Endeavor's "Day of National Parks" is coming up on November 16th! This year's "Day Of" will focus on our National Parks. Every subject area will approach this theme from that subject's perspective. Activities will range from creating brochures in ELA classes, using proportional reasoning in mathematics, learning the science behind geysers to preservation and conservation of our natural resources. Park Rangers will be speaking to some of the grades and students will be participating in hands-on activities that focus on the majestic beauty and nature of our National Parks. We are looking to borrow photographs (digital or print) of your children at any of our National Parks. If you can share these with us, please write your child's name and grade on the back. We will return them once our celebration is over. Send your photos to Mrs. Southard, email@example.com or Mrs. Tudor, firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 9th. Thanks!
The ECS Sibling Priority application period for the 2019-2020 school year is now open. Parents can complete the application online by following the link below. The application period will be open through 11:59 pm on Thursday, November 29th. The sibling lottery will be held on December 12th. Lottery results will be posted on the Admissions page of the ECS website by December 13th.
Coat Drive Through November 9th! Please send in any adult or kid-sized gently used coats, jackets, mittens, gloves, or scarves for K-2's House Honesto to donate to Note in the Pocket. You can drop off your items in the boxes found in the K-2 hallway.
SPOTLIGHT on Corporate Matching:
Corporate matching can make your gifts go even further for Endeavor! For example, an Endeavor family donates $50 a month to the Annual Fund and their employer matches gifts to non-profits at 100% - so Endeavor gets a check each month for $50 from the family AND a check from their employer's matching program for $50 doubling their monthly gifts. Last year Endeavor received close to $15,000 in corporate matches alone! It's usually a very simple process and definitely worth asking your employer if they offer "Matching Gifts for Non-Profits". Make your donation today! Thank you for supporting our students and teachers!
Student Assistance Program Update
Susan White, SAP Coordinator
The Student Assistance Program presented "Parent Talks" this week, the discussion topic was "Parenting in the Age of High Expectations". Mrs. White, Student Assistance Program Coordinator summarized her presentation and discussion items - CLICK HERE to view.
CAFE DAYS ordering window is now OPEN for the second half of 2nd quarter! You may place orders until Sunday 11/11 at midnight. Do not be left packing lunches everyday in the second quarter. Place order here.
THANK YOU PARENTS for another successful Lunch Blitz! What an amazing gift you have given your child's teacher!
Calling all lunch duty volunteers! Please remember to fill out a raffle ticket. You don't want to miss your chance to win the 11th spot in carpool or $50 gift certificate to Target. The drawing will be held on Facebook live on December 21st.
November is PAWS volunteer appreciation month! Thank you volunteers for giving your time, talents and energy. We are THANKFUL for you!
Relink Cards: Harris Teeter and Lowes Food need to be relinked EACH YEAR. Free money for our school just for shopping.
Terracyle was a success! Thank you for sending in your trash! Each item turns into money for ECS PAWS. The first graders are enjoying sorting trash for the school.
Planet Green: Support ECS PAWS recycling program through Planet Green Recycle. Plant Green recycled ink cartridges have the same great quality as name brand cartridges, but up to 70% less. You'll also be helping your environment and ECS! Please sign up for the PLANET GREEN RECYCLE PROGRAM.
Space Camp Fundraiser: Would you like to help 6th grade go to space camp? Scrips is a fundraiser that helps raise money while you shop! Scrip is a great way to order gift cards for the holiday season and Order by 11/2. For more information go toShop With Scrip. Please also contact Shannon Eddleman for more information at Eddleman.Shannon@gmail.com.
Spread the PAWSitive! Hospitality, Christen Stevens and Mary Beth Roberson created a Spooktacular breakfast for teachers and staff on 10/31. Thank you to everyone that donated to this staff breakfast!
Pride Athletics News
PRIDE BASKETBALL TEAM FAMILIES:
NEXT WEEK - GIRLS & BOYS TEAM PICTURES!
Boys and girls individual and team pictures will be taken NEXT TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30TH by professional photographer, Debbie Scioletti. Team pictures are scheduled to be taken on a practice day, so please make sure your child brings his/her uniform.
TEAM PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
We need your help collecting admission fees from visiting families at home games. This effort helps to significantly offset the cost of game officials. Please consider giving an hour of your time this season during one of our 7 home games. Support the athletic program while watching your kid play from a court-side seat! >>CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP<<