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The Principal'sOfficeDecember 2023

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Hello, Families!

Families,

Hi! It's me with some updates on things we have coming up at PRES! This is really busy season, so I am sending out some reminders and information about upcoming events for us at PRES.

 

Coming home today you will find a flyer for the STUCO holiday drive (digital copy below). We will be collecting items all week next week!

 

The 12 Days of December spirit days start on Monday with "candy cane day" (see the whole calendar below)

 

Candy grams will be sold 12/12 and 12/13. We will send home some gift tags that you can complete if you'd like to participate (totally optional). If you'd like to get a head start you are more that welcome to print off some gift tags below!

 

With weather changing this is a great time to make sure you are signed up for textcaster alerts! If you are unsure if you are signed up you can follow the directions at the bottom of the newsletter to make sure you are signed up for district alerts.

 

 

Read on for more information about:

 

  • candy grams
  • STUCO holiday drive
  • 12 Days of December calendar (starts Monday)
  • upcoming music program
  • upcoming calendar dates

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend! See you next week!

 

Amanda Brimer

Principal

Champions of Character Nominations for Teachers and Staff

We are always looking for ways to celebrate our students and staff.

 

We are starting a new monthly celebration for our students and staff called Champions of Character.

 

Each month we highlight a positive character trait like kindness, teamwork, etc. Mrs. Nichols and Mrs. Miller do monthly classroom lessons with each grade level and teachers are looking to "catch kids" who are really showcasing that positive character trait. At the end of each month 1 student from each grade level will be chosen as the Wall of Character winner from their grade level.
 

Unlike the growth mindset award which is meant to reach all of our students at some point in the year, the Wall of Character awards will highlight one student a month from each grade level who has really showcased the monthly character trait.

 

We will have a celebration for those students and staff as well as display their photo in the commons area.

 

 

Check out our first two groups of Champions!

 

Our monthly character trait for November is: Responsibility

If you have a staff member at school that you think showcases that character trait you can nominate them by using the link below. The deadline for nominations will be December 1st. Staff members have LOVED the positive comments from families and community members they have received through these nominations! Thank you for taking the time to give someone deserving a shout out!

 

https://forms.gle/Cvr4Fbb1vH6tLPFa6

UpcomingEvents

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12/4 12 Days of December Spirit Days start!

12/4-12/8 STUCO Holiday Drive

12/6 LATE START

12/11-12/15 STUCO candy grams

12/14 K-2 Music Program, 6:00 @PRHS

12/19 Holiday Parties

12DaysofDecemberSpiritDays

MARK YOUR CALENDAR and get ready for spirit days galore!

 

It's that time of year when our PRES staff will be celebrating the 12 days of December! We invite your children to play along with us and have FUN! This is a completely optional activity and is meant to be FUN....if your children/family chooses not to participate that's totally fine, we just want to offer something to keep us in a holly jolly spirit as we move through the month of December and look towards Winter break!

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Growth Mindset Award Winners

Every week of school with 5 days our staff has the opportunity to nominate a student for a growth mindset award. These students are recognized over the announcements, we hang up their photos in the hallway and they get to pick a special prize from the treat cart. It's a fun way to recognize student's positive behavior and habits. Here are a few ways a student can show they have a growth mindset:

 

 

 

  • learning from others
  • learning from mistakes
  • being flexible with changes
  • open mindedness
  • practicing to improve
  • not stopping until they are proud of their work
  • seeking challenges
  • persevering through a difficult challenge
  • trying something new
  • embracing challenges
  • learning from feedback
  • determination
  • accepting and learning from criticism
  • inspiring others
  • setting and achieving my goals
  • courage
  • creative thinker
  • stretching your neurons
  • trying again after making a mistake
  • setting goals and sticking to it

 

Below you will see our October winners!

 

 

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PRES PTO

PTO meetings are set on the district calendar. Please come and join us!

 

President: Danielle Snowberg

Vice President: Kayleka Bardroff

Secretary: Emily Frame

Treasurer: Brittney Pemble

 

Attached you will find a November 2023 newsletter from your PRES PTO!

November Newsletter.pdf

 

launchdrive.google.com

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Nurse's Corner

We were excited for our to complete our Heimlich Heroes program with our 3rd-5th grade students.

