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August 31, 2018

Blackmore and Grandview host building dedication ceremonies

     Blackmore and Grandview elementary schools hosted Dedication Ceremonies on August 13, 2018 to welcome students, their families and the community into the new schools.
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EHS Orchestra   EHS Encore   EHS Drumline
The EHS orchestra welcomed guests to the buildings, EHS Encore sang the National Anthem,
and EHS Drumline closed the ceremonies.

New therapy dog available to work with EHS students

     EHS teacher Kelly Ankrom and one of her rescue dogs, Sarena, worked hard to complete the necessary training and certification required for Sarena to become a working Therapy Dog at EHS for the 2018-2019 school year.
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EHS Therapy Dog Sarena
On August 17, her first day on the job, Sarena greeted EHS students outside the
front doors with a tail wag and a welcoming demeanor.

FREE books mailed monthly to preschool children

     The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a free program for any child from birth to age 5 that lives in the 67042 zip code area. Children enrolled in the program receive a free book every month until they turn 5 years old as long as they live in the 67042 zip code.
    The program has been underwritten by El Dorado HollyFrontier Refinery fore more than a decade and also made possible through Leadership Butler, Inc., Vision 2020 and USD 490.
    Staci Rickard is the local Imagination Library coordinator. For more information, please contact her at sarickard@eldoradoschools.org or 316-322-4800. Registration forms are available in any school office or on the district website.

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    The Connection Section will feature a different opportunity each month for parents
and/or community members to connect with our schools.

Class Dojo and PowerSchool

    Class DoJo is an app used by the elementary schools that provides real-time information about school events and student behavior. Staff members can quickly share photos and information on the Class Story to keep parents informed. The discipline piece allows parents to monitor student behavior throughout the day.
     Class Dojo is set up by classroom. Contact your child’s teacher for the class access code and instructions for setting up your Class Dojo account.
     PowerSchool is the district’s student information system. It houses schedules, grades, and attendance information. It is also what parents use to enroll returning students for the new school year. Parents can manage system email preferences, check fee or lunch balances, and monitor student grades and attendance through the Parent Portal.
     There is a link to PowerSchool on the district homepage www.eldoradoschools.org. To create an account, you must first obtain an Access ID and Access Password from your child’s school. Then click Create Account and set up your user profile, attaching all of your students to your account. If you already have an account, but need to add a student, contact your child's school office.
     There is also a PowerSchool mobile app. It can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. The district code is ZWFD.

I Can Read Volunteers

    I Can Read volunteers are partnered with a second grade student who has been identified as reading below their grade level. These volunteers spend 30 minutes, one day per week, helping students learn high-frequency words, work on reading comprehension skills, fine tune fluency and oral reading skills, blending sounds into words, and encouraging students to develop a love for reading. Training and materials are provided through a partnership between USD 490 and Partners in Education and schedules are flexible.
     To learn more or become an I Can Read Volunteer, please contact Staci Rickard at sarickard@eldoradoschools.org or at 316-322-4800.

PAC rededication invitation

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District Highlights

USD 490 staff help Eureka schools after tornado causes damage

     USD 490 maintenance and custodial staff traveled to Eureka on June 28 to help their schools clean up after Tuesday's tornado damage.
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USD 490 maintenance staff

OPAA! sources eggs through local farmer

     USD 490's food service contractor is now sourcing farm fresh eggs from a local farmer.
     Fanska Farms is locally owned and operated by veteran Billy Fanska. Not only will OPAA!'s partnership with Mr. Fanska begin supplying USD 490 with farm fresh eggs, but it will also provide educational opportunities pertaining to agriculture.
     Click here to read the full article.

EHS girls basketball hosts youth camp

     El Dorado High School Girls Basketball hosted their first youth camp July 9-13 for 3rd-8th graders.
     "To have 20-plus future Lady Wildcats at a youth camp is very encouraging. With the help of many returners, it helps push the idea that we preach, which is 'family'. You can see that there is a bright future for El Dorado Girls Basketball," Head Coach Jordan Crawford said.

EHS GBB youth camp
Front Row (L-R): Returners: Brooklyn Motter, Mallory Parsons, Hailey Eaton, Karley Faudere
Not pictured: Madi Michaelis, Bailey Camien
Row 2: Connor Meinen, Eleanor Lane, Mahina Nesmith, Trinity Motter, Addi Hull
Row 3: Kate Avery, Taylor Meinen, Hannah Gomez, Elizabeth Kemboi, Isla Nesmith, Kamiya Davis, Keylee Faudere, Head Coach Jordan Crawford
Row 4: Assistant Coach Julie Jones, Mackenzie Carson, Macy Parsons, Grace Gomez, Maya Wade
Not pictured: Bailey Bright, Quinn Sundgren, Graysen Woodward
Photo Credit: Brandy Avery

Upcoming Grandparents' Day Activities

Friday, September 7 - El Dorado High School
Grandparents’ Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.

Friday, September 7 -El Dorado Middle School
Grandparent Social, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, September 10 - Blackmore Elementary
Grandparents’ Tea, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, September 10 - Grandview Elementary
Grandparents’ Tea 2:00 p.m.

Monday, September 10 - Skelly Elementary
Grandparents’ Tea, 2:30 p.m.

September 28- All Schools Dismiss 2 Hours Early

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