Eastern Heights Elementary School, January 2024
Happy New Year, Heights Elementary!
We hope that you and your family had a relaxing Winter Break! We're happy to have our students back as we wind down the 2nd quarter of the school year ~ hard to believe, isn't it? Please be sure to read through this newsletter, as it contains important dates, reminders about arrival and dismissal safety, our inclement weather policy and an opportunity for your voice to be heard.
We know our students love recess and the opportunity to go outside and get some fresh air, run on the playground and play games with their classmates. Please remember to make sure your child is prepared for outdoor recess with a warm jacket that zips or buttons, a hat and gloves or mittens. Teachers will take their classes outside for recess when the weather permits.
As always, please be sure to check Power School for updates to your student's grades and should you have any questions, please contact their teacher via email or Class Dojo. We love hearing from you and appreciate your continued support.
It's A Great Day To Be A Pioneer!
Mrs. Brenda Wittman
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
9 ~ Marco's Night
11 ~ 2nd Quarter Ends
12 ~ Records Day - No School for Students
15 ~ No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
16 ~ Professional Development Day - No School for Students
26 ~ Sno Ball (grades K-2 from 5:30-7:30)
ARRIVAL PROCEDURES FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER
Please remember that on the mornings when we are having inclement weather, students will be brought into the building at 8:50 when the REAL FEEL temperature is 25 degrees or below. If there is significant precipitation ~ heavy snowfall, wet snow and/or rain ~ we will take this into consideration and if necessary, bring students inside at 8:50.
Adult supervision of students begins at 8:50.
THE COUNSELOR'S CORNER
- Please take time to read Mrs. Becka's January 2024 update.
EHES FAMILY SURVEY
Please fill out the family survey below if you haven't already. As always, we welcome and appreciate your feedback!
EASTERN HEIGHTS CAMPUS TRAFFIC
Thank you for following our campus traffic rules and helping us keep our students & staff at arrival and dismissal. A few reminders:
- Please use crosswalks when walking your children to & from the building
- Please refrain from parking in the visitor's lot directly in front of the elementary entrance during arrival and dismissal
- Please do not park in the pickup lane during drop off or dismissal; this will help the flow of traffic move smoothly
- Cars should make only 1 lane of traffic on the campus (inside lane closest to the building); do not pull out and pass cars that are in the pick-up lane
- Drop-off & pickup your student using the spaces between the 2 orange cones directly in front of the building
Thank you for helping us make drop-off & pickup safety the #1 priority!
APPROVED SNACK LIST
Sending a special snack into your child's classroom? Please use the list below to help you. This our 23-24 Approved Snack List. We thank you in advance for selecting snacks from the list. This ensures the health & safety of our students and staff.
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ELYRIA CITY SCHOOLS BELIEF STATEMENTS
- Learners thrive when school is engaging and personally meaningful
- All Pioneers have a voice in decisions that affect them
- Excellence is achieved through vision, commitment and moral leadership