Winter Teacher Appreciation!

Posted December 17th, 2015 & filed under News

We love our teachers!! Yesterday morning, the PTO brought treats and baked goods to their staff meeting to show our appreciation for all they do for our children! Our school staff rocks!!

 

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Maratón De Lectura Funds Make Teacher Grants Possible!

Posted December 16th, 2015 & filed under News

We have had an awesome fall season at Eagle Heights! We are fortunate that our Maratón de Lectura Fundraiser did so well, and we have raised funds to give directly back to the teachers and staff for enhancing learning in the classrooms!

This is our 3rd year offering a grant program to teachers and school staff and feedback from our wonderful staff has been very positive. It’s entirely funded by donations so THANK YOU, parents, for contributing to the success of our children’s classrooms!

What is the Grant Program about?
After Maratón De Lectura finished, the PTO sent out grant applications to all of the school staff. The purpose of the grant process is to give all school staff the opportunity to request funds for resources and/or activities that would help enrich, enhance, and engage the students within a deeper level of their curriculum learning.

Our PTO board recently approved the following requests:

  • Stylus pens for iPads for fine motor skill building for Kindergarten
  • 1st Grade Tower Garden
  • 2nd Grade Ride and Read Action Based learning
  • Art and Culture diversity books for art classes
  • New Music for 5th and 6th grade band students
  • Spelling City licenses for individualized spelling lists for 3rd & 4th graders
  • Song books for letter sound word study for K-2 grades
  • Kinder Rug & Sound Phones for K-1 grades
  • Ukele tuners for music class
  • Bowling cart, VersaBag Duffel for Physical Education classes
  • Hokki Stools
  • Headphones, Fidget pencil toppers, Thinking Putty
  • 5th Grade PALS program (Peer Assisted Learning Strategy)
  • 5th Grade Units of Study Research-Based Writing Curriculum
  • Educreations.com teacher app for word work/word sorting
  • Get comfortable reading – bean bags for 6th grade

We can’t thank our awesome parents enough for supporting the PTO,  which in turn helps directly support our children, teachers and classrooms! We appreciate your support! Thank you for making our school an even better place for our children.

 

Many thanks on behalf of the PTO,

Michelle Barnes and Amanda Muhlbauer, PTO co-Presidents

Directories are in!

Posted December 4th, 2015 & filed under News

Did you get your purple student directory? It should have gone home by now to oldest or only child at EHSI. Did you know the PTO creates this and pays to be printed? Shout out to Michelle Barnes and Kelly Weinblatt for doing the work to create these books! We love having the directories!

Food Service Appreciation!

Posted November 25th, 2015 & filed under News

Thank you to our awesome Food Service staff!!

Rock In Prevention – An Anti-Bullying PTO sponsored Event

Posted November 15th, 2015 & filed under News

On November 14th, students learned about strategies to avoid bullying and bully behaviors and ways to be a good and supportive friend through the Rock In Prevention program. We were joined by 30 CMS 8th graders who were all former EHSI students. We loved this partnership and hope to look for more ways to make this happen!
The day was presented entirely in Spanish, including the music, and each of our students were given a music CD to take home to share the message and songs they learned that day.
This event was also featured on the Eden Prairie School’s Facebook Page – check it out!
This majority of this event was funded by the PTO. Thanks to everyone for supporting the PTO – your fundraising efforts enable us to bring events like this into the school to benefit our children!unnamed (1) unnamed (2) unnamed

 

Volunteer Día De Los Muertos Event Coordinators Needed

Posted November 4th, 2015 & filed under News

How much did our Día De Los Muertos event rock?!??

This event is made possible b/c of the efforts of our fabulous Sra. Roos and many staff and volunteers. We couldn’t do it without ya!

Wanna join the fun and help plan the event next year? We need 2 event coordinators and 2 assistant coordinators for next year so that we can keep the tradition going.  **These positions have flexible hours and the majority of the work can be done outside of the normal school day.**

Contact volunteer@ehsipto.org if you are interested.

Thank you – we appreciate our volunteers!

Día De Los Muertos Thank You!

Posted November 1st, 2015 & filed under News

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Our second annual Día De Los Muertos was a success! This event was made possible due to the efforts of many. Thank you to Sra. Roos for all of her work in creating the event and to parent volunteer coordinators, Damaris Hernandez and Kelly Hedlund. Thank you to our dozens of volunteers for helping throughout the day. Special thanks to Sr. Pinck for performing his music during the event and to local Eden Prairie restaurant, Aurelia’s, for donating proceeds to the PTO. The money donated will be used to help pay for programs like this one that help enrich our school!

We also had several teachers and staff participate as well, including Sra. Chepokas, pictured below, as well as Sr. Hegland and Sra. Sigüenza, pictured with Sra. Roos. Thank you to everyone for attending!

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School Board Elections November 3rd!

Posted October 28th, 2015 & filed under News

Here is a note from the Eden Prairie School Board:

Dear Parents and Guardians of Eden Prairie Schools:

On November 3rd residents of Eden Prairie will have the opportunity to elect four of seven School Board members to serve 4-year terms beginning January 4, 2016. We encourage you to become informed about all of the candidates so you are able to vote for School Board members who will best represent your priorities and values. If you have questions about voter eligibility, polling locations or early voting, please visit the Eden Prairie School website www.edenpr.org or contact Laurie Hemstock, Elections Coordinator, at 952-975-7072.

Over the past few years your current School Board has made it a priority to find new ways of connecting with taxpayers and residents of Eden Prairie. We have attended meetings with groups such as the Preschool and Community Ed Advisory Councils, the Senior Center, members of the Somali community, and PTOs. If you are a member of a community group that would like to invite the Board to come to one of your meetings, or if you simply have questions or comments for the Board, please email us at SchoolBoard@edenpr.org.

Thank you for your valued partnership!

Ranee Jacobus, Chair
Dave Espe, Vice Chair
Karla Bratrud, Treasurer
Elaine Larabee, Clerk
John Estall, Director
Holly Link, Director
Holly Parker, Director