December 2014  
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Our Mission is to teach basic academic skills, social skills and life skills that will empower the students to become life-long learners, as well as, responsible and productive citizens in the 21st century as demonstrated by academic testing and observed by acceptable social behavior and healthy attitudes.

What's Happening  

-The tumblers have arrived! You may stop by the school at your convenience and pick up your child's order starting Tuesday, December 9th. 

-East Hardin Elementary welcomes everyone to come out and see our Christmas play, Christmas Around the World, on December 16th at 12:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. The program will feature Pre-K through 5th grade. All other students need to be back at school by 5:40 p.m. for the 6:00 p.m. performance in the gym. Once your child arrives, they need to go sit with their teacher in their designated spot on the gym floor. Students with speaking parts need to be back at the school by 5:30 p.m. for the evening performance. The following students will be performing in the Christmas play... 
Mom: Ashlee DeShazier          Child 1: Caroline McGowen 
Narrator 1: Katie Adkins        Child 2: Matthew Spears 
Dad: Carson Finley             Child 3: Landon Birk 
Narrator 2: Cash Barlow 

-Our students at East Hardin Elementary will be taking a field trip on Thursday, December 18th to reward them for their good behavior the second 9-weeks. Students with five or less infraction slips and no office referrals will be invited to attend the movie. Students can still lose the privilege to attend the movie after they have turned their permission slip in. We will be traveling to the Southgate Cinema by the school bus. The movie at the cinema will be, "The Penguins of Madagascar" - a PG movie. The reward party is for students only. We apologize that parents can't come to the theater with us. There is limited space and they won't be able to accommodate students and parents. The trip is FREE and will include admission to the movies with popcorn and a drink. We are asking for a $1.00 donation from each student to help with transportation. Please complete and return your student's permission slip form to their classroom teacher as soon as possible, but no later than Friday, December 12th. Students will not be able to attend the movie without a signed permission slip form. 

-Box Tops: We are having another Box-Top competition. All students who collect 100, 200 and 300 Box Tops will receive a reward. The rewards for each level will be announced after Christmas Break. The students will receive their rewards in March and April when the weather is warmer. Students will receive the reward for every category they meet. Example: Students who collect 300 Box Tops will receive the reward for 300, 200 and 100. Each Box Top will count for 1 point. Students may turn in their Box Tops to their teachers between Tuesday, December 9th and Friday, February 27th. They need to be cut out in a zip lock bag with their name, homeroom teacher and how many Box Tops they have collected. You may turn Box Tops in to your teacher throughout this time. Students can collect Box Tops from a variety of items including food items, paper products and school supplies. This is a great time for friends and family to help support your child and our school by clipping off the Box Tops from items they currently use or will be using over the holidays. 

-Shoparoo: The grade with the most points at the end of each month this year will receive a prize. The winners so far have received a Popsicle and Chip party. Follow the steps below to get started with Shoparoo. 
1. Download the free Shoparoo app on your smart phone, tablet, etc. from the Apple App Store or Google Store. 
2. Once it's downloaded, select our school and your grade of choice. Then, take pictures of the receipts! 
3. Invite other parents and members of the community to participate in this simple fundraiser. 

-The students who sold three or more tumblers were able to participate in an ice cream party outside in between showers on Friday, December 8th! We had 142 students who participated in the party. Thank you to everyone who helped support East Hardin. Click here to view pictures from the day. 

-The students in the After School Program were treated to an animal show under the atrium on Thursday, November 20th. Steve, from Animal Tales, along with his many visitors, provided a learning experience that many of our students will not forget. Click here to view pictures. 

-East Hardin Elementary welcomes everyone to come out and see our Christmas play, Christmas Around the World, on December 16th at 12:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. The program will feature all grade levels. You may access the Christmas program music by clicking on the link below. Please help your child practice the song for their grade level and We Wish You a Merry Christmas! Click here to view the Christmas Program Link. 

-A and A/B Honor Roll. We are proud of all of our students at East Hardin, but we want to congratulate those students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades who achieved Honor Roll status for the first 9 weeks grading period. Please watch for their names in the current edition of the Courier. To view individual grades, please click on their grade level. 3rd, 4th & 5th

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