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Congrats to our winning EES OBOB team The 5 Steins!
 
We had 6 teams battle within the school for the opportunity to represent EES at the OBOB Regional Tournament! Lots of hard work, dedication, and reading! Great job to everyone!
 
All of our OBOB participants are invited to the EES vs VES Battle on February 28th- Parents please look for permission forms to come home next week.

The Child Center is presenting a series of four classes for parents on collaborative problem solving. Collaborative problem solving is an exciting model that teachers you and your child skills that will reduce meltdowns, increase positive relationships, and improve communications. Parents with child in elementary school or middle school will find the strategies used in collaborative problem solving useful and effective. If you are struggling with your child’s challenging behaviors or are frustrated and searching for a more effective way to manage your child’s behavior, then collaborative problem solving could be what the solution you are looking for.

The classes will be held on Thursdays at Elmira Elementary School from 6 PM to 7:30 PM starting February 28th. Dinner will be served and childcare provided during the class. Space is limited so if you are interested call 541-726-1465 to register.

 

Click here for more information:  Collaborative Problem Solving Classes Flyer

 

EES Lost and Found is over flowing with clothes!

In order to help us get clothing back to your child, please put your child’s name in their jackets, sweatshirts or other important pieces of clothing.

On Friday, January 25th, all Lost and Found items will be donated.

Please encourage your students to come take a look or come down to look for lost items.

Our Lost and Found is located outside of the cafeteria.

The building will be open on Friday, January 25th during teacher work day for families to come look for missing clothing. All clothes will be donated at 3:00pm that day.

School Board Member Photos with Thank you

Our school board members are unpaid volunteers with their own jobs and families who give countless hours to our district.  We want to take this opportunity to thank them for all of their hard work and dedication.

Our board members make many critical decisions that have an impact on our staff, students and community.  They attend workshops and conferences, are responsible for setting policies, completing a yearly evaluation of the superintendent and reviewing financial reports.

In Fern Ridge, our school board members work hard to connect with students and school staff.  They take time out of their own personal and professional lives to be a part of special events held throughout the district in addition to attending the monthly board meetings and all of the budget committee meetings.

Thank you Mark Boren, Sterling Pew, Andrea Larson, Barbara Graham-Adams and Jebadiah Flowers.  You are superheros in our community and we appreciate all that you do!

Hello EES Families-

Iditaread is fast approaching!  The kick off assembly is going to be held on Thursday, January 24th at 1:30.

If you are interested in a volunteer opportunity & we need your help, please click on the link   https://www.volunteersignup.org/M4W3Y  to sign up to count minutes that the kids read each day.  This only takes a small amount of time in the morning after drop off.

If you have any questions, please let me know & I will get you in contact with the Chairpersons, Alison & Shahalie.

Thank you for supporting the kids and helping to foster a love of reading!!

Krista Spencer

EES PTA President

541.520.7150 (text ok)

Students, Parents, and Families:
 
I would like to thank you for a successful start of the school year. We have made tremendous progress in all areas.
 
Elmira Elementary School personnel are driven, and committed to providing our students with an excellent education.
 
I want to thank each and every one of our students for your commitment, and attentiveness to learning. I want to thank each and every parent for the commitment, and support that you provide to Elmira Elementary staff.
 
* Winter Break begins Monday, December 24th, 2018 and students return Tuesday, January 8th, 2019!!!
 
It is now time to take a well-deserved break. I hope you get the chance to relax and spend time with your family/friends and come back excited about 2019! Cheers to a safe and happy Winter Break!
 
I am so thankful to be a part of our Fern Ridge Community and to serve our families as Elmira Elementary Principal.
Michelle Marshall
Principal,
Elmira Elementary School

Coming up this week:
12-18: PTA 6:00 pm – EES Library
12-20: Cookie Dough Pick-up- EES gym
12-20: BINGO Family Fun Night 5:00-6:30 pm- RSVP to front office for soup and salad dinner
12-21: Last day before WINTER BREAK, Silly String Assembly 9:00 am, class parties in the afternoon

Over the next month or so, FRSD is collecting data from a wide variety of groups. This is for the “Continuing Improvement Plan” required every three years by Oregon Department of Education. Input from multiple sources and stakeholders is required by the state for the final plan. Emails are going out to Teachers, Instructional Assistants, Administrators, etc…

For the two groups mentioned in the title above, Community Partners, (e.g. Businesses/Elected Officials/Non-Profits, Early Childhood Education/After School Programs, TSP) and Parents, we have links to the surveys here in this post. The “indicators” on your particular survey were chosen from 18 different indicators the state wants Fern Ridge School District to address in our improvement plan and are verbatim from the master list. If you fall into either of these groups, please take a few minutes and answer the questions in these surveys. The direct links are below. Thanks in advance for your participation.

For more information on this project you can view this frequently asked questions page from the Oregon Department of Education: Link to PDF Document

SURVEY FOR PARENTS:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FRSDPARENTSANDFAMILIES

SURVEY FOR COMMUNITY PARTNERS:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FRSDCOMMUNITYPARTNERS

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