from the desk of Principal Mrs. Pat White
November 18, 2014
Elkhorn School (209) 953-8330
Thanksgiving Break: Next week, November 24th - 28th, there will not be school in observance of Thanksgiving. Have a great holiday!
PTSA Poinsettia Sale: The blooming poinsettia orders are due on Wednesday (tomorrow)! Send the orders and monies with your student to school on Wednesday. The poinsettias will be delivered after school on Tuesday, December 2nd. More to follow.
Spelling Bee: Good Luck to 5th grader Anish Ahuja who won the North Stockton Spelling Bee and will compete in the County Spelling Bee starting on December 1st.
Dress Code Reminder: Fall is here and a it’s good time to review the dress code policy as found in the planner. Tops should always cover undergarments. Shorts and skirts must be at least finger tip length. Leggings are not allowed unless if under a dress or skirt that is finger tip length. Leggings or other stretch-type bottoms like exercise/yoga pants alone are not appropriate attire. Hats may be worn outside but must be removed when entering a building. Middle school students have PE daily, so athletic shoes are required. Students not in dress code may be given an alternate outfit to wear and/or call home for appropriate clothing.
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.
· Poinsettia orders due
· Student Leadership meeting, Noon, Library - Mrs. Sanchez
· Elem Geo Bee practice, 2:15pm, Rm 2
· NO Running Club
· After School Sports, 2:15pm with Mr. Raybe
November 24th - 28th - Thanksgiving Break - No School
December 2nd - Poinsettia orders delivered after school
December 2nd - Scrip order forms distributed
December 3rd - Minimum Day, school starts at 7:50am and dismisses at Noon for ALL students
December 4th - PTSA meeting, 8:10am, Rm 2.5
December 4th - Choir Dress Rehearsal, MPR, 8:15-10:25am - Mrs. Ferrell
December 5th - 4th graders on field trip
December 5th - MS Choir Tour, 12-6pm, Mrs. Ferrell
December 8th - Scrip orders due
December 9th - School Wide Holiday Concert at McNair, 7pm
4th graders call time 4:45pm; 6th, 7th, 8th graders call time 6pm
December 10th - Minimum Day, school starts at 7:50am and dismisses at Noon for ALL students
December 16th - 6th grade Egyptian fashion show, MPR, 6:30pm
December 18th - 5th grade field trip; 6th grade field trip
December 18th - Middle School dance
December 19th - Minimum Day, school starts at 7:50am and dismisses at Noon for ALL students
Lassen Trip 2014 - 6th grade
5th Grade Pipeworks Trip 2014
On Friday, October 31st, the 5th grade class took a field trip to Pipeworks and scaled rock walls! Looks like they had a great time! Ah, Boulder-dash!! Continue
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?