IKE Informed Eagles SY 23-24
Week of December 11 - 15, 2023
The Leader In Me - The 7 Habits of Happy Kids
As a Leader in Me School, one of our 5 Core Paradigms is that parents and teachers partner to support the whole child. What this means is that we value you as your student’s first teacher. You know your student best. Oftentimes it’s easy to assume that teachers are the only ones who are responsible for a student’s academic and social success in school. As a parent of a Leader in Me student, we believe that you are a valuable member of our Learning Team. You have an important role in the educational journey of your student. Research shows that when parents are engaged in their student’s education, the student’s success, academically and behaviorally, increases significantly.
If we know this partnership is critical, what can we do to create a partnership? We would love to get your insights and feedback on what we can do to nurture this partnership as well as your ideas on what you would like to do as a partner in your student’s education. Following are a few of our insights on working together to create a partnership:
- Partnering is about communication and relationships. We want to honor your family’s culture, beliefs, and circumstances.
- We want to communicate with you about what is happening in school, but that’s only one part of effective communication. We encourage you to share your opinions, ideas, and background. We believe all of us have unique gifts and talents.
- If you are doing something at home that works well for your student, that you are proud of, or simply a fun fact about your family, share it with us. Your input and voice is so important!
A partnership is not only about being physically present at the school, volunteering, or being on committees—that is only one aspect of partnership. If you’re working full time, travel for work, or simply cannot be physically present to engage that doesn’t mean you’re not our partner. There are other ways to engage such as: •
- Add our school to your social media feed.
- Set up regular times to check in with your student about what they enjoy at school or what is a challenge.
- Regularly check emails or other communications from your student’s teachers and respond. Ask questions when clarification is needed.
- Model a positive attitude about school
Let’s keep the communication lines open! We may have questions or concerns. Let’s create space to ask questions and listen to each other. We want to be there for you! Just like you, we can’t do this alone. We must come together as a Learning Team to support your student and ensure they have every opportunity for success. We look forward to our partnership!
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK?
12 Days of Christmas Spirit Days!
Monday, Dec. 11 - Green Grinch - wear green, dress like the Grinch!
Tuesday, Dec. 12 - Tree Topper - hear a winter hat, headband or reindeer antlers!
Wednesday, Dec. 13 - Winter Vacation - wear your tropical print shirt and sunglasses!
Thursday, Dec. 14 - Ugly Sweaters - wear your favorite ugly sweater!
Friday, Dec. 15 - That's a Wrap - deck out in bows or bowties!
Wednesday, Dec. 13 - SITE Council @ 8:30 AM
Thursday, Dec. 14 - PreK Winter Parties, Junior Guard
Friday, Dec. 15 - Half Day School, 11:30 dismissal, no lunch served, K - 5 Winter Parties @ 10:15
December Is the Month for Random Acts of Kindness!
Thank You Eisenhower Families!!
Important Information from Coach Miller!
CHARACTER STRONG FAMILY DARE
December Health Tips From Nurse Anna
Stay Healthy This Holiday Season!
Happy Holidays! This time of year, many students and their families will be celebrating various holidays. The celebrations often involve gathering with family, friends and enjoying holiday food. Choosing the "right" foods to eat can be a challenge. Parents/guardians can be great role models for their child, choosing healthier food items and limiting ultra-processed and high-sugar foods. The food that we eat directly affects our immune system, which is the front-line defense system in helping us stay healthy. This is especially important this time of year with the increase of illnesses such as respiratory and stomach viruses and pink eye - all of which are going around IKE and the community right now.
Eisenhower hearing rescreens will be conducted on Tuesday, December 5th. This is for students who did not pass the first screening during hearing and vision screenings one month ago and for those who were absent at that time. The results will be sent home in their backpacks.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.
Have a healthy and happy holiday season,
Anna Robinette, RN
DRESS FOR WINTER RECESS!
Be Ready for Outdoor Winter Recess!
BE SMART - DRESS RIGHT FROM THE START!
- Wear long sleeves or bring a sweater/sweatshirt
- Keep your legs covered - long pants, socks, tights
BE READY TO PLAY EVERYDAY!
- Warm Coat
- Mittens or Gloves
- Boots for outside if snowy
- Shoes or Sneakers for inside
BETTER YET, IN CASE YOU GET WET...
- Extra pants in backpack
- Extra socks in backpack
If the outside temperature/feels like temperature is 23 degrees or higher, there will be outside recess!
December ABCD Specials Rotational Schedule
December Breakfast and Lunch Menus
On our district and each school's website, under the "Parents" tab there is a great deal of national, state and local information including immediate support in Kansas, Risk Factors and Warning Signs, and Suicide Prevention and Awareness Resources. Following is the direct link https://www.usd207.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=3390862&type=d&pREC_ID=2382195
IT'S A GREAT DAY TO BE AN IKE EAGLE!
Kim Mitchell - Principal
Ashton Brady - Assistant PrincipalTanya Berg - Secretary
Katarina Anderson - Office Assistant
Anna Robinette - Nurse
Kim Chambers - School Counselor