E.J. Hayes Weekly Newsletter

December 10, 2021

Note from the Principal's Desk

Greetings Parents and Stakeholders,

As we welcome in the upcoming holiday season, the staff of E.J. Hayes would like to wish each of you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We appreciate so much that you trust us to help educate your children. We take this job very seriously and every decision that we make has each child primarily in the center. We hope to see everyone on Tuesday night at our PTA meeting and choral concert. Information is below. Please be safe over the break and we look forward to seeing you again on January 4, 2022. And like always, thank you for choosing E.J. Hayes: Where relationships foster learning!


Mr. Myers

PTA Meeting and Choral Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 14th, 6:30pm

201 Andrews Street

Williamston, NC

We will meet in the gym and go over Parent Teacher Association business. Students who are apart of our Choral society will also sing songs to the audience.

Important Dates


  • December 14 - PTA Meeting and choral concert at 6:30pm
  • December 17 - Early Release Day (12:45pm) for Students
  • December 20 - No School for students and 10 month employees
  • December 21-31 - Winter Break (No School for students and staff)
  • January 3 - Optional Teacher Work Day (No school for students)
  • January 13 - End of 3rd 6 weeks
  • January 14 - Mandatory Teacher Work Day (No school for students)
  • January 17 - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (No school for students and staff)
  • January 18 - Optional Teacher Work Day (No school for students)
  • February 8 -Progress Reports go home
  • March 3 - End of 4th 6 weeks
  • April 29 - End of 5th 6 weeks
  • June 9 - Last day of school (students will be released at 12:45pm)

Holiday Spirit Days Next Week (Wed., TH., Fri.)

Wednesday: Merry and Bright---students wear festive clothing/accessories (sparkles, light up clothing, necklaces, and/or sequins)

Thursday: Holiday Headgear/footwear--festive hats/antlers and/or crazy Christmas Socks

Friday: Christmas Spirit Day--Christmas shirt/sweater and jeans (Sweater can be "UGLY")

Please consider donating to our Holiday Shoppe!

We are taking donations of new/used items for our Christmas Shoppe. Please think about donating new or slightly used jewelry, ties, scarves, ornaments, picture frames, etc... Students will be able to 'buy' items with earned tickets and then have them gift wrapped so they can give them to the people that they love. If you are interested in donating your time as a gift wrapper please contact the school or your teacher for a link to a sign up form. More information is included below. Thanks in advance...
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Two Choices

The cafeteria will now offer two main entree dishes each day. Students will choose which main dish that they would like in the mornings during announcements.
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Reminder: Elementary students in grades K-5 may wear any solid color "polo" style shirt. Pants, skirts, jumpers or shorts must be khaki, navy blue, or black. Students can wear Non Hooded solid colored sweatshirts/sweaters to school. Students might be asked to take Jackets or coats off in the building. Students are not allowed to wear hooded sweatshirts in the building. Bedroom shoes are not permitted at E.J. Hayes. The full dress code is listed under Martin County Board Policy 4303. Thank you for your support in this matter!

Instructions for Accessing PowerSchool's Parent Portal

Instructions for Accessing PowerSchool's Parent Portal. Students received a piece of paper with this information on it yesterday. Please check your child's folders.


There are two ways to access your child's information in PowerSchool. In addition to these instructions, you will need the letter from your child's school/teacher that contains the access IDs and passwords.


The First Way (This is the quickest and easiest way.)

1. Go to martin.powerschool.com/public

2. Enter the Student Access ID and Student Access Password into the Parent Sign In fields

(Yes, it will work!)

3. Make sure to enter the Student Access Password in ALL CAPS

4. This should take you right in to your child's information


The Second Way (This way allows the parent to receive periodic email updates.)

1. Go to martin.powerschool.com/public

2. Click on the Create Account tab

3. Click the blue Create Account button

4. On the Create Parent Account page, at the top, enter the parent's first and last name,

email address, desired username, and password (twice). Make sure to follow the password parameters in order for your password and account to be created

successfully.

5. In the link to Student Account section under the number 1, enter your first student's

name, PARENT access ID and PARENT access password. Then, in the dropdown, select the choice that best represents your relationship to the student.

6. If you have multiple children, you can enter their information under numbers (2 through 7). By adding all of your children to one account, you can access all of your children using one username and password.

7. After you have entered all of the required information, click on the Enter button.

8. If you were successful, you will get a message saying "Congratulations! Your new Parent

Account has been created. Enter your Username and password to start using your new account." Then use your new username and password to sign into your parent account.

9. If you were unsuccessful, you will get a message saying you are missing some required

information. Correct what is missing or incorrect and Enter again.

10. Please Note: You can only use your email address one time to setup an account. If your

email address has already been used and is attached to an existing account, your account creation will be unsuccessful and you will have to use another email address.

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