OCTOBER PARENT INFORMER

OCTOBER
11- School Pride shirt orders due online
12- Columbus Day/Indigenous People's Day (school will be in session this day)
19/20- FALL BREAK (NO SCHOOL- MONDAY & TUESDAY)
22- School Picture Retakes by Lifetouch
31- Halloween (see important info below)

NOVEMBER
1- Daylight Savings Time Ends (turn clocks back 1 hr. Saturday night)
11- Veterans Day
25- School out early (1/2 day) for Thanksgiving Break- students out at 12 p.m. 
26-27- Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL

** USDA FREE LUNCH program will continue. If your student has a outstanding lunch balance, please pay promptly in the office to settle your student's account. 

 

EPHRAIM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRIDE SHIRTS
Students, parents, teachers/staff and community members... Do you want to show your school pride for Ephraim Elementary?  Every Friday is "School Pride" day when we wear our school shirts!  Students show their school pride by wearing EES, Snow College, Manti High shirts or EES school colors- green or yellow!  The new shirts for this year are now available to order online.  Options include t-shirts, hoodie sweatshirts or zip jackets with hood in both adult and child sizes. Purchase, as always, is optional!  Orders are due online before October 11th.  These shirts make great Christmas gifts! To view products and/or place an order, visit:
https://stores.inksoft.com/ephraim_elementary_2020/shop/home 


FALL BREAK

NO school will be held Monday or Tuesday, October 19th & 20th for Fall Break!

PICTURE RETAKES
Lifetouch Photography will return on Thursday, October 22nd to do picture retakes. Students who missed the original picture day or those who wish to redo pictures should have their picture taken. Remember, photo purchases are completely optional.
 Lifetouch will NOT be offering sibling or non-student pictures at this time.  Only Ephraim Elementary students will be photographed.  Notes will be sent home shortly with more details.  If parents purchased photos and are unhappy with them, please send back the original picture packet with your student on retake day.

PTA REFLECTIONS 
Reflections is an opportunity for our students to create something in one, two or all of the multiple genres as they interpret the yearly theme.  The PTA Reflections theme this year is, "I Matter Because....."

Entries are due ONLINE:  Thursday, October 22nd 

Students can create their project in DANCE, CHOREOGRAPHY, FILM PRODUCTION, LITERATURE,
MUSIC COMPOSITION, PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL ARTS.

Reflections is a wonderful project for students to do at home and sometimes it only takes as little as a few minutes to snap a planned photo.  All entries will be submitted and judged online this year.  Information can be found and entries submitted online at: 

https://www.utahpta.org/ref/theme

For additional help or to contact the PTA Reflections chairman, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

HALLOWEEN
Unfortunately, because of COVID restrictions, the Halloween Parade will NOT be held this year.  Due to this change, students can wear their costumes (all day) to school on Friday, October 30th.  Please realize students will be in these costumes all day, and that parents/guardians will not be able to come and fix hair and/or makeup at the school. 

We ask that your child's costume is one that can be comfortably worn sitting at a desk, eating lunch and going out to recess.  Please try to keep the costume they wear to school as simple as possible.  We ask that costumes do not depict blood, gore or violence.  No weapons of any kind (including costume props or toys) are allowed as part of a costume or in the school. Large inflatable costumes will be too difficult to wear all day at school.  All hair and makeup will need to be done at home before students are sent to school.  Again, parents/guardians will not be allowed in the school to help with costumes, hair or makeup. Thank you for your help and consideration in this matter.

PTA NEWS
Sign ups are still ongoing if you would like to be a member of the PTA this year! Membership does not require any service or volunteer time, but the school would appreciate the support! Each membership costs $10 and helps our school.  Parents, teachers, grandparents and community members may join! Typically membership dues help support school events and activities but due to current regulations, those activities are not allowed yet.  The PTA is donating cleaning and other learning supplies to the classrooms at this time. They will try to continue with as many other activities as possible, though they may look a little different.  The faculty and staff at EES sure appreciates all the help and support the PTA has already given us this year! 

Sign up as a member today at: http://ephraimelementary.memberhub.store/ 

Just a reminder that there are several easy options to help with PTA fundraising opportunities:
 
Sign up with AMAZON SMILE by clicking on the "Your Charity" tab and searching for Ephraim Elementary PTA. 
Keep clipping and/or scanning your Box Tops!  You can cut and turn in the physical Box Tops to the school. (There is a blue monster box by the office door!) or take a picture of your receipt with the Box Top app.  These are just small ways that make a big difference in helping EES!  Over the years, the school has earned a lot of money through the Box Top Program!  Thank you to all who participate!

Below is the contact information for members of the 2020-2021 PTA Board.
(They are still looking for a President-Elect to head next year)

President:  Heidi Bahlmann- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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reasurer:  Jill Thompson-  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Secretary:  Tawnya Rasmussen- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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