2021 February Newsletter

February Calendar

  • 2nd & 3rd – Etna Enrichment Express
  • 5th – No School
  • 4th-11th – Candy Grams 
  • 9th & 10th – Etna Enrichment Express
  • 10th – District Oral Spelling Bee 6th-8th Grade
  • 11th – Sixth Grade Ski Trip
  • 12th & 15th – No School (President’s Day)
  • 16th & 17th – Etna Enrichment Express
  • 19th – School Spirit Day
  • 19th – Mustang Club Celebration
  • 19th – Special Olympics (Will be broadcast on SVI)
  • 25th – Sixth Grade Ski Trip
  • 26th – No School (Friday School)

Principals Message

I have had numerous conversations with parents, teachers, and students of late about foundational or basic skills.  Just like in sports, if the fundamentals aren’t in place, the rest of the skills will not be developed.  Typically, as the year progresses, basic skills receive less and less of our instructional time as we seek to help students have a deeper understanding of the identified grade level standards.  We do seek to bolster the identified basic and essential skills in some remediation and intervention time and after school tutoring, however, when a student is behind in these areas; the home is a great place for this catching up to be done as well.  We are all on the same team and our teachers are very committed each day to do all they can for your children; but, at the end of the day, we have them for three years and they are yours for life.   Along with us, please do all you can to prepare your children for the next level.  Currently, our data indicates we have many students not progressing toward next grade level readiness.  If this is true of your child please be prepared to work with your child’s teacher to do all we can to remedy the lack of readiness.

Two basic math skills needed for all grades are fluency with math facts and solid understanding of fractions.  These are very simple to review and practice.  If your child does not know these facts, please ask your child’s teacher about ways to help him or her at home.  Fluent reading at grade level cannot be attained unless children regularly read at home.  It is recommended they read a minimum of 20 minutes at their independent level EVERY day just to maintain the expected grade level reading skills.  In addition, as a basic life skill, every child should know their address and at least one reliable phone number to call.  

These are your children – you are their champion – and only through combining our efforts can we secure their success.  Please check with your children on how they are doing in each fundamental skill listed above.  If we can be a resource, please let us know.  Too much is at stake for any of us to not fully invest in their success.

6th Grade Ski Trips

The 6th Grade Ski Trips have been scheduled for Thursday, February 11th, Thursday, February 25th and Friday, March 5th. They will be going to White Pine Ski Resort in Pinedale, Wyoming. For more information click on the button below.

In order to comply with our SMART START plan and district protocols, trips will be limited to student and school personnel only on the bus and at White Pine Resort (no parents or family). 

January 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.  

Back Row (l-r): Cambrie Heiner, Hudsyn Kleeman, Quincey Scherbel, Nathen Haderlie, Brooke Suter, Jhayce'n Killingbeck
Middle Row (l-r): Noah Stiefvater, Ellie Petersen, Lila Kinder, Addy Chapel, Meahgan Hooper, Johnny Evinger, Teagyn Carey, Nola Simpson, Hayden Kennedy, Porter Egbert
Front Row (l-r): Kale Adams, Benzee Sanderson, Kylee Heiner, Colten Stroh, Tayson Haderlie, Creedin Collard, Wyatt Canfield, Jocelyn Davis, McKinley Thygerson, Jackson Mazzarisi (not pictured)

Derringer Holding, Lila Kinder, Hayden Kennedy & McKinley Thygerson

have earned the

INDIAN PAINTBRUSH AWARD

for reading all fifteen titles nominated for this Wyoming Children’s Book Award.

ETNA CLASSROOM SPELLING BEE WINNERS

These students placed in their classroom spelling bees qualifying them to participate in the LCSD2 Grade 4-6 Spelling Bee held at the District Office.

4th Grade

Aniston Schwab, Derek Crowther, Emmaline Crook, Wyatt Canfield, Elsje Boogaard

5th Grade

Daniel Diaz, Ava Sutton, Hayden Kennedy, Nola Simpson, Wyley Holtman

6th Grade

Alyssa Spencer, Dustin Wortman, Ronin Crook, Markus Roberts, Tucker Hendriks

4th - 6th Grade LCSD2 District Spelling Bee
Etna Elementary Winners

4th Grade

1st Place – Derek Crowther

2nd Place – Emmaline Crook

6th Grade

1st Place – Tucker Hendriks

3rd Place –  Ronin Crook

Tucker and Ronin will both move on to compete in the District Oral Bee on February 10th.

February Lunch Menu

Nurses Message