Summersill Eagle News

November 2018

School Purpose – Provide students with the habits that enable them to achieve their life goals

Vision: Strive for Excellence In All You Do!

Mission: Learn Something New Each Day

All parents & visitors MUST sign into the office to Visit on campus (ID is Required)


Principal’s Corner

Welcome back for the 2018-2019 school year!

Summersill Elementary is proud to be a Mindful School. We are a themed elementary school that is based on Habits of Mind. There are sixteen habits that are necessary to become productive, successful thinkers and problem solvers. We are focusing on all 16 of those habits during the 2018-2019 school year. All sixteen habits will be incorporated into the daily routines of our students and staff.

· Persistence

· Managing Impulsivity

· Gathering Data Through All Senses

· Questioning and Posing Problems

· Applying Past Knowledge

· Thinking Flexibly

· Communicating with Clarity & Precision

· Finding Humor

· Thinking Interdependently

· Listening with Empathy and Understanding

· Metacognition

· Creating, Imagining and Innovating

· Responding with Wonderment and Awe

· Striving for Accuracy

· Taking Responsible Risks

· Remaining Open to Continuous Learning

PTO News

We will not be having a Fall fundraiser this school year. However, we plan to have a big Spring fundraiser. It will consist of a Color Run and a Spring fling. Stay tuned for details. Also there will be no new school spirit shirts. But we do have some of last year’s shirts for sale.

Our first PTO meeting will be held on November 27th at 6:30 p.m.

Our Holiday Shop will be December 17th–21st.. And Cookies with Santa will be on December 17th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. More details will be sent home as the dates get closer.

Summersill Web Page

You may view Summersill’s webpage at the following Onslow County Schools website:

My Child is Absent or Tardy…What Do I Do?

Please send in a written note as to why your child is absent on the day he/she returns.

Tardy’s affect instructional time and perfect attendance. The tardy bell rings at 8:25 a.m. Please make sure your child is in class prior to the tardy bell ringing. If your child is tardy an adult must walk into the office and sign the student in to school.

Daily Attendance

Arrival Time 8:00-8:25 a.m.

Tardy Bell 8:25 a.m.

Departure Times 3:05-3:20 p.m.

3:05 p.m. for car riders, parent pick-up in front of café, daycare vans, and Boys and Girls Club.

3:20 p.m. Bus Riders

Students must attend 3 ½ hours

of the school day to be counted present. If your child arrives after 8:25 a.m., you must come into the office and sign the student sign-in log for your child to go to class.

Students checking out before

11:45 a.m. are considered absent. Students leaving after 11:45 are recorded as an early checkout on their report card. Late entries & early checkouts affect perfect attendance.

Afternoon Transportation Changes CANNOT be made by telephone. All changes must be in writing prior to 1:00 p.m.

Please send a note to inform your child’s teacher as to where your child should go if a change is needed for a particular day.

Bus Notes must contain: bus #, address of drop off, parent signature & date.

Quality Instructional Time

Our goal is to protect instructional time for our students and avoid classroom interruptions. Parents are not allowed to the classroom during instructional time unless there is a scheduled parent conference. Parents can drop off items for students at the office and they will be delivered to the classroom. Office staff are NOT permitted to “call down” to the classroom during instructional time unless for a check out. Messages will be relayed to teachers during their break or lunch times. Thank you for your continued support.

Nurse's Corner

Parents often wonder…. How can I keep my kid healthy at school when other kids come to school sick? The American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC have several helpful suggestions that could help you.

1. Teach your child to cover their mouth when coughing and sneeze into their elbow.

2. Bath regularly and teach your child to wash their hands.

3. Eat a healthy breakfast and lunch and drink water.

4. Incorporate daily vitamins (consult your Dr. for questions).

5. SLEEP – Children should receive 8-10 hours each night!

6. Wash sheets and disinfect high traffic areas.

It is also advised that you keep your child home if they are sick. If they have a fever of 100.0 or greater, vomiting, or diarrhea, they have to be symptom free for 24 hours before they can return.

D. Lovitt, RN, BSN

Café News

The USDA approved an extension for Onslow County to offer breakfast and lunch at no cost for ALL students through November 30th, 2018. On December 1st, 2018, the student's breakfast and lunch cost will resume as normal (pre-storm) either as paid, reduced, or free.

Parents are encouraged to fill out a meal benefit application either online or a paper application. Please feel free to call the Onslow County School Nutrition Department with any questions you may have or come by the cafeteria.

PTO Meeting

November 27 (6:30 p.m.) in the cafe'

School Picture Day

Friday, November 30