Eason Flier 10/20/2017

Eason Family Dinner & Movie Night (FREE!!)

The Eason PTO would like to invite all Eason students and families to Movie Night! Please mark your calendars for Saturday, October 21 (TOMORROW!!!)! We will be serving a FREE dinner at 6pm outside by the playground (graciously donated by Waukee Hy-Vee) followed by a movie (Moana) and popcorn at 7pm in the gym. So grab your pillows, blankets, chairs, bean bags and the entire family and join us for a fun family evening that the kids are sure to love! Please watch your email for an RSVP link and volunteer opportunities. We hope to see you there!

FALL CLASSROOM PARTIES

If you signed up to volunteer for one of our three Classroom Parties this year, THANK YOU!  The PTO has been working with the Eason office to assign volunteers for each classroom party this year, and all volunteers have been notified.  More volunteers may be needed for some parties, and the individual teachers will ask if more are needed.

Our Fall Classroom Parties will be held on Thursday, October 26 from 2:30 – 3:25 p.m.  All children are invited to wear costumes during the party.    It is important that you keep the costumes as simple as possible, with little adult help necessary prior to the party. We also ask you to send a costume to school with your child that is appropriate for elementary children.  We will not allow the wearing of a costume that portrays violence, bloodiness, gore, death themes, guns, knives, death stars, etc.  Children will not be allowed to wear face paints or colored hair sprays/gels.  Children should NOT wear their costumes to school.  They should bring their costumes in a sack (complete with their name).  Your child will remove his/her costume before dismissal.  We very much appreciate all of the parent volunteers who organize and lead the parties.  Please leave other siblings at home so you can focus on the children in the classroom and fulfill your leadership role.  Thank you!

Student-Involved Parent/Teacher Conferences

All Waukee Elementary schools schedule Parent/Teacher Conferences via the Internet. From now until Nov. 3, you will have the opportunity to access your student’s teachers’ conference calendar and pick an available time that best fits your schedule.

Conferences will take place November 11 – 17.  All teachers will hold conferences from 2:00-4:00 on Wednesday, November 15 and from 4:00-8:00 on Thursday, November 16.  Each teacher will also schedule four additional hours outside of the school day during the week for conferences to occur.

Step-By-Step Parent/Guardian Instructions:

  1. Visit the school’s homepage and select the Online Scheduler icon/link.
  2. From the Online Scheduler Home Page
  3. Choose your student’s school from the drop down list and click “GO”
  4. Enter the school password (EASON)
  5. Enter your student’s “Student ID”. If you do not know their Student ID, use the LOOKUP STUDENT ID button to access the system.
  6. Verify the student’s birth date
  7. A list of your student’s teachers will be displayed. Check the box next to the name of each teacher(s) you would like to meet with.
  8. If you have more than one student in the school you can see all of your students’ teachers’ schedules at one time by answering YES to this question “Do you want to schedule conferences for another student?” then repeat the steps above for your other students. If you only have one student, answer NO to that question.
  9. You will then see the available time slots for each teacher you selected.
  10. Select the times that work best for your schedule.
  11. Enter your email address (recommended) if you would like an email reminder sent to you. (Your email address is kept private.)
  12. Once you have finished you can confirm your appointment details and print your conference schedule.
  13. Write down the Confirmation Number (you will need this number to cancel/change your appointment)

Scholastic Book Fair!

Please mark your calendars now for the upcoming Scholastic Book Fair at Eason Elementary!  We’d love to have you stop by the Media Center during conference week and view a great selection of quality books!  This is an excellent time to shop for the holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions.  The Book Fair will be open:

  • Saturday, November 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Join us for donuts!) 
  • Monday, November 13 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 14 from 8:35 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 15 from 8:35 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 16 from 8:35 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

If you’re all booked up during Book Fair week (or just want to keep shopping), be sure to visit the Book Fair online.

All orders ship to school for FREE and each purchase benefits our school !!

You can also help your child’s teachers add to their classroom libraries with the Classroom Wish List Program.  Eason teachers have chosen titles that would be useful to them in their teaching, and you can purchase those books by selecting a Book Donation card from the Wish List display.  As always, Eason’s Scholastic Book Fair promises to be an exciting event for readers of all ages.  All proceeds from this sale will benefit Eason’s Media Center, and we are grateful for your continued generosity in promoting a love of reading in our community!  We hope to see you at the Book Fair!

