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Students Learn HTML Code
8:25 AM - 3:50 PM
Pre-K - 5
Pre-K - 5th Grade
Purple and Gold
A reminder that school hours are from 8:25 AM - 3:50 PM. There is no adult supervision available for students until 8:00 AM unless you participate in Latchkey services. In the morning students who arrive prior to 8:10 AM should enter through the front doors and go to the gym. Pre-K students who do not eat lunch at school should not be dropped off until 12:30 PM. Thank you for your cooperation on these matters.
We will be sending all regular weekly communications home in Friday Folders. Please be sure to check the contents of the folder each week, sign that you have viewed them, and then return the folder promptly on Monday.
From the Healthroom . . . .
Medications at School
According to Kansas State Statutes, children who have medications to take at school need to have them kept in the Nurse’s office and not with the child. Especially in elementary, medications are to be kept in a locked cabinet at all times for the safety of your child and other children at the school. If you are sending medications to the health room via your child, please call the Health aid to let her know they are on the way and can take them from your child before school starts. Thank you for your help in this matter.
When Your Child Is Sick
It is recommended that children with symptoms such as
need to stay home for 24 hours after these symptoms are resolved, unless a note from the family physician states that the student can attend school. Children should be fever-free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of fever reducing medication before returning to school.
|Morgan Lehning, LPN||Nursefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Savannah Bazil||First Gradeemail@example.com|
|Alicia Chavers||First Gradefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bethany Craig||First Gradeemail@example.com|
|Amanda Hollenbeck||First Gradefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gena Harris||Second Gradeemail@example.com|
|Randy Pretzer||Second Gradefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hollie Reece||Second Gradeemail@example.com|
|Haleigh Sheler||Second Gradefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Brylee Elmore||Third Gradeemail@example.com|
|Tiffany Butler||Third Gradefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Amber Marrs||Third Gradeemail@example.com|
|Rhonda Dezotell||Fourth Gradefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Derrial Nichols||Fourth Gradeemail@example.com|
|Carrie Thrash||Fourth Gradefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Robyn Darbyshire||Fifth Gradeemail@example.com|
|Amber Dougan||Fifth Gradefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kelsey Garner||Fifth Gradeemail@example.com|
|Brenda Lolling||Literacy Firstfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Westina Fields||Resource Kemail@example.com|
|Sarah Jones||Resource firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Karla Jeardoe||Resource Giftedemail@example.com|
|Mary Francis Dunn||Speechfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Laurien Taton||Orchestra view email@example.com|
|Band view firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kelly Kennedy||Computer Labemail@example.com|
|Holly Easterby||Library Clerkfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sue Cooper||Kitchen Manageremail@example.com|
In the Office:
Mr. Brian Howard, Principal
Morgan Lehning, LPN
Rex Elementary School
1100 W. Grand
Haysville, KS 67060
Tel: 316-554-2281 Fax: 316-554-2283
7:40 AM - 4:10 PM
Monday - Friday
U.S.D. 261 Administration Building
Mark Your Calendars - March No School Dates
March 17: End of the Nine Weeks
March 20-24: Spring Break
CHS Students team up with Fifth Graders for Hour of Code
Seventeen Campus High School students participated in the third Hour of Code event hosted at Rex Elementary School on December 9. The program is a global initiative to get younger students interested in computer science, particularly coding. The students were taught html/css coding as they created their own basic websites.
Emergency Safety Interventions Policy
Kansas regulations now require that we provide all parents with notice of policies regarding Emergency Safety Interventions ("ESI''). The State of Kansas policy is available on our website and in our student handbooks. In addition, we will provide a copy of the policy at any time upon request.
Did you know that students must learn approximately 3,000 new words per year in order to acquire the vocabulary knowledge needed in high school?
TAPS Program - Begins September 19 through March 9
TAPS (Teaching Assessment Preparation Skills) is for 3-5 grade students who may need extra help in specific skill areas. TAPS meets Monday - Thursday (no Fridays) from September through March, from 3:55 - 4:50 PM. If you have any questions about TAPS, please visit with your childs classroom teacher.
Accelerated Reader and Math
Now you can check your child's progress in Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math from home. Renaissance Learning has released a Home Connect program. Follow this link and use the same log in information your child uses at school. Click Here for HOME CONNECT
Students Improve Skills with SuccessMaker
Rex students now have a new tool to improve their reading and math skills. SuccessMaker is a computer program which creates individualized sets of activities for each student at their level of performance. Prior to beginning the program, the student takes a pre-test to determine their performance level. Next the program develops activities for the students to do to improve their skills, when the activities are mastered they move to the next level. The students enjoy the activities and learning becomes fun! SuccessMaker is one of many tools used at Rex Elementary to improve academics.
School Contact Is Important
Our kids need our involvement in their lives. They may complain and say, "we do not trust them," but in reality we only want to be sure they are making correct choices.
Most of the Rex teachers have some form of weekly communication with parents; usually a folder or an agenda. Don't hesitate to contact the teacher or Principal Brian Howard if you want to know how your child is doing, what their behavior has been like, or even to know their reading and math levels. To reach Mr. Howard, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Opportunities at Rex Elementary
Mentor: Have lunch with a child once a week! Quality time in this one-on-one relationship can help students in many areas that affect life at home and at school.
Tutor: Help a child be successful in school by tutoring them during the school day.
Guest Speaker: Visit a classroom to give a presentation and answer questions about careers or your topic of interest.
Student Interest Group: You can share a talent or a special interest with a group of students such as sports, crafts, or you can talk about topics of interest to the students. Usually this is a once-a-week commitment for six weeks during the students lunch and lunch recess.
Special Events: Help Communities in Schools and Rex Elementary with school-wide events.
Supplies or Drives: You can also help our Rex students and their families by participating in our school drives by donating much needed miscellaneous items such as backpacks, school supplies, clothing, food, etc.
Please Help Our School
BOXTOPS: Can be found on General Mills products. Please have your student bring in box tops and put them in the box top box in their classroom for a chance at classroom parties!
MY COKE REWARDS: Can be found on 12 packs, 24 packs, and bottle caps of all Coke products. Please have your student bring these to the office or Mrs. Thrash the school counselor.
CAMPBELLS SOUP LABELS: These can be found on all Campbell’s soup. Please have your student bring these to the office.