Wildcat Weekly


from the desk of Principal Mrs. Pat White

August 19, 2014

Elkhorn School (209) 953-8330


Important Reminders!


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.***


Elkhorn Pizza Night: The Elkhorn PTSA wants to thank all the parent volunteers that gave their time to help make the Back to School Pizza Night a success.  We also want to thank those that gave donations for the raffle and those who gave financially.  We received lots of complements on this year’s event, so thanks for coming and supporting your school.


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.


Juice It Up Fundraiser: Don’t forget!  The Juice It Up treats (if you pre-ordered one) will be delivered on Friday!  Mmmmm!


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. 


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:


· Student Leadership info due to to Mrs. Sanchez

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


· PTSA Meeting, 8am, MPR


· Juice It Up orders delivered afterschool


· Student Leadership Campaign week begins





Important Dates:

August 28th         Picture Day

August 29th         Student Leadership assembly, 1:15pm, MPR

September 1st     No School - Labor Day!

September 2nd    Scrip order forms sent home

September 4th     PTSA Meeting, 8am, MPR

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

September 8th     Scrip orders due





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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Posted by: Pierre Kirby
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We go to lunch
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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
Posted by: Pierre Kirby
Published: 10/24/13