CSES Newsletter

February 19, 2020

Conner Street Elementary School

Principal’s Message: Check out these websites: www.xtramath.com,
www.starfall.com, http://www.abcya.com/, http://www.spellingcity.com/, and http://www.firstinmath.com/. These are all school tested and approved sites for students to practice various academic skills. If you need to speak with me, I can be reached at kbarker@k12.wv.us or 304-562-9351 ext. 2211.
Thanks, Ms. Barker
Mark Your Calendars
Feb. 24- Midterm Progress reports come home K-5
Feb. 25- Presentation for 5th graders from the Lion’s Club at 11:00- Flag essay kick-off
Feb. 26- 5th grade popcorn fundraiser orders and payment are due today (for Kings Island trip)
Feb. 27- 3 hour early dismissal for students (11:30 for K-5)
Feb. 28- *** please note that this is a date change***
PTB sponsored Dinner and Movie after school for 2nd and 3rd graders (permission slips will be sent home)
Feb. 28- There is a menu change today. We will be having chicken strips, tater tots, baked beans, brownie, fruit, & milk.
March 2-6- Dr. Seuss week (see specific dress up days below on this newsletter)
March 2-5- Turn in all Jump Rope for Heart, Kids Heart Challenge donation money (please don’t turn in before these dates).
March 7- School Carnival, 11:00-4:00, Saturday
March 30- Report cards 1st-5th
March 30- Spring Pictures (these are prepay or order online once you get the proofs)
*Spring Break Dates: April 6-10, 2020
*State Testing Dates: April 27 week (4th graders)
May 4 week (5th graders)
May 11 week (3rd graders)
Dr. Seuss Dress Up Day Fun!
Monday, March 2: Cat in the Hat Day! (wear a hat)
Tuesday, March 3: More Sleep Tuesday (wear your favorite pajamas)
Wednesday, March 4: Wacky Wednesday
(wear mismatched outfits)
Thursday, March 5: If I Ran the Zoo Day
(wear something with animal print)
Friday, March 6: The Places You’ll Go Day
(dress up as what you want to be when you grow up- career)
Conner Street Make-Up Work Procedures:
If your child is absent for more than one day and you want to pick up make-up work, please follow these procedures: Parents must call the school before 9:00 to request make up work. It will then be available for pick up at school between 2:00-2:55, or can be sent home with a sibling if requested. Please do not call for make-up work unless you intend to pick it up. We need to minimize classroom disruptions and this allows us time to gather work. Thank you for following this policy. If it is a one day absence, the student can get their make-up work the following day.
The attendance policy requires all absence excuses to be turned into the teacher the day the student returns. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Kindergarten Registration:
We are taking appointments for kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year. Kindergarten registration will be at Conner Street Elementary on March 8 and March 9. EVERY student who will be in kindergarten at Conner Street next year needs to schedule an appointment and go through the registration process. This includes students in our pre-k classes at Conner Street and students in pre-k classes at other county based centers. Please spread the word to any families you know that the time to call for K registration is now! Thanks for your help. The school’s phone number is (304)562-9351.

We are accepting donations of items for the carnival baskets: Pre-K- gift cards, K-rainy day, 1st- kitchen, 2nd- “Man” basket, 3rd- Hurricane Redskins, 4th-Marshall, and 5th- WVU. These baskets will be raffled off at the carnival. Thanks for your help!

CDC and WVDHHR Guidelines: Children should NOT be at school with the following symptoms:

1. Fever of 100 degrees or more in the last 24 hours. They may return when they are fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT fever reducing meds.
2. Vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
3. Signs of respiratory illness (thick nasal drainage, frequent cough, severe sore throat, earache and/or drainage from the eyes. They may return once the symptoms have been gone for 24 hours or they have seen a doctor and been prescribed and taken antibiotics for 24 hours.
4. Untreated head lice, stay home until it has been treated.
5. Any undiagnosed/contagious skin rash or open lesion. See a doctor before returning to school.
**Please follow these guidelines diligently to keep our students and staff healthy and well.**