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Monday, February 27: “Fox in Socks” - Wear crazy, silly, or mismatched socks!
Tuesday, February 28: “Green Eggs and Ham” - Wear green today!
Wednesday, March 1: “Wacky Wednesday!” - Dress your wackiest today! Mismatched, backwards, wacky clothes!
Thursday, March 2: “Cat in the Hat” - Wear a hat!
Friday, March 3: “Oh, The Places You will go!” - Wear your favorite college shirt!
Estes Elementary will be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair during the week of Feb. 20th.
Donuts for Dads (sponsored by the FRC) will be Wednesday, Feb. 22nd. We will start serving at 7:20 a.m.
The Book Fair will be open Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., and will close at noon on Friday.
Parents are welcome to come by at any time during the Book Fair hours to shop with their children.
You can also shop online at www.scholastic.com/fair. Follow the prompts to log on to Estes Elementary School. Your online purchases will be shipped free of charge to the school.
Payments will be accepted in cash or credit/debit cards only—no checks will be accepted.
On Friday, February 16, 2017 a record was set at Estes when 210 students earned Happy Meals for knowing their sight words! Way to go Estes students! A big thank you to parents, grandparents, and other volunteers for practicing sight words with our students. You will want to stop by our photo gallery to see the fun.
On Valentine's Day, the winning students of the latest GRIT contest were taken on a trip to the Edge Ice Arena where students had the chance to ice skate as well as enjoy a snack. Once again our students learned that showing patience and perseverance has great rewards. Even the youngest Estes student will tell you that when things get hard you cannot quit---you keep going and show GRIT! Be sure to check out our photo gallery for more photos.
On January 27, we celebrated the 100th day of school at Estes. It was an exciting day! Some of our teachers and students dressed up like they were one hundred years old, doorways were decorated with banners, and teachers created lesson plans and activities in the classrooms involving the number one hundred. We are proud to say our students are one hundred days smarter since the 2016-2017 school year began. Please stop by our Photo Gallery to see photos from this special day.
Estes students continue showing passion and perseverance to
earn GRIT tickets. Every time a student earns a GRIT ticket they are entered
into a contest where names are randomly drawn from each classroom. This means
the more GRIT tickets they receive the better their chances are for winning!
This time the winners will be rewarded with an ice skating trip to Edge Ice
Center in February. Take a look at this student created video about GRIT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWMnPEV9GcY
On Friday, January 20, 2017 an awards assembly was held to recognize some outstanding Estes students. Students received awards for Perfect Attendance, A/B Honor Roll, All A Honor Roll, and for being a Totally Awesome Student. In addition to the award, these students had previously been treated to a special activity for their accomplishments. Please check out our Photo Gallery to see photos from the assembly. Our school photographers, Aubrey, Ja'Niya, and Sabrina, created a video that was shown at the assembly. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeEf-NUtBDs
During an assembly today, Estes students were treated to a visit from the Bluegrass band, High Fidelity, from Nashville, Tennessee. Our students not only enjoyed listening to the live music but were also educated about the various instruments being played, and learned some history of how Bluegrass music began. Thank you, High Fidelity for coming to visit us!
Students at Estes learn early that GRIT means showing passion and perseverance and never giving up even when something is hard. Before Christmas break, Estes students learned that showing GRIT really pays off. Students that had earned GRIT tickets this past nine weeks were entered into two contests where their names were randomly selected to be winners. The first student names selected, enjoyed coke and popcorn while watching the movie Moanna at the Malco movie theater. The second students names selected won new bicycles and helmets donated by our local Academy Sports + Outdoors store. Be sure to stop by our photo gallery to see our happy GRIT winners!