Stagecoach Elementary News
A Decade of Dedication
We will provide a schedule for grand friends. They will eat, get their picture made, and visit the bookfair. We will also allow them to go to the playground.
Make sure to document your teaching of Constitution Day and Celebrate Freedom week in your lesson plans.
Constitution Day is Saturday, September 17. Please notate your Constitution Day teaching on Friday, September 16 or Monday, September 19.
Celebrate Freedom Week is September 26-30.
The United States Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement has announced that, pursuant to legislation passed by Congress, educational institutions receiving federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution on September 17of each year, commemorating the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. However, when September 17 falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, Constitution Day shall be held during the preceding or following week. Section 111 of Division J of Pub. L. 108-447, “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005,” Dec. 8, 2004; 118 Stat. 2809, 3344-45 (Section 111), states that “each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution.” For purposes of the U.S. Department of Education’s implementation of this requirement, “educational institutions” includes, but is not limited to, “local educational agencies” and “institutions of higher education” receiving federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education.
Celebrate Freedom Week
Pursuant to Act 682 of 2003 and Ark. Code Ann. § 6-16-101, Arkansas public schools must observe Celebrate Freedom Week during the last full week of classes in September (September 26 – September 30). This law was created to educate students about the sacrifices made for freedom and the values on which this country was founded. During Celebrate Freedom Week, all social studies classes shall include instruction to help students focus on the freedoms offered in the United States of America. Suggested topics of study are included in the text of Act 682, but the curriculum is left up to individual school districts.
Arkansas law and resources, that may assist educators in preparing for Constitution Day and Celebrate Freedom Week, are contained in the attachments and are also available on the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) website. The ADE does not endorse any particular program or website; this information is provided because it may be of use to educational institutions and educators.
9-16-9-23 Book Fair
9-20 Leadership Meeting
9-21 Tornado Drill
9-22 M-Z Grandparent's Day
9-23 A-L Grandparent's Day
9-26 3:30 Decorate Cookies for Bday Party
9-27 Stagecoach Birthday Party
9-30 Fire Drill
10-3 Malham Baby Shower
10-4 GT Open House
10-5 8:15 PTO
10-7 Inspiration Run 11:50 approximately
10-11 End of Nine Weeks
10-13 Fall Pictures
10-14 Homecoming 2:00 dismissal
10-18 PT Conferences 2:00 Dismissal
10-19 Fire Dept Visit
10-20 PT Conferences 2:00 Dismissal