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Principal's Message for 4/24/17

posted Apr 22, 2017, 7:02 AM by 311 Ees

Some announcements for the week of April 24:


First, thank you to everyone who contributed to our Jump Rope for Heart event. With your help, we raised more than $6000 for the American Heart Association!


Second, don't forget to order your yearbook. You can either fill out the form we sent home or go to the link on our website.  


link: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/


code: 5530617


Third, please consider volunteering as a proctor for our End of Grade tests (EOGs). You can sign up to help here.


Finally, thank you to all of the volunteers who spend time at Ephesus each week. In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, please stop by our main office for a small token of our gratitude.


Thank you for taking the time to read this message.  Please follow Ephesus Road Elementary on Facebook and @EphesusElem on Twitter. Please also check out our website for volunteer opportunities. I hope you have a great week!


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Principal's Message for 4/17/17

posted Apr 16, 2017, 2:35 PM by 311 Ees

Some announcements for the week of April 17:


First, please note that we have a delayed opening this Thursday, April 20. Students should come to school between 9:25 and 9:50 AM. We apologize that we cannot provide adequate supervision prior to that time and we thank you for your understanding that this is valuable professional learning time for our staff.


Second, don't forget to order your yearbook by Monday, April 24. You can either fill out the form we sent home last week or go to the link on our website.  


Third, we hope to see you this Thursday for STEaM Night at Ephesus! This year's theme is ""The Stories Makers Tell."" The evening will start with the 5th grade cafe in the cafeteria at 5:00. Please bring cash is you wish to purchase tacos, baked goods, or water. We will also have a variety of STEaM-themed activities, including working with the Paperhand Puppets, a hands-on mixed media activity, papier mache with local artists, and Lego writing activities. You won't want to miss this exciting evening of learning and creating!


Thank you for taking the time to read this message.  Please follow Ephesus Road Elementary on Facebook and @EphesusElem on Twitter. Please also check out our website for volunteer opportunities. I hope you have a great week!

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Principal's Message for 4/10/17

posted Apr 9, 2017, 2:20 PM by 311 Ees

Some announcements for the week of April 10:


First, please note that this is a short week as school will be closed on Friday.


Second, please check your child's backpack and/or your email for report cards and grade level newsletters to come home on Monday.


Third, the PTA will host spirit night at Mellow Mushroom on Franklin St. this Tuesday, April 11 from 5-8 PM. If you eat there, please mention Ephesus when you pay and the restaurant will donate a portion of the proceeds back to our school.


And finally, the School Improvement Team (SIT) will meet on Thursday, April 13 from 5:30-7:30 PM. In addition to our regular reports, we will also discuss end-of-year assessments and the potential rezoning of the American Legion Property. We will have two open parent seats on the SIT for the 2017-18 school year. If you are interested in serving our school community in this capacity, I encourage you to attend this meeting to get a feel for our work.


Thank you for taking the time to read this message.  Please follow Ephesus Road Elementary on Facebook and @EphesusElem on Twitter. Please also check out our website for volunteer opportunities. I hope you have a great week!


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Principal's Message for 4/3/17

posted Apr 3, 2017, 5:36 AM by 311 Ees

Some announcements for the week of April 3.  


First, I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing break from school and that your children are ready for the last quarter of the school year! We look forward to seeing them again first thing Monday morning!


Second, class and individual pictures will be this Thursday. Please check your child's backpack for order forms on Monday.


Third, the student council is sponsoring a penny drive beginning on Tuesday. Students are encouraged to bring in their loose change to support the Diaper Bank of NC.


And finally, the PTA will meet this Friday, April 7 from 7:30-8:30 AM in the media center. Please join us to learn about our end of year events and begin planning for next year.


Thank you for taking the time to read this message.  Please follow Ephesus Road Elementary on Facebook and @EphesusElem on Twitter. Please also check out our website for volunteer opportunities. I hope you have a great week!


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Important Message About EOGs

posted Mar 23, 2017, 6:08 AM by 311 Ees

The end of grade tests (EOGs) are scheduled as listed. We realize that these dates surround the Memorial Day Holiday, which is unfortunate. 

  • May 26 - reading
  • May 30 - math
  • May 31 - science (5th grade only)

Please note that NC law states that EOGs must be taken within the last ten days of the school year. While most students will complete the assessments as scheduled, some will need more time over multiple days, which causes us to schedule sessions right up through the end of the school year. Additionally, we cannot start testing earlier for some students than others, which means everyone has to begin on May 26.

We will not be able excuse absences for educational opportunities on any of the testing days. 

We appreciate your understanding as we work to assess our students and comply with state law. Should you have individual questions about how this may impact your family, please email Mrs. Creamer at vcreamer@chccs.k12.nc.us.


Principal's Message for 3/20/17

posted Mar 19, 2017, 9:20 AM by 311 Ees

Some announcements for the week of March 20:


First, thank you to everyone who participated in the Public School Foundation's annual 5K for Education on Saturday. We appreciate your support of our school and our community.


