ES Faculty News

Week of 12/14/15

From Stacy and Carol

Our Cookies with Santa Family Night was a HUGE success! We had over 540 people (not including us) in our building! Thank you to Kim Griffin for organizing and for Pam Sowell for booking The Kinders. The Kinders were paid for using the Bookfair profits! Thank you to Beth King for being our fabulous photographer! Thank you also to the Kindergarten team for another wonderful Christmas performance! It was definitely memorable! Another thank you goes out to Ms. Jacyln for working so hard that night to keep our building clean! It takes a team effort to make a big event like this a success...and everyone worked like the team we are to make it happen! Thank you.

We have a fun and festive week ahead! There are super ways to integrate the fun, excitement, and festivities of the season with quality and effective use of instructional time. Don't forget to sign up on the Google Doc if you would like Carol and I to come read to your class.

Make sure to click the link below to see what Carol and I have been working on after school.

On Thursday, we will have a brief faculty meeting after school!

Way to go, Mrs. Cross!

Report Cards

Report Card Information from Mrs. Carter

With the grading period ending on Friday, December 18th, we will have report cards go home on Thursday, January 7th, of the week we return. All teachers must have their grades entered into their gradebook by the end of the day on Monday, January 4th.

Please make sure that all staff are made aware of upcoming grade reporting deadlines.

Bouncy House Schedule for Wednesday

9:30-10:15- Students who "earned" bouncy house time plus a snack

10:25-11:10- 4th grade

11:15-12:00- 3rd grade

12:05-12:50- Kindergarten

12:55-1:40- 1st grade

1:45-2:30- 2nd grade

Rochelle and Hanley will switch computer activity times that day. Classes that have PE will go to the Art Room instead of the gym that day.

We will need teachers at the different bouncy house locations to help supervise students.

Students will need a signed, permission slip in order to bounce.

Christmas Parties

Denise will put a check out sheet in your box. If there is any hesitation about a parent being able to check out a child, call the office.

Friday, December 18

Friday is our 2nd annual Polar Express Day! We need helpers Thursday afternoon to help transform the front of our building. Please help (even if for just a little bit) if you can!

Friday morning, we will have special guests as our conductors! It will be such a fun and memorable morning for our kids!

In the spirit of The Polar Express, Friday is also pajama day. Please remind your students that pajamas need to be weather and school appropriate. Students do need to wear shoes with their pjs.

Our Sing-a-long will begin "around" 9 o'clock and should be finished around 10:15. We will call you down when we are ready for you!

Classroom Teachers


PLCs are during your recess time on Wednesday! Our focus will be Kid Talks.


12/12- Happy Birthday, Stephanie Hanley!

12/15- Happy Birthday, Pam Sowell!

12/17- Dismissal at 2 p.m.

12/18- Dismissal at 2 p.m.

12/28- Happy Birthday, Lori De La Paz!

12/30-Happy Birthday, Natalie Abramovitz!