September 16, 2022
EBELING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
JOIN US FOR THE BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC!
The Back to School Picnic will take place outside Ebeling on Friday, September 23rd from 5:30pm-8:00pm. Tickets will be available to purchase that evening at the ticket booth. Food, games and crafts all range from 1-4 tickets and the price is 50 cents per 1 ticket. We are asking for volunteers to help with set up, food service, game stations and clean up.
Please considering volunteering your time by clicking the SignUp Genius link BELOW:
**In the event of rain, the picnic will be held indoors at Ebeling.
Our annual Picture Day is scheduled for this Wednesday, September 21st. Kaiser Studio photographers will be here at school to take photos of all children for our yearbook; photo packages are available for purchase online at this site: www.Kaiserstudio.com. Once on the site, click on "Order Pictures" and enter our school code: 22EBELING23.
You may also purchase picture packages with cash (exact change) or check using the paper flyer that will be sent home with students next week. Note: Just as in previous years, yearbooks will be available for purchase in the Spring - yearbooks are not included in the picture packages. A flyer will go out to families at that time.
Virtual Academy students are encouraged to have their photo taken at Harvey Elementary School on September 23. VA students will be grouped with their classmates for composites and yearbooks. In the event any Virtual Academy students wish to have their photo taken at Ebeling, parents may call the school office to set a time for their child's photo to be taken on September 21. Photographers will be available between 9:00-11:30 AM and 12:30-1:30 PM.
EBELING WELCOMES SCHOOL SECURITY SPECIALIST
We are pleased to welcome Mr. Victor Patrone to the Ebeling team.
“Mr. Vic” is joining the Ebeling staff as a full-time security specialist. He served 27 years with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department, including eight years as the School Security Officer at Dakota High School. This is Mr. Patrone’s 8th year as a UCS Security Specialist, and we are happy to welcome him to Ebeling! Vic has joined our team to provide another way to keep our staff and students safe here at Ebeling.
Mr. Vic is already a familiar face for our students and parents through the positive interactions during morning and afternoon dismissals, lunches and throughout our school days. I know you join me in welcoming him to our Ebeling family.
SCHOOL PROPERTY REMINDERS:
MEET MS. GALAT, SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER
Hello Ebeling families, I am excited to be joining Utica Community Schools as your School Social Worker! I believe that children learn best when they feel good about themselves, understand their feelings and are in control of their behavior. My role here at Ebeling is to help support students in getting to a place where they can learn their best.
The social work program at Ebeling Elementary is aimed at supporting both the academic growth and the social emotional development of all students. This support will be provided through working proactively with children individually, in small groups, and in the classroom. I will also work to provide support through consultation with teachers, administrators and community agencies.
I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know all the students here at Ebeling. I know it will be an amazing year!
If your child is going to be absent call 586-797-4799 and leave a message on the 24-hour automated absence line. Any absences not called in to the office will be marked as 'unexcused' on student attendance records.
Your child will be excused from class for illness, bereavement, recognized religious holidays and medical or dental treatment that cannot be scheduled after school or on weekends.
Your child is responsible for makeup work. Homework requests may be made for an absence of two or more days in the case of both excused and pre-excused absences. Homework requests require 24 hours to process.
Absence for family travel during scheduled school days is discouraged.
However, should family travel be necessary, parents must submit a written request to the Ebeling office for Principal approval of a pre-excused absence at least one week in advance. Vacation days in excess of 10 days per school year will not be approved.
Arrangements to complete classroom assignments can be made with the teacher.
You can arrange for home study through the school principal should your child be absent from school for an extended period due to physical disability or illness.
If a student arrives late to school, the parent must accompany the student into the office, and the student must be signed in before he or she can go to class.
Truancy officials will be contacted in the event of a student having excessive tardies or absences.
REMINDERS AND REPEATS FROM PREVIOUS ISSUES OF THE EAGLE NEWS BELOW:
Policy On Personal Items
Any cell phones must be turned off and out of view during school hours or while on the bus or it will be removed and an adult must come up to school to pick it up.
Students should NOT bring toys, game boys, Nintendo DS or any hand-held electronic games, CD players, MP3 or IPods, PDA’s, memorabilia, special cards or other collectible or expensive items to school. Ebeling Elementary School is not responsible for personal items that are lost or damaged.
Such items will be collected and kept in the office. A parent must come and retrieve any items they wish to have returned.
The teachers and staff at Ebeling support the recognition of a child’s birthday during the school day - it is an annual milestone in every child’s life. While there are many wonderful and creative ways to celebrate a child’s birthday in school, birthday celebrations at Ebeling will not include food treats. Instead, the focus will be on recognizing the day in a variety of special ways that do not include food treats. Some possibilities include:
- · Class sings “Happy Birthday”
- · Happy Birthday Recess/Gift
- . Sticker/bracelet from Principal
- · Morning “Happy Birthday” PA announcement
- · Parent makes a donation of book to class library/read to class
- · Student reads favorite book to class
- · Non-Food treat bags for classmates
- · Parent/special someone reads story to class
We do not accept deliveries on behalf of students (balloons, flowers, food items) Parents may drop off a special lunch (for their child only, not the class) or choose to take their child out to lunch on their special day. Your child’s teacher will have more information on how birthdays will be celebrated in the classroom. As educators, caregivers and loved ones we all want the best for our students. Thank you for joining us in giving students healthy opportunities to celebrate important events and achievements.
VIEW OF THE TRAFFIC FLOW...FOLLOW THE ARROWS
VIEW OF THE THREE LANES...CHOOSE THE CORRECT LANE
Ordering Lunch at School
We are asking for your assistance to ensure that our security procedures during the school day are effective. As many of you know, our school has a security camera, intercom, and buzzer at the front main entrance for use during the school day. To help us assist you when you would like to enter the school:
1. Please press the buzzer to speak with someone in the office
2. You will be asked to state your name and reason for visiting
3. You will be asked to show your photo ID into the security camera above the outside door
4. Office staff will then be able to buzz you inside
5. All visitors must immediately register in the office
In addition, we are asking you to not let any visitors in the door as you enter (and they come up behind you) or as you exit the building.
The teachers and staff are committed to student safety and security and we would like to thank you for your assistance in helping keep the students of Ebeling safe.
Your Ebeling Elementary PTA provides educational & monetary support to staff & students through fundraising events, community events and school activities. Check out the information below for ways to get involved!
PREVIOUS ISSUES OF THE EAGLE NEWS:
School officially begins at 8:40. Students and parents may line up outside of their designated arrival door and teacher supervision begins at 8:30 AM. Use the pictures below to plan your route and drop-off location. If you are walking your child to their doors, plan to park in a parking spot indicated.