Ireland Elementary School

January 20, 2020

No School - Monday, January 20th

NO SCHOOL TOMORROW! All teachers will be participating in the county-wide professional development day.


Stay warm, and we will see your child on Tuesday!

Riley Week - Super Successful!

Our Riley Caring and Sharing Week was super successful! We raised a total of $2479.23! Thanks for all your support!

New Procedures!

A few new procedures for parents to know!


No parent will be permitted beyond the office unless they sign-in during all school hours.


  • If you bring your child into school in the morning, they can be dropped off by the office instead of walking them all the way into the gym.
  • If you help your child bring in treats, the office staff will take those and give to the classroom teacher instead of parents helping to take them to the classroom.
  • If you would like to eat breakfast or lunch with your child, please sign in at the office.



Drop-off Safety


  • This is not the first time communicating this out.
  • No car is allowed to pass in the drop-off line for any reason.
  • No student is allowed to cross the county road on their own. If you want to park and escort your child to the front of the building, that is allowed. The parking lot is NOT a drop-off location.
  • The front of the school is for bus traffic only. You may park and walk in your child, but by no means are you allowed to pull up and drop off in the front of the school in the morning.
  • If drop-off stresses you out, please change your schedule to arrive a little earlier. Our doors open at 7:10 and congestion doesn't occur until 7:35.
  • If any individual/vehicle doesn't obey by those rules, school resource officers will be handling those cases. School safety will ALWAYS remain the priority.

Sensory Stations - Need your help!

During our school year, we have been learning more about how our brains work and how to regulate our emotions. Our students have also been engaged in weekly mindfulness lessons. It is our hope that we are building the life-long skills that individuals need in order to be wonderful citizens in our community.


In all of this new learning, our school would like to build SENSORY STATIONS for ALL classrooms. Our students have been researching items that might be beneficial for this station. We have some grant money to build a sensory room later in the year, but we need a few items donated to build sensory stations for each classroom.


If you would like to help us build those stations, please see this Amazon link. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3W0P2S4ZZFIHX?ref_=wl_share

You can purchase for our school straight from this link, and it will get shipped directly to us.


Please view the following video to understand more about the benefits and usage of a sensory station. (Please note, the video uses the verbiage peace corrner, but we will be calling ours sensory station.)


We appreciate your support!

Peace Corner: Creating Safe Space for Reflection

Kindness Challenge of the Week

Hold the door open for someone else.


Every week, your child will be receiving a kindness challenge! If they complete the challenge, they get to put up a sticker on our kindness challenge board!


Jump in on the fun at home too! Help us promote kindness to all - at school, home, and community!

Borrowed Hearts

Ireland Elementary School will be a drop-off location for this wonderful organization. If you have any gently, used items, we will make sure to get them to Lori Wigand. Thanks for your support!
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Nurse's Notes - January

January Newsletter below


Newsletter Highlights

- Adequate Sleep

- Heart Attack Warnings

- Recipe - Roasted Chickpeas

Girls on the Run - Registration is open!

We are so excited to begin our Girls On The Run season at Ireland Elementary on February 10th, 2020! The program will be held after school from 3:00pm-4:45pm on Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday for 10 weeks. Registration is open now through January 20th at https://www.gotrswin.org/Register-Now


An Open House will be available for more details and an opportunity to register on Wednesday, January 15th at Downtown Fitness & Running 331 Mill Street in Jasper from 4:30pm-6:30pm.


Scholarships are available for those in need. The registration process will walk parents through the scholarship process, or come to the open house for additional assistance or questions.

Tenth Street Elementary - Quarter Auction Fundraiser!

I LOVE this fundraiser! Come out and support our neighboring elementary school for a fun, family night! I will be there too!
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Ireland Youth Sports - Teeball, Baseball, and Softball Sign-ups

See the pdf below for registration information. A paper went home with all students also.

Important Reminders and Updates


  • Jan. 20 - Professional Development Day - No School

  • Feb. 14 - Snow Make-Up Day - No School

  • Feb. 17 - Snow Make-Up Day - No School

  • Feb. 20 - Kindergarten Round-up 9:00 - 12:00 or 4:00 - 6:30pm

  • Feb 21 - School Spelling Bee

  • Mar. 9 - Class Picture Day

  • Mar. 5 - Irish Program for Grades 1, 2, 5; 1:00pm and 6:30pm (DATE CHANGE!)

  • Mar. 18 - End of Third Quarter

  • Mar. 23-27 - Spring Break - No School

  • Apr. 10 - Snow Make-Up Day - No School

  • April 13 - 5th Grade Trip to JHS for Band Introduction

  • Apr. 20-May 15 - ILEARN Testing Window

  • May 22 - End of Fourth Quarter and Second Semester


  • Drop off in the morning - you MUST drive around the school for drop off. The front of the school is for bus traffic only. You may park and walk in your child, but by no means are you allowed to pull up and drop off in the front of the school in the morning. No dropping-off students in the parking lot, letting them cross, and come into school on their own. Our school safety officer will be enforcing that drop-off procedures are done properly.

A Little About Our Staff Members!

Do you want to know a little more about our staff members? Would you like to know their favorite snack or muffin? What about their favorite store or candy?


I have compiled a list at the beginning of the year for myself, and I thought it would be nice for you to know too!


Check out this link to view their favorites!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fiok2l6cDP7QGqOoKg3rW4G7gSSN3OSCmN5WnoZX-YU/edit#gid=1231075650

Fundraiser - Simple & GREAT!

We ALREADY raised $352.76!


A lovely parent of Ireland Elementary found this SIMPLE and GREAT fundraiser for our school. The company Boon Supply gives 40% of every sale STRAIGHT to our school.


They offer high quality items, which are fun for yourself or a gift for the holiday season. Everything gets shipped straight to you....just like ordering online from all other stores! The parent who found this opportunity loves their reusable grocery bags!


Our school doesn't have to do anything for this fundraiser besides cashing the check :) . Thanks for checking it out to see if you can do any Christmas shopping or personal shopping.


This fundraiser is going to run all school year!

https://www.boonsupply.com/collections/603212-ireland-elementary-school-s-fundraiser


Thanks for your support!

Have you ever thought of being a substitute teacher? If so, we NEED you!



It's almost Thanksgiving! It's almost Christmas! Every year we scurry to make a difference in disadvantaged children's lives during the holidays. Toys, clothes, and food are all wonderful things to give children, but most of all... our children need role models.


We need people with a calling to serve others in our schools daily. Substitutes are needed who truly desire to make an impact in children's lives. It's more difficult than cutting a check or cleaning out a closet, but your interaction with students might be the relationship that points a child toward a beautiful life.


Please consider giving the most impacting gift that you can this year... yourself. If you feel moved to help our students, please contact the central office at (812)482-1801.

2020-2021 School Calendar

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Accelerated Reader - Home Connect

Do you want to see how your child is performing on their AR tests? If so, please use this link to log in. https://global-zone08.renaissance-go.com/studentprogress/homeconnect?t=123778 .


Their username is their short number and their long number is their password - your child will know this information!

Volunteers!


Anyone who would like to volunteer at school or chaperone a field trip must submit a background check. Once this is done, it is good as long as your child is a student at Ireland. If you aren't sure if you have completed one, your child's teacher can look it up for you. Background Check Link

Scholastic Book Orders

If your child's teacher DOES NOT send home monthly book orders, you can order books online from our school's account at this link - https://orders.scholastic.com/GNW96 .

BREAKFAST MENU!

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Lunch Menu!

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