Ethridge Fall Family News
October Updates and Other Reminders
Deadline Oct. 2nd to Switch to In Person Or Virtual Learning Pathway
I will have to say this first 9 weeks has been a roller coaster of anticipation, excitement, and deep breaths as we settle into our new norm! We have a couple of weeks until the beginning of the 2nd 9 week period in order to prepare for any adjustments that lie ahead.
One of the anticipated adjustments that comes with the flexibility of being able to have choice in learning options is the need to adjust staffing to meet student needs and regulate class sizes. This will necessitate a few teacher changes as we add or reduce according to the outcome of the Learning Option survey. Mrs. Barentine and I have been discussing these impending changes in depth in an effort to be as prepared as possible to quickly make the needed changes. We promise to notify families as soon as schedules are set as to any class changes that might need to happen.
Let me say in advance that we appreciate everyone's flexibility and understanding in light of the current circumstances. I'm sure you know that our teachers are working themselves just about to exhaustion with the longer school day and extra hours in trying to prepare engaging lessons despite the constraints of masks, shields, sanitizing and social distancing. Your kind emails and gestures of gratitude mean a lot to them.
Remember Eagle parents-- "We Are Family" here at Ethridge and family sticks together!
Take care, stay safe, and I will be in touch again soon!
Tasia Thompson, Principal
Mrs. Echevarria wins 2 LEF Grants for the Library!
Mrs. Buckley wins Texas Roadhouse Give-a-way!
Mrs. Olson wins LEF Grant for 1st gr. Literacy Stations!
Newsflash from LISD Child Nutrition!
LISD is excited to announce that the USDA recently released information and waivers that allow the district to provide free breakfast and lunch meals to ALL LISD students beginning Thursday, Oct. 1 through at least December 2020. This update also allows LISD to serve meals to any child age 18 and under at our curbside locations starting Monday, Oct. 5. For details and to view a list of menus and curbside meal locations, visit LISD.net/ChildNutrition.
Rocktober PTA Membership Drive! Join today and support PTA!
What is Rock-To-Ber: PTA membership rally
When: October 1 – 31, 2020
Prize: Ice Cream Party (coupons for ice cream to each child in class) to 2 classes (1 virtual and 1 in-person). The classes with the highest % of family members enrolled by 10/31/2020. A 15 minute dance party with your class and bragging rights. 😊
House Awards: Coloring sheets to decorate the hall and house points to the house with the highest percentage enrolled.
What do you need to do? Scan the QR Code below and sign up for the PTA!
The 4 Houses at Ethridge Represent Courage, Giving, Friendship, Dreamers and so much more!
Quarantine/Isoation Time Periods
Nurse Idalia has sent out very helpful information on where to get fast, approved Covid testing. Please don't hesitate to call if you have any questions. 469-713-5954