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Monday Minute

7/26/2021

Happy Monday! We have several updates today on our “Parent Monday Minute”.

  1. We have registration day around the corner. If you are already enrolled at Eaton the homeroom teacher will be calling you on July 29th to set up a registration appointment time for August 2nd. This is a great time to bring classroom supplies and have the student meet the teacher before the first day of school. We’ve noticed in the past this helps reduce student anxiety about coming to school.
  2. Our District released the stagger start for 1st through 4th
    • Wednesday, August 4 - Last Name A-G
    • Thursday, August 5 - Last Name H-N
    • Friday, August 6 - Last Name O-Z
    • Monday, August 9 - All students
    • Kindergarten and PreK will follow a different stagger start and your child’s homeroom teacher will give you more details on registration day.
  3. Master School Schedule Reminder:
    • 7:10 our front doors open.
    • 7:45 students will be picked up from bus hall.
    • 7:50 announcements will begin.
    • 8:00 the school day starts, and instruction will begin in all classrooms.
    • 2:55 Top 80 EES only cars released.
    • 3:05 Buses
    • 3:10 Parent Pickup (EES only and NMS/EES cars)
    • 3:40 All students should be picked up
  4. Parent Pickup – you will need a hanging car tag. Please keep this hanging until your child is in the car.
  5. We have posted our re-opening plan to our school website if you have any questions about our protocols this year. http://ees.loudoncounty.org/apps/news/article/1467959
  6. Arrival and Dismissal can be tricky so please check our website for updated maps for the traffic patterns. http://ees.loudoncounty.org/apps/news/article/1467963

 

If you missed any part of the Monday Minute please check your email, our Facebook page, or website for those details.

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Baessler

 

8/9/2021

Happy Monday! We have several updates today on our “Parent Monday Minute”.

  1. Kindergarten and PreK have started this week which means our traffic flow is increasing. We would suggest trying to arrive between 7:30 and 7:45 so you child can make it to class before announcements start at 7:50. Please remember to have your child’s belongings ready when you pull in front of the school. We encourage your student to be ready to unbuckle, unlock, and hop out of the car.
  2. Parent Pickup – you will need a hanging car tag. Please keep this hanging until your child is in the car. Also, please remind your child wait until the staff members says its time before moving to the car.
  3. Kindergarten and PreK open house on Tuesday night will be in-person in the café. We host their open house differently compared to the other grade levels because families had one-on-one meetings with families last week.
  4. We are attaching two documents to this weeks Monday Minute email: Parent Night presentation and Run Lil Loco flyer.
  5. Boohoo Breakfast, hosted by PTO, will take place on Wednesday at 8:45 on the front picnic tables. We hope you join us.
  6. We will be practicing our fire drill procedures school wide on Friday.

If you missed any part of the Monday Minute please check your email, our Facebook page, or website for those details.

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Baessler

8/16/2021

Happy Monday! We have several updates today on our “Parent Monday Minute”.

  1. We need grocery bags for our Friday food backpacks. If you would like to donate, please send them to the office.
  2. We need substitutes this year. If you would like to apply, please reach out to Mrs. Housley for an application or email housleya@loudoncounty.org.
  3. 4th /5th grade girls’ basketball will be having open gym and try outs this month at Highland Park. The flyer is on our Facebook and website page.
  4. We understand that the beginning of the year traffic on our campus can be very frustrating and that the initial wait times are long. Between NMS and EES, we have approximately 1600 students with a small percentage riding the bus. This year, both schools have increased enrollment, thus adding more cars to our lines in the morning and afternoon. Please know that we do our best to dismiss all our students as quickly and efficiently as possible. Safety is our number one goal in all aspects of our day. The traffic map can be found on our website or Facebook page. Please be patient as we work to improve each day and get every child home safely.
  5. A few tips for arrival and dismissal:
    • Please pull forward as far as you can to the car in front of you.
    • Make sure your student(s) have all their belongings in their hands and ready to exit.
    • We are asking all students to be dropped off and picked up in the car line and not to walk up on the sidewalk. This disrupts the flow of traffic and our ability to call students to their spot smoothly.
    • If you need to check out, please make it before 2:30. At 2:30 we switch into dismissal mode and our traffic becomes more congested.
    • Keep your car tag hanging until your child is in the car.

If you missed any part of the Monday Minute please check your email, our Facebook page, or website for those details.

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Baessler

8/23/2021

Happy Monday! We have several updates today on our “Parent Monday Minute”.

