Daily Announcements

It's Picture Day, All-Stars!
Don't forget, Fall picture day is scheduled for Tuesday, September 29. All students will have their picture taken for the yearbook. We can't wait to see your beautiful smiles!

Congratulations, Mr. Kooistra!
Congratulations to Mr. Aaron Kooistra, Allen Elementary's 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year! Mr. Kooistra was honored at the Siloam Springs School Board meeting on Thursday, September 10. 

It's Celebrate Freedom Week!
Schools across Arkansas will be celebrating Celebrate Freedom Week September 21-25. In addition to learning about freedom in the classroom, we will also be celebrating this fun week with the following "dress-up" days:
Monday- Stars & Stripes Day
Tuesday- Neon Day
Wednesday- Camouflage Day
Thursday- Red, White, & Blue Day
Friday- Allen Citizenship Day (wear your Allen t-shirt)

It's Time for Our First School-Wide Assembly!
We will be kicking off our school year with our first school-wide assembly on Monday, August 24 at 2:00. We will be learning all about this year's fundraiser and will be looking at Habit #1: Be Proactive. If your child has an Allen All-Star shirt, encourage him or her to wear it on Monday!

We Would Love Your Help!

We are looking for volunteers to help us out for the first day and week of school!  If you would like to volunteer during the first day or week, please call the school at 479-524-0358 and let the secretaries know that you are available to help. We appreciate our volunteers and all they do for our school!

Join Us for the First PTO Meeting of the Year!
Our first PTO meeting of the year will be held Tuesday, August 11 at 12:00 to get ready for the upcoming school year. If you will have a 1st or 2nd grade student at Allen Elementary this year, we would love to have you be a part of our PTO committee!

Want to Get a Head Start on School Supply Shopping?
If you want to beat the rush and get your supplies for the school year early, a link to everything your 1st or 2nd grader will need can be found here! Also, the lists can be accessed at any time using the "School Information" tab on the left-hand side of our webpage. 

Join us for lunch ALL summer at Allen Elementary! 
From Tuesday, June 2-Friday, July 31 all children 18 years of age and younger eat FREE of charge! You do not have to be a student at Siloam Springs Schools or attending a summer school program to participate. Lunches are served Monday through Friday from 11:00-1:00 in the Allen Elementary cafeteria. 

Beginning Monday, June 8, we will also be providing meals on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays at the following locations and times:
11:30 by Picnic Pavilion at Bob Henry Park
12:15 by Fountain/Gazebo at Spring Valley Apartments

*Adult meals are also available for $3.50 for lunch at Allen Elementary site only*

It's Field Day at Allen Elementary!
Just a reminder- Field Day will be held for all 1st and 2nd grade students at Allen Elementary on Tuesday, May 26 rain or shine. Please make sure that your student wears tennis shoes and play clothes for this day and is prepared for soggy conditions! Sunscreen is also advised. The event will be moved inside if necessary. We are excited for a fun-filled day!

Gender-Specific Classrooms
Have you ever wondered about placing your child in a gender-specific classroom? If so, please plan to join us this Tuesday evening, May 12, at 5:00 in the Allen Elementary library. All parents who have a student going into 2nd or 3rd grade for the 2015-2016 school year are welcome to attend. Information regarding these classes will be presented by both Allen and Southside teachers. 

Welcome Incoming 1st Graders!
We are so excited to welcome our incoming 1st graders for the 2015-2016 school year! Attached you will find a bit of information regarding our school if you missed out on our incoming 1st grade parent night. 

1st grade parent night 2015.pptx
1st grade parent night 2015spanish.ppt

It's time for Evening with the Stars!
Tomorrow evening, April 30, from 5:00-7:30, join us for our annual Evening with the Stars! This is a time packed full of fun, food, and entertainment for the whole family! All proceeds from this event help Allen Elementary Adopters raise money for equipment and supplies for our school!

