January 2022 Calendar

  • Jan 3 – School Resumes
  • Jan 7 – No School
  • Jan 14 – Mustang Roundup/Spirit Day – 10:45 AM
  • Jan 14 – 5th Grade Maturation 1:30 PM
  • Jan 19 – District Spelling Bee – 9:00 AM
  • Jan 20 – 6th Grade Ski Trip
  • Jan 21- No School
  • Jan 28 – No School

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.  Every school day we are teaching and students are learning.  To that end, please make sure to schedule appointments, 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 day in school 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 of 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 infromation 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 changes to your child’s normal route. A complete note with ALL of the information possible will secure safe and orderly passage from the school to the correct bus stop 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.


Thank you for helping make this a great year at Etna Elementary.  We appreciate your support and all you do to make this a good experience for your child.  As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call at 307-885-2472.

6th Grade Ski Trips

The 6th grade ski trips have been scheduled for January 20th, February 4th and 11th. They will be skiing at White Pine Ski Resort in Pinedale, Wyoming.  More information on the Ski Trips will be sent home with your child.

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


The Etna Elementary PTO is planning several activites for the staff and students in the next several months.  If you would like to help with any of the activites, please contact PTO president, Tina White at 307-880-8689.  The success of the activites is contingent on the number of volunteers.  

Some activites that the PTO would like to do are:  Celebrating the Arts, Literacy Week, Teacher Appreciation Week, Senior Walk and Field Day.

Watch for information on the Etna PTO facebook page.

                 December was a busy month at Etna Elementary.

  • We had a successful Etna After School Enrichment with classes in Art, Food, Physical Activities, Science, etc. 
  •  The students collected 848 items for the Thayne Food Bank along with items for Lucky’s Place, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, and            The Turning Point. 
  • The 6th Grade Talent Show and The Christmas Carol play was enjoyed by students and parents.  A big thank you to Katie Thygerson, Maeve McKovac, and Mr. Kratz. 
  • The Grinch Play was presented by Mrs. Helgesen and Mrs. Stone’s classes. 
  •  The PTO provided each student with Hot Chocolate and Candy Canes and the students were able to listen to a book read by some special people: (Governer Mead, Jack Edwards, Ali Jack and Derek Astle) as a fun start to the Christmas break. 

January Lunch Menu

Nurses Message