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March 17, 2017


Dear Parent or Guardian,


Due to a technical difficulty, your child will not be bringing home a report card today. Report cards will come home to you on Monday, March 27th. We hope you have a safe and restful Spring Break.


Alison Waldrop



You can shop our Spring Book Fair online. It is available Mar. 02 - Mar. 21.

  • Order books for all ages and grades
  • Enjoy a larger, expanded selection
  • Grow our library - shop our school wish list
  • Support your teachers' classroom wish lists
  • Share your wish list with family and friends
  • Access all hours from your home or device



Thanks to all of our amazing parents for supporting OES and the children this week! We appreciate all the volunteers that assisted with Career Day and Read Across America! Without you these special days would not have been possible!


The book fair is coming March 13th-16th and we need volunteers again :). If you are available to assist you may sign up online at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45ACAD2BA3FA7-spring1 or you may sign up in the office. Thanks!


Parents, please complete this short survey for our guidance counselors needs assessment. Thanks! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7RK6NXC


Congratulations to Lilly Hunt. She placed 51st in the nation for the Patriot's Pen VFW Writing Contest! What an amazing achievement!


Order your child's spring pictures online. Click here.

Picture Day: Friday, March 3 
Picture Day ID: OG016291Q0


We are still looking for some very special guest readers for Read Across America, March 2nd. If you are interested in reading to a class, please sign up at the link below or email me at knollk@russellcsd.net for more information. We still need readers for Mrs. Lee, Ms. Gordon, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Anderson's 3rd Period, and Mr. Wright's 3rd Period. Thanks!!!






We are looking for some very special guest readers for Read Across America, March 2ND. If you are interested in reading to a class, please sign up at the link below or email me at knollk@russellcsd.net for more information. Thanks!!!



2- Read Across America

  • Dress as a book character
  • Guest readers
  • Get caught reading
  • Green eggs and ham
  • Seuss birthday Snack
  • And more reading fun

2 & 3- Chalkable Assessments (3rd-6th grades)

3- Spring Pictures (Only students with money or an online order confirmation will be photographed.)

3- Fat Boy's Spirit Night

9- Subway Spirit Night

10- Book Fair Preview Day

13 -16- Book Fair

17- Report Cards Go Home

20-24- Spring Break

30- Reading Celebrations



Parents of rising sixth graders, please take a moment and complete the survey below to share your thoughts on the sixth grade moving to the middle school next year. Thanks!


Parent Survey Link 



2/2 Fat Boys Spirit Night

2/7 Taste of Chocolate at 5:00, Reading Night 5:30 and PTO performance at 6:00, Discarded Book Sale from 5:00-5:30 ($1 for 4 books)

2/9 Subway Spirit Night

2/10 Six Flags Read to Succeed Logs are Due

2/13 Progress Reports Go Home

2/20 No School

2/23 4th Grade Black History Program

2/27 Career Day

3/2 Read Across America

3/3 Spring Pictures


Dear Parents:

Please review the District's attendance policy. Regular attendance is not only required but " encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school.


When students are absent for fewer days, their grades and reading skills often improve—even among those students who are struggling in school. Students who attend school regularly also feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships, and are significantly more likely to graduate from high school, setting them up for a strong future.

But when kids are absent for an average of just two days of school per month—even when the absences are excused– it can have a negative impact. These absences can affect kids as early as Kindergarten.


For example, young elementary school students who miss an average of just two school days per month often have difficulty keeping up with their peers academically and tend to fall behind in reading. But when students are able to read on grade level by the end of third grade, which is when kids transition from learning to read to reading to learn, they are three to four times more likely to graduate high school and attend college, post-graduate, or professional development classes than their peers who struggle with reading.

As a parent, you can prepare your child for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority." .(absencesaddup.org)


Congratulations to our participants and winners! They all did an amazing job!





Thursday is Fat Boys Eatery Spirit Day! (If you visit Fat Boys, please mention Oliver.)


Gracie Goins is a winner in the Letter to Santa contest for CTVEA! Congratulations, Gracie!


1/4: Students Return to School

1/10: Report Cards Go Home

1/11: School Spelling Bee @ 9:30

1/12: AR/Reading Celebrations

1/12: Subway Day- Please mention Oliver when you pay.

1/16: No School

1/19-1/20: Chalkable Assessments

1/19: Title 1 Parent Meeting @ 8:30

1/24: CSU Performance ($2)

2/7: PTO, Taste of Chocolate, Reading Night @ 5:30



Blue Jay News


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