Wildcat Weekly


from the desk of Principal Mrs. Pat White

October 14, 2014

Elkhorn School (209) 953-8330


Important Reminders!


Picture Retakes: Picture retakes are on Friday, October 17th at 8am.  Please pick up a new order form from the office if you’d like to have your pictures retaken.


Cookie Dough and Chico Bag orders: The PTSA would like to thank everyone who supported Elkhorn through the last fundraiser.  Orders will be delivered on Thursday, October 23rd. 


Box Top Drive: Save your Box Tops - the Fall Drive has begun.  This is an easy way to raise money for Elkhorn.  Bring your box tops in this week to your 1st period teacher.


Scrip: Scrip order forms are being sent home today.  Orders are due Monday, October 20th by 8:30am.


National Geographic Geo Bee: Each year 12,000 schools hold an exciting competition that empowers four million students to learn about their world.  Can you name this national competition?  It’s the National Geographic Geo Bee and Elkhorn is proud to be one of the 12,000 schools  worldwide.  The competition is open to 4th through 8th grade students.  If you are interested, the first meeting will be held Wednesday, October 22  from 2:15-3:15 in Room 2.  If you have questions, you can check with Mrs. Seabourn or Mr. Robinson. 


Elementary Science Olympiad Meeting: An Elementary Science Olympiad (SO) meeting will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, October 15th from 6-7pm in the MPR.


PTSA Meeting: A PTSA meeting will be held on Thursday, October 16th at 8:15am in the MPR.  No matter your level of interest, they have a spot for you!


Washington DC Trip: Mrs. Sanchez is heading up a trip to Washington DC over the Spring Break in March for 6th - 8th graders.  If interested, attend the informational meeting on Wednesday, October 23rd at 6pm in the MPR. 


Dress Code Reminder: Fall is here and a it’s good time to review the dress code policy as found in the planner. Tops should always cover undergarments. Shorts and skirts must be at least finger tip length. Leggings are not allowed unless if under a dress or skirt that is finger tip length. Leggings or other stretch-type bottoms like exercise/yoga pants alone are not appropriate attire. Hats may be worn outside but must be removed when entering a building. Middle school students have PE daily, so athletic shoes are   required. Students not in dress code may be given an alternate outfit to wear and/or call home for appropriate clothing.


Homework Requests: Absent students are responsible for making up all missed work. Students absent for one or two days should expect to take care of missed work, tests, and assignments upon their return to school. Parents/Guardians may contact the office to request homework on the third day of an excused                      absence.  Teachers cannot be expected to prepare assignments for planned absences that exceed five days. Please note that removing your student from school for an extended period of time results in a large quantity of make-up assignments and irretrievable/irrecoverable instructional time.




Weekly Schedule:



· 5th grade Band, 1:45pm

· Elementary Science Olympiad, MPR, 6-7pm


· PTSA Meeting, MPR, 8:10am


· NO After School Sports this week - for the next 3 weeks, it will be on Thursdays - October 23rd, 30th, and November 6th.

· Picture Retakes, Rm 7, 8am

· 4th graders to Lawrence Hall of Science



· Scrip orders due

· GATE Advisory Committee, JAESC - Rm D, 3:30pm



· Board of Education meeting, JAESC, 7pm





Important Dates:

October 22nd - CP Day - Minimum Day, school begins at 7:50am; dismisses at Noon for ALL students

October 23rd - Cookie Dough and Bag orders delivered

October 23rd - After School Sports on Thursday this week, 2:15-3:15pm

October 23rd - Washington DC informational meeting, MPR, 6pm (for 6th-8th only)

October 24th - Scrip orders delivered

October 29th - 5th grade band, Music Rm, 1:45pm

October 30th - After School Sports on Thursday this week, 2:15-3:15pm

October 31st - 5th graders on field trip










Lassen Trip 2014 - 6th grade


8th Grade Utopia Project
The 8th grade students in Mrs. Amaral's ELA class just finished reading The Giver by Lois Lowry.  They made projects describing their Utopia and presented them in class.  Kinda makes you want to go back to Middle School, eh?

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Posted by: Pierre Kirby
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We go to lunch
OCT 23, 2013

Lunch was done the Sanchez way.  It started at Starbucks and ended at Cold Stone.  It was a great way to end a MINIMUM DAY!!!!! Continue
Posted by: Pierre Kirby
Published: 10/24/13