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Drop Off / Pick-Up Procedure Reminders
As colder weather closes in, I wanted to send out a reminder of our drop off procedures at Ekstrand. These procedures are in place to ensure the safe arrival of all our students who are being dropped off in the circle drive. Please assist us by following these guidelines and allowing for the safe arrival of all students at our building.
1. Please have your child get out of your vehicle on the curbside (right side). We are asking parents to please stay in their vehicles while your child exits the car to not impede the flow of traffic.
2. Please say your good-byes to your child(ren) prior to going through the circle drive. This allows us to maintain a steady pace around the circle drive , and allows parents to get through the drop off zone quicker and arrive at their next destination in a timely manner. If you feel it necessary to assist your child out of the car please park your car on 15th street and drop off or walk your child up the side walk that leads to the front doors.
3. Please pull up past the cones. We strive to get three cars just beyond the crosswalk.
4. Do not park in the circle drive. If you need to go in the building, please park on the street and walk-up the side-walk leading to the front doors.
5. Winter expectations - Children arriving prior to 8 a.m. and not eating breakfast will go around back and wait to enter the building, unless the temperature is 11 degrees or we have a windchill of 19 degrees, then they wait in the hallways. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria from 7:40- 8:00 a.m.
6. Please inform grandparents, daycare providers, or anyone different than yourself that may pick up your child, so they are informed of our drop off procedures.
Thanks for your assistance in following these guidelines. Our staff has your child's safety as their number one priority. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact me.
As we enter into the new year, our kindergarteners and first graders begin their lessons on showing care and compassion. What is it that our little ones can do to show others they care and what are good ways for them to help others? In our discussions we learn that being a good listener is one good way to show others that we care about them. Anything we can do to show others that they are an important person shows them that we care. As for the second and third grade students, our lessons now turn from care and compassion to Introducing Emotion Management and understanding that we have other feelings outside of angry, sad, and happy. Understanding how to name your emotions helps students move forward in being able to cope with these different emotions. These are the things which will be taught during guidance through January.
PBIS Student Award Winners
Student of the Month
1st Grade: Ava Johnson, Sofia Flynn
2nd Grade: Hudson Meyers, Greyson Grell
3rd Grade: Klaire Gruntorad, Addison Tucker
Art Award Recipients
1st Grade: Maddox Grell
2nd Grade: Jadyn Ruggeberg
3rd Grade: Liam Watters
PE Award Recipients
1st Grade: Elin McGee
2nd Grade: Ethan Witt / Robert Clauer (mileage club)
3rd Grade: Lia Van Horn
Music Award Recipient
1st Grade: Cade Converse
2nd Grade: Greenley Grell
3rd Grade: Mason Staub
2nd Semester Student Teacher
This year, Hailey will be graduating with her degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in reading from St.Ambrose University! She has known for a long time that teaching is her passion. She began teaching dance classes at the age of 14 and fell in love!
She has also worked at a non-profit that provides services for children, teens and adults with ALL abilities for the last two years which has also opened her eyes as to why she wants to become an educator.
Saber Athletic Booster Club Fundraiser
DeWitt Community Library Information
Family Story Time...January 16, 22, & 29
Preschool Story Time...January 9, 16, 23, 30
Kindermusik... Saturdays the 12th & 19th
Kids Klub... Saturday the 12th for K-3rd
Winter Reading Program all of January
For all ages...
With Family Fort Night Friday Feb. 1st
Come sign up at the library!