Eaton Parent Newsletter

July 22nd, 2022

Dear Eaton Families,

Our Olympians had a great first full week of school! Our students are doing a wonderful job learning routines and settling into a new grade and classroom. We love seeing all of their smiling faces each day.


Water Bottles:

We are so glad that our water fountains are now open. Please send in a reusable water bottle with your student to use throughout the day. You may want to label the bottle in case it ends up in our lost and found. The office is no longer handing out extra water bottles to classes since the water fountains are in use.


PowerSchool Parent Portal access is open, and access letters were sent home with students. If you already have an account you may continue to login using your current account information. For new users you will need to login initially with the information provided on the document. If you need your account reset please contact our data manager, Mrs. Hutson lyndsie.hutson@nhcs.net


Media Center Volunteer

The Eaton Media Center runs on an open checkout system so that students are able to come check out books from the library any time they need to. We are able to do this through the help of our wonderful volunteers. If you are interested in helping students in the library, we would love to have you! All library volunteers must be Level 2. Please complete the Google Form with your availability. Also, please plan to attend one of the library volunteer training sessions listed below. You may contact the Media Specialist Ms. Mitchell at meredith.mitchell@nhcs.net if you have any questions. Thank you!

Library Volunteer Google Form

Library Volunteer Training options

Tuesday, August 2nd at 2:45 PM

Thursday, August 4th at 7:50 AM

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Morning drop-off and afternoon pick up is located in the front of the school at the Gordon Road light. Please follow the flow of traffic, which lines up in front of the school and circles through the gravel lot.


If your child needs assistance with their seatbelt, please pull over into the parking spots to the left and assist your child so that traffic can continue to flow.


Please make sure that children enter and exit from the passenger side of the vehicle.


MORNING ARRIVAL:

The bell with ring at 7:20am. Once staff members are in place to safely monitor students, students will be invited to begin exiting cars. Please be sure that your child is ready with their backpack when they reach the sidewalk drop-off area.


The tardy bell rings at 7:45am. Students must be in their classrooms by this time to be considered on time. If students are not in their classroom when the tardy bell rings, they will need a tardy slip from the front office to enter their classroom.


Please be mindful of the time you arrive, especially if your child is eating breakfast in the cafeteria.


If you arrive after the tardy bell there will not be staff members outside. You must park and walk your child into the building to sign them in at the front desk.


MORNING WALK-UP DROP OFF:

If you walk your child to the side door, located off Ogden Park Road, please ensure the following:


  • Park on the grass behind the school parking lot on Ogden Park Road. Cars are not permitted to park across the street, as this is a major safety concern.
  • Parents/Guardians must walk their child through the grass (NOT through the parking lot) to the covered area leading into the school. Children must always walk with an adult.


AFTERNOON PICK-UP:

All families are given two signs with their last name and assigned number. Please have your sign displayed on the right side of your front window/dashboard. Leave the sign visible until after your children have entered the car.


Only vehicles that have your sign will be allowed to pick up your child or children without going to the office to show identification. Please be mindful that if you give someone your sign, you are giving them permission to pick up your child.


If you need sign replacements please contact Ms. Harrison at the front desk.


Please remember to remain in your car when you are picking up your student in the afternoon. If your student needs support opening the door we are happy to help.


We encourage parents to teach students to learn to buckle their safety belts. However, if your child is not yet able to do this, please pull up past the mailbox and/or park in a spot to assist your child. This helps to keep our carpool line moving smoothly.


We do not allow parents to park at the side of the building and walk up with a sign to pick up children. You must use the pick up line. The only exception will be for families who walk from their home to pick up children and/or circumstances approved by administration.


Thank you for your help to ensure safety during our arrival and dismissal times.


All transportation changes (different than how your child normally goes home) must be submitted in writing.


If you need to pick up your child early from school, you must do so by 1:45pm. Please know that you will need your drivers license to sign your child out of school.

Reminders from Nurse Rogers:

If your child has food allergies, asthma, or any other health condition please make me aware so I can be sure to support them while they are here.


We can keep medications here at school for your child, with the proper documentation, if necessary. There is a list of approved over the counter medications you can check in for your child. Additionally, there is a physician authorization form for all other medications that needs to be filled out by a healthcare provider to allow your child to have that medication here in the nurse's office. Any and all medication needs to be brought in to the nurse's office by a parent/guardian and signed in with the appropriate pertinent paperwork. All medication documents are linked on my website.


My office hours are Monday- Friday 7:00AM- 3:30PM. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns about your child's health, safety, and well-being while here at school.


Nurse Patricia Rogers

patricia.rogers@nhcs.net

(910) 397-1544, select option 1

Website: https://sites.google.com/nhcs.net/nurse-rogers/home


Volunteering Opportunities at Eaton

We love our volunteers at Eaton Elementary! Volunteers are needed to assist teachers with clerical work, read with students, work with small groups or one-on-one, assist in the media center, assist in the cafeteria on ice cream day, help out with Fall Festival, Field Day, and more! We also encourage our families to join our active PTA, where there are many opportunities to be involved in our school community. Volunteer applicants may either be designated a Level I or Level II Volunteer depending on the type of services the volunteer provides and the amount of school based supervision the volunteer works under. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.


