Important Information for EPS & EIS

Title I Survey Response Fall 2019

Everything in 1 Package!

Part of the requirements for Title 1 services is to communicate with families in many different ways and to respond to the surveys given. Although this is common sense, we are trying to cut down on the amount of overlapping and repetitive information. Many families have students at both our EPS and EIS buildings, so we are hoping to put all of the information here...in one place that can be clicked on multiple times and re-read.

Below you will find information about both EPS and EIS with links to contact names and websites. We hope this newsletter is a tool that makes it much easier for you to learn more about Title 1 and all of our schools' programs and activities.

Have Questions about Title 1?

Anytime you have questions about Title 1, please contact the following people:


EPS: Kelly Faust, kfaust@rbbschools.net


EIS: Rebecca Pittman, rpittman@rbbschools.net


There are also information sessions being given at both schools:


At EIS:

Tuesday, 9/11 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.


Thursday, 9/13 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.


At EPS:

Thursday, 10/4 8:00 a.m.; 1:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m.; 4:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m.


Friday, 10/5 8:00 a.m.; 9:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m.

Upcoming School Events at EPS

Our Partners In Education Team (PIE TEAM) also sponsors fun academic events at EPS that are always FREE!


Mark your calendars! Details will be sent home prior to each event.


Breakfast Buddies 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 16: Second Grade

Wednesday, Oct. 23: First Grade

Wednesday, Oct. 30: Kindergarten

Students invite a special male role model to enjoy a free lite breakfast and a book read by our special guest to celebrate the men in our children's lives.


Tuesday, Nov. 5: Make & Take Night 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Families listen to a book read by one of our great teachers and then make a craft that goes with it.


Monday, Nov. 25: Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast (during day - more info to come)


Tuesday, Nov. 26: Fall Book Swap (during the day)

Students bring a quality book they no longer read and swap it out for a new-to-them book.


Tuesday, Dec. 17: Second Grade Music Program 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Wednesday, Dec. 18: First Grade Candle Light Luncheon (during day - more info to come)


Friday, February 22: Second Grade Grandparents Gala (during day - more info to come)


Thursday, March 5: First Grade Music Program 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Thursday, April 9: Kindergarten Music Program 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Friday, April 24: Earth Day Fair & Spring Book Swap (during the day)

Students will work collectively on projects before the Fair and then spend the day doing activities with special guests and volunteers to celebrate Earth Day. Students will also have the opportunity to spend time swapping out books at the Spring Book Swap.


TBD - STEAM Fest 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Students and their families will be invited to both EPS and EIS to a showcase of the students' individual or class projects, actively engage with hands-on activities that are used in the STEAM curriculum, and visit student-lead booths that showcase student after-school STEAM/Robotic Clubs.

EPS PTO Information

The EPS PTO is always looking for active parents who can help with fun events and teacher appreciation. The PTO works hard to utilize everyone's skill set....if that means behind the scenes, at-home tasks, or in the thick of it with the students and staff.


If you are interested in volunteering a little or a lot this year, please contact Brittany Hudson, EPS PTO President at pto.eps@gmail.com. Below is a calendar of the PTO events including district calendar dates. Please note that dates for the PTO events are subject to change.

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Upcoming School Events at EIS

Our Partners In Education Team (PIE TEAM) also sponsors fun academic events at EPS that are always FREE!


Mark your calendars! Details will be sent home prior to each event.


Thursday, Nov. 7: Fourth Grade Arts & Music Program 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Tuesday, Nov. 12: Fall Book Swap (during the day)

Students bring a quality book they no longer read and swap it out for a new-to-them book.


Thursday, Dec. 12: Fifth Grade Arts & Music Program 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Thursday, January 30: Guys' Night Out 5:45 - 8:15 p.m.

Male students invite their favorite male role model to a free night of dinner, guest speaker, fun activities, and a raffle! Parents of the opposite gender are encouraged to volunteer with set-up, dinner, and clean-up!


Thursday, February 6: Girls' Night Out 5:45 - 8:15 p.m.

