Elkton Elementary School Memo

October 14-18

General Announcements

Count on Kids

EES will be recognizing students who are always doing the right thing. These students will be nominated by their teacher and Mrs. Palmer/Mrs. Harper will be calling parents to let them know. This week we recognized the following second and third graders. Students recognized this month were Maddie Clark, Kaylee Biler, and Autumn Breeden

Race for Education - October 18, 2019

On Friday, October 18, 2019, EES will participate in our annual Race for Education! We invite family and friends to join us in helping to raise funds for iPad Minis, field trips, classroom needs, and PTA sponsored events. Each participant will raise funds by asking sponsors to contribute a tax deductible donation to the PTA. The past five years for Race for Education have been successful. With your help this year, we are sure to raise lots of money for our students.

Students will walk or jog around Stonewall park as many times as they are able in one hour's time. Students and classes will also have an opportunity to receive a number of prizes based on their participation in Race for Education.

Specific instructions are contained in the material that will come home with your child. Please join us at the park for this special event.

Race Times- October 18, 2019

Pre-school/Kindergarten/First Grade- 9:00-10:00

2nd/3rd- 10:15-11:15

4th/5th- 1:30-2:30

School and Home Connection

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WatchDOG Program

EES is looking for Dads/Grandads to volunteer as WatchDogs. Click on the link to learn more about this program. If interested, call the school or email Mrs. Palmer at bpalmer@rockingham.k12.va.us or call the school office at 298-1511.


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EES Night at Mamma Mia's every Wednesday!

Eat anytime on Wednesdays at Mamma Mia's and our school receives 10% donation if you mention EES at checkout. This is for take out, delivery, and dine-in. Support your school and get a wonderful meal at the same time.

Mamma Mia's in Shenandoah! 540-652-6062

Teaching Kitchen Items Needed

Use the sign-up genius link to donate a small item for our new teaching kitchen at EES. Sign-up, buy the item, and send in with your child. It can be brought to the office with "teaching kitchen" note on it. Thanks for supporting our new learning space for our students.



For the next six weeks, we are focusing on being responsible. This pillar of character is very important. We are looking for students who control their own actions, decide for their actions to be positive, and always tries their best. These students will be nominated by their teacher and get their picture on the "Character" Bulletin Board outside the library.

October is Celebrating Differences Month

During the month of October, EES will welcome guests with various disabilities to learn about their experiences and deepen our understanding and respect for those who may be different from ourselves. Each week during the month of October, we will gather in an assembly to learn more about them.

Joshua R. Pate is a professor at James Madison University. His research is in sports for people with disabilities with an emphasis on the experiences of individuals and media coverage. Pate has published more than 30 research manuscripts and book chapters, and delivered more than 60 research presentations at national or international conferences. He collaborates with the U.S. Department of State and the University of Tennessee in their joint Global Sport Mentoring Program focused on developing leaders in disability sports from around the world. Pate received his Ph.D. in sport management from the University of Tennessee in 2012. Josh does not let cerebral palsy keep him from pursuing adventure. He enjoys snow skiing, water skiing, and hand cycling.

RCPS looking for Bus Drivers

The next CDL class will be November 13-15. RCPS could use more bus drivers. Contact Alvin Estep if interested- aestep@rockingham.k12.va.us. He is the Director of Transportation.

You have noticed that Mr. Dean, bus driver, has had to do double runs. This is because the county can't find sub. drivers.

ERHS Boy Scout Partners with our Kindergarten and Second Grade Classes

Patrick Stapleton is partnering with EES to build a Green House in one of our courtyards. The link takes you to his proposal. If you have any connections in helping him obtain the materials, that would be wonderful.


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Morning Drop off at the Alley

Reminder that students may not be dropped off before 7:50. If you arrive before then, your child must stay in the car until 7:50 and you see the teacher on duty at the alley. This is for safety reasons.

Paper Tigers- A movie about the effects of childhood Trauma (for adults only)

Click on the link below for a summary of the movie and the flyer about the event. It will be shown at the four local high schools on different nights. You are welcome to attend any of them.



Valley Unified Basketball League

This month EES is Celebrating Differences. The Valley Unified Basketball League was developed along with Special Olympics and basketball official Commissioner Gary Leake. Students with disabilities from our four local high schools compete together with adjusted game rules. Cheer on these athletes by attending a game. There are two left; October 17 at EMU (ERHS vs- Wilson) and October 23 at Spotswood (BHS vs HHS and ERHS vs SHS)