Ellen Smith Announcements

  • ES: If you are in need of food, meal boxes for students will be available to pick up TODAY from 8-11 am at the Food Service Warehouse. (1902 Hairston)
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  • ES: Our PTO still needs some help stocking our December teacher cart. Click on the link to sign up below. Please bring items by Tuesday December 14th.
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4BACA72AA3FC1-december
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  • ES: We invite all our students to join us in dressing up next week!
    *Monday: Reindeer Day
    *Tuesday: Grinch Day
    *Wednesday: Santa's Workshop (Dress like Santa, Mrs. Claus, elves, toys, trees, reindeer etc.)
    *Thursday: Party Day - Christmas sweaters
    *Friday: Polar Express-Pajama Day!
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  • ES: We invite all our students to join us in dressing up next week!
    *Monday: Reindeer Day
    *Tuesday: Grinch Day
    *Wednesday: Santa's Workshop (Dress like Santa, Mrs. Claus, elves, toys, trees, reindeer etc.)
    *Thursday: Party Day - Christmas sweaters
    *Friday: Polar Express-Pajama Day!
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  • ES: Please check out our December Ellen Smith Newsletter!
    https://www.smore.com/f8dkg
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  • ES: We have choir practice Tuesday, December 7 from 3:05 until 4pm. AND Wednesday morning from 7:30am-8am. Drop off and pick up is in the bus loop. Your promptness is greatly appreciated!
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  • ES: Ellen Smith Parents,
    Just a reminder-- our front doors open at 7:35 am. We are having more and more students congregate in the front of the building running around and this is not safe. Please do not drop off your student(s) to wait at the front door before 7:35. If you need to drop them off with older siblings please use our bus loop where Mrs. King and Mrs. Carter are on duty.

    Thank you for helping us keep all our students safe. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mrs. King @ kingh@conwayschools.net.

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  • ES: Ellen Smith Parents,
    Just a reminder-- our front doors open at 7:35 am. We are having more and more students congregate in the front of the building running around and this is not safe. Please do not drop off your student(s) to wait at the front door before 7:35. If you need to drop them off with older siblings please use our bus loop where Mrs. King and Mrs. Carter are on duty.

    Thank you for helping us keep all our students safe. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mrs. King @ kingh@conwayschools.net.

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  • ES: Our ES Turkey Trot is TOMORROW! All students will receive a free Turkey Trot t-shirt. Make sure they wear tennis shoes and clothes they can run in. This event will take place during the school day and will be a fun day your kids will not forget!
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  • ES: Choir WILL meet tomorrow morning.
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  • ES: Our PTO could use some help!
    Click this link to help with teacher cart sign ups. All items need to be to office by Wed. Nov. 17th

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4BACA72AA3FC1-november
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  • ES: After school choir practice is canceled for today.
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  • ES: All donations for the Turkey Trot must be turned in tomorrow! Tomorrow is also the your last chance to “jump for bucks”. Thank you for supporting our school and helping us add equipment to our playground!
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  • ES: This is the last week to turn in donations for Turkey Trot. Your last chance to “jump for bucks” will be this Friday November 12th. All donation forms must be turned in by this Friday. We are over 1/2 way to our goal.
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  • Please see NEW information below on COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in Conway tomorrow (Saturday):
    Vaccines for ages 12+- Conway Expo/Event Center (2505 E. Oak Street)-9am-5pm.
    Vaccines for ages 5-11- Faulkner County Health Department (811 N. Creek Drive)-8am-noon.
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  • ES: Tomorrow we are jumping for bucks! If your child has raised $100 or more for our Turkey Trot they will be jumping for bucks tomorrow!
    Remember our PTO is raising money for playground equipment and our school goal is to raise $3,000.
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  • ES: Tomorrow is the last day for the Book Fair!
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  • The COVID-19 Vaccine has now been approved for children ages 5-11. The Arkansas Department of Health will host a vaccine clinic this Saturday November 6, from 9am-5pm at the Conway Expo and Event Center. (2505 E. Oak Street- Conway) Vaccinations should also become available at your family physician’s office and local pharmacies in the coming weeks.

