Elsie Rogers Express
Countdown to Kindergarten
Please bring the following documentation with you:
Original Birth Certificate
Two Proofs of Residency (e.g., recent lease/rental agreement and current utility bill showing address)
Any legal documents related to child custody, restrictions, or restraining orders
We look forward to meeting our newest roadrunners!
Elsie Rogers Students Present at P-H-M Board Meeting
Thousands of FREE Online Books!
We are excited to announce that students across the state will have access to thousands of FREE online books in 2016. From now through December 31, 2016, students, families, and educators will have access to more than 5,000 free, online books through the myON Digital Library. Books will be available in both English and Spanish. Additional information about the Hoosier Family of Readers initiative and details on how students can access these free books can be found at www.hoosierfamilyofreaders.com.
To read these books Chromebooks, iPads or desktop computers at home are necessary!
Preparing Your Child for Spring 2016 ISTEP
Box Top News
Young Author's Conference
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU EXPECT?
Get ideas! Parents will hear from Kathy Higgs-Coulthard, the director of Michiana’s Writing Center and also an instructor at St. Mary’s College. Higgs-Coulthard supports writers and writing events in the community, and will share tips with parents on how to do the same in their own families.
Get inspired! Students will share their own written work with other students in small groups, getting feedback and giving encouragement and gaining confidence in their ability to create.
Get the giggles! The Roz Puppets will be sure to make you laugh. Big puppets with big personalities, their performances delight “children of all ages.”
ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
WHO: Students from Kindergarten through 5th grade, and one parent from each family
DATE: Saturday, March 12, 2016
TIME: 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Schmucker Middle School, 56045 Bittersweet Road.
DIRECTIONS: Enter at the traffic signal, park in front, use main entrance.
COST: $5 per student, payable upon registration
Watch for conference information that your student will bring home from school, then send back the registration envelope with your payment promptly. If you need another copy of the registration form, contact the school.
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON FEBRUARY 17.
QUESTIONS? Please contact Ms. Lisa Duerksen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates to Remember
January 6: February 17: Dibels testing (Grades K-2)
January 6: SRI testing window opens (Grades 3-5)
January 12: End of the 2nd grading period
January 11,12, 13: PTO sponsored Family Night out at Applebees (coupon required)
January 15: Elsie Rogers Family Night at PHS (girls basketball game)
January 18: No School
January 22: PTO Family Night at Compton Ice Center
February 1: 3rd Grade Music Performance
February 1 or 2: 5th Grade Parent Meeting at Schmucker Middle School -6:00 PM
February 18: School Wide Tubing Trip
February 22: 4/5 Music Performance
February 23/24: 2nd Grade to Snite Museum of Art
February 24: Learning Sphere Open House
February 29: March 11 - ISTEP Window (Grades 3-5)
March 12 - Young Author's Conference
March 12: Second Grade Family Day at Snite Museum of Art
March 14-16: IREAD3 (3rd Grade)
March 15: PTO Sponsored Open Swim Night at PHS
March 18: End of the 3rd Grading Period
March 25: No School
April 4 - 8: Spring Break
April 13 - May 11: Dibels Testing (Grades K-2)
April 14: PTO Sponsored Family Night out at Granite City
April 18 - May 6: ISTEP Round 2 Window (Grades 3-5)
April 29: No School
May 24: 5th Grade Family Walk Around at Schmucker