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November 2, 2018

Pedestrian Safety Reminder

This weekend, you will gain an extra hour of sleep, with the time change, Sunday morning, Nov. 4th at 2:00am. Remember to set your analog clocks back one hour. Our smart devices handle it automatically!

It will be getting darker even earlier, reducing visibility and making it more important than ever for motorists to watch out for pedestrians during evening commutes, especially in residential areas and near schools.

According to ODOT, 2017 was the deadliest in a decade for pedestrians in Ohio.

Last year, 145 pedestrians were killed on Ohio roadways, with 78% of those deaths happening at dawn, dusk or after dark. This is the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in the state in more than 10 years. November and December are the deadliest months for people walking in the Buckeye State.

Please remember to watch out for pedestrians in our Elida School District!

Permanent Improvement Renewal Levy: Security & Capital Improvements Funding for the Next 5 Years

  • The election is THIS TUESDAY, November 6th.
  • Permanent Improvement levy funds are used for expenses including safety and security equipment and are needed for expenses for five years.
  • Indoor and outdoor camera equipment and the new Schoolgate Guardian system are examples of equipment purchased with levy dollars.
  • We need to renew this levy every five years to continue to fund critical expenses in the District.
  • Maintenance of 85 acres of property including paving and sidewalk replacement require funds from the levy.

Remember to vote this Tuesday, November 6th.

Students volunteer at 5K

The Meals 'til Monday 5K was held last weekend and there were many student volunteers. Students from the Middle School Good Vibes Club and the YWCA Teen Outreach Program (TOP) participated to help the athletes, despite the cold, wet weather. Good job to all those involved!

Quiz Bowl brings home a trophy!

Congratulations to the 7th and 8th grade Quiz Bowl Team who brought home the 2018 First Runner Up trophy for the 13 team Allen County Quiz Bowl Tournament! They swept the final night of tournament play for a total 9-3 tournament record!

The final night they went undefeated against Bluffton 35-22, Shawnee 36-35, Perry 37-19, Allen East 33-28, Delphos St. John’s 36-23, and Wapak B 32-30. We are proud of how you represented Elida!

This year's team included Bri Jackson, Ben Moening, Maddox Bell, Landon Bollenbacher, Emmitt Henkener, Matthew Schum, Conner Smith, and Logan Tolliver. Great job Bulldogs!

"Dissecting" text in this fun, 3rd grade lesson

It was anything but a usual day in Mrs. Sudhoff's 3rd grade language arts class.

Wearing gloves, face masks and hair nets for their assignment in "Text Feature Surgery"

the lesson involved analyzing non-fiction text features, and identifying their purpose.

The surgical theme was a unique, fun and memorable way to learn the lesson.

Thanks to Mercy Health for providing the materials for the students.

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Coffee & Tea Fundraiser

The Spanish Club at the High School is once again selling Coffee and Tea.

The sale begins Friday, November 2nd.

Please let your friends and family know that they can purchase their next coffee or tea just in time for Christmas!

Spanish students are raising funds for the upcoming trip in June to Ecuador and The Galapagos Islands.

Questions? Contact Sénor Amspoker at jamspoker@elida.k12.oh.us. Gracias!


Order Form sale (in-person) fundraiser start date: 11/2/2018

Order with money due by: 11/16/2018

Product Delivery Date: 12/14/2018.

Did You Know......

"You Can't Take it With You" won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1937.

The movie by Frank Capra starring Jimmy Stewart also won two Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director in 1938.

Tickets are $8 Adults $5 students and are available for purchase Monday-Friday 11-12:30pm and 2:45-3:30pm in the High School Activity Office.

Also available at the door the nights of production, 30 minutes before the show. Not reserved seating, all tickets general seating.Doors open 30 minutes before the production

The performances are Fri. & Sat., Nov. 16th & 17th at 7:30pm Sun., Nov. 18th at 4:00pm in the HS Auditorium.

Sharing Ideas to Enhance Literacy

Our Grade 3-5 English Language Arts teachers had opportunity last week to meet together to collaborate and share ideas on how they are using new resources in their classorooms.

Distinguished Alumni Nominations

Each year, we accept nominations of individuals to be recognized as the Distinguished Alumni of the Year. Any alumnus of Elida or Gomer High School. Nominations are due by December 15th. Use this Nomination Form.

Mark Your Calendar

Tues., Nov. 6 ELECTION DAY

Mon., Nov. 12 - TWO HOUR DELAY Staff Prof. Development

Mon., Nov. 12 NO SCHOOL- ONLY in the Elementary for Parent/Teacher Conferences 10:45-3:45 & 4:30-8:00 pm

Tues., Nov. 13 Parent/Teacher Conferences Middle School 4:00-8:00 pm

Wed., Nov. 14 Parent/Teacher Conferences Elementary 4:30-8:30 pm

Thu., Nov. 15 Parent/Teacher Conferences Middle School 4:00-8:00 pm

Nov. 21-23 NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

Tues., Nov. 27 2nd grade Musical "AN OUT OF THE BOX CHRISTMAS" 7:00 pm HS Auditorium