Level I

Parents, family, or community members volunteering to assist students in a supervised setting are not required to undergo a background check if they are continually supervised by school personnel during the school day.


Level II

Parents, family, or community members volunteering to assist students in an unsupervised setting away from school personnel are deemed Level II Volunteers. We also ask that all chaperones become Level II volunteers, as well as those interested in assisting in our media center and cafeteria at Eaton Elementary. An applicant designated a Level II Volunteer must complete the online application and the criminal background check. Applications must be completed at least two weeks prior to the time you wish to begin volunteering. The cost of background checks are $20.


All volunteers must complete the training orientation each school year, as well as complete and turn in a volunteer application form each school year. Volunteer application forms were sent home with students. They are also linked below. Level II volunteer background checks are good for three years. You can log into your account to check your expiration date, or contact Mrs. Allen. If you attended training last year with Mrs. Allen, there is an option to attend a self-paced training online and submit a quiz. Please contact Mrs. Allen for more information.


Please see the dates for Eaton Volunteer Orientation Training:

  • July 29th, 7:50am- 8:20am, in the media center @ Eaton
  • July 29th, 12:00pm- 12:30pm, on Zoom (Please use this link to login https://nhcs.zoom.us/j/83456745719)
  • August 2nd, 3:30-4:00, in the media center @ Eaton


NHCS Volunteer Portal: https://www.nhcs.net/community/volunteer-programs-portal


NHCS Volunteer Handbook:

https://resources.finalsite.net/images/v1634132383/nhcsk12ncus/ed4c6dvdop1jnbdvxq4d/VolunteerHandbook.pdf


Volunteer Application Form:

https://resources.finalsite.net/images/v1633532320/nhcsk12ncus/s5yvc0l2bes6nrqwpltg/VolunteerApplicationForm.pdf (You may complete the form online, save it, and email it to Mrs. Allen, or you may print it, complete it, and turn it into the front office)


Level II Volunteer Background Check: https://bib.com/secure-volunteer/NHC/home



Eaton Volunteer Coordinator: Mrs. Allen, Assistant Principal

crissie.allen@nhcs.net

Updates from the PTA

Next PTA meeting, August 9th @ 9:00 in the cafeteria at Eaton and @ 6:30 at Slice of Life in Porters Neck.


Please consider joining the PTA:

https://eatonwilm.memberhub.com/store


Eaton's PTA Website:

https://www.eatonpta.com/

Child Nutrition

Free and Reduced meal applications for the school year 2022/2023 are available. You may access and complete the free & reduced application to obtain eligibility status for the 2022-2023 school year.

English F/R Application or Spanish F/R Application


Application access links are also posted on the Child Nutrition social media pages and website. Please let us know if you nee assistance obtaining an application.


Meal prices for the 2022-2023:

Breakfast - Paid- $2.00, NC will cover cost of reduced breakfasts

Lunch - Paid - $3.50 at Elementary & Middle schools, $3.75 at High Schools; Reduced- $0.40 all grade levels


Families can use this website to load funds onto prepay accounts: www.myschoolbucks.com

Please note that this is a new system. You will need to create a new account.


If you have questions please contact Child Nutrition at 910-254-4299

Lunch Menu

Monday, July 25th: *Menu Change from website- Corndog Nuggets or Ham & Cheese Bento Box

Tuesday, July 26th: Orange Chicken or Chicken Roll-Up Bento Box

Wednesday, July 27th: Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza or Turkey & Cheese Bento Box

Thursday, July 28th: Cheeseburger or Buffalo Chicken Bento Box

Friday, July 29th: Chicken Nuggets or Yogurt & Cheese Bento Box

Important Upcoming Dates


July 29th Volunteer Training Orientation, 7:50am- 8:20am, in the media center @ Eaton

July 29th Volunteer Training Orientation, 12:00pm- 12:30pm, on Zoom (Please use this link to login https://nhcs.zoom.us/j/83456745719)

August 2nd Library Volunteer Training, 2:45-3:30, in media center @ Eaton

August 2nd Volunteer Training Orientation, 3:30-4:00, in media center @ Eaton

August 4th Library Volunteer Training, 7:50-8:35, in media center @ Eaton

August 19th Teacher Workday

Previous Newsletters

July:

July 15th, 2022 https://www.smore.com/3grsp

July 8th, 2022 https://www.smore.com/cpm1e

Our School's Why:

School Mission:

To promote academic excellence through inclusion, modeling, collaboration and challenging students to think in innovative ways.


School Vision:

We are creating a nurturing school community that prepares the whole child to be a problem solver, critical thinker, and empathetic global citizen.


Core Values:

Empowerment, Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Academic Excellence