Female students invite their favorite female role model to a free night of dinner, guest speaker, fun activities, and a raffle! Parents of the opposite gender are encouraged to volunteer with set-up, dinner, and clean-up!


Thursday, April 2: Third Grade Arts & Music Program 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.


TBD Spring Book Swap (during the day)

Students will work collectively on projects before the Fair and then spend the day doing activities with special guests and volunteers to celebrate writing, illustrating, and Earth Day. Students will also have the opportunity to spend time swapping out books at the Spring Book Swap.


Friday, May 1: Accelerated Reader (AR) Literacy Lock-In Party 3:15 -6 ?

Students who earn the Lock-In by completing 100+ points by spring (date will be determined and communicated to families) will be invited for an after-school party. More information to come.


Thursday, May 7: STEAM Fest 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Students and their families will be invited to both EPS and EIS to a showcase of the students' individual or class projects, actively engage with hands-on activities that are used in the STEAM curriculum, and visit student-lead booths that showcase student after-school STEAM/Robotic Clubs.


Wednesday, May 13- Friday, May 15: 5th grade students go to Bradford Woods

EIS PTO Information

The EPS PTO is always looking for active parents who can help with fun events and teacher appreciation. The PTO works hard to utilize everyone's skill set....if that means behind the scenes, at-home tasks, or in the thick of it with the students and staff.


If you are interested in volunteering a little or a lot this year, please contact Kelli Paul, EIS PTO President at eis.pto.345@gmail.com.


Special PTO Events:

Friday, Nov. 1: Monster Bash

Last day of school: Field Day

Volunteering at the Schools

RBB loves its volunteers!


Are you looking for a rewarding way to support your child(ren) at EPS or EIS? Our teachers, librarian, and Family Engagement Coordinator are always looking for extra help during the school day. If you are looking for something after hours, contact your child's teacher, PTO President, or Jill Ferguson, the RBBCSC Family Engagement Coordinator at jferguson@rbbschools.net.


All volunteers and school visitors MUST have a completed Volunteer Form on file for each school year. Please click this link to fill out the form- if you haven't already!

Our Teachers' Favorite Educational Websites and Apps

There are MANY sites out there that make learning fun and easy! With any app or website, it is important that parents visit the site and view its contents before allowing their child on it.

Many teachers use apps and educational websites to supplement their classroom teaching (like Prodigy, SpellingCity, etc.). Your child's teacher will send home any usernames and passwords needed if they have subscribed to these sites. Please check your teacher's newsletters, child's agenda, or email the teacher to ask about them (if you have not seen any).

Here is link that has been referred to us as a great stepping stone towards educational websites. http://teaching21st.com/


If you are looking for books in our schools' libraries, you can look using this link: https://rbbcsc.follettdestiny.com/common/welcome.jsp?context=saas26_1320635


Another great resource is WorldBook Online: https://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/products?ed=all&subacct=L8277

Information about Indiana's College and Career Readiness Standards

From the Indiana Department of Education website:


In April of 2014, the Indiana State Board of Education approved the adoption of new standards for English/Language Arts and Mathematics. These new standards are the result of a process designed to identify, evaluate, synthesize, and create high-quality, rigorous standards for Indiana students. They have been validated as college and career ready by the Indiana Education Roundtable, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana State Board of Education, and the Indiana Center for Education and Career Innovation. This means that students who successfully master these objectives for what they should know and be able to do in Math and English/Language Arts disciplines by the time they graduate from high school will be ready to go directly into the workplace or a postsecondary educational opportunity without the need of remediation.


The website to the DOE is this: https://www.doe.in.gov/standards



Indiana's ILEARN assessment sets a high bar for student achievement and guides the construction of assessments at all levels. To experience ILEARN as a parent/guardian, please click this link: https://www.doe.in.gov/assessment/ilearn-families

Local Tutoring Services

This list is only being shared as a courtesy to our families and in no way is RBBCSC promoting those that are listed. Families will need to contact those that are listed to inquire rates and availability. We encourage families to ask about background checks and references whenever they are entrusting their child with any organization or individual. Click here for the link!