Friday Fanfare, March 31, 2017

Friday Fanfare                                                 March 31, 2017


Friday Fanfare                                                 March 31, 2017


 Donkey Basketball: Donkey Basketball will be Saturday, April 1st from 7-9 pm at Ellinwood High School in the old gym. There will be a Frito Pie and Chili Dog Feed from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Concessions will also be available for purchase throughout the event and tickets will be 10 dollars at the entrance. Volunteers are needed, so please contact Renee Miller or Michelle Martin if interested!

Spring concert time is quickly approaching. Our K-2nd grade concert will be Tuesday, April 11th at 7pm. The theme for this concert is the 1950's. We would love for your kiddos to be decked out from that era if possible. Get as creative as you wish!!!

Odyssey of the Mind Community Wide Performance: The Oddyssey of the Mind students put on an excellent performance this week, and are headed to competition next week. Lets wish them good luck! 

Dress Code: Students are welcome to wear capris and shorts, as the weather permits. However please be sure that shorts are appropriate length; a good rule of thumb is that they be no shorter than fingertip length when standing straight when arms down to ones sides. Also, that NO open toe shoes (ex: flip flops and sandals) are allowed, along with no spaghetti strap &/or belly-baring shirts. 

First Grade Fun: Mrs. Birzer's class at Ellinwood Grade School are learning about the chicken life cycle. On Thursday, March 30th, they set eggs in the class incubator. Students will be responsible for turning eggs daily and observing their development. They hope to have hatching chicks mid-April. Alicia Boor, Extension Agent from Barton County KSU Research and Extension will help the class throughout the 21-day process. Special thanks to Barton County Farm Bureau for their support in this project. 

And, as always, the 1st Grade News can be found here at this link:

2nd graders are putting to use what they've learned about budgets and erosion to complete the Soil Erosion Challenge!  Working in teams of 4 students, each team has the challenge of slowing or stopping erosion.  Teams each have a budget of $1,000 to buy items that they believe will stop erosion.  They can buy cement (clay), trees (plastic forks), fencing (craft sticks), pipelines (straws), sandbags (cotton balls) or shrubs (toothpicks).  Each team will design and sketch their plan.  Then they will build their design and test it to see if they were successful.  It should be interesting!  Be watching on Seesaw for pictures of their designs. 

Kindergarten Round up next week! April 6th, Time: 9-10, Parents will have a meeting in the lunchroom and the kids will have centers with the teachers. We cant wait to see you there!


Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart!


Our students here in Ellinwood have saved 130 lives!


We have been doing our jump rope for heart and hoops for heart event for the past month.  Mr. Cherry challenged each class to go out and try and save lives.  Well, our kids came through!  As a school we raised $6,511.  That is enough money to save 130 lives.  We are super proud of them and what they were able to accomplish. 


Our school goal was $6,000!  Because we met our goals Mr. Cherry had to do some pretty silly things!  He had to dress up, ride a tri-cycle, shave his head, sit in ice water, get duct-taped to the wall, and get pied in the face! Thank you for the support that you have given the American Heart Association. 


Spring Pictures: Students will be bringing home photo proofs. Parents have approximately 7 days to make a decision and return the order forms to school; the exact date will be printed in the packet.


Sunflower Bank A-B-C Program: 

A Students bring your current report card to any Sunflower Bank location.  If your students report card is selected through a drawing, theyll get $10 for every A, up to $100.  Your participating school receives a matching donation too. 

B Earn Big bucks for your school by using your school-registered debit card between January 1 and March 31.  Every time you say credit for a transaction, youll earn 5¢ for your school. 

C Cash for you and your school.  Youll earn up to $50 when you open a Spend & Sign & Save checking account.