Alsup Elementary Newsletter

February 2019

Messages from Principal Menard

February is here!

We just finished ACCESS testing and we are very proud of all of the hard work from our students. I also want to thank all of our ELD teachers for their hard work in preparing their students to be successful. As a school, we continue to watch our students grow in the right direction.

With that said, we also know that attendance plays a key role in student success. Absenteeism affects student performance and reduces a student's opportunity for success both academically and in the workforce. Please help us to be sure that your students get the most benefit from school. Attendance matters!

I want to thank all of our families who attended our January 31st Family Literacy Night. We had a fabulous turnout. It was really great to see so many families that were able to attend and get the chance to engage in some reading activities with your child(ren)! Our next family event will be our Family Math night in April.

As we move into the second part of our year, I want to take a moment to recognize our students. School can be hard for students. It can be a tough job to come to school everyday and give 100% . Our students not only do that, but they do it with much success. I think it is very important that, as an Alsup community, we celebrate our students and tell them we are proud of them. It is not always easy being a kid, but our students do it well and with great class and dignity. I appreciate all of their effort. As parents, you should be very proud of the effort your students give to make Alsup successful, I know we as a staff are proud!

Dawn Menard


Kids Heart Challenge

Our school has officially started Kids Heart Challenge with the American Heart Association. Most schools can only earn 3 heart hero characters right away, but because our school is such a great supporter of Kids Heart Challenge, our students can earn them ALL instantly when students sign up online!

Or you can download the Kids Heart Challenge app in the App Store (search Kids Heart Challenge), available for iPhone and Android.

Online Registration (free): Earn a glow in the dark wristband
First $5 gift: Earn Echo instantly
$10 Online: Earn Finn AND Echo
$40 Online: Add Ruby to your collection

Visit and look for the “Find Your Child’s School” button (pictured below) or download the Kids Heart Challenge Mobile App (App Store for iPhone or Google Play for Android) and bring your Heroes to life to get started becoming a Heart Hero!

Kindergarten Registration

Do you know of any kiddos that are ready to enroll in kindergarten for the 2019/2020 school year? If so, send them to Alsup on March 5th from 4:00-6:00 PM. We will be hosing our annual Kindergarten Roundup! We will be sharing information with you about the 2019/2020 school year, touring the kindergarten classrooms and helping you get started with the online enrollment process, while you are here.

Upcoming Events for February!

February 1st: Mornings with Menard 9:00 AM Media Center

February 6th: Picture Day

February 14th: Building Accountability and Advisory Committee 4:00 PM Media Center

February 14th: Partners In Education Meeting 5:00 PM Media Center

February 18th: President's Day: No School

February 22nd: Early Release Day 1:30 PM

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