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Dear Eagle Heights Elementary Families,

On behalf of the Eagle Heights Elementary Team, we are pleased to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year!  It has been wonderful to see you filling the sparkling new halls of Eagle Heights Elementary! Check out this video from the back to school night and the first day of school!

While this is a very exciting time, it is also a time riddled with questions concerning various aspects of a new school. Although it is impossible to answer all of your questions in this newsletter, the following information will give a brief overview of Eagle Heights Elementary. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at school. Don't forget to follow @EHEWarriors on Facebook and Twitter and Eagle Heights Elementary on Youtube. We look forward to working with you and your children. 

Get ready for an awesome year!

Mrs. Schrage and Mrs. Carroll
School Start Time: 
8:45 a.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday)
9:05 a.m. (Wednesday)

Doors will open at 8:30 a.m.
A staff member will assist students crossing the highway at 8:30AM. This staff member is not directing traffic. Please do not have students cross the highway alone.
 
School End Time:
3:40 p.m. Monday-Friday

Students being picked up by parents and students riding the buses will be dismissed at 3:35 p.m. 

Please be patient as students and drivers are learning new procedures.

Arrival Procedures:  
Students will proceed directly to their classrooms unless they need to eat breakfast. If eating breakfast, they will eat in the cafeteria first.


Dismissal Procedures:  
At the end of the day, students who are being picked up by their parents will be dismissed through the designated doors in the front of the building exiting onto the parking lot using a valet system. Adults should remain in their vehicle pulling forward into the loading zone. A staff member will walk your student to the car and assist with loading. Parents should display their school provided placard, obtained at registration or back to school night, in their window with their student's number. Anyone without a placard must show identification in the office. Keep in mind that we typically have our car line complete within 15 minutes of dismissal.
 
Please check out this video for traffic flow.


On Monday, September 10th, we will celebrate Fight Like a Princess Day!
 
In remembrance of Eowyn Maynes, who would have been a treasured Kindergarten student at Eagle Heights Elementary, and to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, please wear gold on Monday and bring a new toy or art supply to donate!
 
The donations will be delivered to Children's Mercy Hospital for their patients. A list of needed items can be found here
 
 
 
   
At Eagle Heights Elementary, we implement the Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) program. The goal is to focus on recognizing positive behavior in order to help students in meeting school-wide expectations. Striving to reach "4:1" (4 positive interactions to 1 corrective interaction), students will be recognized for doing the right thing and following expectations around the building. 
 
A PBIS storefront will be opening soon where students can earn time to do preferred activities! We are so excited to catch our students being awesome leaders!  
 
Check out the building expectations:
 
 
     Throughout next week each class will spend time focusing on teaching expectations in key areas of the building (i.e. bus, hallway, cafeteria, playground, and restroom).  Students will also begin
receiving "Tribe Tickets" which provide a tangible means of pointing out the positive behavior of students.  Students can turn their earned Tribe Tickets in for fun rewards like wearing a hat for the day, picking a brain break for the class, extra time in the gym, lunch with the principals, and many more.  Our PBIS team looks forward to making this the best year ever for students!
 
The safe transportation of our students is a top priority for the Smithville School District. To ensure that each route and trip provided to our students is safe and pleasant, it is imperative that a safe, clean and controlled environment is present on the bus. In that regard, we ask that all bus riders and guardians review the bus riding expectations!
 
 
Birthday treats must fit the healthy snack standard in order to be served at school. Please keep in mind that you can order birthday treats from OPAA to ensure that they fit the smart snack standard. Please contact CurtisA@smithville.k12.mo.us for ordering.
 
Homemade birthday treats will not be permitted.  Please see the list below for ideas for healthy snacks that may be sent for birthday treats:   
 
The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 directed the USDA to establish science-based nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold and/or served to students in school, during the school day. Smart Snacks in School Beverage Standards can be found here.

A goal at Eagle Heights Elementary is to make learning relevant and prepare our students for future aspirations and challenges. We want to partner with you to engage our students in authentic learning! Do you have projects that students could help with? Would you like to serve as a mentor to students?
 
Join us for coffee, connections, and brainstorming. 
 
Please contact SchrageH@smithville.k12.mo.us or CarrollJ@smithville.k12.mo.us. for an invitation to our next event.
 
 
 
     We are excited to partner with our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) again this year.  
 
You can be involved as little or as much as you would like. The membership fee contribution supports many student programs: Fall Festival, Tailgate Party, Valentine's Party, Field Day, Field Trips, Labels, and Hospitality! 
 
Even if you cannot attend meetings, your membership benefits our students directly! Please consider joining or contact PTO Vice President Christy Ford at EagleHeightsPTOSmithville@gmail.com.
 
 The PTO fundraiser, Clubs Choice, kicks off next Tuesday and runs through September 25th.
 
 
     DADS OF GREAT STUDENTS (Watch DOGS), please join us
on September 20th from 6-7 PM in Maple Elementary's cafeteria for a kickoff event.  Bring your student and enjoy pizza while learning about this program.  Watch DOGS is a program used by schools across America.  Fathers/father figures are invited to spend at least one day a year at the school to serve as a role model for students.  If you plan to attend, an RSVP and information form can be found here.
Eagle Heights Elementary has security system called Ident-A-Kid.
When visitors come into a school building during normal school hours after being "buzzed in",  they'll scan their driver's license or state issued ID, enter information into a kiosk and be issued a visitor badge. 

The purpose is to track both visitors, volunteers and keep children safe.  The system will check each visitor against the national sex offender registry. One kiosk will be in every school building.
After checking in, a badge will be printed with name, date, time, and destination.

If a sex offender tries to check in, administrators will be notified, authorities notified and that person will be asked to leave.
 
     
 
Our mission is to be awesome for kids and in turn be awesome for our community! If you need anything or have questions, please reach out! Together we make a great team!
                                               
                     Mrs. Carroll                            Mrs. Schrage
                Assistant Principal                         Principal

  
Sept. 10-14: PBIS Expectation Teaching Week (Behavior expectations are practiced for all school areas.)
Sept. 11:  Clubs Choice (PTO Fundraiser) Begins; Kick-Off Assembly @ 1 PM in the gym
Sept. 12:  Late Start Wednesday, K-6 students may arrive at 8:50 AM, School begins at 9:05 AM, No EC Classes
Sept. 13: PTO Meeting 6:30PM in Library
Sept. 14:  Fall School Picture Day with Reed Photography
Sept. 19:  Late Start Wednesday, K-6 students may arrive at 8:50 AM, School begins at 9:05 AM, No EC Classes
Sept. 20:  WatchDOGS Kick-off Night 6:00-7:00 PM @ MES Cafeteria
Sept. 20:  PTO Label Pick Up
Sept. 24:  PTO meeting for Eagle Heights, Horizon, and Maple at 6:30 PM at MES in Library
Sept. 26:  Late Start Wednesday, K-6 students may arrive at 8:50 AM, School begins at 9:05 AM, No EC Classes
Sept. 25:  Clubs Choice (PTO Fundraiser) Ends
Sept. 28:  PTO Tailgate Party 5:00-7:00 PM at Horizon Parking Lot
Oct. 2:  National Custodian Appreciation Day
Oct. 3:  Late Start Wednesday, K-6 students may arrive at 8:50 AM, School begins at 9:05 AM, No EC Classes
Oct. 5:  Homecoming, Early Dismissal at 1 PM- Assembly, Family Time, Leadership Groups