Wildcat Weekly


from the desk of Principal Mrs. Pat White

August 26, 2014

Elkhorn School (209) 953-8330


Important Reminders!


Picture Day is Thursday!  Bring your smiles - picture day is Thursday, the 28th.  Ordering on line is fast and easy - the info sheet was sent home last week along with the good old-fashioned paper order form.  If your child needs another of either of these forms, have your student come to the office to pick one up.


Drop-Off & Pick-Up:  Please be patient in the parking lot. Pull as far forward as you can in the parking lot before letting children out of the car.  If you are going to park for any length of time, pull into a parking space - please do not park in the drop-off/pick-up zone around the outside of the parking lot and please do not double-park or ‘double-up’ at any time.  Please be patient as kinks are worked out to ensure a speedy and safe pick-up for our students.  And remember - no left turns out of the parking lot.

***And please do not park in front of our neighbors’ driveways and mailboxes.***


PTSA News: If you have not returned the PTSA waiver form that was included in the first day packet for your child, please do so.  This waiver form has to be in the PTSA’s files in order for your child to participate in any PTSA sponsored events.  There are   extras in the school office.


Money for Elkhorn from Weberstown Mall: Have you been shopping at Weberstown Mall?  Or do you need an excuse?  Here’s a good one - help Elkhorn win cash prizes  with every dollar you spend between August 1st - September 28th at Weberstown Mall by bringing your receipts to the Mall Office (in Weberstown Mall).  Each dollar spent is worth one point to our school.  Double points for gift card purchases!  The 5 schools with the most points will win a cash prize up to $3,000.  You could be a winner too!  Each week a customer will win a $50 gift card just for bringing in receipts.  If you’ve kept your receipts from the beginning of August, take those in too!


It’s Warm!  Just a few notes about Elkhorn’s dress code - Please make sure your    children are wearing appropriate clothing for school, not the beach.  See the handbook for details.  Students who choose not to follow our dress code may be given a school provided outfit to wear or call home for appropriate attire, and may receive a Lunch Time Enrichment. 


Attendance Awareness: September is Attendance Awareness month and Elkhorn has partnered with UOP to reward perfect attendance.  The “Every Day Counts” program rewards students who maintain perfect attendance.  Those students will be entered into a drawing for Kindle e-readers, gift cards, and more held on October 6th.  Perfect attendance is defined as “not missing school for any reason.” 


Homework Requests: Absent students are responsible for making up all missed work. Students absent for one or two days should expect to take care of missed work, tests, and assignments upon their return to school. Parents/Guardians may contact the office to request homework on the third day of an excused absence.  Teachers cannot be expected to prepare assignments for planned absences that exceed five days. Please note that removing your student from school for an     extended period of time results in a large quantity of make-up assignments and irretrievable/irrecoverable instructional time.


Box Top Drive: Save your Box Tops - the Fall Drive begins in October.  This is an easy way to raise money for Elkhorn.  Save all your Box Tops to turn in during the Fall Drive in October.



Weekly Schedule:


· 5th grade Band at 1:45pm, Music Room


· Picture Day - bring your smiles


· Student Leadership Assembly, 1:15pm, MPR


· No School - Labor Day


· Scrip order forms sent home





Important Dates:

September 4th                   PTSA Meeting, 8am, MPR

September 4th                   4th grade to Indian Grinding Rocks

September 4th                   Science Olympiad meeting, MPR, 6-7pm

September 5th                   Cookie Dough Fundraiser Kick-off; orders due September 18th

September 8th                   Scrip orders due

September 8th                   6th graders to Lassen

September 10th                 CP Day - Minimum Day






Lassen Trip 2014 - 6th grade


8th Grade Utopia Project
The 8th grade students in Mrs. Amaral's ELA class just finished reading The Giver by Lois Lowry.  They made projects describing their Utopia and presented them in class.  Kinda makes you want to go back to Middle School, eh?

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We go to lunch
OCT 23, 2013

Lunch was done the Sanchez way.  It started at Starbucks and ended at Cold Stone.  It was a great way to end a MINIMUM DAY!!!!! Continue
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