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                                                        January 2010

Letter to Parents                                                   District No. 5 Weather Guidelines
Dear Parents and Guardians,

                                                                    The weather guidelines are as follows: 0 – below zero degrees
I hope that the start of 2010 is off to a great beginning for all   will be indoor recess. Wind chill factor will also be considered
of you. A big thank you to all of our students and families         in determining outdoor recess. The City Of Kalispell’s website
who brought in donations of food items for our local food bank      contains up-to-date local temperature will be the source of
prior to Winter Break. We boxed over 25 boxes of food for           information used to determine temperature decisions at our
our school food drive! Thank you so much! This month, we            school. The link to their site is http://www.kalispell.com
will be continuing to implement effective instructional             Please make sure you are sending your child to school
programs for our kids and we are preparing for our springtime       prepared for cold/wet weather and snow. We suggest sending
State level CRT assessment for our 3 – 5 grade students. More       the kids to school with an extra set of clothing in case they get
information regarding dates and times of this test will be
                                                                    really wet. Winter playground rules include no
forthcoming. Teachers have been very busy assessing students
in DIBELS, MAP, and other classroom based assessments to            snowballs, no kicking snow at others and no sliding
see how our students are performing on grade level essential        by the building stairs.
skills. We strive to provide interventions and enrichment on
these skills to provide the best learning opportunities for our     If you are curious about whether or not school has cancelled
kids. Our annual school carnival is coming up this February         you can tune in to the 103.9 or KOFI (1180 am) stations on
19th from 6:00-8:00 pm. Stay tuned for detailed information         your radio for announcements.
coming from our wonderful PTO in the near future.
If we can answer any questions or if you have any comments          PTO Corner
about Edgerton School for us to consider, please feel free to       The next PTO meeting is February 8th at 7:00 in the
call or stop in the office to visit.
                                                                    library. They will be discussing the Mardi Gras
Sincerely,                                                          Carnival which is on February 19th from 6:00 – 8:00
                                                                    p.m. Bring in your box tops to the PTO. They are
Darren Schlepp, Principal                                           still collecting them.
Merisa Murray, Assistant Principal


Thank You Fourth and Fifth Graders                                  Cold Medications
The American Legion and the Montana State Veterans Home             Medications of any kind can NOT be administered by the staff
in Columbia Falls appreciate the Christmas cards Edgerton 4 th      at Edgerton unless we have a signed Physician’s Order. Please
and 5th grade classes made for them. The thoughtfulness and         stop by the office to pick up the form if needed.
creativity was greatly appreciated. After giving out cards to
the Veterans at the home, the cards that were left over were
given to the Veterans food pantry to brighten the holidays for      Electronics at School
those Veterans also. A special thank you goes to Mrs. Saubert       Please do not allow your children to bring electronic
who so generously gave her time to make this happen!                games or toys to school. This includes iPods, Nintendo
                                                                    DS and all other electronic items. The children are not
KMS 6th Grade Curriculum Night                                      allowed to play with these items during school hours and
There is a KMS Curriculum Night for future 6 th graders and         we would not want them to lose these items.
their parents on February 1st at 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Kalispell
Middle School. This curriculum night will hopefully ensure a
better transition the current 5th graders into 6th grade at KMS.




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                                                                                          Edgerton Calendar of Events 2010
Glacier High Invites You:
Glacier High school invites all students and families to their
annual Pack the Place event to be held Friday January 22 nd at                January
Glacier High School. On this evening GHS will be hosting the                       18 NO SCHOOL
Columbia Falls boys and girls basketball teams and they hope                       19 4th and 5th grade Geography Bee
to pack the gym to capacity. Prior to the game, there will be a                    20 1A snowshoeing Whitefish Mountain Resort
carnival starting at 4:30 in the Commons with 8-10 different                       25 NO SCHOOL / PIR Day Staff Training
stations where students can win a myriad of prizes, candy, and                 February
memorabilia. Glacier High is also inviting your students’ free
entrance to a varsity basketball game if they show a student                         1 6th grade Curriculum Night (for 5th graders) KMS
ID from your school. Edgerton will get free admission on                              6pm-7pm
Saturday, afternoon January 23rd at 2:00.                                            8 PTO Meeting 7pm
                                                                                     9 5C Whitefish Mountain Winter Safety and
                                                                                  
Growing Up Male Workshop:                                                         
                                                                                      15 No School/PIR day/Trade Off
                                                                                      18 Class Pictures
The Flathead County Health Department and Family Planning
                                                                                      18 5th Grade Registration@ Edgerton
will be putting on a workshop on Thursday February 11 th from
                                                                                     19 PTO Carnival 6pm-8pm
5:30-8:30 at the Flathead County Health Department on the 2nd
floor in the conference room at 1035 1 st Ave West. The                              24 Early Dismissal 1:25pm
workshop is titled Growing Up Male for parents and sons ages                  March
10-13. The program includes what to expect during puberty                         1-26 CRT Testing (Grades 3 -8) State required
and early adolescence, and a time for parents and sons to share                     Please make sure your child has a good night’s rest
thoughts, experiences, and concerns on this subject. The cost is                    and a healthy breakfast
$20.00 per couple and dinner and materials are included.                          4 Grade 4 & 5 musical 2:15 & 6:30
Scholarships are available. Please contact 751-8150 to reserve                    5 End of trimester 2
your space. Pre-registration is required and enrollment is                        8 PTO Meeting 7pm
limited.                                                                          29-April 2 NO SCHOOL Spring Break
                                                                              April
                                                                                  5 School resumes
Flu Update                                                                        13 5th Grade Transition Day KMS
STUDENTS WILL BE SENT HOME FROM SCHOOL:
                                                                                  21 Early Dismissal 1:25 p.m.
        Fever of 100 Degrees Fahrenheit OR                                   May
        Fever of 99 degrees AND                                                  5 Kindergarten Enrollment
               o    Cough                                                         6 Spring 1st Grade Performance 2:30 & 6:30
               o    Sore throat
               o    Runny or stuffy nose                                          10 PTO Meeting 7PM
               o    Body aches                                                    12 Early dismissal 1:25 p.m.
               o    Headache                                                      31 No School/Memorial Day
               o    Feeling very tired
               o    Vomiting                                                  June
               o    Diarrhea                                                      8 Last day of School
               o    Any symptoms which may be communicable                        9 Snow Make-Up day if needed
        Combination of any symptoms.
Re-admittance to school will be based on the following:
        No fever until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100
         degrees of Fahrenheit) or signs of fever, without the use the use
         fever-reducing medications;
        No vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours.
         *These symptoms are not completely inclusive and school
         District reserves the right to send a student home based upon
         evaluation.                                                                  Attendance Hotline: 751-3440 ext 3261




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