~No School~ Friday, April 18th and Monday, April 21st

School Announcements
Mr. Hamilton
Click the link to see Mr. Hamilton receive the Golden Apple Award from KAKE TV. 
Congratulations Mr. Hamilton!  www.kake.com/schools/goldenapple
Bingo and Baskets
Bingo and Baskets Night will be held on Thursday, May 1st from 6:00-8:00 P.M.  We will have a Basket Auction where everyone will have an opportunity to bid for various baskets.  Bingo games will be taking place in between the bidding.  Concessions will also be sold that evening.  Come out and join the fun, this is definitely a night that you won't want to miss!  Look for fliers to come home in the next few weeks for more information about the event and how you can help donate items for each classroom/grade level.
Kindergarten Round-Up for 2014-2015
If your child will be attending Kindergarten next year you are invited to attend Kindergarten Round-Up on Thursday, May 8th.  You will have two sessions to select from 2:45 - 3:45 PM or 5:00 - 6:00 PM.  You will get to meet our Kindergarten teachers, see the rooms and ask questions.  Childcare will be provided for both sessions. 
Tornado, Fire and Safety Drills
Students, teachers, and staff have been practicing safety procedures at school in case of a tornado, or fire.  In case of an emergency requiring evacation, Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church will be the primary evacuation site.  An evacuation drill was practiced in the fall.  In addition, we also hold monthly fire drills so that students will know how to leave the building quickly and where to go.  In the event of a tornado, students will be safe in our FEMA shelter.  Please know that once the doors to the shelter/gym are closed, we cannot allow anyone (children or adults) in or out until we receive the "All Clear" signal.  Your child's safety is our number one priority. 
Pre-K Enrollment for 2014-2015
Enrollment for free Pre-Kindergarten classes is going on now. Parents begin the enrollment process by completing an Interest Form either on paper or electronically on the Wichita Public Schools’ Web site. Both forms are found at www.ec.usd259.org.   

Children must turn 4-years-old by August 31, 2014 and be screened to meet the eligibility criteria for the program. Parents can call Early Childhood at 973-4708 or Griffith for more information.
Upcoming April/May Events
Monday, April 7th Pre-K Graduation Pictures
Friday, April 18th No School - Conference Release Day
Monday, April 21st No School - Inservice Day
Thursday, April 24th Griffith Grizzly Growlers - Elementary Choir Festival
Monday,  April 28th PM Pre-K Zoo - NO AM Class
Thursday, May 1st Bingo and Baskets 6:00 - 8:00
Friday, May 2nd 5th Grade Visit to Mead Middle School
Friday, May 2nd 3rd Grade Fitness Day
Monday, May 5th 5th Grade to Halstead
Monday, May 5th AM Pre-K to Zoo - NO PM Class
Wednesday, May 7th Wingnuts Game PM Pre-K and K-2
Thursday, May 8th Kindergarten Round-Up 2:45 - 3:45 or 5:00 - 6:00
Friday, May 9th 5th Grade to Hutchinson
Monday, May 12th Wingnuts Game AM Pre-K and 3-5
Monday, May 12th PTO Meeting 5:30
Thursday, May 15th Griffith Game Night 5:30 - 6:30
Tuesday, May 20th 5th Grade Graduation 2:30
Wednesday, May 21st Field Day
Thursday, May 22nd AM Pre-K Graduation 10:00 - PM Pre-K Graduation 2:00

                      Last Day of School - May 22nd

Things to Remember
  • Breakfast is served to students at 8:30-8:50 AM.
  • Students not eating breakfast may enter the building through Door 15 by the library) after 8:45 AM and head straight to the gym.
  • Our morning assembly will start at 8:50 AM. 
  • Students arriving after 9:00 AM will need to enter the school through Door 1. They will need a late slip from the office before joining their classes after the assembly. 
  • Parents coming to school after 9:15 will need to use the security entrance by using the buzzer. 
  • Parents may drop students off in front of the school by going northbound on Bluff. 
  • There is no parking in this Drop-off Zone area. Please AVOID Skinner and Funston both before and after school. 
  • Buses will be traveling southbound in the back of the school building. We have heard many positive comments so far about how this change has helped the flow of traffic and want to thank you for your efforts.  

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