EES Info

Programs for kids


Contact Info:
  Principal: Patrick Schroeder
  Counselor: Amber Soukup
  Nurse: Bonnie Peterman
  Phone: (785) 472-5554
  Fax: (785) 472-8118
  110 E. 3rd Street
  Ellsworth, KS 67439

"Have big dreams.
 You will grow into them"

 Dates to Remember                                             

Dec 24-January 4       Winter Recess

January 7                    School Resumes

January 21                  No School/In-Service Day

January 23                  Red Cross Blood Drive - EJSHS, 9:00-4:00

January 28                  3rd & 4th Grade Concert   


The staff of EES wishes your family a safe and joyous Holiday Season!  We will be looking forward to getting back into the school routine as we begin the second semester of the school year on Monday, January 7th, 2019.

Thank You
The Santa for Seniors program was a HUGE success again.  The fourth grade classes would like to thank all those who supported this meaningful project.  More than 60 senior citizens were remembered with gifts at Christmastime!

Winter Recess

School dismisses at the regular time (3:05 p.m.) on Friday, December 21.  Winter recess will run from Monday, December 24, through Friday, January 4, 2019.                                                      School resumes for students on Monday, January 7th.                        

We would like to thank all of the students for supporting our main fundraiser by selling their PTO value cards.  Students will continue to sell PTO cards thru January 14th.   Goals have been set for each building:  $4,000 EES and $1,000 KMS.  If each goal is met, students will be able to choose their building reward. Monies raised go back into EES and KMS.  Without your support, special classroom projects and field trip costs would fall back on parents for their child’s participation.  Thank you for your continued support of the EES/KMS PTO and the future of all of our students.  

Library News
All books checked out BEFORE Christmas break will be Due January 7th when students return. Students who are transferring or moving over the break need to turn in their books BEFORE leaving for Christmas Break.  The kindergarteners will be allowed to check out two books when we return from Christmas/Winter break.  Thank you and Happy Holidays!

 Nurse’s Notes

Germs are everywhere. Cleaning hands at key times with soap and water or hand sanitizer is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to those around you. There are important differences between washing hands with soap and water and cleaning them with hand sanitizer. For example, alcohol-based hand sanitizers don’t kill ALL types of germs, such as a stomach bug called norovirus, some parasites, and Clostridium difficile, which causes severe diarrhea. Hand sanitizers also may not remove harmful chemicals, such as pesticides and heavy metals like lead. Handwashing reduces the amounts of all types of germs, pesticides, and metals on hands. Knowing when to clean your hands and which method to use will give you the best chance of preventing sickness.                                                  When should I use?  Soap and Water • Before, during, and after preparing food • Before eating food • Before and after caring for someone who is sick • Before and after treating a cut or wound • After using the bathroom, changing diapers, or cleaning up a child who has used the bathroom • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing • After touching an animal, animal food or treats, animal cages, or animal waste • After touching garbage • If your hands are visibly dirty or greasy                                                                                                                           When should I use? Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer • Before and after visiting a friend or a loved one in a hospital or nursing home, unless the person is sick with Clostridium difficile (if so, use soap and water to wash hands). • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, and wash with soap and water as soon as you can. * Do NOT use hand sanitizer if your hands are visibly dirty or greasy: for example, after gardening, playing outdoors, or after fishing or camping (unless a handwashing station is not available). Wash your hands with soap and water instead. 

Children’s Vitamins
Get free vitamins for your children through Health Mart’s Free Vitamin Program.  F & M Drug offers each child in your family a free 30 day supply of Health Mart Children’s Chewable Multi-Vitamins each month.  Check at the pharmacy for more information.                    

All doors are locked during school hours

If you plan to visit our building at any time, you must enter and exit through the North door by the office. You need to push the button on the door entry system. An office person will respond and unlock the door for you.  We also ask that you stop in the office to sign in and out. You will be given a visitors badge when you sign in. If you are without a badge, you may be stopped in the hall by a staff member and asked to return to the office.

Please notify the office if:

Your child’s after school plans get changed. (please notify us by 2:00 PM)

If you are going to be out of town for an extended period of time, please remember to let us know who will be responsible for your children. We’ll need contact names and numbers.

Emergency contacts ~ Please verify who you have listed as emergency contacts. In a real life emergency, we will need to verify who is able to pick up your child/children.