Nurse Sarah Fancher goes above and beyond fixing boo-boos, dispensing medication, and ensuring proper food intake....she personally washes lost and found items as well as unclaimed masks. We could not appreciate more all that she does to make our building a better place for our littles and more fun for our staff! We have been showering her with love for a whole week now!! We love and appreciate you Sarah!! Happy School Nurse Day! #NationalSchoolNurseDay
Parents: Paid Yearbooks have been distributed. We have a limited number of extra yearbooks for sale. These will be on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like one, you must bring $30 (cash only) to the front office between 8:15AM and 2:30PM. We will not create a waiting list and will announce when we are sold out!
It turns out that being in 1st Grade this year increases the likelihood that you will end up in a wrist brace or cast. LOL.... But we keep rockin' on as Pete the Cat would say.
ANNOUNCEMENT TO VIRTUAL STUDENTS....
Principal's Day was Saturday and on Monday we had a couple of Mr. Hunt impersonators in the building. The students wrote letters and the teachers covered his door in memes. We appreciate all he does for our building and staff. :)
Only 16 more school days left in this school year!!
In 1944, an Arkansas school teacher, Mattye White Woodridge, wrote to politicians to demand a day to appreciate teachers. However, it was nearly a decade before the idea was introduced to Congress by none other than Eleanor Roosevelt. In 1953, she was successful in convincing lawmakers to adopt the idea. So take a moment this week to thank a teacher (past or present!) that played an important role in your life or the life of your child. #ThankATeacher
To help stay informed....
SHS Boys Basketball program is holding a youth summer basketball camp. Camps is for boys entering grades K-7. Access the registration form at the link below. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1228348/2021_Lion_Basketball_Camp_Registration_Form_1___1_.pdf
Today was National Administrative Professionals Day, and we don't know what we would do without Ms. Gretchen McMahan and Ms. Leigh Anne Hawthorne. They help keep our office running smoothly and efficiently. Thank you for all you do ladies!
HIPPY NEWS- It's time to pre-register for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year! Fill out the form below to be put on our contact list. Please fill out one form per child (if you have more than one child, please fill out a separate form for each child). This fall, the Home Visitors will contact those who have completed this form to finish the registration process. Message us if you have any questions. Searcy HIPPY is a FREE home based preschool program for families in the Searcy School District with children ages 2-5. All supplies, books, lesson packets, etc. are delivered to your home each week at absolutely no cost to you thanks to Searcy School District and Wilbur D. Mills Educational Cooperative. Share this post with friends and family so they can sign up as well with their little ones. We can't wait to welcome you to the Searcy HIPPY Family! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7jZxtJwW2eno7fVCCOjRdTOGrq2f_yX2Zh0m_ZTVfb8VOUw/viewform?gxids=7628
Parents~ Our link for Home Access Center to access your student's attendance and grades for grades 2-12 has changed. So it you had it bookmarked, you've probably noticed it did not work over the break while being updated. The new link is http://hac20.esp.k12.ar.us
Morning Announcements can be found at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1dABbxHgEaGw_paooTwjVqR5UFCmrTXUq?usp=sharing
Some parents have asked how they can stay up-to-date on school events and information pertaining to their child. Parents can access our website at https://www.searcyschools.org/o/westside-elementary , follow us on Facebook and set up notifications, make sure the child's teacher has the correct phone number to send School Status texts (and don't opt out), AND parents can download our district app to a mobile phone. Search "Searcy Public Schools" in the AppStore or Google Play. In settings, you can turn notifications ON and choose which building(s) you want to receive notifications from. So if your have kids in multiple buildings, you are covered!
REMINDER: A law prohibiting use of cell phones in school zones took effect Oct. 1, 2011. State law prohibits all motorists from using a mobile phone while in a school zone or passing a school building when children are present. Act 288, passed in March 2019, makes the use of a handheld, wireless telephone in a school zone a primary offense with a $250 fine (first offense). For more information please visit http://handsfreeinfo.com/arkansas-cell-phone-laws-legislation/