Wolf Notes

WI Family Newsletter - September 19, 2022

Great Expectations This Week

Life Principle: Propriety

Propriety is a standard that is socially acceptable in conduct and speech.

This Week's Quote: "Etiquette is behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential" ~Will Cuppy

September Greeting: Bonjour

Call Back: Never judge another man....until you've walked a mile in his moccasins.

Upcoming Events & Reminders

September 21st - School Shelter Drill @ 2:30pm

September 22nd - PTO Meeting @ 6:30 in WI Library

September 23th - Fun Run (all day - schedule below)

October 4th - 2nd Grade Field trip to Harn Homestead

October 5th - Walk to School Day

October 6th & 11th - Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30pm - 8:00pm

October 10th - 1st Grade Field Trip to Orr Family Farm

October 21st - PTO Spirit Store *New Day*

Friendly Reminders

Parents & Guardians,


Our FUN RUN event will be taking place this Friday on our back field. Parents are welcome to join the event and cheer their student(s) on. We ask that all parents enter through the southwest gate and remain on the playground at all times. Our PTO is still in need of volunteers. If you can give some time this Friday to volunteer, it would be greatly appreciated. Just click on the link below. Our school goal is $30,000, as of last Friday we were up to $25,000. Students are excited to reach our goal so we can purchase new soccer goals for our open field. FUN RUN SCHEDULE IS BELOW!!


PTO FUN RUN - VOLUNTEER SIGN UP


Mark your calendars! Parent Teacher Conferences will be October 6th & 11th. These will take place both nights from 4:30-8:00. All parents should have received an email this past week to sign up for a day/time. Please email your child's teacher directly if you didn't receive an email or need to make changes. We look forward to partnering with our families for students success!


As always, thank you for supporting Washington Irving! We couldn't do it without our amazing families. One Pack One Purpose! Go Wolves!


Wishing you well,

Cori Ann Lloyd

Principal, Washington Irving Elementary

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Last Call for Chromebook Insurance!!

The Student Technology Protection Plan, STPP, will close on Friday, September 23rd. If you would like this Chromebook insurance, please pay $25 to your school's financial secretary or pay for the STPP online using InTouch.

Cub Scouts Informational Meeting

Are you interested in joining Cub Scouts? Click here for more information.

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September 16th PAWS Winners!!

These students' names were drawn last Friday for showing PAWS expectations. They received a "Wolf Bite," signed our Wolf Paw, and led our Friday dance at Fanfare. Keep up the great work WOLVES!
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Washington Irving PAWS Expectations

We are excited to continue implementing our PAWS reinforcement system to highlight all the amazing kiddos we have at Washington Irving! Students displaying our school wide expectations will receive a Pawsitive PAW from a staff member. The PAW will then be included in a weekly and monthly drawing.


Please find some time to chat with your student about PAWS Expectations and why it's important to follow them, not only in during assemblies, but throughout our school.


What does PAWS stand for?

Positive Attitude

Act Responsibly

Work & Play Safe

Show Respect

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WATCHDOG DADS is in need of volunteers!

Hello Washington Irving families! My name is Megan Sutton and I am the Watchdog Dads volunteer coordinator at Washington Irving Elementary. Many of you picked up the Watchdog Dads information sheet last week at meet-the-teacher, but I wanted to post a link to our volunteer sign up here, too!


WATCH D.O.G.S. Volunteer Sign Up


Purpose

WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students) is a family and community engagement educational initiative. There are 2 primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program:


1. To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.

2. To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

We believe that all of us want the same things for our kids and these values unite us. This program serves to bring communities closer together based on these values-based goals. Ultimately, our purpose is to change the country for the better by doing our small part to provide support to our educators and encouragement to our children.
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Elementary Student Handbook

PLEASE READ THROUGH THE EPS ELEMENTARY STUDENT HANDBOOK

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I forget to put my CAR RIDER PLUS TAG in my car?


You will have to park your car in a parking space, go inside to the office, present your driver’s license for verification to receive a temporary tag, then join the car line.


Can I use the CAR RIDER PLUS TAG to check out my student during regular school hours?


NO, you must present your driver’s license during regular school hours.


Can I show my driver’s license to the duty teacher instead of the CAR RIDER PLUS TAG?


NO, the duty teacher will only dismiss your child if you have the CAR RIDER PLUS TAG.


Can my friend or a grandparent pick up my child from the car line?


Yes, but they will need to have the CAR RIDER PLUS TAG with them to pick up your child. If they do not have the card, they will go to the office and present their driver’s license for a temporary tag, then join the car line. If their name is listed in the parent portal, they will be allowed to leave with your child.


Can my child go home with a friend’s parent?


If the friend’s parent has your child’s CAR RIDER PLUS TAG, then your child will be dismissed with them. If they do not have the CAR RIDER PLUS TAG, they must go to the office and present their driver’s license for verification. If their name is in the parent portal, then your child will be allowed to leave with them.

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