Elsie Rogers Express

End of the Year (2016)

Summer Send Off

Dear Elsie Rogers' Families,

Hard to believe that the end of the school year is upon us. As always, it comes with a mix of emotions. Certainly bitter sweet to say good bye to our 5th graders, but I can attest they are ready to move on to their next stage in life. Middle school brings additional responsibilities, yet added opportunities. I am excited to follow the paths of our ER students and know that greatness lies ahead for them. On the flip side, when I think of the metamorphosis that our Kindergarten friends have gone through, it absolutely amazes me! These little peeps entered school last August as a blank canvas. The speed at which they have learned is amazing.

Summer is a time to refuel, yet keep the learning alive. I have shared with my staff a blank summer "Bucket List." I am asking them to list 10 things they would like to accomplish this summer. I invite you and your family to do the same. Learning doesn't just occur inside the walls of a school. Think of the wonderful world around you. Tap into your child's curiosity and build some background experiences. I can assure you memories will follow!

Have a safe and happy summer.

Mrs. Campbell

Summer Family Photo

We are looking to add on to our Elsie Rogers' family photo board that is located in the front entrance of the building. Over the summer capture family photo and share it with us when school starts again in August!

"Braylen's Voice" Continues...

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PTO 2016-2017

Next year we will welcome many new PTO board members and committee chairs to Elsie Rogers. I am excited to introduce the following folks:

Stacey Noetzel - President

Kiley Hernandez - Vice President

Alison Noakes - Secretary

Sarah Olsen/Jeremy Noetzel - Treasurer

Rebekah Wells - Event Coordinator

Esther Ollar - Volunteer Coordinator

Tuesday Hickey - Box Top Coordinator

Jessie Kinney - Fundraiser Committee Coordinator

Along with the new faces we greet, we say good bye to Chelle Hopper and thank her for her service as treasurer this past school year. She did a fabulous job budgeting the funds so that Elsie Rogers students and staff members could participate in a plethora of opportunities. I would also like to thank Jamie Demeyer for her work as the "Labels for Education" coordinator. She was responsible for submitting Elsie Rogers' name into their Sweepstakes which ultimately led to us winning $10,000 for our school. Labels for Education is discontinuing nationally, but please continue to save your Box Tops over the summer! Look for PTO information in your "Back to School" packets in August. There will be many opportunities for families to get involved!

Keep the JOY of Reading Alive with Free Books

Through the Hoosier Family of Readers initiative, students and their families across the state will have unlimited access to reading material on myON, giving families an opportunity to share rich literacy experiences together regardless of their socioeconomic status or whether or not there is a proficient reader in the home. Click on the following link to learn more. http://www.doe.in.gov/hoosierreaders/myon-books

Looking for Summer Fun?

Click on any of the following links below for ideas

Job Opportunity

P-H-M Kids Club needs over 10 staff for the start of the school year in August. Most needed timeframe is 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM with a couple slots of 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. If you are interested or know someone who may be, individuals can apply for the positions on line at: http://www.applitrack.com/phm/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Support+Staff

Dates to Remember

August 8 - School Office Opens

August 22 - Meet and Greet/Parent Information Night

August 24 - 1st Day of School, Grades 1-5

August 24 - Kindergarten Orientation - 9:15 AM

August 25 - Kindergarten 1st Day of School

September 6 - Labor Day, No School