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Weekly Message - 1/22/23

Hello families! This is Stacie Boyer, principal of Ephesus with a few updates for the week of January 22nd:

Teacher Workday: There is no school for students tomorrow, January 23rd.

Summer Camp Information Sessions: Summer is coming and the need for camps is approaching! Please see the flyer linked here for dates to hear more about affordable camp options. Note: this is NOT for summer school programming.

Welcome Nurse Liz! Please read an update from our school nurse as well as view the link to the new “Nurse Liz’s Notes” that will be linked to each Sunday call. 

 

  • Hi everyone! If we haven't met yet, my name is Liz and I'm the new school nurse! I'm excited to get to know you and your family this year. I also wanted to share that we are in high community transmission in Orange County with Covid-19, along with high cases of flu and RSV. Remember to stay home if sick, wash your hands often, and wear a mask if exhibiting symptoms. Please refer to my Nurse's Notes for more information regarding our current protocols for school. If you ever have questions or concerns, please contact me at EWhetsell@chccs.k12.nc.us or 919-968-2750 extension 36216. 

Black History Month... is just a few short weeks away! This year, our school will be studying The History of Dance, as well as the many contributions of talented Black musicians, choreographers, and dancers. We will focus on African Dance, Ballet, Modern Dance, Hip-Hop, and Tap. Each week (January 30-February 27) will focus on one genre of dance.

  • We want YOU involved! If you haven't noticed already, many of our roadrunners have been featured on the weekly news showing their love of dance and many talented moves. We'd love to have your family on the news! Do you have favorite dances? Traditions around dance in your family? Just like to bust a move? If so, please email your video to Mrs. Etheridge (retheridge@chccs.k12.nc.us) and pay attention for your debut!
  • Also, the Black History Month Team would like to give a special shoutout to our PTA and to the Public School Foundation for their generous donations to make Black History Month happen this year. The PTA has given us funding for 3 assemblies in February, and the PSF has given us over $1,000 to purchase almost 100 books for our school that teach about the contributions of Black dancers to the history of dance. Thank you in advance for your involvement and support!

Finally, we greatly appreciate everyone’s flexibility with the rather long (perhaps obnoxious) traffic light at the newly constructed roundabout near Fordham. Our morning arrival team understands that construction may cause some delays and are giving families a few extra minutes to get in the door at kiss ‘n go. Please expect delays to continue for a bit longer and consider leaving a few minutes earlier until construction is complete.

Thanks!

Stacie Boyer, Principal