Thursday, September 22, 2016

Week of September 19, 2016

Please see the Thursday Folder Fliers HERE

Bus Loop:
Please DO NOT drop students off in our bus loop. This area is reserved for our buses and there is no supervision in this area before buses arrive. Parents who drop off in this area will be asked to move. Thank you!

Fun Run:
It’s not too late to pay pledges!  In order to have the funds to purchase the literacy program, and, if possible, a shade structure for the playground, we have to collect payment on outstanding pledges.  Payments can be made on or by sending cash or a check (made out to Iron Horse PTO) to school with your student.  Thank you again for supporting Iron Horse!

School Directory:
Time is running out to get your form in to be included in the printed Iron Horse directory.  Please turn in your form as soon as possible.  The form can be found on the Iron Horse website under Thursday Folder Info and clicking into the Thursday Flyers.

Donuts for Dads:
Calling all dads (and any other adult who would like to attend)!  Come enjoy a breakfast with your student on Friday September 23rd from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 am.  We will be serving FREE donuts, fruit, coffee, juice and milk in the cafeteria.  When you’re finished head on over to the book fair in the library!  Special thanks to Tara Holmes for chairing this event for PTO.

Trunk or Treat:
The PTO is excited to have Trunk or Treat! Join us Friday, October 21st for safe trick-or-treating with Iron Horse families. Families or businesses can purchase a parking spot and decorate the trunk of your car for the lil' goblins to come get candy. 

We are seeking donations of candy for this event. We want the kids to go trick-or-treating a number of times so the more candy, the better! Bins for candy donations will be in the IHE office.

Events like this rely on volunteers and donations, so we look forward to your participation in this new IHE event. Be on the look out for more detailed information.

Halloween Parties:
Students will be allowed to come to school in their costumes (with regular clothing underneath) on Monday, October 31st to celebrate Halloween. Classroom parties will be held from 8:30-9:30am with breakfast treats (8:30-9:15 for All day and AM Kindergarten, 1:15-2:00 for PM Kindergarten). Students will then remove their costumes and continue with their learning. Costumes must follow the following guidelines:
  • No blood, profanity, gore, or otherwise offensive items/decor
  • No masks or face paint
  • No weapons or items that could be construed as being a weapon

Please contact your student's teacher if you have any questions. 

Spring Assessment Day:
We have determined that our spring assessment day will be held on Friday, March 3rd. This is our second, and final, assessment day for the school year. Students will not attend school on this day but will come in for an assessment time only with a parent/guardian. More information will be sent home as this date gets closer. 

District Accountability Committee (DAC) Meeting: 
The DAC Forum is an opportunity to discuss district level issues including budgeting, parent engagement, etc. This forum will be held on October 25th from 6-9:00pm. Please see the DCSD District Accountability Committee site for more information. 

Upcoming Events:
September 23 - Donuts for Dads 7:30-8:15am in the Cafeteria
September 23-29 - Book Fair in the Learning Commons: 8:00am-4:00pm, Open until 7:30pm on Wednesday, the 28th
September 26-29 - Conferences for all grade levels
October 7 - No School for Students: Teacher Professional Learning Day
October 10-14 - No School: Fall Break
October 17 - Students back to school