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LAST DAY FOR BOX TOPS WED, MAY 23RD
CASA Wish List Drive May 21 - May 25
Elger Bay PTA is teaming up with Camano Animal Shelter Association (CASA) to help out our 4-legged friends! Monday, May 21st through Friday, May 25th will be our CASA Food & Supplies Drive. please bring in any items you would like to donate to help out CASA. Below you will find a Wish LIst of the most helpful items to donate. There is an abundance of kittens, so the kitten items are much needed. A collection box will be in the front lobby of EBE.
- Liquid Bleach
- Liquid Laundry Dettergent
- Dryer Sheets
- Dawn Liquid Dish Soap (no antibacterial)
- Dry Kirkland Dog/Cat Food (Costco)
- Dry Nature's Domain Dog Food (Costco)
- Canned Cat Food
- KMR - Liquid Kitten Milk Replacement - THIS IS THE MOST NEEDED ITEM
- Baby Food- small jars of pureed meats
- Royal Canin "Babycat" & kiten dry food
- Canned Kitten Food
- Non-Clumping / Clay cat litter or pellets
- Small Cardboard Cat Scratchers
Dog Day @ Elger Bay 2
On Friday, May 25th , the students and staff of our school have an amazing opportunity to experience a full day “celebration of working dogs.”
It will be an all-day event and will begin with a morning assembly at 10:15 for all of our students. The assembly will feature guest speakers and guest dogs to orient our students to the many ways trainers and dogs work together. As a part of the program it will introduce students to various events they may be interested in doing with their own dogs, while emphasizing responsible pet ownership and positive training techniques.
After lunch there will be 5 stations around our school and fields where students will have an opportunity to see highly trained dogs and their trainers work directly with the dogs. The five stations will include the following:
♦ Agility Dogs
♦ Teaching Tricks to Dogs
♦ Therapy Dogs
♦ Nose Working Dogs
♦ Rally Dogs
Allergy and Safety
Therapy dogs will be present at one of the rotating stations. This is the only time students will have direct contact with any of the dogs. The therapy dogs and their handlers have been through training classes and evaluations with the Pet Partners Therapy Dog program located in Bellevue, WA and all of the dogs and their handlers have passed a lengthy evaluation process to test the temperament and working ability of these dogs in numerous types of environments. All of the therapy dogs that will be part of our program on May 25t h have logged anywhere from 50 – 400 hours of visiting time in schools, libraries, hospitals, college and university campuses, Hospice, Assisted Living facilities and disaster relief situations.
Needless to say, if your child has a specific allergy to dogs, please call Mr. Hanzeli to see how we should handle this day.
New SHS Groundbreaking Planned
The groundbreaking ceremony is planned for Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018, at 4:00pm.You'll find all the details here:
EBE Recognized as 2017 School of Distinction
It is with great pride and pleasure that I inform you that our wonderful school was just informed that Elger Bay Elementary has been named a 2017 School of Distinction. We are one of 99 schools in the state to receive the award this year and Elger Bay Elementary is now a 3 time recipient of the SOD. As you read forward to learn more about this award that our school is receiving, please do me the favor of picturing the amazing women and men who comprise the Elger Bay staff, from our amazing office, custodial, and food service teams to the wonderful paraeducators that tutor and supervise our children, to the classroom and specialist teachers who commit each day to making this such a fantastic school. But as a team we are not complete until we thank and appreciate the wonderful families that provide so much support to our staff and to their children each day. Finally, we have the best group of children of any school. Smart, resilient, capable, willing, caring. We look forward to celebrating this exciting news with them at an upcoming assembly. Feel free to share it with them now if you would like. Here is an excerpt from the recognition letter that was received. ~ Mr. Hanzeli
Recognition Letter from Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE)
Congratulations! Your school is a 2017 School of Distinction (SOD). The School of Distinction award is the only one in Washington State entirely focused on combined improvement in ELA (English/Language Arts and Mathematics for Elementary and Middle Schools, and Graduation Rate for High Schools, sustained over a five-year period. Achieving this award requires continued, intentional effort from leaders and staff members. It is truly an award that recognizes the accomplishments of a dedicated and focused group of adults doing their best work for their students.
CEE, as the lead researcher and award designer, is joined with our partner organizations—Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD), Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP), Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA), Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (WSASCD) and Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA)—to acknowledge the great work you are doing to benefit student learning and achievement.
Attached you will find a methodology brief that details how the measures were calculated and other information about the School of Distinction Award. CEE used the same measurement process as 2016 to recognize improvement over time in an authentic and accurate manner to identify the School of Distinction awards for this year.
Your efforts deserve celebration. You will receive a 2017 School of Distinction banner and Certificate from your ESD for display at your school – visual reminders and a source of pride for you and your entire school community. You can also check out the School of Distinction press release and CEE’s interactive dashboard to compare your school with others in the state.
We applaud all you are doing to make such positive contributions to your students and hope in the next few weeks you will take some time to celebrate both your efforts and your achievements.
Marilyn McGuire & the CEE Team
ELGER BAY NEWS
Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Thu, May 24 1st Grade Field Trip to Mt Vernon
Fri, May 25 DOG DAY at Elger Bay
May 21 - May 25 CASA Pet Drive
Mon, May 28 Memorial Day- NO SCHOOL
Wed, May 30 Grade 5 Orientation Field Trip to Stanwood Middle School
Thu, May 31 Sahara Pizza Night
Fri, June 1 3rd Grade Field Trip to Hibulb
June 4 - 6 5th Grade Camp- Camp Orkila
Tue, June 5 Grade 1 Field Trip to Woodland Park Zoo
Tue, June 5 "Incoming" Kindergarten Tour Night 6:00 - 6:45 pm
Thu, June 7 Kindergarten Field Trip to Kayak Point
Fri, June 8 Grade 3 Field Trip to Whatcom Museum
Wed, June 13 HIB Training 3:00
Fri, June 15 SHS Senior "Elger Bay Grads" Visit
Fri, June 15 EBE Field Day
Mon, June 18 Volunteer Appreciation Assembly 1:45 EBE Gym
Mond, June 18 Explorer Awards Assembly, 1:45 EBE Gym
Tue, June 19 Last Day of School (9:00-11:00am) / Slide Show (9:30ish)
EBE Compass Newsletter
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