March News 2019
March……its winter’s last stand, St. Patrick’s Day and lots of basketball! We will be following several college basketball teams as they play through the NCAA tournament. Our display case in the lunch room will be full of items representing college teams in Kansas and around the Midwest. At lunch and recess we will talk about the tournament journey…..who’s in, who’s out. This is a fun season for the students and it’s a great way to teach our youngsters what it takes to get to college and especially what it takes to be a college athlete……lots of hard work starting now, practicing good study habits and setting high goals.
Snow Make-Up Days: The USD 365 Board of Education approved the following days as our make-up days:
April 19, 2019 – Good Friday (8:05 am to 3:05 pm)
May 17, 2019 – DISTRICT PLAY DAY (note that this is a date change from the school calendar)
May 20, 2019 – Play Day Rain Date or Regular Day (8:05 am to 3:05 pm)
May 21, 2019 – Early Dismissal (1:00)
IF additional days need to be made up, they will be added beyond May 20, 2019.
Please mark these dates and plan for your child to attend school!
Spring Pictures: Proofs/order forms were sent home the week of March 4. Please return your order and payment to the office by Tuesday, March 19th. If you would like to order your child’s picture, but your budget doesn’t allow it during order time, you may still order the pictures with a “Late Order Envelope”. Please contact the school office if you would like a late order envelope. Picture packages can also be ordered on-line through Inter-State studios, for up to a year!
End of 3rd Quarter: Friday, March 8th. Grade cards will go home with students on Friday, March 22.
Pride Assembly: We will hold a third quarter Pride Assembly on Wednesday, March 27th @ 2:30 p.m.
Yearbooks!!! Please send in your order form and payment for the 2018-2019 yearbook. Forms were sent home on Thursday, March 7th. We need the orders by April 1st. The deadline is a little later this year since we missed so many days of school due to snow. Since it is later- please get your orders turned in as soon as possible. We need a minimum of 50 orders…..Pre-K through 6th grade……every order counts! Checks should be made payable to Greeley PTO. Questions? Please contact Lori in the school office @ 785-867-3460. These are wonderful keepsakes for your child……time flies by!
Spring Break: March 11-15, 2019. Take time to get away or just enjoy time with family!
Greeley Kindergarten Round-Up: Thursday, March 21st 8:30-10:15 am. Children who will turn 5 years old by August 31, 2019 are eligible to begin Kindergarten in the fall of 2019. Please allow 45 mins. to an hour to complete paper work and to allow your child to visit the activity stations. A state certified birth certificate, a copy of a current immunization log and a current health physical (since Sept. 2018) are required at enrollment in August. If you have this paperwork please bring it with you to Round-Up. Parents/Guardians may call 785-867-3460 to make an appointment or for further information. For immunization requirements for 2019-2020, click on the following link: http://www.kdheks.gov/immunize/schoolInfo.htm
State Assessment Testing: We will soon begin Kansas State Assessment Testing. While we recommend that your child always get a good night’s sleep and have breakfast in the morning, it is especially important to oversee this during testing time. The state assessment schedule is below:
Fifth/Sixth Grades: Math: March 19 & 20; ELA: March 25 & 26; 5th grade Science: March 28 & 29
Third/Fourth Grades: ELA April 3 & 4 Math: April 10 & 11
With the many scheduling adjustments needed to be made this year, please watch for notes regarding changes and also check the school website for the most current changes: www.usd365.org click on Greeley Campus.
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