Friday, September 30, 2016

Week of September 26, 2016

Please see our Thursday Fliers HERE

Year of Awesome Events:
As part of our Year of Awesome, Iron Horse staff and students will give back to our community in different ways each month. We will be sending out an update before each month to let you know what our monthly school focus is and how you can help support this effort. 

In October, we would like to give back to those who are less fortunate in our state. We are calling our drive Socktober. During the month of October, we will be collecting new, unused pairs of socks to give to students in need. Please drop off your pairs of new, unused socks in your child's classroom. The classroom that has donated the most socks will win a special classroom party hosted by Mrs. Wyoming America, Erica Pederson. Thank you for supporting our efforts! 

Red Ribbon Week October 3-6:
Please complete this form to give permission for your child to participate in our helicopter landing. 

We are pledging to be drug free at Iron Horse. In support of these efforts, we will have 4 spirit days to encourage our students to remain drug-free. These days were determined by our Student Leadership Council, which consists of 5th grade students making a difference in our school. 

Our Spirit days: 
  • Monday, October 3-Bright or neon colors -"I am too bright for drugs"
  • Tuesday, October 4-Dress the same as a friend -"Friends don’t let friends do drugs"
  • Wednesday, October 5-Wear your favorite jersey or t-shirt - "Team up against drugs"
  • Thursday, October 6-Heavenly Hat Day $1 - Wear red, white, blue in celebration of our military and Red Ribbon Week

We will end our week with a Helicopter landing by the National Guard on October 6th at 9:15am. Please join us to celebrate our school's pledge to be drug free! 

Volunteer Applications:
When you turn in your volunteer application, please be sure to include a copy of your drivers license. In the case that you have an out-of-state license, we will also need your social security number. We cannot process applications that are not complete. Applications are currently taking 3 weeks to process. Thank you! 

Trunk or Treat Business/Family Sponsors:
We need you! Our Community Trunk or Treat is right around the corner! We will be holding our Trunk or Treat event on October 21 from 5-6 pm. 

We are looking for Iron Horse families and/or small/large business sponsors to decorate your cars and hand out candy to our students. You can have your business name on your car or trunk somewhere.  We will put all sponsors names in our next Newsletter too!

Business Sponsors- Fee per car: $ 25  -this goes back to our school
Family Sponsors-  FREE

It will be a fun night to dress up and be creative with your trunks! 
Please join us! RSVP to Janel Neuenschwander


Upcoming Events:
October 3-28: Socktober Collection - Please place new, unused socks in your student's classroom
October 1-20: Candy Collection for Trunk or Treat - Please place bags of candy in the office
October 6: Helicopter Landing for Red Ribbon Week - 9:15am on the field
October 7: No School - Teacher Professional Learning Day
October 10-14: No School - Fall Break
October 17: Students back to school
October 18: Outdoor Education Meeting for 5th Grade Parents Only - 6:30pm in the Learning Commons
October 19: PTO Meeting - 3:45-4:45 pm
October 19: SAC Meeting at Legend High School - 5:00-6:30pm
October 20: Picture Retakes
October 21: Trunk or Treat - 5:00-6:00pm in the IHE Parking Lot
October 24: Texas Roadhouse Rolls Sales Begin
October 31: Halloween Parties - 8:30-9:30am