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Parent Resource Night
Monday, February 6, 2017
Elbert County Elementary School

Parent Resource Center Open 5:30-6:00
Make and Take Workshop 6:00-7:00
Parent Resource Center Open 7:00-7:30

ECES holds monthly workshops for parents and guardians that will focus on strategies to help your children be successful in school. This month’s workshop is “Logging in to Educational Websites.”

Participants will be provided with information on why this is so vital for our students. Drinks and refreshments will be served! We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Stay Infomed with Remind Remind Texts

 

Get updates from school using Remind.  ECES and each grade level share info through texts usingRemind.  If you haven't signed up for our school Remind texts, please do.  Here's how: 

ECES updates, via text message, please text
@3e786 to the number 81010

Do You Use Infinite Campus? Infinite Campus

Want to have access to your child's grade online or on your phone?  

Call the school and set up a time to sign up with Mrs. Bradford our registrar.  Ask for how you can sign up for Infinite Campus.

Parent Resource Night Homework help

 

Parent Resource Night

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Elbert County Elementary School

 

 

 

 

Parent Resource Center Open 5:30-6:00

Make and Take Workshop 6:00-7:00

Parent Resource Center Open 7:00-7:30

 

ECES holds monthly workshops for parents and guardians that will focus on strategies to help your child be successful in school. This month’s workshop is “Homework and Study Skills”. Good study habits are important for success in school and helps to create positive attitudes. Good study habits lay the groundwork for successful work habits as an adult. Participants will be provided with information on why this is so vital at such a young age. Drinks and refreshments will be served! We look forward to seeing you there!

Early Release Days Early Release Day

Early Release Days are set for Thursday, December 15 and Friday, December 16. On these dates, all students in grades PK-8 will be released at 1:00. ECCHS students who are car-riders or drive their own vehicle may be released at 12:15 p.m. All bus riders at ECCHS will be released at 1:00 p.m.

Reading and Language Arts in K-5 Word Cloud for Reading and Language Arts

Here is some information about our Reading and Langauge Arts classes in grades K to 5.

Here is the link to the letter:  
/docs/building/3/2016-2017/news/parent literacy letter dec 2016.pdf?id=7977

 

Georgia Schools' Parent Survey GaDoe

Please take a few moments to take the Georgia Schools' Parent Survey.  This survey helps to determine if our school is on track for school improvement.  Share your thoughts and feelings using the link listed below.

http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp

 

Parent Resource Night Math Resource Night

Parent Resource Night Tuesday,
November 15, 2016
Elbert County Elementary School
Parent Resource Center Open 5:30-6:00
Make and Take Workshop 6:00-7:00
Parent Resource Center Open 7:00-7:30


ECES holds monthly workshops for parents and guardians that will focus on strategies to help your child be successful in school. This month’s workshop is “Let’s Do Math” and it will focus on the strategies that the students are being taught here at school. Participants will be provided with materials to make items that will be helpful at home while doing homework, studying, and preparing for tests. Drinks and refreshments will be served! We look forward to seeing you there!

American Education Week Am Ed Week

ECES is rolling out the red carpet for parents during American Education Week, November 14-18.  During this week, we are inviting parents to attend our school to visit and participate in classes and activities.  We are committed to collaborating with our parents and community and believe this will be a perfect opportunity for parents to gain a greater awareness for the many wonderful things that are happening at our school.  

2nd & 3rd Grade Parents - Monday, November 14
4th Grade Parents          - Tuesday, November 15

Due to limited seating, we are unable to serve lunches to guests on those days. If you are unable to attend on the day designated, please contact your child's teacher to schedule a time.

Re-take Day Set for November 4th Retakes

ASI will be here Friday, November 4th to re-take pictures.

 The following may make up pictures:

 

·         Absent students from previous picture day

·         New students that entered after picture day

·         Employees that did not like their first picture or did not take one

·         Any student that did not like their negative image even if they did not
            purchase pictures

·         If a student paid for a package and does not like them, they will need to
            return the first package before retaking

 

Join us for a Parent Resource Night, "Reading for Success" Reading for Success

Parent Resource Night
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

ECES will hold monthly workshops for parents and guardians that will focus on strategies to help your child be successful in school.  