Just a reminder, your child should arrive 30 minutes before his/her class performs. Students should be dropped off at the front entrance to the school and go to the library to meet up with their class. Parents and other visitors should park in a marked space and go straight to the school cafeteria for the show. Parking is available at the Aquatic Center and the Intermediate School as well. 

Remember that there will be food that you can purchase and theme baskets available through our silent auction!

Performance Times:
  • 5:00- Welcome
  • 5:10-5:20- Honea & Siemens--Allen Chant
  • 5:20-5:30- Dickinson & Simpson--Dance, Dance, Dance
  • 5:30-5:40- Hartman & Eads--Pop See Ko
  • 5:40-5:50- Bohlman & Anderson--This or That
  • 5:50-6:00- Vanada & Weeden--Chainsaw
  • 6:00-6:15- Cameron, Carmack, & Taylor--Ninja Song
  • 6:15-6:25- Woolard & Pankey--High 5 Song
  • 6:25-6:40- Gore, Newby, & Woodruff--Everything is Awesome
  • 6:40-6:50- Kennedy & Montgomery--Glad to Have a Friend Like You
  • 6:50-7:05- Kooistra, Cox, & Kidd--Razorback Fight Song
  • 7:05-7:20- Jackson, Mathe, & George--Presto Largo
  • 7:20-7:30- Chandler & Garrison--Dynamite

Join Us for the Next Parent Center Session!
Have your heard your child using the words: "Be Proactive, Begin with the End in Mind, Think Win-Win"? Come hear more about the 7 Habits that your child is learning in school and how parents can use them at home. 

Friday, April 17 from 12:00-1:00 in the Allen Elementary Parent Center!

Therapy Dog to join Allen Elementary Staff!
Occupational therapist, Cody Newton, has a new helper as he works with students at Allen Elementary.  With parent permission, his clients will work with Ember, a trained therapy dog.  Allen Elementary students and staff are excited about this furry, new staff member!

Parent Center Session: Making the Most of Parent-Teacher Conferences
Did you know that parents can prepare for parent-teacher conferences? Mallorey Thompson, a teacher at Allen, will share some practical tips that will help you make the best use of time during your conference with your child's teacher. 

Join us this Friday, March 13 at 12:00 in the Parent Center! We hope to see you there!

We Need Your Help!
As part of our continuous efforts to provide a quality education to your child, we are conducting a survey about mathematics instruction at Allen Elementary School.  Please take some time to complete the survey found at the link below.  This information will be critical to our school as we move forward in our planning.

Click here to take the survey.

Parent Center Session: Smart Choices for Smart Kids using Smart Devices
How do we keep our children safe in a high-tech world? What are the experts saying about ground rules for technology use in our homes? What apps are safe for 1st & 2nd graders? Brad Edwards, a 1st grade parent, will answer questions and share helpful information for protecting our kids. 

Join us in the Parent Center THIS Friday, February 27 from 12:00-1:00 PM.

Inclement Weather Information:
In the event of inclement weather, please check the following outlets for school closing information:
  • Siloam Spring School District's website at www.siloamschools.com
  • You can also call the direct line to SSSD weather closing information: 479-524-8197
  • Information will also be available through the district phone system. You can dial any of the school main numbers and press 9. 
  • The following media outlets will also have school closing information:
Radio Stations:
Kix 104- 103.9 FM
The Eagle- 93.3 FM
Magic 107.9- 107.9 FM
Mix 101.9- 101.9 FM

Television Stations:
                      KSFM Ch. 5 http://www.5newsonline.com
                  KNWA Ch. 24/51        http://www.nwahomepage.com
       KHOG Ch. 40/29       http://www.4029tv.com

Don't Miss Out!!
Next Friday, January 30, is the last day to order your copy of the 2014-2015 Allen Elementary yearbook! This year's edition is 48 pages of full color for only $17.00! Please send your money in by Friday to reserve your copy!

There will be no school this Monday, January 19. 