  1. LAUNCH flyers went home on Friday. LAUNCH will be running differently this year. We have a few clubs. We will have a group of 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th grade that will stay after school each day. The teacher hosting that day will determine the activities for the group.
  2. We need substitutes this year. If you would like to apply, please reach out to Mrs. Housley for an application or email housleya@loudoncounty.org.
  3. We will do a fire drill on Friday. When we run this drill we will be conducting it with the alarm.
  4. Girl Scouts will have their round up meeting tomorrow at 5:30.
  5. Reminders about arrival and dismissal:
      • Please pull forward as far as you can to the car in front of you.
      • Make sure your student(s) have all their belongings in their hands and ready to exit.
      • We are asking all students to be dropped off and picked up in the car line and not to walk up on the sidewalk. This disrupts the flow of traffic and our ability to call students to their spot smoothly.
      • If you need to check out, please make it before 2:30. At 2:30 we switch into dismissal mode and our traffic becomes more congested.
      • Keep your car tag hanging until your child is in the car.

If you missed any part of the Monday Minute please check your email, our Facebook page, or website for those details.

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Baessler

8/30/2021

Happy Monday! We have several updates today on our “Parent Monday Minute”.

  1. Celebration Reminders: Please remember all cupcakes, cookies, and etc need to be store bought and sealed.
  2. Rocketeer will be sent home tomorrow. It has your September calendars, lunch menu, PTO connection, and other important information. It also includes a flyer, so you link you Food City card and earn Food City Bucks for our school.
  3. Don’t forget to checkout our PTO Facebook page. They have several updates and have added “Staff Favorite Things”. We will update the PTO site under our website shortly.
  4. There is no school on Monday in honor of Labor Day.

 

If you missed any part of the Monday Minute please check your email, our Facebook page, or website for those details.

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Baessler

9/7/2021

 

Happy Monday! We hope everyone enjoyed the day off yesterday celebrating Labor Day. Here are your “Parent Monday Minute” updates for this week.

  1. Grandparents’ day dinner is set for Friday. Families had to pre-register for this event and registration is now closed. Our PTO will be sending home detailed information this week regarding arrival time to all families who registered. We will be having a staggered arrival time based on your last name to help monitor the amount of people we have in the building at a time. Additionally, we will be assigning table numbers, when you check in, to assist with social distancing.  If you have questions, please email our PTO at eatonpto@loudoncounty.org .
  2. Rocketeer for September was sent home last Tuesday. We have attached an electronic copy to the Monday Minute email and our website. It has your September calendars, lunch menu, PTO connection, and other important information. It also includes a flyer, so you link you Food City card and earn Food City Bucks for our school.  153458-e97a576f-44d6-4442-95af-9035372a0ad1.pdf (edl.io)
  3. Our door number one will open at 7:10, however our sidewalk crew will not come out until 7:15. If you choose to drop your child off between 7:10-7:15 please know they will need to open their own car door and walk in.
  4. All students should be dropped off and picked up via the car line in front of the school. Parents should not be walking their child to or from the school. Additionally, the only parents using the side lot should be PreK due to those parents having to sign their child in and out of school.
  5. Thursday is Parent/Teacher conferences from 3:30-6:30. There will be no afterschool LAUNCH on Thursday due to conferences.
  6. Our annual fundraiser kickoff begins next week with a spirit week, September 13-17. On Monday we will dress in school spirit day, Tuesday is hat day, Wednesday is wacky day, Thursday is decades day, and Friday is dress like an animal day. Friday we will have kickoff celebration and Read-a-thon donation packets will go home. Our fundraiser consists of three parts: Read-a-thon, Auction (baskets and class art projects), and Carnival. This year our entire school will be reading “Stuart Little” from September 20-October 21. On October 22nd we will have an all-day Read-a-thon, an honorary walk around the track in memory of Mary Lee Wampler Hitch, live announcements, and a parade to crown our prince and princess for each grade level. The Read-a-thon will conclude October 22 with a Carnival on the track out back from 5-8. We hope you make plans to join us.

 

If you missed any part of the Monday Minute please check your email, our Facebook page, or website for those details.

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Baessler

9/13/2021

Happy Monday! Here are your “Parent Monday Minute” updates for this week.

  1. Morning Arrival: Do not pass during morning arrival. It is unsafe for you to pass due to some student getting out on the opposite side.
  2. Our annual fundraiser kickoffs off this week with a spirit week. Tomorrow is hat day, Wednesday is wacky day, Thursday is decades day, and Friday is dress like an animal day. Friday we will have kickoff celebration and Read-a-thon donation packets will go home. Our fundraiser consists of three parts: Read-a-thon, Auction (baskets and class art projects), and Carnival. This year our entire school will be reading “Stuart Little” from September 20-October 21. On October 22nd we will have an all-day Read-a-thon, an honorary walk around the track in memory of Mary Lee Wampler Hitch, live announcements, and a parade to crown our King and Queen of the school and our prince and princess for each grade level. The Read-a-thon will conclude October 22 with a Carnival on the track out back from 5-8. We hope you make plans to join us.
  3. The Good Neighbor Shoppe is a huge supporter of the schools, and they need boys and girl’s clothes, especially little and big girl clothes. If you have something you would like to donate, please swing by their store today.

