Picture Day Re-Takes/Make-Up
If your child missed school picture day, or you'd like a re-take, we'll have photographers in the auditorium THIS THURSDAY, Nov 15th from 8-10 a.m. Don't forget to avoid wearing green! Also, if you are having any issues with your school photos, please call Kara at (763) 219-2434, or Strawbridge Customer Care at (919) 226-3037.Picture Day Details
Hour of Code Party
It’s a coding party! In 2018, we will bring "Hour of Code" into the school day, allowing every child in the school to have access to this very special opportunity. Tues, Dec 4th - Thurs, Dec 6th, each class teacher will sign up for an hour during the school day. For 25 minutes, each student will code in applications of their choice, including Lightbot, Kodable, Scratch, Code.org, Cargobot, and Hopscotch. The remainder of the hour will focus on coding-activities from the Hub. Students will be brought to the auditorium by their teachers and volunteers.
We will need 4 parent volunteers for each class. Some of the volunteers will be required to give demonstrations on how to use the equipment prior to the students being able to experiment (video and/or face-to-face training will be provided. Volunteer registration will be online only this year, and the registration link will be provided and communicated closer to the event date. Stay tuned!
Books for Bikes
Excelsior Elementary School has partnered with the Excelsior Masonic Lodge to challenge young readers. Students that meet their monthly reading goal are entered into a monthly drawing to win a gift card. In addition, at the end of the year all those students that meet their monthly reading goals are also entered in the drawing for a bike.
Blue Jay Publishing: Your child can become an author!
Excelsior Elementary is excited to announce Blue Jay Publishing. Our mission is to provide students in 3rd through 5th grade the opportunity to write stories outside of the school day, which are above and beyond the classroom curriculum/assignments.
Join us for the next "Donuts With Dudes" event on Fri, Nov. 16th, 2018 from 7:15 - 7:55 a.m., in the gymnasium!
The XY Club is a club for dads and guys that have children at Excelsior Elementary. The purpose of this club is to get guys more involved and visible in the school through different activities. There is also a social component to this to bring guys together throughout the school year. XY club is for all male role-models involved in our student's lives. This is a new program that has a lot of great opportunities. Please contact Drew Dewitt at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to be added to this e-mail distribution.
We surpassed our goal of $40,000, and raised $60,000 for our school! Nice work, Super-Readers. Now, it's time to celebrate!
This is our school's PTO biggest fundraiser, and engages our students in both reading, and raising money for their school! The money raised from this event supports the 35+ PTO-sponsored activities, which all of our students benefit from throughout the school year. Additionally, the money raised funds teacher grants, and other school needs which would otherwise not be made available.
Holiday Secret Shop
It's time to start preparing for one of the most exciting events at school - Holiday Secret Shop! Students will be coming home with an informational sheet, along with an envelope from their teacher with all of the Secret Shop details. Students should return envelopes with payment, plus a paper grocery bag to their teacher by Fri, Nov 16th.
Students will shop Mon, Nov 26th through Thurs, Nov 29th. Families are also invited to shop the Secret Shop After-Sale on Thurs, Nov 29th from 3:15-5:30 p.m., and Fri, Nov 30th from 7:30-10 a.m., in the Auditorium. All gifts are $6!
Family Movie Night
Thanks to everyone who came out for Family Movie Night this year! You helped raise over $350 for the Minnesota Children's Hospital, Animal Humane Society and the ICA Food Shelf. Stay tuned for more information about our next Family Movie Night!