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Monday Minute

7/27/2020

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

  • Our District released the stagger start for 1st through 4th
    • Friday, August 7 students with the last name A-G will report for their first day
    • Monday, August 10 students with the last name H-N will report for their first day
    • Tuesday August 11 students with the last name O-Z will report for their first day
  • All students return to school on Wednesday, August 12
  • Kindergarten letters will be mailed tomorrow detailing what to expect the first few weeks and who your child’s teacher will be for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Arrival time will be slightly different this year:
    • 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
  • Hattley and I have reached out to all virtual learning families last week. We will reach out again when we have the deployment date for laptops.
  • We will be releasing homeroom placement Wednesday, July 29th via Skyward. Your teacher will reach out on July 30th or 31st to schedule an appointment time for registration on August 4th.
  • Please be aware that we suspended visitors and volunteers at this time, but we hope this will change later in the semester.
  • Dismissal: Dismissal will look different this year and those details can be found on our reopening plan. We have suspended Early Bird and walk-up check-outs after 2:30 at this time. Please either pick your child up through the car line or bus line this year. We are trying to limit crowds gathering and create a smooth dismissal process. We will begin at 3:00 with the Eaton only car line, then load buses, and then restart the car line with both EES and NMS cars. Please be patient with us as we work through the process.

 

Thank you for listening to the “Parent Monday Minute”. We hope everyone stays healthy and enjoys the last few days of July.   

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Baessler

8/3/2020

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

  • We are excited to see everyone tomorrow for registration day. We will have temperature checks at the door so please be patient with us as we complete these screenings and remained socially distanced. We are also asking that you arrive on time for your registration appointment and be aware that each teacher has only allowed 30 minutes before the next students family will be arriving.
  • Do not forget about the stagger start for 1st through 4th
    • Friday, August 7 students with the last name A-G will report for their first day
    • Monday, August 10 students with the last name H-N will report for their first day
    • Tuesday August 11 students with the last name O-Z will report for their first day
    • All students return to school on Wednesday, August 12
    • Kindergarten and prek teachers will go over with you their stagger schedule in more detail when you come for registration day.
  • We want to send another reminder about arrival and dismissal this year.
    • 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
    • 3:00 will be when dismissal begins. It will look different this year. We have suspended Early Bird and walk-up check-outs after 2:30 at this time. Please either pick your child up through the car line or bus line this year. We are trying to limit crowds gathering and create a smooth dismissal process. We will begin at 3:00 with the Eaton only car line, then load buses, and then restart the car line with both EES and NMS cars. Please be patient with us as we work through the process.
  • We sent out a Skylert call this evening updating everyone who choose virtual learning earlier this evening. If you missed it please check your email, our Facebook page, or website for those details.

 

Thank you for listening to the “Parent Monday Minute” and we cannot wait to see our EES Rocket family tomorrow.

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Baessler

8/10/2020

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

 

It has been a great first two days of school. We can’t wait to greet our last group of 1sts through 4th graders tomorrow. 

 

We have parent nights tonight for 1st and 2nd grade tonight. Tuesday we will have 3rd and 4th grades parents’ night. Thursday will be kindergarten and prek. These will all be via Zoom and your teachers will using information out via their class communication tool. If you can’t attend please ask your teacher to send home the handouts or visit their website for information you may have missed.

 

We have had to raise ice cream prices this year due to Mayfield raising prices. Ice cream will be $1.00 and we will start serving next week.

 

We are still working through our new dismissal. Thank you for showing us grace and patience as we work through the hiccups. We want this process to move swiftly and everyone to get home safely. Safety is our top priority during dismissal. Since we have suspended early bird, we are trying to be creative. We need your help too, to make this successful. Please forward as far as you can and have your car tag on display until your child is in the car. I know it might be frustrating to wait in your car until the entire line is loaded but we are doing this out of an abundance of caution. Since we are using two lines, we do not want to move the line until all cars are loaded so we don’t risk any student safety. We do not want to risk a child accidentally being hit if we allow some cars to move when students could be crossing to the second lane. Additionally, some of our students are only 4 years old so we want to make sure we are doing everything possible to protect their safety. Lastly, due to COVID restrictions we have student dismissing from their classroom so we can social distance which means it sometimes takes a little longer for them to make their way to the sidewalk. Again, it might slow our process down but these decisions s were made with student safety and health being top priority. 

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Ashley Baessler

Principal

8/17/2020

 

Good afternoon, this is Mrs. Baessler, Principal at Eaton Elementary with your Monday Minute.

