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Be sure to be here EVERYDAY in December! You don't want to miss any of these exciting days!
Thursday, December 2: Wear something RED
Friday, December 3: Wear something GREEN
Monday, December 5: Wear an ornament (non-breakable)
Tuesday, December 6: Frozen Day (wear all blue)
Wednesday, December 7: Wear a Christmas gift tag
Thursday, December 8: Wear a Christmas bow
Friday, December 9: Wear a Rudolph nose (Use lipstick, paint, etc. to make your nose red. Be creative!)
Monday, December 12: Wear a candy cane
Tuesday, December 13: Wear Christmas socks
Wednesday, December 14: Dress like your favorite Christmas character - *Santa, Frosty, Rudolph, Elf, Grinch, etc. Be creative!
Thursday, December 15: Wear your ugly Christmas sweater
Friday, December 16: PAJAMA DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
* Students get to vote for the teacher who has the UGLIEST Christmas sweater on December 15th.*
When: Thursday, December 1st, 5:30 – 7:00
Why: To say thank you to our Estes parents by giving you time to take care of things you need to do (such as some very important shopping, wrapping, or napping)!
Who: Only Estes students who are currently enrolled in preschool to 4th grade are invited to attend. They may wear their pajamas!
How: Parents will sign students in and out. Estes staff members will provide supervision for students. You must reserve your child’s attendance by this Wednesday, November 30th, as space is limited due to supervision requirements. You will receive a movie ticket for each child registered. All students must have a ticket to enter and be picked up by 7:00 on December 1st.
The students will have the opportunity to choose their movie from the following options:
Frosty the Snowman
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (cartoon version)
Charlie Brown Christmas
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
Shrek the Halls
Popcorn and drinks will be provided.
If you want your child to attend please complete the reservation form that your child brings home and return it by Wednesday, November 30th by 12:00.
Estes was honored to be a school that was visited by education leaders attending the Leader in Me Symposium recently in Owensboro. We were proud of our students as they displayed their leadership skills while hosting these special guests. Our students gave tours in the building, gave presentations, answered questions, and sang songs about how they are using the Seven Habits everyday to become successful lifelong leaders.
Our annual Thanksgiving lunch at Estes was a success. Our cafeteria staff provided a delicious meal that was enjoyed by students and their visiting families. Our school photographers got a chance to interview some students, staff, and parents to find out what they are thankful for during this holiday season. We hope you enjoy this special video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pndJX61NdRk
You might have heard several of Estes’ students on WBKR earlier this week; they were promoting the upcoming Hot Chocolate Challenge being held at the Owensboro Convention Center. The Estes Innovation Network Club sponsored by Mr. Jeff Sorce will be competing in the challenge on Saturday, December 3rd from 12:30 – 4:30 P.M. Mr. Sorce’s students have won the marketing challenge for the last two years at this event and with your support we hope to make it three. Please make plans to stop by and enjoy a nice cup of hot chocolate with us. Check out our video about this exciting event: https://youtu.be/zpdlMIB3Ec0
Last week, Estes students and staff honored veterans in the community with a special program held in the gymnasium. Each grade level sang a song that represented the five different branches of the military. During the songs, veterans from each branch stood and were presented a small American flag. At the end of the program everyone proudly sang, You’re a Grand Old Flag, while waving flags. Thank you to our special guests that came and participated in our program: Ms. Alma Randolph, the Owensboro Middle School Chorus, and Owensboro High School ROTC for the presentation of the flags.
On Friday, October 28, Eyewitness News WEHT - WTVW came to Estes and broadcast live during our morning assembly. One of our teachers, Lauren Coomes won a check for $300 from the news station after Estes staff member, Kirsten Cox nominated her in the Pay It Forward program! Ms. Coomes decided to pay it forward and donated the money to the Estes Garden Club. The Estes Garden Club will use the money to grow vegetables and sell them to the community to make money for our school. Ms. Coomes challenged our students on Friday to pay it forward over the weekend to someone else. Remind your student that it does not take money to pay if forward; all it takes is doing something kind for someone else.