January 31, 2018



THURSDAY, February 1 – Ham casserole, bread, peas, mandarin oranges

FRIDAY, February 2 – Tavern, roll, French fries, carrot sticks, peaches

MONDAY, February 5 – Creamed chicken, mashed potatoes, roll, corn, peaches

TUESDAY, February 6 – Ham & cheese sandwich, French fries, peas, pears

WEDNESDAY, February 7– No hot lunch, early dismissal




Remind your children if they eat/drink on the bus to pick up wrappers and clean up any spills.  If this does not happen, the privilege for food on the bus will be taken away.




JANUARY 30 – FEBRUARY 6 – Iowa Assessment Testing (Grade 3-8)

THURSDAY, February 1 – BB Game vs Homeschoolers  4:00 PM (boys only)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2 – Hats, shades, gum, lollipop day

WEDNESDAY, February 711:30 dismissal (Teacher Professional Development)

FRIDAY, February 9 – Cowboy Day (dress as cowboy/cowgirl)

MONDAY, February 12 – PTA/Society/Auxiliary Meeting  7:00 PM

FEBRUARY 12 – 16 – Pixie Week

WEDNESDAY, February 14 – Wear red or pink

FRIDAY, February 16 – Sports Apparel Day

MONDAY, February 19 – No School  – President’s Day

FRIDAY, February 23Pajama, crazy hair day

FRIDAY, March 2 – Bowling Party for RAMM  12:30 – 3:30


Advanced Date:

FRIDAY, March 23 – Grandparents Day   9 AM

SUNDAY, April 29Jr. High singing at Ireton CRC  6:00 PM





If any checks come to school for your business,

we will send you an email with the amount and who it’s from,

so you can send out tickets and thank you.




February 2 – Hats, Shades, Gum, Lollipop Day

February 9 – Cowboy Day (dress as a cowboy/cowgirl)

February 12-16 – Pixie Week (more info. will come home later)

Wednesday, February 14 – Wear red or pink

Friday, February 16 – Sports Apparel Day

February 23 – Pajama, Crazy Hair Day

March 2 – Bowling Party

(for all who complete Read-A-Million-Minutes)


IA Assessments for Grades 3-8

…began this week and will continue through the beginning of next week.  Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest and are ready to do their “best” on the assessments.  Thanks!  Mr. Schoonhoven



Upcoming order dates are: February 5, February 26, March 19, April 9 (last order before cutoff), May 7.

 TRIP questions can be answered by Donna or Nicki at school on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 8:30 – 2:00.

 TRIP Order form can be printed off the school website if you need one.

Orders need to be in the TRIP box in the school office or given to Donna Koopmans by 8:30 AM on order dates in your family envelopeNo late orders will be taken. Do not fax or call orders to my house – money needs to accompany orders or they will not be processed. Please try to remind your child to bring the order to their teacher or the office right away when they get to school, so that orders will not be forgotten or late.


Read-A-Million Minutes Program

…will start on February 1.  This will take the place of Reading Rodeo for the month of February (do not have to do both).

Preschool – Kind.              15 minutes/day

1st – 2nd grade                    20 minutes/day

3rd – 4th grade                    25 minutes/day

5th – 8th grade                    30 minutes/day

If meet goal all 4 weeks, then the student will get to go to the bowling party on Friday, March 2.  Slips will be sent home each week for parents to sign and return at the end of each week.  This will start on Thursday, February 1.  So start filling out for EACH DAY and return next Thursday for a new sheet.



West Route Bus Schedule for February 5-9

Monday: Randy Van Wyhe  AM/PM

Tuesday: Randy Van Wyhe AM/PM

Wednesday:  Randy Van Wyhe AM/PM

Thursday:  Randy Van Wyhe  AM/PM

Friday:  Randy Van Wyhe  AM/PM



Jr. High Des Moines Trip

We are planning on Thursday, May 3 to go on our Jr. High Des Moines Trip.  Each student will need to raise $40-45 for the trip.  This includes fee for Living History Farms and 2 meals.  We encourage students to do jobs to earn money instead of parents paying for it.  Ideas include…bake sale, raking leaves, helping grandparents.