Erpenbeck Enquirer

Week of December 14th

We are SUPERHEROES building the community of tomorrow using 21st century skills today!

Dates To Know.....


15 DARE Graduation

15 Skyline Night

16 Boys Basketball Games

17 K-2nd and 5th Winter Celebrations 2:15 - 3:15

18 3-4 Winter Celebrations 1:15 - 2:15

18 5th Grade Aquarium Field Trip

Winter Break : December 21 - January 1

Looking Ahead:

January 18, 2016 NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 23, 2016 Beef O'Bradys Night

February 2, 2016 Chuy's Night

February 15, 2016 - NO SCHOOL

Principal's Corner

EES Families,
I am so proud and thankful for an amazing first half of our 2015-16 school year! You, your children, and our faculty and staff are such blessings in my life and I am beyond grateful to each of you for helping make EES such a wonderful place to be!

We are making lots of great plans for the remainder of the year and we will continue to share all of our great plans and happenings, but I am looking forward to spending some time off with my own family this holiday season.

Wishing you all a blessed holiday season and a great winter break! We will see everyone back next year!

Jenny Watson

Change in Schedule for 2016- World Language Class for K-5

Here at EES, we are proud to offer our students daily enrichment opportunities in Arts/Humanities including Music, Art, and Drama, as well as additional classes such as Library skills, Technology, Physical Education, STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Mathematics), to all of our students and World Language (Japanese) to our our K-2 students. We proudly promote and celebrate our students' participation in all of these classes to balance out our curriculum and allow for students to grow in all areas.

We are thrilled to announce that we will also be adding World Language to ALL of our students after the first of the year, allowing grades K-5 to participate in World Language (Japanese class). Ms. Kim Fry or (Fry Sensei as we all call her), will be teaching this class, along with 2 instructional para-educators, Kazu Yoakum and Shoko Malsom who are all fluent Japanese speakers. Kim Fry was teaching both World Language to primary and Technology to our intermediate students. Ms. Karen Carothers will continue to teach Technology now to all of our students in grades K-5 beginning January 4th.

The goal of this World Language program is to encourage students to speak another language by providing direct language instruction, but also to help our students to understand, appreciate, and celebrate several other diverse cultures. As we work to ensure that our students are college, career, and life ready and are prepared to enter a global society, we know that this class will help to provide this important foundation.

This class will be added to our specials rotation alongside of Music, Art, PE, Technology, and Library. Instead of only having a 5-day Monday-Friday special area schedule, we will operate on a 6-day rotation schedule. Your child's teachers will help you to become familiar with this schedule adjustment, but I wanted to make everyone aware as well. As an example, one quick way to think about it is that instead of every Monday being PE, we will be sure to announce what day it is on the announcements, so you would know that Day 1 is always PE, Day 2 is always Art, etc. Another benefit of a 6-day rotation schedule is that with the current schedule, if we miss school on a Monday, and your child has PE on Monday, he/she will simply miss this class. However, on a 6-day rotation, no content area class will be missed. While it is an adjustment at first, we will work together to help each other out with it, and eventually it will become easy. As we are always working to improve our curriculum and offer the best of the best to our Mustangs, thank you for your patience and flexibility as we integrate this schedule change into our daily routine.

We are excited for all that we are offering ALL of our Mustangs and look forward to a fabulous 2016!

Skyline Night -December 15th

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Lost and Found

It's getting colder outside and there are lots of jackets in the lost and found. Please have your child stop by the lost and found in the main lobby to check for any items they may be missing.

Winter Break December 19 - January 3rd

Wishing you and your family a wonderful winter break! Many blessings to everyone!

We look forward to seeing all of our Mustangs back here at school on Monday, January 4th, 2016!!

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