Eaton Parent Newsletter

December 2nd, 2022

Dear Eaton Families,

Thank you for a great week! We are looking forward to an exciting week next week. Our Winter Chorus Performance is Thursday, December 8th, at 6:00. We will have a general membership PTA meeting first, with the performance immediately following.

We hope our families are able to participate in our Eaton PTA Holiday Tour of Lights. Voting starts tomorrow, January 3rd, and ends January 13th.

The Google Map of homes can be found here:,-77.8484476,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m3!11m2!2suFqLPckbR9WYNl3nQ1A3Mg!3e3

Please use this form to vote:

Please join us for Eaton Spirit Days next week, December 5th- 9th:

  • Monday 12/5- Holiday Socks
  • Tuesday 12/6- Holiday Sweater/Shirt
  • Wednesday 12/7- Holiday Hat
  • Thursday 12/8- Holiday Pajamas
  • Friday 12/9- Holiday Colors

Science Fair

We are extending our sign up for the school Science Fair through Monday, December 5th. This opportunity is for students in grades 3-5. The Science Fair will take place on January 27th, 2023. If you are interested, please complete the Science experiment/STEM application by Monday, December 5th. If you need more information or help in completing your project, please review this slide show. For more information email


Please make sure that car signs are visible, and placed in the front window, passenger side, of your vehicle at parent pick-up. We ask that the sign stays up until your child enters your vehicle. This helps our parent pick-up line move quickly. If you need a new sign, please see Ms. Harrison at the front desk.

If you plan to attend a holiday party or activity with your child's class, please make sure you have confirmed with your child's teacher. In most cases you will be asked to complete the volunteer training process.

Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found is full! If your child is missing an item, please come in and take a look. It is located in the cafeteria. Items left will be donated on December 15th.
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Important Upcoming Dates

December 3rd-13th Eaton Tour of Lights

December 8th PTA General Assembly Meeting & Winter Chorus Concert, 6:00pm

December 13th PTA Spirit Night at Cinnaholic, 5:00pm-8:00pm

January 10th PTA Meeting (9:00 in cafeteria, 6:30 at Porters Neck Slice of Life)

Curriculum Presentations

Ice Cream Volunteers

Ice cream is offered in our cafeteria on Thursdays. If you are a Level 2 volunteer, and are interested in assisting with ice cream on Thursdays, please sign up here:

Volunteer Information

All volunteers must complete the training orientation, complete and turn in a volunteer application form, and take the volunteer assessment with 80% or higher each school year.

Volunteer application forms are linked below, and are also available in the front office.

All field trip chaperones must become a Level II volunteer, which requires a background check through NHCS. Background checks are good for three years. You can log into your account to check your expiration date, or contact Mrs. Allen. The NHCS background check system is linked below.

If you attended training last year with Mrs. Allen, there is an option to attend a self-paced training online and submit a quiz. Please contact Mrs. Allen for more information.

All volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

Level I

Parents, family, or community members volunteering to assist students in a supervised setting are not required to undergo a background check if they are continually supervised by school personnel during the school day.

Level II

Parents, family, or community members volunteering to assist students in an unsupervised setting away from school personnel are deemed Level II Volunteers. We also ask that all chaperones become Level II volunteers, as well as those interested in assisting in our media center and cafeteria at Eaton Elementary. An applicant designated a Level II Volunteer must complete the online application and the criminal background check. Applications must be completed at least two weeks prior to the time you wish to begin volunteering. The cost of background checks are $20.

Volunteer Resources:

Community Partnerships & Engagement: All Hands On Deck Portal

NHCS Volunteer Handbook:

Volunteer Application Form: (You may complete the form online, save it, and email it to Mrs. Allen, or you may print it, complete it, and turn it into the front office)

Level II Volunteer Background Check:

Eaton Volunteer Coordinator: Mrs. Allen, Assistant Principal

Updates from the PTA

Please join the fun and consider participating in our Eaton Tour of Lights, December 3rd-13th. Information was sent home with students this week.

We will have a PTA General Assembly Meeting on December 8th at 6:00 before the Winter Chorus Concert.

Upcoming Events:

December 13th PTA Spirit Night at Cinnaholic, 5:00pm-8:00pm

January 10th PTA Meeting (9:00 in cafeteria, 6:30 at Porters Neck Slice of Life)

Please consider joining the PTA:

Eaton's PTA Website:

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Our School's Why:

School Mission:

To promote academic excellence through inclusion, modeling, collaboration and challenging students to think in innovative ways.

School Vision:

We are creating a nurturing school community that prepares the whole child to be a problem solver, critical thinker, and empathetic global citizen.

Core Values:

Empowerment, Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Academic Excellence