2020 December Newsletter

Etna Elementary Newsletter
December 2020


  • December 1st & 2nd  – Etna Enrichment Express
  • December 8th & 9th – Etna Enrichment Express
  • December 10th – 6th Grade Maturation Program 1:30pm
  • December 10th – 6th Grade Talent Show Dress Rehearsal
  • December 15th & 16th – Etna Enrichment Express
  • December 10th – 6th Grade Maturation Program
  • December 17th – 6th Grade Talent Show Dress Rehearsal
  • December 18th – 6th Grade Talent Show (Virtual)
  • December 18th – Last Day for Community Donations
  • December 23rd – Early Release
  • December 24th – January 1st – Holiday Break 
  • January 4th – Resume School

Principals Message

This time of year, I reflect on the many blessings we all enjoy.  The children that we share are one of the greatest joys in my life.  Parents who support our efforts are another blessing.  Please know I believe we are here to serve you and value the partnership we have.  Our turnout for parent teacher conferences was nearly 100%.  There are many data points that indicate what we are doing together makes us a GREAT SCHOOL.


With all the complication COVID has brought to our school operations, I am grateful for the commitment of our staff, parents, and students.  We are the envy of many around the country who wish they were in school face to face learning.  Lets keep it that way by staying safe over the holidays.  Thank you for your diligent effort and commitment to education thus far.  Lets stay in school!!


As great as we are, we can always be better.  We are always examining areas for improvement.  We analyze data to identify who needs more help to be prepared for Success at the Next Level.  Our teachers are constantly working to meet needs of all students as they collaborate about challenges to be overcome.  As stated in previous newsletters anything you can do to help students understand and work with fractions is invaluable.  In addition, reading and math fact fluency are very important for students success.


In addition, our counselor, Mrs. Kurt-Mason, seeks to help students in a variety of ways as they develop socially and emotionally.  From mindfulness, to conflict resolution, to cognitive assessments she is a phenomenal asset.


If you ever have feedback that will help us grow and improve in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me or another appropriate staff member.  Finally, if you ever have questions about our practices or programs please ask.

December Mustang Mentors

Mustang Mentors are students selected by their teachers for demonstrating strength in one or all of our 8 Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Skills:  Name It to Tame It, Body Awareness, Focused Attention, Self-Awareness, Golden Rule, Growth Mindset, Mindfulness, & Leadership.  


Mustang Mentors are announced once a month at our Mustang School Spirit Day and will be honored for a month.  Mentors will be featured in videos made by our student council and their photos will be posted on the Mustang Mentor Wall.  If you would like more information about each of our 8 skills, please email abkurtmason@lcsd2.org.  

December Mustang Warriors

Back Row (l-r): Rachel Thygerson, Eden Adams, Holt Olenslager, Jacob Choma, Grace Crocker
Middle Row (l-r): Harper Newell, Carter Beenkin, Rachel Smith, Layk Franklin, Zanna Engler, Bristal Hagen, Alex Montiel-Ramos, Madyson Mosgeller, Gavin Parker, Jillian Jackson
Front Row (l-r): Derek Crowther, Kirk Mobley, Kaden Sturgeon, Nevaeh Rainey, Kysen Titensor, Emmaline Crook, Emma Daniel, McKinley Frye, Anson Young (not pictured)

2020 Annual Turkey Trot

Early Childhood Census

December Lunch Menu

Nurses Message