 

If you missed any part of the Monday Minute please check your email, our Facebook page, or website for those details.

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Baessler

9/20/2021

Happy Monday! Here are your “Parent Monday Minute” updates for this week.

  1. Run Club: If your child is participating in Run club and you haven’t registered for the Covenant Kids Run please register at this link Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, Half Marathon, Relays, 5k and Kid's Run (runsignup.com) . The supply chain is very limited, and they must order shirts today so if you want to have a shirt you need to register today.
  2. Read-a-thon: Our Read-a-thon packets went home on Friday. Please review the packet and help us with our one fundraiser for the year. We have attached the packet to our website and email. http://ees.loudoncounty.org/apps/news/article/1498047
  3. School-wide Book Study: Our school started reading Stuart Little today. This week we will read chapters 1-4. We’ve attached a few questions you can ask your child at home as they read the book this week. http://ees.loudoncounty.org/apps/news/article/1498047
  4. We will be sending home a September Family Engagement activity this week that you can complete with your child and send back to school. We have also attached it to website and weekly email. http://ees.loudoncounty.org/apps/news/article/1498047
  5. Thank you to Wiggins Siding and Gutters for donating gutter piles to help with our boat races on Friday.

 

If you missed any part of the Monday Minute please check your email, our Facebook page, or website for those details.

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Baessler

9/27/2021

Happy Monday! Here are your “Parent Monday Minute” updates for this week.

  1. School-wide Book Study: This week we will read chapters 5-8. We’ve attached a few questions you can ask your child at home as they read the book this week. http://ees.loudoncounty.org/apps/news/article/1502006
  2. We sent home the September Family Engagement activity last week that you can complete with your child and send back to school on Thursday. We have also attached it to website and weekly email. http://ees.loudoncounty.org/apps/news/article/1498047
  3. Please keep an eye out for the Rocketeer to come home on Thursday.
  4. We are having Community Helper week at school this week, so if you notice different emergency vehicles or helicopters at the school please don’t worry.
  5. We will also be participating in a joint fire drill with North Middle School on Friday.

 

If you missed any part of the Monday Minute please check your email, our Facebook page, or website for those details.

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Baessler

10/4/2021

Happy Monday! Here are your “Parent Monday Minute” updates for this week.

  1. School-wide Book Study: This week we will read chapters 9-12 of “Stuart Little”. We’ve attached a few questions you can ask your child at home as they read the book this week. http://ees.loudoncounty.org/apps/news/article/1506054
  2. The October Rocketeer went home on Thursday last week. If you missed it, we have also attached it to website and weekly email. http://ees.loudoncounty.org/apps/news/article/1506054
  3. We are excited to announce we are partnering with LOCO Drive-In theatre for a special showing of “Stuart Little’ on Tuesday, October 19th at 6:00. Please see the flyer for more information.
  4. Remember that next week is Fall Break. We hope everyone has a safe and fun break.

 

If you missed any part of the Monday Minute please check your email, our Facebook page, or website for those details.

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Baessler

10/18/2021

Happy Monday! It is a busy week to be an Eaton Rocket. Here are your “Parent Monday Minute” updates for this week.

  1. Tomorrow is our LOCO Drive-In theatre night for a special showing of “Stuart Little”. The gates will open at 5:00 and the movie will start at 6:00. Entry into the movie is free. They will have concessions for purchase and “Sons of Smoke” food truck will also be on hand. RSVP isn’t required to attend. Due to this event, we will NOT be having LAUNCH tomorrow.
  2. Our auction is active, and bidding has begun. Please share the link with your family and friends. The auction will end on Friday at 8:00 pm. Bidding is electronic so you will not have to be present to win. We will not start money collection and pick up on Monday, October 25th.  2021 Rocket Romp Read-a-thon Auction | 32auctions
  3. Read-a-thon donations are due on Wednesday to qualify for prizes. Some of the top prizes are special EES apparel, fast passes at the Carnival, water bottle, guest announcers, and being crowned prince or princess of the grade level.
  4. Our Carnival will be on the back track from 5-8 on Friday. We have tons of booths, food trucks, a DJ, and 10 different inflatables coming. Please make plans to attend. We sent home a flyer today so you can prepay for a wristband or tickets for the carnival on Friday. We are offering a special deal for $5.00 off your wristband, which gets you access to all inflatables and booths if you preorder. We have also attached the preorder form in case it didn’t make it home. 

 

If you missed any part of the Monday Minute please check your email, our Facebook page, or website for those details.

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Baessler