Ireland Elementary School

February 24, 2020

School Spelling Bee!

We are so proud of our Spelling Bee Participants! They all did a great job!

Spelling Bee Champion - Haley Hallett

Spelling Bee Runner-Up - Tarun Parameswaran

Participants: Audrey Hoffman, Ella Leinenbach, Sylas Hollen, Aundrea Christiansen, Collin Werner, Leah Jerger, Brock Lampert, Victoria Gunselman, Hunter Fortwendel

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Kindness Challenge of the Week

Call and talk to a family member you haven’t seen in awhile.

Every week, your child will be receiving a kindness challenge! If they complete the challenge, they get to put up a sticker on our kindness challenge board!

Jump in on the fun at home too! Help us promote kindness to all - at school, home, and community!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade - New Tradition!

Ireland Elementary is starting a new tradition of walking in the Ireland St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Since it is the final year for our 5th grade students to be in Ireland, we would like to give them the honor to walk in the parade with Ireland Elementary staff members.

The parade is on Sunday, March 15. Your child will need to be dropped off at 12:30 pm in St. Mary’s Church parking lot. You will not be able to park in the parking lot. Please have your child wear his/her green Ireland Elementary shirt. There will be a letter sent home to those students who will be walking in the parade on Friday, March 13 with our parade number.

Please turn in your permission slip. It is found right below!

Destination Imagination Competition

A few Ireland students competed in the Destination Imagination competition!

Ireland students Sophie Schnarr and Kennedy Birkle’s DI team placed 1st in Engineering this past weekend. They were paired with students from 10th Street School as well. Way to go!

raD.I.ocative Aliens had Ireland students Keno Blair and Molly Issacs on the team! So proud of you!

“Gary the Goat” DI Team during their Improv Challenge placed 2nd! Aundrea Christiansen, Zach Nord, Leona Holt, and Addison Randolph - way to go!

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This Week's App Education - TikTok

Are you educated on the apps your child is playing or watching?

Every week, there will be a new app that I will try to give you some facts about. The first app is TikTok. This app is probably the most popular app with children, however, there are some facts that parents need to know.

A pdf file is located below the image if you would like to print it out.

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Kindergarten Registration

In case you missed kindergarten round-up, please register your child as soon as possible.

Here is the registration link -

If you know of any incoming kindergarteners, please forward this information!


Calling for Junior Achievement (JA) Volunteers!

Every year all of our classrooms receive Junior Achievement lessons from business volunteers. We are in need of a few more volunteers this year. We are needing a volunteer for Mrs. Kurzendoerfer, Mrs. Kincer, and Mrs. Mehringer's classrooms.

All programs are 5 visits to the classroom for 40 minutes each visit. If you have an interest in teaching those lessons, please contact Ruth Wilson at


Parent School Safety Academy

The Parent School Safety Academy is a unique program to Greater Jasper Schools that will teach parents the school corporation safety principles and fundamentals that guide response protocols. This program will not reveal details that would compromise safety at Greater Jasper Schools, but will provide parents with a basic understanding of school safety practices that will facilitate parental response in case of a crisis and allow for constructive feedback.

Eligible Participants

Participants in the Parent School Safety Academy must be the parent/guardian of a student attending Greater Jasper Schools. Participants will be required to fill out an application for the program. The registration link is below. Up to 20 participants will be selected per course offering.

Cost: There is no cost for the program.

Where: Jasper High School Community Room.

When: Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Time: 6:00-8:00PM


Questions: Glenn Buechlein, Director of Student Services,

Jason Knies, School Resource Officer,

Important Reminders and Updates

  • Mar. 9 - Class Picture Day

  • Mar. 5 - Irish Program for Grades 1, 2, 5; 1:00pm and 6:30pm (DATE CHANGE!)

  • Mar. 18 - End of Third Quarter

  • Mar. 23-27 - Spring Break - No School

  • Apr. 10 - Snow Make-Up Day - No School

  • April 13 - 5th Grade Trip to JHS for Band Introduction

  • Apr. 20-May 15 - ILEARN Testing Window

  • May 22 - End of Fourth Quarter and Second Semester

  • Drop off in the morning - you MUST drive around the school for drop off. The front of the school is for bus traffic only. You may park and walk in your child, but by no means are you allowed to pull up and drop off in the front of the school in the morning. No dropping-off students in the parking lot, letting them cross, and come into school on their own. Our school safety officer will be enforcing that drop-off procedures are done properly.

