The Timberwolf Times

Manchester Park Elementary

ONE...Team, Vision, and Goal

3/6/2020

Educator Recognition Awards

The Olathe School District recognized Amber Gaspar (Kansas Teacher of the Year Nominee) and Marcy Anderson (Master Teacher Nominee) on Tuesday night at a district awards ceremony. Please help me in congratulating both of these deserving teachers!

Major Saver Limo Rides

Permission slips for those students that bought at least 10 major saver cards are going out today. These should be returned by Monday to your child's teacher. If you do not receive a permission slip today, please contact your child's teacher as soon as possible so that we can confirm his or her participation. Thank you!

Spanish Dual Immersion Program

Manchester Park is one of two elementary schools that was chosen to house the new Spanish Dual Immersion Program. Students that are entering kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year will have the opportunity to apply online to determine placement.



Interested...or know someone that is?


Click here for more information and to apply online:

https://www.olatheschools.org/immersion


There will be two informational nights for parents to learn more about the program. Our last parent night will be held on March 12th at 6:00pm at the Olathe School District Education Center.

Kindergarten Open House

Incoming Kindergarten Parents - Please save the date for the evening of April 28th for our Kindergarten Open House. More information will be coming soon!

2019-2020 Yearbooks

The Jostens yearbook sales site closed February 14th. Please call Jostens at 1-877-767-5217 if you would like to double check a yearbook purchase order. Make sure you have a copy of the yearbook sales receipt, as this will be your yearbook order confirmation, if questions arise. If you have not purchased a yearbook, the overflow copies will be on sale for $25.00 (cash and exact amount only) on Thursday, May 14th from 8:00-8:15 in the front lobby.

News from Nurse Bev

Due to confidentiality regulations, we are not able to share communicable illnesses on a classroom by classroom basis. Thus I will be sharing any illness updates with you in Mr. Bohon’s weekly parent newsletter. Please understand that in most situations, this will not be widespread illnesses throughout the school but more likely only a few cases. However, should there be a large outbreak of a communicable illness such as influenza, that would warrant more information, you will receive more communication from me. Please remember to let me know if your child/children are diagnosed with any communicable illness.


Communicable illnesses affecting our students and/or staff this week:

· Influenza A

· Influenza B

· Pneumonia

· Strep Throat

· Fifth’s Disease

· Impetigo


Unfortunately the Influenza virus is still hanging around Manchester Park. Just as a reminder, individuals who have the flu may experience some or all of these symptoms:

· Fever

· Chills

· Cough

· Sore throat

· Headache

· Runny or stuffy nose

· Muscle or body aches

· Fatigue

· Vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children


If your child is diagnosed with Influenza please contact me at 913-780-7540. The Olathe School District is following the Johnson County Health Department 5 day exclusion recommendation regarding Influenza. This means that the minimum time of exclusion is 5 days from onset of symptoms and longer if fever is still present at 5 days. If your child is still running a fever greater than 100 degrees after 5 days, the 24 hour rule applies, meaning that your child must be fever free for 24 hours without taking fever reducing medication before returning to school.

I want to say a huge thank you to all of you parents who have notified me or have called the front office when your child or children have been sick and for keeping them home to rest and get well.


And finally, as I am sure that by now you have probably seen or heard news reports concerning the coronavirus or COVID-19. On the Olathe District website you will find information concerning the virus. We are currently monitoring the situation and collaborating with public health officials. Currently there are no known cases of COVID-19 in Kansas or Missouri.

PTO Executive Board/Chairperson Nominations

The Manchester Park PTO is calling for nominations for the upcoming school year! We need YOUR help in serving our school in the capacities of board officers and/or committee chairpersons. We could not do all the wonderful events at Manchester Park without the help of our amazing families. We greatly appreciate your active participation. If you have questions, please contact any member of our current PTO board. Nominations Due by March 13th. To submit the form electronically visit: www.manchesterparkpto.org/about

Spring Carnival: Save-the-Date! Friday, April 24th

Please see the attached flyer for more information!


The Carnival Committee is looking for volunteers to help with various planning tasks. Please contact manchesterparkpto@yahoo.com if you can help!

PTO Family Nights

We have a PTO sponsored family night coming up. Please see the attached flyer for:

  • Culvers Dining Out Night on March 10th

Power Paw Winners for the Week

Congratulations to the following students:

Dining Out Certificate:

Jack (2A), Chad (4M), Megan (5P), Amelia (3S), Lucy (KF), Liam (1B), Carter (3G), Charlie (4P)


Mr. Bohon's Read Aloud:

Mrs. Messenger's class thanks to Carter


Lunch with the Principal:

Robbie (4B) and Drayvn (3W)

Upcoming Calendar

Monday, March 9- B Day

*CSC Field Trip to Mission Southside 3:40


Tuesday, March 10 - C Day

*5th Grade Special Chorus 7:45

*Math Wings 3:40

*PTO Executive Meeting


Wednesday, March 11 - D Day


Thursday, March 12- E Day

*4th and 5th Grade Special Chorus 7:45

*Immersion Parent Info Night at Education Center 6:00pm


Friday, March 13 - A Day

Daylight Savings Time Reminder

Please remember that you will spring forward this weekend!

Absences

Reminder

If your child is out, please make sure to contact the office the morning of the absence. Sometimes, teachers might not be able to check their emails throughout the day and therefore it is not communicated with the office.

Parents often inquire about “assignments” for students before or during an absence. If a child has been absent due to illness, instruction on the objectives covered should exist prior to any assignments being completed independently at home. Therefore, it might not be possible for assignments to be sent home in advance of a scheduled absence. Students are allowed a minimum of the same number of days they are absent for illness to make up any missed assignments. Teachers will work with parents in special circumstances that require extended absences due to illness.

ID’s at the Main Entrance

Reminder

Due to district protocol, all visitors must present a photo ID to the camera at the front door. Whether you have been here multiple times over many years or new to our school family, please plan on having your ID out and ready to show the camera.

All visitors must sign in at the front office. This will be the same at arrival, throughout the day, or dismissal.

Thank you for keeping our children safe!

Ways to stay "In the Know"

**Read the school wide emails like this and any classroom news from the teacher

**Subscribe to the PTO website: https://manchesterparkpto.membershiptoolkit.com/

**Follow the PTO on Facebook and myself on twitter @MP_Principal.

**Download the Olathe Schools App