkins. Team Sisters consisted of Monica Hensley, Laurie Hensley, and Kelli Schroeder. We appreciate all your hard work in making our courtyards beautiful for students to use.

RCPS looking for Bus Drivers

The next CDL class will be November 13-15. RCPS could use more bus drivers. Contact Alvin Estep if interested- aestep@rockingham.k12.va.us. He is the Director of Transportation.