Ebinport Elementary: Eagle Eye News

February 12, 2019

Ebinport's Vision Statement

Alongside families and our community, we are cultivating and nurturing lifelong learners to excel in an interdependent global society.

Faculty and Staff Birthdays

February 18 - Melissa Higdon

March 12 - Ashlyn Lake

March 16 - Alisha White

March 25 - Nijjall Bigger

March 26 - April Smith

March 30 - Sonni Parks

What's Happening?

What's Happening This Week:


Wednesday:


  • Dental Puppet Show for K - 2 - 10:00am
  • NAEP Testing for 4th Graders
  • Kona Ice at Ebinport


Thursday:


  • Valentine's Day Celebrations


Friday:


  • Bullying Prevention Assembly for 4th-5th - 9:00am
  • PTO Catered Lunch for Faculty and Staff


What's Coming Up:


  • February 18: Inclement Weather Make-Up Day
  • February 18: Bullying Prevention Assembly for 3rd Grade
  • February 18-22: Book Fair
  • February 19: SIC and PTO Meeting
  • February 21: Bookies & Cookies from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
  • February 23: Back the Pack Basketball Game
  • February 23: Garden Work Day
  • February 26: Lunch Buddies
  • February 28: The School Board is invited to visit Ebinport at any time
  • March 12: Spring Pictures
  • March 18: Half Day of Professional Development for Faculty

The Spring Book Fair is Coming!

Dear Parents and Families,


The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Ebinport! You are invited to join your children and help them find the books they will enjoy reading!


The Book Fair will be held on:


Monday, February 18th – Friday, February 22nd

And please join us for a Bookies and Cookies drop-in on Thursday, February 21st from 3:00pm – 6:00pm.


Visit the Ebinport Elementary website or http://www.scholastic.com/bf/ebinportelementary for more information. We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair!


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our librarian Mrs. Sawczuk at ssawczuk@rhmail.org.

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Summer Challenger Registration is Open!

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Supplies may be donated to individual classrooms or brought to the Front Office and will be distributed in the common areas and related arts.

Sixth Grade Orientation Night

SPECIAL EVENT FOR RISING 6TH GRADE STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

FEBRUARY 28, 2019 AT 6:00 P.M.

AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL YOU ARE ZONED TO ATTEND IN 2019-2020


Please come to learn more about your middle school for next year including teachers, selection of courses, and extracurricular clubs and activities.


Please plan to attend the event at the middle school you are zoned to attend. If you are unsure about your zoned middle school, please check with your current guidance counselor or principal.


WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU AT THIS IMPORTANT EVENT AS YOU START PLANNING FOR YOUR 6TH GRADE YEAR!


See you on February 28th at 6:00 P.M.!

Erin’s Law and Comprehensive Health Education

Dear Parent/Guardian:


The South Carolina Legislature passed legislation in 2014 known as Erin’s Law. This law requires that South Carolina school districts extend their current mandated educational programs regarding personal safety, abuse education and prevention curriculum to students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grades. The goal of the law is to teach children to avoid situations that may lead to abuse and to report any instances of abuse they may have endured.


The intent of the law is to give students skills in knowing how to stay safe from sexual assault and how to report any incidents of sexual assault. Parents and guardians are encouraged to discuss all health safety topics with their children. Specific to Erin’s Law, The Committee for Children and Darkness to Light (D2L) provides excellent resources for parents and families. Links to these resources are included here:


https://safersmarterfamilies.org

http://www.d2l.org


Providing abuse education in schools is not a new initiative. Mandates under the Health Education Act and Internet Safety Education Curriculum require instruction beginning in sixth grade. Erin’s Law simply extends this education into grades pre-kindergarten through twelve. Some sample topics in elementary school include: Self-Esteem and Personal Power, Fitting In and Acceptance, Grooming and Boundaries, Staying Safe in the Virtual World; S.A.F.E.: It’s Ok to Tell.


Our district guidance counselors, health teachers, and physical education teachers, under the leadership of our Lead Clinical Nurse and Associate Superintendent for Planning and Programs, worked together to select developmentally appropriate curriculum that will give our students the knowledge and skills they need to protect themselves. Your child’s school guidance counselor will present age appropriate lessons Pre-K – 5. Parents are welcome to view the instructional materials at Safer, Smarter Kids. https://safersmarterkids.org/.


-Luanne Kokolis, Associate Superintendent for Planning and Programs

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