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On October 17, Estes students began collecting cans of food and other non-perishable food items that will be donated to a local food pantry to help people in our community. Donations will be accepted until November 22 of these items: soup, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti sauce, dry pasta, peanut butter, crackers, Ravioli, Spaghetti O's, and canned vegetables such as corn, green beans, peas, carrots, mixed vegetables, potatoes, and fruit.
**Please check for expiration dates before donating.**
The top three classrooms with the most donations will receive a cupcake party for their hard work!
Red Ribbon Week is October 23-31. This year's theme is YOLO - BE DRUG FREE #You Only Live Once. For more information visit: www.redribbon.org.
Estes students will observe the "You Only Live Once" theme by having a spirit week.
Monday - 10/24 - Live like it's the 1980's. Dress in your 80's clothes!
Tuesday - 10/25 - Live like you're in the future. Dress in a career outfit!
Wednesday - 10/26 - Live like your favorite book character. Dress up like your favorite character from a book!
Thursday - Live like a superhero. Save yourself from drugs, and dress like a superhero!
Friday - Live like you're dreaming. Wear your pajamas today!
Recently our Early Learning Academy students have been learning about measurement. As a summary of the unit they took a field trip to the nearby Kight Home Center to see measuring tools in action. If you know an ELA student ask them what distance means. Most of them will be able to tell you that distance is “how far something goes.” A big thank you to our community helpers at the Owensboro Police Department. They helped our students walk across Highway 54 safely on their visit.
All Pro Dad is a program for children and their fathers together. Tony Dungy, former NFL coach and official spokesperson for All Pro Dad, supports the mission and need for a program that focuses on dads. All Pro Dad was created to bring intentional focus to fathers around the world with support and encouragement from their program as well as meeting with other fathers in your community.
Our intention at Estes is to bring fathers (or father figures) and their children together once a month at school to support the need for strong male role models in our students' lives. Our first meeting was held on September 8. There were 34 adult role models and 47 students that participated. Mark your calendars for the upcoming All Pro Dad meeting dates: October 20, November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, and May 11. Come and learn how to implement life-giving activities to inspire communication and better relationships for dads and their children. We look forward to seeing you!