    Students who are fully-vaccinated are not required to quarantine after exposure, per the state’s quarantine guidelines.
    If it becomes necessary for your student to be absent from school relating to this vaccination, absences will be excused with proper documentation.
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  • ES: Did you know that at our book fair teacher's have a wish list of books they'd love to have in their classroom? You can send money with your child to school to pick out a book for their classroom or you can send a digital gift card for your child's teacher by creating an ewallet for them. You put the teacher's name down as the student. Just click this link to do so.
    https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/parent-how-it-works.html?fairID=4912185

    The book fair will close Friday after school.
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  • ES: Check out our Ellen Smith November Newsletter by clicking on the link.
    https://www.smore.com/s5hbz
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  • ES: Make-up pictures are TOMORROW!
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  • ES: Our 2nd annual Turkey Trot is November 19th. We are raising money for playground equipment. You should have had an envelope for sponsorships come home today. Ask friends and family to sponsor your student. Raise 100.00 by this Friday November 5th to jump for bucks! Our school goal is $3,000.
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  • ES: Our school picture makeup day is this Wednesday.
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  • ES: Our book fair is in full swing and open until Friday. You can send cash with your child each day or add money to their ewallet account. Ewallet is like a digital gift card to the book fair. You can click this link to add money to your child's account.
    https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/parent-how-it-works.html?fairID=4912185
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  • ES: Our 2nd annual Turkey Trot is November 19th. We are raising money for playground equipment. You should have had an envelope for sponsorships come home today. Ask friends and family to sponsor your student. Raise 100.00 by this Friday November 5th to jump for bucks! Our school goal is $3,000.
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  • ES: Our Book Fair starts on Monday. Parents can send cash with their child to school or add money to their ewallet (like a digital gift card to the book fair). The first 50 students to have money added to their ewallet get a free bag and a chance to win a $25 gift card to the book fair. Use the link to set it up.
    https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/parent-how-it-works.html?fairID=4912185

    Also, you can dress up each day! for a chance to win free books
    Monday- Be LEAF in Books (wear fall colors, orange, yellow, red, brown)
    Tuesday- Hunting for Good Books- Wear Camo
    Wednesday- Warm up with a book- Wear flannel or plaid
    Thursday- Cozy up with a Good book- Wear Pajamas
    Friday- Books are cap-tivating! - wear a beanie or hat.
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  • ES: Join us TONGIHT for an outside family movie night on the Ellen Smith playground. The movie is Monster House and is rated PG. The gates will open at 6:00 and the movie will start at 6:30. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. PTO will have a concession stand. Each current Ellen Smith student received a ticket today for a free popcorn, candy and drink.
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  • ES: TONIGHT parents can shop the book fair with their child from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Families will enter the cafeteria door. When you are finished shopping the book fair, you will exit the same door and walk around the side of the building to get to the movie night. Everyone who visits the book fair tomorrow evening will be entered into a drawing to win one of two $25 gift certificates to the book fair. The book fair will close promptly at 6:30 to ensure everyone can be outside in time for the movie to start.
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  • ES: This Friday night, parents can shop the book fair with their child from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Families will enter the cafeteria outside door. When you are finished shopping the book fair, you will exit the same door and walk around the side of the building to get to the movie night. Everyone who visits the book fair tomorrow evening can enter a drawing to win one of two $25 gift certificates to the book fair. The book fair will close promptly at 6:30 to ensure everyone can be outside in time for the movie to start.
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  • ES: Join us THIS Friday Night for an outside family movie night on the Ellen Smith playground. The movie is Monster House and is rated PG. The gates will open at 6:00 and the movie will start at 6:30. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. PTO will have a concession stand. Each current Ellen Smith student will receive a ticket on Friday for a free popcorn, candy and drink.
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  • ES: Join us THIS Friday Night for an outside family movie night on the Ellen Smith playground. The movie is Monster House and is rated PG. The gates will open at 6:00 and the movie will start at 6:30. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. PTO will have a concession stand. Each current Ellen Smith student will receive a ticket on Friday for a free popcorn, candy and drink.
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  • ES: Our PTO needs volunteers on Friday night to work a shift at the concession stand for our Family Movie Night event. To sign up for a shift please click the link
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4baca72aa3fc1-concession
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  • ES: Join us THIS Friday Night for an outside family movie night on the Ellen Smith playground. The movie is Monster House and is rated PG. The gates will open at 6:00 and the movie will start at 6:30. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. PTO will have a concession stand. Each current Ellen Smith student will receive a ticket on Friday for a free popcorn, candy and drink.
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  • ES: We have a busy couple of weeks at Ellen Smith. This week is Red Ribbon Week and each day is a different dress up day.
    This Friday night is a our Family Movie Night at 6:00 p.m. on the playground. We will have a concession stand and you will need to bring something to sit on.
    Also, mark your calendars, next week is our Book Fair, Nov. 1st- 5th.
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  • ES: If you participated in the PTO Cookie Dough Fundraiser, you need to pick it up TODAY at Summit Church from 2:30-5:30. Pull around to the the back building to pick it up.
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  • ES: If you participated in the PTO Cookie Dough Fundraiser, you can pick it up on Monday at Summit Church in the back building from 2:30-5:30
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  • ES: Red Ribbon Spirit Week is coming up the Week of October 25th-29th
    Monday- Pledge to be Drug Free- Wear Red
    Tuesday- Team Up Against Drugs- Wear your favorite team jersey or Ellen Smith Shirt
    Wednesday- Put a Cap on Drugs- Wear a cap or hat
    Thursday- Sock it to drugs- Wear your Crazy Socks
    Friday- Scare away Drugs- Wear your School appropriate Halloween Costume
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  • ES: Family Movie night is a week away! Next Friday night please join us on the playground for an outdoor movie event! You will need to bring something to sit on. There will also be a concession stand.
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  • ES: If you participated in the PTO Cookie Dough Fundraiser, you can pick it up on Monday at Summit Church in the back building from 2:30-5:30
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  • ES: We now have a school store with cool erasers, book marks, pencils, and other fun things. It will only be open on Fridays from 7:30-8:00. Check out our FB page to see images of the items and find out how much items cost.
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  • ES: Red Ribbon Spirit Week is coming up the Week of October 25th-29th
    Monday- Pledge to be Drug Free- Wear Red
    Tuesday- Team Up Against Drugs- Wear your favorite team jersey or Ellen Smith Shirt
    Wednesday- Put a Cap on Drugs- Wear a cap or hat
    Thursday- Sock it to drugs- Wear your Crazy Socks
    Friday- Scare away Drugs- Wear your School appropriate Halloween Costume
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  • ES: It’s time to think about purchasing a 2021-2022 yearbook! For this week only, get four free icons (valued at $12.00) when you upgrade the cover by adding a student name for $6.00. Special offer ends this Friday, October 22, 2021.

