Eason Flier 12/15/17

2017-2018 GIVING TREE

A sincere “THANK YOU” to all of our students and staff who generously supported families through our Giving Tree.  Your donations will go a long way in helping families in need of safety, care & support.  (There is still time to donate!  Bring your donations to Eason TODAY by 4:00 p.m.)


BE CONCIENTIOUS.  PLEASE respect district policy in regards to candy and treats and all classroom allergies during the Winter Party:

  • Please avoid bringing treats that contain peanuts or any nut product or a food item that has been processed in a facility with nuts/tree nuts.
  • Homemade items are NOT allowed in the school.
  • We are not able to prepare food in the classroom.
  • ALL TREATS/SNACKS need to be commercially prepared and packaged for distribution with intact ingredient labels.
  • Products change all the time, please read labels.  Krispy Kreme is NOT a nut free facility anymore.
  • To utilize our nutrition department, order through RevTrak
  • If you have questions please call Laura 987-5200.


The cold & flu season is upon us.  Please do not send your child to school if the following things have occurred in the past 24 hours:

  • Fever of 100 degrees or higher
  • Vomit (throwing up)
  • Diarrhea (liquid stool)

Sending students to school within the 24 hour period (even if they seem to feel fine) can cause other students to become ill, and if your child is still sick they will not be at their best for learning that day.  Thank you for helping keep our students healthy!


Mark your calendars for Eason’s Winter Carnival on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Prairieview School.  The start time is still to be determined, but will most likely be 3:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. This year’s carnival will feature carnival games, a basket raffle, a balloon artist, face painting, and other exciting events!  You won’t want to miss it!  Watch for more information from the Eason PTO regarding on-line ticket purchasing, volunteer opportunities and basket raffle donations. See you there!


Please join us for the second annual Eason BLANKET BLITZ! In place of our regularly scheduled PTO meeting, we would like to invite all Eason families to gather at Eason on Monday, December 18, from 6-8pm (come and go using as much time as you need) to make blankets. Last year we donated our blankets to Blank Children’s Hospital. This year we will be donating them to the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Often times children must quickly leave home to escape a domestic violence situation, leaving all belongings behind. Blankets can offer a cozy hug to many kids facing uncertainty.

How does it work? You’ll shop beforehand for two yards each of two coordinating pieces of fleece (blanket kits are also available at various stores and on-line). Please wash the fabric beforehand. We’ll meet on the 18th to cut fringe on the edges and tie the two pieces together to make a blanket. If you plan to make multiple blankets, you can pin and cut your fabric before the event for quick and easy tying at the event. Fun colors and patterns are loved by all and will help to make the holidays a little more cheerful (examples include: camo, sports, rainbows, animals, fun patterns, solid colors, Disney etc). The blankets will be given to boys and girls ages 2-18. To ensure we end up with a good variety, please use the following link to sign up for a gender and age group:


To watch a blanket tutorial:


Not able to make the event? Please feel free to create your blankets at home and drop them off at Eason or send them to school with your child on December 18.

It’s the season for giving – thank you for helping to make a difference! — Eason PTO


Tuesday, January 16, 2018 will be Eason Night at the Waukee basketball games against Johnston High School at the Waukee High School Fieldhouse!  The evening will begin with volunteers from Eason’s chorus singing the National Anthem prior to the girl’s game at approximately 6:15 a.m.  At halftime of the girl’s game, Eason students will participate in a fun activity on the court.  Eason students get into the game free with a paid adult admission.


Our mission at Waukee Community Preschool is to provide a quality, 
age-appropriate early childhood education that nurtures every child as an individual, empowers every child as a learner, and celebrates each child’s talents and abilities. The Waukee Community Preschool is designed to be a two-year program; one year for 3-year-olds and a second year for 4-year-olds. Please note that our preschool is made up of a combination of children with disabilities (children served through special education programming) as well as children without identified disabilities.  The elementary schools in Waukee that offer Community Preschool are:  Grant Ragan, Maple Grove, Walnut Hills and Woodland Hills.

Our Daily Activities

  • Sensory Time
  • Opening (Calendar and Songs)
  • Play/Centers Time
  • Literacy, Story, Table Activity
  • Snack/Bathroom Break
  • Recess (Gross Motor)
  • Closing

Visit the Waukee Community Schools website for more information about Community Preschool and to get registration information.  Registration is now open and spots fill up fast.  Click HERE.


Waukee Community School District (WCSD) families:  you’re invited to join us on February 24, 2018 for the Waukee Foundation’s Annual Dinner & Auction at Noah’s Event Center in West Des Moines.  This energetic, informal night out is the perfect way to show your support for our growing school district. A wide variety of food and beverages will be served as you make your way through our display of silent auction items. Towards the end of the evening, an exciting live auction will be sure to create some fun memories!

Since 1996 the Foundation has contributed more than $500,000 to the WCSD by providing grants for innovative technology for classrooms, professional development and continuing education for our teachers and faculty, as well as donating 30% of it’s net proceeds to the Scholarship Fund to graduating seniors which has granted more than $300,000 in scholarships in the last five years alone. The Foundation’s primary fundraiser is the Annual Dinner & Auction. This year we need YOUR help to continue to support our rapidly growing school district!

For more information about the WCS Foundation or about the Dinner & Auction please contact Gina Campos at waukeefoundation@waukeeschools.org or (515) 493-6361.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Dates to Remember

  • Dec. 18 –   Blanket-Making Event
  • Dec. 21 – Winter Parties 2:30 – 3:25 p.m.
  • Dec. 22 – Jan. 2    No School – Winter Break
  • Jan. 10 –  Early Dismissal – 1:40 p.m.
  • Jan. 15 – No School
  • Jan. 22 – PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Jan. 24 – Early Dismissal – 1:40 p.m.
  • Jan. 27 – Winter Carnival at Prairieview!
  • Feb. 1 – Band Solo Night – 4:00 p.m. Eason Art & Music Rooms
  • Feb. 5 – 3rd Grade Music Concert – 6:30 p.m. WHS Auditorium
  • Feb 6-8 – IA Assessents for grades 3 through 5
  • Feb. 7 – Early Dismissal – 1:40 p.m.
  • Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Paties 2:30 – 3:35 p.m.
  • Feb. 19 – 2nd Grade Music Concerts – EE Gym (times tba)
  • Feb. 23 – No School – Teacher Work Day
  • Mar. 3 – 9 Conferences
  • Mar. 7 – Early Dismissal – 1:40 p.m.
  • Mar. 12 – 16 – No School/Spring Break


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