The Bearcat Bulletin

January 2018 Newsletter

Our Mission

“Everton Elementary School, with the support of a community that values education, effectively utilizes all resources to insure a safe, harmonious atmosphere where all students learn essential skills, are challenged to reach their potential, and are motivated to become creative, lifelong learners and healthy, responsible citizens.”

Important Dates

January 11- Report Cards sent home

Rescheduled for January 17 - PTO Meeting at 5:00

Rescheduled for January 19 - Awards Programs

* K-2 at 12:30

* 3-6 at 1:15

January 24 - Gleaners Food Distribution at the old Erb Lumber building at 3135 Virginia

Ave *Distribution is 4:00 to 6:00

January 24 - Science Bowl Online competition Good luck Science team!

January 29 - Math Invitational at Maplewood beginning at 5:00 Good luck Math team!

February 2 - Midterms for Quarter 3 sent home

February 19 - Teacher Inservice Day- No school for students

February 22 - Math Team Competition in Rushville at 5:30

February 23 - Mobile Dentist at Everton

February 26 - ISTEP Part 1 begins

Popcorn Fridays

Each Friday we have popcorn available for our students. There is a lot of work and organization that goes into making this happen. Thank you to the parents who volunteer their time for the students here at Everton!

School Delays and Cancellations

As winter weather approaches, parents of students in Fayette County Schools are reminded there may be times when it will be necessary to delay or close school. Under most circumstances, the decision to delay or close school will be made between 5:30 and 6:00 AM.

A delay means the School Corporation is delaying the start of school by two hours. Buses will run two hours later than normal. On delay days, there will be no morning Head Start class.

A school closing means that school buildings are closed and students will not be in attendance that day. All days cancelled by weather will be made up at the end of the school year.

Parents who need childcare should make arrangements for someone to care for their younger children in the event schools are closed.

The following media stations will be used to broadcast school closings or delays for the Fayette County School Corporation:

WLPK-AM Radio, 1580, Connersville

KMIX-FM Radio, 106.9 Connersville

CBS4-TV, Channel 4, Indianapolis

WRTV-TV, Channel 6, Indianapolis

WISH-TV, Channel 8, Indianapolis

WTHR-TV, Channel 13, Indianapolis

WXIN-TV, Fox 59, Indianapolis

WLWT, Channel 5, Cincinnati

Government/Education CTV, Channel 3

Parents and students are asked not to call school offices, school personnel, E911, central dispatch or radio and TV stations to obtain school closing/delay information.

Mastering Math Facts: We Have Set A Goal!

I shared in the December Bearcat Bulletin an article on the importance of students knowing facts. A goal has been set for students to master their math facts by the end of February depending upon the requirements for their grade level. I am thrilled to see so many of our students who have already reached that goal!

Box Tops for Education Goal

Students had a goal of collecting 4,000 Box Tops for Education by the end of the second quarter. They collected almost 5,000! Mrs. Foster's class brought in the most, so students received a popcorn party. Mrs. Foster got to give the pie to Mr. Jennings.
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Parent Survey

We need parent input, and ask that parents please go to the link below to complete a survey. Your help is very much appreciated.

Having Good School Attendance

I recently read an online article regarding school attendance. I found the article very interesting, and have included part of it here:

How important is attendance?

The attendance rate is important because students are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school consistently. It’s difficult for the teacher and the class to build their skills and progress if a large number of students are frequently absent. In addition to falling behind in academics, students who are not in school on a regular basis are more likely to get into trouble with the law and cause problems in their communities.
A 2008 study conducted by the Rodel Community Scholars at Arizona State University that tracked students from kindergarten through high school found that dropout patterns were linked with poor attendance, beginning in kindergarten.

What is Everton's attendance rate?

Last school year our students had an attendance rate of 95.9%. Speaking from my own observations, students who have several absences fall behind in school. I ask that parents help us in making our students successful, and join us by encouraging students to be at school every day they are able.

Reminders from the Office

  • Please update the school office any time your phone number changes.
  • Please contact the school office prior to 2:00 for any transportation changes

Everton Text Alerts

Parents are encouraged to sign up for text message alerts, such as school delays and cancellations, from Mr. Jennings. Parents who sign up will also receive a digital copy of the monthly edition of The Bearcat Bulletin. Those parents who signed up last year will need to sign up again. Follow these easy steps:

Text the message @evrtnalert to the number 81010