Weekly Update

10/16/20

Halloween

Families,


West Dodge Station will be hosting a Halloween Parade on Friday, October 30th from 2:20-3:00. Our highest priority continues to be the safety of our staff and students, so please read over the following information closely.

1. Students are allowed to bring costumes to school.

***Please make sure students can slip costumes on independently and without having to change completely. Teachers will NOT be helping students in and out of costumes.


2. Costumes must be school appropriate. No gore, blood, hair paint, face paint, or weapons.


3. The parade will begin at 2:20 and run on this schedule:

-2:20 – 1st Grade

-2:25 – 2nd Grade

- 2:30 – Kindergarten

- 2:35 – 3rd Grade

- 2:30 – 4th Grade

- 2:40 - 5th Grade


4. If it is raining or the weather is below 20 degrees, the parade will be cancelled.


5. I have attached a map outlining the parade route. Please follow these safety guidelines:

*2 adults per family

*All parade spectators must wear masks

*Please stay socially distanced from other families --and there will be a 6 ft. barrier away from the parade route for the safety of staff and students


6. If you do not wish for your student to participate, please let me know through an email before October 30th.


I have attached a pdf document below that shows the parade route and shares more details about the points above. Please let me know if you have any questions.




Mrs. Brittany Sidders

West Dodge Station Principal

Pick-Up, Drop-Off, and Traffic Tips

*For the safety of staff, students, and other families--please do not bring pets on campus.


*If you are going to be within 6 feet of students or staff- please wear a mask.

WDS Dropoff Pickup Directions

Important Dates

October 19th - Remote Learner Picture Day


October 20th - Caught with Character Signs


October 22nd - End of 1st Quarter


October 23rd - NO SCHOOL Teacher Inservice


October 30th - Report Cards

Remote Learner Supply Pick-Up (9:00-11:00)

Fall Festival Parties in classrooms

Halloween Parade (2 adults per family) 2:20


November 3rd - NO SCHOOL (calendar change)


November 9th - PTO Meeting (6:30)

Counselor Corner

The holiday and winter seasons are fast approaching, and Womenade of Elkhorn is sponsoring the Celebration of Giving Project for Elkhorn Public School District families. This program provides holiday gifts for families with children birth-18 who have limited financial abilities and would like assistance in providing gifts for their children.

In order to participate in this project, we ask that you completely fill out the attached paperwork and return it to school before November 5, 2020. It may be returned in person, by mail or electronically. Unfortunately if the paperwork is not returned by the deadline, Womenade will not have time to process your requests. If you are not interested in the program for your family, do not return the forms.

Further information about pick up dates and locations will be shared at a later time. If you have any questions, please contact me using the information below.


Mrs. Jean Herold

jherold@epsne.org


402.289.2773

A note from the media specialists...

WDS parents and Students:


Thank you so much for supporting West Dodge Station through our Fall WDS Scholastic online book fair. Your commitment to literacy and reading in our school and in your student's education is tremendous. Thank you again for supporting the library and West Dodge Station.


Mr. McAllister

District Information


In collaboration with the Omaha Police Department, EPS will begin utilizing Safe2Help to ensure students and families have an anonymous way to report safety concerns.


Students, parents, staff, or community members can report safety concerns through Safe2Help via any of the following channels:


(531) 299-SAFE (7233)

www.Safe2HelpNE.org

Download the “Safe2Help” app from your app store

Found on individual building homepages

Please know that we believe that Elkhorn Public Schools are safe places for students and we work diligently to that end. Furthermore, parents, students and community members are an important aspect of our safety and security plan. We need your help to keep our schools safe. If you see something that concerns you, report it immediately.


Please contact Brittany Sidders (402) 289-2773 with questions regarding the Safe2Help reporting system. We appreciate your continued partnership in helping keep Elkhorn Public Schools safe for all.


October Breakfast and Lunch Menu

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PTO News

Fun Run:
Thanks to the generosity and support of our West Dodge Station families, friends, and sponsors, we met and rocketed past our goal for the 2020 West Dodge Station Fun Run! Students had so much fun running, dancing and skipping their laps around the track to help their school. We are so proud of them! Our school was able to raise $32,250 which will be used to make our amazing school even better. A few of the plans for this years fundraising efforts include: developing and purchasing a school mascot, additional bike racks and some new additions to our playground. A big thank you to our Fun Run Co-Chairs, Emily Edwards and Becky Kleine, as well as Mrs. Sidders and the WDS teachers and staff members, who all worked so hard to make this event a success.

New WDS PTO Website:
Please visit our new website to create your families account and review your directory information and publish preferences. Once you have created an account, you will have full access to our new website and the ability to purchase access to the online directory, spirit store and much more. If you haven’t yet created an account, please take just a few minutes to do so at this link: https://westdodgestationpto.membershiptoolkit.com/home.

Sam and Louie's Family Dinner Night:
Sam and Louie's Family Dinner Night will be held Thursday, October 22nd, from 11am-8pm. Make sure to mention that you are with West Dodge Station when you place your order and they will donate 15% of sales to our school. Only at the Elkhorn location: 2949 N. 204th St.

Purchase Your WDS Yearbook:
Yearbook Prices:
$20- Early bird pricing through 11/1/2020
$25- Purchases made 11/2/2020 - 2/226/2021
Place Your Order Here: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01122087.


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Contact Information



Please feel free to contact me any time if you have questions, concerns, feedback, or want to share your great news. ~Mrs. Sidders