Dates to Remember
Tuesday February 20th: Ekstrand Parent-Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday February 21st: Early Dismissal 1 p.m.
Wednesday February 21st: Ekstrand Parent-Teacher Conferences 1:30-7:30 p.m.
Friday February 23rd: No School
Monday March 5th: Kindergarten Round-Up Parent Meeting 6 - 7:30 p.m. Ekstrand Cafeteria
Tuesday March 6th: Ekstrand Spring Pictures
Wednesday March 7th: Early Dismissal 1 p.m.
Wednesday March 14th: Donuts with Dads 7:15 - 8 a.m. Ekstrand Cafeteria
Wednesday April 18th: K-1 Grandparents Day 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Monday April 23rd: K-1 Spring Program 6:30 p.m at CDPAC (doors open at 6 p.m.)
Tuesday April 24th: 2-3 Spring Program 6:30 p.m. at CDPAC (doors open at 6 p.m.)
National FFA Week is an annual celebration that FFA chapters take part in from all around the country! It is a time to share what FFA is and how it impacts our community! Our district will be celebrating this during the week of February 19th. Please see attachments below for further information. #icanwewilldewitt!
Culver's Night Flyer
Dr. Seuss Week
During the week of February 26 - March 2 we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday. We have a variety of fun activities in store for the students and hope this adds to the growing excitement our students have for reading!
Here is the link to the list of the weekly activities
Monday: Fox In Socks - Go shoe-less in the classroom
Tuesday: Ten Apples Up On Top - Apple snack
Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday - Dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss character
Thursday: Green Eggs and Ham - Green Eggs and Ham w/ movie for lunch
Friday: Cat In The Hat - Wear a favorite hat, S'More snack, Movie incentive
Building a Culture of Literacy
Kindergarten / Jumpstart Parent Request Form
In the next month the students of Ekstrand will be working on being problem solvers. We follow the acronym "STEP" which stands for Say the problem, Think of solutions, Explore consequences, and Pick the best solution. Following these steps helps the students begin to solve problems on their own; but always remember that before we start to solve the problem, we need to be calm. Ways that students have been practicing include: taking belly breathes, counting, and using positive self-talk.
Coming in March we will be having a Donuts with Dads event here at Ekstrand Elementary. This is a morning for dads/grandpas/adult brothers/uncles to come in with your students to enjoy a breakfast together. Please be keeping your eyes open for an invite in the next few weeks. We ask that you return the RSVP so we know how many donuts to order. Can't wait to see you all!
DeWitt Community Library Information
Saturday March 3rd:
Kindermusik at 9:30 a.m. - - music and instruments, stories and rhymes
Kids’ Klub at 11:00 a.m. - - stories, experiments, crafts, and snacks
Family Evening Story TImes:
EVERY Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 17th - - just Kindermusik - - at 9:30 a.m.
PTO Officer Openings
Below are the offices that are available for next school year!
If you are interested you may contact Jenifer Neuberg at
Rusneuberg21@hotmail.com for more details!
Lunch Buddy Volunteers
Charlie Appelstein Coming to Area!
Our local AEA is excited to announce they are bringing Charlie Appelstein to our area!
Charlie is an expert in Challenging Behavior, a motivational speaker, and the author of the book, "No Such Thing as a Bad Kid". His primary focus is on teaching positive, strength-based theories and techniques to professionals and families who guide at-risk children and youth.
There will be an evening family session available at Bettendorf and Clinton AEAs. These sessions are at no cost but registration is required.
Please click on the "Flyer" link Flyer