Wildcat Weekly


from the desk of Principal Mrs. Pat White

September 16th, 2014

Elkhorn School (209) 953-8330


Important Reminders!


Minimum Day: Tomorrow, Wednesday is a minimum day.  School begins at 7:50am and dismisses at Noon for ALL students.  Please pick up your student promptly by 12:30pm.


Student Leadership Results:

  • President - Monserrat Briseño
  • Vice President - Jae Kim
  • Secretary - Lilly Lim, Lauren Duquez
  • Treasurer - Rubie Dhillon
  • Room Reps: 4th - Arman Bains; 5th - Hailey Phan & Anish Ahuja; 6th - Mr. Raybe
  • 7A - Annalise Hinchman & Celina Padilla; 7B - Mr. Bender; 7C - Celia Hollifield & Amrit Mahal
  • 8A -  Nicole Iturraran; 8B - Abby Palmquist & Aska Zaman; 8C - Samuel Griffith & Mikayla Favaloro  Congratulations to our leaders and thank you to everyone who ran to make great and close races!

Dress Code Reminder: Fall is knocking at the door and a 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.


Book Fair Info: The Fall Book Fair will begin on Monday, September 21st and run through Friday, September 26th. The Fair will be open at 7:30am before school, at        recess, at lunchtime, and after school until 3pm on Monday.  Tuesday thru Friday, the Book Fair will be open at 7:30am before school, at recess, at lunchtime, and after school until 1pm. Look for the flyer sent home today for details and for your convenience, the website for our Book Fair is http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/elkhornschool. Happy reading!


Money for Elkhorn from Weberstown Mall: Have you been shopping at Weberstown Mall?  Or do you need an excuse?  Here’s a good one - help Elkhorn win cash prizes  with every dollar you spend between August 1st - September 28th at Weberstown Mall by bringing your receipts to the Mall Office (in Weberstown Mall).  Each dollar spent is worth one point to our school.  Double points for gift card purchases!  The 5 schools with the most points will win a cash prize up to $3,000.  You could be a winner too!  Each week a customer will win a $50 gift card just for bringing in receipts.  If you’ve kept your receipts from the beginning of August, take those in too!


Box Top Drive: Save your Box Tops - the Fall Drive begins in October.  This is an easy way to raise money for Elkhorn.  Save all your Box Tops to turn in during the Fall Drive in October.


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.


Attendance Awareness: September is Attendance Awareness month and Elkhorn has partnered with UOP to reward perfect attendance.  The “Every Day Counts” program rewards students who maintain perfect attendance.  Those students with perfect attendance will be entered into a drawing for Kindle e-readers, gift cards, and more held on October 6th.  Perfect      attendance is defined as “not missing school for any reason.” 




Weekly Schedule:


· Minimum Day

· No Band

· Running Club with Mrs. Sanchez,12:05-12:50


  • After School Sports


· Scrip orders delivered


· Fall Book Fair begins

· Running Club with Mrs. Sanchez, 2:15-3pm

· Catalina info meeting with Mrs. Burrell, 6pm, MPR


· Minimum Days begin for conference week





Important Dates:

September 24th                 Cookie Dough orders due

September 29th                 Fall break begins, continues thru October 10th

October 13th                     2nd Quarter begins

October 14th                     Scrip order forms distributed

October 15th                     Cookie Dough orders delivered

October 16th                     PTSA meeting, 8:10am, MPR

October 17th                     Picture Retakes

October 17th                     4th grade to Lawrence Hall of Science








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
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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