Walker Elementary News

Week of October 5-9, 2020

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A Message from Mrs. Ryan & Mrs. Farris

Dear Walker Families,


We are ready for week seven of school!


Monday, October 5th is the district deadline to fill out free and reduced lunch forms. Currently, all students are provided free meals until December 2020 regardless of free or reduced status from last year. Starting in January 2021, all student meals will be served based on the free and reduced status from forms that were submitted for this school year before October 5, 2020. Did you know that when you qualify for Free or Reduced Price Lunch you also get all of these FREE resources and opportunities?


  • FREE SAT Vouchers
  • FREE ACT Waivers
  • FREE College Credit Options
  • FREE Scholarship Opportunites
  • FREE or Reduced Rates on College Application Fees
  • REDUCED Home Internet Prices with Cox


For more information on how to apply, please click on the School Cafe Newsletter Link below.


Walk or Bike to School Day is coming up on Wednesday, October 7! This is an annual event that will look a bit different this year due to COVID-19. Kids and adults are invited to film a video describing why they plan to walk or bike. Please record a 15-30 second video that answers the following: "This is [Names(s)] from Arkansas and I'm walking because...". Then, post the video on your social media account and tag on Facebook (@walkbiketoschoolday and @WalkerWildcatsElementarySchool), Instagram (@walkbikeschool, and @Walker_Elementary_School), or Twitter (@walkbikeschool and @WalkerWildcats1). Include #WalktoSchoolDay in your post to contribute to the digital Walker and Bike to School Day 2020 community!


We would like to encourage every family to join the Walker PTA. Our PTA does so much to support our school and we would like to connect all of our families through the PTA. To join, use the QR code shown below. PTA is offering a prize for the classroom with the most PTA memberships. You can sign up all of your family members, even grandparents.


Thank you for partnering with us for your child's education. We are here for your child each and every day. If there is a question, concern, or even an idea to share, please reach out to your child's teacher or to either one of us. Please read the newsletter below for important updates and changes happening at Walker and in the Springdale School District. We look forward to a great 2020-2021 school year.


Thank you,


Mrs. Lynn Ryan, Principal, lryan@sdale.org

Mrs. Carrie Farris, Assistant Principal, cfarris@sdale.org

A Message from Mrs. Ryan & Mrs. Farris en español

Estimadas familias de Walker: ¡Estamos listos para la semana siete de clases! El lunes 5 de octubre es la fecha límite del distrito para completar formularios de almuerzo gratis y reducido. Actualmente, todos los estudiantes reciben comidas gratis hasta diciembre de 2020, independientemente del estado gratuito o reducido del año pasado. A partir de enero de 2021, todas las comidas de los estudiantes se servirán según el estado gratuito y reducido de los formularios que se enviaron para este año escolar antes del 5 de octubre de 2020. ¿Sabía que cuando califica para el almuerzo gratis o a precio reducido también obtiene todos de estos recursos y oportunidades GRATUITOS? Vales SAT GRATIS Exenciones de ACT GRATIS Opciones de crédito universitario GRATIS Oportunidades de becas GRATIS Tarifas GRATUITAS o reducidas en las tarifas de solicitud universitaria Precios reducidos de Internet residencial con Cox Para obtener más información sobre cómo presentar una solicitud, haga clic en el enlace del boletín informativo de School Cafe a continuación. ¡El Día de Caminar o Ir en Bicicleta a la Escuela se acerca el miércoles 7 de octubre! Este es un evento anual que se verá un poco diferente este año debido al COVID-19. Se invita a niños y adultos a filmar un video que describa por qué planean caminar o andar en bicicleta. Grabe un video de 15 a 30 segundos que responda a lo siguiente: "Soy [Nombres] de Arkansas y estoy caminando porque ...". Luego, publique el video en su cuenta de redes sociales y etiquételo en Facebook (@walkbiketoschoolday y @WalkerWildcatsElementarySchool), Instagram (@walkbikeschool y @Walker_Elementary_School) o Twitter (@walkbikeschool y @ WalkerWildcats1). ¡Incluya #WalktoSchoolDay en su publicación para contribuir a la comunidad digital del Día 2020 de Caminantes y Bicicleta a la Escuela! Nos gustaría animar a todas las familias a unirse a Walker PTA. Nuestro PTA hace mucho para apoyar a nuestra escuela y nos gustaría conectar a todas nuestras familias a través del PTA. Para unirse, use el código QR que se muestra a continuación. La PTA está ofreciendo un premio para el salón de clases con más membresías de la PTA. Puede inscribir a todos los miembros de su familia, incluso a los abuelos. Gracias por colaborar con nosotros para la educación de su hijo. Estamos aquí para su hijo todos los días. Si tiene alguna pregunta, inquietud o incluso una idea para compartir, comuníquese con el maestro de su hijo o con cualquiera de nosotros. Lea el boletín a continuación para conocer las actualizaciones y los cambios importantes que se están produciendo en Walker y en el distrito escolar de Springdale. Esperamos un gran año escolar 2020-2021. Gracias, Sra. Lynn Ryan, Directora, lryan@sdale.org Sra. Carrie Farris, subdirectora, cfarris@sdale.org
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WNN October 2 2020

