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Manchester Park Elementary
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Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences
Conferences for tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 6th) have been cancelled. We will know about the conferences for tomorrow (Thursday, Feb. 7th) by 9:00 tomorrow.
We will let you know when these will be rescheduled.
Thank you and be safe if you are out and about this evening.
Parent Input Survey
Each year we seek input from the parents/guardians of the students in our district. Your input helps us target areas of improvement. Survey results are analyzed districtwide, are provided to the Board of Education, and given to each school. If you have a specific concern, I encourage you to speak directly with someone, such as the person(s) with whom you have the concern, your student’s classroom teacher, or with me.
The anonymous survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. You may access the survey by clicking on the link below.
The survey is intended to allow for one response per household. If you receive the survey link from multiple schools, you only need to complete one survey. You may also complete the survey onsite at the upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences on February 6th and 7th. Computers will be available for accessing the survey at each building. Thank you for taking time to provide your feedback. We value your input.
Parent Survey: Click Here for English
Parent Survey (Spanish): Click Here for Spanish
Valentines Day Parties
We are looking forward to celebrating Valentines Day with the students on Thursday, Feb. 14th. The classroom parties will begin at 2:30. Access to the classrooms will begin at 2:15.
2019 Kindergarten Roundup
Do you know friends or neighbors that have incoming kindergarteners? Manchester Park will have kindergarten roundup on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 1:00 – 6:00 pm at Manchester Park. For more information, please visit: https://www.olatheschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=18487&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=22371&PageID=1
Kids Heart Challenge
The students heard about the "Kids Heart Challenge" today. All proceeds go to the American Heart Association. You will find more information attached to this newsletter. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Dunnaway.
Power Paw Winners
Congratulations to the following students that earned power paws and won the drawing for the week!
Dining Out Certificates to Chick-Fil-A
Brook S. (KH), Dresden (KMC), Dylan (2A), Sam (2B), Jake (3R), Beau (3W), Mackenzie (4P), Allison (4P)
Mr. Bohon's Read Aloud
Mrs. Burke's class thanks to Kendall
Lunch with the Principal
Delaney (5P) and Avery (3G)
Next Week's Calendar
Monday, February 11th - C Day
*5th grade Orchestra at PRT (4:15-5:40)
Tuesday, February 12th - D Day
*5th grade Special Chorus 7:45
*Math Wings 3:40
*PTO Executive Board Meeting
Wednesday, February 13th - E Day
*Spanish Club 3:40
*Chess Club 3:40
Thursday, February 14th- A Day
*Valentines Parties 2:30
Friday, February 15th - B Day
Upcoming Events in February
*February 18th - No School (President's Day)
*February 21st - Kindergarten Roundup
*February 26th - District Site Council
*February 28th - Daddy/Daughter Dance
For the safety of your children and all of the children at Manchester Park, please follow the procedures below for arrival:
- While busses are on our property, please do not pull up and drop your children off in the main drive. This is unsafe as they are walking between the busses to get to our main doors. Please use the car line and we will be happy to assist your child.
- If you need to come in, please park in a parking spot and walk with your children across the crosswalk.
Thank you for your assistance!
The winter months are a great time to remind our school community of the measures we take to keep students healthy and prevent the spread of communicable diseases.
· We reinforce frequent hand washing with our students and coughing/sneezing into a tissue or their sleeve (not their hands).
· In addition, we request that you, as parents, join us in keeping our school healthy by keeping your child home when he/she is sick. For example,
o Students are to be fever-free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of a fever reducing medication before returning to school.
o Student with vomiting or diarrhea are to be symptom-free for 24 hours before returning to school.
o Students with blisters and/or honey-colored crusts should remain home until cleared by a doctor as non-infectious or until 24 hours of antibiotic treatment is received.
o Students with purulent eye drainage may attend school once they have received treatment or clearance from a doctor stating non-infectious.
o Students with influenza should remain home (except for medical appointments and care) for 7 days after the first symptoms appear to insure complete recovery and avoid transmission to other students as recommended by the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE).
o Symptoms of respiratory influenza may include – fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue, and possibly vomiting or diarrhea.
We will continue to monitor the different illnesses that will be affecting our Manchester Park family. In order to minimize the spread of illnesses, please be sure to notify us if your child is experiencing any illness symptoms, diagnosed with any illness, especially if he/she is having any of the flu symptoms and/or is seen and diagnosed by his/her doctor as having “influenza”.
Thank you for reinforcing healthy habits with our students. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our school nurse at (913)-780-7540.
On another note, I would also like to share with you that I will be on a medical leave starting Monday, December 10th, 2018. I will be having surgery and the surgeon says that I have to take a 6 week recovery time. While I am gone, there will be two great substitute nurses doing a “job share” to take care of your children.
Wishing all of you a great healthy holiday season and I will see everyone again in 2019!!!
If your child is out, please make sure to contact the office the morning of the absence. Sometimes, teachers might not be able to check their emails throughout the day and therefore it is not communicated with the office.
Parents often inquire about “assignments” for students before or during an absence. If a child has been absent due to illness, instruction on the objectives covered should exist prior to any assignments being completed independently at home. Therefore, it might not be possible for assignments to be sent home in advance of a scheduled absence. Students are allowed a minimum of the same number of days they are absent for illness to make up any missed assignments. Teachers will work with parents in special circumstances that require extended absences due to illness.
ID’s at the Main Entrance
Due to district protocol, all visitors must present a photo ID to the camera at the front door. Whether you have been here multiple times over many years or new to our school family, please plan on having your ID out and ready to show the camera.
All visitors must sign in at the front office. This will be the same at arrival, throughout the day, or dismissal.
Thank you for keeping our children safe!
Lost and Found
Brrr…There is no doubt that winter is here!
We are seeing more and more coats, hats, and gloves added to our "Lost and Found” that is located in the in the main hallway by 2nd grade. Please feel free to have your child check there if you think that you are missing something. We usually do two trips to Goodwill if items are not recovered: once towards the end of winter and at the end of the school year. Please help us by making sure that your child’s name is in the coat that they wear to school so that we can get it back to the rightful owner.
Ways to stay "In the Know"
**Read the school wide emails like this and any classroom news from the teacher
**Subscribe to the PTO website: https://manchesterparkpto.membershiptoolkit.com/
**Follow the PTO on Facebook and myself on twitter @MP_Principal.
**Download the Olathe Schools App