Daily Announcements

Join us for an Evening with the Stars!
Join us this Thursday, April 28 from 5:00-7:30 for an evening of fun, food, and entertainment! All proceeds from this event will help to purchase equipment and supplies for our school. Drinks and food will be available for purchase, as well as a silent auction full of amazing gift baskets that will run throughout the night.

Students should arrive 30 minutes before his or her class is scheduled to perform. The schedule of performances is below:

*Don't forget our online Facebook auction going on over on the Allen Elementary Facebook Page*

Join us for the Last Parent Center Sessions of the Year!
On Friday, April 22, we will be having our last Parent Center Sessions of the year. We will be have TWO sessions on this day! Attend one or both sessions. 

1.12:00-12:30-- "Reading and Math Strategies at Home"
What are some ways to help your child practice reading and math at home and maintain their skills over the summer? Come learn specific skills based on research that will benefit your student. Handouts & door prizes will be given. 

2. 12:30-12:45-- "Panther Health and Wellness Clinic"
The Panther Clinic is open and offers medical services to all students and families of the Siloam Springs School District. Come to this brief meeting to hear what services are available to you and how to enroll.

Parent Center Event: Teaching Economics to Our Kids
What better time to learn about economics than at a young age! Rhonda Pearson, Allen's Library Media Specialist, will put a new spin on how to teach children the importance of saving and spending. Parents will receive activities and see examples of books that they can use at home to teach these important concepts. There will also be a hands-on activity!

See you Friday, February 19 from 12:00-12:30 PM in the Parent Center!

High School Students Teach Our 2nd Graders!

Recently, students from Mrs.Reynold's Spanish 4 class at the high school came over to Allen to work with some of our second grade students. High school students set up different stations within the classroom for the students to rotate between. The students were active, singing, tasting, moving, and engaged as they rotated through the different stations, working to state their opinions on given topics. The students also practiced supporting their opinions with reasons and details. We are very appreciative to Mrs. Reynolds and her students for the time and work they invested! 

Amazeum Field Trip!
Just a Reminder...
This Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday our students will be going on field trips to the Amazeum in Bentonville. The classes will go on the following days:

Wednesday, January 27th
Taylor, Pankey, Hartman, Cameron, Kennedy, Montgomery, Mathe, George, Anderson

Thursday, January 28th
Kooistra, Vanada, Garrison, Chandler, Ward, Carmack, Allen, Honea, Thomas

Friday, January 29th
Jackson, Simpson, Dickinson, Holloway, Cox, Washausen, Siemens, Kidd, Woodruff

Parent Center Event: Internet Safety
"With Great Privilege Comes Great Responsibility"

Technology can be a great tool but with it comes in increased responsibility to teach our kids how to safely use it. Research shows that parents can have a positive and powerful influence in shaping the habits of our children. Join us as we look at specific ways to keep our kids safe in a high-tech world. 

Friday, January 22 from 12:00-1:00 in the Allen Elementary Parent Center

Student Coin Drive
In an effort to help young patients have a good holiday at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, our 2nd grade Discovery students are collecting coins to donate to them. They will be collecting coins until December 17.

2nd Grade Christmas Program
The 2nd grader's of Allen Elementary will be performing their Christmas program on the evening of December 1 at 7:00 PM at the JBU Cathedral of the Ozarks. Be looking for more information to be coming home with your student regarding this event!

It's Fall Party Time!
Fall parties will be held this Friday, October 30.
First grade parties will be held from 1:00-2:00 with the exception of the following classes: Kennedy, George, Anderson, Mathe, & Montgomery. These classes will have their parties from 2:00-3:00
Second grade parties will be held from 2:00-3:00 unless otherwise noted by your child's classroom teacher. 

Just a reminder--Halloween costumes are not to be worn at school. 

It's Time for Parent-Teacher Conferences!
Elementary conferences will be held on Thursday, October 22 and Tuesday, October 27 from 3:30-6:30 PM. Please make sure that you have signed up for a time slot with your child's teacher and make all efforts to attend your student's conference. If you need to reschedule, please contact the Allen office at 479-524-0358 as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you at conferences!

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)

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!

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.
Monday, May 2
School-Wide Assembly
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday, May 9
Field Day
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, May 10
Volunteer Appreciation Reception
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
PTO Meeting
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Thursday, May 12