Eaton Parent Newsletter

February 11th, 2022

Dear Eaton Families,

We had a great week at Eaton Elementary! Thank you to our PTA, who treated our staff to a Super Bowl lunch of chili, salad and rolls. We appreciate the love that our PTA and families show us.

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:

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: 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

11:00am- 9:oopm

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

Eaton Families! We have just kicked off our Kids Heart Challenge. Register today and receive a free wristband just for registering and taking the health challenge of being kind or moving more! We are proud to help those with special hearts and learn how to take care of our own.
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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:

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.

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:

Here is a link to the reading calendar for families:

News from Nurse Tammy

Updates from the PTA

Our next PTA meeting is Tuesday, February 22nd @ 9:00 in the cafeteria. We will hold an evening meeting that evening at 6:00 at Slice of Life in Porters Neck. We hope you can join us!

Please consider joining the PTA:

Eaton's PTA Website:

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.

Previous Newsletters

February 4th, 2022

January 28th, 2022

January 20th, 2022

January 14th, 2022

January 7th, 2022

Our School's Why:

School Mission:

To promote academic excellence through inclusion, modeling, collaboration and challenging students to think in innovative ways.

School Vision:

We are creating a nurturing school community that prepares the whole child to be a problem solver, critical thinker, and empathetic global citizen.

Core Values:

Empowerment, Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Academic Excellence