Eaton E-News

January 7th, 2022

Dear Eaton Families,

Happy New Year! Welcome back, Eaton Olympians. We hope you all had a wonderful holiday break. We are happy to see our Olympians and their families.

Please remember that all early check-outs must occur before 1:45pm. Transportation changes must be submitted in writing. We do not accept emails for transportation changes. Please make sure to use your numbered car pick up sign in the afternoons. If you need a replacement, please let us know.

NHCS Mask Mandate Update:

At the January 4th board meeting, the board voted to reinstate the mask mandate for students and staff in NHCS buildings. Masks will continue to be worn on school buses. The board will revisit this mandate next month.

Our school nurse and New Hanover County Health Department will continue to follow the Safe Schools Toolkit in regards to contact tracing and quarantines.

All visitors and volunteers are asked to wear masks while in our school. If you do not have a mask, we are happy to provide you with one.

UNCW Seahawks Tomorrow Game on 1/23/22

UNCW Athletics has invited Eaton Elementary to Trask Coliseum on 1/23/22 at 2pm to watch the Seahawks take on Towson University in women’s basketball! We encourage our families to participate in this fun event.

Parents who purchase a ticket for the designated Seahawks Tomorrow game on 1/23 can use the promo code: UNCWST4 to receive a FREE youth ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket. The ticket deal will also be available on gameday at the main gate. Eaton Elementary students and educators will be recognized on our video board, along with the opportunity for select students to participate in exciting gameday entertainment.

Volunteer Training

We will offer volunteer training on Friday, January 21st. We will have two sessions- 9:30 and 12:00. Training will be held via Zoom. Please use the link below to join volunteer training if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.

All volunteers, Level 1 and Level 2, must:

In addition, Level 2 volunteers must complete the NHCS background check found here:

Important Upcoming Dates

January 7th- Report Cards go home

January 12th- NC Check In, 3rd Grade Math

January 13th- NC Check In, 4th Grade Math

January 17th- MLK Holiday- No School

January 20th- 4th Grade Field Trip

January 25th- 1st & 2nd Grade Field Trip

January 26th- NC Check In, 5th Grade Science

NHCS Year-Round Calendar:

Updates from the PTA

Our next PTA meeting will be held on January 11th at 9:00 in the cafeteria.

Please consider joining the PTA:

Eaton's PTA Website:

News from Nurse Tammy


It seems I can’t get away from talking about Covid-19 but I am hopeful, that day will come soon. As expected, the Omicron variant is spreading quickly through our community. See the latest New Hanover County Report.

The good news is it seems to be a milder form of the virus and therefore the quarantine times have been decreased to 5 days ( remember there was a time it was 14 days). The new earlier return to school also dictates that students wear a well fitting mask at all times ( over their nose and mouth) for the next 5 days. This means they will not be allowed mask breaks at recess or PE.

The bad news is because it is so mild, one might not even think of Covid-19. Some people have only a mild headache or no symptoms at all. This makes keeping our school safe even more challenging for all of us.

  • Thank you to everyone for keeping students home when ill and getting verification of what the symptoms are.

  • Thank you to everyone for abiding by the reinstated mask mandate from the Board of Education. So many students this week remembered and modeled great mask wearing. This extra protection will help keep your child in school when Covid-19 comes into their classroom.

  • Thank you to those who have gotten their students vaccinated for Covid-19. We know that all these together, especially the vaccination, will help put Covid-19 in the rear view mirror. Students who are 2 weeks after their 2nd dose of vaccine will NOT have to quarantine if exposed to Covid-19 unless they are symptomatic.

PLEASE keep your child home and Contact Nurse Tammy If:

  • Your child has any illness symptom ( headache, sore throat, runny nose, congestion, cough, fever/chills, vomiting/diarrhea, body aches)

  • You or any member of your household tests positive for Covid-19

The protocols continue to change on when your child is able to return to school. Please make sure you have the most current information prior to sending your child to school.

PLEASE contact Nurse Tammy ASAP if:

  • Your child was diagnosed with Covid over our Holiday Break so I can accurately track cases of Covid and potentially not have to quarantine your child again should they have a close contact at school.

Nurse Tammy can be reached at 910 397-1544 (option 1), Fax number is 910 530-6281 and Email:

NEW RESOURCE! Literacy at Home (Digital Children’s Reading Initiative):

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Office of Early Learning is pleased to announce the newest resource to support young readers in North Carolina, “Literacy at Home.” As part of current legislation, Senate Bill 387 directs NC DPI to develop and share a digital children’s reading initiative designed to support the continued growth of North Carolina’s youngest readers. The site is home to easily accessible resources in the foundational areas of reading supported by the science of reading. Developed for each grade level, pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, resources are available to support phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and oral language.

Our School's Why:

School Mission:

To promote academic excellence through inclusion, modeling, collaboration and challenging students to think in innovative ways.

School Vision:

We are creating a nurturing school community that prepares the whole child to be a problem solver, critical thinker, and empathetic global citizen.

Core Values:

Empowerment, Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Academic Excellence