2021 January Newsletter

Etna Elementary Newsletter
January 2021


  • January 8th – School Spirit Day
  • January 8th – Mustang Mentors
  • January 13th – School Spelling Bee
  • January 15th – No School (Friday School)
  • January 18th – Martin Luther King Day (School in Session)
  • January 20th – District Spelling Bee
  • January 22nd – No School
  • January 29th – No School (Friday School)
  • February 5th – No School
  • February 11th – 6th Grade Ski Trip 

Principals Message


All things considered, our attendance this year has been good.  Our students have had a very low rate of COVID infection.  Thank you for taking all of the precautions you have and managing the whole thing so well.  Every day school is open we are teaching and students are learning.  To that end, please make sure to schedule appointments and vacations etc. outside of school time to the greatest degree possible.  We are still playing catch up.  If your child is not at grade level in math and reading, every school day is that much more critical.  Having every child ready for the next level is still our mission and our teachers pursue that goal each day.

Contact Information

The New Year is a great time to update all your contact information.  If you have not been getting periodic emails and phone calls from the school, that means we do not have what we need to contact you.  Communications during emergency situations will be done through email, phone messages, and also at twitter@EtnaElementary.  The District twitter is twitter@lcsd2wy.  Bussing information can be found on Facebook under LCSD2 Transportation.  Lastly, I would encourage you to friend the Etna PTO Facebook page to stay connected to their many happenings.

Internet Safety

No child is immune to inappropriate content on the web.  In addition, no child is above improper use of technology. Please know our monitoring software is very effective.  We have had to deal with inappropriate use of technology several times and it has proven regrettable for the students involved.

Bus Notes

Our transportation department faces logistical and geographical challenges every day.  To help them get all students home or to an alternate bus drop SAFELY and efficiently, please always send a note for any desired changes to your child’s normal routing.  A complete note with ALL of the information possible will secure safe and orderly passage from the school to the correct bus drop for your child.  Please know, calls to the school after 2:00 p.m. to arrange changes to your child’s transportation are very difficult for us to accommodate.

PTO News

Happy New Year from Etna PTO!  The beginning of the school year was full of adjustments and learning curves but we are grateful for the teachers and staff working so hard to keep our kids safe and in school!  Thank you so much!

We would also like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Thayne True Value and Silverstar Communications for their generous donations that made it possible for each child to have a new book, fun Christmas socks and treats for Christmas.  We are grateful we were able to celebrate our kids for giving this year their best efforts!

Please like Etna PTO on Facebook for updates and ways to help.

Thank you for all that you do!

Etna PTO

6th Grade Ski Trips Scheduled

The 6th grade ski trips have been scheduled for Thursday, February 11th and Thursday, February 25th.  We are hoping to add a third day on Friday, March 5th.  They will be going to the White Pine Ski Resort in Pinedale.  More information for this trip will be sent home with your child.


The students ski rentals and lift passes are entirely paid for from the money they raised through the 6th grade fundraiser done earlier this year.  


Etna Elementary Videos

December Mustang Mentors

6th Grade Talent

Etna Enrichment's
A Christmas Carol

Congratulations too Eden Adams who is a Scholastic Scope Magazine September 2020 writing contest winner. She is an amazing author. To read her work, click the button below.


Etna Elementary Community Donation Drive

This year students at Etna Elementary did a donation drive for our local food bank & animal humane association (Lucky’s Place). Students also wrote cards to the residents at our assisted living home (Legacy Homes).  We want to thank everyone who participated.  All donations were greatly appreciated and we hope we can continue this tradition each year.

Guidelines for When to Stay Home
Early Childhood Census
January Lunch
January Nurses Message