Parent Center Session: Common Core Math
Why is math so much different now? How do I help my child with his/her homework? What is CGI? Come hear Janice Johnson, Allen Elementary Math Coach, share about Common Core math. Learn strategies to help your child at home and walk away with fun, family math games!

Join us tomorrow in the Parent Center for this great session! 
Friday, January 16 at 12:00.

The school-wide assembly originally scheduled for this afternoon has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, January 20 at 1:30. 

Parent Center Session: Panther Health & Wellness Center
The Panther Clinic is open and offers medical services to all students and families of the Siloam Springs School District. Aron Henderson, coordinator of the clinic, will share what services are available to you and how to enroll! 

Join us in the Parent Center on Friday, December 12 from 12:00-1:00

The PTO meeting for the month of December has been canceled. 

Parent Center Session: The 3 C's of Discipline
Don't miss out on our next Parent Center Session The 3 C’s of Discipline. Choices, Consistency and Character are helpful to keep in mind when our children need our best parenting. Dr. Margo Turner, JBU professor and parent of twins in the Siloam Springs School District, will share practical tips on how discipline can be a win-win in your home. 
Join us this Friday, November 14 at 12:00 in the Allen Parent Center!

We're Having a Food Drive!
From now until Thanksgiving, the first and second graders of Allen Elementary are collecting non-perishable items to help out families in our community. All non-perishable foods may be sent with your student to school. First and second grade students will be competing to see which grade collects the most food! 

It's Red Ribbon Week at Allen!
October 27-30 is Red Ribbon Week. This is a time when we recognize the importance of saying no to drugs! Help us celebrate this fun week by participating in the following "dress up" days:

Monday-Put a Lid on Drugs- Wear a Hat
Tuesday- Love Yourself, Be Drug Free!- RED OUT (Wear LOTS of red!!)
Wednesday- Drugs Can't Find Me- Wear Camouflage
Thursday- Team Up Again Drugs- Wear your favorite team shirt

Our Red Ribbon Week assembly will be Thursday, October 30 at 9:30 in the cafeteria. 

Remember, this is NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 31 for students!

Parents Make a Difference Night!
Please join us for Parents Make a Difference Day and/or Parents Make a Difference Night on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.  Parents will have the opportunity to select and attend sessions on special topics of their choice.  Parents can choose to attend sessions in English or Spanish.  The evening sessions will conclude after our PTO meeting which begins at 6:30 pm in the school library. See the attachments below to view the various sessions that will be offered! We can't wait to see you on this special night!

2014-Parents Make a Difference Night -English
2014-Parents Make a Difference Night -Spanish

Parent Center Event: Meet the Principals!
Join us on October 10th to meet Principal Cindy Covington and Assistant Principal Amy Hufford. They will share about themselves and opportunities for families to become involved at Allen Elementary. There will also be a time to ask questions and learn more about the school. 

Friday, October 10th from 12:00-1:00 in the Allen Elementary Parent Center

Sharing & Caring of Benton County
Before we know it, the holiday season will be upon us! Often times, economic hardships prevent many parents from providing basic needs and Christmas gifts for their children. Sharing & Caring of Benton County is a local organization that provides assistance to families that may need additional help during the holiday season. To be apart of Sharing & Caring of Benton County, please visit the link below to download and fill out an application. Applications will be accepted on Saturday, October 11th, from 10:00am-1:00pm at the Siloam Springs Boys & Girls Club (655 Heritage Court).

Congratulations to our Allen Teacher of the Year!
Congratulations to Jill Hartman who was awarded her Teacher of the Year plaque during September's school board meeting. Mrs. Hartman currently teaches second grade and serves on many committees at Allen to help our school run smoothly. We are so proud of you, Mrs. Hartman!


We're Having a Fundraiser!
Thank you to all of our Allen students and parents who have been working hard on our current fundraiser! Please have all of your fundraiser materials turned into your child's teacher by Tuesday, September 9!

