EES February 2021 Informer

February Dates: March Dates:
8-14 Reach for the Stars ONLINE book fair 10 Spring Picture Day
4-5 Parent Teacher Conferences (Phone) 29-April 2 Spring Break - No School
5 No school PTC    
14 Valentine's Day    
President's Day-NO SCHOOL
22-26 White Ribbon Week "Let's Get Real"    
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held (BY TELEPHONE) on Thursday and Friday, February 4th & 5th.
All appointments will be scheduled online by the parents. This allows parents to choose a time that is most convenient.
Booking site:
Booking code: y4gzp

The site will close on Wednesday, February 3rd . Please schedule an appointment before then, if you haven’t already!
Remember, students will be excused Thursday, Feb. 4th at 12 p.m. and NO SCHOOL Friday, Feb.5th
No kindergarten or preschool classes held Thursday or Friday.
Please make the effort to schedule your child's conference. This is an important time to discuss your child's education.
CONFERENCES WILL BE BY TELEPHONE ONLY. Teachers will be calling at your scheduled time and number that is on file.
Reach for the Stars ONLINE Book Fair!
Just like so many other things, Reach for the Stars Book Fair with Usborne Books & More will look a little different this year!
Reach for the Stars is a reading incentive program designed to promote and fuel a love of reading.
It’s lots of fun with competitions and prizes! It also helps us fill our classrooms and school library with books!  
The book fair will be held ONLINE, February 8th -14th .
Coupon codes and online ordering instructions have been sent home. Usborne has a wide selection of high-quality educational books for purchase.
White Ribbon Week! February 22-26
EES is having our first annual White Ribbon Week. 

This year our theme for White Ribbon week is “Let’s Get Real!” We live in a hyper-connected world where we can tweet, like, post and browse faster than we can open a book!  The possibilities are endless. However being digitally connected comes with the possibilities of disconnecting from human interaction. Kids are also threatened by this problem. Kids of all ages can readily access huge amounts of digital information. A study showed that 31% of teens that play online roleplaying games like minecraft, roblox, or fortnite, said that the most rewarding experience in over the past 7 days occurred in a game, and not in real life. We don’t know what effect this will have on kids, some adults worry that too much digital interaction too soon might set kids up to fail by making them crave more entertainment and stimulation that the real world offers. Kids benefit from REAL relationships with REAL people. A high score on a video game should never take the place of a hug or kind word from a loving adult or friend. Children need real friends, real laughter, real conversations, and real activities in the REAL world. When a kid has these real-life experiences, the time spent in both the physical and virtual world will have greater meaning. White Ribbon Week will focus on what it means to live in the REAL world. Our hope is to your generation find a healthy balance between your physical lives and digital experiences. Never in history has there been so much information available to such young children.  We are excited to bring you a whole week focused on safety and internet usage! 

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