    Order here:
    https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1096504/Ellen-Smith-Elementary-School/2022-Yearbook/2021071404192805774/CATALOG_SHOP/?utm_medium=email&utm;_campaign=YBK_CMP_ES_EP_LC0_NL_E5_20211007&utm;_source=exacttarget&utm;_term=All+Subscribers
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  • ES: Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences are almost here. To sign up for a conference you will need to open the attachment on your email or on the Conway app.
    Once the document is opened, please click on your child's teacher name to sign up for an in-person conference on either Wednesday, October 20, or Thursday, October 21. All conferences are 15 minutes in length. If you would prefer to have a Zoom conference, please email your child's teacher directly.
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  • ES: Save the date! On Oct. 29th at 6:00 p.m. we will host an outdoor movie event at Ellen Smith. We hope to see you all there!
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  • ES: Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences are almost here. To sign up for a conference you will need to open the attachment on your email or on the Conway app.
    Once the document is opened, please click on your child's teacher name to sign up for an in-person conference on either Wednesday, October 20, or Thursday, October 21. All conferences are 15 minutes in length. If you would prefer to have a Zoom conference, please email your child's teacher directly.
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  • ES: Third and Fourth Grade Music Program
    Tonight October 14th.
    Be at High School Auditorium at 6pm.
    Begins at 6:30pm
    Wear bright solid color shirt and blue jeans.
    Masks are optional.
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  • There is NO SCHOOL for CPSD students this Friday, October 15. This is a PD/Flex day for teachers.
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  • The Conway School Board has voted to end all mask requirements in CPSD. Beginning Monday October 18th, masks will no longer be required during the school day for Conway Schools students and staff. Masks will still be optional for anyone choosing to wear one.

