9135 Herbison Rd, Eagle, MI 48822 | glcomets.net | Phone: 925-5940 | Fax: 925-5970 | Attendance: 925-5971

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These students were chosen for their outstanding observant behaviors in the classroom.

Charlotte Keel, Madison Fitz, Micaiah Kuykendoll, Zander Morr, Sabrina McDaniel, Abram Bliesener, Olivia Horn, Makenna Loveless, Tyler Meengs, Ridley Dothsuk, Zoe Regan, Delaney Cook, Avery Riedel, Quinn Caterino, Emersyn Bowers

Upcoming Dates

 

2023/2024 School Year

 

Oct. 20 - 2nd Gr. to MSU Children's Garden

Oct. 27 - BK-KDG to Peacock Tree Farm

Oct. 27 - Trunk-or-Treat 5:30 - 6:30

Nov. 3 - Snack Shop

Nov. 6 - Conferences 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Nov. 6-10 Book Fair 

Nov. 9 - Conferences 5:00 - 8:00 p.m

Nov. 10 - Half-day w/dismissal at 12:10

Nov. 10 - Conferences 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Nov. 17 - Half-day w/dismissal at 12:10

Nov. 20-24 - Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 1 - Snack Shop

Dec. 7-8 - Holiday Shop

Dec. 22 - Jan. 5 - Winter Break

Jan. 15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

Feb. 14 - Student Count Day

Feb. 16 - Hal-day w/dismissal at 12:10

Feb. 19 - Presidents' Day - No School

Lunch Info

Mon - Pepperoni & Cheese Bosco Sticks w/Sauce

Tues - Chicken Nuggets

Wed - Cheeseburger

Thurs - Mini Corn Dogs

Fri - Mini Waffles, Turkey Sausage Pattie

 

Daily- Muffin Fun Lunch

 

You can find the Lunch Menus at https://www.glcomets.net/parentcommunityresources/lunchmenus/

Notes From the Office

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Monday, 11/6 and Thursday, 11/9 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Our virtual option is on Friday, 11/10 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m..  You may use this link to schedule a conference for your child(ren).

https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Wacousta_Elementary_School

If you have difficulty scheduling a conference, please call the school office and we'll be happy to assist you.

Fall Book Fair

FALL” in Love with Reading”

The Book Fair will be open to everyone during the following hours:

Monday, November 6 - Friday November 10, 2023 during regular School Hours and

Monday, November 6 and Thursday, November 9, 5-8 pm.

During Parent Teacher  Conferences

Profits from the Book Fair are used to add books, supplies and equipment to our school.  If you have any questions about the Fall Book Fair, please call Mrs. Patrick at Wacousta School 925-5940.

Wacousta Health Updates

Hand Foot Mouth 

We have had a recent uptick in the number of Hand, Foot and Mouth cases in our building.  Please know that our custodial staff is taking extra care each evening to help with the spread of this very contagious childhood illness.  Here are some facts about this condition:

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Facts:
Symptoms: 
Sudden onset of fever, sore throat, tiny blisters/sores in mouth/throat and rash on hands/soles of feet (may also occur on buttocks, legs, or arms).

Mode of Spread: Contact with respiratory secretions, fluids from blisters, and stool from an infected person.

Incubation Period: 3-5 days from the last contact with an infected individual.

Contagious Period: A person is most communicable from 2-3 days before onset of illness until several days after onset and it’s shed in the stool for weeks.

Exclusion from School: Children with an active case of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease should be excluded from school during the acute stage of illness including fever, sores in the mouth or open blisters on the hand and feet.

Return to School: Your child may return to school after 24 hours of being fever free (without the use of fever reducer medication), and as long as secretions from blisters can be contained.

You should contact your child’s physician if the above symptoms are noticed. Good hygiene measures, like frequent hand washing, plus washing contaminated surfaces and clothing are the best way to lower your child’s risk and spread of infection. Please notify the school if your child has been diagnosed with Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease.

Halloween Parties will be held on Tuesday, 10/31.  The parade will begin at 2:00.  Parents and visitors are welcome to line up around the building to enjoy the students and staff parade all the way around!  Classroom parties will take place after the parade.  Siblings are welcome to watch the parade but we do not have room in the classrooms for them to be part of the classroom party. 

Costume Guide:  Students should NOT wear their costumes to school that day, they will put them on in the afternoon. Costumes promoting violence, blood, indecency, or involving weapons are not allowed. They should be elementary-school appropriate.  Costume masks are allowed, but there is not enough staff or time to help with make-up. We want to promote a fun, positive climate to the afternoon's activities.

  • Officers:
  • Jessica Ladd, President
  • Liz Bliesener, Vice President
  • Melissa Graeser, Treasurer
  • Tracy Johnson, Secretary

Snack Shop!!!

Our next date will be November 3rd. Each student will be able to purchase up to 3 items. Each item will cost $1. We ask that parents send in exact change if possible. 

