Posted September 15th, 2014 by J. Kasinger
Good evening Eisenhower Community.
Our students are off to a phenomenal start with the MAP test. Teachers have shared with me how focused our children have been on making sure that they do their best on the test. This is just another indication of the caliber of students that we have the fortune of being able to work with each day. I would like to thank all of the parents that were able to join us for our Curriculum Night this week. As I stated at the beginning of the presentation, Curriculum Night is a vital tool for helping us to establish a strong teacher parent partnership. Understanding your child’s schedule and the curriculum that we are using to teach them each day helps you to be able to support them in the evening. Our next important parent / teacher event is our Parent Teacher Student conferences. We will be mailing home letters confirming the conference time that you signed up for. If you were not able to attend Curriculum Night our Advocacy teachers will be in touch with you to schedule your parent teacher conference so that we can continue to develop our partnership and work together to help your child become prepared for high school!
We hope that you have a wonderful weekend!
Steve Kern Brandon Todd
Principal Assistant Principal
Important Upcoming Dates:
September 8th- 22nd MAP Testing
September 22nd and 23rd STAMP Assessment Testing for our 7th grade Dual Language Program Students
September 25th and 26th STAMP Assessment Testing for our 8th grade Dual Language Program Students
September 24th- No School PM- Teacher In-service
September 28th- Run To Read
October 8th and 9th – Student goal setting conferences
By now your child should have received, and started using, their assignment notebook. This important tool can serve two significant purposes. First, it is an organizational tool for your child to track upcoming assignments that they need to complete or tests that they need to prepare to take. The second way that the assignment notebook can be used is as a communication tool for you. I encourage you to sit down with your child weekly and ask them what they are working on in school. I know that your child is asking for independence, yet they still need guidance so that they develop strong habits. In sitting down with them if they were to say “nothing much” or “I don’t know” I would ask them to take out the assignment notebook to help jog their memory J Hopefully be seeing what they wrote for each class they would be able to share a little more with you about what they learned in class
Infinite Campus Parent Portal
Many parents have shared with us how much they appreciate our district providing access to their children’s grades through the Parent Portal. Please contact the office if you do not have access to this important tool. The portal gives you the ability to view your child’s current progress in each of their classes. I suggest that you definitely spend time getting to know the portal and what it has to offer!
Notes from our Nurse
Know the difference between a cold and the flu:
Flu is a serious illness and symptoms include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, headache, and/or muscle aches. The symptoms come on very quickly. Contact your doctor if these symptoms are present.
The common cold symptoms are stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat and/or hacking cough. The symptoms usually come on gradually. If symptoms are severe it is a good idea to stay home and rest.
Stay home from work/school if:
You have a Fever, a temperature of 100degrees or higher. Return to work/school when you are fever free for 24 hours Without the use of fever reducing medications.
Vomiting—stay home until you are able to tolerate solid foods for 24hours after the last vomiting incident.
Diarrhea—-stay home until there is no diarrhea for 24 hours. Good hand washing is the best preventative to spreading it to others.
Coughing frequently or any sort of breathing trouble.
Rash that is spreading. Check with your doctor to see if the rash is contagious.