Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 27 for our first family fun night at Runza. Invite your friends and family to dine in or drive-thru our Springfield Runza between 5:00–7:00 p.m. as a portion of the funds will go to Springfield PTO. This is a great way to support our community along with Springfield Elementary!
Rock on! The 5th and 6th grade music program "Rock and Roll" will be on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at Platteview High School. Students will meet in the front cafeteria at 6:40 p.m.
September is attendance awareness month, and we at Springfield Elementary will be focusing on increasing attendance throughout the 2018-2019 school year.
We are encouraging students and families to make being at school, on time, a priority. As a community of learners, we will be tracking attendance and celebrating great attendance behaviors. We will be celebrating classrooms that have great attendance, as well as recognizing students monthly by honoring them on the wall by the front office. We will also be adding additional incentives for having great attendance as a class, grade level, and school. At the end of the school year, students who accrue a combination of 10 or less absences and/or tardies (three tardies equals one absence) will be eligible to attend the entire end of the year field trip.
We are looking forward to working with you to establish positive attendance habits for the students of Springfield Elementary. We appreciate your support and willingness to help us meet our goals. Be on the lookout for more information on the incentives, celebrations, and the positive impact great attendance has on students’ future success. We look forward to sharing attendance data with you throughout the year.
Nothing is better than Friday mornings and popcorn with Springfield Elementary spirit days! We need your assistance in making the fun happen for a few hours on the first Friday of every month to pop and/or distribute popcorn to each classroom. Sign up to volunteer online today. Thank you for your support!
The Walk-A-Thon will be on Friday, September 21. We will gather at 1:00 p.m. and will walk from 2:00–3:00 p.m. Students will be walking behind the school, and parents are welcome to join in. Packets will go home soon, so keep an eye out for those. Also, please check with your company because some companies will match a donation for education. We hope to see you on September 21!
For those families new to Springfield Elementary School, or as a reminder to those families who have been with us before, we appreciate your assistance in following the traffic flow during arrival and departure times. The drive in front of the school has two lanes and is one way going east only. We have limited parking in the narrow drive and it is only allowed on the north side of the drive. The other lane is for drive-through for loading and unloading students. It needs to remain open with traffic moving. We encourage parents to be patient during this process. Please drive as far forward as possible when picking up or dropping off students. Please do not stop in the drive through lane, waiting to pick up students at the end of the day. If your child is not outside at the time you pass through, please make a second trip through the drive to keep the traffic flowing. To ease traffic congestion directly in front of the school, parents may elect to meet their youngsters at a designated location off school grounds. For obvious safety reasons, please do not stop on Main Street to load or unload children. The safety of the children is our primary concern. Also, please remember, immediately following the 3:20 p.m. dismissal time, a parked school bus will load students at the far east side of the private drive. Your assistance in being patient and following the above guidelines will help insure the safety for all students. Thank you for your cooperation.
This is a reminder, if your child’s house shirt is too small, please bring it to school for a swap! If you lost your house shirt, please let their teacher know what size they need and donate $2 for another shirt. All new students will receive a new shirt for your house.
The school year is off to a great start. Welcome back to all of the students, parents, families, and staff! We want to extend a special welcome to our new families, we hope you enjoy the Springfield Community. We have 24 new students to our school, and our enrollment starts the year with 266 children. We have several new staff members:
- Russell Bagnell – Student Teacher (5th Grade)
- Taylor Briggs – Educational Assistant
- Karrie Freeman – Educational Assistant
- Cheryl Menkov – Educational Assistant
- Angie Michaels – Educational Assistant
- Kimberly Armstrong – Educational Assistant
Please join us in welcoming all of these new staff members to the Springfield Elementary family.