    All current Arkansas Department of Health guidelines concerning reporting positive cases and identifying individuals for quarantine are still in effect. Please go to our website- www.conwayschools.org/cpsdcovid for additional information. 
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  • ES: Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences are almost here. To sign up for a conference you will need to open the attachment on your email or on the Conway app.
    Once the document is opened, please click on your child's teacher name to sign up for an in-person conference on either Wednesday, October 20, or Thursday, October 21. All conferences are 15 minutes in length. If you would prefer to have a Zoom conference, please email your child's teacher directly.
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  • ES: Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences are almost here. To sign up for a conference you will need to open the attachment on your email or on the Conway app.
    Once the document is opened, please click on your child's teacher name to sign up for an in-person conference on either Wednesday, October 20, or Thursday, October 21. All conferences are 15 minutes in length. If you would prefer to have a Zoom conference, please email your child's teacher directly.
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  • ES: To access the parent teacher sign up sheet, you must open the attachment on your email or on the Conway app.
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  • ES: Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences are almost here. Please click on your child's teacher name to sign up for an in-person conference on either Wednesday, October 20, or Thursday, October 21. All conferences are 15 minutes in length. If you would prefer to have a Zoom conference, please email your child's teacher directly.


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  • ES: Color run will still take place even during the rain. If lightning occurs or is near then the event will be canceled.
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  • ES: We would like for you to check our Ellen Smith Monthly Newsletter! Just click this link to find out what is happening at our school.

    https://www.smore.com/5cazm
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  • ES: For those students participating in the LIL’ CAT COLOR RUN this Saturday, here are some important reminders.


    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2ND
    LAUREL PARK, LOOK FOR THE ELLEN SMITH  SIGN FOR STARTING Position 
    PARKING AVAILABLE ON ROBINSON AVE. & AT CONWAY HIGH SCHOOL, ARRIVE EARLY
    RACE FROM 9:00-9:30
    BRING A BOTTLE OF WATER & $ FOR SMOOTHIE KING & KONA ICE
    WEAR RACE SHIRT OR OLD WHITE SHIRT & SUNGLASSES
    NEWER CLOTHES & SHOES ARE NOT RECOMMENDED
    BRING TRASH BAGS OR BEACH TOWELS FOR THE RIDE HOME
    OVER 1.000 PEOPLE PARTICIPATING



    CARRERA LIL’ CAT COLOR RUN

    · ESTE SÁBADO 2 DE OCTUBRE
    · EN LAUREL PARK, ENCUENTRE EL RÓTULO DE ELLEN SMITH PARA EL PUNTO DE INICIO
    · ESTACIONAMIENTO DISPONIBLE EN ROBINSON Y EN LA ESCUELA HIGH SCHOOL. ¡¡LLEGUEN TEMPRANO!!
    · CARRERA ES DE 9:00-9:30
    · TRAIGA BOTELLA DE AGUA, $ PARA SMOOTHIE KING & KONA ICE
    · USE CAMISA DE CARRERA O CAMISA BLANCA ANTIGUA Y GAFAS DE SOL
    · NO SE RECOMIENDA ROPA/ZAPATOS BONITOS
    · LLEVE BOLSAS DE BASURA O TOALLAS DE PLAYA PARA PROTEGER LOS ASIENTOS DEL AUTOMÓVIL DESPUÉS DE LA CARRERA
    · ¡¡MÁS DE 1,000 PERSONAS PARTICIPARAN !!! ☺☺

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  • ES: Tomorrow is picture day! If you would like to order pictures, please return the form and a check or cash to school tomorrow.
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  • ES: Today is the last day to preorder school pictures online using this link.
    https://myproimages.com/strain-photography-schools/code/EllenSmith
    Pictures are Tuesday, September 28th.
    You can still order pictures on Tuesday by returning the form with cash or a check on picture day.
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  • ES: School Pictures are Tuesday, Sept. 28th. Forms were sent home. To order pictures, you can return the form with cash or a check on picture day OR you can order them online using this link. All online orders must be completed by Sunday.
    https://myproimages.com/strain-photography-schools/code/EllenSmith
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  • ES: School Pictures are Tuesday, Sept. 28th. Forms were sent home. To order pictures, you can return the form with cash or a check on picture day OR you can order them online using this link. All online orders must be completed by Sunday.
    https://myproimages.com/strain-photography-schools/code/EllenSmith
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  • ES: Mark your calendars...school picture day is Tuesday, September 28th. Forms will be sent home tomorrow.
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  • ES: Our PTO Cookie Dough Fundraiser is now over. Order forms were due TODAY. However, if you have not turned them in, please turn them in by tomorrow.
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  • ES: NWEA Assessments for our Kindergarten, First, and Second grade students will take the NWEA test Tuesday-Thursday. 
    Here are a few reminders.
    1. Please make sure your child/children come to school with their Chromebook charged and bring their charger each day.
    2. The tardy bell rings at 8:10. Please have your child/children here on time.
    3.  Please make sure they have time to eat breakfast before school starts.
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  • ES: Reminder our cookie dough fundraiser ends Monday Sept 13th. Please have all order forms & money turned in by then. Remember if you sell 6 items you will receive a free pass to urban air.
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  • ES: If you are not a part of the PTO Facebook page, feel free to join. This is where we update and inform parents of ways to volunteer through PTO.

