HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Winter Break

DEC 20 - JAN 3

Winter Parties

Tuesday, December 19 from 3:00-3:45.

5th Grade Choir Program

December 14

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM in the Gym,

Band & Orchestra Concert

December 15

10:15 AM in the Gym

Showing Rex P.R.I.D.E.

One student a week is nominated by their teacher based on our Rex P.R.I.D.E. principles.

(P-Preparation, R–Respect, I– Integrity, D –Discipline, E– Excellence.)

The students must do an excellent job of showing P.R.I.D.E. in all areas of our school including the bathroom, hallways, lunchroom, and playground. The student's name is announced over the intercom on Friday morning and they receive a prize and certificate.

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. Children lose track of time and are prone to wanting to use their medications when they feel the need, rather than the proper times. I do realize that some parents send medications to the health room via their children. I would appreciate a call so that I know they are on the way and can take them from your child before school starts. Thank you for your help in this matter.

Illness

It is recommended that children with the following symptoms 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.

  • fever at or above 100F
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • sore throat
  • rashes
  • red, draining eyes
  • thick, green nasal discharge
  • ear drainage

Please feel free to contact me anytime if you have questions or concerns about your child/children as I have a very open door policy and enjoy meeting parents as well. Looking forward to a great year!!!

Morgan Lehning, LPN

Please save the following for Rex Elementary:

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!

CAMPBELLS SOUP LABELS-These can be found on all Campbell’s soup. Please have your student bring these to the office.

Collecting these items found on products used daily greatly helps your school! Please remind friends and family to collect these also!

BoxTops

Extra Help is Available

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.

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.

Latchkey before school is provided through the Haysville Activity Center (HAC). For information to sign up your child for morning latchkey or for drop in care for your kids on days in which school is out.

Call the school if you are interested in becoming a teacher helper, tutor, field trip monitor, etc. The students need YOU!

Literacy First

December Update!

Did you know that student’s must learn approx. 3,000 new words per year in order to acquire the vocabulary knowledge needed in high school?

  • Three hundred to five hundred of those must be taught explicitly.
  • Some of the best ways to ensure your child is learning new words is to have conversations with them every chance you get. Talk to them while you are making dinner, driving them to swimming lessons, waiting for the dentist or doctor to come in. Make every opportunity count–they are only young once!
  • Sometimes it is difficult for children to learn new words. To help make cognitive connections, try having your child illustrate the word they are learning or create a game out of it.

If you have any questions about Literacy First please feel free to contact your child’s teacher, myself or check out the official website: www.catapultlearning.com

P.R.I.D.E.

Preparation - Respect - Integrity - Discipline - Excellence

School Facts

Student Enrollment: 551 students

Grade Levels: Pre-K thru 5th

School Colors: Purple and Gold

Mascot: Roadrunner

Principal: Brian Howard

 



School Hours

Kdg - 5th
8:25 AM - 3:50 PM
AM Pre-K
8:25 AM - 11:25 PM
PM Pre-K
12:50 PM - 3:50 PM
Rex Elementary School

Membership

Rex PTO always accepts new members.

Meeting Dates:

The next PTO meeting is to be announced.

Volunteer Forms

If you haven't filled out a volunteer form and would like to go on field trips with students, please pick up a volunteer form and fill it out.

2017-18 Officers

President: Amanda Hollenbeck
Co-vice President: Bethany Craig
Co-vice President: Hollie Reece
Secretary: Michelle Groh
Treasurer: Michelle Steen
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Brian Howard, Principal

Brian Howard

Principal

email: bhoward@usd261.com

In the Office

Michelle Steen
Secretary

email: msteen@usd261.com

Jan Williams
Attendance Secretary

email: jawilliams@usd261.com

 

Rex Elementary School
1100 W. Grand
Haysville, KS 67060
P: (316) 554-2281
F: (316) 554-2283

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