Parent Resource Center Open 5:30-6:00
Make and Take Workshop 6:00-7:00
Parent Resource Center Open 7:00-7:30 

This month’s workshop is “Reading for Success” and it will introduce and explain our new Literacy Block that we are implementing. Participants will also be provided with materials to make items that will be helpful at home while doing homework, studying, and preparing for tests.

Drinks and Refreshments will be served!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Input for Parent Involvement

As a part of our effort to continue our school-parent-community involvement, we need your input as to how to best put to use our Parent Involvement Allocation.  Last year, we were able to utilize a Parent Resource Coordinator who could organize parent trainings and workshops.  Some workshops could include how to assist students with homework, understanding the standards students are required to learn, and helping parents to understand our new math systems.  Other expenditures could be purchasing parent resource kits or materials for parents to check out and use at home.  

We want to offer what will best serve our students and parents, so we would like for you to provide input and make suggestions as to what you think would be beneficial for both.  Please contact Denise Callaway, dcallaway@elbert.k12.ga.us for comments. Thank you for your continued support in your child's education.

Math Night

Please join us for Math Night following the Title 1 Annual Parent Meeting, Tuesday, September 13.  Students who attend will receive a $5 Super Kid Ticket AND a No-Homework Pass.  We hope to see you Tuesday night!

Title 1 Annual Parent Meeting

Title I Annual Parent Meetings

Parental involvement can make a huge difference in student achievement and is a major focus of the Elbert County School District’s school improvement efforts.  The purpose of the meetings is to provide information to parents to help them learn about the goals and purposes of Title I; learn about the standards, curriculum and assessments; and provide suggestions and ask questions about Title I plans, programs and activities.  The Title I Director and principals will present information along with other activities that have been planned at each respective school.  Come see and hear the wonderful things that are happening in our schools and learn more about the Title I program.

 

Meeting dates and times are as follows:

 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Elbert County Elementary School – 6:00p.m.

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Elbert County Primary School – 6:00p.m.

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Elbert County Middle School – 6:00p.m.

 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Elbert County Comprehensive High School – 6:00p.m.

ECES Teacher of the Year Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Amber Dixon, our 2016-2017 ECES Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Dixon is a second grade teacher at our school.  Mrs. Dixon cares about all of her students. She works hard to make sure her plans are differentiated for all students. She is always willing to help other teachers. She is creative and always comes up with fresh ideas to use in lessons.  Mrs. Dixon spends lots of extra time working on resources to share with others.  Congratulations!

Blue Devils Visit ECES

ECCHS Blue Devils took time to visit our students.  We had several football and softball players start of their day with greeting ECES students as they arrived at school.  Thank You so much to these students for starting their day off with our students!

Join the Elbert County Schools Constant Contact Mailing List

Join Constant Contact.  Elbert County Schools want to keep you informed.  Sign-up for monthly newsletters, various other information, and updates via Constant Contact. To join text ELBERTCOSCHOOLS  to 22828 followed by sending your email address, or scan the QR Code.  Stay informed and join today!

                                                              

2016-2017 School Supply Lists

Listed below are school supply lists for ECES.  We greatly appreciate your help at the beginning of the year and throughout.  

2nd Grade 2016-2017 Supply List  
3rd Grade 2016-2017 Supply List  
4th Grade 2016-2017 Supply List
Specials Supply List

Open House scheduled for August 1st, 4 pm to 7 pm

Open House is scheduled for students and families to visit Elbert Co. schools on Monday, August 1 from 4 to 7 pm. Come and visit faculty and staff in preparation for the first day of school.

ECES Parents and Stakeholder Input Needed

We are in the process of updating our Title I Policy, Plan, and Brochure and would like to have your input. Click on the links to the following documents to review.  

2016-17 Title I Parent Involvement Policy
2016-17 ECES School Improvement / Title I Schoolwide Plan
2016-17 Title I School – Parent Compact - 2nd grade
2016-17 Title I School – Parent Compact - 3rd grade
2016-17 Title I School – Parent Compact - 4th grade

Any parents or stakeholder may share suggestions by giving the school or a call at 706-213-4600 or email at:  dcallaway@elbert.k12.ga.us . Thank you for your input.

