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Principals Message…

Fall is here and the temperature is dropping!  It is an exciting time of year as seasons are changing and we are all gearing up for colder weather.  Students are continuing to work hard and do their best at school.  I am so very proud of our students as we move closer to the end of our first quarter which is on October 31st.

A special thank you goes out to all of our parents and PTO members who participated in Saturday Live.  It was a huge success and  the PTO raised over $5000 dollars.  That is almost $1000 dollars an hour!  Pretty good wages if I do say so myself.  It is so great to have such a supportive and creative PTO group that supports all of our Elysian students.

Parent teacher conferences were a huge success this year with almost 100% participation.  Thank you so much for your continued support and connection here at Elysian School.

Remember next week we have Thursday and Friday off from school.  This is a great time for teachers and staff to learn new things and collaborate with colleagues to improve the learning that happens hear at Elysian.   I will be traveling to Great Falls to participate in the Montana Council for Education Leadership conference.  I am excited to bring back some new ideas and energy for the rest of the year.  Thanks again for all you do for our students here at Elysian.

Lucas Larson

No School: October 20th & 21st

Early Out

November 4th we dismiss at 2:00 pm. The bus will run the normal routes. Please let anyone who transports your children know about the early dismissal.

Girls Basketball Tournament

October 27th—29th is the Yellowstone County Girls Basketball Tournament at Trinity Lutheran School. Join us in cheering on our girls! Game times: TBA

Spirit Week

To show our school spirit and to help wish our girls good luck for the tournament we will be having dress up days Oct 24th through Oct 28th.

« Oct 24th: Super Hero or Villain Day

« Oct 25th: Medieval Day

« Oct 26th: Mismatch Day

« Oct 27th: Sports Day

« Oct 28th: Black and Gold Day

 District Clerk

As many of you may or may not know, I will be leaving the District later this month to join my husband on the sandy shores of Ambergris Caye Belize.  I would like all of you to know that I’ve enjoyed spending time with your kids and watching them grow over the last 9 + years and also getting to know many of our Elysian families.  This has been quite a journey here at Elysian.  I have very fond memories and friendships that will be for a lifetime, thank you.  As I embark on my next journey I hope that the experience will be as rewarding as my time here; you all can be very proud of Elysian School, it’s simply the best.  Have a great rest of the year, I wish you all good health and fun times.  Ms Gunsch has my contact info if anyone wants to drop me a note from time to time. =)

Please welcome Laurie Hickethier as the new District Clerk.

-Leisa Mercer

Coupon Book Fundraiser

All monies and books are due on October 14th. Thank you for your support!

Seasonal Flu Shot Clinic

RiverStone Health will be offering flu immunizations on Wednesday, November 9th from 9:00 am- 10:00 am at Elysian School.

Cost for the vaccine: Adults $25.00

Children 6 months -18 years $14.00

We sent information home with the students earlier this week including the consent form. If you are interested in participating please return your information to the school office by November 7th.

Picture Day

Get Ready for Picture Day, October 14th. With fall portraits by Lifetouch, you can capture your child’s unique personality and preserve a treasured memory for years to come. Portraits will also be used for the school yearbook—so encourage your child to attend and look his or her best!

Visit lifetouch.com for more details to make the most of Picture Day.

 Box Tops

Our next submission day is fast approaching. Please turn in any Box Tops you have to the school Library by Oct 24th! Our next submission day is in the spring.


The PTO would like to update the families of Elysian School on the recent PTO purchases for the school, the latest activities at Elysian sponsored by the PTO and fun activities coming soon.

First, the lockers purchased with the money raised through last year’s fundraisers have come in and installed – and have been a HUGE hit with the students!  After some discussion with the PTO and school administration – we have decided to purchase another group of lockers in which the 5th grade will be able to use!  At the next PTO meeting, we will discuss other items that could be purchased for the school – such as technology – with the money raised through this year’s fundraisers.

Next, a BIG Thank You to all of the volunteers that helped with Saturday Live!  This year Elysian School raised $5100 in profit from the fun-filled day!  This is an amazing fundraiser for the school – and the coordination and setup has been the key to Elysian School raising this much money each year.  Also, a thank you to everyone at the school for selling the coupon books this year!  The PTO is still in the process of collecting the money and books back – but this should raise around $3000 for the school as well.  Please remember that the money (or unsold coupon books) is due back to the school by Friday, October 14th.  At the end of October, the prizes for the coupon books will be awarded to the students and classrooms.

Finally, please remember Friday night is Movie Night at Elysian School!  The movie that will be shown is The NeverEnding Story – and snacks will be available for purchase.  This is a fun time for families – and allows students to get in their PJ’s (school appropriate) and relax as a family in the gym to watch a movie!  The movie night will take the place for the Fall Carnival – and the carnival will be rescheduled for the spring.  Also, coming up is the Bake sale on November 8th with proceeds to benefit the 2nd Grade classroom.  Please remember to bring in your quarters!

The next PTO meeting is scheduled for November 21st at 6am at the City Brew on King Avenue.  Please join us for coffee or tea – we would really love to see some new faces!

 Report Cards

Look for first quarter report cards to be sent home on Friday, November 4th. Please check with your students for their report.

Just a reminder, meal balances need to be current for report cards to be sent home.

Manner of the Week

« Oct 10: Hats/Hoods are for outside only

« Oct 17: When accidentally bumping into someone, say you are sorry

« Oct 24: No Tattling

« Oct 31: Apologize and accept apologies

Thought to ponder

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make  yourself do something when it has to be done whether you like it or not.


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