Principal's Message


                                 JANUARY, 2019

Dear Parents:

            Happy New Year to all of you!  I hope that you and your family had a joyous Christmas with lots of family time and were able to get some rest and relaxation. I want to thank Mrs. Wagner for the wonderful Christmas concerts.  Our children did a great job and our parents did a superb job with the students’ outfits!

            We are doing a different fundraiser this year as our magazine sale did not do well last year. This year’s sale features a variety of products—kitchen utensils, coffees, cookies, pretzels and jewelry. The Kick-Off assembly for the sale is slated for January 17. The sale runs through January 29.  This is the primary fundraiser for grades K-4.  Look for the informational packet coming home on the 17th with more details. McDonald’s is no longer providing Peelers as a fundraiser option, so all grades will participate in this fundraiser.  I ask you to please support these sales so that we can continue to provide wonderful assemblies, field trips and other incentives for our students.

            On the first Friday of each month, we will be having an elementary “Paw Wow” to build school spirit and to recognize some of our outstanding students for their efforts. Academics and good school citizenship are the keys to being nominated by the teachers at each grade level.   Students who are selected will also be invited to the next school board meeting to be honored.

             Please be sure that students are dressed appropriately with coats, hats and gloves for winter weather at the bus stops and for recesses. We try to have the students outside as much as possible for recess.  If the wind chill is 20 degrees or more and the playground surface is ice-free, we will send the students outside. 


  Mark Esselstein, Principal


      January 10—Behavior reward movie for the 2nd 9 weeks.
                    11—District Spelling Bee, 9:00 a.m.  AR Cookie Party.
                     15—Qualifying 3rd graders (advanced on fall ELA) to Bob Evans.

                     17—GA fundraiser assembly.  District-wide safety drill.

                      21—Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—no school.

                      22— Officer Phil assemblies:grades 2-4, 1:30-2:00; K-1, 2:15-2:45.

                      29—GA fundraiser ends.

                      30—Healthy Teeth presentations for PS-1st.

                      30-31—Terra Nova testing for selected 3rd graders.

       February 2—Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
                      8—Mid-terms go home for 3rd 9 weeks.