Eaton Parent Newsletter

November 18th, 2022

Dear Eaton Families,

Next week is a short week for students and staff. There is no school on November 23rd, 24th and 25th. We hope our Eaton families have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

Science Fair

Calling all scientists in grades 3-5! We have an exciting opportunity for you! We are beginning to think ahead to the Science Fair which will take place on January 27, 2023. A great science fair project takes time and planning. The more time you spend in the beginning stages connecting with your “inner scientist” the more you will enjoy what you investigate because it will be something you are interested in learning about. In the end, your project will be awesome because your experiment is something you had fun discovering. Please complete the Science experiment/STEM application by December 2nd to participate in the fair. This project will be done completely at home. If you need more information or help in completing your project, please review this slide show. For more information email

Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found is full! If your child is missing an item, please come in and take a look. It is located in the cafeteria. Items left will be donated on December 15th.
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Important Upcoming Dates

November 23rd, 24th & 25th Thanksgiving Holiday

November 30th PTA Spirit Night at Flip & Fly, 6:00pm -8:00pm

December 3rd-13th Eaton Tour of Lights

December 8th PTA General Assembly Meeting & Winter Chorus Concert, 6:00pm

December 13th PTA Spirit Night at Cinnaholic, 5:00pm-8:00pm

January 10th PTA Meeting (9:00 in cafeteria, 6:30 at Porters Neck Slice of Life)

News from Student Support

Holiday Assistance

If your family needs support accessing community resources for the holidays, please reach out to our School Social Worker, Ms. Simpson, or our Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Matney.

NHCS Attendance Policy:

According to NC Compulsory attendance law GS 115C-378 and School Board Policy 8212, school are required to send letters home informing parents of unexcused absences. Letters will go home with students after 3, 6, and 10 days of unexcused absences.

Curriculum Presentations

Ice Cream Volunteers

Ice cream is offered in our cafeteria on Thursdays. If you are a Level 2 volunteer, and are interested in assisting with ice cream on Thursdays, please sign up here:

Volunteer Information

All volunteers must complete the training orientation, complete and turn in a volunteer application form, and take the volunteer assessment with 80% or higher each school year.

Volunteer application forms are linked below, and are also available in the front office.

All field trip chaperones must become a Level II volunteer, which requires a background check through NHCS. Background checks are good for three years. You can log into your account to check your expiration date, or contact Mrs. Allen. The NHCS background check system is linked below.

If you attended training last year with Mrs. Allen, there is an option to attend a self-paced training online and submit a quiz. Please contact Mrs. Allen for more information.

All volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

Level I

Parents, family, or community members volunteering to assist students in a supervised setting are not required to undergo a background check if they are continually supervised by school personnel during the school day.

Level II

Parents, family, or community members volunteering to assist students in an unsupervised setting away from school personnel are deemed Level II Volunteers. We also ask that all chaperones become Level II volunteers, as well as those interested in assisting in our media center and cafeteria at Eaton Elementary. An applicant designated a Level II Volunteer must complete the online application and the criminal background check. Applications must be completed at least two weeks prior to the time you wish to begin volunteering. The cost of background checks are $20.

Volunteer Resources:

Community Partnerships & Engagement: All Hands On Deck Portal

NHCS Volunteer Handbook:

Volunteer Application Form: (You may complete the form online, save it, and email it to Mrs. Allen, or you may print it, complete it, and turn it into the front office)

Level II Volunteer Background Check:

Eaton Volunteer Coordinator: Mrs. Allen, Assistant Principal

Updates from the PTA

PTA Spirit Night at Flip and Fly, November 30th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

Please join the fun and consider participating in our Eaton Tour of Lights, December 3rd-13th. Information was sent home with students this week.

We will have a PTA General Assembly Meeting on December 8th at 6:00 before the Winter Chorus Concert.

Upcoming Events:

December 13th PTA Spirit Night at Cinnaholic, 5:00pm-8:00pm

January 10th PTA Meeting (9:00 in cafeteria, 6:30 at Porters Neck Slice of Life)

Please consider joining the PTA:

Eaton's PTA Website:

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October 28th, 2022

October 21st, 2022

October 14th, 2022


September 16th, 2022

September 9th, 2022

September 1st, 2022


August 26th, 2022

August 19th, 2022

August 12th, 2022

August 5th, 2022


July 29th, 2022

July 22nd, 2022

July 15th, 2022

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Our School's Why:

School Mission:

To promote academic excellence through inclusion, modeling, collaboration and challenging students to think in innovative ways.

School Vision:

We are creating a nurturing school community that prepares the whole child to be a problem solver, critical thinker, and empathetic global citizen.

Core Values:

Empowerment, Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Academic Excellence