Parent / Community Resources

We welcome parent involvement at Sample Elementary School. Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education generally are more successful in school and in life.

Please visit the school office any time and stay in touch with your child's teacher - see the Staff Directory for phone numbers and e-mail addresses.

We also welcome community participation, including donations of time, money, materials and expertise.

To help you know what's going on at school, check out these services for parents and community members:

Parent Newsletter
This weekly newsletter will keep you informed about all the important dates, news, activities and services provided at our school. To contribute to the newsletter, call the Newsletter Editor, name/e-mail link, at 000-0000.

Student Handbook and Curriculum Guide
Check out the student handbook for details of school programs, courses, rules and services.

Newsela

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Check out our great new student resource, Newsela.
 
Newsela has the
"most relevant and interesting nonfiction content, including daily news articles, famous speeches, primary sources, and biographies. Every article is written at 5 different reading levels, making it easy for an entire class to read the same content at a level that’s just right for each reader."
 
This tool will help students to not only understand more of our world, but also to help them comprehend and think critically about everything they read and hear.
 
Parents also have the ability to create an account and then assign articles to their student, watching their reading comprehension improve over time. Follow these instructions closely to set up the parent account: https://goo.gl/dLY48Z
 
If you have any questions or need any help, please email our Newsela support person, Becky Safarik (bsafarik@pusdk12.org).

Parent Handbook

View the School Handbook for additional information about the school, including:Rules
  • Behavior guidelines
  • Appropriate attire
  • Emergencies
  • Absences
  • Tardies
  • and more

School Forms

  • Field Trip Permission Slip
  • Information Card
  • Behavior Contract
  • Insurance Form
  • Transportation Form
  • Food Service Form

Supply List

Student Supplies

PTA


Officers

President: Name/e-mail/phone
Vice-President: Name/e-mail/phone
Secretary: Name/e-mail/phone
Historian: Name/e-mail/phone


General PTA Meetings

All parents are welcome at the General PTA Meetings, held in the school's cafeteria on the first Tuesday evening of the month at 7:00 p.m. unless noted otherwise in the school newsletter.


Membership

If you haven't already joined, please contact the PTA President or inquire at the school office. Your $10 membership fee goes a long way for us.


Volunteers

PTA can use parent volunteers for assistance with computers, the school festival, the book fair, Popcorn Day, providing refreshments for events, and other activities. Please call if you are interested in helping in any of these areas.


Useful Links

Kindergarten Registration


To enter kindergarten in any school year, a child must be five years old on or before December 2 of that year. Proof of residence may be required. If you do not live within our school's boundary area, you may still choose to have your child attend this school through our School of Choice program.

Kindergarten registration is normally held the preceding February, with parent orientation meetings in January. If you are unable to register your child at that time, you may register anytime at the School District Office, even during the summer when elementary school offices are closed.

To register a child, please present proof of date of birth (birth certificate, baptismal certificate or other legal proof) and the child's social security number. Parents must also present the child's written immunization record from a physician, nurse or health department. Prior to school entry, children must be immunized for the following:
  • Rubella (German measles)
  • Measles
  • Polio
  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Tetanus
  • Mumps
  • Hepatitis B
  • Chicken pox

A waiver of the immunization requirement may be obtained for religious or health reasons.

Volunteer Opportunities


Parent involvement is always welcome. Here are a few ways you can participate in your child's school, but be creative in offering your time and talents to assist in the learning of our students.

  • Classroom volunteer -
  • Library volunteer - contact the librarian
  • PTA volunteer - contact the PTA President
  • Drive on field trips
  • Help with special classroom projects
  • Do a talk on your travels, job, hobby, etc.
  • Decorate for events
  • Help with reading, writing, math, science, computers, PE, fine arts, history projects
  • Organize a party
  • Help with the Talent Show
  • Post student art in the halls
  • Help on Clean-up Day
  • Do things outside school hours: make copies, shop for supplies, assemble party favors, make costumes

Who to Contact
  • Your child's teacher [link to Staff Directory]
  • Principal [link to principals email]
  • Librarian [link to Librarian email]
  • PTA President [link to President email]

Adopt-a-School


Adopt-A-School is a community partnership that links business and community organizations with schools to share expertise and resources in an effort to support our youth and schools. It is a national and statewide program that has been adapted to meet the educational needs of local children.

Adopting a school is a way for you and your employees to give back to the community by sharing your time, energy, expertise and financial resources with our schools. Participating business people serve as positive role and career models for students.

  • Businesses contribute in a variety of ways:
  • Field trips to tour your business
  • Sponsorship of field trips to cultural and other events
  • Classroom or assembly speakers and presentations
  • Career exploration, activities, and presentations
  • Incentives, awards, or scholarships that recognize outstanding student achievement
  • Sponsorship of school contests: art, writing, photography, spelling, etc.
  • Student performances at adopter events
  • Donations of equipment, resources, or funds to help students and schools
  • Assistance for students with specialized technology and other needs

To adopt our school, please contact the principal.

Computers for Families Program

Families who have no computer at home may be eligible for reduced-price computers and Internet services. See the Computers for Families webpage.

Anyone may earn a free computer by volunteering 50 hours at Computers for Classrooms, the volunteer computer refurbishing and recycling program that has supplied many computers to local schools.

Fundraising


eScrip

You can raise money for our school at no cost to you. When you shop at participating eScrip business partners, a percentage of your purchase (up to 8%) is contributed to our school every time you use your credit, debit or club card.

To sign up for e-Scrip, go to www.escrip.com or call 800-254-5404.

Our eScrip group ID# is 000000. Enter this number to ensure that we get proper credit.


Saving Items

Help our school with fundraising by contributing items you might otherwise throw away:Aluminum cans