    Please help us by signing up to bring something next week for our monthly teacher snack cart

    https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0b4baca72aa3fc1-september1
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  • ES: Reminder our cookie dough fundraiser ends Monday Sept 13th. Please have all order forms & money turned in by then. Remember if you sell 6 items you will receive a free pass to urban air.
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  • Standardized testing score reports from last spring’s ACT Aspire will be sent home with 4th-11th grade students today. The reports contain a brief explanation of the scores in the different subject areas. If you have further questions about your student’s scores or you do not receive a report, please contact your child’s school.
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  • ES: School t-shirts are on sale now! Shirts are $10 for student sizes and $12 for adult sizes. XXL and above are $15 each. Please return the order from or a piece of paper with the student's first and last name, teacher, t-shirt sizes needed, and payment. The deadline to order the shirts is Sept. 3rd.
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  • ES: PTO Cookie Dough Fundraiser has started! It ends Monday Sept 13th. If you sell 6 you get a pass to urban air!! We are raising money for a new play structure.
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  • ES: School t-shirts are on sale now! Shirts are $10 for student sizes and $12 for adult sizes. XXL and above are $15 each. Please return the order from or a piece of paper with the student's first and last name, teacher, t-shirt sizes needed, and payment. The deadline to order the shirts is Sept. 3rd.
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  • ES: School t-shirts are on sale now! Shirts are $10 for student sizes and $12 for adult sizes. XXL and above are $15 each. Please return the order from or a piece of paper with the student's first and last name, teacher, t-shirt sizes needed, and payment. The deadline to order the shirts is Sept. 3rd.
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  • ES: We have a few reminders for everyone.
    *If your child is eating breakfast at school, they must be dropped off by 7:45
    *All Chromebook forms and/or insurance money need to be returned to your child’s teacher as soon as possible
    *Children can not be dropped off in the back of school.
    *To ensure a smooth dismissal every afternoon, you will not be able to checkout your child after 2:45
    *Please refrain from turning left into the drive when traveling west on Favre, from Donaghey
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  • ES: We are off to a great start! We have a few reminders for everyone.
    *If your child is eating breakfast at school, they must be dropped off by 7:45
    *All Chromebook forms and/or insurance money need to be returned to your child’s teacher as soon as possible
    *To ensure a smooth dismissal every afternoon, you will not be able to checkout your child after 2:45
    *Please refrain from turning left into the drive when traveling west on Favre, from Donaghey
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  • ES: Our Principal Mrs. King made a video of important reminders for our families. Please take a moment today to watch the video.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aZnGqIKKoVh0O8eMg-HOkZpuqUYBLj3N/view
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  • Monday, August 16th is the first day of school for the Conway Public School District. Our teachers and staff are very excited to see all our students and get this school year started!
    Information regarding COVID-19 and our district protocols can be found on our website- www.conwayschools.org/cpsdcovid. This page will be continually updated with the latest information.
    We are using a “stoplight system” to alert parents about current community transmission status and what actions CPSD is taking regarding masking. We are currently in the RED zone, so masks are required for all students and staff during the school day and on buses. Please be sure your student has a mask for school on Monday.
    Check your school’s website and Facebook page for additional Back to School information.
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  • ES: TODAY at Ellen Smith families are invited to drop in any time between 3:30 and 6:00 to drop off school supplies and meet your teacher if you choose.
    **Parents will find out teacher assignment at the door.
    **Reminder, masks must be worn inside the building.
    We look forward to seeing all our ES family!
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  • Here is some additional information for parents regarding CPSD masking protocols for the 2021-22 school year: https://www.conwayschools.org/Page/954

    The district's status is currently "RED" (Masks required for all students and staff) and will be updated weekly by Sunday at 5:00 pm. If there is a status change, we will also send out a message to parents. 
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  • The Conway School Board has approved a resolution that will mandate mask wearing for all students and staff during the school day and on buses. The mandate is effective immediately, and can be adjusted based on the CDC’s community transmission status for COVID. More specific details and protocols will be available this week on our website: www.conwayschools.org/cpsdcovid
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