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Announcements - Elwood Elementary

Week of July 17, 2017


K-2     7:50 -2:20

Preschool AM - 8:00 - 11:00 

Preschool PM - 8:45 - 2:45

Daycare will be open during normal hours - 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.                                                         

First Day of School:
School begins Tuesday, August 1 for K-2
School begins Wednesday, August 2 for Pre-K and the Early Learning Center

Back to School Nights:
Just a reminder that our children met their teachers May 30th before leaving for the year and spent time with them! You should have received letters introducing your new teachers as well. Therefore, this year we will send the children to the gym to spend time with Mrs. Groover on the "meet the teacher nights" while the parents go to the classrooms to have conversations about what to expect this year. The children will then join the classroom and cookies and punch will be served! Here are the schedules:
Kindergarten - July 31 at 6:00 (please come on time)
4 Year Old Preschool AM - August 1 from 5:30 - 6:30
4 Year Old Preschool PM - August 1 from 6:30 - 7:30
Full Day 4 Year Old Preschool - August 1 from 5:30 - 6:30 (please come at 5:30)
Children Under 4 Years of Age - August 1 from 6:00 - 7:00 (please come at 6:30)
First Grade - August 2 at 6:00 (please come on time)
Second Grade - August 3 at 6:00 (please come on time)

Bus Routes:
Jill Cole will post the bus routes online, in the newspaper, on Facebook, etc. You may also call for information. Most routes will remain the same as last year.

On My Way Pre-K:
We are still searching for all four-year-olds (four by August 1, 2017), so we can sign them up for preschool! EES is one of the few schools in Indiana who will receive federal dollars for our preschool! We need to find everyone who will fall between the following income guidelines to qualify for this funding! Please spread the word and help us find the four-year-olds who will qualify to come to preschool/daycare free of charge full day next year. Parents must be working or going to school to qualify. We are searching for every four-year-old in Elwood and may be able to enroll a few children in surrounding communities as well. This program will allow us to keep the cost down for everyone who attends! Please call 765-552-7381 or go to the school to sign up NOW!
Here is the chart for who will qualify:

Size of Family
(Adults and Children)
Monthly Gross Income
Family of 2: $0 - $1,719
Family of 3: $0 - $2,161
Family of 4: $0 - $2,604
Family of 5: $0 - $3,046
Family of 6: $0 - $3,488
Family of 7: $0 - $3,931
Family of 8: $0 - $4,373
Family of 9: $0 - $4,815
Family of 10: $0 - $5,258

Our lunch menu will be on the website and will be sent home monthly.
Please note the times for lunches this year: (Recess will be after lunch.)
Kindergarten: 11:00 – 11:30
Full Day Preschool & Daycare: 11:15 – 11:45
First Grade: 11:30 – 12:00
Second Grade: 12:05 – 12:35
Lunch Prices: $2.60
Reminder: All preschool children must eat school lunch due to licensing.

Please let teachers know of any changes in transportation first thing in the morning if possible. It is hard to make changes close to dismissal time.

Drop Off:
Morning Car Drop Off: Front door (door 1) or the small cafeteria door that goes directly into the cafeteria (North J - only after buses leave)
Buses will drop off at Door 5 - North J

Pick Up After School:
PK Bus Riders: Door 5 - North J
PK Car Riders: Gym Door at corner of North J - Door 7
K-2 Bus Riders: Door 5 - North J
Kindergarten Car Riders: Door 1 by the Office
First Grade Car Riders: South Playground Parking Lot by Playground
Second Grade Car Riders: Door 4 - West entrance by the alley
Multiple Siblings: Please use the door of the youngest child

Before School Care Drop Off:
Enter Classroom Doors 1 & 3 at the corner of North J and 19th Streets

After School Care Pick Up:
Rooms 1, 2, 3 & 4 - Classroom Doors
All Others - See Jimmy in the front office at Door 1

Please Send:
Box Tops
Campbell’s Soup Labels
New or Gently Used Tennis Shoes for P.E.

Thank you for being the most important part of your child’s education! VISIT us often and VOLUNTEER if you can! We love having you!

Background Checks:
Don’t forget to get your background check early this year if you are going on field trips, visiting classrooms, or volunteering at school. Go to http://www.elwood.k12.in.us/volunteer-page/ to sign up for a five-year plan!

Do You Need Additional Assistance?
Please call 765-552-4562 to speak with Trisha Sullivan, Health Access Worker at St.Vincent Mercy Hospital if you need assistance with:
· Finding a doctor
· Applying for health coverage (Medicaid, HIP, Medicare, HHW)
· Applying for public programs (Food Stamps, TANF, Social Security, WIC, Breast and Cervical Cancer Program) or Connections to other community resources and agencies for assistance.  Health Access Workers are here to help you with all your needs. When you come into the hospital or doctor's office for services, be sure to let the staff know you are  working with Trisha Sullivan. That way, we can better serve you by working together as a team to help you remove any barriers to you and your family’s health.

Update on Immunizations:
Every child (K-12) must have 2 Varicella (chickenpox vaccines) by the beginning of next school year. Please check with your family doctors or Mrs. Bock if you are not sure about your child’s immunizations. You may also want to check on Hepatitis A for your little ones at home.

Don't forget to sign up for your Fresh Idea Card at Marsh and make us your school of choice!

Internet Essentials:
Internet - Some of you were asking about the Internet Essentials program that allows parents of children on the free or reduced lunch plan to qualify for this internet program for $9.95 a month. You may also take advantage of buying a low-cost computer and receive Internet training at no additional charge. The number to call is 1-855-846-8376.  Hope that helps!

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    • Central Office

      Elwood CSC
      1306 North Anderson St.
      Elwood, IN 46036

      Chris Daughtry, Superintendent
      Tel: 765-552-9861
      Fax: 765-552-8088
      Hours: 7:30AM-4:30PM

      High School

      Elwood Jr.-Sr. HS
      1137 N 19th St.
      Elwood, IN 46036

      David Retherford, Prin.
      Tel: 765-552-9854
      Fax: 765-552-1044
    • Intermediate

      Elwood Intermediate
      1207 N 19th St.
      Elwood, IN 46036

      Teresa Boucher, Prin.
      Tel: 765-552-7378
      Fax: 765-552-2017


      Elwood Elementary
      940 N 19th St.
      Elwood, IN 46036

      Bev Groover, Prin.
      Tel: 765-552-7381
      Fax: 765-552-2826

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