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Dual Language Immersion Orientation
The district will hold the Dual Language Immersion Orientation on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Ecker Hill Middle School auditorium.
The purpose of the meeting is to provide information regarding the registration process for entrance into the dual language immersion program at the four elementary schools.
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From the Desk of Dr. Einhorn
Happy holidays to all! We have two more weeks before Christmas break, and with the luxury of having a longer break this year, it will be important that your children are in school each day through the 20th. All 1st-5th grade students will be introduced to computer coding this week in conjunction with the national week of coding. Sam Thompson, one of the district Educational Technologists, and Jo Tillman, our Trailside Ed Tech, will be leading those sessions throughout the week. Students will also have the opportunity to see the Park City Dance production of The Nutcracker Tuesday morning. Our annual holiday sing-along for students and staff will take place on Friday, the 20th.
It’s important that parents understand the rules for teacher and staff gifts as outlined in School Board policy 7005. Cash gifts, to include gift cards, are not permitted, and other gifts are limited to $50.00 or less. The exact language states:
No district employee shall knowingly receive, accept, take, seek, or solicit directly or indirectly, any gift, compensation, or loan for the employee or another that would tend improperly to influence a reasonable person to depart from the faithful and impartial discharge of the person's duties, such as gifts from parents. This guideline does not apply to the following:
1. An occasional non-pecuniary gift having a value not in excess of $50.00.
While I understand wanting to give teachers gifts at the holidays, collection of cash gifts for teachers and/or gift cards violate this policy.
Please make sure that you enter and exit the parking lots as indicated on the signs. Also, make sure you park if you need to get out of the car to assist your child. Parking or getting out of the car in the drop-off lane is a safety hazard and impedes the flow of traffic.
There will be an important orientation meeting on Wednesday, January 6th for all parents of current Kindergarten students who are interested in having their child enrolled in Dual Immersion for 2014-15. Registration packets will be available after the meeting. Orientation for incoming Kindergarten students will be held February 6th. This meeting usually takes place in May, but is being held early in order to project numbers of entering K students for 2014-15.
Other dates to keep in mind include:
January 9th—Geography Bee—4th and 5th grade students
January 13th -17th —DIBELS testing
January 20th—Martin Luther King Day—No School
January 23rd—French movie night
January 30th-31st—Trailside Science Fair
That’s it for now. Enjoy this busy month, and have a wonderful holiday break with your family and friends!
Dr. Kathy Einhorn
Principal, Trailside Elementary