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Family Literacy Night Wednesday!

posted Dec 11, 2017, 5:56 AM by Tori Mazur

Join us on Wednesday from 6:00-7:30 PM for Literacy Night. The event will include sessions related to writing about reading, phonics instruction, vocabulary instruction, and online learning platforms. The evening will conclude with Ms. Creamer and Dr. Sutton reading a bedtime story while students enjoy milk and cookies. The book fair will also be open and we encourage all of our students to wear their jammies!

Computer Science Education Week starts Monday!

posted Dec 2, 2017, 5:36 PM by Tori Mazur

Students can click on our Hour of Code website to find this year's theme of "Coding the Machines" and a variety of robot-themed coding options. Hour of Code (tm) is a worldwide event during Computer Science Education Week in which students participate in computer science activities.  Ephesus students will take their coding skills to the next level with physical computing. Every classroom will have hands-on experiences as they visit the multi-purpose room for an hour of challenges with robots that encourage creativity and collaboration.  

Grades two through five also have a link in an Hour of Code folder in Seesaw.  We encourage families to explore these resources together and talk through the thinking involved in the challenges with their children.  These resources are web-based and therefore available on any internet-connected device.  Some will load faster than others.  Some are also available as mobile apps.  Please check your devices "store" for availability.  Feel free to create an account for your child at home so they can continue their computational thinking journey beyond an hour. 

Click here for more information about Computer Science Education Week. 

International Festival

posted Oct 24, 2017, 11:10 AM by 311 Ees

This year's International Festival is Thursday, November 16 from 5 - 7:30 p.m.  Students in each grade level will be performing two songs.  Click here to access practice materials.

Picture Orders due Wednesday 10/25

posted Oct 17, 2017, 5:16 AM by Tori Mazur

Pictures are ready.  Check your child's folder.  The orders are due back Wednesday 10/25.  Familiess can order directly online with the information in the packets or by sending in order form and payment to the school.  

Retakes will be Friday Nov. 3.  If any students did not get their picture pack or were not here on the original picture day they will need to have their picture taken that day.

Picture Day is coming!

posted Sep 15, 2017, 9:17 AM by 311 Ees

Information should come with your child or children on Monday folders about Picture Day on the 27th. 

Friday is International Dot Day!

posted Sep 13, 2017, 6:54 AM by Tori Mazur

Are you ready for Dot Day on Friday!?!? On Thursday, classes will receive a special Dot Day celebration kit from the Cultural Arts Committee. 
Inside the book will be an inspirational message from Mrs. Creamer and Dr. Sutton. There will also be blank trading cards for students to decorate and share. In music, roadrunners in grades 1 through 4have been learning a special song to celebrate.

Feel free to practice it at home!  The Bouncing Dot Music Video by Fablevision

Visit the PTA website today!

posted Aug 28, 2017, 6:04 PM by 311 Ees

Check out the redesigned PTA website and become a member. You'll find opportunities for being involved in our community and ways to link your shopping to support our school. 

Student Password Reset

posted Aug 10, 2017, 8:40 AM by Tori Mazur

Be aware that student passwords are in the process of being reset for the 2017-18 school year.  If your child(ren) has been logging in this summer, the account will not likely display an "incorrect password" message.  This is not an error.  Students will receive new passwords during our first Digital Life Lesson for the year when we review responsible use of our devices.  Encourage them to be patient and encourage conversation about why it's a good safety practice to change passwords.  Young roadrunners should also be sharing passwords with parents and guardians throughout the year so you can review digital work together. 

Keep Reading and Learning This Summer!

posted Jun 8, 2017, 9:02 AM by 311 Ees

Visit our Summer Reading and Learning Tools page for resource suggestions, both print and online.

Math Olympiads Awards Tuesday

posted May 19, 2017, 5:13 AM by Tori Mazur

Dear 2016-17 Math Olympiads Participants and Families,

Please join your fellow Math Olympiads enthusiasts for a very brief Awards Ceremony to be held this coming Tuesday, 5/23, 6:15 p.m. in the Ephesus Gym.  Of note, this start time is shortly before the Wonders and Explorations Student Showcase, scheduled to be held from 6:30 to 7:30 that evening.

All students will receive Certificates of Participation, and trophies will be awarded to the highest scoring Olympians in each grade.

If you are unable to attend the Award Ceremony on 5/23, your child's certificate will be sent home in their Monday Folder.

We hope to see you there!

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