Nurse's Notes - February

February Newsletter below

Newsletter Highlights

- Signs of a Stroke

- Nighttime Cell Phone Usage

- Recipe - Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

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Night to Shine Fundraiser

On Sunday, March 22nd, the Evansville Thunderbolts are playing the Birmingham Bulls at the Ford Center at 4:00 (Jasper Time). That day is a fundraiser day for Night to Shine in Dubois County.

The tickets are $10 each and the Thunderbolts are going to donate $3 from each ticket sold to Night to Shine. We will also be manning the "Chuck a Puck" tables and get all proceeds from that.

Hockey lasts just over 2 hours and is a ton of fun. The tickets are located in rows 5-11 behind near the goal. After the game, Swonder Ice is hosting open skate on the ice for anyone brave enough to put on some skates and have some fun.

So please consider getting your family, friends, neighbors or group of people together and come on over to Eville on a Sunday afternoon for some hockey fun!

If interested or if you need more information, please let me know.

Brent Seibert
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Parenting with a Vision

Check out what my good friend and colleague, Cassie Williams, has to offer!

Parenting with a Vision is a class offered by Aaron and Cassie Williams. Participants will gain valuable insights into how they can create a parenting environment where everyone thrives! This two-hour course is a blueprint for creating a family dynamic of deeper relationships, healthy productive outcomes, and emphasis on maximizing positive generational impact! Be prepared for self-reflection, open dialog, immersive activities, and much, much more!

Link to Registration:

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Borrowed Hearts

Ireland Elementary School will be a drop-off location for this wonderful organization. If you have any gently, used items, we will make sure to get them to Lori Wigand. Thanks for your support!
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A Little About Our Staff Members!

Do you want to know a little more about our staff members? Would you like to know their favorite snack or muffin? What about their favorite store or candy?

I have compiled a list at the beginning of the year for myself, and I thought it would be nice for you to know too!

Check out this link to view their favorites!

Fundraiser - Simple & GREAT!

We ALREADY raised $352.76!

A lovely parent of Ireland Elementary found this SIMPLE and GREAT fundraiser for our school. The company Boon Supply gives 40% of every sale STRAIGHT to our school.

They offer high quality items, which are fun for yourself or a gift for the holiday season. Everything gets shipped straight to you....just like ordering online from all other stores! The parent who found this opportunity loves their reusable grocery bags!

Our school doesn't have to do anything for this fundraiser besides cashing the check :) . Thanks for checking it out to see if you can do any Christmas shopping or personal shopping.

This fundraiser is going to run all school year!

Thanks for your support!

Have you ever thought of being a substitute teacher? If so, we NEED you!

It's almost Thanksgiving! It's almost Christmas! Every year we scurry to make a difference in disadvantaged children's lives during the holidays. Toys, clothes, and food are all wonderful things to give children, but most of all... our children need role models.

We need people with a calling to serve others in our schools daily. Substitutes are needed who truly desire to make an impact in children's lives. It's more difficult than cutting a check or cleaning out a closet, but your interaction with students might be the relationship that points a child toward a beautiful life.

Please consider giving the most impacting gift that you can this year... yourself. If you feel moved to help our students, please contact the central office at (812)482-1801.

2020-2021 School Calendar

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Accelerated Reader - Home Connect

Do you want to see how your child is performing on their AR tests? If so, please use this link to log in. .

Their username is their short number and their long number is their password - your child will know this information!


Anyone who would like to volunteer at school or chaperone a field trip must submit a background check. Once this is done, it is good as long as your child is a student at Ireland. If you aren't sure if you have completed one, your child's teacher can look it up for you. Background Check Link

Scholastic Book Orders

If your child's teacher DOES NOT send home monthly book orders, you can order books online from our school's account at this link - .


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Lunch Menu!

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