Starry Ele. School Newsletter

Marion ISD

A to Z Countdown

Our A to Z Countdown continues!

Monday, May 9th - Lunch in our classrooms

Tuesday, May 10th - Marion Spirit Day

Wednesday, May 11th - Name Day (we will change names for the day)

Thursday, May 12th - Orange Day

Friday, May 13th - Pajama Day

Monday, May 16th - Quiet Day (bring a towel to relax)

Tuesday, May 17th - Reading Day (bring your favorite book from home)

Wednesday, May 18th - Sports Day (wear something to represent your favorite team)

Thursday, May 19th - Ties & Tutus (wear a tie, a tutu, or both!)

Friday, May 20th - USA Day (wear red, white, and blue)

Bike Safety Day - SECOND GRADE

Thursday, May 12th, 9:30-10:45am

700 South 15th Street

Marion, IA

Please make arrangements to have your child's bicycle transported or walked to the school. Students must also have a helmet to take part in the activity.

Incoming Kindergarten Open House

Thursday, May 12th, 4-6pm

700 South 15th Street

Marion, IA

Ice Cream Social

Thursday, May 12th, 4-7pm

700 South 15th Street

Marion, IA

This is a thank you from the Starry Parent Group for the support from Starry families throughout the year, and to welcome new families to our school.

This is a free event for current and incoming Starry families.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Second Grade Music Performance

Thursday, May 19th, 7pm

675 South 15th Street

Marion, IA

Starry Elementary Day with the Cedar Rapids Kernels

Save the date: Starry Elementary Day with the Cedar Rapids Kernels will be Sunday, May 22nd!

A link to purchase tickets is below

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Spring Pictures

Just a quick reminder we still need pictures or their payment from some students.

Lifetouch is coming early next week to pick them up. If you pay online, we still need the email showing that you paid or send the envelope back with the code written on it.


Hy Vee Receipts

As of now, we are only taking HyVee receipts dated 5/1/16 or after.

Thanks for all that were turned-in, this year. We think that we will beat our last year's total! Awesome job, thanks.

A Note from Our Parent Group

We raised$1,713 as a part of our Parent Group's Dimes Make a Difference coin collection! This money has allowed us to buy new books to completely enhance our guided reading library. It also allowed each of our students to get a turn duct taping Mr. Ewald to a chair as he was wheeled into every classroom this afternoon.

Thanks, everyone!

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Mr. Ewald's Read Aloud

This month Mr. Ewald is reading How Rocket Learned to Read, by Tad Hills to each class.

Ask your child:

  • How does Rocket feel about school at the beginning of the book?
  • How does Rocket feel about school at the end of the book?
  • Why do his feelings about school change?

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Important - Dismissal on 15th Street

Some cars are parking illegally on 15th Street at the end-of-the-day to pick up students.

As always, we allow/encourage parents and other adults to park across the street (in the high school parking lot) and walk across 15th Street to pick-up students.

Police have informed us that they are planning to stop, occasionally, to monitor the situation; it is possible that they may issue tickets rather than warnings to those parked on 15th Street after-school.

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Marion Spirit Day

Thanks to our awesome Parent Group, ALL of our students are receiving this awesome 'Follow the Marion Way' tee-shirt.

Therefore, we are declaring every Tuesday to be Marion Spirit Day - staff and students are encouraged (if they choose) to wear Marion, Starry, and/or red and gold clothing.

#TCT - Think College Thursdays!

Show your school spirit and help promote post-secondary education in our building by wearing clothing that supports your favorite college.

We believe that college and career readiness begins in elementary school. Therefore, we are encouraging everyone to wear their college shirt/sweatshirt or college color every Thursday.


Mr. Ewald would like you to join Parents!

To receive messages via text, text @starryelep to 81010

Learn more about Remind

I plan to use Remind as an efficient communication tool to share short messages that pertain to all of the parents at Starry.

  • Mr. Ewald

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Starry's Superheroes

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