Elkton Elementary School Memo

October 21-24

NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25- Teacher Workday.

General Announcements

Red Ribbon Week - Dress up Days

Count on Kids

EES will be recognizing students who are always doing the right thing. These students will be nominated by their teacher and Mrs. Palmer/Mrs. Harper will be calling parents to let them know. This week we recognized the following fourth and fifth graders.

Trinity Hensley, Eli Lam, Winter Lam, Cami Dean, Sydney Short, Kaden Loomis, Rebekah Breeden, and Aubrey Chandler, Mary Stapleton, and Taylor Stroop.

School and Home Connection

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WatchDOG Program

EES is looking for Dads/Grandads to volunteer as WatchDogs. Click on the link to learn more about this program. If interested, call the school or email Mrs. Palmer at bpalmer@rockingham.k12.va.us or call the school office at 298-1511.


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EES Night at Mamma Mia's every Wednesday!

Eat anytime on Wednesdays at Mamma Mia's and our school receives 10% donation if you mention EES at checkout. This is for take out, delivery, and dine-in. Support your school and get a wonderful meal at the same time.

Mamma Mia's in Shenandoah! 540-652-6062

Teaching Kitchen Items Needed

Use the sign-up genius link to donate a small item for our new teaching kitchen at EES. Sign-up, buy the item, and send in with your child. It can be brought to the office with "teaching kitchen" note on it. Thanks for supporting our new learning space for our students.



For the next six weeks, we are focusing on being responsible. This pillar of character is very important. We are looking for students who control their own actions, decide for their actions to be positive, and always tries their best. These students will be nominated by their teacher and get their picture on the "Character" Bulletin Board outside the library.

October is Celebrating Differences Month

During the month of October, EES will welcome guests with various disabilities to learn about their experiences and deepen our understanding and respect for those who may be different from ourselves. Each week during the month of October, we will gather in an assembly to learn more about them.

On Thursday, Oct. 24th, the Shenandoah Valley High Rollers will be at EES. This wheelchair basketball team competes in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. "The team offers an opportunity for individuals in our area with spinal cord injuries or other permanent lower limb disabilities to have a competitive recreational outlet. "

RCPS looking for Bus Drivers

The next CDL class will be November 13-15. RCPS could use more bus drivers. Contact Alvin Estep if interested- aestep@rockingham.k12.va.us. He is the Director of Transportation.

You have noticed that Mr. Dean, bus driver, has had to do double runs. This is because the county can't find sub. drivers.

ERHS Boy Scout Partners with our Kindergarten and Second Grade Classes

Patrick Stapleton is partnering with EES to build a Green House in one of our courtyards. The link takes you to his proposal. If you have any connections in helping him obtain the materials, that would be wonderful.


Morning Drop off at the Alley

Reminder that students may not be dropped off before 7:50. If you arrive before then, your child must stay in the car until 7:50 and you see the teacher on duty at the alley. This is for safety reasons.

Paper Tigers- A movie about the effects of childhood Trauma (for adults only)

Click on the link below for a summary of the movie and the flyer about the event. It will be shown at the four local high schools on different nights. You are welcome to attend any of them.



October 21-24th Bus Driver Appreciation Week

EES is thankful for our bus drivers who transport students every day safely to school. Thank your bus driver by saying thank you, writing a note, or giving him/her a special treat.
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Girls on the Run

GOTR is off to a great start! We have an amazing group of ladies who are developing life-long skills through running and exercise. We meet twice a week, while focusing on interactive lessons and running games that build confidence in our girls. Each girl sets a goal that they feel is obtainable and works to meet that goal each practice. We have watched amazing transformations in our girls during practice but also in their everyday school routine. Our girls are growing to love and care for others. They are focusing on why it is important to love themselves and others. The goal of the program is to build confidence in our young ladies while empowering their minds and physical selves towards a 5K this fall. The 5K is on November 17th.