 

If your student received a referral on any of their screenings and you are having difficulty scheduling these follow up appointments or finding resources, please contact Nurse Dani for assistance"

 

Families will need different forms throughout the school year, so if there is something that you are looking for, it should be included in this link:

 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/13Ke5_a3Ez1FQaepNbjahxHBQgFHouJRi?usp=sharing

 

 

If you can't find what you are looking for, feel free to contact me at any of the buildings or through email at dlangley@easton449org.

 

Follow the student support team on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063821280834

2023-2024Immunizationrequirements

MeetourpalTux

PolicesandProcedures

This may seem like the boring stuff but these are the things that keep us safely functioning together as a group of 350 students, 47 staff members and over 500 parents! Thanks for helping us keep everyone safe, healthy and happy!

 

You can click on the yellow buttons to access the information about each topic.

Student Handbook

Drop off and Pick Up Procedures

What if we are late to school?

If your family is running late and you are dropping your child off after 8:05, you will need to walk them up to the door and sign them into our care. Students should not be dropped off and walk up to the building on their own.

 

We are outside to greet children until the tardy bell which rings at 8:05. If you get here and there isn't someone outside and the front door is shut, please escort your child to the front, ring the bell and a staff member can greet you. We will have you sign them in as tardy.

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Excusing your child from school

If your child needs to be gone from school, please make sure to call and let the office know so that we can get that into our attendance records. The office staff starts calling around 9:00am to check on students who are marked absent that we have not heard from. Calling in before then helps us tremendously!

 

You are always welcome to email either of the secretaries (sshipman@easton449.org) (cpeck@easton449.org) or give us a call at 913-651-5595.

Anticipated Absences and Vacations

If you know in advance that your child will be gone from school, please let us know as soon as you can. You can arrange to get work from your child's teacher ahead of time or work to complete missing work upon your return.

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Transportation Changes

If you need to change your child's regular transportation in the afternoon you will need to call the office before 2:30 or we cannot guarantee we will be able to make the change for your child. Safety is our number one concern for our students and we cannot safely get everyone where they need to be at the end of the day if there are last minute changes.

 

Please note that each child can only be assigned to one bus route. It is not an option to have your child periodically ride another bus to a different spot.

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Lunch Money and Fees

Don't forget to check Powerschool to get notifications when your child needs more breakfast or lunch money. We will also send home notices if your child owes money or their balance is low. If your family needs help paying for lunches or fees you can apply for free/reduced food services and fees.

 

Breakfast Price: $1.60

Reduced Breakfast Price: $0.30

 

Lunch Price: $2.55

Reduced Lunch Price: $0.40

Blue/Gold Weeks

You will notice on the weekly lunch menu that it will say 'blue" or "gold". This will signal to you which two specials classes your child(ren) will have that week. The biggest thing to remember is that on PE weeks students need to wear closed toed, rubber soled tennis shoes. Your child's classroom teacher will tell you what specials your child will have on blue and gold days at back to school night.

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Communication to and from school

There are lots of ways that we will communicate with you from school and lots of ways you can get in touch with us!

 

Here's what you can expect:

 

Classroom newsletters will come home weekly on Fridays previewing the week ahead.

 

REMIND is an app that can be utilized to communicate to and from the teacher any time. Teachers will have office hours set so they may not receive your message if outside of the school day and in that situation will respond the following day. Teachers will use REMIND to keep you up to date on what's going on in the classroom so make sure to sign up at Back to School Night.

 

Principal communication: I will send home a whole school newsletter (much like this) a few times a quarter. There is so much information coming home from classrooms we never want to bombard families, so I will keep my newsletters to events/activities that involve our whole school.

 

Textcaster is a district notice system. This will be utilized for things like school closings and inclement weather notices. You can sign up (and definitely should) to get these messages by clicking the button below.

**Please note if you have changed service providers, you will have to sign back up (even if you have the same phone number).

Sign Up for TEXTCASTER alerts here

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Opportunities for volunteering

We will have several opportunities to volunteer in the school throughout the year. When events come up that we are looking for volunteers I will typically send out a sign up genius letting you know the event date, time and details. If you'd like to sign up we'd love to have you!

 

We will have 2 parties this school year that families are invited to come in and celebrate with us:

Winter Holiday parties

Valentine's Day parties

(we will OF COURSE be celebrating Halloween with our big annual parade in downtown Easton and of course hope to see you there!)

 

You can also volunteer by being a part of our PTO (Parent/Teacher Organization, formally known as the Booster Club). Our biggest event of the year is the Chili Supper and planning is starting now so come join us!

 

Elementary School Calendar

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