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Box Tops... We want you!



Find Box Tops on hundreds of products! Clip Box Tops from each package. Send the Box Tops to school in a baggie and deposit in the jar on the counter by the office. Box Tops are each worth 10¢ for your school.

HOW DOES CASH GET TO YOUR SCHOOL? Your school’s Box Tops Coordinator will collect all the Box Tops and send them in so your school can get cash. Checks are mailed to schools twice a year in December and April.
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Lost and Found

Please remind your student to check the lost and found bins in their team area, cafeteria, and the Lost & Found room in the front lobby for items that may belong to them. The bins and room are filled with unclaimed items.
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Student IDs Reminder

This is a friendly reminder for 9-R families that we are now using Student IDs for all students, all grade levels, for use both on route and activity buses, for City Transit services and for use in our school libraries. Students in the secondary level have IDs that are specific to their school site, while elementary-aged student IDs have the 9-R logo on it as to not designate school site. IDs for elementary students also come with a badge holder and a clip so students can clip the IDs to their bags or other belongings to prevent loss.
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2017 Eagle Boys Basketball begins!

Practice begins October 10th, 11th, and 12th from 3:30 - 6:00 PM and open to all 7th and 8th grade boys enrolled at Escalante. Participants will need a current sports physical to begin practice. See attachments for the game schedule and physical form. Season practice schedules will be handed out after the first week of practice detailed above.
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Books on Board

Do you have gently used books that need a new home?
Our Transportation Department is in need of gently used books for their Books on Board program.
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Escalante Welcomes You to Join Your Student for Thanksgiving Lunch

Please join us November 16th for roast turkey, gravy, local mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables, fresh baked dinner roll, juice, and pumpkin cake. Please sign in at the office and enjoy lunch with your student. 6th grade at 11:20 AM, 7th grade at 11:50 AM, and 8th grade at 12:15 PM. (7th/8th grade times may lag depending on attending numbers). Adults $5.00 and non-student child or student $3.00
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Escalante Kicks Off 2017 Fall Fundraiser to Earn a 3D Printer!

Please consider supporting Escalante's vision of purchasing a 3D Printer through our fall fundraiser. Students were given a packet Wednesday, November 1. If each student at Escalante sells only 3 items, we will make enough money to purchase the 3D Printer that will be available to all students at EMS! Our fundraiser ends November 15, 2017. Thank you for helping us make our goal!

Even though 3D printers have been
around for almost 30 years, the recent
rise of low-cost printers has led some
to proclaim the onset of a new
industrial revolution. Schools and
libraries all over the world are bringing
these powerful tools to students in
classrooms and dedicated “makerspaces”
where they are accompanied
by other fabrication tools. For example, China is putting 3D printers in each of its 400,000
elementary schools. In the U.S., we are adding 3D printers into schools at a good rate, particularly into
CAD programs, but also into traditional art and social studies classrooms and even business programs.
Even President Obama, in his 2013 State of the Union Address, highlighted 3D printing as something
that could fuel new high-tech jobs in the United States.
If 3D printing is starting a new industrial revolution, it is well on its way to revolutionizing teaching and
learning as well. The result of bringing these tools into classrooms is a rekindling of the powerful
pedagogy of hands-on learning, which was prevalent in American schools mid-twentieth century. As
we will demonstrate, 3D printing leverages hands-on learning to deepen our educational approach to
traditional academic subjects.
There are two aspects of teaching and learning that are addressed by 3D printing—the content of a
subject area, and the pedagogy, the teaching and learning method to convey that content. In this white
paper, we will look how content and pedagogy are converging in today’s most promising education
movements and the role that 3D printing plays in supporting these critical shifts. (
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