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March Newsletter

March Newsletter

March 2, 2020

Last month we celebrated our Kansas City Chiefs being SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS and this month we get to celebrate our students who were MATH/STEM Relays Champions!  I feel the momentum building in the building.  Students are working hard and giving it their ALL.  Thank you to the Mrs. Dimond and Mrs. Crow who worked with our students who participated in the Math/STEM Relays this past Saturday, Feb. 29th at Wyandotte High School!!  Go Eagles!!

4th Grade Students who placed 10th in Team Problem Solving.

The entire team – 4th and 5th grade students along with Mrs. Crow and Mrs. Dimond their team coaches!!

5th grade students who came in 1st place in Team Problem Solving!

Thank you for coming out during Family Advocacy.  With the school day being cancelled on Thursday, it truly threw us off, but thank you for coming out and partnering with the teachers to support our students!!

In the summer of 2018 one of our students, Levi Banks, drowned in a swimming accident.  He was a wonderful young man.  He would have been in the 2nd grade that Fall.  In honor of him a grant was written and Eugene Ware students will be the recipients to receive free swimming lessons either this Summer or Fall through the YMCA!  We are still working out the logistics so stay tuned!!  However, we hope you will support by donating new or gently used swimming suits size 5-16 to the Levi Banks Memorial Swimsuit Drive on Friday and Saturday, March 6th and 7th at the Providence YMCA – 8601 Parallel Pkwy, Kansas City, KS 66112. This is the kickoff event for this wonderful opportunity for Eugene Ware students.  There will be a collection box there for you to make your donation.  We also inform you when a collection box is available at Eugene Ware.  We are thankful for the Banks family for allowing us to honor Levi in this way.

March Mayhem Reading Challenge!  Our 3rd graders will be competing with the entire district in the number of minutes they read each week.  March 5th is the 1st turn in of reading logs and we hope you have been reading with your students every night.  It’s like March Madness and Basketball, the top schools will be announced on Friday and move on to the Elite 8 and the Final 4.  I hope we are counting and turn in the minutes on Thursday!!

SEE A BOOK!  GRAB A BOOK!  READ A BOOK!  EH!

To add a little bit more competition, I have added that every grade level in our building read and the grade level with the most minutes at the end of the March will go to the College Basketball Experience for a field trip!  It is a great venue for old and young alike and it is located right next to the Sprint Center.  So, from Kindergarten to 5th grade they can get in on the March Mayhem of Reading!  Who has next??  Let’s read EVERYDAY!!

The district has a new initiative – Attend 2 Achieve and are reaching out to our community to remind parents and students the importance of being present at school to achieve their goals.  Our goal is 95% in attendance each and every day.  In February our average attendance per grade level is listed below.  We didn’t quite make that goal, but that doesn’t mean we stop trying!   We know students get sick, but please try to have your student here every day – their academic performance depends on it!!

Kindergarten –

1st Grade –

2nd Grade –

3rd Grade –

4th Grade –

5th Grade –

Upcoming Events/Dates:

  • End of Quarter – NO SCHOOL – Friday, March 13th
  • Spring Break – NO SCHOOL – March 16th – 20th
  • Harvester’s Pantry – Wednesday, March 25th
  • Excellent Eagle – 8:30 – Wednesday, March 25th

I am pleading with you to keep our students safe.  I notice that parents don’t always wait for the crossing guard to allow students to cross safely.  I want ALL of our students to get home safely and our crossing guard.  Please help us to keep all teachers and students safe during dismissal.  Please call the office by 3pm to make any changes to your students’ dismissal arrangements.  We want to make sure our students get home safe and sound, and last minute calls after 3pm is not a good approach to keeping our students safe.

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