The Bearcat Bulletin
January 2018 Newsletter
“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.”
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
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!
Box Tops for Education Goal
Having Good School Attendance
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