No School
There is no school for students on Friday, Oct. 12th. This is the end of the nine week grading period. Students are also out of school on Thursday, Oct. 18th and 19th for conferences.

 

Conferences will be held in individual classrooms, Monday, Oct. 15th and Tuesday, Oct. 16th from 4:00 - 8:30 PM. Staff will be contacting you soon to set up a date and time. If you have any questions, please contact our office.

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

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.

Rex Elementary School Recognized as a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools Award Winner!

Capturing Kids' HeartsRex Elementary School has been recognized by the Flippen Group to receive a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase SchoolsTM award for the 2017-2018 school year. Capturing Kids' Hearts and the Flippen Group provides processes for teachers and staff to connect students with their peers and adults on campus, and to create classrooms where students are excited to enter and learn every day, creating a positive and productive learning environment. Our staff works daily on building meaningful relationships with the students, providing a safe environment and making learning FUN! Thank you to all staff, students and parents for making this school such a wonderful place to be!

 

 

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

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

October Update!

This month, your child’s teacher has finished up testing and diagnosing what skills your child needs to help him/her become fluent in reading. If your child is in grades PreK-1 grade, they have been given the Phonological Awareness Skills Test and the Phonics assessment. Second and third graders have taken the previous assessments plus the Primary/Elementary Spelling Inventory and the fluency assessment from our Aimsweb program. Fourth and fifth graders have taken the Elementary Spelling Inventory and the fluency assessment from our Aimsweb program. So needless to say, your child has been thoroughly assessed in their reading skills!
Your child’s teacher has settled into a routine with the Literacy centers rotations, whole group components and MIRP (Monitored Independent Reading Practice). They have started teaching small groups during centers at their teacher table. There is a lot going on during reading!

If you have any questions about Literacy First, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher, call me at 554-2281, email brlolling@usd261.com, or check out the official website:.

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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