You can Nominate your child to be the next "Energizer Super Weather Kid" on KNWA

Over the past several years, several Springdale students have joined Chief Meteorologist, Dan Skoff, on-air to talk about our local and daily weather. KNWA has partnered with Energizer to show support to our up and coming meteorologist and scientists. You can nominate your child to join Dan to report on the weather.


However, this year, due to COVID 19, we have made a few changes and are having children show support via Zoom and video submissions. This is such a fun and exciting way for kids to showcase their scientific side and Dan loves to talk weather. This project is eligible for students from the age of 6-15. Please click on the link below to learn more about this opportunity and to nominate your child. We would love to see one of our Walker Wildcats on air!



Durante los últimos años, varios estudiantes de Springdale se han unido al meteorólogo jefe, Dan Skoff, al aire para hablar sobre nuestro clima local y diario. KNWA se ha asociado con Energizer para mostrar su apoyo a nuestros meteorólogos y científicos emergentes. Puede nominar a su hijo para que se una a Dan para informar sobre el clima. Sin embargo, este año, debido a COVID 19, hemos realizado algunos cambios y estamos haciendo que los niños muestren su apoyo a través de Zoom y presentaciones de video. Esta es una manera divertida y emocionante para que los niños muestren su lado científico y a Dan le encanta hablar sobre el clima. Este proyecto es elegible para estudiantes de entre 6 y 15 años. Haga clic en el enlace a continuación para obtener más información sobre esta oportunidad y para nominar a su hijo. ¡Nos encantaría ver a uno de nuestros Walker Wildcats en el aire!
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The Springdale Public School's COVID Information Page


The Springdale School District has a new COVID information page. Please see the link below for the latest information on COVID from the Springdale School District.



COVID-19 Webpage: go.sdale.org/covid



In an effort to be timely and transparent, the Springdale School system created a webpage for COVID-19. Please click below to visit the webpage: go.sdale.org/covid



The webpage will have features including:

Daily numbers update and other important Links related to COVID-19

-COVID-19

-Leave form for Faculty

-Process of Notification for potential COVID-19 exposure

-Wear because we care and #SHIELDUP- face covering in Springdale Schools

-Custodial, Food, Transportation Logistics

-COVID-19 Safety Measures

-And.....Much more



Go.sdale.org/covid will remain the primary location for up to date COVID-19 information.



Thank you for your support of the Springdale School District and Walker Elementary as we navigate back to school.

Springdale School's COVID-19 Response for positive cases during school

Please click on the link to the newsletter below from our superintendent, Dr. Jared Cleveland, for information about how the district will respond to positive cased of COVID-19 during school.
Back to School 20-21 | COVID-19 Response and more
Student COVID-19 Reporting Site

Please notify the district by entering your information into this site if your child tests positive for COVID-19

Household COVID-19 Reporting Site

Please notify the district by entering your information into this site if someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19

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Walker Flu Clinic Informational Flyer

This information will be sent home with your child on Monday, September 21, 2020.

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Connect to Walker Elementary on Social Media

Walker Elementary has a Facebook page for the school, EAST, KKids, and PTA. Like all these pages to keep up with the latest school information. Click on the links below to get to each page. Then click on the like button to follow our pages. Once you like our pages, you will see our posts in your Facebook newsfeed.
Walker Elementary School Facebook Page

Please follow our Walker Facebook page for important information about upcoming events and to learn about what is happening at Walker Elementary school.

Walker elementary EAST Facebook Page

Walker Elementary EAST is an educational program that combines self-direction, teamwork, service and cutting-edge technology in a manner that helps students to develop their own interests and aptitudes in a positive environment.

Walker Elementary PTA Facebook page

Please like our Walker PTA Facebook page to stay updated on upcoming PTA events and volunteer opportunities.

Walker Elementary KKIDS Facebook Page

KKids is open to all 3rd-5th-grade students. KKids students are leaders who strive to do amazing things for our school, the community, and the world.