Eaton Parent Newsletter
February 11th, 2022
Dear Eaton Families,
This week was National School Counseling Week. Our school counselor, Mrs. McCoy, works hard to support our students, teachers and families. We are grateful that Mrs. McCoy is an Eaton Olympian.
Volunteers/Field Trip Chaperones:
Thank you to all who attended Volunteer Training this week. We will holding one more training next Friday, February 18th, at 12:30 on Zoom. Please join us using this link: https://nhcs.zoom.us/j/84577526710
As a reminder, if you are interested in chaperoning on a field trip you must attend volunteer training, complete the volunteer application form and return it to the office, and complete the NHCS background check, using the system found here: https://bib.com/secure-volunteer/NHC/home NHCS background checks are good for three years. Please reach out to Mrs. Allen if you need any assistance completing the requirements to become a volunteer and/or chaperone.
Breakfast and Tardy Students:
In an effort to reduce tardies, the following procedures will be effective Monday morning:
Anyone eating breakfast must report to the cafeteria before going to class. (No going to the classroom before coming to the cafeteria).
Cafeteria monitors will advise students to finish eating and send students to their classrooms with adequate time for arrival, prior to the tardy bell ringing.
If your child would like to eat breakfast at school, we recommend they arrive by 7:30 to allow time for breakfast.
If a student is a bus rider, and the bus is late, they will be allowed to eat breakfast and will be excused from being tardy
Eaton School Spirit Night at Zaxby's (Gordon Road)
Thursday, February 17th
We hope you are able to stop by and have a meal. Zaxby's will donate 12.5% of sales to Eaton. Please bring the card sent home, and be sure to mention Eaton when ordering.
Kids Heart Challenge
Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week
Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 13-19) is the perfect time to kick off — or celebrate — your health. moves. minds. event. Here are a few resources to help you get started:
- How to Host a Fun School Event That Integrates SEL and Builds Community
- How to Take and Lead a Kindful Minute
- Random Acts of Kindness Week Calendars for Elementary and Secondary Education
- And More!
National Day of Unplugging
Join SHAPE America by spending an hour or a full day away from technology on National Day of Unplugging, (sundown-to-sundown) March 4-5, 2022.
This awareness campaign promotes a 24-hour respite from technology and encourages a healthy life/tech balance.
- Unplugging Challenge Packet – Tips for a Successful Day of Unplugging
- Do You Dare to Unplug? – What if you Challenge Your Students and Yourself to Unplug? Podcast
Eaton Schoolwide Book Club
Alvin Ho : Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look.
Here is the link to a short intro video for our #EatonReadsTogether school book club: https://live.myvrspot.com/iframe?v=ZmJmNGVkOGQxZDFjNjQ1OTNiNGRlNmQwNWJlMGExYjA
Here is a link to the reading calendar for families: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vTtTjCr6lszeOh7NOanecQSQHPZxeOQsOSfC1cvokm_Lag_bjFY0pA-QhVveU9GIPJe7QPI9g6J5DUD/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000
Updates from the PTA
Important Upcoming Dates
February 22nd 5th Grade ELA NC Check In
February 23rd 3rd Grade ELA NC Check In
February 24th 4th Grade ELA NC Check In
NHCS Year-Round Calendar:
NEW RESOURCE! Literacy at Home (Digital Children’s Reading Initiative):
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Office of Early Learning is pleased to announce the newest resource to support young readers in North Carolina, “Literacy at Home.” As part of current legislation, Senate Bill 387 directs NC DPI to develop and share a digital children’s reading initiative designed to support the continued growth of North Carolina’s youngest readers. The site is home to easily accessible resources in the foundational areas of reading supported by the science of reading. Developed for each grade level, pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, resources are available to support phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and oral language.
Our School's Why:
To promote academic excellence through inclusion, modeling, collaboration and challenging students to think in innovative ways.
We are creating a nurturing school community that prepares the whole child to be a problem solver, critical thinker, and empathetic global citizen.
Empowerment, Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Academic Excellence