Ada Elementary Newsletter

February 2018

January was such a great month, from our classrooms getting new interactive panels to an exciting geography bee and celebrating the academic success of our 4th and 5th graders, many great things occurred. But now we're on to February and with all that it brings!

February begins with 100's day, a celebration of the 100th day of school! And it ends with a fun musical by our 2nd and 3rd graders. Be sure to mark your calendars! Make sure to check out all the important February dates listed below.

Just a reminder to please ensure students are prepared daily to go outside for recess. We go outside when the temperature and wind chill are above 20 degrees. In addition, please be sure to read the important note from our nurse in regards to illness since we are in the middle of cold and flu season.

Important February Dates

  • Thursday, Feb. 1 - 100's Day
  • Friday, Feb. 2 - End of interim
  • Friday, Feb. 9 - Interim's sent home with students
  • Monday, Feb. 12 - Spelling Bee @ 1:30 in auditorium
  • Thursday, Feb. 15 - Valentine's Day Parties
  • Friday, Feb. 16 - No school for students (Staff professional development)
  • Monday, Feb. 19 - No school (Presidents Day)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27 - Early release for students
  • Thursday, Mar. 1 - 2nd and 3rd grade musical @ 1:15 & 7:00 in audiotrium

Our January Paw Ticket of the Month Winners!

Hot Cocoa Reading Challenge

Our Hot Cocoa Reading Challenge was a Huge Success! We had over 130 Hot Cocoa Mugs turned in! Here are the top 5 classrooms:

5th Place: Mrs. Preston's Class

4th Place: Mrs. Klingler's Class

3rd Place: Mrs. Smittle's Class

Top Two Winners were too close to call so they both will receive a HOT COCOA PARTY! Congratulations!

Tied for First: Mrs. Ludwig & Mrs. Kosier's Class

Geography Bee Results

Congratulations to all of our participants in this year's Geography Bee! Finishing in third place was 4th grader Josh T., in second 7th grader Jacob S., and in first place was winner 8th grader Isaac W.

Books with Benz

On Saturday, January 27, 36 4th graders attended the ONU men's basketball game as guests of the team. Students who met the reading incentive goal were able to attend the game for free, were honored at halftime of the game and then got their shirts signed by the team after the game. Coach Bensman and some players spoke to all of the 4th grade students earlier this year about the importance of reading. Thank you to ONU, Coach Bensman and the players for a great afternoon!

From the Nurse

There has been a steady increase in illnesses/absences among the students of Ada Schools. Respiratory symptoms of coughing, chest congestion, sore throat, runny nose and sneezing are among our students as well as the flu-like symptoms of fever, chills, headache and nausea. The spread of these airborne viruses can be controlled with prompt diagnosis and effective preventative measures.

A child needs to be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. Any child placed on antibiotics is contagious to his peers until the first full day of medication has been administered.

Practicing proper hygiene can help prevent the spread of these common contagious illnesses. Frequent handwashing and covering the mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing helps limit the spread of germs. The elbow cough and sneeze technique is encouraged.

We recognize that being sent home from school or not attending school can be upsetting for your child and disrupts your daily routine but our goal is to control the spread of the respiratory and influenza virus among our students. We want to keep our learning environment healthy for all our students and staff at Ada Schools during the winter season.

If you have any question please contact us.

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