This is Principal Newkirk with the update for the week of November 8, 2019
School on November 11
There is no school on November 11 in celebration of Veteran’s Day. Enjoy a day at home.
I am sure you have noticed that the sign in the front has not been updated since September! Our key had broken and we were unable to open the sign box. The repair has been made and the sign is being updated. Thank you for your patience as we waited for the lock smith to make a new key.
Reading Book By Book Parent Engagement
Many of you have asked what activities we do as a school to improve school-wide proficiency and growth on end of grade tests and iStation. The main strategy is to partner with parents. Research indicates that when parents partner with schools to support their child’s learning achievement increases. We ask that every family join us at our next parent engagement on November 14 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. The evening will begin with dinner in the cafeteria. There is no charge for the dinner so bring the family.
Parents will receive research-based strategies they can employ at home to support their child as well as various door prizes that can be used to support learning. Examples include sight word decks, math flash cards, and books.
We Need Substitute Teachers!
Zebulon Elementary needs you! We are looking for parents, grandparents, and school supporters to become substitute teachers and substitute in our classrooms. You can find more information about becoming a sub here.
We want to make it clear; parents are always welcome at ZES! We do ask that you schedule an appointment before meeting with classroom teachers, but you are always welcome in the school, library, cafeteria, and our office areas. I truly have an open-door policy and I welcome your company and constructive dialogue.
November 11 Veteran’s Day No school
November 13 Report cards go home – Book Fair
November 14 Growing Book By Book 5:00 – 8:00 PM (Parent Engagement)
November 18 Spirit Day Big Hair Day
November 19 Spirit Day everyday hero day
November 20 Spirit Day silly sock day
November 21 Spirit Day pajama day/ Fall Concert
November 22 Spirit Day cougar pride day Blue and Gold