VOLUME 23, ISSUE 5
September 14, 2020
In This Issue
Calendar of Events

Monday, September 14th - 18th
College Week
Mon. - College Colors & Gear
Tues. - Bright/Neon Colors
Wed. - Eddins Colors/Shirts
Thurs. - Career Day
Fri. - Hat Day
Quick Links
Principal's News
by Sharon Havard  

I would like to give a HUGE SHOUT OUT to all our Wildcats!  Last week I sent a message about ways we could improve our dismissal/arrival procedures.  Thank you so much for helping us to keep our students safe....Waiting away from the front/back porch if you are walking up, really kept the porch area and "line of visibility" perfect!  We also appreciate you modeling the importance of wearing a mask.  This is something that we all are trying to get used too.  
 
Last Thursday, I heard the sweetest conversation between 2 kinder students as they were walking down the hall.  The conversation went a little like this, "I love school!  I want to live here and never go home!"  This melted my heart to hear and encouraged me to know that we are headed in the right direction!  This school year has certainly had its challenges but as I told students last Friday on September 11th, is that we can learn to rise above difficult challenges and learn from it.  All that we are going through will make us better parents, students, teachers and administrators!  Flexibility is the word of the year....Hang in their Wildcats!
 
Let's make COLLEGE WEEK wonderful, Wildcats,
 
Ms. Havard
College Week
by Mrs. Biros, Counselor


College Week
September 14-18    
        

Monday: Can't Hide our College Pride! College Colors & Gear.  

                                                         

Tuesday: Your future is BRIGHT! Wear neon/bright colors.
 

Wednesday: Our future starts here! Wear Eddins Colors/Shirts 

 

(Blue Orange)                       

 

Thursday: Career Day - What do you want to be when you grow up? Dress like the career you would like to be.

 

Friday: Hats off to College! Wear a hat to top off the week.

Support the PTA TODAY!
by Jenni Webb, Membership VP


WE NEED YOUR HELP.... JOIN THE PTA TODAY!
Wildcat families.... We need your support more than ever in 2020! One way to support our amazing school is to JOIN THE PTA! We are so hopeful that soon we will be able to get back to providing students and teachers with$ the amazing support and fun programs we have had in the past! REMEMBER Everyone can join: Parents, students, grandparents, friends, and even community members!

What does the PTA do for our school?
The Eddins PTA helps fund and support events and programs such as the following: Grants for teachers, Technology Grants, Educational assemblies, Monday folders, Agendas, Reflections Program, Tutoring, Science Grants, Yearbooks, Back to School Night, Boohoo Yahoo Breakfast, Donuts with Dads, Monster Mash, Shop N Share, Spring Carnival, Muffins with Moms, Field Day, Senior Breakfast, End of Year Bash, Staff Appreciation, and so much more!
*Without your support we could not do all of these things!

Join PTA and buy Spirit Gear at Eddinspta.com

                          Membership $10  Yard Sign $12  Decal $2          

Health and Social Distancing Protocols
by MISD Health Services & Nurse Middleton



WANTED: Substitute Teachers
by MISD 


Join the McKinney ISD team by becoming one of our valued substitutes.  Apply online today:  
Support Your Grade!
by Trisha Hudson
Support Your Grade
 
Help show the Eddins AMAZING teachers we are here to support them and appreciate all they are doing for our Wildcats! 
As a result of the unexpected changes in the Spring and uncertainties of the Fall, PTA fundraisers have been cancelled and moved to the Spring of 2021. With limited financial resources at this time, Eddins PTA is unable to provide for our teachers as we have in past years.
 
To Support your child's grade Level Teachers, you may donate HERE or send a check to the school:  Attn. Eddins PTA (specify Grade Level on check memo).  Please choose from the following grade levels: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd,4th, 5th, ALC and DSSC. 
Eddins PTA Thanks you for your support!
 
Book Return for Virtual Learners
by Taylor Fortner


eBooks Available
by Taylor Fortner



COVID 19 Screening
by MISD Health Services & Nurse Middleton

Parents/Visitors,
 
Please be aware that you will be asked these questions prior to entering the building every time.  Thank you for keeping Eddins a safe and healthy building.

Nurse Middleton
Eddins Elementary School Nurse
 
 

COVID-19 Symptoms for Screening
 
Please do not enter the building or begin your work day; if you answer yes to any of the following questions; notify your campus nurse or if the nurse is unavailable your supervisor/front office for further guidance.  
 
Have you traveled outside of the country in the last 14 days? Please speak with your Campus Nurse/Supervisor/Director of Health Services.
 
Have you or anyone in your household experienced an onset or increase in:
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
  • Chills 
  • Repeated shaking with chills 
  • Muscle pain 
  • Headache 
  • Sore throat 
  • Loss of taste or smell 
  • Congestion or Runny Nose (new symptom added by CDC in June 2020)
  • Diarrhea 
  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees 
  • Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19
 
Together we can keep our schools safe!

Counselor's Corner: Character Strong
by Mandy Biros, Counselor           

Homeroom Huddle Topics

Online Meal Application Preferred/Cafeteria Update
by MISD

To enable social distancing and an easier experience for parents/guardians, it is recommended the online free/reduced meal application option be used, which is open at http://www.mckinneyisd.schoollunchapp.com/.  The online application also usually offers a speedier processing time.  

Cafeteria Update:
  • Lunch Menu for elementary has one hot option every day and 2 cold options every day: a Sunbutter and jelly sandwich and a sub sandwich option.
  • In order to focus on ensuring all students are fed in a timely manner, no extras, snacks, or a la carte options will be offered for the first two weeks of in-person instruction.  We'll have only full meals available from the serving line.
  • All the trays will be disposable and all the plasticware will be individually wrapped.
  • USDA policy requires that we must continue to accept cash as payment, but will encourage use of the MySchoolBucks online payment system to reduce time spent loading funds into accounts and reduce cash handling.  Our managers and cashiers can easily ring the students up if they are grouped together by classroom teacher. This would eliminate the need for students to touch the same keypad.
Box Tops for Education 
by Trisha Hudson


New Box Top Procedures- no more clippings! Just Download that App and Scan Your Receipt!!
  
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Start Scanning Your Receipts after shopping- It's that easy. No more clipping!
Support Eddins While Shopping!
Shop for your family and earn money for Eddins! Shopping programs raise money and don't cost our families any additional money. Simply link your accounts to Eddins and portions of your purchase will be donated back to our school from the merchants. Whether you're shopping for gifts or shopping for groceries, you're helping to enhance the learning experience for all of our Wildcats! 
 
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. 
How do I shop at AmazonSmile and select Eddins?
To start shopping at AmazonSmile and earning cash for Eddins, simply visit https://smile.amazon.com/ch/75-2766297 from the web browser on your computer or mobile device and sign in with your standard Amazon account information. This will select Eddins Elementary PTA 
(listed as PTA Texas Congress 6632 Eddins Elementary PTA) as the charitable organization you wish to receive donations from your eligible purchases. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at 
smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to Eddins.You may also want to add a bookmark to make it even easier to return again!
All your account settings will remain the same. 
Thank you for your continued support of Eddins Elementary! The money earned from these shopping programs help pay for I-Stations, Field Day, Assemblies, Grade Level Grants, End Of Year Parties, Playground Transformation Project, etc.
Eddies Weekly is created and distributed by the CT Eddins Elementary PTA. Story ideas are due Thursdays at noon and should be submitted to Sarah Olive at sgolive75@gmail.com.
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