Ekstrand Elementary

MARCH NEWSLETTER

Dates to Remember

Monday March 11 - Thursday March 14: Ekstrand Book Fair

Wednesday March 13th: Early Dismissal 1:15 p.m.

Wednesday March 13th: Parent - Teacher Conferences 1:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday March 14th: Parent-Teacher Conferences 3:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Friday March 15th: No School

Monday March 18th - Friday March 22nd: Spring Break - No School

March 27th: Yearbook Orders Due

Miller Monthly Memo

https://youtu.be/qyTMzfWWhH4

Mr. Miller's Contact Information

E-mail: mike.miller@cd-csd.org

Office Phone: 563-659-0750

Twitter: @MMILLERSF

Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences

Any changes that need to be made to scheduling please contact the Ekstrand Office.

Ekstrand Field Days

Kindergarten - May 16th: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

1st Grade - May 17th: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

2nd Grade - May 16th: 12:30-2:30 p.m.

3rd Grade - May 17th: 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Ekstrand Yearbook

Yearbooks are on sale now! Don't miss out on this fun school keepsake!

Order your yearbook today online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Yearbook ID Code for Ekstrand: 10296119 Cost is $15.00. Order forms will be available in the office as well. Due date is March 27th, rather than March 22nd as listed below.

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Guidance

Into the month of March, our students will continue their focus on feelings. As we move into recognizing our own feelings, here are the lesson topics for each grade.

Kindergarten: Handling waiting and managing anger

1st Grade: Recognizing feelings in our bodies and managing these strong feelings

2nd Grade: Managing anxious feelings and managing anger

3rd Grade: Handling Accusations and Managing Disappointment


With all these topics, kids are learning the basics of calming down strong feelings by using self talk to say "Stop, I feel (name the feeling)". Then they begin to calm down by taking belly breaths, counting slowly, or using positive self talk such as "I can do it. Everything is going to be okay. You are smart."

PTO

There was no February Meeting for PTO due to a weather cancellation.

Watch D.O.G.S.

Our annual Watch DOGs Donuts with Dads event was held on Wednesday, March 6 from 7:00-7:45AM at Ekstrand Elementary in the cafeteria. Pictures are below from the event.

Classroom Placement

Below you can access the Classroom Placement Form for the 2019-2020. Although we don't honor specific teacher request, we do encourage parents to complete the form linked below to provide us with additional information to consider when placing students into classrooms for the 2019-2020 school year.


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2019-2020 School Calendar

Please click on the link below to access the school calendar for next school year.


2019-2020 School Calendar

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DeWitt Community Library Information

PROGRAMMING


Family Story TIme = Tuesday evenings, March 5th, 12th, & 26th at 6:00 p.m.

(For families with young kids)


Preschool Story Time = Wednesday mornings, March 6th, 13th, & 27th at 9:00 a.m.

(For 3, 4, & 5 year olds)


Kindermusik = Saturday mornings, March 9th & 30th at 9:30 a.m.

(For 2-3-4-5 year olds)


Kids' Klub = Saturday morning, March 9th at 11:00 a.m.

(For kindergarten thru 3rd grade)

Dewit Park & Rec

Please see the attached forms for information regarding spring and summer programming through the area parks and recreation programs


Girls Softball


Boys Baseball


Spring Break Sports Camp


Grand Mound Youth Baseball / Softball


Grandparents Date Night