Welcome to Conner Street Elementary

We are located at 445 Conner Street in Hurricane, West Virginia. We have 365 outstanding students in grades pre-K through fifth. Our Principal is Ms. Kristi Barker. We have twenty-two amazing classroom teachers, six fantastic classroom aides, three exceptional custodians, two caring secretaries, and three wonderful cooks. Our school was built in 1966 and a new addition was added in 2013. We are fortunate to be a Leader in Me school. We believe in educating the whole child. We believe that all students can learn and that we can be successful at teaching all students. We welcome parent and community involvement because we believe that together we can achieve more. Please visit our website to learn about the exciting things happening at Conner Street Elementary School!

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January 3, 2019 News

Principal’s Message: Happy New Year! I’m so proud of all of the books our students are reading! Many students have earned AR points and prizes for the month of December. If you want your child to become a lifelong reader, please make reading part of your daily routine. Read every night for 15 minutes. Let them hear you read aloud to them and let them see you reading. It will make a difference! If you need to speak with me, please contact me at kbarker@k12.wv.us or 304-562-9351 ext. 2211. Thanks, Ms. Barker

Mark Your Calendars
Jan. 10- End of second 9 weeks of school
Jan. 11- No school for students, Professional Learning Day for staff
Jan. 14- No school for students
Jan. 15- PTB meeting, 7:00, cafeteria
Jan. 17- 7:00 p.m. Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Buffalo High School Auditorium. Good luck Caleb Sadowski!
Jan. 18- PTB sponsored Dinner and Movie after school for 4th and 5th graders (permission slips will be sent home)
Jan. 21-MLK, Jr. Day, NO SCHOOL
Jan. 22- Report Cards go home 1st -5th graders
Feb. 4-8 Smencils for Sale (scented pencils for Valentine’s Day) order forms will come home
Feb. 6- 2 hour early dismissal for students
Feb. 13- Ms. Barker out for Principal’s Meeting
Feb. 14- Valentine’s Day Party K-5, 1:15
Feb. 19- Math Field Day at Winfield Middle School, awards will start at 6:30.
Feb. 22- PTB sponsored Dinner and Movie after school for 2nd and 3rd graders (permission slips will be sent home)
Feb. 22- Midterm Progress reports come home K-5
Feb. 26- No school for students, Professional Learning Day for staff
March 9- School Carnival, 11:00-4:00, Saturday
March 15- LAST day to order yearbooks. Online at ybpay.lifetouch.com, ID code 13653919, or pay cash or check to Conner St. Elementary in the envelope provided. $18.
March 18-19- tentative Kindergarten Registration Dates for Conner Street students who will start K in 2019-20 school year- More info to follow soon.
Spring Break Dates: April 1-5, 2019

Dressing for Cold Temperatures:
Please be sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the cold temperatures. Even in winter months, we sometimes have to practice fire drills and may have to be outside for unexpected events. No shorts or flip flops should be worn at this time (even with knee socks). Students who walk to and from school really need gloves, heavy winter coats, and hats. If you need assistance providing these things for your child, please send a note to school (attention: Ms. Barker). Also, we will be going outside for recess when it is 40 degrees+.

Pre-K Registration for 2019-2020
FREE Putnam County Pre-K Programs!
The Putnam County Collaborative Pre-K Program will begin registration for their FREE 4-year old pre-k program as follows:
Step 1: Beginning January 22, you may go to the pre-k website at www.putnamschools.com and click on the “parent” tab to start the registration process by filling out the questionnaire. If you do not have internet at home, please visit your local branch library to use their computer. Librarians have been trained to assist you with this process. You may also come to the central office of Putnam County Schools and someone will assist you with the on-line registration.
Step 2: The site your child is assigned to will contact you to set up registration appointments. Please note: We will contact you if you are assigned to Conner Street as soon as they release that information to us. We do not choose which students attend our pre-k site.
Eligibility: Children must reside in Putnam County and turn 4 before July 1, 2019 to be eligible.
More information about FREE Putnam County Pre-K can be found on the website or by contacting 304-586-0500 x1133 or x1107

American Academy of Pediatrics Sleep Recommendations: (aap.org) Children 3 to 5 years of age should sleep 10 to 13 hours per 24 hours (including naps) on a regular basis to promote optimal health. Children 6 to 12 years of age should sleep 9 to 12 hours per 24 hours on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
*Adequate sleep duration for age on a regular basis leads to improved attention, behavior, learning, memory, emotional regulation, quality of life, and mental and physical health. Not getting enough sleep each night is associated with an increase in injuries, hypertension, obesity and depression.
*AAP suggests that all screens be turned off at least 30 minutes before bedtime and that TV, computers and other screens not be allowed in children's bedrooms.
Please be sure your children are getting adequate sleep because it impacts them very much at school!

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