Ekstrand Elementary

JANUARY NEWSLETTER

Dates to Remember

Wednesday January 24th: Early Dismissal 1 p.m.

Friday February 9th: PTO Movie Night at Ekstrand 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Ekstrand Gymnasium

Monday March 5th: Kindergarten Parent Informational Night 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Ekstrand Cafeteria

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IOWA ASSESSMENTS

As a reminder our second and third grade students will be taking the Iowa Assessments during the week of January 22nd. Below are suggestions for students so they are properly prepared to do their best so they can best demonstrate what they know.


1. Get at least 8 hours of sleep.

2. Eat a healthy breakfast.

3. Put forth your best effort and use all the time allocated to complete and review answers.

PTO UPDATES

PTO Movie Night

On Friday February 9th from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. the PTO will be sponsoring a family movie night. The event will be help in the Ekstrand Gymnasium. PTO will be providing water and popcorn. The Lion King will be the movie feature. Please feel free to bring blankets and pillows as well. We are hoping for a great turnout!!

PTO Officer Openings

PTO is looking for energetic people who want to be involved in their kids school PTO!

Below are the offices that are available for next school year!


President

Vice President

Volunteer Chairmen

Treasurer

Media Chairman


If you are interested you may contact Jenifer Neuberg at

Rusneuberg21@hotmail.com for more details!

DeWitt Community Library Information

The DeWitt Community Public LIbrary will be hosting a PAWS-4-Reading program on January 22nd. It is from 5:30-6:30 p.m.. For students in grades Pre-K through 3rd. Students can come and read to a dog. Registration is recommended but not required.

WQAD My Favorite Teacher Contest

Please see the attachments for additional information regarding the WQAD My Favorite Teacher Contest. Deadlines for entries are January 31st and all current students k-12 are eligible to submit an entry.

Student Teachers

Allison Grandup

Allison grew up just down the road in Clinton. She is currently working to gain her teaching degree from the University of Northern Iowa. She is serving as a student teacher in Mrs. Wackerle's third grade classroom. She will split her placement between Ekstrand and the Intermediate building. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, soccer, outdoor activities, and traveling.

Megan Gelina

Megan is originally from Hudson, Wisconsin. She is a current student at Iowa State University. She will be in Mrs. Rooks classroom through the start of March. She enjoys music, softball, and traveling.

Lunch Buddy Volunteers

We are always seeking additional community volunteers to assist with our Lunch Buddy program. If you or someone you know may be interested please contact our Guidance Counselor Ms. Prombo.

Guidance

As the 2nd semester begins, each of the grades will be focusing on their own feelings. In the previous months they began to recognize other people's feelings so that they can have empathy. This month they are learning about how their bodies can give them clues to how they are feeling; such as when they are worried about something, it may cause their stomach to hurt or when they are mad, their muscles can get really tight and their bodies may even shake a little. Knowing what their feeling will help them in coping with said feelings.

Winter Cheer Clinic

Please click on the file link below to download a registration form for 2018 Winter Cheer Clinic for additional details.