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Twelve Days of Christmas at Estes Bookmark

Twelve Days of Christmas at Estes

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.*



Estes Kids Only Movie Night Bookmark

Estes Kids Only Movie Night

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

Merry Madagascar

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 Students are Leaders Bookmark

Estes Students are Leaders

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.

Estes is Thankful For... Bookmark

Estes is Thankful For...

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.

Hot Chocolate Challenge Bookmark

Hot Chocolate Challenge

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:

Veterans Day at Estes Bookmark

Veterans Day at Estes

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.

Mock Election at Estes Bookmark

Mock Election at Estes
Earlier this month Estes students voted in a mock election held in the Project & Research Center. They were able to vote using a computer on two things. First they cast their vote for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump for the President of the United States. Hillary Clinton received the most votes from Estes students. The second thing they voted for was their favorite lunch choice between pizza and supreme nachos. To teach the students that voting really does make a difference they were served the choice that won the most votes for lunch the next day. Pizza was the winner! Eyewitness News interviewed several of our students about about the election. Take a look:

Thanksgiving Lunch Bookmark

Thanksgiving Lunch
Estes' annual Thanksgiving Lunch will be on November 17th this year. Your child should have already brought home a paper with information about this special event. The cost to eat is $3.00 per person. Reservations will be accepted now until Friday, November 11th.

Vocabulary Parade Bookmark

Vocabulary Parade
Recently, Estes kindergarten and fourth grade students collaborated on a special project that ended with a Vocabulary Parade. The students were given a vocabulary word and asked to create a costume that would define the meaning of the word. During the parade, students had the opportunity to expand their vocabulary by asking each other questions about their word and costumes. Be sure to check out the Estes Photo Gallery to see photos from this fun learning event.

Pay It Forward Bookmark

Pay It Forward

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.

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