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

Upcoming Dates

 

2023/2024 School Year

 

Oct. 10 - PTIA Meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Oct. 13 - 2nd, 3rd, 4th Gr. to Wharton Center

Oct. 16 - Half-day w/dismissal at 12:10

Oct. 17 - Picture Retakes

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. 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. 22 - Jan. 5 - Winter Break

 

 

Lunch Info

Mon - Chicken Tenders

Tues - Galaxy Cheese Pizza

Wed - French Toast Sticks

Thurs - Beef Hot Dog

Fri - Grilled Cheese

 

Daily- Soft Pretzel Fun Lunch

 

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

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.

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.

Notes from the Office

Halloween Parties will be held on Tuesday, 10/31.  The parade will begin at 2:30.  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.  Please watch for classroom/grade level details in the near future regarding volunteer opportunities for the parties.

Picture Retakes - Tuesday, October 17

If your child is new to Wacousta or was absent on the original school picture day, they will have their picture taken the MORNING of 10/17.

If you would like to have your child have retakes, please send their photo packet back to school as soon as possible.  We will make sure they have those done on 10/17 as well.  They may not have retakes without their original photo packet. 

Hot Off the Press!!!

Our School Directory is now available!  They are $1.00 and you may get them from the school office.

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!

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

The PTIA is excited to bring back the Snack Shop! Our first date will be October 6th. 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. 

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.

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. 6-8 » Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah
  • Oct. 8-14 » Fire Prevention Week
  • Oct. 8-14 » Nat'l Metric Week
  • Oct. 9-13 » Nat'l School Lunch Week
  • Oct. 9 » Indigenous People's Day
  • Oct. 9 » Columbus Day
  • Oct. 15-21 » America’s Safe Schools Week
  • Oct. 15-24 » Navaratri
  • Oct. 16-20 » Nat'l School Bus Safety Week
  • Oct. 16 » Boss’s Day
  • Oct. 16 » Birth of the Bab
  • Oct. 16 » World Food Day
  • Oct. 17 » Birth of the Baha u llah
  • 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

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 27 – 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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