Winter Warmth Drive

Winter is quickly approaching and Eason is again going to pool its efforts to help those in our extended community stay warm during the chilly months ahead.  Along with every other Waukee school, Eason students and families are welcome to bring the following items to school during the dates of Monday, Oct. 23 to Friday, Nov. 3.  Items can be new or gently used, and the most needed articles are:

Coats        Jackets        Hats        Gloves        Mittens

Blankets        Scarves        Snow Pants        Snow Boots

Donated items will be shared with several local non-profit organizations and schools.  The Winter Warmth Drive not only benefits students and families in need, but also provides Eason an opportunity to give an experience the power of generosity…an experience proven to grow empathy and resilience in all!  For more information, go to www.winterwarmthdrive.org.

Box Tops for Education

Please continue collecting Box Tops for Education for Eason. Box Tops can be given to your child’s teacher or dropped off in the office anytime. Our next submission deadline is October 31, so gather up those box tops and return them soon.

Notes from the Nurse

Please review the following information regarding head lice:

Please subscribe to the district’s Health Blog if you would like updates when there is a case of head lice in a Waukee School.

 

This is a friendly note informing parents to check your children for head lice ONCE A WEEK throughout the school year. The Waukee Community School District follows the Iowa Department of Public Health recommended guidelines for the treatment of head lice. Please review these guidelines below.

 

How You Get It

Head lice are usually transmitted through close personal contact with another infested individual. Much less frequent transmission may occur through use of common combs, brushes, and other grooming aids (e.g., sharing of hats, coats, or co-mingling of these items at the homes of friends, at school, at church, or other public places). Most people have the impression that lice become established on persons who are unclean.  This is NOT true. Head lice do not discriminate and are just looking for a warm human head to feed on and nest in.

 

What To Look For

Place the child’s scalp under good lighting. Head lice are elongated insects about 1/16th of an inch long and are grayish white with dark margins. Lice do not have wings, therefore, CANNOT fly. They also DO NOT jump, but do move very quickly which makes them difficult to find in human hair.  Crawling head lice are difficult to find, therefore, diagnosis is frequently made on the basis of finding the eggs they lay called “nits”. Nits are teardrop in shape and are about 1/32nd of an inch long. They vary in color from yellowish-brown to white. Head lice attach each nit to a hair shaft with a waterproof, cement-like substance. Thus, nits cannot be washed out or brushed out of the hair like dandruff or other debris that may look like nits to the naked eye. Clusters of nits may be found in any section of hair, but a careful examination of the entire scalp is necessary to detect them. Examine the nape of the neck and behind the ears very well.

 

Treatment

This is a matter of washing the hair with a lice killing product and then attempting to remove the nits by meticulous combing with a special lice comb. For more information about treatment, please visit Iowa Department of Public Health.

 

Exclusion From School

The Iowa Department of Public Health does not recommend exclusion from school for head lice. Therefore, a child will be permitted to finish out the school day unless the school nurse determines it is best to send the student home to begin treatment. Please remember that if your child has head lice he or she WILL NOT be excluded from school. Again, for any further information regarding head lice, please feel free to visit the Iowa Department of Public Health website or call Laura McNatt, Eason Health Associate, at 987-5200.

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Oct. 20     Parent Window Opens for Conference Sign-Up
  • Oct. 21     FREE Movie Night!
  • Oct. 23     5th Grade Concert – WHS – 6:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 24     PTO Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
  • Oct. 26     Fall Parties, 2:30 – 3:25 p.m.
  • Oct. 27     NO SCHOOL – Teacher Work Day
  • Nov. 1       Early Dismissal – 1:40 p.m.
  • Nov. 3       Parent Window Closes for Conference Sign-up
  • Nov. 10     4th Grade to Art Center
  • Nov. 11-17 Conferences
  • Nov. 22-24 No School – Thanksgiving break
  • Nov. 27     PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Nov. 28     4th Grade Concert – WHS 6:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 6     Early Dismissal – 1:40 p.m.
  • Dec. 7     5th Grade Band & Chorus Concert – Eason Gym 6:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 14    1st Grade Concert – 6:30 p.m. – Eason Gym
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Waukee, Iowa 50263
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