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December 2021 Newsletter

A Note from Dr. Vlcan

Happy Holidays! I'm sure your family is gearing up for the holidays just like we are here at Poston Road Elementary. Our Christmas tree is up and we are ready to celebrate U.S. holiday traditions as well as other traditions from around the world. We have several fun events planned for the students this holiday season including a special guest, a book celebration, a sing-along, a photoshoot, and more!

From the staff at Poston Road Elementary, we wish you a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Upcoming Events

December 10 - Holiday Photo Shoot

December 17 - End of Second Nine Weeks

December 20 - January 3 - Winter Break

January 5th - Report Cards Go Home

January 17th - MLK Day (No School)

Poston Road's Vision/Mission Statements

Our Vision:

"Creating Globally-Minded, Lifelong Learners"

Our Mission:

Teach for excellence

Inspire academic achievement

Goal driven students

Everyone reaches their potential

Respectful & responsible citizens

Safe learning environment


Policies and procedures

Skyward Family Access:

Skyward Family Access is a website that allows parents to access information about the student. For your login credentials - please contact Mrs. Markitan at:

ALICE Training

A free training workshop for options on how to respond to a violent situation will be held at the Central Education Center (CEC), 389 East Jackson St, Martinsville on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Alice training began for teachers and staff in the spring of 2021.

Register for this event here

Holiday Photo Shoot

We will be doing the Holiday Photo Shoot again this year as a gift for parents and guardians. Your child will have their picture taken on Friday, December 10th. Please dress your child the way you would want them to dress for a Holiday Photo. We hope you enjoy your gift.

Ornaments for Sale

We still have some Poston Road ornaments for sale. They are $8 each (cash only). Contact the office if you would like to purchase one.
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Our new electronic sign has been installed!! Once power is turned on, we will begin displaying messages about Poston Road & upcoming events! Stay tuned!

la Cosecha Conference 2021

Our three Spanish Immersion Teachers and Dr. Vlcan had the opportunity to travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico in November to attend the la Cosecha National Dual Language Immersion Conference. This has been a dream of ours for several years. Thanks to the grant that we received from the Indiana Department of Education, we were able to fully fund the trip this year through the grant. CLICK HERE to find a brochure about our trip and the valuable content we learned while there.
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We will be hiring an additional Spanish teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. Please share the information above with anyone who may be interested.


MHS Girls Basketball has partnered with the Indiana Pacers Mascot "BOOMER" for the December 14, 2021, Martinsville vs. Center Grove game @ 7:30pm. Tickets will be $6.00.

Martinsville has invited "BOOMER" to come and perform at the game. BOOMER will walk the crowd during the first half and then perform a dunk routine at halftime. He will be available to sign autographs for the second half.

All youth players will get in free by wearing their youth basketball shirt.

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2 Hour Delay Schedule

When school is on a two-hour delay, students may enter the building at 10:25AM.

The tardy bell will ring at 10:40AM. The end of the day dismissal times will remain the same.

Lunch schedule on 2 Hour Delay days:

10:50-11:15 – Kindergarten

11:15-11:40 - 1st Grade

11:40-12:05 - 4th Grade

12:05-12:30 - 3rd Grade

12:30-12:55 - 2nd Grade

Note: There will be NO breakfast on 2-hour delay days.

Inclement Weather:

As we begin a busy season of school and holiday activities, we would like to make you aware of our procedures and communication plan concerning the possibility of inclement weather:

  • Weather decisions are made by our team who monitor conditions closely.
  • When determining a delay, early dismissal or cancellation of school, countywide weather conditions are reviewed. In addition, we utilize the National Weather Service website @


Before school, a decision will be made by 5:30 AM and communicated to you and your family in the following ways:

  1. Staff/ parents will be notified through an all-call using School Messenger. (Telephone numbers are generated from our Skyward database. At your convenience, please check Skyward to ensure your telephone number is up-to-date for this academic year.)
  2. Communication will be added to the district's website and social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, MSD of Martinsville
  3. Communication will be sent to the following radio and TV stations: WCBK, WISH 8, WRTV-6, WTHR-13, Fox-59.
  4. This information can also be found on our website,

Bus Tracking App:

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Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

  • Doors open at 8:20AM (we do not have staff members available to supervise students before 8:20) Please DO NOT drop them off at the door prior to 8:20.
  • Door 2 & Door 8 are both options for drop off. It is your preference on which door you would like to drop your child off at. Please pull up along the sidewalk before letting your child out of the car. DO NOT allow your child to cross in front of cars.


  • Dismissal bell rings at 3:20PM
  • Walkers will be dismissed out Door 2 & Door 8 first.
  • Next, the students riding buses and daycare vans will dismiss out of Door 2.
  • If you are picking up your child, grades PK-1 as well as Senora Fox/Mrs. Werne's 2nd graders (and older siblings) will be picked up at Door 2. Students in grades 3&4 as well as Mrs. Percifield's second graders will be picked up at Door 8. Please stay in your car, we will bring your child out to you.
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