Eugene Field A+ Elementary

September 2019 Newsletter

Principal's Message

Hello, EFA+ Families,


Every year, I select a book to be used as our school-wide theme. This year is no different. I have selected our book for three specific reasons:


  1. Because our students love Mo Willems
  2. Because we are an Arts School
  3. Because it has such an important message


Because, by Mo Willems is the story of how an unexpected event can change a life. As I traveled to each classroom to read this story, we discussed the impact, both positively and negatively, of our words and actions for ourselves, others, and this place. As a result, I want our staff and students to continually think about the ‘because’ both academically and social emotionally.


Sincerely,

Mrs. McDaniel

#because #weareaplus

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Safety First!

Because we have 430 students at EFA+ whose safety is a top priority, I would ask for your assistance in ensuring that you are driving defensively and following our traffic patterns and expectations during drop off and pick up.


Drop off and pick up: All students should enter the school from the playground at the start of each day. For the 2019.20 school year, students may be dropped off and picked up on the south or west side of the school.


  • Parking Lot - On the south side, students may be dropped off at the playground walk gate. The lane nearest the building is designated for student drop off. The other lane is a drive through lane. Entrance to the parking lot, drive thru lane and drop off lane is ONE WAY and vehicles must enter from Highland Avenue. Vehicles may not park or be left unattended in this area at any time.


  • Mable Ave - Cars are allowed to park on the west side of the street for drop off and pick up. The east side of Mable is a drive thru lane only. Vehicles may not park in this lane.


  • Highland Ave - As a safety measure, we ask that students cross 12th Street at Highland Avenue where the light is located.


Because we do not want children walking in front of cars to reach their ride, parents/guardians must escort students to or from the car when parking on the west side of Mable Avenue or the north side of 12th Street.


Sincerely,

Mrs. McDaniel

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Eugene Field A+ Elementary Spirit Wear

The first online spirit wear store closes Friday, September 6th at midnight. Please click the following link to order. https://eugenefield2019.itemorder.com/sale?fbclid=IwAR3bIdPTNWjqTQUMnlKysUk-sGqvG4rOjSq7K3Nt2PpjqDsAITiHf1t-_Lc

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EFA+ PTA Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Tuesday, Sep. 10th, 5-8pm

3809 East 10th Street

Sioux Falls, SD

10% of all dine-in and carry out sales go back to Eugene Field A+ Elementary!


Tuesday is also Kids Nite where kids 10 and under eat Free with a paying adult!

Annual Student Information Update

It is very important that we receive updated student information each year. Please follow the steps below to complete the online Annual Student Information Update using your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account.
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Eugene Field A+ Elementary Fall Festival

Saturday, Sep. 21st, 10am-1pm

1800 East 18th Street

Sioux Falls, SD

Join us for this year’s Fall Festival family event. Parents/Guardians must be present with their children for this event. This is a great way to meet other EFA+ families and for kids to have a blast with their classmates. If you would like to eat lunch there, we will be catering food from Hyvee. You will need to prepay for food by signing the form below and returning payment and sheet in an envelope to your child’s teacher or the office by 9/06/19. Your tickets will be available to pick up at the Fall Festival. We will also have shave ice and mini doughnuts available for purchase. The shave ice is $3 and the mini doughnut will be $5. You will pay for those at the festival. Also we would love to get volunteers and/or donations for this event.


Check out our sign up (or text Robyn at 605-321-0912 or email: rjernster@hotmail.com and I’ll get you signed up): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f44aaad28a57-efa

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Welcome Back!

I hope you and your family enjoyed time together over the summer. I can’t believe how fast the time goes by and that it is already September.I am so happy to be back at Eugene Field A+ and to be working with the students, parents, and families of EFA+.


I will be going into classrooms starting this quarter. Classroom lessons look different at each grade level. This is just one part of my job, but I love this time as it allows me to touch base with every child in the building. When I go into the classroom I cover topics such as friendship, bullying, and leadership. These are just a few of the topics covered during my time in the classroom.

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2019-2020 IEP Parent Information Sessions


Session 1

“What if I or the school suspects my child has a disability?”

The Special Education Evaluation Process

If you or the school suspects your child has a disability, there is a process available at the school. This session focuses on that process and will answer your questions about the first evaluation, follow-up evaluation and will help define what happens if there are changes in the student’s condition and needs.

Session 2

“Guardianship for Youth Preparing to turn 18 years old” You’ve heard about it at IEP meetings and just when you thought you had it all figured out, you start to try to make sense of what guardianship really means as your child moves forward.

Session 3

“Graduation and Youth with Disabilities: What Does it Mean?” The South Dakota Department of Education changed high school graduation requirements. This session will focus on how those changes impact youth with disabilities.


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Session 1

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

At IPC Board Rooms

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Session 2

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

At IPC Board Rooms

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Session 3

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

At IPC Board Rooms

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Instructional Planning Center

201 East 38th Street
Sioux Falls, S.D. 57105

605.367.7689

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Eugene Field A+ Events Calendar

Please download the file below to view the 2019.2020 Eugene Field A+ Events Calendar. This calendar lists school specific events including the time and location if applicable.
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Volunteer

Click here to find out information about volunteering for the Sioux Falls School District.

District Parent Calendar

Click here to view the Sioux Falls School District Parent Calendar.

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