Staff Bulletin | October 27, 2016
District News

Clothing Drive Ends Friday
The clothing drive for students has been extended for two weeks through Friday, Oct. 28. Donations of new and lightly used clothing for boys and girls along with coats and shoes are especially needed. If you have donations, call Student & Family Resources at 341-2396 or email Heather Wagner .

Supt Listening Tours
Look, Listen, Learn, Lead tour for district staff with Superintendent Kevin Case, 4-4:45 pm Tuesday, Nov. 1, Riverside Elementary Library

Look, Listen, Learn, Lead  tour for parents & site council members, 6:30-7 pm Thursday, Nov. 3, Mary Herbert Education Ctr, child care provided
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Personnel Report


Donna Hanson
paraeducator, Walnut

Constance Brown
paraeducator, Riverside

Patricia Del Alba
paraeducator, Maynard

Chaena Dion
paraeducator, EMS

Nannett Fowler
teacher aide, Village

Briana Ross
paraeducator, Maynard


Kathleen Sonesen
teacher aide, Logan Avenue

Hilary Heinrichs
paraeducator, EHS

Caressa Quarles
grade 4, Timmerman (05/17)

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Food Service Bakery Shines!
The Emporia Public Schools Food Service Department was recognized Saturday at  the annual fall School Nutrition Association of Kansas (SNA-KS) Award Banquet.  The department was featured in February 2016 for all of the wonderful from-scratch bread baking in the Bakery Department. Check out the Sunflower Spotlight 

The Sunflower Spotlight helps celebrate successes in Child Nutrition Programs across the state by highlighting innovative ways in which schools are improving their wellness culture.  
KVOE Drive for Food

Five Emporia elementary schools collected at least 9,500 food items for the KVOE Drive for Food last week. Timmerman exceeded its 5,000 goal with 7,484 items. WA White/Turning Point collected 1,000 items; Riverside 450, and Logan Avenue 595. Village also joined the drive.

Walnut Turkey Day Dash
The annual Walnut Turkey Day Dash 5K will be held Thanksgiving Morning starting at 7:30 am at Walnut School. Registration forms are now online or participants can register through Register by Nov. 10 to guarantee a t-shirt.

Emporia NEA Scholarship Drive
The Emporia NEA will have a "Denim Day for Scholarships" during American Education Week, Nov. 14-18. Buildings will have the option to participate on a day of their choosing. Contributions will be used for the ENEA teaching scholarships.
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Board Study Session Discussion
Kindergarten Readiness
Fifty educators and community joined together a board study session on kindergarten readiness Wednesday night. The audience included district principals, preschool and kindergarten teachers, private preschool providers, library representatives and others involved with early learning. The group discussed a series of questions in small groups with board members. The study session resulted in good conversation about what kindergarten readiness means and what educators and parents can do to prepare children for school between birth and age 5.  Kindergarten readiness is one of the pillars of KSDE's #KANSANSCAN vision. We will continue to discuss this topic and begin planning next steps as a result of the feedback received from the board study session