Second, please note that we have a full five days of school this week. The teacher workday that was originally scheduled for March 24 has been canceled because of the snow in January. Additionally, we will be closed for spring break from Monday, March 27 through Friday, March 31. The main office will not be open and teachers will not be available by phone or email.


We hope you have a wonderful week off from school and we look forward to seeing your children again on Monday, April 3.


Thank you for taking the time to read this message.  Please follow Ephesus Road Elementary on Facebook and @EphesusElem on Twitter. Please also check out our website for volunteer opportunities. I hope you have a great week!



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Principal's Message for 3/13/17

posted Mar 10, 2017, 12:39 PM by 311 Ees   [ updated Mar 12, 2017, 9:36 AM ]

Some announcements for the week of March 13:


First, thank you to everyone who has donated K cups to us in the past few weeks. We appreciate your generosity!


Second, we are excited that State Superintendent Mark Johnson will visit Ephesus this Wednesday, March 15. He is specifically interested in learning more about our digital learning environment and 1:1 technology tools. While here, he will spend time talking to teachers and visiting a few of our classrooms. We look forward to meeting him!


Third, we will have a School Improvement Team (SIT) meeting on Thursday, March 16 from 5:30-7:30 PM in the media center. In addition to our regular reports, we will share information about the math standards and instruction at each grade level. SIT meetings are always open to the public and attending is a great way to stay involved at Ephesus.


Fourth, the PTA will also host spirit night at Alfredo's Pizza in University Mall this Thursday. If you eat there between 5 and 9 PM, please mention Ephesus at the register and a portion of the evening's proceeds will be donated back to our school.


And finally, we are looking forward to the Public School Foundation's 5k for Education on Saturday, March 18 at 9 AM. Many staff members, students, and parents have registered to walk or jog the 3.1 mile route around UNC's campus. I look forward to a fun event with our roadrunners!


Thank you for taking the time to read this message.  Please follow Ephesus Road Elementary on Facebook and @EphesusElem on Twitter. Please also check out our website for volunteer opportunities. I hope you have a great week!


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Principal's Message for 3/6/17

posted Mar 6, 2017, 8:24 AM by 311 Ees

Some announcements for the week of March 6.  


First, please note the change in schedule this week. Wednesday will be an optional teacher workday and school is closed for students. Thursday will not be a delayed opening, but will be a normal day.


Second, please look for grade level newsletters and mid-quarter progress notes to come home on Monday.


Third, we will have a PTA meeting on Thursday, March 9 from 5:30-7:30 PM. In addition to regular PTA business, we will have a special presentation about childhood anxiety and have the opportunity to create activity boxes for when children are upset. Dinner and childcare will be provided and I hope to see you there.


Fourth, we are excited that Clothes Mentor, a women's fashion re-sale store, is hosting Ephesus spirit day on Tuesday, March 7. Ten percent of the day's proceeds will come back to our school. I hope you will consider shopping at the Elliott Rd. location (near Monterrey and Jersey Mike's).


And finally, we are looking forward to the Public School Foundation's 5k for Education on Saturday, March 18 at 9 AM. Many staff members, students, and parents have registered to walk or jog the 3.1 mile route around UNC's campus. I look forward to a fun event with our roadrunners!


Thank you for taking the time to read this message.  Please follow Ephesus Road Elementary on Facebook and @EphesusElem on Twitter. Please also check out our website for volunteer opportunities. I hope you have a great week!



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Principal's Message for 2/27/17

posted Feb 26, 2017, 9:01 AM by 311 Ees

Some announcements for the week of February 27:


First, we are excited to continue our celebration of Black History Month by learning about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) this week. Please be sure to ask your children what they learn and what colors they plan to wear for HBCU spirit day on Friday.


Second, I hope your children have talked to you about the digital learning opportunities they participate in in their classrooms. I've enjoyed seeing the students' creativity and determination when they record videos for math story problems, blog about books they're reading, share information using SeeSaw, and more.


Third, please check the lost and found, which is currently full. Please try to write your child's name in those heavy sweatshirts and coats so that we can return them to their rightful owners.


Thank you for taking the time to read this message.  Please follow Ephesus Road Elementary on Facebook and @EphesusElem on Twitter. Please also check out our website for volunteer opportunities. I hope you have a great week!


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Principal's Message for 2/20/17

posted Feb 20, 2017, 10:40 AM by 311 Ees

Some announcements for the week of February 20:


First, please note that it is time to start thinking about the 2017-18 school year. If you have a rising kindergarten student, please be sure to register him/her at Lincoln Center. Please also note that there is a rising 6th grade parent night at Phillips this Thursday, February 23 at 6:30 PM.


Second, we hope you will take a moment to visit our Famous African Americans Display in the atrium. It is one of the many activities we are doing to celebrate Black History Month and it will be out for a few more weeks.


Third, this is a good time to check the lost and found, which is currently full. Please try to write your child's name in those heavy sweatshirts and coats so that we can return them to their rightful owners.


Thank you for taking the time to read this message.  Please follow Ephesus Road Elementary on Facebook and @EphesusElem on Twitter. Please also check out our website for volunteer opportunities. I hope you have a great week!


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