January 2, 2019
Happy New Year!
Thank you for the wonderful wishes and goodies you sent our way during the holidays. Everything was greatly appreciated! As we return to the classroom, our focus is on academics and returning to school routine. Let’s keep fingers and toes crossed that we are not interrupted with too many snow days (I love snow though!)
With winter upon us, remember we try to have outdoor recess daily. Make certain that your children come to school with winter coats, hats and mittens, and boots if snow is on the ground.
We’d like to give a special thanks to the Friends of SES for making our December “Kids Go Shopping” event a success. Students enjoyed holiday shopping at school. Thank you to all volunteer “elves” who worked hard assisting the shoppers and wrapping gifts.
Charity will be the focus of our January spirit activities, as I challenge students to collect 100 dental hygiene items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.) to help neighbors in need and commemorate our 100th day of school. The date will hopefully be somewhere in the first week of February, so the collection occurs this month. Spirit points will be awarded for each item donated, and I will do something special for the class donating the most items.
Our music department is very busy this time of year. Although chorus does not start until January 8th, students are hard at work fundraising to defray individual student cost for the Music in the Park competition each spring. Chorus members will be taking orders for Little Caesar’s pizza through January 22nd. An order form is available in the office. Orders can be picked up on Thursday, January 31st at 3:00 pm. Please remember that students are not permitted to bring items on the bus. Thank you in advance for your support. A reminder that drama will begin on Monday, January 7th and chorus on Tuesday, January 8th after school, with both ending at 4:00 pm.
We have two spirit days this month. Class color day is January 11th. Students should wear the color of their class to earn spirit points. Color scheme is: PreK and K–orange, Gr. 1—yellow, Gr. 2—blue, Gr. 3—green, Gr. 4—purple, Gr. 5—red, and Gr. 6—black.
A spirit day on January 22nd will be a white out day! This will be an especially challenging Spirit Day, as it follows a long weekend. Students should wear as many white clothing items as possible. Spirit points will be awarded for EACH white item, so many points can be earned with this event! Happy New Year again, and thank you as always for the gift of your children!