PTO Providing Dinner During Conferences

PTO will be providing dinner for our teachers on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, during our long day of conferences.  If you would like to contribute something for this meal, please click on the link below and sign-up.  We appreciate your generosity and willingness to provide for those who work with our children every day.

Conference Dinner Sign-up

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Fall Book Fair Help

The Fall Book Fair is just around the corner and we are looking for parents to help.  If you would like to help, please click on the link below and sign up for a  slot.  Thank you for your assistance.

Book Fair sign up

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The PA Department of Education is looking for feedback…

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has developed a website to solicit feedback from the public on the eligible content in English language arts and mathematics in grades three through eight, and Algebra I and Literature at the secondary level.

Pennsylvania’s eligible content statements are a straightforward set of what we want students to know and do at each grade level, and serve as the blueprint for the state assessments.

This website was designed to promote public awareness and understanding of the eligible content and obtain feedback from Pennsylvania educators, parents and the general public on the eligible content statements, their purpose, and value.

If after gathering feedback, we conclude that significant changes are needed, we will engage in a revision process via statewide public hearings.

The website is currently populated with eligible content for grade three English language arts and mathematics and is available for public review.

By mid-November, the website will be expanded to encompass the eligible content for grades three through eight and Algebra I and Literature.

Please share this information with educators, parents, community members, and other interested parties and encourage them to visit http://paacademicreview.org and review the content.  The feedback we receive will be invaluable as we evaluate and refine our career and postsecondary expectations for our students.

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Reminder – No School Today

Today, Friday, October 24 is a teacher in-service day.  There are no classes for students.  Enjoy your day off!

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Weather is Changing!

It’s getting a little chillier outside this Fall, and we will still be taking children outside for recess.  Please be sure that your child is dressing for the cooler temperatures  – jackets, sweatshirts, long pants – so that they can enjoy their outdoor play time.

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School Pictures Are Here!

Your child will be bringing home his/her school pictures today or tomorrow.  Please note that, if you are not pleased with the pictures, your child can have the picture re-taken on November 18 from 9:00 – 10:00 AM.  Your child will need to return the entire picture packet to the photographer.  If you have any other problems with your pictures, please notify the school office at 872-9540, ext. 3600.

 

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Eshleman Band is Ready to Start!

Dear Band Parents,

Mr. Johnson and Ms. Almoney are pleased to announce that Eshleman band will be starting tomorrow for all 5th and 6th grade advanced band instrumentalists.  The group will be practicing for concerts and learning to play in an ensemble as well as developing new skills on their instrument and having fun.

Rehearsal will be tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 8 AM.  Students should arrive at 7:55 AM and come directly to the library.  Your child will be bringing home a list of rehearsal dates either today or tomorrow. Please note these dates on your calendar!

We look forward to  a great rehearsal with eager musicians!

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Eshleman Update

Earlier today some students and community members reported a concern regarding suspicious activity near the school.  Millersville Police were notified and increased their presence in and around the borough roads near the school.  This increased police presence was in response to a concern of unusual activity observed by a few of our walkers and community members.  The Millersville Police were able to resolve this issue.

As always, we appreciate the community being alert to our children’s safety.  Please take this opportunity to review safety tips with your children.  We encourage our children to report any unusual activity that might concern them.  Feel free to contact me with any concerns.

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Dress for Exercise for Eshleman

Tomorrow is Exercise for Eshleman and students will be walking/running laps, completing an obstacle course and participating in a music station.  For student’s comfort and safety, children should wear sneakers, jeans/pants and have a jacket/sweatshirt.  We are planning for a day of fun and good weather!

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The Great Shake Out!

On Thursday, October 16th @ 10:16 a.m. we will be participating in the Great Shakeout 2014 – the world’s largest earthquake drill.

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, in cooperation with FEMA Region III is providing this drill as a second opportunity to conduct annual weather related exercises.

Eshleman will be practicing the “Drop, Cover and Hold On” plan (please click on the link for further information), as well as other aspects of emergency planning in this drill.  We ask for your support by talking with your child about this exercise.  Click here to learn more about The Great Shake Out.

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