Join us for the first Parent Center Session of the year!
The Allen Elementary Parent Center is kicking off the school year with it's first Parent Center session: Start the Year off Right! Come to learn how to partner in your child's education in order to make this school year a success!

$1.00 Book Sale!
The Allen Elementary Parent Center is sponsoring a $1 book sale! Come check out all of the great books available during open house and the first day of school! 

New Student Reception & Orientation!
Are you new to the Siloam Springs School District? If so, please plan to join us for a new student reception & orientation! 
Who: All newly enrolling students & their parents/guardians
When: Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Where: Allen Elementary Cafeteria
Why: Meet Allen Elementary student ambassadors, teachers, and community resource representatives

Schedule of Events:
-Parents & students meet in the cafeteria and enjoy snacks. 
-Students will enjoy time with school staff while parents learn about our school and resources available in our school and community.
-Students and parents will be reunited for a tour of our school.

Want to get a head start on getting school supplies for the 2014-2015 school year? Current supply lists for the new school year can be found under the "School Information" tab on the left hand side of our website! A link with school supply lists can be found here in both English & Spanish. 

We Love Our Volunteers!
Please join us this Tuesday, May 13 from 11:30-12:00 for a Volunteer Reception. This is our chance to let you know how much we truly appreciate all of the wonderful work you have put into our school this year! The reception will be held in the Allen Elementary library, followed by our May PTO meeting at 12:00. Snacks will be provided.We hope to see you there!

Attention All Parents of Incoming First Graders!!
We are excited about working with you and your child next year at Allen Elementary. You are invited to join us for a Parent Information Meeting on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in the Allen Elementary library. We will offer two sessions for parents that evening.  The first session will be held at 5:00 pm and will be conducted in English. The second session will be held at 6:00 pm and will be conducted in English and translated into Spanish.
-5:00 pm Session – English
-6:00 pm Session – English & Spanish 

See the attached letters for more information.
Kindergarten parent night 2014.pdf
Kindergarten parent night spanish 2014.pdf

Parent Center Event: Blessing Your Child at Home & School
Join us in the Allen Elementary Parent Center April 25 from 12:00-1:00 for our next Parent Center Event! Learn how to bless your child by creating fun traditions and lasting memories!

You're Invited to the Next Parent Session Event:
 "Discipline in Your Home"
Suzann Hernandez, parent trainer from ChildCare Aware, will share two simple tips for effective discipline. She will teach parents how to stop unwanted behaviors in their child and how to start desired behaviors. 

Join us in the Allen Elementary Parent Center this Friday, March 14 from 12:00-1:00 PM.

Help Allen Elementary with a Target REDcard!
Here's how it works: Use or open a Target debit or REDcard account. In addition to saving 5% each time you use it, 1% of your total purchase will go to a school of your choice. After you shop, log into your RED account and enter the receipt information. When prompted, enter Allen Elementary's ID number, 145560. 

Visit the Take Charge of Education site. 

Congratulations, Heather Woodruff!
Congratulations to Allen Elementary second grade teacher (and 2013-2014 teacher of the year), Heather Woodruff, on her National Board Certification! We are so proud of you!!!

The Leader in Me
Check out our new resource tab for The Seven Habits of Happy Kids/The Leader in Me! You'll find resources that you can use at home to help support what your child is learning about being a leader at school. 

The new tab is located on the bottom, left-hand side of your page. 

We are so excited to welcome next year's 1st Graders!!  Please look at the attached file to get to know a little about our school!  We can't wait to meet each one of you!
Welcome to Allen Elementary 2013 English.pdf
Attention Parents!
Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
Click this link to log-in from home:  http://bkflix.grolier.com/
User Name:  sssd
Password:  bookflix

For information on dealing with grief, please click the Parents Tab and go to Resources. 
Monday, October 12
Professional Development Day - No Students
Friday, October 16
End of Quarter 1
Thursday, October 22
Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences
Tuesday, October 27
Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences
Tuesday, November 17
Picture Retake Day