Around Our School

A Note From The Principal

Fall Fundraiser Success

Our Fall Entertainment Coupon Book fundraiser was a great success raising close to $9,000 for our school.  We thank you for your support!  More information will be coming home soon for those students who sold 5 books and qualified for the WV Gaming Trailer, which will visit our school on October 18th.  If you haven’t already done so, please return your sample coupon book or $25.00 to your child’s teacher.

 

Upcoming Parties

We have two parties each year that we invite our families to attend.  In order to allow you to plan ahead, those dates are:

 

Fall Halloween Party                       Wednesday, October 30th @1:30

Spring Easter Party                          Friday, April 3rd @1:30

Our Christmas and Valentine's Day Parties are teacher planned.

 

Special Luncheons

Due to space constraints in the kitchen and cafeteria, we divide the holiday luncheon parent invitations between grade levels. Please take note of the following schedule and plan to join us!

 

Thanksgiving Luncheon   Wed. 11/20      4th and 5th grade parents

 

Christmas Luncheon     Wed. 12/18         2nd and 3rd grade parents

 

Easter Luncheon        Thurs. 4/2            1st and 2nd grade parents

An RSVP luncheon invitation will be forthcoming as we get closer to the scheduled dates.  We look forward to you joining us!

 

Popcorn Fridays

Our first Popcorn Friday is 10/4!  Popcorn Passes for the year are available for $13.00 or you can send in $0.50 for one bag.  Profit will be used to purchase popcorn Friday supplies and student academic rewards and incentives.

 

Fall Party – You’re invited!

The Fall Costume Party is a huge STE tradition and is scheduled for Wednesday, October 30th at 1:30.  Please plan on joining us! Our costume parade will begin promptly at 1:30 along the playground trail behind our school. Following the parade, students will return to their classrooms for a treat (provided by the school) and juice (provided by the homeroom moms).  If you would like to provide an activity or craft for your child’s class, please check with the homeroom mom.  You are also welcome to do an activity or craft on another day of the week by checking with your child’s teacher.  We welcome your involvement!  As you choose costumes, please adhere to the following:  No costume weapons will be allowed.  Parents, you are welcome and encouraged to dress up as well, but we ask that your face remain uncovered so we can make positive identification (safety). 

 

Party Day Procedures

 

•             Choose a costume that will slip over clothing as our changing facilities are limited.

•             If assistance is needed, a limit of 1 parent will be permitted in the classroom beginning at 1:15.

•             Parents and guests not helping with costumes should NOT enter the building upon arrival, but instead enter through the back gate (DQ side) to secure a spot on along the parade route.

•             At the conclusion of the parade, all guests are invited to join students in classrooms to continue the Fall Party.

•             PLEASE make sure Not to Park across the street at the Sprout Salon

 

COUNSELOR’S CORNER~ Bullying

BULLYING is defined as “any intentional and repeated word, look, sign, or act that hurts a person’s body, feelings, or things.”  Bullying is a serious problem that can have long lasting effects on the victim.  If you suspect bullying, encourage your child to try the following techniques for dealing with the bully:

 

1.            Tell the bully to STOP.

2.            IGNORE the bully.

3.            WALK AWAY from the bully and the situation.

4.            TALK about his/her feelings with someone he/she trusts.

5.            REPORT the bullying to an adult.

Please contact the school administrator or counselor with any concerns you have regarding bullying.  Together we can make our schools a safe environment for all students.  We will wear orange on Wednesday, October 23rd in support of Unity Day!!

 

Needed: Boys Elastic Waisted Pants

We try to keep extra clothing in the office in case students have a spill or an accident at school.  We are currently well stocked for girls, but are especially in need of gently used boys pants.  Pants with an elastic waist such as athletic pants are ideal for our purposes.  Please let the office know if you have pants you would be willing to donate.

Save the Dates!!!

Make-up Picture Day Wednesday, October 16

Parent Teacher Conferences Thursday, November

              from 4:00-6:00 pm

 

PTO Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Our PTO’s main fundraiser of the year will kick off this Friday.  Many folks look forward to our fall cookie dough sale so they can stock up for the holidays.  Yum!

Profit from sales will be used for academic supplies, equipment and staff appreciation.