Grandparents Day 2017
We welcome all Grandparents on Wednesday morning, October 4th, 2017 for our annual Grandparents Day (morning). Grandparents, you are invited to come to our assembly at 10 oâ€™clock, and then stay for class activities afterward. Hugs and kisses at 11:45. School will be dismissed at noon. We hope to see you all here!!!
Brand New Sign!!
Thank you to the members of the East Palmyra Christian Reformed Church who donated funds for the new sign on our front lawn!
The sign, which replaces the outdated one we had before, enhances the front of our school campus and, along with the trees and shrubbery, gives our school a new look. Come take a look!
Thank you folks, for your generosity, and, together, we praise God for EPCS!
Monday, October 2, 2017
God-filled, Regular School Day
MAPS Testing Continues This Week
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
A Blessed School Day
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Granparents Day Morning
Assembly at 10 am
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Wonderful, Regular School Day
MAPS Testing (if Needed)
Friday, October 6, 2017
Amazing, Regular School Day
8th Grade â€“ 12th Grade Field Tripâ€”Compassion Experience
Monday, October 9, 2017
Columbus/ Canadian Thanksgiving Dayâ€”No School
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
EPCS Board Meetingâ€”7pm
Friday, October 13 Fire prevention Dayâ€”East Palmyra Fire Department and Mercy Flight
Friday, October 13 Fear of Failure Notices
Saturday, October 21 EPCS Harvest Festival and Auctionâ€”11 am start
Monday-Wednesday October 23-25 Spruce Lake Retreatâ€”8th â€“ 10th Grade
Thursday-Friday EPCS Faculty PD Days
The EPCS Website can be found at eastpal.staging.wpengine.com Please feel free to log on for up-to-the-minute information, pictures, and schedules as well as EPCS Forms, News, School Door, Videos, and Auction information. See you on-line.
Grandparent Day Event â€“ Treats Needed
Carrie Billings and Donna Edmunds are coordinating refreshments for the Grandparents Day Open House.
Please deliver items to the EPCS kitchen before 10AM on Oct. 4 clearly labeled â€œto be used for Grandparents Dayâ€. All excess will be frozen and reused at another school function.
Please return your Photo order forms with payment by tomorrow â€“ Tuesday, October 3rd.
Cleaning the School
Today, the Edmunds family will be cleaning our school, the Wiley family on Tuesday & Wednesday, the ??? on Thursday and the Teed family on Friday.
The Wiley family will be cleaning next Tuesday (there is no school on Monday).
The following dates in October are available if your family still needs to sign up for your full number of cleaning dates (2 for PreK students and 5 for full time students):
Thursday, October 5th
Wednesday, October 11th
Monday, October 16th
Wednesday, October 18th
Thursday, October 19th
Monday, October 23rd
Tuesday, October 31st
There are also plenty of dates available for the rest of the school year too! Families who do not sign up for cleaning dates will be expected to pay for their cleaning obligation this week.
The next PTA meeting will be on October 6, 2017 at 10:30 am. The meeting will be in the school library at EPCS. PTA tasks are 1/ service and support, 2/ fund raising. All welcome!!
No Hot Lunch this week due to our Noon Dismissal.
Bus News – IMPORTANT
If your student normally takes bus transportation home on Wednesdays, please notify our front office (315.597.4400) if your student will be going home with a grandparent this Wednesday, October 4th at our Noon Dismissal.
Reminder â€“ No Newark bus transportation this Friday
No Marion bus transportation next Tuesday!
Please notify our front office as to who will be providing afternoon transportation if your student is either normally a Newark bus rider on Friday and a Marion bus rider on Tuesday.
There are very important flyers with additional information attached to this School Door with all the latest Auction News. There is new information and requests included in these flyers. Please read!
Do you want a flyer of the Auction & Harvest Festival to post somewhere?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and one will be sent home with your student.
To all parents, supporters, and teachers at EPCS:
The children are back to school and it’s time to get your BOX TOPS in to the school also. Last year I set a goal of over $500.00 submitted by the 1st of November, which is when the next submittal deadline is. This year I want to increase that to $750.00 but I can only do that with help from ALL of you. Get those BOX TOPS in — don’t hoard them!!! Also, if you are planning to come to the auction in October, bring in your BOX TOPS then and put them in the specially marked bin by the office in the hallway.
Also, bring in any used printer cartridges that you may have. I turn them in to Staples for store credit and purchase supplies for the teachers and the school with those credits. Help me help the school!!!!
Thank you all, in advance, for your support!!!! Pat Talma
We continue with our nursery rhyme and fairy tale unit. We are also excited to celebrate Grandparentâ€™s Day. Please remember to send in your pictures. We also continue with our shape unit.
We continue our nursery rhyme and fairy tale units. We also keep working on rhyming words and building and breaking apart sentences.
We continue exploring numerals 0 to 5 and finish it with an assessment at the end of the week.
