Eaton Parent Newsletter
February 25th, 2022
Dear Eaton Families,
We had another busy week at Eaton! On Tuesday, February 22nd, students celebrated "Twos-Day" (2/2/22). Some students wore tutus, while others were "twinning" with a friend. This week, students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade took their NC Check In Reading assessments. Next week 5th graders take their NC Check In Math assessment on Tuesday.
Our staff would like to send a huge THANK YOU to our amazing PTA, who purchased a special shirt for our staff. You may have noticed us wearing our shirts on Friday. We are grateful for all of the love that our PTA shows us!
Lost and Found:
Our Lost and Found box is overflowing. If your child is missing an item, please come by the school to look through our Lost and Found box in the gym. Coach Tew has his first class at 8:30, so please stop by after morning arrival.
Breakfast and Tardy Students:
Breakfast is free to all NHCS students. Our cafeteria staff work hard to make sure our students start their school day off with a good breakfast. If your child is eating breakfast at school, we strongly encourage them to arrive by 7:30 to allow time to eat before going to class. Our tardy bell rings at 7:45. Students who are not in their classrooms when the tardy bell rings must stop by the office for a tardy slip. 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.
NHCS Mask Mandate Lifted:
On February 16th, NHCS Board of Education voted to lift the mask mandate, making masks optional for all persons within NHCS buildings, effective February 18th. Per CDC requirements, masks will still be required on school buses.
North Carolina Strong Schools Toolkit Update:
Effective February 2st, the state will no longer recommend that schools conduct contact tracing or that students or staff exposed to COVID, but who are asymptomatic, stay home from school. Because New Hanover County Schools follows the Toolkit guidance, contact tracing by our school nurses will end, and students and staff exposed to COVID, but do not have symptoms, will not be quarantined or excluded from school. The toolkit is available at covid19.ncdhhs.gov and on our COVID Dashboard.
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
Read Across America
Eaton Schoolwide Book Club
Alvin Ho : Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look.
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
Spring Art Kit Fundraiser
Please consider purchasing a colorful art kits by GYPSIE G.E.M Mobile Artistry. This is a great craft for kids to complete during Spring intersession, or on a rainy day. All orders are due by Wednesday, March 9th. Orders will be sent home with students on Wednesday, March 23rd. Flyers and order forms went home with students on Monday, and are also posted on the PTA website.
Next PTA meeting is March 15th, 9:00, in the cafeteria at Eaton. Please join us!
Please consider joining the PTA:
Eaton's PTA Website:
Important Upcoming Dates
March 1st 5th Grade Math NC Check In
March 3rd & 4th 5th Grade Field Trip (Please see class newsletter for specific class date)
March 8th Teacher Workday
March 10th Battle of the Books
March 21st- 25th Eaton Book Fair
NHCS Year-Round Calendar:
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.
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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