September 30, 2022
WISHING YOU A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!🍎
EBELING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC SUCCESS!
We had a fabulous time last Friday at the Back to School Picnic! The weather was perfect, and the turnout terrific:) It was so heartwarming to see current AND former students, current AND former parents, neighbors, and teachers together on such a fantastic evening. Thank you to the planning committee and ALL of the volunteers that made this event a success!
OCT 12 - PTA Meeting @ 7:00 PM in Media Center
OCT 19 - No school for students. Teacher Professional Development Day.
OCT 28 - Half Day of school. Dismissal at 11:44 AM. End of First Marking Period.
OCT 31 - Half Day of school. Dismissal at 11:44 AM
- Halloween Parade - AM Time: TBD
NOV 8 - No school. Election Day.
NOV 10 - Half Day of school. Dismissal at 11:44 AM.
- Parent-Teacher Conferences afternoon and evening
NOV 11 - Picture Retake Day
NOV 23-25 - No school. Thanksgiving Break.
THE UCS SCHOOL CALENDAR IS NOW AVAILABLE. We are pleased to share with you the calendars for the next two school years. To view the calendars, please see this link: http://uticak12.org/ucscalendaroverview.
IDIOM DAY BRINGS LOTS OF SMILES TO LEARNING
Students in Mrs. Barker's class celebrated Idiom Day by dressing as their favorite idiom. Did you guess the idioms pictured? ("it's raining cats and dogs" and "one smart cookie"). The students each presented their idiom to the class, with classmates guessing (resulting in fun competition and lots of laughs)! Other teachers and staff got in on the guessing game, all coming away with a chuckle.
NO LEFT TURN OUT OF PARKING LOT
To keep traffic moving out of the parking lot, there is to be NO LEFT TURN out of the parking lot during arrival and dismissal times M-F. This is not news to any of our long-term Ebeling Families, but our new Families may not be aware of the congestion this causes in the parking lot once all students are back in school.
Please be respectful of others in our school community and obey the rule of only turning right onto Haverhill, continuing on the street without pulling into and back out of neighboring driveways to turn around (which only displaces the congestion and unsafe conditions to 20-30 feet down the street ).
If you are unable to do so due to time constraints, please plan to use Tilch Road and the back 'catwalk' to avoid the Ebeling Parking Lot altogether.
PLAN AHEAD FOR SCHOOL-APPROPRIATE COSTUMES
- School appropriate costumes may be worn to school by K-6 students: Monday, October 31st.
- We are looking forward to our parade this year – weather permitting! More information to come related to our outdoor parade plans on Oct. 31st.
- Monday, October 31st is a HALF DAY for all students (in-person and Virtual Academy). Dismissal is at 11:44 for students.
SCHOOL APPROPRIATE COSTUME CHOICES
Students should refrain from violent characterization and may not use any fake weapons, fake blood, or any references to victims or perpetrators of violence for their costume choice at school. Violent characterization is unacceptable for school parades and where younger students might be frightened. If deemed inappropriate by school personnel, students will be asked to remove the costume and/or wash makeup.
Book, cartoon, folk heroes, historical figures, and period costumes are all good ideas to consider when thinking of the perfect costume. If you have any questions regarding suitability, please contact the school at 797 - 4700.
Since it is a half day (11:44 dismissal), students will be allowed to wear partial costumes to school. Check to be sure that your child can walk freely, and that the costume will be comfortable enough for the classroom setting. Masks may be worn (frightening masks not permitted) but those that impede vision should be left at home. Plan to have your child bring any costume props (wigs and other add-ons) to school in a bag or backpack.
REMINDER: MONDAY, OCTOBER 31st - HALF DAY OF SCHOOL FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
PTA HOLIDAY PLANT FUNDRAISER
Many families look forward to the annual Holiday Plant sale through Wiegand's Nursery. They offer great quality products, conveniently delivered to Ebeling for easy local pick up. Please consider adding a few Holiday plants to your list this year, and supporting Ebeling events and activities at the same time.
Plan ahead - the dates seem early, but December will sneak up on us as usual! Paper copies of the order form/flyer will be coming home with students on Thursday, October 6th. The deadline for orders will be: Friday, November 4th.
Pick up date at Ebeling: Friday, December 9th from 5:00-7:00 pm.
ITEMS OF INTEREST...
REMINDERS AND REPEATS FROM PREVIOUS ISSUES OF THE EAGLE NEWS BELOW:
Virtual Library Card and Virtual Library Card - Tutor.com
Attached (6A,6B, 6C) are login directions for students virtual library card and virtual library card - Tutor.com, located in the ClassLink dashboard. The virtual library card gives students access to digital resources from the local library and the virtual library card - Tutor.com provides online tutoring and homework help for students.
If your child is going to be absent call 586-797-4799 and leave a message on the 24-hour automated absence line. Any absences not called in to the office will be marked as 'unexcused' on student attendance records.
Your child will be excused from class for illness, bereavement, recognized religious holidays and medical or dental treatment that cannot be scheduled after school or on weekends.
Your child is responsible for makeup work. Homework requests may be made for an absence of two or more days in the case of both excused and pre-excused absences. Homework requests require 24 hours to process.
Absence for family travel during scheduled school days is discouraged.
However, should family travel be necessary, parents must submit a written request to the Ebeling office for Principal approval of a pre-excused absence at least one week in advance. Vacation days in excess of 10 days per school year will not be approved.
Arrangements to complete classroom assignments can be made with the teacher.
You can arrange for home study through the school principal should your child be absent from school for an extended period due to physical disability or illness.
If a student arrives late to school, the parent must accompany the student into the office, and the student must be signed in before he or she can go to class.
Truancy officials will be contacted in the event of a student having excessive tardies or absences.
SCHOOL PROPERTY REMINDERS:
We are asking for your assistance to ensure that our security procedures during the school day are effective. As many of you know, our school has a security camera, intercom, and buzzer at the front main entrance for use during the school day. To help us assist you when you would like to enter the school:
1. Please press the buzzer to speak with someone in the office
2. You will be asked to state your name and reason for visiting
3. You will be asked to show your photo ID into the security camera above the outside door
4. Office staff will then be able to buzz you inside
5. All visitors must immediately register in the office
In addition, we are asking you to not let any visitors in the door as you enter (and they come up behind you) or as you exit the building.
The teachers and staff are committed to student safety and security and we would like to thank you for your assistance in helping keep the students of Ebeling safe.
Your Ebeling Elementary PTA provides educational & monetary support to staff & students through fundraising events, community events and school activities. Check out the information below for ways to get involved!
PREVIOUS ISSUES OF THE EAGLE NEWS:
We are excited to share MONDAY MOMENTS with our students and community members. MONDAY MOMENTS are an opportunity for personal reflection time. MONDAY MOMENTS assists stakeholders to build the tools in their toolbox of resiliency strategies. Let's continue to make a change one week at a time.