Dates to Remember
3/24-3/28 Spring Break
4/4 End of Third Grading Period
4/18 No School
4/29 EH Literacy Night/Cake Auction, 6:30-8:30pm
5/14 2nd Gr. Orientation Meeting, EH, 6:30-7:30 (incoming)
5/26 Memorial Day, No School
5/29 3rd Grade orientation Meeting, Mcdowell, 6:30-7:30pm (incoming)
6/2 PTO Carnival
6/4 Last Day of School
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Ellsworth Hill Updates 3.7.14
Right to Read Week: Ellsworth Hill is happy to welcome author, illustrator & graphic novelist author, Nathan Hale on Monday, March 17, to help us kick off Right to Read Week. Your student will be bringing home more information about this exciting event next Wednesday!
Green Thumb Club: The Hudson Garden Club gave a presentation on March 5 at Ellsworth Hill about growing flowers and vegetables.
Students can purchase seed packs in 3 different themes from the garden club to start their own gardens this summer. Each is priced at $2 per kit. Due date for these orders is March 15th
and can be returned to the student’s teacher. Order Form
Students are invited to bring them to the third grade “Harvest Fair” on September 12th where they can display flowers, vegetables, herbs and crazy critters or their own creation. Contact Bronwyn Pierson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jump Rope for the Heart:
Jump Rope for Heart money is due March 12th
! Make checks payable to the American Heart Association. Don’t forget, once your child raises $5, send in the coupon for them to receive their red American Heart Association duck and lanyard! (See attached coupon)
You can fundraise online by setting up a webpage for your student. Visit www.heart.org/jump
and register under Ellsworth Hill! Once your child receives their first online donation, print the report so they can receive the black ninja duck! See attached
Jump Rope for Heart parent letter or visit www.heart.org/hudsonschools
for more information!
Facilities Study Committee Seeks Community Input:
One of the District goals for the 2013-2014 school year is to conduct a facility use study and make recommendations that best suit the needs of our students and continue to operate as efficiently as possible. Community input is very important to us. Please consider taking a few minutes to answer the questions in the survey and to share your thoughts with the study committee about the district's use of its facilities. Please feel free to share the survey link with others who may not or no longer have children in the schools. Hudson City Schools' Facilities Use Community Survey
From the Clinic: Ellsworth Hill has had an increased number of Strep and Stomach bug cases among the kids. Please watch out for sore throats and fevers. The incidence of illness tends to increase in the Fall and Winter months. It is our goal to keep the school environment as healthy as possible for all children. A child will be sent home if he or she has: a temperature of 100 degrees or higher
- active vomiting or diarrhea
- suspected contagious illness
- appears obviously ill.
A Sure Sign That Spring is Coming!
Hudson Diamonds Fast Pitch Softball Association is now registering girls in Grades K-8 for the upcoming softball season. Registration is online through HCER. Visit www.hudson.edu/hcer
Practicing Elementary School Safety Drills:
The Hudson City School District is continuing to work on school safety through practice drills with our students and staff. This practice includes fire, tornado and intruder drills. The intruder drill became an unfortunate but necessary part of our regular practice routine in the spring of 2013. After students are given the opportunity to view a power point and participate in an age appropriate discussion about safety, each elementary building will practice a “stranger danger” lockdown intruder drill. This will occur before October 1. For your convenience, we have developed Questions and Answers about this drill. Click here
to view. If you should ever have concerns about student or staff safety, please “See Something, Say Something.” Please don’t hesitate to call the main office or the anonymous Safe School Helpline at 1-800-418-6423 ext. 359.
On-line fee payments are now possible. Thank you for your patience. Payments may be made through the Home Access Center by clicking on "Pay Fees." The link will take you directly to MyPayments Plus. Parents may also opt to pay by going directly to MyPayments Plus. As in the past, parents may also continue to pay fees by check. _________________________________________________________________________________________
School Closing Information:
The Hudson City Schools use a variety of resources to notify parents of school closings, most commonly due to severe weather. With Ohio weather, it is often difficult to know exactly when weather conditions may warrant school closings. We want to prepare you as early as possible. We hope you will familiarize yourself with the Hudson City Schools' Closing Information
so you have the information you need to prepare for a cancellation or a delayed start of school. We will use our automated dialing system as the first means of communications. If available to us, we will use all forms of communications listed in the Schools' Closing Information.
2-HOUR DELAYED START TIME:
Ellsworth Hill’s start times:
2nd Grade: 11:00 am; End time: 3:45 pm
AM PS: No school
PM PS: No delay, 1:15 pm; End time: 3:45 pm
Hudson Schools has the option of delaying the start of school by two hours rather than lose an entire instructional day due to bad weather and road conditions. The District will use multiple resources to announce the day, including the Alert Now phone system. If a two-hour delay is called, school start times and bus pick up times begin two hours later than normal. If a two-hour delay is called, it is important to have alternative plans in place for childcare, particularly, since there is always the possibility that school may be canceled for the rest of the day if weather or road conditions do not improve. A second Alert Now call may take place within 60-90 minutes after the initial announcement for a two-hour delay should school be can celled for the day. HCER before school childcare, AM Kindergarten and AM Preschool are canceled if there is a two-hour delay.
Ellsworth Hill Snack Program: The Ellsworth Hill snack program began Tuesday, October 1. Healthy Snacks will be offered twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays. The snacks cost $.50 and will be available in the Nutrition Services lunch line. There is a limit of two snacks per day. The students will use their prefunded lunch accounts to debit these snacks. Please contact the Nutrition Services Office at 330.653.1203.
Newspapers In Education Crystal Apple Award: Is there an educator out there who has inspired you, challenged you, supported you and helped you realize your try potential? Take this opportunity to thank that extraordinary educator by nominating him or her for the Northeast Ohio Media Group Crystal Apple Award sponsored by Bryant & Stratton College.
To nominate, visit http://nie.plaindealer.com/crystal-apple.html
if you are 13 or older, follow the instructions to complete the online nomination form and tell us in 175-750 words why your educator deserves this honor. If you are under 13, mail your essay to: The Northeast Ohio Media Group Crystal Apple Award, 1801 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 or fax to 216.999.4986. All entries must also include the educator’s name, their subject/grade taught, the address of the school where the educator currently teaches, your name, your present grade (if applicable), your home address and phone number.
Organization News: Be sure to check the Organization NewsTab on our website to see what is happening with PTO, PTA, the VIP program and more!