Title 1 Information

Title I Parental Involvement Planning Meetings

The Elbert Count School District is beginning the system and school improvement planning process for the 2016-2017 school year and welcomes parents/guardians or community individuals to participate in the following upcoming Title I meetings:

1st Comprehensive LEA’s Improvement Plan (CLIP)/District’s Parental Involvement Plan (PIP) Meeting 

  Thursday, June 2 at 2:00p.m. in the Staff Development Room, Central Office

  Objective:  Review and revise the district’s PIP and the district’s continuous improvement and progress toward identified LEA, school and student achievement objectives and targets.

 

2nd  Comprehensive LEA’s Improvement Plan (CLIP)/District’s Parental Involvement Plan (PIP) Meeting 

  Thursday, June 16 at 2:00p.m. in the Staff Development Room, Central Office

  Objective:  Review and revise the district’s PIP and the district’s continuous improvement and progress toward identified LEA, school and student achievement objectives and targets.

 

We strongly encourage and welcome parents to participate in the meetings.  You may contact Dr. F. Floyd at 706-213-4514 for additional information.

ECES TITLE PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

ECES TITLE PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

All parents are invited to attend!

Meeting Date:

Thursday, May 19 @ 11:30 in the ECES Media Center

The Role of the Parental Involvement Advisory Council:

• Attend the Advisory Council Meetings

• Help review and confirm the Parental

Involvement Plan, Compact, and School Plan

• Act as an advocate for the Parent Involvement Program

FAD Fest

This Saturday, April 23 at the Rock Gym is FAD Fest! We will be performing “The Wishy Washy Washer Women” and ECES student artwork will be featured with artwork from all Elbert County schools. The students have worked very hard in music and art classes this year. ECES Eagles will perform at 11:30. 

You're Invited to a Title 1 Family Engagment Night at ECMS

Elbert County Elementary School and Elbert County Middle School are teaming together with community partners to bring the families of our two schools an evening of Fun and Literacy! Explore how literacy begins at home and how families play an important part in inspiring the love of literacy in children. Enjoy fun, interactive activities, and receive lots of free community resources! PLUS-There will be a drawing per grade level for students/families to win a Kindle Fire!!!  Thursday, March 17th 6:00 — 7:30 p.m. at Elbert County Middle School Auditorium

Summer for Georgia Readers Begins in April!

Exciting news, everyone! 

Starting today, Get Georgia Reading partner myON is delivering more than 10,400 free books to computer and mobile devices that you can access 24 hours a day—every day—through Aug. 31. Last year, kids read over 100,000 books. This year, as you’ll see in the story under “Ready, Set, Read” — the Get Georgia Reading Campaign is challenging Georgia to double that number. 

To login, go to myON.com and click the red Log in now button.

?School Name:
Get Georgia Reading, Georgia Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
Note: Do not cut and paste. Start typing "Get Georgia" and select the school from the drop down menu when it appears.

Username: read

Password: read

Click the Sign in button, select a book, and start reading.

 

Proud of our Eagles!

We're so proud of our students for working so hard during the beginning of Georgia Milestones Testing. 

Title 1 Family Engagment Night - Literacy Night - Kindle Fire Winners

Familes attended our Literacy Night - Title 1 Family Engagemetn Night and expereieced a wide varitey of activities.  Teachers shared fun activties for families to practice or experience literacy skillls.  Names were placed in drawings at each grade leve for a Kindle Fire.  Second grade winner was Darian Fortson. Third grade winner was Julianna Walsky.  The Fourth grade winner was McKenzie Sears.  Ready to read!

Title 1 Parent Survery

Title I Parent Survey:

As we continuously seek to improve the Elbert County School District, we want to know how you, as a parent or guardian, feel the schools and the district are doing to meet your needs. The information that you provide will help us evaluate and improve how our schools, families and parents work together to help all students achieve academically.  All information provided is confidential and will be used to assist us with future planning for parental involvement activities and events in the district and schools. Your opinions and suggestions are very valuable, and we thank you for your time to complete this survey.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Va2mUvdjjED7UQVP8-NvTzWEp6RZjkvDcpd6XPzlJKk/viewform

Elbert County Elementary School  |  1150 Athens Tech Road  |  Elberton, GA 30635
Phone:706.213.4600  |  Fax:706.283.1180