Eaton Parent Newsletter

January 14th, 2022

Dear Eaton Families,

We have had a wonderful week with our Eaton Olympians! On Monday, January 17th, school is closed for students and staff for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. We will see our Olympians on Tuesday, January 18th.

The 100th day of school is January 24th. Please join us in celebrating the 100th day, as we celebrate with Spirit Week.


Jan. 24 – Jan. 28

  • Mon. 1/24 - 100th Day of School-Dress Like a 100 Year Old or Wear a Shirt With 100 Things
  • Tues. 1/25 - Crazy Hair or Hat Day-Be Creative With Your Hair or Wear a Hat
  • Wed. 1/26 - College Day-Wear Your Favorite College Gear
  • Thurs. 1/27 - Wacky Tacky Day-Dress as Tacky as You Dare
  • Fri. 1/28 - Eaton Spirit Day-Wear Your Eaton T-Shirt


January 25th Field Trip Canceled

We are sad to share that the 1st and 2nd grade field trip scheduled for January 25th has been canceled.

NHCS Mask Mandate Update:

At the January 4th board meeting, the board voted to reinstate the mask mandate for students and staff in NHCS buildings. Masks will continue to be worn on school buses. The board will revisit this mandate next month.

Our school nurse and New Hanover County Health Department will continue to follow the Safe Schools Toolkit in regards to contact tracing and quarantines.

All visitors and volunteers are asked to wear masks while in our school. If you do not have a mask, we are happy to provide you with one.

Eaton Schoolwide Book Club

Eaton Schoolwide Book Club is back! For our 2022 selection, we will be reading Alvin Ho : Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look. This book is available in many places in paperback, eBook, and audiobook formats if you would like your family to participate at home. More details will be coming soon about daily readings and questions as well as a culminating project.

From the publisher's website:

The first book in a hilarious chapter book series that tackles anxiety in a fun, kid-friendly way. Perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers, and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid!

A humorous and touching series about facing your fears and embracing new experiences—with a truly unforgettable character—from author Lenore Look and New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor winning illustrator LeUyen Pham.

Alvin, an Asian American second grader, is afraid of everything—elevators, tunnels, girls, and, most of all, school. He’s so afraid of school that, while he’s there, he never, ever, says a word. But at home, Alvin is a very loud superhero named Firecracker Man, a brother to Calvin and Anibelly, and a gentleman-in-training, just like his dad. With the help of his family, can Alvin take on the outside world without letting his fears get the best of him?

Middle School Registration

From Mrs. McCoy, Guidance Counselor:

It is the exciting time of year when parents and 5th-graders begin to anticipate the transition to middle school. Mrs. McCoy (School Counselor) will receive information from the county at a meeting on March 17, 2022 and then will be in touch to walk families through the process shortly after. I will be sure to keep students/families informed through our parent newsletters, my website, middle school counselor visits, registration forms that will go home with students, and phone calls/emails as needed.

If you are unsure of your child's middle school assignment, you can check it using this link.

I look forward to working with your family during this process in the spring!

News from Nurse Tammy


Covid has continued to increase in our school and community. WIth so many changes as this disease continues to progress, it is difficult to know what to do.

Here are the highlights.

  1. If you have Covid in your home or had an Exposure to Covid, do not send your child to school until you talk to the school nurse. ( In some cases your child will be able to attend with a few extra provisions).
  2. If your child exhibits any illness symptom ( even a headache or runny nose) without other symptoms like a fever could be Covid. Keep your child home and seek medical attention ( or get a Covid test). We will require documentation for their return to school prior to a full 5day Covid quarantine.
  3. Continue to keep your family safe by wearing a mask when not in your home. It is required in our school, and recommended in many other locations.
  4. Another layer of protection is to get yourself and your child vaccinated. If you have been vaccinated and it has been more than 5 months, you should get a 3rd booster vaccine as soon as possible. Vaccine protection wears off over time and this extra booster

Please see the attachments below. These are tools to help you with these decisions regarding quarantines and booster shots.

Nurse Tammy can be reached at 910 397-1544 (option 1), Fax number is 910 530-6281 and Email:

UNCW Seahawks Tomorrow Game on 1/23/22

UNCW Athletics has invited Eaton Elementary to Trask Coliseum on 1/23/22 at 2pm to watch the Seahawks take on Towson University in women’s basketball! We encourage our families to participate in this fun event.

Parents who purchase a ticket for the designated Seahawks Tomorrow game on 1/23 can use the promo code: UNCWST4 to receive a FREE youth ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket. The ticket deal will also be available on gameday at the main gate. Eaton Elementary students and educators will be recognized on our video board, along with the opportunity for select students to participate in exciting gameday entertainment.

Volunteer Training

We will offer volunteer training on Friday, January 21st. We will have two sessions- 9:30 and 12:00. Training will be held via Zoom. Please use the link below to join volunteer training if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.

All volunteers, Level 1 and Level 2, must:

In addition, Level 2 volunteers must complete the NHCS background check found here:

Updates from the PTA

Eaton Spirit Night at Jersey Mike's Subs (in Porters Neck)

Wednesday, January 19th


Call in, order online or walk in. Please make sure to mention Eaton!

Please consider joining the PTA:

Eaton's PTA Website:

Important Upcoming Dates

January 17th- MLK Holiday- No School

January 20th- 4th Grade Field Trip

January 26th- NC Check In, 5th Grade Science

NHCS Year-Round Calendar:

NEW RESOURCE! Literacy at Home (Digital Children’s Reading Initiative):

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Office of Early Learning is pleased to announce the newest resource to support young readers in North Carolina, “Literacy at Home.” As part of current legislation, Senate Bill 387 directs NC DPI to develop and share a digital children’s reading initiative designed to support the continued growth of North Carolina’s youngest readers. The site is home to easily accessible resources in the foundational areas of reading supported by the science of reading. Developed for each grade level, pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, resources are available to support phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and oral language.

Our School's Why:

School Mission:

To promote academic excellence through inclusion, modeling, collaboration and challenging students to think in innovative ways.

School Vision:

We are creating a nurturing school community that prepares the whole child to be a problem solver, critical thinker, and empathetic global citizen.

Core Values:

Empowerment, Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Academic Excellence