Ireland Elementary School

October 11, 2019

Breakfast starts on MONDAY!

Are your mornings crazy? Is there just not enough time to get breakfast fed to your child? Starting on Monday, October 14th, our school is going to start serving breakfast! It is totally optional, but we are hoping for a good turn-out. When your child arrives to school, they will head straight to the cafeteria for breakfast if they are wish to eat breakfast.


Every week, a new menu will be out for breakfast. The students can come some days and not others, it is totally up to you and them.


Breakfast cost - $1.25 regular price, $.30 for reduced, and free for those who qualify for free meals. Adults can eat for $2.00.


We are very excited about this new addition to our school day!

BREAKFAST MENU - Starting October 14th!

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WINNER!

Our school WON the Kimball Electronics Gives video award last night! Congratulations to all students! What a wonderful highlight to our Chores for Charity event!


A huge shout out goes to Mrs. Johnson and her husband, Ben, for putting this wonderful video together! We appreciate you!

Kimball Gives Back

Kindness Challenge of the Week

Go for a walk with your parents, and tell them about your day.


Every week, your child will be receiving a kindness challenge! If they complete the challenge, they get to put up a sticker on our kindness challenge board!


Jump in on the fun at home too! Help us promote kindness to all - at school, home, and community!

Soup and Sandwich Volunteer Sign-up

We need YOU! Please consider signing up to help with our Soup and Sandwich Fundraiser. Use this link to find a time - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4fabaf22a7ff2-ptosoup1

Fire Safety Week!

The Ireland Fire Department educated all students this past week on fire safety. They gave the students some "homework".


  1. Make sure all smoke detectors are working in your house.
  2. Make an escape plan with your family.
  3. Designate a meeting spot outside in the case of a fire, but not in the driveway so emergency vehicles can get through.


The students also were able to climb into the fire trucks too! We appreciate our Ireland Fire Department volunteers!

Fall Break Opportunities for Students

Halloween Candy Buy Back!

Dr. Kelly Dentist - Candy Buy Back for the troops the week after Halloween, Nov 1-Nov 8.

GJCS Parent School Safety Academy

The Parent School Safety Academy is a unique program to Greater Jasper Schools that will teach parents the school corporation safety principles and fundamentals that guide response protocols. This program will not reveal details that would compromise safety at Greater Jasper Schools, but will provide parents with a basic understanding of school safety practices that will facilitate parental response in case of a crisis and allow for constructive feedback.


During this interactive program, parent participants will learn about national and state safety practices, current trends in school safety and how these practices and trends impact safety planning at Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools. Parent input will be integral during the program. Eligible Participants


Participants in the Parent School Safety Academy must be the parent/guardian of a student attending Greater Jasper Schools. Participants will be required to submit an application for the program. Up to 20 participants will be selected per course offering. Vendor discussions and/or product promotions will not be supported in the program.


Participants will complete a training course focusing on the fundamentals of school safety including; legal requirements, best practices related to school violence, severe weather preparedness, access control, communications and reunification. Participants will also review key findings of the USDOE/Secret Service study, and components of effective implementation of a school safety plan.


Cost: There is no cost for the program.


Where: Jasper High School Community Room.


When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019


Time: 6:00-8:00PM


Registration: Applications are available online


Questions: Glenn Buechlein, Director of Student Services, gbuechlein@gjcs.k12.in.us

Jason Knies, School Resource Officer, jknies@gjcs.k12.in.us

Nurse's Notes

October Newsletter below - Meet our Social Workers, Heather Goodhue and Melanie Krueger


Newsletter Highlights

- Pumpkin Pancake Recipe

- Cholesterol Information

- Mental Health

- Exercise

New GJCS App! - Let's Launch this App!

Take out your phones and download the new GREATER JASPER CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS mobile app! We are going to see how many app downloads we can get this week!


The GJCS app is your "one-stop-shop" for all of our academic information. The App contains"


  • Daily calendars, announcements, and food menus
  • Alerts and notifications
  • Staff email, calling, and social media feeds
  • News, weather, driving directions, and more!


You can even "share the app" with friends and family right from our app's homepage screen. It is completely free and incredibility easy to use!


It is a great way to quickly access dates and other information!

Hallway Morning Song!

Andy Grammer - Keep Your Head Up with lyrics HD

Important Reminders and Updates


  • October 16 - Soup and Sandwich Ticket Orders will come home

  • October 21 - 25 - Fall Break - No School

  • October 30 - Picture Retakes

  • November 3 - Soup and Sandwich Pick-up

  • November 11 - Veteran's Day

  • November 21 - Spell Bowl Competition

  • November 27 - 29 - Thanksgiving Break


  • Drop off in the morning - you MUST drive around the school for drop off. The front of the school is for bus traffic only. You may park and walk in your child, but by no means are you allowed to pull up and drop off in the front of the school in the morning. No dropping-off students in the parking lot, letting them cross, and come into school on their own. Our school safety officer will be enforcing that drop-off procedures are done properly.

Volunteers!


Anyone who would like to volunteer at school or chaperone a field trip must submit a background check. Once this is done, it is good as long as your child is a student at Ireland. If you aren't sure if you have completed one, your child's teacher can look it up for you. Background Check Link

October Lunch Menu

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Scholastic Book Orders

If your child's teacher DOES NOT send home monthly book orders, you can order books online from our school's account at this link - https://orders.scholastic.com/GNW96 .