We have 3 things for today’s Monday Minute.

  • We will be having a fire drill on Wednesday, so do not be alarmed if your child mentions something about this after school.
  1. We are still perfecting dismissal.
      • Please help us by keeping your car tags posted until your child is in the car.
      • Pull forward as much as you can so we can get all 10 cars into each lane.
      • If you are car 9 and 10 on the outside lane, make sure you swing your vehicle so we can still fill up the inside lane.
      • If you are an NMS and EES family, you want to be in the line in front of NMS (white lane). After picking up your NMS student you will wrap back around to EES and merge with the EES only parents.
      • If you are an EES only family, you want to wrap behind NMS.
  1. Lastly, please be mindful of the car line when getting your child settled in the vehicle.
  2. If you choose in-person learning and your child is staying at home due to a symptom of Covid, please remember if they are well enough, they can still participate with their classroom virtually and receive credit. Please contact the teacher or Mrs. Baessler if you have questions.

Have a great week,

Mrs. Baessler

8/24/2020

Good afternoon, this is Mrs. Baessler, Principal at Eaton Elementary with your Monday Minute.

We have 4 things for today’s Monday Minute.

  1. At dismissal please keep your car tag posted for our sidewalk helpers until you child is in the vehicle.
  2. Teachers will be discussing with their class this week what to do in an emergency with regards to soft lockdowns, hard lockdowns, tornados, and earthquake. Please do not be alarmed if your child comes home and mentions this to you.
  3. If you are participating in Florida Virtual and you are experiencing technology problems during the school day you can call our Tech at 865-986-4970 or submit a work order. Remember this link is located by going to the district website, click on students, and then click on virtual learning resources/support.
  4. If you choose in-person learning and your child is staying at home due to a symptom of Covid, please remember if they are well enough, they can still participate with their classroom virtually and receive credit. Please contact the teacher or Mrs. Baessler if you have questions.

Have a great week,

Mrs. Baessler

8/31/2020

Good afternoon, this is Mrs. Baessler, Principal at Eaton Elementary with your Monday Minute.

We have a few things for today’s Monday Minute.

  1. The Rocketeer went home today with your child today. It can also be found on our website and attached to the weekly email. It has information from the office, updated calendars, lunch menus, and our PTO connection
  2. We also sent home our Grandparents day plan. Since we can not have a dinner with our grandparents, we have opted for some virtual options so they can still be connected.
  3. LAUNCH starts Sept 8th and that permission form packets were due today.
  4. During arrival please have your student ready to hop out of the car when the staff member comes to the door to take their temperature.
  5. Please continue to be respectful of the traffic line in the afternoon and discuss with your child how to get settled in the car, in a speedy fashion, so we can keep the line moving.
  6. Monday is Labor Day and we will not be having school.
  7. Lastly, if you go by the Good Neighbor Shoppe please tell them thank you for their donation to our school last week.

Have a great week,

Mrs. Baessler

 

 

 

9/14/2020

Good afternoon, this is Mrs. Baessler, Principal at Eaton Elementary with your Monday Minute.

We have a few things for today’s Monday Minute.

  • Today starts our Virtual Book Fair. https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/landing-page.html
    • Click on Find a Fair
    • Type 37771
    • Click on Eaton
  • We do NOT have afternoon LAUNCH on Tuesday due to teacher training after school.
  • When you are picking up for LAUNCH please make sure to start the line at the marquee, so we aren’t blocking the fire lane prior to LAUNCH dismissal.
  • Next week starts our kick-off for our annual read-a-thon fundraiser with spirit week.
    • Monday is School Spirit
    • Tuesday is Hat day
    • Wednesday is Wacky day
    • Thursday is Decades day
    • Friday is Farm day (kick-off for Charlette’s Web)

Have a great week,

Mrs. Baessler

9/21/2020

Good afternoon, this is Mrs. Baessler, Principal at Eaton Elementary with your Monday Minute.

We have a few things for today’s Monday Minute.

  • We are excited about spirit week this week to kick off our school wide book study on Charlotte’s web, which is leading up to our Read-a-thon. Today was School Spirit day.
    • Tuesday is Hat day
    • Wednesday is Wacky day
    • Thursday is Decades day
    • Friday is Farm day (kick-off for Charlette’s Web)
  • We will be sending information home at the end of the week with ways you can support and get involved while we read Charlotte’s Web.
  • Thank you for helping us make our arrival and dismissal run smoothly. We appreciate how you’ve work with us to make our process successful!

Have a great week,

Mrs. Baessler