Box Tops for Education

Please continue to collect Box Tops for Education! This program is completely online now. To get the app please go to www.Boxtops4education.com

You can follow the Wacousta Elementary School PTIA on Facebook and email us at ptiawacousta@gmail.com

Trunk - or - Treat... coming soon to a school near you!

The Wacousta PTIA is excited to bring a Trunk or Treat event to the school for students, staff, and families! Please see the flyer below for more info! 

If you are interested in signing up for one of the car spaces, please click here-https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050449A4AF29A0FE3-44420013-trunk

If you are interested in volunteering at the event, please click here-https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050449A4AF29A0FE3-44447089-trunk. Please note, that more opportunities may be added to this sign up as the event approaches.

Arrival and Dismissal

When calling in for any of the following reasons please identify your student by first and last name, grade, and teacher.

School Arrival:  Students may not be dropped off prior to 8:40 a.m. since we do not have supervision available. If your student will be getting breakfast it is important that they arrive at the drop off time and go directly to the cafeteria.  Arriving late, makes them late for class start time at 9:00.

School Dismissal:  School ends at 3:55 p.m.  All students should be picked up no later than 4:05 p.m. If you are picking up your child at the end of the day and want to meet them at parent pick up, please do not get in the parent pick up line.  We ask that you park in a parking spot and walk to meet your child.  ALSO, PLEASE DO NOT GO PAST THE CONES TO COLLECT YOUR CHILD.  WE HAVE ADULT SUPERVISION TO ENSURE THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF THE STUDENTS.  If you remain in your vehicle, please continue to move up in line and we'll get your student(s) to you. ~Thank you very much for your cooperation!

Half-day dismissal:  Is at 12:10 p.m.

Late Arrivals:  If you know your child is going to be arriving late, please call or email the school office to let us know.  It is also helpful to let us know if they need a school lunch and which option they'd prefer.  We'll make sure to get that ordered for them.

Early Pick-Up:  If you are planning to pick-up your child early please call the school office no later than 2:30 p.m.  We distribute the pick-up list to teachers after this time.

Absences:  If your student will be absent or becomes ill and cannot attend school, please call the office and let us know your students name, teacher, reason for absence and symptoms.  Thank you for your cooperation.

COVID REPORTING
To report a positive Covid case, please complete the Covid Reporting Form.

MEDICATION 

All medication needs to be brought to school by a parent/guardian.  This includes all over the counter medication (cough drops, Tylenol, etc) as well.  You will find medication documents at this link: medication and health information Click on School Health Information and Forms.

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Due to the number of life-threatening allergies we have in our building, we respectfully request that you do not send in any type of food for birthday treats.  Mr. Groves celebrates each child by announcing their name during the morning announcements and he personally presents them with a birthday pencil.

If you so choose, you are welcome to bring in a non-edible treat for your child's classmates but they may not include any type of gum or candy.  Some parents choose to send in something small like a pencil or stickers, but that is up to each family.  It is definitely your choice and we understand that not all families are able to do something like this.

We also request that you do not send birthday invitations to school.  If you would like an address list, we will have School Directories available in the near future for $1.00.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

District and Community News

Recognitions and Acknowledgements in the Upcoming Days
  • Oct. is Nat'l Bullying Prevention Month
  • Oct. is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month 
  • October is Nat'l Principals Month
  • October is Crime Prevention Month
  • Oct. 21 » Sweetest Day
  • Oct. 23-31 » Red Ribbon Week
  • Oct. 28 » Make a Difference Day
  • Oct. 31 » Halloween
  • Oct. 31 - Nov. 2 » Day of the Dead
  • Nov. is Nat'l Native American Heritage Month
  • Nov. is Nat'l Youth Homeless Awareness Month
  • Nov. 1 » All Saints’ Day
  • Nov. 1 » Samhain
  • Nov. 5 » Standard Time begins; change clocks
  • Nov. 7 » Election Day
  • Nov. 11 » Veterans Day
  • Nov. 12 » Diwali
  • Nov. 13-17 » American Education Week
  • Nov. 13-17 » Geography Awareness Week
  • Nov. 13 » World Kindness Day
  • Nov. 15 » America Recycles Day
  • Nov. 15 » Education Support Professionals Day 
  • Nov. 16 » National Parental Involvement Day
  • Nov. 17 » Substitute Educators Day
  • Nov. 19-25 » National Family Week
  • Nov. 20 » Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution
  • Nov. 23 » Thanksgiving Day

Is something missing? Please share with John Ellsworth, GLPS Director of Communications, any  additional Recognitions & Acknowledgments you think we should include on this list or upcoming lists – email him at EllsworthJ@GLcomets.net.

The Grand Ledge Emergency Assistance Program (GLEAP) is currently taking applications for its annual Christmas Food Basket program for families who live in the Grand Ledge School District.  Donors in the community (individuals & groups) have volunteered to provide a food basket during the Christmas season for families in need.  If this would be helpful for your family, please submit an application by October 28 – pick up a paper application in the school's main office or complete an online application at GLcomets.net/ChristmasFoodBasket.  You will be contacted by a donor sometime early in December.  This will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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