We start learning about Abraham and his calling. Our new memory verse will be Genesis 28:15a.
We wrap up our unit on families this week. We look at extended family and our pets.
We wrap up our unit on feelings and good character traits.
We will be taking our first field trip to the Morganâ€™s Apple Farm the morning of Monday, October 16th. We will be learning about apples/farms, take a hayride, and even do some apple picking! If you are available to chaperon/drive, please let me know. There is no cost for this trip.
We will be putting together a class basket with an Art Theme. We are asking that each child sends in $5 each to put towards the basket. We will buy all the materials and the kids will add a fun element to the basket. Please send in money no later than next week, Wednesday, Oct. 11.
First Grade News
First grade parents! Did you know that your students earn Behavior Bucks everyday? They have to follow rules and listen or they will lose Bucks! Every Friday they are allowed to use those Behavior Bucks on items in our classroom store.
Jacob blesses his children.
Stories of Moses
Raz kids Reading groups Spelling is not going home yet.
Addition flash cards will be for sale in
our classroom store (using behavior bucks) or you can buy them at the dollar store.
One room schoolhouse field trip
Taking care of our senses
Second and Third Grade News
We have a busy and exciting week ahead of us! Today we are on a field trip to the Wallington Cobblestone Schoolhouse and Wednesday is Grandparentsâ€™ Day!
We are learning about understanding the importance of Godâ€™s Word and how to investigate Bible content.
Both grades will be working on an ELA packet and will be working on Raz Kids. We will also be reading a short story in our reading groups.
There will be a copy of this weekâ€™s spelling words in your childâ€™s take home folder. Your child only has to work on the highlighted words. If you want the spelling list in another format please let me know.
Bear with me as we switch to a newer version of our Science curriculum.
We will be learning about communities around the world and how to use map scales.
We will be learning about how to measure feet and yards and how to relate inches, feet, and yards.
We will be learning about patterns in the multiplication table and then will start multiplying by 2.
Fourth and Fifth Grade News
Class Auction Basket
Please remember to send in your $5 for the class basket if you havenâ€™t done so already. Thanks to Mrs. Bell for helping us paint the mugs.
Mrs. Price-Murray and I are trying to set up a trip to Ganandagon either next Tuesday or the following Tuesday. This will be for grades 4-7. If you are willing to drive, please let me know.
Our new memory work is 2 Peter 1:20-21. We will continue learning about the way the Bible was written.
Fourth graders will start a unit about adding and subtracting large numbers.
Fifth graders will have their test on Thursday or Friday.
We will finish our story about Mae Jemison and then will start literature circles. Weâ€™ll also start using our new Storyworks magazines.
Weâ€™ll finish Chapter One about the physical geography of New York and will have a quiz on Thursday. This will be an open book test..
We will continue our unit about our organ systems. This week, weâ€™ll look at our digestive system.
Weâ€™ll focus on the parts of a well-written paragraph and will write several paragraphs.
Weâ€™ll do Lesson Three this week.
Middle School and High School News
No Bible class on Wednesday. The homework assignment from Lesson Two is due on Thursday.
Skillbuilder: Working on Grammar: Nouns
Spelling: State Names
Reading: Focus on Comprehension
Science 7 Life Science
Review for Chapter test, (Scientific Method) on Tuesday, begin new chapter on cells
Review for Chapter Test, (Geography, History and the Social Sciences), on Thursday.
English 10 & 11
This week we continue reading the novel A Separate Peace. There will be daily reading assignments for this. There is a vocabulary test Friday morning, on part 1 words from our novel.
We finish Hamlet and begin working on projects.
Tues.: 9:15 Anthony, 9:45 Andrew, 11:15 Will, 2:00 Hunter
Wed.: 7:45 Anna
Thurs.: 7:45 Alex, 9:00 Gage & Bram, 9:45 Andrea, Nick & Jonathan.
Next Tuesday, Oct. 10: 9:00 Genevieve, 9:45 Eleanor,10:45 Elizabeth.
Concert Band, Jazz Band, Concert Choir and Childrenâ€™s choir
These groups will all be performing at the 10:00 am assembly on Grandparentsâ€™ Day, Wednesday, October 4th. Parents and grandparents are invited to join us, as well as friends, neighbors and pastors. It will be a special morning. Please get the word out!
If you would like to honor or memorialize a loved one, consider donating a piece of music to one of our performing groups. Your dedication will be printed in the program, now and any time the piece is played in the future. If you would like to donate one of these pieces, please let the office know:
Star of Wonder $50
Christmas Classique $60
Twelve Carols for Christmas $65
Wondrous Love $70
Go Tell it on the Mountain $50
Still, still, still $50
Bossa de Java $50
Fireâ€™s Edge $45
Jurassic Park $40
Prelude to Bethlehem $45
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen $50
Brazilian Carol $50
My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness $60
Feed the Birds $30
Never Smile at a Crocodile $25