Ekstrand Elementary

MARCH 2020 NEWSLETTER

Dates to Remember

Tuesday March 3rd - Friday March 6th: Read Across America Week (Dr. Seuss's Birthday)

Tuesday March 3rd - Friday March 6th: Respect Week

Tuesday March 3rd: PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m. CDIS Media Center

Tuesday March 10th: Kindergarten Parent Round Up Informational Meeting 6:00 p.m. Ekstrand Cafeteria

Wednesday March 11th: Early Dismissal 1:00 p.m. / No AM or PM Pre-School

Wednesday March 11th: WatchDOGS Event Donuts for Dads - 7:15-7:45 a.m. Ekstrand Cafeteria

Monday March 16th: CDCSD School Board Meeting 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday March 19th: 3rd Grade - Night of the Notables 5:30-6:00 p.m.

Wednesday March 25th: Early Dismissal 1:00 p.m. / No PM Pre-School

Miller Monthly Memo

March Miller Memo

Mr. Miller's Contact Information

E-mail: mike.miller@cd-csd.org

Office Phone: 563-659-0750

Twitter: @MMILLERSF

Ekstrand Field Days

Kindergarten & 1st Grade - Friday May 15th 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

2nd Grade & 3rd Grade - Friday May 15th 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Guidance

Students in all grade levels are working on coping skills and using the Incredible 5-Point Scale to recognize what level of strength their emotions are at. With the 5-Point scale, students learn to recognize how heightened or calm their emotions are and what they need to start doing to stay or become calm. With this, students are also practicing calming breaths and becoming more mindful of these breaths. So far we have learned about Pinwheel breathing which has a student hold a pinwheel and as they exhale the pinwheel slowly turns. The visual is helpful in showing students how to take the calming breath and not a hard and fast breath.

Watch D.O.G.S.

Our annual Watch DOGs Donuts with Dads event will be held on Wednesday, March 11th from 7:15-7:45 a.m. at Ekstrand Elementary in the cafeteria. Click on the link below to access the registration form.


Registration Form

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read across America week

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Classroom Placement

Below you can access the Classroom Placement Form for the 2020-2021 school year. Although we don't honor specific teacher request, we do encourage parents to complete the form linked below to provide us with additional information to consider when placing students into classrooms for the 2020-2021school year.


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DeWitt Community Library Information

PROGRAMMING


3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st = Family Night at 6:00 p.m.- - for families with young kids


4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, & April 1st = Preschool Story Time at 9:00 a.m. - - for 3, 4, & 5 year olds


7th & 21st = Kindermusik at 9:30 a.m. for 2, 3, 4, & 5 year olds


7th = Kids' Klub at 11:00 a.m. - - for Kindergarten thru 3rd grade