January 6, 2023
EBELING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
JAN 9 - Report Cards available in PowerSchool Accounts
JAN 16 - No school. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
JAN 17-27 - NWEA Testing Window
JAN 18 - PTA Meeting @ 7:00 PM in Media Center
JAN 23 - World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser Kickoff!
FEB 1 - Mid-quarter progress report/grades updated in PowerSchool
FEB 20-24 - No school. Mid-winter Break
MARCH 9 - Vocal Music concerts - Grade 2 (6:30 PM) & 4 (7:30 PM)
MARCH 24 - Half Day of School. Third Quarter Marking Period Ends. Dismissal @ 11:44 AM.
APRIL 3-7 - No School. Spring Break
MAY 29 - No School. Memorial Day Holiday
JUNE 8 - Half Day of School. Dismissal @ 11:44 AM
JUNE 8 - Sixth Grade Celebration @ 9:00 AM
JUNE 9 - Half Day/Last Day of School. Dismissal @ 11:44 AM
SECOND MARKING PERIOD REPORT CARD CHANGES
The process for accessing report cards in PowerSchool has changed for families. Below are some helpful links to videos:
- How to make a PowerSchool parent portal account
- How to download report cards
- Click through tutorial: https://ior.ad/8PRj
- How to download NWEA reports
- Click through tutorial: https://ior.ad/8BQs
- How to reset a PowerSchool password
- Click through tutorial: https://ior.ad/8OUf
2023 Kindergarten Open House
All UCS elementary schools will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, March 1 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. to welcome new families. Come get a glimpse at the educational opportunities that await your child at Utica Community Schools. Learn about our Kindergarten and Young Fives Program, meet our building administrators and teachers, and see our schools for yourselves. All registration is done online, please click the link below for more information!
Pathways To Success Event
UCS Pathways to Success was established 16 years ago by the Superintendent's Student Advisory Board to ensure families and students are aware of the opportunities, services and programs available to all Utica Community Schools students. By beginning a plan early, parents can set their students on a path that best fits their needs and interests.
UCS Pathways to Success will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 from 6:00-8:30pm at Henry Ford II High School, 11911 Clinton River Rd. Sterling Heights, MI 48313.
Click on the link for more information: https://mi50010997.schoolwires.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=2361
WINTER WEATHER IS HERE!
We believe outdoor recess is an important and valuable part of our students’ day. Fresh air, exercise and time spent outside afford students a break from the structure of the classroom. With the ever changing Michigan weather, it is imperative that your child is dressed appropriately and is prepared to play outside. During the winter season, every child should have a jacket, gloves or mittens, and a hat. If there is snow on the ground, snow boots and pants are necessary. If students do not have snow boots they will be limited to the blacktop area on the playground. Don't forget to label all your child's items! Thank you!
BUS TIPS FOR WINTER WEATHER
The winter weather can cause unique situations when the temperatures dip and snow starts to fall. Our Transportation Department has some tips to make the winter safe and enjoyable.
· Dress appropriately for the cold weather. Be sure to wear warm jackets, boots, hat and gloves as the weather warrants.
· Arrive at the bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.
· Stand back on the sidewalk or at least 10 feet from the edge of the road.
· Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop and the door opens before approaching it.
· Never run to or from the bus.
· Wait at the bus stop in an orderly manner.
· Do not throw snowballs or other items.
· Be considerate of your neighbors respect their property including trees, fences, etc. at the bus stop.
Earlier this fall all students practiced safely exiting the bus in event of emergency.
2022-2023 Make a Difference Awards Fillable Nomination Form
The Make a Difference Award is given on an annual basis to individuals who have made a significant positive impact on the educational experience of a special needs student. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to recognize currently employed Ebeling or UCS staff members. Nomination forms and supporting criteria are due by Friday, February 10, 2023 to Jennifer Puzella at Macomb ISD/Special Education, 44001 Garfield Road, Clinton Twp., MI 48038. Parents/caregivers may send their nomination form and supporting criteria electronically to email@example.com
UCS Wellness Podcast
Below is a list of the podcasts available on the Wellness page
- Mental Health with guest, Nancy Buyle
- Grief and the Grieving Process for Children
- Family Communication
- CARE of Southeastern Michigan
- Discussing Dating Violence with Turning Point
- Tackling Tough Topics with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office
- Our Youth and Vaping
- Youth and Suicide Prevention
- The Detour Project
- Self-Regulation Strategies
REMINDERS AND REPEATS FROM PREVIOUS ISSUES OF THE EAGLE NEWS:
If your child is going to be absent call 586-797-4799 and leave a message on the 24-hour automated absence line. Any absences not called in to the office will be marked as 'unexcused' on student attendance records.
Your child will be excused from class for illness, bereavement, recognized religious holidays and medical or dental treatment that cannot be scheduled after school or on weekends.
Your child is responsible for makeup work. Homework requests may be made for an absence of two or more days in the case of both excused and pre-excused absences. Homework requests require 24 hours to process.
Absence for family travel during scheduled school days is discouraged.
However, should family travel be necessary, parents must submit a written request to the Ebeling office for Principal approval of a pre-excused absence at least one week in advance. Vacation days in excess of 10 days per school year will not be approved.
Arrangements to complete classroom assignments can be made with the teacher.
You can arrange for home study through the school principal should your child be absent from school for an extended period due to physical disability or illness.
If a student arrives late to school, the parent must accompany the student into the office, and the student must be signed in before he or she can go to class.
Truancy officials will be contacted in the event of a student having excessive tardies or absences.
SCHOOL PROPERTY REMINDERS:
We are asking for your assistance to ensure that our security procedures during the school day are effective. As many of you know, our school has a security camera, intercom, and buzzer at the front main entrance for use during the school day. To help us assist you when you would like to enter the school:
1. Please press the buzzer to speak with someone in the office
2. You will be asked to state your name and reason for visiting
3. You will be asked to show your photo ID into the security camera above the outside door
4. Office staff will then be able to buzz you inside
5. All visitors must immediately register in the office
In addition, we are asking you to not let any visitors in the door as you enter (and they come up behind you) or as you exit the building.
The teachers and staff are committed to student safety and security and we would like to thank you for your assistance in helping keep the students of Ebeling safe.
PREVIOUS ISSUES OF THE EAGLE NEWS:
The second quarter of the school year is coming to an end. The weather is getting colder, homework is getting a bit more serious, and friendships are going through some inevitable ups and downs. This article is about typical social struggles that all kids endure at one time or another.
Our collection of canned goods has ended, and I am happy to report that as a school community, we collected over 2,300 food items for local needy families! What a fantastic blessing to those families receiving help through your generosity. We still have opportunities for the donation of other items: New unwrapped toys are being collected for the U.S.