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Important Dates:

April 9-18 New Kindergarten Enrollment online opens 

April 12-15 OLSAT Testing for Grade 3

April 12-16 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser at SES

April 13-15 Illinois Science Assessment for Grade 5

April 16 Midterm for 4th quarter

April 20 Board of Education meeting 7:00 pm

April 23 No PreK attendance

Dress Like your favorite Story Book Character Day

April 26-30    IAR Testing for Grades 3 to 5 in reading and math

Week of the Military Child

April 30 Spirit Day - Wear purple

Student of the Month

May 5 PTO Meeting - Zoom online at 3:30 pm

May 14 Spirit Day - Wear purple

Student of the Month

May 17 Kindergarten Students stay home today due to the new Kdg. screenings

May 18 Board of Education meeting at 7:00 pm

May 19 Last day of PreK

May 20 to 25 Pre K Parent Teacher Conferences

May 25 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - EARLY DISMISSAL

A Note From The Principal

Ms. Riechmann

We have been eagerly awaiting Spring weather to arrive in our area.   Students are enjoying the outdoors as each day provides a little more warmth.   We commend our students for doing a great job following the mask-wearing protocol while at school and traveling to and from school.   We are anticipating that next school year will be a normal school day with students attending a full day.  We are excited about this and hope that the wellness of our students and staff continue to allow next year to return to normal for everyone.  

This month students at SES and across Illinois in grades 3, 4 and 5 will complete the state achievement test called the Illinois Assessment Readiness Test.  We anticipate the success our students will demonstrate and look forward to them showing an excellent effort on the upcoming online assessments. Students in grades 3 to 5 will test from April 26th to May 7th.  To learn more about the IAR Test please visit the link below:

https://il.digitalitemlibrary....

Congratulations to 5th Grade Students on being chosen for the 

2021 Illinois Principals Association Award

Jayden Scholl       and William Bickley

 

We congratulate both Jayden and William on this prestigious award!   They are role models for their peers and demonstrate a strong commitment to their work in the classroom.   On behalf of their teachers, principals, and all the staff at SES we honor and applaud your hard work!  Congratulations! 

From Nurse Nekola

A big thank you to everyone for your cooperation with all the Covid Protocols and precautions. It has been a challenging year but you have stepped up to meet it. The Illinois Dept of Public Health (IDPH) has revised the symptom list and omitted new congestion/runny nose and abdominal pain from unknown causes as Covid-like symptoms. Please continue to call in to report when your child is home ill as well as keep siblings home if your child is having any Covid-like symptoms. 

 

https://www.isbe.net/Documents/IDPH-COVID19-Exclusion-Decison-Tree.pdf#search=decision%20tree

 

Please submit the required Dental exam forms now for Kindergarten and 2nd grade students if you have not already done so. They are due before May 15th.  Thank You!

 

Kindergarten 2021-22 Enrollment

Mascoutah School District 19’s Online 2021-2022 Kindergarten Enrollment will open on Friday, April 9, 2021. All children 5 years old, on or before September 1 of this year are eligible to register for kindergarten. 

Parents and guardians will be able to complete the enrollment process online. Please visit the District website Kindergarten Enrollment page to access the online forms and additional information. Kindergarten Enrollment will be available until Sunday, April 18, 2021.

If you already have students attending Mascoutah School District, you will sign into your Skyward account and add a new Kindergarten student on the 2021-2022 Kindergarten Enrollment Form

For further questions, please call the elementary building your child would attend. If you are unable to complete the online enrollment form, please call the elementary building to schedule an appointment for the week of April 12, 2021.

PreK Screenings for 2021-22 School Year 

Mascoutah School District is now making appointments for the 2021-22 school year.  Children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1 of this year.  To schedule your appointment, call Amy Cook 618-566-7414, ext 3117.

Week of the Military Child

Scott Elementary School teachers and staff salute our military children that serve each day alongside their families!  During the week of April 26th we recognize each branch of the Armed Forces. We will celebrate each of the service branches on the following days:

Monday Army  Wear Camouflage

Tuesday Coast Guard  Wear Blue

Wednesday Marines Wear Red or Gold

Thursday Navy Wear Nautical

Friday Air Force Wear Blue or Yellow

This year for Week of the Military Child the district Elementary Art Teachers will be hosting a Virtual Art Show.  Check out the flyer in the March and April Digital Backpack for more information. 

Digital Backpack link:   https://ses.msd19.org/o/scott-elementary-school/documents

OLSAT Testing: Grade 3

During the week of April 12, all 3rd grade students at Scott Elementary will be taking the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) in their classrooms.  The OLSAT Test is an ability test that is designed to measure abstract thinking and reasoning ability. The test will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.  Your child’s third grade teacher will administer the test and we ask parents to do their best to make sure your child is in attendance on their testing day. The testing days are as follows:  

Monday, April 12: Detering

Tuesday, April 13: Schuette

Wednesday, April 14: N. Wilhelm 

Thursday, April 15: Brown/Beyer (in-person students only). If remote students wish to test, please call the SES office. 

Score results will be returned to the school in June of this year and we will share those test results with parents.

Illinois Science Assessment: Grade 5

Students in grades 5, 8 and 11 will take the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) this spring. The ISA aligns with our new Illinois Learning Standards in science. This assessment helps families understand how well students are performing academically and see whether they are on track to succeed in college. The ISA represents Illinois’ commitment to preparing all students for college and careers, including in the high-demand science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The assessment also satisfies federal accountability requirements.  At Scott Elementary School, all 5th grade students will take the ISA on April 13th, 14th, & 15th. 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser: April 12-16

SES will partner with the LLS and their “Pennies for Patients” campaign all next week. LLS is a global leader in the fight against cancer. The LLS mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, has invested nearly $1.3 billion in the most pioneering science worldwide since 1949, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care

Starting next week, students are welcome to bring in the following each day and place in their grade level’s collection jar in the main foyer when they arrive to school in the morning:

Monday: Pennies     Tuesday: Nickels     

Wednesday: Dimes   Thursday: Quarters Friday: Dollars

The grade level that raises the most funds will receive a popsicle  party in their classroom the following week! No obligation is necessary. 

Kids Heart Challenge

Our school recently participated in an exciting fundraiser sponsored by the American Heart Association called the Kids Heart Challenge.  Students had the option of collecting donations which goes toward the research and assistance of individuals who suffer from heart and lung disease.  There are many individual standouts for fundraising, but the effort school wide by the staff, students & families was nothing short of amazing!!

 

SES came together during this time of need and collected only $400 less than last year's total!  This is such a wonderful accomplishment considering we usually dedicate the entire month of February to this fundraiser.  This year, we had to reduce the length of the fundraiser to only one week!

 

We are so proud of our results and to be a part of this amazing SES community.  Here are some of the results from this year's KHC fundraiser.

 

Scott Elementary Total School Collection Amount   $16,289.43

 

Top 4 collectors from SES:

1) Puarenaokelani  Mrs. Fensom 1st Grade $601.71

2) Simon     Mrs. Bassler 2nd Grade  $594.34

3) Camilla    Mrs. Zerjal  2nd Grade  $457.02

4) Courtney  Ms. Horn  4th Grade   $450 

May 17th - Current Kindergarten Students

On Monday, May 17th the K students attending SES will not be in attendance as we are hosting in-person screenings on this day for our new K students coming to us this fall.   The in-person screenings allow the teachers and staff to meet our new students and prepare families for this exciting time in their child’s life.